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Best Soundbars and soundbases 2017

Product of the year

Best soundbase

Q Acoustics M2

"The M2 throws out a soundfield that even feels adequate in the company of a 65in screen”

Best buys

Best soundbar under £500

Yamaha YAS-207

“It doesn’t get bogged down with details so much that it forgets how to have a good time”

Best soundbar £1000+

Sony HT-ST5000

“An accomplished Atmos sound that sends the competition hiding”

Best soundbar £500-£1000

Dali Kubik One

“A massive success in a gorgeous package”

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