Sony's new HT-NT5 and HT-CT790 sound bars offer wireless subwoofers and a host of wireless features including Google Cast and Spotify Connect.
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The Onkyo SKS-HT594 takes advantage of Dolby Atmos soundtracks and doesn't break the bank, but it's not the best value option.
Considering the Onkyo TX-NR646's generous feature set and superlative sonic skills, it's one heck of a value.
Sony's HT-ST9 sound bar is the company's newest flagship at $1,499 and it boasts some unique features such as support for Bluetooth headphones and IP control.
The Sony ST5 offers fine performance plus a decent mix of features, but it isn't the first sound bar we'd recommend for the price.
The Sharp HT-SB602 offers plenty of features, a wide soundstage and high-energy movie playback, but its overall sound quality can't stand up to similarly priced rivals.
Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a useful number of streaming features, but it's not the last word on value.
The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.
The Onkyo LS-T10 sound stand feels well-built and sounds good with movies, but its lousy music performance makes it tough to recommend.
Sony's HT-XT1 sound stand is packed with features, looks sleek, and sounds great, making it a no-brainer upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers.