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Best cheap soundbar deals live now: Polk, Samsung, JBL, more

Want a cinematic experience from the comfort of your couch? Why, of course you do! Whether it's the latest Hollywood blockbuster or a binge-worthy Netflix series, a decent soundbar will improve your viewing immeasurably and (just as importantly) it'll do so simply and cheaply.

Soundbars and soundbases are an easy and space-efficient way of boosting your TV's sound performance without cluttering your lounge with multiple speakers and a chunky AV amplifier. Just put a soundbar in front of your TV (or below it if you're wall-mounting) and you're good to go!

Here's our pick of the best deals from online retailers on a number of sound-boosting 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.

The best budget soundbar deals live right now

JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass $300 $199 (save $101 at Walmart
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 and the bar is no slouch either, housing six drivers – four long-excursion racetrack-shaped drivers and two 1" dome tweeters. It's a lot for this price... View Deal

LG SK1 40W compact soundbar $100 $69 (save $31) at Walmart
Soundbars don't get much more convenient (or affordable) than the 25-in LG 2.0 Channel 40W SK1. Its compact design brings better sound without cluttering up your den, while Bluetooth wirelessly links to compatible devices, including select LG televisions via Sound Sync. View Deal

Samsung HW-Q60T soundbar/sub $448 $413 (save $30) at Crutchfield
Not a model we've tested, but with DTS Virtual X digital sound processing onboard (which emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos) thanks to the up-firing drivers, there's a lot to like on paper – especially with this $50 discount. View Deal

TCL Alto 6+ 2.1ch sound bar $170 $120 (save $50) at Walmart
Dolby Digital Audio is onboard, it's Roku TV Ready for a quick, hassle-free setup and you get a wireless subwoofer to up the bass of your movies, shows and music. Again, not a model we've tested, but it's a solution for little money – with an extra discount. View Deal