Finding the right soundbar can seem next to impossible, especially when there are so many to choose from on a site like Amazon. That’s why we took a look at all the most popular soundbars on Amazon and rated the top 6 based not only on user reviews, but our own experience and expertise.
6. Vizio SB3821
If you are looking for a top of the line quality soundbar that won’t break the bank, the Vizio SB3821 may be right for you.
Whether you are listening to music or watching movies, the Vizio SB3621 is genuinely just a great sounding soundbar. In addition, not only does it offer a variety of inputs including bluetooth, it is also able to decode both Dolby and DTS. It’s easy to set up (literally just plug it in and start listening), and comes with a wireless sub which is both high quality and allows for a great deal of freedom in terms of room placement. It’s also insanely cheap, making it the best soundbar under in it’s price range. You can buy it on Amazon with free shipping.
If you are less concerned about cost, and more concerned about quality, the Samsung HW-K950 is probably your best bet.
The Samsung HW-K950 is hands-down one of the best soundbars we’ve ever heard for both movies and music. It comes complete with 2 rear speakers which offer an immersive experience a soundbar alone just can’t match. It is also one of 2 soundbars that currently have Dolby Atmos, the latest in surround sound technology, a feature that is much more expensive when buying a receiver and speakers. One of the coolest features though are the dual ceiling-facing drivers located on the main speaker that simulate overhead speakers. This soundbar is worth every penny in our opinion and you can buy it on Amazon.
The Yamaha YAS-207 is an affordably priced soundbar that is a step up from other soundbars in it’s price range.
Unlike similarly priced soundbars which are usually made out of plastic, the Yamaha YAS-207 is made out of MDF (medium-density fiberboard), making for a much better build quality. It offers DTS:VirtualX, a simulated sound mode that offers an immersive listening experience. It’s low price makes for quite the bargain for a soundbar of this quality in our opinion, and you can buy it on Amazon.
Don’t let it’s size fool you, this little guy has a much bigger sound that it may look at first.
The is a compact soundbar setup that will conveniently fit in to most living room setups with ease. At only 13-inches, it is perfect for those with limited space. It features 2 tweeters and 4 drivers, 2 of which are angled sideways for surround sound experience (or SDA as Polk calls it) and a 6.5 inch downward facing subwoofer. This is one of the best soundbars we’ve heard in it’s price range, which is surprising considering it’s size. For it’s price this soundbar hard to beat, and you can buy it on Amazon.
If you are looking for quality but still want to stay in the lower price range, the Pioneer Surround Elite Atmos Soundbar is the best soundbar available for under $400. The blend between the subwoofer and main speaker is outstanding, and the tiny wireless subwoofer offers a real kick for it’s size.
Not only does the feature all of the latest in sound technology including Dolby Atmos and DTS:x, it also features upward facing drivers that simulate rear speakers. This combined with it’s wireless subwoofer (with a crossover frequency of 110Hz, rather than the typical 200Hz) produce an excellent cinematic experience. It’s also easy to setup – just plug it in and pair the subwoofer with the main speaker. You can buy it on Amazon.
Looking for a high-end soundbar that offers excellent sound in a sleek package? Look no further than the Definitive Technology W Studio.
The is what the company calls “pseudo-surround” sound bar, featuring six 6-inch subs on the main speaker itself along with three tweeters on the left, right, and center. It uses special patented technology to simulate surround sound effects, and offers a broad array of inputs for the listener that is determined to customize their setup. The clarity is top-notch on this system, and the bass is definitely worth writing home about. On top of all that it comes with a full-size remote.
This soundbar is really unmatched in terms of sound quality by other soundbars that we have heard. The price may seem high, but this is the soundbar you want if you are looking for the best.
Honorable Mention: Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
The Bose Solo 5 offers a quality home theater in a compact single speaker, without a subwoofer. It sounds great with both music and movies, has a great stylish design, and is a great alternative to bulkier stereos and soundbar systems.
This soundbar is for the listener who wants the easiest possible setup with the fewest parts possible. Although it can’t offer the same edge that a soundbar system with a dedicated sub can give you, it is great for ambience and natural sounds, as well as dialogue. It’s dynamic range is also great, able to transition to very low ambient sounds to loud intense sounds very quickly and smoothly. You can find one for around $225 and you can buy it on Amazon.
Whatever you end up choosing, Amazon has some great deals on soundbars, so we recommend buying there.
The prices listed in this article were recorded on 5/8/18, and could change over time.