You've heard this song before: The biggest, fanciest TV in the world is still going to suffer from mediocre sound, because a flat screen leaves little space for decent speakers. That's why I'm constantly recommending soundbars (see:). Of course, usually those are big bars intended to go with big screens. What about the smaller TV in your den or bedroom, or on the wall in front of your treadmill? A big soundbar would look weird in such a setup.
Problem solved: Ending soon, the JBL Boost TV (black) soundbar is on sale for $99.95. It normally runs $149.95, and it was originally $199.95.
The Boost TV measures only about 15 inches wide, meaning it's a better companion for smaller TVs. Nevertheless, it packs plenty of audio power (including Dolby Digital decoding) and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for non-TV audio purposes.
I haven't tried the speaker myself, so I'll turn you over to Ty Pendlebury's. He noted that you can buy a full-size soundbar with subwoofer for about the same money (remember, this was $200 at the time), but I'll repeat: You may well prefer something smaller.
For what it's worth, around 100 JBL customers collectively rated the Boost TV 4.3 stars out of 5. At this price, I think it's definitely worth a look.
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