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The Best Soundbars (Of 2017) from High End to Great Value Soundbars

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Everything about flat screen TVs is great but all of them have one big problem. All such TVs cannot produce good sound especially on the bass side. This is the price you pay for the slimness which seriously compromises on the space required by speakers to produce a good sound.

Sound bars are an excellent choice to get a fantastic sound easily. They are portable, elongated speaker systems which have more depth than TV and hence can produce excellent sound.

They come in different shapes, sizes and price point, and with lots of different features.

Let’s see 38 best soundbar 2017 and see different available options.

Let’s start from the premium and most expensive sound bars which start from just below $2000.

 

Yamaha YSP-4300 Digital Sound Projector,   Price $1799.95

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Yamaha is one of the top brands for sound bars. YSP-4300 is one of their high end sound bars. This elegant looking sound bar is only 3 3/8 inch (86 mm) and hence can be placed in front of the TV without blocking the screen. It has 22 array speakers plus two powerful woofers produce extremely good quality sound. It comes with a wireless subwoofer for the clear and powerful bass.

USPs:

  • This sound bar comes with true 7.1 channel surround sound which Yamaha creates by their in-house ‘digital sound projector’ technology.
  • Its ‘IntelliBeam’ technology keeps monitoring and analyzing the sound and keeps adjusting the level and frequency responses of the beams to ensure that you get optimum multi-channel sound.
  • It also has IR repeater which will pass on TV remotes signal to TV just in case it blocks the TVs sensor.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 324 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

We will now move into below $1500 category of sound bars.

 

Paradigm Shift SoundScape, Price $1499

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When this sound bar was launched in 2012, it was immediately all over the place, with literally all trusted and well known review websites using the phrase “the best sound bar” consistently to describe this sound bar.

So it isn’t surprising that it won AVForums’ ‘highly recommended award’. The company named it as soundScape suggesting landscape with sound, and it does this excellently. This sound bar is ideal for 50 inch and above sized flat panel TVs.

USPs:

  • It has 7 speakers. You can imagine the kind of sound landscape it can create for surround effect as well as for the loudness and to make it completely immersive
  • It has Bluetooth with aptX coding which allows high quality streaming from any room. So you can freely put your device on charging in some other room and listen to the music in the room where the sound bar is kept.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 50 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

 

Monitor Audio – ASB-2 – AirStream Sound Bar, Price $1200

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This is one of those things which never end once they are launched. Even though launched in 2013, this is still one of the favorites. This sound bar has been awarded as the best sound bar from AVTechMedia in 2013, for the high end sound bar category.

Also, it is one of the few sound bars which several trusted review sites such as tech radar, trusted reviews, what’s HiFi?, have unanimously recommended and supported positively. It is because it is much more than only a sound bar for TV.

USPs:

  • It comes with all wireless technologies such as Apple AirPlay, DLNA, and UPnP which allows users to play their audio contents virtually from every device or stream it to the sound bar.
  • Even if you don’t have network access, you can still play your audio to this sound bar by using its ‘Airstream Direct’ technology.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 160 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Definitive Technology W Studio Sound bar, Price $1017.88

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This impressive sound bar is for those who love minimalistic designs and approaches. It features a slim form factor with end caps made of solid aluminum and every part of it having a nice elegant finish.

It is elegant and minimalistic not only in looks, but also in its features and functions. Unlike many of other sound bars in this category, this sound bar doesn’t have unnecessary bells and whistles.

It has only the core functions needed from a sound bar, and it delivers on those functions beautifully. This is one of their high end sound bars.

USPs:

  • It has proprietary Spatial Array technology which gives a hi-definition room filling 5.1 channel surround.
  • It has three 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters for the higher spectrum of audio, six 3-inch woofers for creating powerful and clear mid range, and one 8-inch compact wireless subwoofer for the deep, rich and punchy bass.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 200 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Below sound bars are priced below $1000.

Sony HTST9 7.1 Sound Bar, Price $998

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It is impossible that Sony is not mentioned when talking about audio systems. Sony HTST9 is one of the best wireless soundbar for TV.

This Google cast ready sound bar from Sony, which has been tuned by Hollywood sound engineers, gives 7.1 channel surround sound from its 10 speakers which are powered by 7 powerful discrete digital amplifiers which will definitely fill you completely inside awesome sound.

