With so many sound bars on the market these days, we know only just how difficult it can be knowing where to start when it comes deciding which one to get. Furthermore, with so many different prices, features, brands, and warranties to consider, it can all become a little overwhelming.
Luckily for you, we have done a lot of the hard work for you and have come up with 10 sound bars that are all excellent at what they do. We have tried to cover all the price ranges that you will come across, as well as the many features that top quality sound bars will generally have. But the one thing that each of them have in common is that they are all known to be quality systems.
10. TaoTronics Sound Bar TT-SK15UUS
The TaoTronics sound bar definitely provides a great start to this list as it is a great budget soundbar that really provides bang for buck. TaoTronics might not be a big name brand but you’ll be very surprised at the quality sound that it can provide. The 34 inch sound bar can be connected through Bluetooth or directly via cables. It also has a great modern look, and provides rich, clear, and quality sound at all volume levels. It might not be able to compete with the true top end sound bars out there but it easily outperforms some that are more than double its price. Complete with a remote control and the ability to be fixed to the wall, the TaoTronics is an excellent option for those with a smaller budget.
9. VIZIO SB3851-C0 38-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
The Vizio SB3851-CO is obviously a bit of a step up in price compared to the previous home audio sound bar, but you really could not question the quality that it will bring to your home theater. The 38 inch 5.1 channel sound bar comes with a sub woofer and side speakers to provide 100 db of surround sound that fill your room more than adequately. It has built in Bluetooth that you can use to connect it to your television and also to stream audio from any mobile devices that you have. The sound quality of the Vizio combined with its contemporary design will ensure a change for better in both the sound and aesthetics of your home theater system.
8. BOSE Solo 5 TV Sound System
When it comes to quality sound systems, you just know that BOSE are up there with the best. Their Solo 5 TV sound system certainly carries on that reputation and for a very decent price as well. A wired and wireless system, this soundbar provides a significant boost to the quality of sound that most televisions deliver, you can play streaming audio from any mobile devices. The sound bar is easy to setup, and looks great too. Furthermore, it comes with a handy universal remote control that you can use for all other devices as well, such as your television and DVD player. All in all, the Solo 5 is a good choice of soundbar that is decently priced for the level of outputs it provides.
7. Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar with Wireless Streaming TV and Music Speaker
We’re now starting to get up there in terms of price but many would argue that the Sonos PLAYBAR is more than worth the investment. Sonos are known for incredible sound quality. While this home audio sound bar alone will do many jobs. If you pair it up with a couple of their PLAY 1’s and their sub woofer, you’d have an excellent 5.1 surround sound system, that would have your movies booming with audio crispness. The PLAYBAR is easy to setup and can connect to your television via WiFi. Moreover, it has excellent sound features that it is being able to enhance speech quality. If you’re looking for absolute sound quality, the Sonos Soundbar is a great place to start.
6. AmazonBasics 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
If you’re looking for a budget sound bar that provides good performance, the AmazonBasics 2.0 Channel Sound Bar is something that you should consider. In fact, for the money you will be hugely impressed at the quality of sound that it provides. The 31-inch home audio soundbar is designed to work best with TV’s that are smaller than 42 inches. It means that it works great for the TV in the bedroom rather than your main home theater system. However, with Bluetooth technology incorporated, 90db of audio, and 3 sound modes. You will get a very good sound system for your home with this one.
5. AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Subwoofer
If you want a bit more of a sound boost than what the AmazonBasics 2.0 channel sound bar provides, this a good step up for just a little more expense. The 2.1 Channel Sound Bar is essentially the same to home audio sound bar. But with the addition of a subwoofer to provide an extra kick in sound quality. It comes with three sound modes that optimize the quality between standard, news, and movies. Also, it provides 92db through its full-range stereo speakers. It is a great option considering the low price and would provide a sound boost to any television set.
4. Vizio SB2920-C6 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
Another great option for those with a lower budget is the Vizio SB2920-C6 2.0 Channel Home Audio Sound Bar. The 29 inch sound bar offers Bluetooth connectivity which you can connect to your TV from 32 inch upwards. Built in 95db expansive audio that will enhance the aesthetics of any home theater system. Using DTS TruSurround and DTS TruVolume technologies, the SB2920-C6 provides excellent sound at all volumes. It has a feature that allows you to stream audio from your mobile devices. Overall, for a budget sound bar this offering from Vizio is about as good as you’re going to get in terms of quality and features.
3. ZVOX AccuVoice AV200
Another popular option is ZVOX Accuvoice AV200. This sound bar will literally fill your room with theater quality sound. The sound bar is incredibly easy to set up, has a handy remote control that will allow you to control it from anywhere in the room. It is a little more expensive than most on this list but we feel the price is warranted in terms of sound quality. Furthermore, as its smaller than most, it offers a much more compact option for those that worry about that sort of thing.
2. Richsound Research TB22OL 2.0 Channel Soundbar
Richsound might not be a brand many of you will know very well if at all but you’ll be very impressed with their latest soundbar offering. It provides rich and crystal clear sound that will bring a marked improvement to the sound coming from your current television. The system uses Bluetooth connectivity, comes with a remote control and has a bunch of features that are designed to really optimize the quality of sound from your television set. At a great price too, it really is an excellent option for those of you that are looking for a soundbar that will not empty your bank account.
1.Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1 Sound Bar
Nakamichi’s Shockwafe Pro is a sound bar designed to offer sound clarity, power, and immersion on an affordable budget. The sound bar provides a detailed, fluid treble and a powerful, bold bass. The gadget also offers excellent dialog clarity and impressive true surround sound. This 7.1 surround sound bar from the reputable Japanese brand is one of the top quality audio systems on the market today. The Shockwafe Pro features dual satellite speakers matched with a powerful yet slim bar and anchored to a wireless sub. A digital overhaul is employed by this device in order to result a much better performance.
So there you have it, 10 sound bars that we think are among the very best in 2018. Some will obviously outperform others or have better features but your decision will come down to what you can afford and what features you actually want. Whether you’re just looking to improve the sound quality that comes from your television set or you want to create theater quality sound for your home, there will be a sound bar in our list for you.
Having tested all of these ourselves, we can honestly say that whichever you choose, you will not be disappointed with the sound quality that they provide.