Best soundbars and soundbases 2020

Product of the year

Best soundbar £750-£1500

Sonos Arc

The first Sonos soundbar with Dolby Atmos is an absolute belter

Best buys

Best soundbar under £300

Yamaha YAS-207

Nothing has beaten this excellent and affordable Yamaha soundbar system

Best soundbar £300-£750

Sonos Beam

This compact Sonos soundbar remains a superb choice

Best soundbar over £1500

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Sennheiser’s Dolby Atmos soundbar remains the high-end benchmark

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