USPs:

  • It has HDMI with support for HDCP 2.2 which allows you to connect this sound bar also when watching copyright protected 4K contents such as movies.
  • The LDAC support in Bluetooth enhances the data transmission capability by 3 times which gives an enhanced wireless listening experience across all your devices.
  • With its SongPAL Link app functionality, you can easily control and expand your music on compatible speakers spread across your home. So let your music follow you in whichever room you want to.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 800 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Harman Kardon SABRE SB35, Price $918.99

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One of the special things about this sound bar is its thickness; or rather I should say thinness. It is merely 32 mm thick! This means it can easily fit under or over your flat screen TV and It will also look great.

This Sabre sound bar, which is ideal for 40 inch and larger flat screen TVs, comes with a wireless subwoofer which is also ultra thin. It is a paradox. The sound quality of this Harman sound bar is a big surprise considering its thinness.

USPs:

  • Despite being so thin, it gives perfect sound, even in the bass range.
  • You can connect it with your TV by the HDMI cable, and you can also connect your other devices such as mobile phones, tablets etc by Bluetooth.
  • This beautiful and classy looking black and grey sound bar comes with two Harman surround sound options, the Harman virtual sound and Wave sound. This gives you the flexibility to choose which one you like more rather than getting stuck with only one surround option as with the other sound bars.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 100 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

KEF HTF8003, Price $899.99

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This Black glossy stylish looking sound bar from KEF is suitable for 42 inch or bigger flat screen TVs. Inside its aluminum casing it has two 2 inch woofers and one 3 inch speaker for bass and midrange. This sound bar is ideal for those people who want a fantastic looking sound bar and want to save on space.

USPs:

  • The in-house and patented Uni-Q technology places tweeter in the acoustic centre of bass and midrange.
  • This spreads the sound evenly in all directions, so everyone in the room enjoys the sound with same richness, not only those who are in the center or in the ‘sweet spot’.
  • The small aluminum enclosure hides one 3 inch speaker for bass and mid range, two 2 inch woofers, and 0.6 inch tweeter for high frequencies in the audio, all of them powered by amplifiers supporting Uni-Q technology.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 100 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Atlantic Technology H-PAS PowerBar 235, Price $899

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Can you imagine a real rock solid deep bass without a subwoofer? Yes, this is possible if you purchase Atlantic technology enabled H-PAS PowerBar 235. This is a very good wireless soundbar for TV.

USPs:

  • This 43 inch long sound bar has in-house HPAS technology for bass system. This technology delivers deep, thumping, distortion free bass without the need of any subwoofer.
  • This boxy looking sound bar comes with an OSD which many sound bars lack but the trend is catching up. An OSD is always helpful to know what the sound bar is doing, for example which audio source it is connected to, or what is the current volume level etc. As the sound bar can be either placed on a table with right side up, or it can be wall mounted, which means kind of upside down, the OSD of this sound bar is designed such that it can be flipped around. This ensures that it can be read correctly irrespective of how the sound bar is positioned. Without such flipping, reading the OSD will be very difficult when it is upside down. So this small common sense approach form the company side is quite nice and very practical.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 80 Watts RMS
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes (with BTAA-50 adaptor sold separately)
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro Ultra-Slim Sound Bar, Price $799

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This sound bar from Definitive Technology is ultra slim. With height of merely 1.75 inch, this dark aluminum topped sound bar blends seamlessly into the environment without obstructing the lower edge of the flat screen TV. Unlike other sound bars, this sound bar is virtually invisible which is super cool because sound bar is for listening, not seeing.

USPs:

  • It has three 1 inch aluminum dome teeters, and four 3 inches mid range woofers which gives the perfect soundstage. It comes with an 8 inch downward firing wireless subwoofer which gives perfect bass experience irrespective of where it is kept.
  • This lovely sound bar can connect to your home WiFi network which enables you to stream all your favorite online music services such as Spotify and Pandora, or you can also stream your favorite music from your personal digital music collection.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 200 Watts (with separately purchasable subwoofer)
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

MartinLogan Motion Vision Gloss, Price $799

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As rightly described by the company as ‘sleek and sculptural all in one system’, this sound bar is for those who don’t want the clutter of five speakers of a home theater system, and yet don’t want to compromise on the surround sound effects.

