The Yamaha YAS-209 smart soundbar delivers excellent sound quality, whether it's playing music or movies, along with the convenience of Alexa.
The Vizio V21 offers superb sound and adds a couple of interesting features.
The excellent Vizio SB36512-F6 brings Dolby Atmos effects to a compact sound bar with rear speakers and a sub -- all for a very affordable price.
Motorized, revolving speakers steal the show, but this speaker's sonic performance is the real star.
The Klipsch Cinema 400 soundbar offers a lot for the money with a highly enveloping sound field and excellent build quality.
The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best soundbar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
The well-designed Tribit MaxSound Plus is an excellent value and a strong contender in its mini Bluetooth speaker price class.
With cinemas still closed, the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass offers an excellent way to experience the thump of movies in your home.
The Sony HT-G700 may not do actual Dolby Atmos but it can fill the room with a vivid home theater and musical experience.
While the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II may no longer be in a class by itself, it's still near the top of the portable Bluetooth speaker category.
The Polk Signa S3 is an entertaining, musical soundbar that packs excellent features for the money.
The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.
The JBL Cinema SB350 produces a wide soundstage and packs a mighty wallop for maximum home theater fun, but can sound harsh with music.
The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.
The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro sound bar offers a good mix of features, including dedicated surround speakers and 4K HDMI compatibility, and gives a hearty performance.
The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.
The Samsung HW-K950 combines the discreet looks and simple setup of a sound bar with truly impressive sound for both movies and music.
The Samsung HW-C450 is an exceedingly thin sound bar home theater system that sounds surprisingly good with movies, but lacks HDMI connectivity.