Home theater speaker system Speakers

Vizio VHT215
REVIEW

Vizio VHT215

The Vizio VHT215 looks sleek, sounds good, and is packed with inputs, making it one of the top budget sound bar choices.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2012

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Energy Power Bar
REVIEW

Energy Power Bar

The Energy Power Bar sounds better than most sound bars when playing music, but there are better overall sound bars available for less money.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2012
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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JBL SB 300
REVIEW

JBL SB 300

The JBL SB 300 is a plus-size sound bar with excellent sound quality, but its unconventional style won't please everyone.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 29, 2012
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25
REVIEW

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25

The Boston Acoustic TVee Model 25 is a competent, but unexceptional, sound bar with some design flaws that make it not quite worth its premium price tag.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 22, 2012
1 star User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $349.99

Klipsch HD Theater 500
REVIEW

Klipsch HD Theater 500

The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a stylish and compact 5.1 speaker system, but better-sounding systems are available at this price.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 13, 2011

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Harman/Kardon HKTS 20BQ
REVIEW

Harman/Kardon HKTS 20BQ

The Harman Kardon HKTS 20BQ is a very stylish and affordable 5.1 speaker system with a particularly detailed sound, but it's not our top pick for a system this size.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 8, 2011
Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1
REVIEW

Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 ( white)

The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 28, 2011

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LG LSB316
REVIEW

LG LSB316

The LG LSB316 is a sleek sound bar and its Bluetooth support enables AirPlay-like streaming, but its sound quality is only so-so.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2011
3.7 stars User rating out of 3 votes

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Vizio VHT210
REVIEW

Vizio VHT210

The Vizio VHT210 sound bar sports an uncommonly compact design and sounds better playing music than the average in its class, but its input options are limited.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2010

MSRP: $269.99

Samsung HW-C451
REVIEW

Samsung HW-C451

The Samsung HW-C451 is an exceedingly thin sound bar home theater system that sounds surprisingly good with movies, but lacks HDMI connectivity.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2010

MSRP: $399.99