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.
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Plus
$1500 $1300 at Crutchfield (save $200)
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. Five stars
Sennheiser Ambeo Max: was
$2500 now $1700 at Crutchfield (save $300)
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
$599 $398 at Amazon (save $201)
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: was
$129 now $121 at Amazon (save $8)
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.
LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar
$800 $680 at Best Buy (save $120)
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.
Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar
$900 $440 at Walmart (save $460)
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.
Samsung Q700A Dolby Atmos soundbar
$698 $399 at Walmart (save $299)
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 SF100 soundbar
$128 $99 at Target (save $29)
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.
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