Best Home Theater Brands

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These days, there are more home theater brands than ever before. There is a good reason for this: people want to enjoy the very best entertainment at home. Home theaters have evolved over the years and now they come in all shapes and sizes with different features, including 3D capabilities.

Best Home Theater Brands

With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which one will work best for you. The following list of top 9 home theater brands should help you find the right one for your needs!

Top 9 Best Home Theater Brands

1. Denon

Denon is one of the best home theater brands out there. They are known for their high-quality products, which include DVD players, receivers, and Blu-ray players. Their home theaters are designed with 3D capabilities in mind, which means you get the most out of your movies!

Bestseller No. 1
Denon D-M41 Home Theater Mini Amplifier and Bookshelf Speaker Pair - Compact HiFi Stereo System with CD, FM/AM Tuner and Wireless Bluetooth Music | Perfect for Small Rooms and Home Cinema
  • The Denon D-M41 stereo CD/FM receiver INCLUDES a pair of SC-M41 bookshelf speakers (2x30W), with a high quality 4 3/4" woofer/mid & a 1" high definition silk dome tweeter that produces a SMOOTH NATURAL POWERFUL SOUND, FIT FOR SMALL TO MID-SIZE ROOMS
  • ENHANCED AUDIO PERFORMANCE WITH THE TRIPLE NOISE REDUCTION DESIGN that preserves signal purity & eliminates distortions from three noise sources, giving a more dramatic home theater experience. SOUND, STYLE & FACILITIES all packed in a box
  • TWO DIGITAL INPUTS allow you to STREAM UNLIMITED MUSIC via Bluetooth AND HOOK UP YOUR TV, set-top box or other source for unmatched premium sound in its size
  • INCLUDES DEDICATED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER. Connect your headphones to the jack and enjoy personal listening without disturbing anyone in the other room
  • With its 100-year legacy & Japanese precision technology, Denon BRINGS PURITY OF SOUND AND JOY TO YOUR LIVES. Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio and Hi-Fi surround sound with this amp for an unmatched home entertainment system
SaleBestseller No. 2
Polk Dolby Atmos Home Theater System Bundle with Denon AVR-S570BT
  • WATCH YOUR MOVIES IN 8K - At 70W x 5, the Denon AVR-S570BT features (4) HDMI 2.1 8K inputs and (1) HDMI output. Supports eARC with up to 40 Gbps speed. A successor to the AVR-S540BT, the receiver ensures HD audio playback and an enhanced gaming experience
  • COMPACT BOOKSHELF SPEAKER PAIR - Enjoy lifelike sound from movies, games, and music with Polk Monitor XT15 that features a 1" Tweeter & a 5.25" Dynamically Balanced Woofer for rich, clear audio, an open mid-range and punchy bass in an immersive soundstage
  • COMPACT CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER - Enjoy focused, crystal-clear dialogues and dynamic, hi-res sound with Polk Monitor XT30 that features a 1" Tweeter & (2) 5.25" Dynamically Balanced Woofer for smooth mid-range and effortless bass in an immersive soundstage
  • HIGH-EFFICIENCY TOWER SPEAKER - The Polk Monitor XT60 features a 1" Tweeter, a 6.5" Dynamically Balanced Woofer and (2) 6.5" Passive Radiators that deliver smooth mid-range and impactful bass in an immersive soundstage for your movies, TV & music
  • HEIGHT SPEAKER PAIR FOR 3D AUDIO - Add an immersive height elevation to movies, music & games with Polk Monitor XT90. Features a 4" Dynamically Balanced Woofer that enhances special FX and ambience for a dramatic, multidimensional listening experience

2. Onkyo

Onkyo is another well-known brand that delivers top-notch components. Like Denon, they also have 3D-capable systems available for all of your entertainment needs.

One thing to keep in mind about Onkyo is that they do not offer any type of global service or support so if something goes wrong with your system, you will have to deal with them directly. This shouldn’t be a big issue for most people, but it is something to keep in mind.

