Best Soundbar Brands

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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.

Top 10 Soundbar Brands

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!

SaleBestseller No. 1
Samsung |HW-Q600A | 3.1.2ch | Soundbar | w/Dolby Atmos/DTS:X | 2021
  • DOLBY ATMOS / DTS:X - Theater-quality sound that fires from the front, side and above for true audio immersion.
  • TRUE 3.1.2CH SOUND - The complete audio entertainment experience with 3 channels, 1 subwoofer and 2 up-firing channels.
  • Q-SYMPHONY - Perfectly synchronized, fully immersive QLED TV and soundbar audio.
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND - Optimizes voice clarity and sound to video content.
  • SAMSUNG ACOUSTIC BEAM - Panoramic audio that dynamically moves with the action.
Bestseller No. 2
Bose Smart Soundbar 900 Dolby Atmos with Alexa Built-In, Bluetooth connectivity - Black
  • Latest Bose soundbar — It’s the most immersive Bose voice control soundbar yet. Two custom-engineered upfiring dipole speakers work with Bose technologies to make it feel as if sound is coming from every direction — even overhead
  • Dolby Atmos soundbar — This wireless Bluetooth soundbar lends an extra dimension of height to your sound. Proprietary Bose TrueSpace spatial processing analyzes and upmixes sounds for an enveloping listening experience in Dolby, stereo, and more
  • Sleek design — From material quality to construction and finishes to controls, Bose obsessed over every detail to produce a Bluetooth soundbar speaker that looks as astonishing as it sounds
  • Built-in voice assistants (Alexa and Google Assistant) — Noise-rejecting microphones work together to listen in every direction for your commands, even when the music’s playing loudly. For times when you want privacy, just disable the microphones with the mic-off button
  • Voice control soundbar — Exclusive Bose Voice4Video technology expands your voice capabilities like no other smart soundbar can. In addition to controlling your Dolby Atmos soundbar, you can control your TV, cable and more with just your voice

Top 9 Best Soundbar Brands

1. Vizio

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
VIZIO 2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar with Dolby Audio, DTS:X, Bluetooth, Includes Remote Control - SB3620n-H6
  • Low-Profile 36” Design - Provides a wider soundstage and fills the space beneath larger screen sizes.
  • Room-Filling Performance - Experience rich, clear sound with up to 91dB of total SPL output for performance that is beyond 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.
  • Full-Range Speakers - 2 full-range speakers in the sound bar provide rich, clear sound.
SaleBestseller No. 2
VIZIO Sound Bar for TV, 36” 5.1 Surround Sound System for TV with Wireless Subwoofer and Bluetooth, Channel Home Theater Home Audio Sound Bar – SB3651-F6
  • True 5.1 listening: enjoy True 5.1 surround sound with the included rear Surround sound speakers and a wireless subwoofer. 3 channel sound bar: A 3 channel sound bar boosts your TV audio and delivers crystal clear dialogue
  • Note: Please refer Troubleshooting steps at pg. 36 in user manual
  • Wireless subwoofer: experience room-shaking bass with the wireless subwoofer. Sound Pressure Level - 101dB
  • DTS virtual: X - Delivers virtual overhead sound For an immersive sound experience
  • Wi-Fi Streaming: experience higher quality audio streaming over your home’s Wi-Fi network, without interruptions from phone calls or texts compared to Bluetooth

2. Samsung

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.

Bestseller No. 1
Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio (2021) , Black
  • SUBWOOFER INCLUDED - Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box All-in-one
  • BASS BOOST - Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE - Enhanced audio tracking for your content in real time, with technology that equalizes background music and consistent volume control
  • BLUETOOTH TV CONNECTION - Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly
  • GAME MODE - Boost your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the action on-screen and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions
Bestseller No. 2
SAMSUNG HW-Q60T 5.1ch Soundbar with 3D Surround Sound and Acoustic Beam (2020) , Black
  • 3D SURROUND SOUND - The powerful 3D surround sound of DTS Virtual: X turns your living room into a theater.
  • SAMSUNG ACOUSTIC BEAM - Acoustic Beam technology delivers sound that seems to come from precisely where the action is happening
  • Q-SYMPHONY - Syncs your Q-Series Soundbar speakers with your Samsung QLED TV speakers for the most immersive sound
  • MULTI-CONNECTION - Bluetooth multi connectionConveniently switch between two different connected smart devices
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND - Adaptive sound technology optimizes sound for every scene, allowing you to hear voices clearly even at the lowest volumes

3. Yamaha

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).

SaleBestseller No. 1
YAMAHA SR-B20A Sound Bar with Built-in Subwoofers and Bluetooth
  • Built-in subwoofers for deep bass in one slim sound bar
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer, Bluetooth, and Alexa Voice Control Built-In
  • Easy setup with HDMI or Optical cable and automatic subwoofer connection
  • Wireless subwoofer for deep bass and flexible placement. Center unit-36-5/8 × 2-1/2 × 4-1/4 inches, Subwoofer-7-1/2 × 16-1/2 × 16 inches
  • Clear voice for enhanced dialogue clarity
  • Alexa built-in for voice control of your sound bar, playing music, listening to news, setting alarms and timers, asking questions, controlling smart home devices, and more
  • With Alexa, playing music is as simple as asking for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon music and more

4. Sony

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Sony HT-S350 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer: S350 2.1ch Sound Bar and Powerful Subwoofer - Home Theater Surround Sound Speaker System for TV - Blutooth and HDMI Arc Compatible Bar Black
  • Ultimate Home Theater Upgrade: Sony 2.1 Channel Sound Bar System With Wireless Subwoofer for Optimized Audio
  • Audio Comes Alive:320W total power output brings content to life with incredible volume and clarity
  • Powerful Subwoofer: Large 6.30 Inches Speaker Unit and 6.16 Gallon Volume for a Deeper, Richer Bass Sound
  • S-Force Pro: Virtual Surround Sound Technology Emulates a Theater-Style Surround Sound Experience
  • 7 Sound Modes: Choose from Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Game, News, Sports, and Standard Audio Mode
Bestseller No. 2
Sony HT-A5000 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos Sound Bar Surround Sound Home Theater with DTS:X and 360 Reality Audio, works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Fully enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Vertical Surround Engine and S-Force Pro Front Surround
  • Sound Field Optimization calibrates to your environment for easy set up
  • Vivid visuals and responsive game play with 8K and 4K/120 passthrough
  • Immerse yourself in supreme music quality with Hi-Res Audio and 360 Reality Audio
  • Customize your setup with two subwoofer choices and an optional rear speaker set

5. LG

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).

