The Samsung HT-BD8200 packs a Blu-ray player into a sound bar for unparalleled simplicity, but disappointing sound quality and operational glitches limit its appeal.
Typical price: $1,299.00
Ooh la la! This French sound bar wows the Audiophiliac!
Stereo audio systems are super-easy to setup, and can sound better than a sound bar.
The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring a touch of luxury to those willing to splash out on a high-end sound bar.
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If you've got a smart TV and a soundbar (or receiver and speakers), and you want to use your TV's apps (like Netflix), you might not be able to hear it. You might need additional cable. Here's everything you need to know.
The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring luxury to high-end sound bar buyers.
The Klipsch R-10B sound bar offers excellent performance in both movies and music but isn't the first choice if you're looking for value for money.
LG's Music Flow speakers and sound bar connect with an app that can be controlled by an IM app, for no earthly reason.
Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.
Sound bars take up less space and have fewer wires, but don't sound as good as home-theater-in-a-box systems, says the Audiophiliac.