Bestseller No. 1
Onkyo HT-S3910 Home Audio Theater Receiver and Speaker Package, Front/Center Speaker, 4 Surround Speakers, Subwoofer and Receiver, 4K Ultra HD (2019 Model)
  • COMPLETE SOUND. Take at-home movie nights from dull to dramatic: 1 Front/Center Speaker: Full-Range, Acoustic-Suspension, 4 Surround Speakers: Full-Range, Acoustic Suspension, 1 Subwoofer: Bass reflex and 1 Receiver: 4K/60p video and HDR.
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC and stream to the receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.
  • DTS PLAYBACK. Dolby Atmos and DTS formats provide advanced sound mapping so effects move from speaker to speaker around the room, wrapping in the films and games. You can also enjoy your 3D speaker layout with classic titles.
  • DOLBY ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect without employing additional surround or height speakers. 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos.
  • FEATURES. Support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video, 4K/60p and HDR (HDR10, hlg, Dolby vision, BT.2020). Discrete high-current analog amp system with 4-Ohm drive capability. 155 watts per Channel.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Onkyo TX-NR6050 + 7.2 Channel Network Home Theater | Smart AV Receiver | 8K/60, 4K/120Hz | 90W | HDR | VRR | DTS | Dolby Atmos | ALLM | QFT | Includes Kwalicable Micro SD Card & Cleaning Cloth
  • PURE CINEMATIC SOUND: 210 W/Ch Select Dynamic Audio Amplification system.
  • PRO GAMER: Ultimate 4K Gaming Experience.
  • BEST OF DOLBY: 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback.
  • FREQUENCY DOUBLING: AccuReflex phase-matching solution for Atmos-enabled speakers.
  • BLAZING FAST STREAMING: Stream over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi supporting the 802.11ac standard.

3. Sony

Sony makes some great home theater components that are sure to impress any entertainment lover. They have 3D-capable systems available that are loaded with features and come in many different price ranges so you can find exactly what you need! If you own a large TV, you might be interested in their Grand WEGA system which was designed specifically for this purpose.

Bestseller No. 1
Sony HT-S40R 5.1ch Home Theater Soundbar System
  • Feel every note with a 600W power output
  • Get the best seat in the house with 5.1ch real surround sound
  • Rear speakers deliver powerful surround sound to complete your home cinema experience
  • Effortless setup with easy color-coded connections
  • Wireless connectivity for music streaming
SaleBestseller No. 2
Sony HT-A9 7.1.4ch High Performance Home Theater Speaker System Multi-Dimensional Surround Sound Experience with 360 Spatial Sound Mapping, works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • 360 Spatial Sound Mapping for a whole new surround experience
  • Flexible layout with wireless connectivity
  • Hi-Res Audio capable X-Balanced speaker units
  • Immersive Audio Enhancement converts regular audio to near 7.1.4 Ch
  • Vivid visuals and fast paced game play with 8K and 4K/120 passthrough

4. Apple

The Apple TV is the only Apple product in this list of top 10 home theater brands, but it’s one of the best choices when you need an inexpensive way to turn your standard television into a smart TV. This amazing piece allows you to enjoy all types of entertainment and it also doubles as a gaming console. You can play games on your Apple TV or stream them from your computer!

Bestseller No. 1
Apple 2022 Apple TV 4K Wi‑Fi with 64GB Storage (3rd Generation)
  • 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for vivid picture quality
  • Dolby Atmos for three-dimensional, theater-like sound
  • Incredible power with the A15 Bionic chip
  • Siri Remote brings precise control with a touch-enabled clickpad
  • Apple Original shows and movies from Apple TV+
Bestseller No. 2
2021 Apple TV HD (32GB, 5th Generation) (Renewed)
  • Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound for immersive, room-filling sound - 1080p HD high-quality video for fluid, crisp video
  • Apple A8 chip gives a big boost to audio, video, and graphics, for even better game and app experiences than ever before
  • The new Siri Remote with touch-enabled clickpad - Use AirPlay to share photos, videos, and more from your device on your TV
  • Apple Original shows and movies from Apple TV+ - Watch the latest hits from Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and more
  • More ways to enjoy your TV with Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music - Private listening using up to two sets of AirPods

