Ratings Overview - Soundbar

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 Sonos Playbar
If you're looking for the best overall sound that a soundbar can deliver, look no further than the Sonos Playbar. It was able to fill our testing room with a clear, crisp sound that none of the...  read more >
$700

Editors' Choice Award
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Sound Quality - 10 of 10
10
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Sound Customization - 8 of 10
8
Style/Design - 9 of 10
9

 Bose SoundTouch 300
While not the best sounding soundbar we tested, the Bose SoundTouch 300 is a close second. Throughout our testing it had impressive clarity, and produced the deepest bass of any model that didn't...  read more >
$700

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79
Sound Quality - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Sound Customization - 7 of 10
7
Style/Design - 8 of 10
8

 Samsung HW-K450 2.1 Channel
While it's certainly not a top performing soundbar, the Samsung HW-K450 2.1 Channel offers a big punch for a small price tag. For less than $300 it offers fairly crisp, well balanced sound that will...  read more >
$280

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Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Sound Customization - 9 of 10
9
Style/Design - 8 of 10
8

 Yamaha YAS-107
With it's fairly unassuming exterior and relatively low price tag, you could be forgiven for not expecting much from the Yamaha YAS-107. However, it blew us away in our sound testing, producing a...  read more >
$200

Best Buy Award
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74
Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Sound Customization - 7 of 10
7
Style/Design - 7 of 10
7

 Klipsch R-20B
If booming bass is what you're after, the Klipsch R-20B is the soundbar for you. It's external subwoofer produced the deepest, most resonant bass we heard in our testing. It also produced good...  read more >
$800

Top Pick Award
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66
Sound Quality - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Sound Customization - 3 of 10
3
Style/Design - 8 of 10
8

 Bose Solo 5
In general we have been blown away by the Bose products we've tested, but the Solo 5 was a rare exception. It is not bad by any means, just not the high caliber we've come to expect from the...  read more >
$250

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Sound Quality - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Sound Customization - 4 of 10
4
Style/Design - 8 of 10
8

 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 Channel
Though technically classified as a soundbar, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro is really more of a complete surround sound system with a soundbar at its center. For a full 7 channel surround sound system...  read more >
$500

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 4 of 10
4
Sound Customization - 9 of 10
9
Style/Design - 5 of 10
5

 TaoTronics TT-SK15
The TaoTronics TT-SK15 strikes a near perfect balance between low cost (it is currently available for nearly half of its list price) and sound quality that is good enough that it will still...  read more >
$140

Best Buy Award
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Sound Quality - 5 of 10
5
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Sound Customization - 2 of 10
2
Style/Design - 7 of 10
7

 Samsung HW-J250
If all you want is a noticeable improvement over your TVs built-in speakers for a low price the Samsung HW-J250 fits the bill. At a list price of only $130 it brings a decent, powerful sound that is...  read more >
$130

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55
Sound Quality - 4 of 10
4
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Sound Customization - 4 of 10
4
Style/Design - 7 of 10
7

 AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel
Before you get your hopes up, the AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel does not include an external subwoofer, it is built into the soundbar. We just wanted to get that out of the way, as those familiar with...  read more >
$100

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Sound Quality - 2 of 10
2
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Sound Customization - 7 of 10
7
Style/Design - 4 of 10
4
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