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While known for its sound bases, Zvox has announced three new sound bars for 2016 with aluminum construction and Bluetooth playback.
The Polk SB1 Plus adds some much-needed features to its high-end streaming sound bar including Bluetooth and optional wireless surrounds.
The Vizio SB4051 packs a wealth of features into a compact sound bar/wireless sub system, and its satellite speakers produce true, room-filling surround sound.
The Samsung NE59J7630SB has a few kinks, but the overall performance and the $949 price make this range a good pick for the home cook.
The Slingbox M2 looks identical to its predecessor, but a higher hardware price includes the option to use ad-supported free mobile apps instead of the $15 paid versions.
Sling TV's bargain price and freedom from contracts make it well worth a test-drive for prospective cord-cutters or "cord-nevers" who can live with its stripped-down selection of live TV channels.
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If you're looking for a higher-end sound bar with excellent movie sound, advanced streaming features and full control of dialogue intelligibility, then the Polk Omni SB1 fits the bill well.
The LG LFC22770ST performs well enough to be worth your consideration if you're looking for a small French door fridge, but you can find fridges that cost less and make better use of limited space.
The Creative Sound Blaster X7 offers a ridiculous number of features for the money and sound quality is generally very good, but its appeal is limited.
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.