The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is the best sound bar under $300 we have ever heard. If you want better TV sound, it's the new budget benchmark.
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 JBL Cinema SB 450 scores big with a massive, powerful subwoofer, but the bar's brash demeanor might not wear well.
The Denon HEOS Bar is a streaming sound bar loaded with HDMI inputs and an optional subwoofer -- but can it stand up to the multiroom leaders?