Many people love the look of flat screen TVs and the high definition sharpness it gives. However, it’s disappointing when you take it home and the sound quality is not what you expected. Thankfully, there are a number of sound bars available to enhance the audio experience. Some of these sound bars are so good, they may completely capture more of your attention than the flat screen.
1. AmazonBasics 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar
This 2.0 channel sound bar measures 31 inches. Note that this sound bar is best for TVs that measure less than 42 inches. It’s also bluetooth enabled, making it really easy to connect it to any mobile device or computer. Enjoy full range stereo speaker with 3 sound modes; standard, news, and movie. The volume goes up to 95 dB and can be turned up loudly without becoming distorted. The downside is that there is no center channel. Users have said that the DSP setting has the most balance on movie mode.
2. VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
This 2.1 channel sound bar is 38 inches long and has a wireless subwoofer. The VIZIO sound bar has bluetooth connectivity and can be mounted on the wall. Conveniently, a remote is included. You’ll get crisp and clear sound, even when actors begin to mumble. The sound bar easily turns off and on with the TV. Some users have had to conduct a factory reset because of malfunctions later on while using the sound bar. It’s recommended that you increase the highs in order to make the sound more spacious and provide a surround sound feel.
3. SoundPal SP603 37-Inch Wireless Audio 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
This 2.0 sound bar is 37 inches. SoundPal lets you use the bluetooth or the AUX cable jacks located on the side to play music, movies, and more. You can switch between music, movie, and night for audio options. It can be mounted on the wall and includes a remote control as well. Some users have complained that the sound has no bass. Some users of the SoundPal have dropped it numerous times and found the speaker to be quite durable. Expect great sound and an even better battery life. Despite it’s small size, the sound quality is surprisingly good。
4. NAKAMICHI SHOCKWAFE PRO 7.1 Ch 45-Inch Sound Bar with 8” Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers
This sound bar is 45 inches with an 8 inch wireless subwoofer. Unlike the other sound bars, this one is enabled with 7.1 channel technology with high realism sound. If you’re looking for a speaker that has high impact sound that fills the room, you’ve found it in this 400 watt speaker. The Nakamichi has an output of 104 dB with deep bass and crystal clear sound. It integrates DTS Digital Surround and Dolby Audio and includes a learning remote. It’s Very easy to set up, although, some users have had problems with bluetooth connectivity. It works flawlessly with XBOX One, Cable, Blu ray and it’s great for movies and games.
5. Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
This HD theater sound bar booms powerful sound from a 10 inch subwoofer. It has an easy to use Plug ‘N Play connectivity with Dolby Digital Decoder. Get a fuller sound with 3D surround mode. There are a few different outputs to choose from including; 3.5mm analog, RCA analog, and Digital Optical. With the Klipsch, you can expect, full sound, clear dialogue, and broad sound stage. Many users have said that it’s far superior to any other sound bar they’ve ever had. It’s great for selective ears that enjoy crisp highs and mid-range clarity.
6. Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar
The Bose has a 4k pass-through bringing unmatched quality to music, movies, and TV. The tech is equipped with NFC pairing, wi-fi technology, and is bluetooth enabled, giving you the ability to listen to Spotify, Pandora, Prime Music, and your own personal storage. The Bose gives you surround sound, a 300 wireless bass module plus Adapted Audio, which calibrates the sound to your room. It may not have the most simple set up though. Some users have had to reach out to a customer service specialist.
7. VIZIO S4251w-B4 42-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer & Satellite Speakers
This VIZIO 42 inch sound bar can turn up to 102 dB. The sound bar is also wireless and bluetooth enabled. The full package includes the sound bar, wireless subwoofer, 2x rear satellite speakers, display remote, RCA to 3.5mm audio cable, digital coaxial cable, optical digital cable, wall mounts, quick start guide, sound bar power cable, wireless subwoofer, and RCA cables for satellite speakers. Turn off the Vzt Rmt setting in order to prevent the sound bar from turning off if it doesn’t receive an audio signal. This is a default feature that will occur unless manually changed. No users have mentioned having installation issues, so expect an easy to install.
8. Samsung HW-J355 2.1 Channel 120 Watt Wireless Audio Soundbar
The Samsung 2.1 channel sound bar is 37 inches and can be mounted on the wall. The 120 watt system connects with bluetooth, has USB and TV sound connections, and an optical wired subwoofer. As with many sound bars, you can customize the bass, treble, and subwoofer to your liking. Some users like the product so much that they purchased a second one. You can count on this sound system to provide overall great sound.
9. 2.1 Soundbar w 8.0″ wireless subwoofer and MAXBASS chip by Sound Appeal
This 2.1 channel sound bar has an 8 inch subwoofer. There is a MAXBASS chip integrated into the 400 watt hardware. The system is integrated with CSR bluetooth 4.0 and includes a remote. It’s unique in that it has a blue backlit LCD screen on the front. The entire package includes; wireless 8″ subwoofer, bluetooth sound bar, remote, power cables, antenna, tripod stands, wall mounting bracket, optical cable, RCA cable, and an aux cable. Users appreciate the sharp crisp sound and powerful bass from this sound bar. The only downside to this speaker is the treble adjustment and that it lacks internal memory to remember settings.
10. Harman Kardon SB26 Advanced Soundbar with Bluetooth and Powered Wireless Subwoofer
This package includes a 35 inch sound bar and a powered, wireless subwoofer. The 120 watt, 2.0 channel speaker that includes remote and can be wall mounted. The speaker has 3 inputs; optical, coaxial, and HDMI. As far as sound goes, users like the warm mids and crisp highs. The speaker has virtual surround sound with lots of depth. Keep in mind that the virtual surround has to be turned on manually during each usage. It’s easy to mount, so more than likely, you’ll be able to install it yourself. This sound bar will deliver all the quality that you expect for TV and music listening. It makes speech clear, rich, and powerful enough to rattle windows. Users say that it has a surprising amount of bass.
As you can see, sound bars can vary greatly. The one that you choose will depend on how much power you’re looking for and your preferred method of connectivity. All of them have a similar look and feel, being black, slender bars. However, what’s inside varies from speaker to speaker. Also, some of these include subwoofers, which really intensify the sound.