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Soundbars are the fastest growing speaker category in all of consumer electronics and home theater. Soundbars are speakers specifically designed to provide sound from today's amazingly thin HDTV sets. With built-in DVD or built-in Blu-ray players - these often HDMI powered, thin speaker systems play the role of a 3.1 or 5.1 surround sound speaker system and an HDMI receiver for far less of a price. Read below for all of the latest developments in the world of soundbars. See our Soundbar Review page for reviews of the top performing home theater soundbars from the likes of Yamaha, Bowers & Wilkins, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology.

K.I.S.S. AV Launches Sonic Vortex-Powered Soundbar Killer on Kickstarter

K.I.S.S. AV Launches Sonic Vortex-Powered Soundbar Killer on Kickstarter

By Dennis Burger

 

Over the past few years, a number of speaker manufacturers have created speaker systems that attempt to replicate the advantages of powered soundbars--the easy setup, the small footprint, the minimal wiring, the internal processing and amplification--without their typical shortcomings: namely,... Read More

 
VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Lineup with Google Cast

VIZIO Launches New Soundbar Lineup with Google Cast

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

VIZIO has unveiled details on its full 2016 soundbar lineup, which includes nine models priced from $179.99 to $499.99. All models include both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with integrated Google Cast technology to stream audio from popular apps that support casting.... Read More

 
Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Sony has introduced a full slate of new audio products, including a soundbar, two new wireless speakers, two new AV receivers, a USB turntable, a 4K upconverting Blu-ray player, and a new universal disc player. Details on all the new... Read More

 
VIZIO Gets Heavily Into Google Cast With New UHD TVs and Audio Gear

VIZIO Gets Heavily Into Google Cast With New UHD TVs and Audio Gear

By Brent Butterworth

 

Last week, VIZIO invited journalists to its Irvine, California, headquarters to see its company's latest TVs and audio products, which were notable at least as much for their aggressive incorporation of Google technologies as they were for their design and... Read More

 
Atlantic Technology Debuts FS3 Three-in-One Speaker

Atlantic Technology Debuts FS3 Three-in-One Speaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Atlantic Technology's new FS3 Front Stage Loudspeaker combines three two-way speakers in a 42-inch-long cabinet in an L/C/R configuration. Each speaker uses two long-throw 3.5-inch Composite Polypropylene/Paper woofers and a 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter. The back panel features push-style binding... Read More

 
LHLabs Announces $299 Inspire 5 Soundbar

LHLabs Announces $299 Inspire 5 Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

LHLabs has announced a new $299 soundbar, the Inspire 5, which was co-developed by Starke Sound and incorporates that company's patented Linear Magnetic Field Driver and Soundspace Expansion technologies. The Inspire 5 includes Bluetooth 4.0, USB, auxiliary and stereo L/R... Read More

 
Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no denying the popularity of soundbars, but is that popularity a plus or minus for the audio industry as a whole? Jeff Berman poses that question to several popular AV retailers. Read More

 
Samsung to Debut Atmos-Capable Soundbar with Wireless Surrounds

Samsung to Debut Atmos-Capable Soundbar with Wireless Surrounds

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Samsung has announced a new Atmos-capable soundbar, the HW-K950. This soundbar will incorporate forward-facing and up-firing drivers to re-create the overhead effects of Atmos, and the package will also include surround speakers that have up-firing drivers. The HW-K950 also comes... Read More

 
Klipsch Debuts $400 R-4B Soundbar

Klipsch Debuts $400 R-4B Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Klipsch has introduced a new lower-priced soundbar system, called the R-4B, that combines a two-way soundbar and 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer. The R-4B soundbar uses dual 2.5-inch midrange fiber composite woofers and two lightweight 0.25-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters coupled with... Read More

 
Definitive Technology Debuts Low-Profile Soundbar

Definitive Technology Debuts Low-Profile Soundbar

By HomeTheaterReview.com

 

Definitive Technology's new W Studio Micro is the company's lowest-profile soundbar to date, measuring just 1.75 inches tall and 43 inches wide. This 3.1 system uses four three-inch mid-woofers and three one-inch aluminum dome tweeters powered by seven discrete channels... Read More