It has been a while since soundbars have been in the spotlight – but they are here to stay. They’ve always been an affordable and convenient way to get better audio from your TV, but now they’re getting more advanced features.
Nowadays, you can find soundbars with built-in subwoofers for fuller sound or models that wirelessly connect to streaming services like Spotify. With all these options, it’s no wonder why consumers are flocking back towards this once-forgotten component of home entertainment systems. The top nine best soundbar brands are listed here. Browse through the list to find out which one will fit your needs!
- ADVANCED ULTRA-SLIM SOUNDBAR & WIRELESS SUB - The Signa S4 with an upgraded 7-driver array and a dedicated full-range center channel delivers True 3D Surround Sound (Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 certified) and the 5.9" sub gives you a WIDE SOUND STAGE AND DEEP BASS.Waterproof : No
- UP-FIRING SPEAKERS FOR HEIGHT ELEVATION - In addition to L/R Tweeters (0.98"), (2) Racetrack Mid Drivers (4.7" x 1.57") and a 0.98" Center, the left/right elevation speakers (2.59") utilize Atmos' height channels for an immersive 3D sound over your head
- POLK’S EXCLUSIVE VOICE ADJUST TECHNOLOGY, along with S4's center channel lets you customize voice levels, so you hear crystal clear dialogues without missing a word. For maximum impact, control the sub and the sound bar's bass using Bass Adjust Technology
- EXCELLENT SOUND AND VALUE - At par with any mid- to high-range sound bars available in the market. At 2.36" tall, the Signa S4 fits most spaces - easily wall-mount it or place in front of your TV. It won’t block your TV’s bottom edge or IR remote sensor
- 1-CABLE SETUP, WORKS WITH ANY TV INCLUDING THE LATEST 8K ULTRA-HD TVs - Get this system up and running in less than 5 minutes—all you have to do is unbox, connect and you are ready to listen. A great addition to your home theater!
- All-new Sonos Arc - Bring all your entertainment to life with the brilliantly realistic sound of Arc, featuring Dolby Atmos. Enjoy control with your TV remote, voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more
- 3D sound with Dolby Atmos - Experience shows, movies, and games with the precise and immersive sound of Dolby Atmos
- Tuned to perfection - Enhanced Trueplay tuning technology optimizes the sound for the unique acoustics of the room
- Immerse yourself in the music - Stream music, radio, podcasts, and more from your favorite services with the Sonos app or Apple AirPlay 2 when the TV is off
- Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback (Full HD (1920x1080) video support may vary based upon host device, file attributes, and other factors.)
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Top 9 Best Soundbar Brands
Located in Irvine, California, Vizio was founded in 2002. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies many times since then and it’s not hard to see why when their products are considered top quality.
In 2012, they were named #3 on BusinessWeek’s list “The Best Small Companies In America.” Vizio sound bars have earned numerous awards from CNET and Wirecutter for being innovative while maintaining a reasonable price point.
- America's #1 Sound Bar* - VIZIO has been filling homes with truly immersive audio for over 10 years, and our sound bars just keep getting better. We are proud to provide our customers with top-tier audio products that bring movies, shows, podcasts, music, and more to life like never before. (*#1 Sound Bar Brand in 1H 2022 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., based on units, Jan. - June 2022 combined.)
- Ultra-Compact 2.0 Design - Experience the performance of larger, more complex home theater systems in a simple, ultra-compact solution designed fit anywhere and blend seamlessly into any environment.
- Bold Performance - Experience rich, clear sound with up to 91dB of total SPL output for performance that belies its size.
- Essential Connectivity & Control - Get setup and listening in seconds with the included cables plus Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming of your favorite music and podcasts.
- 2.0-Channel Sound - Experience a powerful room-filling, true stereo experience ideal for movies, music, and gaming.
- America's #1 Sound Bar* VIZIO has been filling homes with truly immersive audio for over 10 years, and our sound bars just keep getting better. We are proud to provide our customers with top-tier audio products that bring movies, shows, podcasts, music, and more to life like never before. (*#1 Sound Bar Brand in 1H 2022 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, U.S., based on units, Jan. - June 2022 combined.).Mounting Type:Wall Mount.Waterproof : No
- Immersive sound, brought to you by people who love sound. - Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio technologies captivate your senses with realistic sounds above and behind you for performance that completely immerses you in the world of your entertainment.
- It’s psychoacoustics, but you can call it magic. - An optical illusion for your ears, DTS Virtual:X technology delivers the sensation of speakers placed throughout your room, above and behind you, for a sonic landscape that’s remarkably lifelike.
- Your favorites, the way they were meant to be heard. - Lean in and get lost in your favorite content with 98dB of premium audio powered by 6 high-performance speakers. With integrated tweeters and woofers, this sound bar delivers clarity, spaciousness, and impact down to an impressive 50Hz.
