While your average TV might have enough sound quality to get by, if you really want to upgrade your experience, going for a stand-alone device like a good soundbar is the way to go. There are, of course, many options you can go with, like 5.1-channel surround sound, but those often cost a fair amount and require a bit of setup. On the other hand, a 2.1-channel system like this JBL is budget friendly, easy to set up, and has a nice $100 discount from Best Buy, discounting it to $250.
The JBL 2.1 is surprisingly loud with 300 watts of power behind it, more than enough to fill a relatively large living room with sound. The same goes for its large 6.5-inch subwoofer, making it a great companion if you love heavy bass when listening to music. Even better, the subwoofer is wireless, so you have much more flexibility placing it within a room than one that needs to be hardwired directly to the soundbar.
Connectivity is also solid, with both optical and HDMI ports, and while there is video passthrough, it's only 1080p, so it can't pass video from your 4K TV. On the other hand, if you don't feel like watching a film or TV show, you can always just stream audio to the soundbar. It doesn't have any streaming apps loaded on it natively, such as Spotify, but you can connect your phone or tablet via Bluetooth and stream music or other content that way.
While there are a lot of soundbar deals you can take advantage of, we like this JBL one for its high fidelity and low cost. At just $250 from Best Buy, it's a steal, so if you like what you hear, it's well worth grabbing.