The best soundbars your living room can’t do without

The speakers on your TV are fine. They let you hear what’s on the screen and that should be good enough, right? But do you really want your movie and other home entertainment experiences to be just average? And do you really want to clutter your house with multiple, tiny speakers that you have to set up in strategic locations? We didn’t think so. And that’s why a soundbar is just what your living room needs.

The best soundbars your living room can’t do without
LG Meridian Audio 2020 Soundbar Series in Use

Maybe you splurged and got yourself a top-of-the-line 4K TV or one of those super-duper 8K models. The colors and definition are spot on, and you’ve never seen such beautiful images while binge-watching Netflix. But your movie-watching experience is missing something. It needs superb sound too. Because what’s the point of having a gorgeous TV when it has just okay acoustics? Good sound is essential to a pleasant viewing experience. And we have the best soundbars to give you that.

Or, if you’re clinging on to your current TV because, well, it’s perfectly ok to do that, that’s cool too. But do you want to know a secret? A good soundbar is a great way to get some extra mileage on an older TV. That’s because these speakers will give you the cinematic sound you love while you’re waiting for the opportunity to buy a newer screen. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the best soundbars your living room can’t do without.

Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR Soundbar System 

The Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR Soundbar System is an excellent addition to your home media setup that will work with any television you already have. With four devices total, this system offers 5.1 surround sound. The SDA digital surround will let you be fully immersed in that new action film you’re watching. Also, the Voice Adjust Technology can determine the sound levels you prefer. Finally, you can use Google Assistant to easily control this soundbar.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Soundbar

One of the best soundbars for your living room is also one of the most beautiful. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage Soundbar is versatile, and you can hang it on your wall. Modern and streamlined, it’ll look great next to your TV. Spec-wise, it’s got 50-watt amplifiers in each of the 11 drivers, so it packs a punch. Also, its four, four-inch speakers ensure you won’t encounter distortion. Designed by NORM Architects from Denmark, this TV soundbar has three style options: aluminum, bronze, and oak. It’s a soundbar that’s practically a piece of art.


Anker Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition 4K HDR Speaker 

One of the best soundbars to use with your Amazon Fire TV is the Anker Nebula Soundbar Fire TV Edition 4K HDR Speaker. That’s because it’s the result of a partnership between Amazon and Anker. This new Amazon soundbar lets you access Fire TV without having to buy yet another device. With the Nebula Soundbar, you’ll get Alexa alongside two speakers and two subwoofers. Also, this Fire TV soundbar streams 4K Ultra HD television and gives you access to more than half a million television shows and movies. Just ask Alexa to change to a different show when you’re bored, and you’ll never have to leave the couch.


Blitzwolf BW-SDB0 Pro Mini Soundbar

The Blitzwolf BW-SDB0 Pro Mini Soundbar emits incredible sound from a compact package. Great for people who want the trimmest soundbar possible, this gadget is just 16 inches long. But despite its small size, this mini speaker allows for a 10-meter range. So your Blizwolf will still play in the living room while you get up for a snack. Finally, this speaker can be wired or wireless depending on your needs. It takes just three hours to charge via its USB cable, and then you’re free to use it for up to four hours without cords. 

Blitzwolf BW-SDB0 Pro Mini Soundbar

Blitzwolf BW-SDB0 Pro Mini Soundbar in Black

Vizio Elevate Rotating Sound Bar

If you’re looking to upgrade your Sunday movie nights, you might want to have a look at the Vizio Elevate Rotating Sound Bar. It’s a unique soundbar that features rotating drivers that can serve as height channels when they detect Dolby Atmos or DTS:X. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity and Chromecast built in. This soundbar can work with any TV, and it docks seamlessly with Vizio televisions. So you won’t have to buy a new TV just to use this sound system. 


TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar

This best soundbar offers full integration with your Roku TV. The TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar is “Roku Ready,” which you can control with your Roku remote. So this soundbar won’t make you add another remote to your collection. But if you don’t have a Roku TV, don’t worry. The Alto 9 will still work with its own remote. Thanks to Ray-Danz technology, the Alto 9+ also delivers impressive audio throughout your entire space. It offers a fantastic, easy listening experience.

TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar

TCL Alto 9 Plus Immersive Soundbar Design

LG Meridian Audio 2020 Soundbar Series 

Another of the best soundbars for your living room are the devices in the LG Meridian Audio 2020 Soundbar Series. LG collaborated with Meridian Audio to create this soundbar collection with high-quality audio and simple connections. Furthermore, the devices in this series have a beautiful design that will match with your LG TV. Another great feature: they can upscale your older audio content to make it sound like it’s playing in a theater. 


Denon DHT-S716H HEOS-Enabled Soundbar

Finally, the Denon DHT-S716H HEOS-Enabled Soundbar will enhance your TV- and movie-watching experience, bringing the movie theater to your home. This HEOS soundbar sits directly under your television and offers high-resolution Dolby TrueHD surround sound. What’s more, you can stream music from your favorite apps to the Denon. So if you want to listen to that Spotify playlist while your doing chores, just connect your device to Bluetooth and start listening.

Seeing these soundbars should have you excited to buy one, set it up, and experience fantastic sound while you’re watching TV or listening to your favorite tunes. Did we forget anything? Do you have an entertainment system to recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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