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The sound bar, raised
The Samsung HW-K950 Atmos sound bar offers the best sound for the money and should appeal to serious movie and music fans alike.
Mid-priced sound bar that lives up to high expectations
The Yamaha YAS-207 is an excellent sound bar package which offers sound quality which soars above others' at the price.
Alexa-powered sound bar gives command performance
Forget the Sonos Beam. The Polk Command Bar's elevated sound quality makes it the best value among voice-controlled sound bars.
Mighty mini sound bar
Who says sound bars have to be big to sound big? This pipsqueak Polk doles out better sound than we expected for its small size and affordable price.
Affordable sound bar that's serious about sound
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.
Zvox bar puts out grade-A sound
The unassuming Zvox SB500 is the best performing speaker the company has ever produced.
Keep it simple, sound bar
The Q Acoustics Media 4’s minimalist features set, built-in subwoofer, and fuss-free sound make an attractive alternative to more elaborate sound bar systems.
Sony finally nails the sub-$1k sound bar
The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.
Setting a high bar for sound and price
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.