- Minimalist design. Maximum impact. - Thanks to built-in dual subwoofers and a fully integrated design, the M-Series All-In-One sound bar needs no external components to sound its best. And at just 36 inches in width, it’ll fit just about anywhere.
Headquartered in Suwon, South Korea, Samsung is a multinational conglomerate company that deals with a variety of electronic goods including home appliances and smartphones.
Their TVs have been around long before soundbars came onto the market but Samsung has made sure their wireless speaker counterparts have just as much of a presence in today’s market.
- DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 DTS VIRTUAL:X: Multi directional sound draws you into the action with Dolby Digital 5.1 capable and DTS Virtual X.Waterproof : No
- BASS BOOST: Boost the bass with a touch of a button.
- BUILT IN CENTER SPEAKER: The built in center speaker delivers enhanced dialogue so you won't miss a word.
- SUBWOOFER INCLUDED: Experience the intensity of action movies with the powerful bass coming from the included subwoofer.
- ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE: Enjoy optimized audio with enhanced voice clarity on all your favorite video content.
- ALL-IN-ONE: Everything you need in a single soundbar with two woofers and tweeters built in, so you can enjoy rich sound that will fill your room
- DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 / DTS VIRTUAL:X: Dolby Digital 5.1 capable creates realistic surround sound by projecting it from all around you, while DTS Virtual: X expands your listening experience without having to add extra speakers
- Q-SYMPHONY: Perfectly synchronized, fully immersive audio floods your room all at once, using every speaker in compatible Samsung TV and soundbars*
- BUILT-IN CENTER SPEAKER: The built-in center speaker is dedicated to delivering enhanced dialogue, so you won't miss a word, no matter how faint the conversation or how intense the background music or action is
- ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE: Enjoy dynamically optimized audio with enhanced voice clarity so you can follow along with action-packed games and blockbuster films
This Japanese company has been in business for over 100 years starting as Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. in 1887. Since the beginning, Yamaha has sold products like pianos and organs to their consumers while constantly improving sound technology along with it.
Their line of home audio equipment includes receivers, amplifiers, speakers, turntables, and more (and they’re usually affordable).
- Built-in subwoofer and passive radiators for surprising bass
- Clear Voice for enhanced dialogue clarity
- Bluetooth streaming for your music and podcasts
- Simple setup with HDMI, optical or aux connections
- Wall-mountable with built-in keyholes
- Built-in subwoofers for deep bass in one slim sound bar.Waterproof : No
- Clear Voice for enhanced dialogue clarity
- DTS Virtual: X virtual 3D surround sound
- Bluetooth streaming that allows easy switching between two devices
- Simple setup with HDMI or optical
Sony is another tech giant that started off producing electronic goods like TVs and radios then grew into something much bigger when they began experimenting with new technologies like CDs and DVDs in the 1980s/90s which eventually led them to become one of the major developers of the Blu-Ray technology probably best known for their PlayStation gaming systems.
Sony is the leading brand in the budget home audio market with affordable soundbars to match their affordability.
- Straight from the theater to your home: easy set-up, built-in tweeter, 2-ch speaker with simple Bluetooth connection
- Deep sound with Bass Reflex speaker
- High power with a slim design that matches any room and is perfect for small living spaces
- Voice enhancement feature is great for TV content with hushed dialogue, or to make conference call participants easier to hear
- Easy TV set up with HDMI ARC
- Get the full effect of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force PRO Front Surround
- Enjoy dimensional sound from Sony’s new up mixer
- Sony | Home Entertainment Connect app
- Experience immersive surround sound from dual built-in subwoofers and three front speakers including a center channel for clear dialogue
- Integrated UI and Soundbar position flexibility with Sony TVs
LG Electronics, Inc., formerly Lucky-Goldstar, is an electronics company based in Korea and founded in 1947. One of the major players in high definition televisions (or smart TVs if you’re into that trend), their presence in this product category shows through their TV to soundbar connectivity allowing for wirelessly streaming music from select smartphones or tablets (and only using one remote).
Read: LG Dolby Atmos Sound Bar
If Google Cast compatibility isn’t enough for you, they also offer subwoofers to produce more bass than other models on this list could ever dream of producing.
- [Immersive 3.1ch Powerful Sound] 3.1 Channel audio with 420W power
- [Premium Sound Solutions] DTS Virtual:X for an immersive sound experience. Meridian Audio Technology partnering up to advance sound. High-Res Audio for more accurate sound and a more enjoyable listening experience.
- [Best Match for LG TVs] LG Sound Bars are engineered to seamlessly enhance LG TV performance and designed to match LG TV. Control the Sound bar with LG TV remote controller and generate high quality sound by LG TV's sound engine.
