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Best soundbars 2021

Best soundbar under £500

Sonos Beam (Gen 2)

The Sonos Beam comes of age with a refined sound and excellent Dolby Atmos interpretation

Best soundbar £500-£1000

Sonos Arc

The Arc remains a great combination of Sonos smarts and Dolby Atmos

Best soundbar £1000-£1500

Sony HT-A7000

Powerful and muscular room-filling Dolby Atmos from a single soundbar

Best soundbar over £1500

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Sennheiser’s Dolby Atmos soundbar is still the high-end benchmark

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