Immerse yourself in the action with the best soundbar deals we've found so far.
Updated July 12, 2023 12:00 p.m. PT
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While soundbars can get pricey, there are a lot of good deals still to be had on the final day of Prime Day. As nice as your new TV may sound, built-in speakers just can't compare to speaker systems when it comes to watching your favorite shows and movies. You really want a dedicated soundbar for top performance.
Sales start at around $100, and features include Bluetooth streaming audio and HDMI, while the more expensive systems add Dolby Atmos decoding and 4K video switching. No matter your budget, you can find something to heighten your TV-watching experience.
The number of soundbars with onboard streamers is relatively few, but the Roku Streambar is the best of its kind with excellent sound for a bargain price. It will let you watch your favorite sports on a live TV streaming service while bringing the all-important play-by-play to the fore. Just add a 4K TV. The Roku Streambar is often available for less than its $130 asking price, but it's never been this cheap before.
If you want the full surround-sound sporting experience, you'll want actual rear speakers. The Vizio Elevate soundbar includes rears and a subwoofer, offers excellent sound and a bunch of useful features, including a nifty revolving speaker for Dolby Atmos effects. At over $340 off, this is a good deal.
With its long history in producing audio products, JBL knows a thing or two about making quality soundbars. Models like the Bar 5.0 are designed for people who want to listen to loud music and watch movies but only have a limited space. The Bar 5.0 has plenty of connectivity and also decodes Dolby Atmos for extra immersion with streaming movies. At half price, it's a great deal.