5. Marantz

Marantz products are all about high-quality components. They offer many different types of components including receivers, CD players, amplifiers, and speakers for home theaters. If you’re looking for top-notch audio, look no further than this brand.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Marantz SR6015 9.2ch 8K AV Receiver with 3D Audio, HEOS Built-in and Voice Control
  • Performance, power and connectivity to suit your audio preferences: 9.2 channel discrete power amplifier, 110W per channel (8 Ohm, 20Hz-20kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch drive).
  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through support for every entertainment need: With the latest technology in HDMI support, enjoy 8K quality video from your 8K source devices. 8K upscaling is available on all 7 HDMI ports.
  • Support for the most advanced object-based audio formats: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and IMAX Enhanced processing are all supported to allow you to listen to immersive, multi-dimensional audio.
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support: Through the main HDMI output, connect your TV with eARC HDMI support to allow uncompressed and object-based audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X directly from your smart TV app to your AV receiver.
  • Bringing you the latest in video compatibility: Support for the latest HDR formats including HDR10, HDR10+ (New in 2020), HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020, as well as Dynamic HDR (New in 2020) provides exceptional picture quality for brightness, clarity and contrast.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Marantz 8K UHD AVR SR5015 - 7.2 Ch (2020 Model) - Dolby Virtual Height Elevation with Built-in HEOS and Alexa Compatibility - Bluetooth Streaming & Home Automation
  • THE MOST MUSICAL SOUND – Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state-of-the-art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of the Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing
  • UPGRADED 7.2 CHANNEL DISCRETE HIGH-CURRENT POWER AMPLIFIERS ON ALL CHANNELS – Refine your home theater experience with the new Marantz SR5015 stereo receiver (100 W x 7) with ADVANCED 8K HDMI UPSCALLING for extraordinary visuals and superb sound quality
  • ELEVATED HOME CINEMA – Enjoy all your entertainment in the highest quality formatting. Screen movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling with HDMI technologies like Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS) to eliminate video delay
  • SUPERIOR LAG-FREE GAMING with 4K/120Hz pass-through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing for a smoother, lag-free gaming experience
  • ADVANCED 8K HDMI CONNECTIVITY – 6 HDMI In / 2 Out (HDCP 2.3 compliant), dedicated 8K input, USB port, phono & Aux inputs, with analog & digital inputs for audio sources like DVD & Blu-ray player, subwoofer & speakers for a cohesive surround sound system

6. Anthem

Anthem is another great option when shopping for home theater brands. They offer some of the best audio equipment on the market, which includes receivers and processors that will make your movies sound like they were recorded right in front of you!

Bestseller No. 1
Acoustic Audio AA5172 700W Bluetooth Home Theater 5.1 Speaker System with FM Tuner, USB, SD Card, Remote Control, Powered Sub (6 Speakers, 5.1 Channels, Black with Gray)
  • Bluetooth 5. 1 Home Theater Speaker System - Stream Music From Your Phone To The Built In Bluetooth Receiver, Integrated Power Amp With 700 Watts System Power, Pro Surround Function Automatically Converts Stereo To 5. 1 Sound, Fm Tuner
  • Easy Plug And Play Connections - Standard Rca Inputs Connect To Most Audio Sources, 6 Independent Rca Inputs For True Surround, Stereo Rca Aux Inputs, Illuminated Display With Front Panel Controls, Usb Drive Input And Sd Card Input, Full Function Remote
  • Highest Quality - Powered Subwoofer Speaker Is 12. 3" X 6. 7" X 13. 1", 20Hz-20 Khz, 5 Wired Satellite Speakers Are 6. 7" X 4. 1" X 4" Each, 2 Fronts And Center Satellite Speakers Have A 6 Foot Single Rca Cable, 2 Rear Speakers Have 12 Foot Single Rca Cables
  • System Requirements - Standard Us 110V Grounded Wall Plug, Any Audio Device With A Standard 3. 5Mm Headphone Or Rca Stereo Or Rca 6 Channel Surround Audio Outputs. Use For Tv Or Home Entertainment, Laptop Or Pc, Dvd Or Mp3 Player, Gaming
SaleBestseller No. 2
Bose TV Speaker - Soundbar for TV with Bluetooth and HDMI-ARC Connectivity, Black, Includes Remote Control
  • Hear your TV better: Designed with simplicity in mind, the Bose TV Speaker is a small soundbar that clarifies speech and is a simple fix for better TV sound.
  • Wide, natural sound: 2 angled full-range drivers deliver a more realistic, spatial audio experience for overall better TV sound from a small soundbar.
  • Enhanced dialogue: This TV speaker is designed to specifically focus on clarifying and elevating vocals and pronunciation.
  • Bluetooth TV speaker: Pair your device to this Bluetooth soundbar to wirelessly stream your favorite music and podcasts. You can connect up to three devices using the inputs (HDMI, Optical in and AUX in). The soundbar will automatically select the input it detects first (the first device that is powered on).
  • Simple setup: A single connection from this compact soundbar to the TV via an optical audio cable (included) or an HDMI cable (sold separately) has you up and running in minutes.

