Best sound barsUpdated March 24, 2014 12:21 PM PDT
Nothing beats a full-blown home theater system, but for many people a sound bar is the best compromise between wanting better sound and not wanting an imposing home audio system. We've rounded up the best sound bars on the market, with an emphasis on low-hassle systems that sound better than they should considering their small footprint. None of these systems require a separate AV receiver and most include a wireless subwoofer or no separate subwoofer at all. And before you dive into the reviews, check out our sound bar buying tips, so you know what to look for before you browse.