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Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
It's pricey and cumbersome, but Atlantic Technology's PB-235 sound bar works near-magic by pumping deep bass without a subwoofer.
The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.
The immersive audio that makes movie-goers feel like they're inside the film, rather than just watching it, will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year.
The Samsung Sound OG900 can launch S-Voice from its volume controller, but it'll set you back about $275.
Philips announced at CES 2013 the Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, calling it the world's first sound bar with battery-powered detachable speakers that operate over Bluetooth.
Bona fide surround sound over conventional headphones has been touted before; will DTS Headphone:X deliver the goods?
The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.
Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.