A new company to the industry, but their products are gaining attention quickly thanks to their unique styling and functionality.

7. Pioneer

Pioneer is one of the top brands in pretty much every type of electronics, including home theater components. They are known for their reliability as well as the stunning aesthetics of their products. The picture quality will blow you away thanks to their 4K upscaling technology, which does an amazing job!

Bestseller No. 1
Pioneer HTP-076 5.1-Channel Home Theater Package, AV Receiver, Subwoofer, and Front, Centre, and Surround Speakers
  • COMPLETE SOUND. Take your music, movies and games to the next level: 1 AV Receiver, 1 Subwoofer and compact Front, Centre and Surround Speakers. Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
  • DTS:X PLAYBACK. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. PCM and DSD can be upmixed using DTS neural: x for 3D surround sound.
  • DOLBY ATMOS. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer provides an immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect without employing additional surround or height speakers.
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE. Seamlessly connect your phone, tablet or PC and stream to the receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This smart receiver remembers your device and starts playback whenever it detects an incoming Bluetooth audio stream.
  • PERSONAL PRESET. Press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode. Up to three presets can be registered and called up from the front panel button or remote control.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Pioneer VSX-834 7.2-Channel AV Receiver
  • The VSX-834 supports pass-through for HDR10, hlg (hybrid log-gamma), and Dolby vision signals. By connecting a compatible source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What’s more, All HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4: 4: 4/24-bit), wide color gamut (BT. 2020), and HDCP 2. 2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection.
  • Create the optimum acoustic environment with pioneer’s MCACC (multi-channel acoustic calibration system), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, The system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.
  • The VSX-834 is equipped with zone B Audio output terminals for expanding the main zone sound by connecting your wireless headphone Dock. You can listen to the sound playing in the living room via wireless headphones.
  • Stream songs from compatible devices with the built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (ver. 4. 2 + LE). The VSX-834 features A2DP/AVRCP profiles, with support for SBC/AAC codecs. By pressing the Bluetooth button on the front panel, you can directly start up the BT function, even when the unit is in standby.
  • Just press the personal preset button on the front panel for three seconds, and your current settings such as volume level and listening mode can be saved. Up to three presets can be registered and easily called up from the front panel button or the remote control.

One thing worth mentioning about Pioneer is that they don’t offer any kind of service at all, but they do have a fantastic warranty program that gives you two years to send your system in for repairs. This means if something goes wrong with your product during this period, you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket to get it fixed or replaced.

