It's easy to focus on the big-screen TV when building out your new home theater, but when it comes to sound those little speakers just aren't going to cut it. Consider picking up a new soundbar to make the most of your viewing experience.
These devices can deliver powerful, room-filling audio to help you stay engaged with your favorite movies and shows. And many soundbars these days are compatible with building a complete surround sound system, so whether you're looking to get a total overhaul or just need a basic single-piece setup, there are tons of options out there for you to choose from. And you can also score a solid deal on a soundbar if you shop around.
If you aren't sure what you're looking for, or how to decipher all the channels, wattages and other technical specs, be sure to consult our handy soundbar shopping guide. Below, we've rounded up some of the best bargains you'll find out there on soundbars at the moment, and we'll continue to update this page as offers come and go, so be sure to check back often.
With a soundbar, subwoofer and two rear speakers, this 5.1.2 channel LG soundbar is the most expansive setup you'll find on this list. Equipped with Meridian audio technology, it boasts high-resolution sound, plus Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support for an immersive listening experience. There's also several different preset sound modes so you can optimize the audio for whatever you're watching or listening to. And with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, it's easy to stream music directly from your phone or computer too.
Similar to the LG above, this is another 3.1.2-channel system for immersive 3D audio. It supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and features adaptive sound, which optimizes voice clarity so you can always hear what's being said. It also comes preset with a Game Pro mode with directional audio for an intense and immersive gaming experience.
Number of channels 2.1Wireless subwoofer YesConnections Bluetooth, 3.5mm, optical, HDMI, USB, subwoofer outDolby Atmos No
The Klipsch Cinema 400 made our list of the best soundbars for 2023 as the best option under $300. It's a 2.1-channel setup with 400 watts of power, and it comes with a powerful 8-inch wireless subwoofer. It boasts impressive sound quality and an eye-catching design, but doesn't support Dolby Atmos and has only one HDMI input.
Read our Klipsch Cinema 400 review.
This 3.1-channel LG soundbar is a solid, simple setup and includes the basic components -- a soundbar and wireless subwoofer. It delivers 400 watts of sound, and connects to your TV through an HDMI port, or wirelessly over Bluetooth. It also features Meridian audio technology that upmixes high and low frequencies separately for a more crisp, immersive sound profile.
This TCL system is a two-piece 2.1.2 channel setup that includes the soundbar as well as a wireless subwoofer. It features Dolby Atmos support and has preset sound modes for movies, TV, music and watching at night. It won't compete with the sound quality of the pricier soundbars above, but is still an easy and budget-friendly way to improve on your TV's audio.