The Top 7 Best Soundbars for Your Television
Why do you require a new television sound system? We’ve yet to try a new TV that didn’t sound terrible without the addition of some sort of audio attachment. This is primarily due to the way televisions are designed, which makes it more difficult for manufacturers to incorporate good speakers into them.
It’s crucial to get the most out of your viewing experience if you can afford to invest a good money on a new soundbar with a subwoofer. To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of the best soundbars that have been thoroughly tested. We’ve also put together some pointers on how to get the most out of your purchase.
Vizio 2.1 Soundbar with Subwoofer (SB3621N-G8)
Once it comes to offering good sound at a reasonable price, Vizio is one of the top brands in the game, and its most recent 2.1-channel model is a brilliant example of this concept.
Moreover, this Vizio soundbar is stylish and simple to install, and it has a wireless subwoofer that can be hidden behind your couch. (The abbreviation 2.1 stands for “stereo speaker with subwoofer.”)
That is, if you want to use HDMI ARC to control your sound with your TV’s remote control rather than the Vizio remote that comes with it.
Bluetooth, optical cable, and coaxial cable are all available as inputs.
Verdict: Best Value
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)
Sonos’ second-generation Beam may not appear to be all that different from the original, but the acoustic improvement is significant. Because of Sonos’ excellent onboard audio processing, you receive an immersive Dolby Atmos experience. You can use the bar with both Alexa and Google Assistant to do everything from set alarms to inquire about the weather.
Due to the fact that Sonos is compatible with every major streaming service, it may also be used as part of a multiroom audio system.
You can even add extra Sonos speakers as surrounds and a Sonos-made subwoofer for bass later on if you wish to expand your system.
Verdict: The Smartest Soundbar
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar
Sennheiser, the renowned audio brand, took decades to release its first home soundbar. The huge — and massively costly — Ambeo bar features some of the most advanced processing and audio quality we’ve ever heard from a single bar.
The Ambeo leverages its technology to spread sound about your area with complete Dolby Atmos experience, even without the installation of satellite speakers for surround sound. It sounds so wonderful at times that you could think there are tiny speakers floating around the room.
It sounds like the best bar we’ve ever heard. The Ambeo delivers rich, detailed sound regardless of whether you’re watching Netflix Originals or listening to your favorite music. This isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s the pinnacle of tiny home theater audio.
The inputs include 3 HDMI connections (one with ARC), optical, RCA, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and built-in Google Chromecast.
Verdict: Best Luxury Soundbar
Vizio TV Sound System With Dolby Atmos (SB36512-F6)
If you play console games, you know how vital it is to identify an opponent lurking in the shadows behind you. Vizio’s Dolby Atmos soundbar is an economical option for hearing every stride in real space. Atmos bars direct sound upward, widening the soundstage of your TV.
This implies that video game players can overhear just what is going on above them, which is ideal for evading the gun-toting chopper hovering nearby. The package also includes two upward-firing rear surround speakers.
Furthermore, Vizio’s Dolby Atmos soundbar is the most inexpensive Atmos-enabled soundbar combo on the market, at $550, giving it a no-brainer for everyone who appreciates great sound.
The inputs include 2 HDMI connections (one with ARC), 3.5 mm, optical, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and built-in Google Chromecast
Verdict: For less than $600, this is the best option.
The Yamaha YAS-209 is an excellent choice for a soundbar-subwoofer combo that also functions as a smart speaker in your living room. It includes Amazon Alexa, two virtual surround sound settings, Wi-Fi, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth connectivity. From playing Taylor Swift to checking the weather, you can do it all with your voice. For a semi-affordable bar, that’s a lot of features.
At a good price, it also sounds better than it should. The inbuilt subwoofer boosts explosions, footsteps, and your fave bass-heavy tunes, and the sound is nice and clear with outstanding width and depth.
The inputs include 2 HDMI ports (one ARC), optical, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and microphones for Alexa voice control
If you’ve a mini TV in your kitchen or office, or simply live in a small domain, you know how important space is. This is why the new Roku Streambar has piqued my interest. It’s a small soundbar with real stereo sound and an integrated Roku streaming player. The WIRED crew hasn’t spent much time with this one, but based on physical specifications alone, it’s hard to top for small places. No more teeny-tiny television speakers!
Verdict: For Small Spaces
Many people wish for surround sound but lack the space to install specialist surround speakers and a subwoofer. And that’s where Sony’s teeny-tiny bar excels. The HT-X8500 is a single device with a built-in subwoofer and the ability to shoot Dolby Atmos signal’s side and height channels from around space. Sony’s audio processing isn’t quite as excellent as having speakers directly behind or above you, but for $300 (and a single bar), it offers some fairly good sound.
Bluetooth, Optical, and 2 HDMI connections (one with ARC).
That’s the size of this write-up. We believe you now have options in the best Soundbars to give your television a good sound output.