8. Sonos

The Sonos Play:5 is one of the best wireless speaker systems out there that has excellent sound quality and full-range audio. You can play music throughout your entire house or even stream Internet radio stations from all over the world.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Sonos Sub (Gen 3) - The Wireless Subwoofer for Deep Bass - Black
  • All-new Sonos Sub - Hear and feel the difference with Sub, the wireless subwoofer for deep bass.
  • No buzz, just bass - Two force-canceling drivers at the center of Sub eliminate vibration and rattle so you get powerful bass without any distortion.
  • Made to be seen and heard - The award-winning and versatile design features a slim, sculptural shape and high-gloss finish. Stand Sub upright or lay it on its side.
  • Lower lows and higher highs - Sub takes over the lowest frequencies, enhancing the midrange playback from paired speakers so you experience fuller, more detailed sound.
  • More immersive entertainment - Connect Sub to Arc or Beam, and enjoy TV, movies, and video games like never before. Add a pair of One SL surrounds for an even more immersive home theater experience.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Sonos Play:3 - Mid-Sized Wireless Smart Home Speaker for Streaming Music, Amazon Certified and Works with Alexa. (Black)
  • Delivers richer and deeper sound than play:1, making it perfect for spots where you have more room
  • Connect your play:3 to any Amazon echo or Alexa enabled device, then just ask for the music you love
  • Play different songs in different rooms at the same time; Or, pump one song in perfect sync, throughout your home
  • Set up in five minutes using your home wifi; Easily expand your home audio system over time by adding wireless speakers to additional rooms whenever you’re ready
  • Wirelessly stream all your favorite music services like Amazon music, Pandora, Apple music, and Spotify

The interface for this product is incredibly easy to use as well as flexible, making it perfect for anybody who doesn’t want to deal with complicated remotes. The newest model, the Play:5 has a sleek, modern design and it’s one of the top home theater brands.

9. Polk Audio

Polk Audio is well known for its high-quality, affordable speakers, including 5.1 systems that will blow you away!

Bestseller No. 1
Polk Audio React Home Theater System with React Sound Bar, Wireless Subwoofer, and Wireless Surround Speakers
  • Works with virtually any TV and remote
  • Big virtual 3D surround sound
  • Hear every word with Polk Voice Adjust technology
  • Night movie and music mode pre-sets
Bestseller No. 2
Polk True Surround III 5.1 Channel Wireless Surround Sound System, Includes Sound Bar, L & R Rear Surrounds and 7'' Subwoofer, Dolby Digital Decoding, Built-in Bluetooth, Easy Setup, Black
  • A FULL SOUND SYSTEM IN A BOX - Elevate your traditional home theater experience with Polk True Surround III that includes a sound bar, a wireless subwoofer, and L & R surround speakers for immersive audio and deep bass without the clutter of speaker wires
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE 5.1 CH HOME THEATER - With a performance-tuned driver array, the sound bar features (2) 1.75" x 4.5" full-range drivers and (2) 3/4" tweeters, the surrounds feature a 2.75" full-range driver each, and the wireless sub features a 7" woofer
  • MAKE VIIRTUALLY ANY TV SOUND GREAT - Features Dolby Digital Surround Sound Decoding that delivers rich, room-filling audio. Hear every word clearly with Polk’s patented Voice Adjust Technology that ensures crisp dialogues for all your movies and TV shows
  • MULTIPLE CONNECTION OPTIONS - With built-in Bluetooth, pair your compatible iOS/Android devices and wirelessly stream music from your music library or popular streaming services. Features a HDMI ARC, an Aux, and an Optical Input for versatile connectivity
  • SIMPLE, QUICK SETUP - Connect the sound bar to virtually any TV with the included cable and sync the surround speakers and the subwoofer with the sound bar by just pressing a few buttons. Works with its own remote control and virtually every TV remote

They offer several different types of speaker systems for your entertainment needs, which can be used on their own or in conjunction with other audio components in your home theater system. If you are shopping on a budget but still want great sound quality, look no further than this company!

Conclusion

Many people are looking for the best home theater brands, but they don’t know where to start. This article has provided you with a list of the top 9 brands that will help make your search easier! Whether you’re in the market for speakers or receivers, these options offer high-quality components at affordable prices.

No matter what type of system you’re building out, it’s important to consider all aspects including sound quality and visuals when choosing which products work best for your needs.

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