Cyber Monday (opens in new tab) is starting to get underway and there are plenty of great deals to be had on excellent speakers to boost the quality of your TV and home cinema sound.
We all know that in-built TV speakers aren't much to write home about and while flat-panel pictures are becoming crisper and brighter, frustratingly we still struggle to hear dialogue and sound effects with any clarity.
But there is a cost-effective way to hear vocals more clearly and up the ante with film soundtracks. Just grab yourself a great-value soundbar from some of the excellent models on offer this Cyber Monday.
A soundbar is the easiest way to bolster your TV's audio capabilities without cluttering your living room. And the good news just keeps on coming, as 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.
Here's our pick of the best soundbar deals this Cyber Monday. We'll keep updating this page regularly, but due to the nature of flash deals, some of these offers will disappear once their allotted time has elapsed – or as and when stocks run out.
The best Cyber Monday soundbar deals
- Amazon: Samsung HW-Q950A $1349 (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Sonos Beam Gen 2 $360 (save $90) (opens in new tab)
- Crutchfields: Sonos Arc soundbar $719 (save $180) (opens in new tab)
- Crutchfields: Sennheiser Ambeo $2000 (save $500) (opens in new tab)
Sonos Arc soundbar $
899 $719 at Crutchfields (save $180) (opens in new tab) This soundbar delivers five-star Dolby Atmos performance and WiFi connectivity for easy music streaming and integration with other Sonos products.
Sonos Beam (Gen 2) $
450 $360 at Best Buy (save $90) (opens in new tab)
Sonos's impressive mid-level soundbar is a top notch performer, especially at this price. When watching Atmos content, two of the Beam's five-speaker arrays are dedicated to reproducing overhead and surround sounds and use psychoacoustic HRTF (head-related transfer function) technology to give the impression of height without needing to get vertical. Not that many soundbars at this price point come with networking capabilities, but this being a Sonos product, WIFI is on board as is HDMI eARC and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Sennheiser Ambeo Sennheiser Ambeo
$2500 $2000 at Crutchfield (save $500) (opens in new tab)
Standing almost 1.3m wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space, but it takes up much less space than a full home cinema, sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. This is the first time we've seen it get a decent discount, so pounce now if it's up your street.
Bose TV Speaker $
279 $199 at Walmart (save $80) (opens in new tab) 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.
Bose Solo 5 Soundbar $
199 $159 at Walmart (save $40) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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 $159 it's a solid deal.
$1800 $1349 at Amazon (save $500)
(opens in new tab)There are big savings to be had on Samsung's flagship 2021 soundbar, which has more drivers than any other model on the market. The 11.1.4 channels deliver both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound and the performance is huge and bombastic.
Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar
$900 $470 at Walmart (save $430) (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 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 that includes two HDMI ports (one equipped with eARC), Bluetooth, Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, all of which can be controlled by the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Sony SF100 soundbar
$128 $100 at Target (save $28) (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 sound stage.
LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar
$800 $400 (save $400) at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This Dolby Atmos soundbar with a wireless sub has many 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.
$600 $330 at Best Buy (save $270) (opens in new tab)
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price thanks to Black Friday. 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.
Klipsch Cinema 600
$549 $384 at Crutchfield (save $165) (opens in new tab) This 3.1 soundbar with wireless subwoofer features Klipsch's signature wood finish and boasts seven drivers inside the main speaker, including three 1-inch soft-dome tweeters coupled to Tractrix horns for wide, cinematic dispersion. There's a virtual sound mode to increase the soundstage even further and three levels of dialogue enhancement.
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, WiFi 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 $500.
Roku Streambar streaming soundbar
$130 $80 at Best Buy (save $50) (opens in new tab)
Staying true to form, Roku's audio option is a one-box solution that's designed to be plugged into your TV's HDMI port with minimal fuss. We gave it four stars at $130. Now down to just $80, it's a seriously tempting way to level up your TV's sound and smarts in one go.
$349 $280 at Crutchfield (save $69) (opens in new tab) This is a soundbar capable of delivering big, weighty movie soundtracks with expertly placed and exciting surround effects, while also ensuring crucial elements such as dialogue are clear and well projected. There’s a single 4K and HDR-compatible HDMI input and ARC-enabled HDMI output. There’s also an optical input and an ethernet socket. There's also Wifi and Bluetooth on board for easy streaming.
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