- [HDMI, Bluetooth] Powerful connectivity with Bluetooth and HDMI in/out
- [Eco Friendly] Eco friendly product in the entire process of manufacturing, using, disposal. Using recycled resin coming from plastic bottle and eliminate the styrofoam, vinyl bag in packaging
- 2.1ch with 100W Total Output Power -With 2.1 channels, 100W and a built-in subwoofer, there's nothing small about the sound.
- Built in Subwoofer + Passive Radiators - The built-in subwoofer and dual passive radiators deliver bold and consistent bass so you can feel everything you watch and listen to.
- Design (Sound Bar 2021) - A sound bar aesthetic that complements both your TV and home decor. Stylish wood-tone side panels, elevated controls, and premium fabric make this a speaker that looks as good as it sounds.
- LG Sound Sync - Sound sync makes connecting your LG TV and sound bar easy and wire free. Your LG compatible devices connect seamlessly using Bluetooth technology — reducing complication and remotes.
- Bluetooth - Stream from wherever you are in your room. Bluetooth provides a range of sound while making it easy to wirelessly connect to your LG Sound Bar.
6. Polk Audio
Located in Lakeville, MN, Polk specializes in producing speakers that are great for all types of audio. Starting with small home theater systems and outdoor speakers then moving on to TV speakers, their products have been around since 1972.
One of their latest releases is a wireless speaker bar that connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to wirelessly stream music throughout the entire house or enjoy it by itself without any need for wiring whatsoever. They also produce soundbars for specific devices such as the PS4 and Xbox One so you can get an immersive audio experience while gaming.
- MAGNIFI NOW WITH 3D AUDIO - Virtual height effects and wireless subwoofer deliver an incredible room-filling and truly immersive 3D listening experience comparable to that of a concert or theater.Waterproof : No.Compatible Devices: Television,Smartphone
- BIGGER, MORE DYNAMIC SURROUND SOUND - Equipped with 6 powerful drivers - (4) 1" x 3" full-range drivers & (2) 0.75" tweeters, MagniFi 2 produces multi-dimensional audio, superior to any traditional sound bar
- Polk's exclusive VOICE ADJUST & SDA TECHNOLOGY let you CONTROL VOICE LEVELS maximizing sound clarity and minimizing voice delays and muzzled sounds, creating an expansive soundstage with realistic imaging
- WIRELESSLY STREAM MUSIC with built-in GOOGLE CHROMECAST from your smartphone and other compatible Bluetooth devices for a multi-room system. Cast your favorite music tracks and enjoy unlimited playback using Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, and more
- UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE WITH 4K and HD TVs - Enjoy a cinematic experience with Dolby Digital & DTS audio, and pristine clarity with Dolby Vision, and INDEPENDENT MODES FOR MOVIES, MUSIC, AND SPORTS bring out the best of home cinema
- A PREMIUM ULTRA-SLIM SOUND BAR WITH INCLUDED WIRELESS SUBWOOFER – 5 powerful full-range drivers deliver BEAUTFUL RICH SOUND WITH DEEP BASS. POLK’S EXCLUSIVE VOICE ADJUST TECHNOLOGY & Dolby Digital Decoding maximizes sound clarity & reduces voice delays.Mounting Type: Tv Sound Bar,Bar Mount.Frequency Response : 45Hz-20Khz.
- EXCELLENT SOUND AND VALUE on par with any mid- to high-range sound bars available in the market. At just over 2" tall, it fits most spaces — easily wall-mount it or place in front of your TV. It won’t block your TV’s bottom edge or IR remote sensor
- UPGRADE YOUR HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE – Watch your favorite shows on your 4K HD Smart TV with exceptional picture quality & crystal clear sound. With numerous connection possibilities, plug in any audio source via HDMI ARC, optical input & AUX
- WIRELESSLY STREAM MUSIC from your favorite streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, and others directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device through the built-in Bluetooth technology
- SET UP YOUR SOUND BAR IN MINUTES — With the included subwoofer, HDMI and optical cables quickly connect your TV to the sound bar. Get set up and listening in minutes
7. Definitive Technology
Founded in 1991 by Tomlinson Holman (the engineer known for creating THX), Definitive Technology produces numerous home entertainment components like receivers and speakers and their latest release is a wireless soundbar that allows you to experience 360 degrees surround sound through just two channels.
Described as “cinematic” for home theaters, it’s an ideal product if you want the most immersive audio experience possible.
- 【6 Speakers & 2 Bass Tubes】DESOBRY sound bar built-in 6 speakers, so the sound will clearer and give you a 3D surrounded experience. The 2 reflect tubes of the soundbar can enhance the bass and reduce vibration. The sound more stable while achieving subwoofer effect.
- 【Multiple Input Soundbar】This soundbar for tv has 5 kinds of wired input. Included HDMI(ARC)/AUX/USB/OPTI/COA, it can meet all the requires you want. NOTE: The HDMI cable need to connect to the TV HDMI jack with ARC function.