This sound bar packs four 4 inch woofers, and three advanced resolution folded motion tweeters, with each of them driven by a dedicated amplifier

USPs:

  • The folded motion tweeters squeeze air and requires almost 90% less excursion compared to the usual 1 inch aluminum dome tweeter which are used by almost all other sound bar companies. Because of the lesser excursion required to drive them, these folded motion tweeters responds very fast and also has significantly less distortion. Lesser excursion also translates to better life of the speakers
  • It features all connection options namely digital optical, digital coaxial, and analog stereo inputs. This allows effortless connection with any devices and external sources such as Blue-ray/CD/DVD players, gaming consoles, satellite receivers and so on.
  • While front left, front right and center channels are delivered by dedicated folded motion tweeters and high performance woofers, the rear left and rear right channels are beautifully simulated resulting in an immersive 5.1 chaneel surround sound experience.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 100 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Philips B5/37 Fidelio Soundbar, Price $699

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This beautiful curvy sound bar uses detachable wireless sub-woofer like others but it also has detachable rear speakers. When appropriately positioned, these speakers create amazing natural surround sound.

USPs:

  • It has built-in Dolby Digital and Pro Logic II decoder. This eliminates the need to get or use external and maybe extra equipment for decoding these audio formats.
  • In this sound bar, Philips has used premium category soft dome tweeters. This combined with Philips proprietary Crystal Clear Sound technology gives one of the most natural and rich sound.
  • It has audiophile grade drivers and it is calibrated for spatiality. This means you will always get balanced and dynamic sound.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 210 Watts @ 30% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes with aptX and AAC which helps in streaming, plus NFC helps in extremely quick pairing.
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Bose SoundTouch 300 sound bar, Price $699

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This is one of the best wireless soundbar in this price range. This sound bar has glass top and perforated metal grille makes it look classy and solid, and makes it really stand apart from the crowd. While other sound bars may be using commercially available speakers, Bose has used custom shaped speakers in this sound bar which gives big sound despite keeping a low profile. Bose has packed it with several in-house technologies based on specialized acoustic algorithms

USPs:

  • ADAPTiQ technology automatically calibrates the sound bar to your room. So no matter how your room is, you will always get the best quality sound and that too across the room.
  • QuietPort technology ensures that you get distortion free bass.
  • PhaseGuide makes you experience sounds even from those directions where you know that there are no speakers.

Specifications:

  • Power output: (This information isn’t available in the specifications of the product. Please contact the company directly to know more)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes, with NFC pairing
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

SONOS PLAYBAR TV Sound Bar, Price $699

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This sound bar from Sonos is one of the best value soundbar. This is one of the easiest to set up sound bars. Sonos has made it so easy that they give merely two cables (one power cord and one optical cord) in the box. Subwoofer for this sound bar is available separately so people who don’t want subwoofer don’t have to pay for it just because it is in the box.

USPs:

  • It has built-in sensors and smart software to enhance listening experience. The software updates itself so that you are always on the cutting edge of sound technologies.
  • Sonos has a free app which can be used to quickly find your favorite music in any streaming service, and then it can be streamed to the playbar while playbar is also connected to your home Wi-Fi.
  • It is your music, so it’s your choice whether you want same music in all rooms or different music in different rooms. This sound bar will let you play however you want.

Specifications:

  • Power output: (This information isn’t available in the specifications of the product. Please contact the company directly to know more)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

 

Samsung HW-J8500R Curved Wireless Sound bar, Price $697

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This soundbar nicely snuggles up and seamlessly fits the SUHD/UHD 65 feet and 78 feet series 6 of Samsung curved TVs. It has a dedicated center speaker which greatly improves the listening experience for dialogues. Subwoofer for this sound bar is available separately so pay for it only if you need it and only after you are happy with the sound bar.

