The best soundbar deals 2023: Sonos, Sony, JBL, Bose and more

It's time for a reality check, your TV doesn't sound good. Even the best five-star TVs we test compromise when it comes to built-in audio. There are some rare exceptions, but generally speaking, you can certainly do better than the speakers that are inside your set. 

Put simply, TV audio quality usually diminishes with the introduction of super-thin panel technology, it becomes even harder for manufacturers to find room for drivers at all, let alone drivers of a decent size. This often leads to audio quality and clarity being heavily compromised, something a soundbar can help remedy greatly. 

If you haven't got the time or space to set up a surround speaker package, an excellent cost-effective way to hear dialogue more clearly and enjoy film soundtracks is with the help of a soundbar. 

While some of the more basic options can be found at reasonable prices, the bars that also include features like Dolby Atmos and 4K HDMI passthrough are usually a bit more expensive.

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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Best soundbar deals under £100

Hisense HS214 was £99

Hisense HS214 was £99 now £79 at Amazon (save £20)
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 is a great way to upgrade your TV sound while spending very little.
Read the full Hisense HS214 review.

Roku Streambar was £130

Roku Streambar was £130 now £60 at Argos (save £70)
The cheapest bar on our list of recommendations here, the Roku Streambar earned four stars when we reviewed it. Not only is this a soundbar, but it also offers streaming smarts and access to major video streaming platforms. We noted that the bar sounds direct and well-projected, supported by a great feature set and the ability to go loud.
It also offers HDMI (ARC), optical, and USB inputs to help the bar pair well with most TV and AV gear. 

Sony HT-SF150 was £150

Sony HT-SF150 was £150 now £99 at Amazon (save £51)
An excellent budget soundbar, the Sony HT-SF150 will do a lot to take your TV's audio up a notch from its built-in speakers. We gave this bar a solid four-star review, praising its premium looks, impressive scale and width, and of course, its accessible pricepoint. Featuring HDMI (ARC) optical, and USB inputs, this bar should slot into almost any set-up. 

Best soundbar deals £100 to £250

Yamaha YAS209 was £279

Yamaha YAS209 was £279 now £199 at Amazon (save £80)
Yamaha's YAS209 soundbar is an impressive budget soundbar – not only that, but it comes with a subwoofer for extending the bass response of whatever you're watching. In our four-star review of this package, we commended the spacious, weighty sound as well as well-placed 'surround' effects. This bar offers HDMI (ARC) alongside optical connectivity.
Also available at Richer Sounds for VIP Club members.

Best soundbar deals £250 to £500

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 was £899

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 was £899 now £399 at Peter Tyson (save £500)
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.
Read our full B&W Panorama 3 review.

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 was £449

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 was £449 now £399 at Richer Sounds (save £50)
This is a good deal on what looks like a very good soundbar. We haven't tested this bar out, but with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HEOS built-in, and AirPlay 2 support on board, it is one of the more feature-rich soundbars we've seen. 

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) was £499

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) was £499 now £379 at John Lewis (save £120)
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.
Read our full Sonos Beam (Gen 2) review.

Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 1100 £800

Harman Kardon Citation Multibeam 1100 £800 £499 at Peter Tyson (save £301)
This sleek, fuss-free Dolby Atmos soundbar delivers precise and detailed audio, as well as pleasingly well-projected sound and some hearty low-end kick as well. It's even equipped with HDMI passthrough, meaning you won't have to fully sacrifice a port on your TV.

Best soundbar deals £500 to £1000

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 was £899

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 was £899 now £699 at Amazon (save £250)
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 sound field and an articulate and crisp Dolby Atmos performance. Click the apply £40 voucher box.
Read our full Bose Smart Soundbar 900 review.

Sonos Arc soundbar was £899

Sonos Arc soundbar was £899 now £680 at Amazon (save £219)
This soundbar delivers five-star Dolby Atmos performance and WiFi connectivity for easy music streaming and integration with other Sonos products. It's sat proudly in our Hall of Fame for good reason.
Read our full Sonos Arc review.

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus was £1299

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus was £1299 now £899 at Amazon (save £400)
Sennheiser's Ambeo Plus impresses with a wide, spacious sound field, excellent musical ability, and a fine spread of useful features and connectivity options. HDMI inputs are included as are a number of different steaming options, from Bluetooth to Spotify Connect. The Ambeo Plus sits among the best Dolby Atmos soundbars at this level. 
Read our full Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus review.

Sony HT-A7000 was £1299

Sony HT-A7000 was £1299 now £969 at Sevenoaks (save £330)
This Award-winning soundbar delivers amazing Atmos and a bountiful feature set that culminates in a truly impressive soundbar. Equally as impressive are these savings, meaning you can get a big discount off the usual asking price right now.
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2023 winner
Read our full Sony HT-A7000 review

Best soundbar deals over £1000

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Max  was £2199

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Max was £2199 now £1799 at Sevenoaks (save £400)
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.

Lewis Empson
Staff Writer

Lewis Empson is a Staff Writer on What Hi-Fi?. He was previously Gaming and Digital editor for Cardiff University's 'Quench Magazine', Lewis graduated in 2021 and has since worked on a selection of lifestyle magazines and regional newspapers. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming, gigs and regular cinema trips.

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  • Babur72
    Picked-up the SONY HT-A7000 soundbar, SA-RS5 rear surrounds & SA-SW5 sub. during SONY’s pre-Xmas promotion to partner existing SONY Bravia XR 4K UHD TV. Combined with price match offer, saved over £900- on SONY UK MSRP.

    Despite it’s class leading connectivity, functionality & sonic performance - particularly with respect to movies & TV - i doubt that i’d be willing to part with much more if I was shopping around now. And probably not at SONY’s current prices.

    Although complex movie scenes, dialogue & soundtracks are handled with aplomb, i do think there are a few soundbar & sub. options, a couple of them for significantly less, that offer slightly better replay of stereo or multi-channel music.
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