- 【Bluetooth Soundbar】Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 can realize fast connection between mobile phone/ pc and sound bar, efficient and stable transmission, and strong anti-interference. The Bluetooth function can remember the last connected device and automatically link.
- 【Built-in DSP and 3 Modes】Sound bar for tv built-in DSP technology that can let different modes sound more stable and accurate. 3 modes: Music, Movie, Game(3D) give you different listen experience.
- 【Easy to Set Up】The back of this soundbar has mountable design, so you can hang it on the wall or put on the table. It has the buttons and remote control, both of them can control the soundbar. Beautiful music makes your life more colorful!!
- Sound bar with Room-filling Sound: Our newest Soundbar with dual high-sensitivity spherical silk film tweeter drivers and 4 imported and advanced full-range drivers, twin craftsman-processed bass reflex tubes deliver room-shaking powerful bass and precise audio and cinematic surround sound. to your living room, with 100W of power, BESTISAN sound bar contributes to intense low frequencies and 110dB of clear sound. BESTISAN sound bars for tv complete your home entertainment with an incredible home theater sound experience.
- Sound Bar with HDMI-ARC Connectivity: HDMI-ARC connection from this compact soundbar to TV has you up and running in minutes. BESTISAN Soundbar also supports Optical, Bluetooth, AUX, USB wired audio input to connect with your TV/Phone/DVD/Game Console. Only HDMI-ARC connection support TV remote or cable remote to adjust the volume or on/off.
- Features Updated Different Equalizers Modes – BESTISAN Sound bar With its 3 distinct sound modes adjusting by using the included remote control, you can fine-tune your audio to match the perfect sound to your ears. Set the soundbar between Music, Movies, Dialogue mode to hear and feel every explosion, instrument, news, and detail with clear and ear-pleasing loudness. Feel and enjoy the surround sound system for
- Slim & Strong Sound Bar With Flexible Mounting – With everything fit inside this powerful sound bar, BESTISAN engineered the sound bar for TV with a diligent matte-black color surface, 34 inches and almost impossibly thin measuring less than 2.5-inch-high. This sleek and slim single sound bar delivers breathtaking stereo sound with deep bass wherever you place it. Comfortably sit in front of your tv or mount the sound bar on the wall for elegant home-theatre setup with mounting bracket included.
- Control your Sound bar remotely: Simple:Except traditional button control, our sound bar supported remote control,very simple to use and operate. Meanwhile,adjusts the treble and bass intensity, switch the music or movie mode you need, meet your different scene.
8. Harman Kardon
Harman International Industries, Incorporated was founded in 1953 by Sidney Harman who had a vision of “enriching human life through meaningful experiences created by technology” largely focusing on car audio systems at the beginning.
Since then they have branched off into numerous products like headphones and speakers for home use which are considered some of the best in their categories. Their soundbars are no different with superior performance to deliver full-range sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and even music streaming using WI-Fi.
- Iconic design
- Extraordinary sound
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- Rich Bass from Powered Subwoofer
- Integrated Bluetooth technology for high performance wireless connectivity
- 6 Inch (150 millimeter) down firing sub woofer for deep bass
- Eight full range transducers for crystal clear sound
- Elegant touch controls for volume and mute
- Awe inspiring industrial design
Since 1946, Klipsch has been producing speakers that were originally built to last and that’s what they’re still doing today. With a range of speakers from small soundbars to large home theater systems for rooms with high ceilings, their products are made with durability in mind while delivering superior top-notch audio.
Since moving into the smart speaker market a couple of years ago, they’ve also begun offering quality soundbars that can be controlled using voice commands through Amazon Alexa. If you have the budget for it, take a look at their Reference series which offer incredible performance but then again their entry-level models like the Klipsch TV Speaker (or even Apple TV Speaker ) will not disappoint if your wallet is on the lighter side.
- 45 inches 3.1 Soundbar With 10 inches Wireless Subwoofer
- Best-In-Class 600W Peak Power
- HDMI-ARC: Single Cable, Single Remote Control
- 5.1 Decoding for Virtualized Surround Sound
- Powerful audio performance with deep, theater-like sub-bass and crisp high-end definition
- 40” 2.1 Soundbar with 8” wireless subwoofer.Mounting Type: Wall Mount
- 400W peak power
- HDMI-ARC: Single-cable, single-remote control
- 5.1 decoding for virtualized surround sound
- Class-leading 8” Subwoofer
If you are in the market for a quality soundbar, there are many brands to choose from. The 9 best soundbar brands on this list all have their strengths and weaknesses but ultimately they will all provide an immersive audio experience that is sure to delight your ears while watching movies or playing games.
While some models may be more expensive than others, it’s important to keep in mind what features you need before making any purchase so you can get the most out of your money. So take advantage of these wonderful brands and find the soundbar that’s right for you!