USPs:

  • The dedicated center speaker, together with the side firing speakers, fills the entire room with rich and immersive sound.
  • This sound bar has 9 speakers, and together with these speakers it creates the wonderful 9.1 channel surround sound.
  • This sound bar doesn’t down sample the HD audio. So the sound retains the original 96 KHz 24 bit fidelity.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 350 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Polk Audio Omni SB1 Plus, Price $699.96

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The Omni SB1 plus belongs to Polks Omni collection, which is a series of wireless products which lets you play your music in any room with your phone, tablet or computer. The Omni SB1 Plus sound bar comes complete with its 8 inch wireless subwoofer in the box which effortlessly gives deep, room filling bass.

USPs:

  • It has built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 decoders. So you don’t need extra and external equipment to play such contents having these audio formats. It also means that even if you don’t have a device which is capable of playing these audio formats, still you will not miss out on the amazing surround effect for which Dolby Digital is known worldwide.
  • This sound bar as proprietary Voice Adjust technology. Using this technology the user can isolate and customize the voice channel level to make it sound the way he/she wants and therefore not miss out on any word in your favorite TV program.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 350 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

ZVOX SB700 aluminium sound bar, Price $699

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This sound bar from ZVOX has not one, but two in-built subwoofers. This is one of those few sound bars which are designed for full range of audio including special focus on the speech spectrum. The beauty of this sound bar is that it can give the same audio quality with several devices which can connect to it via Bluetooth. The aptX technology in Bluetooth enables 3z band width.

USPs:

  • The subwoofers are pre-integrated with AccuVoice MegaBass technology. With this combination, the SB700 sound bar can produce a great bass, down until 38 Hz, without needing any external subwoofer. This is the only sound bar which can do this.
  • The AccuVoice feature is based on technologies used in hearing aids. Thus, it can shape the sound such that the dialogues are crystal clear.
  • The PhaseCue virtual surround system creates a 3D sound experience thereby eliminating the need of more external speakers to get such experience.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 140 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Sony HT-RT5 sound bar, Price $679.7

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The Sony HT-RT5 sound bar comes with two wireless rear speakers. So these, together with a subwoofer create a real surround sound. This sound bar supports a wide range of wireless technologies enabling you to connect any of your devices and stream the audio to this sound bar.

Because of the features that it has, and the trust of Sony brand, I would say that this sound bar is the best value soundbar in this category.

USPs:

  • It has built-in decoders for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD which enables you to experience these fantastic HD audio formats without needing external equipment which can decode these formats.
  • It has 3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI ARC output, a USB input, optical, digital and analogue connections. This enables you to play from any input device

Specifications:

  • Power output: 550 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Let’s now check out sound bars which are priced at or below $650.

Atlantic Technology FS3 sound bar, Price $650

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This loudspeaker system from Atlantic Technology is a high fidelity speaker system. It has 3 channel passive left, center and right speakers. FS3 has six 3 inch built-in woofers and three 3/4 inch silk dome tweeters.

USPs:

  • As mentioned earlier, it has passive left, center and right speakers, which means that these speakers don’t have internal amplifiers. This enables people to use their favorite amplifiers provided it supports the recommended power range of this sound bar which ranges from 10 Watts to 125 Watts per channel.
  • This sound bar provides quite good frequency response from 100 Hz to 20 KHz with +/- 3 dB.
  • FS3 is supported by audiophile quality crossover network; therefore this sound bar produces vibrant and rich sound in which every detail can be heard easily with same clarity.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 125 Watts per channel
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Yamaha YAS-201 sound bar, Price $599.99

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This is Yamahas high quality sound bar and it is among the top rated sound bars in mid range category. This sound bar comes with its own active subwoofer.

USPs:

  • Yamaha has packed the A-YST II technology in the subwoofers to enable them produce powerful deep thunderous bass
  • On one hand AIR SURROUND EXTREME technology reproduces the 7.1 channel surround sound effect with excellent sound positioning and distinct separation between channels and on the hand Clear Voice technology ensures that irrespective of any settings or content, the speech is always audible and clear.
  • It has built-in decoders for Dolby Digital and DTS Digital surround audio formats. So you get the full effect of contents having such audio.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 160 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Harman Kardon SB26 Sound bar, Price $599.95

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This beautiful sound bar is ideal for flat screen TVs having sizes 32 inch to 44 inches. It comes with its own wireless subwoofer which together with 4 woofers and 2 tweeters from the sound bar gives amazing powerful room filling sound. It is extremely easy to set up. It comes with two HDMI inputs and one HDMI output with ARC support. This translates to just one cable connection with your flat panel TV.

