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

There's no escaping it, TV speakers are pretty rubbish. Even the sets that promise the most room-filling, clearest audio via their built-in drivers are often massive letdowns compared to dedicated speakers.

Thankfully, soundbars are here to pick up the slack, and while some of the more basic options can be found at reasonable prices, the ones worth spending your money on with features like Dolby Atmos and 4K HDMI passthrough are usually a bit more expensive. Luckily for you, we've compiled some of the best soundbar deals around, meaning you can save some of your hard-earned cash and enjoy better TV audio.

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.


Best soundbar deals under £100

Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar was £129

Hisense HS214 all-in-one soundbar was £129 now £99 at Amazon (save £30)
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.

Best soundbar deals £100 to £250

Yamaha SR-C20A was £239

Yamaha SR-C20A was £239 now £169 at Amazon (save £70)
Yamaha's C20 soundbar offers upgraded TV audio on a compact scale - what's not to like?
Read our full Yamaha SR-C20A review.

Denon DHT-S216

Denon DHT-S216 now £199 £149 at Amazon (save £50)
Denon is renowned for its stellar AVRs, but the company also makes some decent inexpensive soundbars. At this price, this Denon might not have top-tier features, but it's a great starter soundbar for the price. It features Dolby Digital and DTS encoding, Bluetooth connection and HDMI Arc support.

Samsung S50B now £280

Samsung S50B now £280 was £160 at Amazon (save £120)
A Dolby Atmos soundbar at this price is practically unheard of, and while we haven't tested this Samsung option, we also can't overlook this deal. With eARC, wireless streaming and support for Atmos and Virtual DTS:X, this 3.0 channel bar might be a Prime Day hidden gem.

Denon DHT-S316 was £279

Denon DHT-S316 was £279 now £199 at Amazon (save £80)
Like the look of the other Denon but fancy a soundbar with a bit more oomph? The DHT-S316 includes a dedicated wireless sub for enhanced bass without the clutter of cords. It also includes Dolby Digital and DTS encoding, alongside Denon's speech enhancing mode.

Bose TV Speaker now £270

Bose TV Speaker now £270 was £199 at Amazon (save £71)
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.
Read our full Bose TV Speaker review

Bose Solo 5 Soundbar £240

Bose Solo 5 Soundbar £240 £150 at John Lewis (save £90)
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. Read our full Bose Solo 5 review.

Bose Solo Soundbar Series II was £180

Bose Solo Soundbar Series II was £180 now £169 at Amazon (save £11)
The second generation Solo Soundbar from Bose delivers the same prospect as the first: a simple upgrade to your TV's sound. Connect it via an optical, AUX or coaxial cable and you're set, or connect wirelessly via Bluetooth if you'd prefer. We haven't tested this one, but considering the simple proposition, we're fairly inclined to believe Bose that it will indeed provide more direct sound compared to your TV's speakers.

Sony HT-S350 soundbar

Sony HT-S350 soundbar was £299 now £259 at Amazon (save £40)
Be quick and you can nab Sony's 2.1-channel, 320W soundbar and wireless subwoofer combo cut-price at Amazon. 

Panasonic SC-HTB490 was £249

Panasonic SC-HTB490 was £249 now £189 at Amazon (save £60)
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. 

Best soundbar deals £250 to £500

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 was £899

Bowers and Wilkins Panorama 3 was £899 now £499 at Peter Tyson (save £400)
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.

Sony HT-S40R was £350

Sony HT-S40R was £350 now £279 at Amazon (save £71)
Not one we've tested but wireless 5.1 systems at this price don't come along every day. The catch is that it isn't completely wireless, requiring an included compact wireless amplifier to power the rear speakers. But if you have the space to house it this looks to be a decent compact system with Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, a USB port, plus optical and analogue inputs. 

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 was £599

Denon Home Sound Bar 550 was £599 now £399 at Richer Sounds (save £200)
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. 

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) was £499

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) was £499 now £449 at Peter Tyson (save £50)
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.

Best soundbar deals £500 to £1000

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 was £899

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 was £899 now £799 at Amazon (save £100)
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.
Read our full Bose Smart Soundbar 900 review.

Sonos Arc soundbar was £899

Sonos Arc soundbar was £899 now £799 at Peter Tyson (save £130)
This soundbar delivers five-star Dolby Atmos performance and WiFi connectivity for easy music streaming and integration with other Sonos products. Read our full Sonos Arc review.

Best soundbar deals over £1000

Sony HT-A7000 was £1299

Sony HT-A7000 was £1299 now £1099 at (save £200)
This five-star, 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 one for £200 off the usual asking price right now.
Read our full Sony HT-A7000 review.

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus was £1299

Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus was £1299 now £1149 at Sevenoaks (save £150)
Sennheiser's Ambeo Plus impresses with a wide, spacious soundfield, 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. To get this price, use code GDSAVE100 at checkout. Read our full Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus review.

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.