Soundbar Reviews

As flat-panel HDTVs have gotten increasingly thinner, so has their sound quality. The soundbar was born to provide a higher-quality audio experience than your HDTV delivers in a convenient all-in-one box. Most soundbars on the market are active (or powered), combining the speakers, amplification, and audio inputs (sometimes video inputs, too) into one box that sits near your TV.

Some manufacturers offer passive (non-powered) left/center/right soundbars to replace the front channels in a surround sound setup. These days, the configurations are endless: Soundbars can have two, three, five, or even seven speaker channels. Sometimes they’re packaged with separate surrounds and/or subwoofers, and sometimes they’re not.

Check out our review archive below to read about the latest entries to this popular category.

• Five Tips to Pick the Right Soundbar

  • Majority Audio Naga 60 and 80 Soundbar Review

    Majority has clearly done their homework, squeezing maximum performance out of each driver and precisely tuning the software processing. The result is cohesive, dynamic sound that transcends the simple...

  • Samsung HW-Q990D Review: Samsung’s new flagship soundbar boasts the same excellent sound, with one key update

    It’s not an understatement to say that this soundbar delivers a master class in showcasing the kind of quality that’s possible in a soundbar.

  • Bose TV Speaker Vs Bose Solo Soundbar Series II: Which One Should You Choose?

    Uncover the differences between Bose Solo Soundbar Series II and the Bose TV Speaker to find the perfect addition to your home entertainment setup.

  • Soundbar VS Speakers for PC - Comparison, Pros and Cons

    Discover the pros and cons of using a soundbar vs speakers for PC sound system. Find out which is the better surround sound system for your audio needs!

  • Soundbar VS Speakers For TV: Which Is Better

    Discover the ultimate surround sound system experience for your TV audio with our soundbar VS speakers for TV comparison. Learn pros and cons of both.

  • SoundBlaster Katana SE Review: Transform Gaming with Exceptional Audio & RGB Lights

    Up your gaming experience and immersion with the Katana SE.

  • Elevate Your Echo Dot's Audio Game with These Must-Have Soundbars in 2023

    Say goodbye to average audio quality! Explore our handpicked selection of soundbars compatible with Echo Dot and transform your entertainment experience. Get started today!

  • Polk Magnifi Max AX Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review - Great sound, great price

    Polk's Magnifi Max AX mixes great performance and versatility for a winning combination.

  • Samsung HW-Q990C Soundbar Review - Cinematic Spectacle

    Samsung’s latest flagship Soundbar is another Dolby Atmos powerhouse.

  • Monoprice SB-300 Soundbar Review - Atmos on the Cheap

    Monoprice incorporates Dolby Atmos into its SB-300 soundbar system for under $200, but does it work?

  • Denon Home Sound Bar 550 Review - A Versatile Sonos Alternative

    The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 packs a lot of features into its compact chassis, but how does it stand up to the competition?

  • Sony HT-A3000 Soundbar Review

    Sony’s cheapest Dolby Atmos soundbar is capable, but you can get more for less

  • Klipsch Cinema 1200 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos Soundbar System Review

    It packs a powerful punch with its 12" subwoofer

  • Samsung Q990B 11.1.4 Dolby Atmos / DTS:X Soundbar Review

    This soundbar system puts a home theater in your living room

  • Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review - Fully Immersive All-In-One

    A perfect all-in-one Atmos soundbar for anyone living the audiophile lifestyle

  • Samsung S800B Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 Soundbar Review - Super Slim & Superior Sound

    Samsung's latest soundbar is slim enough to go where no Dolby Atmos soundbar has gone before.

  • LG's Flagship Soundbar is a Big Hit - SN11RG Reviewed

    LG hits all the right notes with this Meridian-tuned 7.1.4 soundbar - it's loaded with features and delivers one of the most immersive listening experiences we’ve heard from a...

  • Bose Smart Soundbar 300 Reviewed

    This smart yet simple one-piece solution delivers a great upgrade your TV sound, especially if you value simple setup and enhanced dialogue intelligibility

  • Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar Review

    Yamaha’s affordable two-piece delivers good bass and works well for music and movies alike.

  • Roku Streambar First Look

    One side of the small box containing Roku's Streambar consists simply of six silver words that stand out on an otherwise solid background in the company's familiar shade of...

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