1. Sony HT-CT370

    Sony HT-CT370

    A step forward for Sony’s soundbars, but not the huge stride we were hoping for

    80%
    Our rating
    Available from £229
    Buy
  2. Samsung HW-F750

    Samsung HW-F750

    A valiant effort to bring big sound to a compact unit, but one with some performance flaws

    0%
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  3. Panasonic SC-HTB480

    Panasonic SC-HTB480

    Boosts volume and bass, but not much else. Not a significant improvement on a decent-sounding TV

    0%
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    Available from £239.99
    Buy
  4. Yamaha YSP-1400

    Yamaha YSP-1400

    The YSP-1400 brings big sound to a smaller budget, delivering great value surround sound

    100%
    Our rating
    Available from £213.7
    Buy
  5. Pioneer SBX-300

    Pioneer SBX-300

    It’s testament to the quality of its rivals that the Pioneer struggles to get our thumbs-up – even at this price

    0%
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    Available from £119
    Buy
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  7. KitSound Ovation

    KitSound Ovation

    As affordable as soundbars get, but we’d suggest spending more

    0%
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  8. Sandstrom S42SWLH13

    Sandstrom S42SWLH13

    A great-looking soundbar with plenty of connections and a decent sonic performance

    0%
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  9. Panasonic SC-HTB20

    Panasonic SC-HTB20

    A poor implementation of a neat concept, with poor sound to boot. Disappointing

    0%
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    Available from £299.95
    Buy
  10. LG NB3530A

    LG NB3530A

    Another admirable and attractive soundbar from LG, pipped to that fifth star by fierce competition

    90%
    Our rating
    Available from £138.97
    Buy
  11. Boston Acoustics TVee 26

    Boston Acoustics TVee 26

    A decent effort from Boston Acoustics, but it’s nothing remarkable

    0%
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    Available from £194.35
    Buy

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