In general sound bars are just a small upgrade from TV speakers.
You have to look at companies that specialize in good speakers that also make sound bars for your case:
There are many more speakers companies but those I know off the top of my head that make sound bars as part of there line up.
Everywhere I go everyone bashes Bose, but everytime I hear them nothing really come close. To me the Bose surround 1 SR sounded great!
I have not hear a lot of different one so which others would compare to them? I have the Sony 550 and yea I have read the instructions and I have it tweaked out, but to me there is no mid level sound and it's muddy.
Thanks in advance!