Best soundbars and soundbases 2019

Product of the year

Best soundbar £500-£1000

Dali Katch One

What’s the Katch? You really need to wall-mount it

Best buys

Best soundbase

Q Acoustics M2

The M2 throws out a sound big enough to match the biggest of TV screens

Best soundbar under £300

Yamaha YAS-207

A natural entertainer, and another chapter in Yamaha's soundbar success story

Best soundbar £300-£500

Sonos Beam

This compact Sonos soundbar could transform your entertainment experience

Best soundbar £1000-£1500

Sony HT-ST5000

The Sony HT-ST5000 takes the Dolby Atmos soundbar to new heights

Best soundbar over £1500

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Huge, expensive and fussy, but Sennheiser’s first soundbar is well worth the money and effort

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