Best Dolby Atmos soundbars for your living room

You don’t need to spend tens of thousands to get a great Dolby Atmos experience. Dolby Atmos soundbars can give you a similar experience as a Dolby-Atmos-enabled home theater for much, much less. In this article, we’ll go over the best Dolby Atmos soundbars to buy for your living room.

Best Dolby Atmos soundbars for your living room
Samsung 2021 Q Series soundbar in a living room setup

Dolby Atmos soundbars are the latest and greatest in home theater audio. With Dolby Atmos soundbars, you’ll hear a soundtrack that’s true to your home theater—with sound that is three dimensional and moving in every direction.

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When you experience Dolby Atmos, it’s like you’re in the middle of the movie. These soundbars offer the most dramatic way to elevate your home theater experience. So, this Sunday, we highlighted some of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars for your living room.

Samsung 2021 Q Series Soundbars

First up on our roundup of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars for entertainment are the Samsung 2021 Q Series Soundbars. They offer support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Q-Symphony technology. Even better, this tech syncs its audio with your Samsung TV for incredible 3D sound. And, of course, they have Dolby Atmos and Alexa compatibility.

Samsung 2021 Q Series soundbars in a video

Denon Home Sound Bar 550

For a stylish soundbar that also delivers impressive sound, look no further than the Denon Home Sound Bar 550. It features a gorgeous fabric that looks great in any living room, and its audio is nothing short of impressive. With support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound, it provides realistic audio that moves all around you. It also lets you stream your library from services like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, and Tidal.

LG QP5 Éclair Soundbar

With a shape that’s similar to the beloved pastry, LG QP5 Éclair Soundbar is petite but still packs 3.1.2-channel audio. Measuring just 11.7-inches wide and two inches tall, it’s a great choice for a small room. And, yes, the upfiring drivers add Dolby Atmos and DTS:X height effects for incredible 3D sound.

LG QP5 Éclair soundbar
LG QP5 Éclair soundbar

Samsung Q70T 3D Audio Soundbar

The Samsung Q70T 3D Audio Soundbar made our list of the best Dolby Atmos soundbars for entertainment because of its 3.1.2 channels and modern design. This Samsung soundbar also has a subwoofer channel and two up-firing channels that are just perfect for a QLED TV. Finally, it works with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, so you’ll hear all the details as the sound fills the room.

Samsung Q70T 3D Audio Soundbar
Samsung Q70T 3D audio soundbar with users playing a video game

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar immerses you in 3D sound. So, when you watch those action flicks, you’ll hear the explosions in all directions. And, if you want to play music, this soundbar makes it lifelike. What’s more, with the quick, one-touch connection via NFC, you can stream music instantly from your smartphone.

TCL Alto 8i Dolby Atmos Roku-Ready Soundbar

The TCL Alto 8i Dolby Atmos Roku-Ready Soundbar gives you truly immersive audio for your living room with its Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. Its 3D sound and enhanced bass are sure to take your movies, shows, and games to a whole new level. Even better, this TCL soundbar is Roku TV ready, giving you a smooth setup and compatibility with your Roku TV remote.

TCL Alto 8i Dolby Atmos Roku-ready soundbar
TCL Alto 8i Dolby Atmos Roku-ready soundbar under a TV

Samsung Q800T Dolby Atmos Soundbar

You’ll want to keep the music playing all day long when you have the Samsung Q800T Dolby Atmos Soundbar. It boasts Samsung’s signature Q-Symphony technology along with Object Tracking Sound. So, no matter the size of the room, this soundbar provides rich audio. Best of all, the upward-firing speakers work with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technology.

Samsung Q800T Dolby Atmos Soundbar
Samsung Q800T Dolby Atmos soundbar on display

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 SSE DTS:X & Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Enjoy 3D sound that’s incredibly lifelike with the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 SSE DTS:X & Dolby Atmos Soundbar. Its speakers have dual 10-inch wireless subwoofers, four Quad U Flex modular rear 3S speakers, and front effect tweeters. The tweeters give you a surround effect, and the backlit remote provides easy control.

Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2 SSE DTS:X & Dolby Atmos soundbar in a video

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar

Enjoy incredibly spacious 3D surround sound with the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Soundbar. It combines Virtual Dolby Atmos and JBL’s proprietary beamforming technology, MultiBeam, to take your home audio to new heights. Its compact shape is great for any living room, and its four passive radiators give you deep and punchy bass. Finally, you can stream music to it via your Alexa devices, Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Bluetooth.

JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar is a JBL Dolby Atmos soundbar

So are you ready for home audio that brings actors and music into your living room? The Dolby Atmos soundbars on this list can do that and more. Tell us which of these soundbars you love the most or if you already have one.

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