Plenty of non-curved sound bars sound better, and for less money, so you'll be paying a pretty penny for the privilege of the Samsung HW-JS7500's curved design.
The Sharp HT-SB602 offers plenty of features, a wide soundstage and high-energy movie playback, but its overall sound quality can't stand up to similarly priced rivals.
While it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from the competition, the Urge Basics Soundbrick is a decent enough wireless Bluetooth speaker that has an attractively understated design and a built-in speakerphone.
The Ecorox is a decent-enough little speaker that has the added benefit of being waterproof, making it a good choice for use in the shower. But it could sound better for its price.
The Beats Pill outperforms the Jawbone Jambox and has a couple of intriguing extra features, but the speaker is overpriced at $199.
Toshiba's SBX4250 is a sound bar with a good set of features at a decent price, but its sound quality and design are merely adequate.
The Onkyo LS-B50 Soundbar System provides a compact, low cost package with convenient Bluetooth functionality, but channel level mismatches limit the quality of its output.
While we think it's overpriced, the JBL On Air Wireless speaker dock is a great-sounding device with the luxury of Apple AirPlay built right in.
The Panasonic SC-MC07 is cool-looking portable Bluetooth speaker, but there are competing products at this price point that sound slightly better and offer better features, including a built-in rechargeable battery.
The Boston Acoustic TVee Model 25 is a competent, but unexceptional, sound bar with some design flaws that make it not quite worth its premium price tag.
The Polk Audio SurroundBar SDA IHT sounds better than most sound bars and puts a focus on simplicity, but its feature limitations and lack of a remote make it less appealing against the competition.
The Energy Power Bar sounds better than most sound bars when playing music, but there are better overall sound bars available for less money.
If you're not looking for the virtual surround effects found on more elaborate (and expensive) single-speaker audio systems, the affordable Boston Acoustics TVee Model Two sounds swell, looks good, and includes a cool wireless subwoofer.
The Sony HT-MT300 is a stereo sound bar with a wireless sub and Bluetooth connectivity.
The company's new Extra Bass Series portable speakers not only output sound but feature flashy LED lighting effects.
LG has unveiled a sound bar that's only 1.5 inches tall -- it's designed to pair with the company's new TVs.
The LG SJ7 Sound Bar Flex is a transforming modular sound bar with a wireless second unit that doubles as a rear or separate Bluetooth speaker.
The Yamaha YSP-2700 is a high-end sound bar that offers three HDMI inputs and multiroom music capabilities.