Best soundbar deals 2022: LG, Samsung, Sony and more

When you watch TV, would you like to experience a more powerful cinematic sound? Why, of course, you would! Whether it's a dialog-heavy indie-flick, the latest Hollywood blockbuster or a binge-worthy Netflix series, a decent soundbar will improve your viewing immeasurably. 

What's more, you don't have to drop thousands on a fancy, bespoke home theater set-up with 13 channels and more subwoofers than chairs to enjoy a powerful cinematic sound – you can do that with a soundbar, too. Soundbars won't usually break the bank either, especially with a deal. 

Here's our pick of the best deals from online retailers on a selection of sound-boosting TV soundbar solutions. Oh, and don't forget, we've also got a dedicated Best soundbars buying guide, and a special feature which will show you how to choose and set up a soundbar, so there'll be no issues when it arrives.

JBL Bar 2.1 (opens in new tab)

Bar 2.1 Deep Bass: was $350 now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
JBL's entry-level 'bars are popular because they provide a big improvement to your TV's sound on a budget. The Bar 2.1 Deep Bass adds a wireless subwoofer to boot. The sub's 6-1/2" down-firing woofer promises a low-end rumble worthy of its name. 

Ambeo Max: was (opens in new tab)

Ambeo Max: was $2500 now $2000 at Crutchfield
(opens in new tab)Standing over four feet wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space. But it sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Relatively expensive by soundbar standards, but worth investigating if you can get a discount. Five Stars

Sony HT-G700:  $599 (opens in new tab)

Sony HT-G700: $599 $398 at Amazon (save $201) (opens in new tab)
The Sony HT-G700 has got a big, weighty sound that makes for an impressive and engaging Dolby Atmos listening experience, all the while coming in a solid, stylish package. At less than $400, the HT-G700 is a good soundbar and an even better deal for a bar that comes packed with its own wireless subwoofer alongside a dedicated HDMI input. If you aren't interested in multi-room support, this soundbar is a great way to upgrade the sound of any TV.

Roku Streambar:  $129 (opens in new tab)

Roku Streambar: $129 $79 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
Roku has its own soundbar, the Streambar, and it's got direct, well-projected sound with a solid feature list, and most importantly can get loud without issue. If you need a cheap upgrade for your TV, this is it. Plus, the Roku Streambar is also its very own full-fledged Roku device with all the familiar Roku features you already probably know and love, so it's a great way to make a TV smart and easily stream all the 4K HDR content you could ever want. Check it out while supplies last.

LG SP8YA (opens in new tab)

LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $800 $400 at Best Buy (save $400) (opens in new tab)
This Dolby Atmos soundbar with a wireless sub has much of the connectivity and features of LG's higher-end models. There's eARC, plus another HDMI 2.1 input with 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10 pass-through, as well as an optical input and a USB port. Streaming is well catered for too – alongside Bluetooth and wi-fi, there’s Chromecast and Apple Airplay 2. Sonically this 3.1.2 package punches above its weight with a broad, vibrant soundstage that can easily match the cinematic scale of larger screens. It can also be upgraded to 5.1.2 by the addition of the SPK8 2.0 surround kit Four stars.

Vizio Elevate:  $1099 (opens in new tab)

Vizio Elevate: $1099 $899 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We haven't reviewed this Vizio bar yet, but by all accounts, this soundbar/5.1 system supports Dolby Atmos, has unique adjustable-height speakers, and most importantly, the Elevate offers up great sound quality for the money. If you want a good soundbar, look no further than the Elevate.

Samsung HW-Q800A (opens in new tab)

Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar $900 $474 (save $426) at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Very few soundbar subs perform as well as Samsung's 3.1.2 Q800A with a muscular, room-filling sound and a gut-busting bass, all contained within a relatively small package. Not only does the Q800A offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, but it also has a broad feature set. Alongside two HDMI ports (one equipped with eARC) and an optical input, there’s Bluetooth and, once connected to wi-fi, you can stream via Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, all of which can be controlled by the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Four stars.

Samsung Q700A Dolby Atmos soundbar $698 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Q700A Dolby Atmos soundbar $698 $447 at Walmart (save $251) (opens in new tab)
We haven't tested this step-down model from the Q800A (above), but Dolby Atmos soundbars at this price don't come up very often. Like its big sibling, this is a 3.1.2 system with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and the same excellent connectivity. The main bar is even the same size as the Q800A, but the sub is slightly smaller, indicating the low-end performance may not be as punchy. If you're not all about the bass though, this could be the perfect bargain. 

Sony HT-SF150 (opens in new tab)

Sony SF100 soundbar $128 $99 at Target (save $29) (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a simple, constructive step up in sound from your TV's in-built speakers, Sony's SF150 offers a significant sonic enhancement for little outlay. Alongside HDMI ARC, it has an optical input supporting Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono and LPCM 2ch. There's also a USB port and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for music playback from an external source too. To boost your cinema experience there's also Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology on-board, which applies processing to give the acoustic impression of a more encompassing soundstage. Four stars.

Samsung HW-Q600A $600 (opens in new tab)

Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $540 at Best Buy (save $60) (opens in new tab)
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price right now. We've been impressed with Samsung's form in the Atmos soundbar market of late, so we reckon the Q600A at only $328 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR $599 (opens in new tab)

Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR $599 $399 at Crutchfield (save $200) (opens in new tab) Not one we've tested, but this sleek 5.1 system with surround speakers and separate subwoofer has a generous three Ultra HD 4K HDMI inputs, one HDMI output as well as Bluetooth, wi-fi and Chromecast streaming capabilities. There's also DTS and Dolby Digital decoding, as well as Polk's SDA technology. A high spec and driver count at under $400.

Ruben Circelli
Staff Writer

Ruben is a Staff Writer at What Hi-Fi? and longtime consumer technology and gaming journalist. Since 2014, Ruben has written news, reviews, features, guides, and everything in-between at a huge variety of outlets that include Lifewire, PCGamesN, GamesRadar+, TheGamer, Twinfinite, and many more. Ruben's a dedicated gamer, tech nerd, and the kind of person who misses physical media. In his spare time, you can find Ruben cooking something delicious or, more likely, lying in bed consuming content.

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