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Top 10 Best TV Sound Bars

Compare the top 10 best TV sound bars using our comparison table below
1) Bose Solo 52) Sony HT-CT803) TaoTronics TV Sound Bar4) Sonos Playbar5) Goodmans GDSB04BT50
Bose Solo 5Buy nowSony HT-CT60Buy nowSonos PlaybarBuy nowGoodmans GDSB04BT50Buy now
Average User Rating (4.4 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.2 / 5)
Power OutputHigh quality80W40WHigh quality50W
Virtual Surround SoundNoYesNoYesNo
SubwooferNoYes (Wired)NoPurchased separatelyBuilt-in
Channels2.02.12.03.1 or 5.1 when combined with subwoofer2.1
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYesYesYesYes
Near Field Communication (NFC) TechnologyNoYesNoNoNo
Remote ControlYesYesYesNoYes
Wall MountableYesYesYesYesYes
Box Contents- Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
- Universal remote control
- Power cord
- Optical digital audio cable
- Coaxial digital audio cable
- User manual
- Sony HT-CT80 Sound Bar Speaker System
- Subwoofer
- Optical cable
- Remote control
- User manual
- TaoTronics TV Sound Bar
- Remote control
- Power cord
- RCA cable
- User manual
- Sonos Playbar Sound Bar Speaker
- Power cord
- Flat ethernel cable
- Toslink optical cable
- User manual
- Goodmans GDSB04BT50 Speaker Bar System
- Remote control
- AC adapter
- User manual
Dimensions (cm)54.8L x 7H x 8.6WSound bar - 90.1L x 5.2H x 8.4W

Subwoofer - 29.6L x 24.3H x 16.5W
Sound bar - 87.5L x 6.5H x 8.7W 90L x 8.5H x 14W81L x 12H x 6.4W
Weight6.35kgSound bar - 2kg

Subwoofer - 2.7kg
Sound bar - 1.8kg5.4kg2.92kg
Warranty2 year1 year18 months2 year1 year
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6) Samsung HW-J2507) Panasonic SC-HTB485EBK8) Azatom Stealth Bar AZHD19) Sony HT-RT510) KitSound Ovation
Samsung HW-J250Buy nowPanasonic SC-HTB480EBKBuy nowAzatom Stealth BarBuy nowSony HT-RT5Buy nowKitSound OvationBuy now
Average User Rating (4.4 / 5) (4.4 / 5) (4.8 / 5) (4.9 / 5) (4.1 / 5)
Power Output80W250W150W550W60W
Virtual Surround SoundYesYesYesYesYes
SubwooferBuilt-inYes (Wireless)Built-inYes (Wireless)Purchased separately
Channels2.22.12.25.12.1 when combined with subwoofer
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYesYesYesYes
Near Field Communication (NFC) TechnologyNoYesNoYesNo
Remote ControlYesYesYesYesYes
Wall MountableYesYesYesYesYes
Box Contents- Samsung HW-J250 Sound Bar Speaker System
- Remote control
- User manual
- Panasonic SC-HTB485EBK Sound Bar System
- Subwoofer
- Remote control
- AC mains lead
- Wall mount bracket
- User manual
- Azaom Stealth Bar AZHD1 Sound Bar System
- Remote control
- Power cord
- User manual
- Sony HT-RT5 Sound Bar System
- Subwoofer
- 2 x Rear speakers (wireless)
- Remote control
- Optical cable
- Auto calibration mic
- AV mouse
- User manual
- KitSound Ovation Sound Bar Speaker
- Remote control
- 3.5mm audio cable
- 3.5mm jack to RCA jack audio cable
- Optical audio cable
- HDMI cable
- Wall mounting bracket
- User manual
Dimensions (cm)72L x 6.7H x 7.5WSound bar - 95L x 5.3H x 11W

Subwoofer - 30.6L x 40.8H x 18W
81.5L x 9.5H x 12.5WSound bar - 108L x 5.6H x 12.8W

Subwoofer - 38.6L x 38.3H x 19.1W
80L x 8.5H x 9W
Weight1.8kg Sound bar - 2.5kg

Subwoofer - 5kg
5kgSound bar - 3.8kg

Subwoofer - 8.5kg
4.3kg
Warranty1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year
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A Guide To The Best TV Sound Bars

Azatom Stealth Bar

Some sound bars such as the Azatom Stealth Bar will come with a built-in subwoofer.

A sound bar is an audio device which is a substitution for your TV’s speakers as a sound bar is designed to have far superior audio quality to a TV. Some sound bars will come with a separate subwoofer which provides enhanced bass but a lot of sound bars will already have a subwoofer built-in making it more space efficient.

If your TV’s standard built-in speakers do not meet your expectations and you don’t want a separate speaker system as this takes up space and can make your TV stand look untidy, then a sound bar would be an ideal solution. Sound bars has a sleek design which allows it to sit on top or just below your TV and they are all pretty much wall mountable as well.

Like anything, prices can vary but you can pick up a sound bar for relatively cheap although the quality may not be as good as the mid-range or higher-end sound bars.  However, it does more than just replace your TV’s speakers, you can also play music through your Bluetooth sound bar with any Bluetooth enabled audio device.

Being able to play music through your Bluetooth sound bar won’t eliminate the need to buy a Bluetooth speaker unless you only plan to use the speaker at home.  Unlike a sound bar, you can take a portable Bluetooth speaker with you absolutely anywhere!  

 

How To Choose The Best TV Sound Bar

We have analysed the best sound bar speakers available on the market and we’ve compiled our unbiased conclusion into a top 10 best TV sound bars table which we hope you would find useful.

To those who are unfamiliar with some of the features of a sound bar, we’ll explain what the features and terms are below:

Power output – This is measured in watts, the higher the watts the louder the speakers are able to play without distorting. Some manufacturers do not provide the power output information in watts but the ones shown in the best sound bars table above will usually be loud enough for most people.

Virtual surround soundVirtual surround sound attempts to give you the effect that there are more sources of sound than there actually is.

Subwoofer – Also known as a sub, a subwoofer is designed to give added bass to your speakers. This will come as a separate unit with some sound bars whereas other sound bars will have a built-in subwoofer.

Having a separate subwoofer may mean you will have higher sound quality but it’s also quite a big unit so will take up a lot of space. Subs can also connect to your sound bar either wired or wireless, so if you don’t want a lot of wires sticking out or you want to place the sub a bit further away, then a wireless sub may be something to consider.

On the other hand a sound bar with a built-in sub will still have high sound quality depending on the model of course, but it will save a lot of space and look a lot neater.

Channels – The number of the left will indicate the number of speakers there are and the number on the right is how many subs there are. The speakers are usually built into a sound bar therefore if a sound bar has a channel of 2.1 there won’t be two speakers visible.

Bluetooth connectivity – This allows any Bluetooth enabled audio device such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, MP3 player, etc to connect wirelessly and play music through the sound bar.  If you’re going to be using a sound bar mainly for music then a mini Bluetooth speaker or iPhone docking station may be more suitable.

Near field communication (NFC) technology – NFC is a method of wireless data transfer that works when the devices are within close proximity. For example, if you want to use your smart phone to play music via the sound bar your phone will automatically detect the sound bar rather than you having to search for the device in your Bluetooth settings.