The 8 most incredible soundbars to upgrade your home entertainment
Our TVs have come leaps and bounds in technological advances, so why is our audio stuck in the past? It’s time to upgrade and stop relying on your TV’s built-in speakers.
- Are expensive TVs really worth it? A lot goes into a good TV. Decide which features are most important to make the most practical purchase.
- How can I improve my entertainment setup on a budget? Believe it or not, simply reconfiguring the position of your TV can have a profound effect.
- Can a soundbar be smart? Absolutely. Just check out the JBL Link Bar, complete with Google Assistant built in.
While we’ve seen incredible innovation when it comes to TVs, powerful audio is the latest trend sweeping our living rooms. Unlike traditional speakers, a soundbar is a powerful device that evenly disperses audio throughout the room. In fact, a soundbar houses multiple speakers so you can hear TV shows and movies like never before. Suffice to say, it can turn your ordinary TV setup into a true entertainment system.
Of course, not all soundbars are created equal and you certainly get what you pay for. Here are 8 of the most incredible soundbars to help you get started.
Samsung NW700 Wall-Mountable Soundbar
Easily mounting to your wall, this sound system integrates beautifully with your room. Thanks to its sleek design, you’ll barely notice it’s there. Well, aside from all that incredible audio. Price: TBA
Why we love it: With distortion-canceling technology, it automatically adjusts to prevent any distortion. Amazing.
JBL Link Bar Android-Powered Soundbar
Running on Android, this slim soundbar is a hybrid device that also comes with a set-top box. It’s got Android TV and Google Assistant built in, to cater to your every need. Price: TBA
Why we love it: Combining the sound of JBL with the smarts of Android seems like a no-brainer for effortless audio.
Sennheiser Ambeo 360 Degree Soundbar
With a whopping 13 drivers, this soundbar also features six 4-inch woofers and five tweeters. You could say it’s pretty decked out. As a result, you get tasty bass. Price: TBA
Why we love it: The drivers are arranged perfectly to disperse sound in every direction.
TCL Alto Roku Connect Soundbar
Arguably the biggest advance in soundbar innovation, this one gives you voice control, the Roku Entertainment Assistant, and includes a subwoofer. Price: TBA
Why we love it: It’s compatible with any TV and gives you voice control over everything.
Sony HT-Z9F Virtual Surround Soundbar
Form meets function in this impressive unit which features 3.1 ch Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technology. Hold on to your hats; this system can really deliver. Price: $899.99
Why we love it: It produces a cinema-like experience no matter what you’re watching.
Polk Signa S1 Universal TV Sound Bar
With customizable voice levels, your favorite shows and movies are finally balanced in volume. It comes with a subwoofer for quality bass yet the soundbar itself is delightfully compact. Price: $150
Why we love it: Even though it’s loaded with features, it’s surprisingly affordable.
Yamaha YAS-106 Sound Bar
Although it’s compact, don’t let this soundbar fool you. There are two built-in subwoofers for exceptional audio yet it’s slim enough to mount just below your flat screen TV. Price: $199.95
Why we love it: In addition to your shows and movies, it connects directly to internet radio stations.
Definitive Technology W Studio System
At just 3.5 inches tall, this powerful sound system only blends in with your décor as far as aesthetics go. Complete with a subwoofer, the W Studio System pumps out some serious audio.Price: $899
Why we love it: When it comes to power, bulk usually comes as a consequence. Keeping things compact is challenging, but this system looks good in any space.
Do you already have a soundbar in your home? Let us know in the comments below!
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