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
LG SN6Y Sound Bar w/Subwoofer, 3.1ch, 420W Power, High ResolutionAudio, DTS Virtual:X, AI Sound Pro, Bluetooth, Black
  • Included Components: Wall Mount Bracket, Cable Management
  • Power Source Type: Corded Electric
  • Subwoofer (WxHxD)-7.1 x 15.4 x 11.5 inches
SaleBestseller No. 2
LG SL5Y 2.1 Channel High Resolution Sound Bar w/ DTS Virtual:X, Black
  • 2. 1 channel with 400W total power
  • DTS virtual: x sound
  • High resolution audio (24bit/96kHz)
  • Wireless rear speaker ready (available separately)

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Polk Audio Signa S2 Ultra-Slim TV Sound Bar | Works with 4K & HD TVs | Wireless Subwoofer | Includes HDMI & Optical Cables | Bluetooth Enabled, Black
  • 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
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Polk Audio React Sound Bar, Dolby & DTS Virtual Surround Sound, Next Gen Alexa Voice Engine with Calling & Messaging Built-in, Expandable to 5.1 with Matching React Subwoofer & SR2 Surround Speakers
  • A LOW-PROFILE SOUNDBAR WITH BIG, DETAILED HOME AUDIO SOUND - 3D virtual surround sound, multiroom music and a slim low-profile design that does not block your TV or remote's sensor, the new Polk React Sound Bar brings out the best from your existing TV
  • GREAT SOUND FOR VIRTUALLY ANY TV - Featuring a 6-driver array with (2) 3.8" x 2.7" mid-range drivers, (2) 1" tweeters and (2) 4.3" x 3.9" passive radiators, enjoy room-filling, immersive Dolby & DTS virtual surround sound without any additional speakers
  • MASSIVE ALEXA INTEGRATION - Play the same music across rooms, or different ones on each device, with full voice-control compatibility. Control Smart Home Devices. Use Alexa Calling and Messaging to US, Canada and Mexico - all from your sound bar
  • CLEAR & CRISP DIALOGUES - Polk's Proprietary Voice Adjust Technology adjusts the voice levels from the sound bar, so you hear every word, loud and clear. For sound optimized by content-type, use the one-button presets for movie, music and night mode
  • STREAM UNLIMITED MUSIC - Connect your smartphone, tablet or other compatible devices for direct streaming or use popular streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, and more to enjoy countless hours of music and videos to your liking

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Definitive Technology Studio Advance 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with 9 Speakers | Includes an 8" Wireless Subwoofer | Built-in Chromecast, Bluetooth | HDMI ARC
  • Set up in minutes – CONNECT TO Wi-Fi, DOWNLOAD THE GOOGLE HOME APP, update your device and enjoy!
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE 5.1 CHANNEL SOUNDBAR SYSTEM – Features 9 drivers (with Aluminum Dome Tweeters) packed in dedicated left, right & center channels, & powerful DSP-enhanced sound decoding. Enjoy sonic precision in all that you see, hear & feel
  • NEW HDMI VIDEO SECTION, WITH NO DOWNSCALING – With HDR10 and HLG support, watch movies in 4K with exceptional clarity, color and contrast. The picture quality is stunning with breathtakingly beautiful video reproduction
  • THE INCLUDED 8" WIRELESS SUBWOOFER produces deep, rumbling bass filling your bedroom or living room with rich and immersive sound
  • HDMI ARC FOR SMART TV CONNECTIVITY – Connect the Studio Advance with your Smart TV using a single HDMI cable and get complete functionality & control with your television remote
SaleBestseller No. 2
Klipsch Cinema 400 Sound Bar + 8Inch Wireless Subwoofer with HDMIARC
  • 40” 2.1 Soundbar with 8” wireless subwoofer
  • 400W peak power
  • HDMI-ARC: Single-cable, single-remote control
  • 5.1 decoding for virtualized surround sound
  • Class-leading 8” Subwoofer

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.

Bestseller No. 1
Harman Kardon Enchant 800 8-Channel Soundbar with Multibeam
  • 8 Channel, all in one sound bar with built in dual bass port design
  • Multibeam surround sound
  • 4K HDR10 HDMI input/HDMI output (ARC)
  • Bluetooth
  • Chromecast built in
SaleBestseller No. 2
Samsung HW-Q6CR 5.1 Ch Acoustic Beam Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer (2020)
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories

9. Klipsch

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Klipsch Cinema 600 Sound Bar 3.1 Home Theater System with HDMI-ARC for Easy Set-Up, Black
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 2
Klipsch Cinema 400 Sound Bar + 8Inch Wireless Subwoofer with HDMIARC
  • 40” 2.1 Soundbar with 8” wireless subwoofer
  • 400W peak power
  • HDMI-ARC: Single-cable, single-remote control
  • 5.1 decoding for virtualized surround sound
  • Class-leading 8” Subwoofer

Conclusion

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!

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