It's time to face the ugly truth, your TV speakers aren't good. No matter how amazing they're advertised to be, the speakers you'll find built into your TV are likely small, downward-firing speakers that can't live up to their potential due to feeble-sized drivers.
As flat-panel technology improves and TVs get thinner, real estate for drivers is ever decreasing, and your TV's in-built speakers have an almost impossible task of delivering sound that matches up with the dizzying visuals onscreen. But there is a cost-effective way to hear dialogue more clearly and up the ante with film soundtracks. Just grab yourself a great-value TV soundbar from some excellent brands currently discounted.
A soundbar is a simple solution to boost your TV's sonic performance without cluttering your lounge with multiple speakers and a chunky AV amplifier. You just pop it in front of the TV, hook it up (either physically or wirelessly) and voila, you're all set!
There are currently some extra-tasty deals to be snapped up on wallet-friendly TV soundbars, as well as some excellent savings on more premium options if you're partnering with a bigger flagship TV.
Not sure which model is right for you? We have buying guides with all the info on the best soundbars and the best Dolby Atmos soundbars that we've tested across a range of prices. And at the more affordable end of the market, our best budget soundbars page has you covered.
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- Sevenoaks soundbar deals (opens in new tab)
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- Peter Tyson soundbar deals (opens in new tab)
The best soundbar deals
- Bose Smart Soundbar 900
£899£789 at Amazon (save £110) (opens in new tab)
- Sonos Arc soundbar
£899£779 at Richer Sounds (save £120) (opens in new tab)
Bose Smart Soundbar 900
£899 £789 at Amazon (save £110) (opens in new tab) This slick soundbar has all the specs you'd expect from Bose with wifi connectivity, Airplay, Bluetooth, Chromecast and multi-room streaming. Sonically it produces an impressively wide soundfield and an articulate and crisp Dolby Atmos performance.
Sonos Arc soundbar
£899 £779 at Richer Sounds (save £100) (opens in new tab) This soundbar delivers five-star Dolby Atmos performance and WiFi connectivity for easy music streaming and integration with other Sonos products. USe code SOUNDBAR20 at checkout.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)
£449 £425 at Sevenoaks (save £24) (opens in new tab)
Sonos's impressive mid-level soundbar is a top notch performer, especially at this price. Being a Sonos product, WIFI is on board as is HDMI eARC and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3
£899 £499 at Peter Tyson (save £400) (opens in new tab) Bowers & Wilkins's first Dolby Atmos soundbar is a sleek, stand-alone system that delivers 3.1.2 channels of audio from a single unit. There’s Amazon Alexa onboard for hands-free voice commands and streaming is well catered for with AirPlay 2, aptX Adaptive Bluetooth and Spotify Connect, while high-resolution listening is supported via the Bowers & Wilkins Music App.
£2199 £1799 at Sevenoaks (save £400) (opens in new tab)
Standing almost 1.3m wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space, but it takes up much less space than a full home cinema, sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. This is a hefty discount on Sennheiser's stellar soundbar so snap it up while you can.
Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar
£129 £89 at Amazon (save £40) (opens in new tab)
Not a model we've tested but at this price Hisense's 65cm 'bar with multiple connections (line-in, USB, Bluetooth, optical, HDMI out ARC), three Audio Modes (movie, music and news) and a bundled universal remote presents an awful lot to like.
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
£599 £439 at Peter Tyson (save £160)
(opens in new tab)This is a good deal on what looks like a very good soundbar. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HEOS built-in and AirPlay 2 support combine to make it one of the more feature-rich of its kind we've seen.
£249 £179 at Amazon (save £70) (opens in new tab)This svelte soundbar, designed to be wall-mounted, has two full-range, forward-facing 4.5 x 12cm drive units, two bass reflex ports adjacent to the drivers to help enhance lower frequencies within the narrow chassis, and a total power output of 160W. Its connectivity options are on the more basic side: you get HDMI (ARC), optical input, Bluetooth and a USB socket -so no wi-fi connectivity or streaming service support - but for those looking for a tidy, discrete soundbar this slender option might just fit the bill.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage
£1499 £1399 at Peter Tyson (save £100) (opens in new tab)
The Beosound Stage, much like the rest of B&O's product portfolio. blends sound and style to create an elegant Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbar. At £200 off the asking price, it's a great time to get your hands on this sophisticated soundbar.
Bose TV Speaker
£270 £219 at Amazon (save £51) (opens in new tab) This soundbar thrives on simplicity: there's a one-connection set-up to your TV via an optical audio cable or an HDMI. You can use your current TV remote to control the volume of the speaker and it detects the signal from your TV when turned on and automatically turns on, too. There's Bluetooth for streaming and setting for vocal clarity and extra bass too.
Bose Solo 5 Soundbar
£240 £150 at John Lewis (save £90) (opens in new tab)
Bose's Solo 5 soundbar is a simple and effective way to improve your TV's audio. It's not got all the bells and whistles of more expensive soundbars, however, at £150 it's a solid deal.