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Vizio S4221w-C4

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.

By Dec. 11, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 11, 2013
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

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.

By Sep. 23, 2013

4.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 23, 2013
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LG SoundPlate LAP340

The sleek new LG LAP340 SoundPlate can double as a pedestal for a 32- to 55-inch TV and features Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming from mobile devices.

By Sep. 30, 2013

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Sony HT-ST7

The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.

By Sep. 3, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 3, 2013
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Philips HTL5120

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.

By Mar. 26, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 26, 2014
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Vizio S2121w-D0

Vizio introduced its first-ever pedestal-style sound bar at CES 2014, looking to compete with similar models from Bose and Zvox.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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SpeakerCraft CS3

The SpeakerCraft CS3 is a handsome, excellent-sounding sound bar that's well worth its lofty price.

By Dec. 14, 2012

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 14, 2012
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The Philips HTL5120 is an ultrasleek budget sound bar with a wide sound

The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Who 'invented' the sound bar speaker?

Back in the day, budget-priced 5.1-channel home theater-in-a-box systems ruled, but that was before sound bars totally obliterated that product category.

By Jan. 3, 2014

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Vizio S5451w-C2

Vizio announced a larger version of its 5.1 sound bar at CES 2014, promising better stereo separation and the deepest bass of any of the company's sound bars.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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