USPs:

  • The SB26 sound bar delivers the well known Harman Display virtual surround sound which gives the immersive experience equivalent to the experience of watching a movie at a multiplex.
  • It can connect to any device via the built-in TrueStream Bluetooth technology.
  • This sound bar works with the free Harman app which helps in easy setup, controlling features, and for content management.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 100 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Denon HEOS HomeCinema sound bar, Price $599

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This stylish looking sound bar from HEOS has bi-amplified mid woofers (for mid range) and tweeters (for high frequency sounds). The high quality hardware is nicely married to similar high quality advanced software which enables it to deliver truly Hi-fidelity audio.

The speakers in this sound bar are supported by proprietary advanced DSP processing, which working in perfect sync with the wireless subwoofer, delivers impeccable immersive virtual surround sound.

USPs:

  • In addition to the truly immersive surround sound, this sound bar has built-in decoders for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS formats.
  • Its multi room feature includes playing different music in different rooms or same music in all rooms and even combines rooms to play perfectly synchronized music in those rooms.
  • Using the free app for Android and iOS, you can easily stream music from several sources over the internet or the local content from your device.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 130 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: Yes

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 sound bar, Price $599

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This is Definitive Technologies brilliant answer to the age old problem of how to get a fantastic surround sound without using many speakers. The answer to this question is the Spatial Array technology which is developed, patented and trademarked by Definitive Technology. This sound bar also incorporates this technology.

USPs:

  • The Solo Surround Array (SAA) series of speakers used in this sound bar incorporate the Spatial Array technology which optimizes the positions of the five virtual channels such that it gives illusion of presence of five actual speakers.
  • While several other sound bars create surround effect by reflecting sound on walls, ceiling etc and monitoring and analyzing the results, the SAA doesn’t depend on sound being bounced around the room. Thus you will get same excellent audiophile level surround sound quality irrespective of any room, or any changes in the room.
  • To add to this is its super nice frequency response going from 50 Hz to 30 KHz.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 175 watts per channel
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Klipsch Reference RSB-11, Price $599

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This sound bar is made for past, present and future. It is 4K ready. It has 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs which are compatible with HDCP2.2 standard. It has one HDMI2 2.0 output which allows it to be connected to any of your devices such as blue-ray player, gaming consoles etc. In case your TV doesn’t support HDMI, you can still connect this sound bar through it optical digital (TOSLink) and analog inputs.

USPs:

  • At the heart of its superb sound quality are four 2.5 inch cone woofers made of composite fiber which gives very nice mid range frequencies, and two 3/4 inch soft dome tweeters which are mated to two 90 degree x 90 degree Tracktrix horns enabling them to deliver clear and crip high frequencies.
  • The woofers and tweeters are also has DSP controlled crossover delivered by separate amplifier channels.
  • Its wireless subwoofer can deliver up to 200 watts for bursts of peak signals.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 135 watts on continuous use
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Polk Audio SB 5500, Price $545.32

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This sound bar is an example of big thing coming in small size. Looking at its sub-woofer no one will be able to guess that it can deliver 80 watts of sound. The sound bar is also equally classy looking as its wireless subwoofer.

USPs:

  • Simplicity in terms of design and functionality.
  • The built-in proprietary technology automatically calibrates and optimizes the TV audio to ensure that you get the best audio experience.
  • This sound bar is extremely easy to connect and configure. Two power cords and optical cable are already included in the package. That is all you will need to connect.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 180 watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

NAKAMICHI SHOCKWAFE PRO, Price $524.04

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The features and price tradeoff makes it one of the best value soundbar. This sound bar boasts about everything related to sound, be it sound quality or loudness or surround sound effects. This sound bar ticks the entire list of how sound should be.

USPs:

  • It has 5 individually sealed speaker chambers, each having a separate DSP chipset. This when combined with the exclusive surround effects tweeters creates incomparably realistic 7.1 channel surround sound.
  • Because of its ported vent design, the subwoofer can deliver as low as 35 Hz. This not only makes every rumble to be heard, it also makes rumbles to be felt.
  • The package also includes two rear satellite speakers which add to the sound quality and surround effect.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 400 watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Going downwards with pricing, below sound bars are priced below $500.

