Zvox SoundBase 350
The Zvox Soundbase 350 boasts better sound quality than you'd expect from a budget-priced, compact sound base.
Amazonbasics Ultra-Portable Micro Bluetooth Speaker BTV4 ( Grey)
Amazon offers an attractive deal with the budget-friendly BTV4 Bluetooth speaker, as long as you're comfortable sacrificing a bit of fidelity for price and portability.
Polk Omni SB1
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.
AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker BTV2 ( Gray)
The no-frills AmazonBasics BTV2 Bluetooth speaker offers an inexpensive accessory to boost your audio on the go.
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.
Spotify Premium users who value sound quality and the convenience of controlling Spotify through their phone's native app will love the Gramofon.
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.
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.
JBL Cinema SB 350 wireless sound bar
The JBL Cinema SB350 produces a wide soundstage and packs a mighty wallop for maximum home theater fun, but can sound harsh with music.
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System ( piano gloss)
The sleek, compact SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 System sounds tremendous with movies, thanks in large part to its potent subwoofer, but lacks warmth with music.
Beats Pill XL ( titanium)
The combination of the Pill XL's strong sound, excellent design and feature set make it a reasonable value despite its elevated price tag.
The Yamaha YAS-203 breaks free of most of the performance constraints of budget sound bars, sounding bigger, more spacious, more dynamic and clearer than anything near its price.
PSB Imagine X1T
The PSB Imagine X1T is a sweet-sounding speaker and very easy to listen to, but it lacks the gravitas of other similarly sized and priced towers.
The Yamaha SRT-1000 offers discreet looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features, upping the ante for the sound base speaker category.
JBL Cinema Base
The JBL Cinema Base is a likable smaller sound base that offers easy hookup and packs a home-theater punch.
Definitive Technology W Studio
The excellent-sounding, elegant-looking Definitive Technology W Studio helps bring a touch of luxury to those willing to splash out on a high-end sound bar.
Although it's not as good a value as our favorite sound bars, the higher-end Klipsch R-10B offers excellent performance for both movies and music.
The Vizio S2121w-D0 Sound Stand is cheap but not a good value, with quality that pales against the competition -- including Vizio's own sound bars.
Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2 ( rosenut)
The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.
Nyne Bass ( black)
While it's not terribly compact, the Nyne Bass lives up to its name and outperforms many portable Bluetooth speakers that cost more.