VIZIO S5451w-C2 sound bar, Price $499.99

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Even though quite old, it still sells like hot cake. Inarguably it is the best wireless soundbar. This sound bar comes with its wireless subwoofer and the two rear speakers for surround sound.

USPs:

  • It comes pre-integrated with Vizios proprietary deep bass module, which produces very low bass ranges giving you that room filling thump.
  • It is 54 inch long, therefore it can efficiently disperse and project sound in all directions.
  • It also has a center speaker dedicated to speech part of the audio spectrum. This gives enhanced dialogue delivery.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 104 Watts which is delivered at less than 1% harmonic distortion
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

JBL Cinema SBL 400 sound bar, Price $499.95

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This no frills sound bar from JBL is 43 inches long. It has four 2-1/4 inch woofers and two 1 inch tweeters.

USPs:

  • HARMAN Display Surround technology which creates a 3D listening experience from merely two channels
  • The dual position equalization feature optimizes the audio for any location where it is placed, be it kept on the table, or hung up on the wall.
  • It has built-in Dolby Digital decoder.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 200 Watts (from subwoofer)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

KEF HTF7003 sound bar, Price $459.99

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This stylish sound bar has very thin profile which matches depth of almost all flat panel TVs. Its aluminum casing encloses two 2 inch woofers and one 19mm HF driver. It is designed to deliver sound which accurately pans according to the action happening on the screen.

USPs:

  • KEFs UNi-Q technology which spreads the sound evenly in all directions so that everyone in the room can enjoy the audio in same quality.
  • Heightened viewing and listening experience due to the hardware design in which triplet of driver is repeated three times across the center channel speaker.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 100 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: No
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Pioneer SP-SB23W Andrew Jones sound bar, Price $399.99

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As mentioned by CNET also, this is the best sound bar in budget category. Inside its cabinet it has four 3 inch structured surface mid woofers and two 1 inch soft dome tweeters. Each speaker is powered by a dedicated 28 watt amplifier. This compact sound solution produces remarkable stereo imaging and superior dynamic range. It has built in Dolby Digital decoder.

USPs:

  • Composite wood enclosure which gives the rich faithful natural sound.
  • Completely designed by Andrew Jones who is famous a speaker engineer known to design award winning speakers, and who considered as audio master in industry.
  • Three surround modes for selective listening for music, movies and dialogue.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 50 Watts (wireless subwoofer)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Here are under $300 sound bars

AudioSource S3D650 sound bar, Price $299.99

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This budget sound bars installation and setup is simply plug-and-play. It comes with two subwoofers which makes it a good deal at the given price point. Its main beauty is in its simplicity in looks, usage and functionality.

USPs:

  • It has all connectivity which is required namely Bluetooth and HDMI, which makes this sound bar usable with a wide variety of devices.
  • Its proprietary surround sound technology, which is based on principles of Wave Field Synthesis (WFS), creates 360 degree field of sound waves which feels as if sound is coming from everywhere.
  • This surround technology doesn’t need any particular placements, nor does it create any sweet sports. The sound is the same across the room irrespective of the position of people or sound bar or room dimension.

Specifications:

  • Power output: 200 Watts (total)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Bose Solo 5 Sound bar, Price $279.99

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As expected from Bose, this sound bar can also be called as minimalistic in terms of look and feel. It is small size therefore it is good for small TVs.

USPs:

  • It has an auto-wake feature. If this feature is turned on, then the Solo 5 keeps listening on the default connected device connectors. If it gets some signals, it will wake up automatically. So, for example, if you have connected your TV with it, then as soon as you will turn on your TV, Solo 5 will wake up by itself immediately which adds to your convenience,
  • It comes with a preset ‘dialog’ mode, which when enabled enhances the speech section of the audio, thereby making all dialogs very clear to hear.
  • Extremely easy setup. It can be done in the time we can speak “plug-n-play”. There is only one cable to be connected to the TV and the system automatically knows which one you have used.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: (This information isn’t available in the specifications of the product. Please contact the company directly to know more)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

LG SH5B 2.1 Channel Sound Bar, Price $207.00

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his 2.1 channel sound bar is suitable for 43 inch and larger sized flat panel TVs. It comes with a wireless subwoofer for incredible better bass.

USPs:

  • It has one of the highest output SPL power in its category.
  • Its Adaptive Sound Control feature automatically detects what is playing (example new, concert, movie etc) and automatically adjusts the sound settings to create the ideal listening experience. This is a great feature at this price point.
  • It supports auto music playback over BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), which saves battery of the device from where streaming is happening.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 320 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Now we are reached below $200 sound bars.

 

Seiki SB102N Super Slim Bluetooth Sound Bar, Price $197.57

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Selki SC102N is a slim design sound bar. IT has extremely easy installation which is just like plug-n-play. It gives 2.1 channel output with built-in subwooder.

USPs:

  • Slim design in this category which enables you to use it without taking too much space.
  • SD card slot to play your media directly from the SD card.
  • The sound bar also functions as FM radio.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 40 Watts (total)
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

VIZIO SB3821-D6 SmartCast, Price $165.95

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This 38 inch sound bar from Vizio comes with a wireless subwoofer. It can produce frequencies as low as 50 Hz which will deepen every roar of the lion, every explosion, every crash and even rustling of leaves.

USPs:

  • It has pre-integrated DTS and Dolby Digital decoders which helps you to get the surround effects from these contents.
  • SmartCast has Google Cast built-in which allows you to cast your favorite content to the TV or sound bar
  • It produces 100 dB rooms filling sound.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: (This information isn’t available in the specifications of the product. Please contact the company directly to know more)
  • Bluetooth Support:
  • Wi-Fi Support:

 

The following sound bars are priced below $150.

 

Samsung HW-F551 2.1-Channel 310 Watt Soundbar, Price $150

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This sound bar from Samsung is suitable for TVs of 46 inch of above sizes. Beca8use this sound bar is fashioned from metal stylish itself it looks very stylish and stylish.

The same can be safe about its wireless subwoofer, which in its glossy grey finish and all clean surfaces looks classy.

USPs:

  • It’s one of the slimmest sound bars in this category.
  • It has Sound Share function which allows sending a file from a compatible Samsung TV to the Sound bar.
  • Samsungs proprietary 3D sound plus which adds depth and widens the sound

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 310 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Salute 24 Inch 2.2 Channel sound bar, Price $138.87

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This black color sound bar from Salute has a blue LCD display which looks super cool. This sound bar can produce 80 dB of sound that too with less than 0.8% harmonic distortion. This should tell you how amazingly clear the sounds will be.

USPs:

  • The casing is made of wood which helps to produce natural sound,
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.0. This means that all your latest devices which have this latest Bluetooth technology will be connect and talk to this sound bar in this most efficient version of Bluetooth.
  • Its frequency response range is from 50Hz to 20KHz, Consequently it can deliver deep bass.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 80 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Till now we have seen sound bars which were priced above $100. But there are sound bars even cheaper. Below are such sound bars which are priced under $100.

Apex Digital ASB-900 Soundbar, Price $99.95

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This is one of those devices which packs lots for quite less price. This 40 inch soundbar delivers surprisingly good and balanced sound for its class.

USPs:

  • Nice frequency response ranging from 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
  • LED readout display.
  • Easy to pair with any device. It comes with 2 Aux cables, 2 PCM digital cables and it also has streaming capabilities via Bluetooth.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 250 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

ElecSoul LP-08 Sound bar, Price $34.89

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This is one of the budget sound bars. This 16 inch sound bar comes with lots of unique features. For example it has a microphone and you can take voice calls with this sound bar if it is connected to your phone.

USPs:

  • It supports Bluetooth 3.0
  • Supports TF cards
  • It has rechargeable batteries which enables you to take it along with you when you go out with friends and family

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 10 Watts
  • Bluetooth Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Support: No

Conclusion

These were the top trending and history making sound bars, each being different and unique from the other one. Even though providing the same main functionality, each of these is special in its own way.

I hope that you would have noticed the amazing range of features, functions, hardware design, physical design, and the exquisiteness and passion with which all manufacturers of sound bars make their products.

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