There are amazing soundbars around today. Below are the soundbars I recommend on a budget, best for gaming and the best for cinematic sound and for music
Sonos beam compact smart soundbar with alexa
With this Sonos Beam sound bar in black, you can experience an incredible sound all whilst you stream your favourite music. Watch all of your favourite TV shows or whilst playing video games with voice control. The voice control is easy to use. The sound bar uses 5 microphones which will detect your voice from any direction. Anywhere in the room and even when music is blasting out loud.
You can also upgrade the sound whilst streaming as you can from any of the 50 music services which is supported by Sonos. Such as Spotify, Apple music or Pandora.
The Sonos sound bar is compact in size, and at only 65cm long, it will not be hanging off the furniture or block the TV or overwhelm your space. When the microphone LED is on, Alexa is ready for a voice command.
Listen to music, TV, movies and more.
Immersive, cinema-quality sound. LED indicates status, mute status and voice feedback.
Thoughtfully designed for your home.
Easy voice control with Alexa.
Simple to set up.
Alexa built-in devices let you instantly connect to Alexa to play music, control your smart home, get information, news, weather, and more using just your voice.
Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar
Experience crystal clear sound:
The YAS-209 Soundbar brings stunning, high quality sound to your home.
Experience and enjoy TV shows, movies, gaming & music like never before with the stylish YAS-209.
Control your home:
With built-in Alexa you can control your TV speakers. Smart Home devices & streaming services all with just your voice. Or with the Sound Bar Controller App
Stunning 3D surround sound for your TV:
With DTS Virtual:X, the Yamaha soundbar takes your home cinema experience to an all new level. With Clear Voice technology for crystal-clear audio and dialogue.
The sound bar with it’s modern compact design fits under your TV and looks good in any living room
Enjoy iconic Yamaha sound quality with the wireless subwoofer, providing deep and powerful bass.
Wi-Fi connectivity and HDMI input.
Wireless music streaming via Bluetooth.
Wall mounting possible.
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Samsung Harman Kardon Great Soundbars
Truly immersive surround sound courtesy of multiple, custom-designed, built-in speakers. Designed and engineered by Samsung, tuned and perfected by Harman Kardon.
No virtual trickery or sound processing, just pure, realistic surround sound delivered by 8 custom-designed speakers all powered by our Unique audio technologies. Tested and tuned at the California audio Lab, where our audio engineers apply the most advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modelling to give you perfectly balanced, room-filling sound.
Together our engineers push boundaries to deliver the best possible sound performance in your home. Samsung class-leading technologies with Harman Kardon’s 65 years of audio expertise create stunning soundbars that truly immerse you in an incredible surround sound experience.
Great sound bar for gaming
Immerse yourself in new gaming worlds with a Samsung Harman Kardon sound bar. Feel the roar of a sports car on the open road or hear the noise of the stadium crowd cheering around you. Games with Dolby Atoms technology, powered by our game Mode Pro technology, take an immersive gaming experience to a new level. And the best bit? It’s all configured automatically for you.
Easy set up
Combining both power and flexibility, our compact subwoofer with its 8 bass driver delivers truly deep bass but can be positioned anywhere thanks to its wireless connection. Wireless rear speakers provide the most realistic multi-dimensional surround sound experience without trailing cables. Even your TV and smartphone can be connected wirelessly!
Watch a music video and you’ll feel as if you’re in the crowd. Watch a movie and you’ll hear the action closing in from every direction. And in tender moments, you’ll hear voices talking directly to you. No matter what you’re watching, the Adaptive sound mode adapts all content to give you the best performance scene by scene. Experience crystal clear dialogue with a dedicated centre channel.
Samsung HW-Q90R Harman Kardon Quality Soundbars
This takes the Samsung Soundbars to another level
Truly immersive surround sound courtesy of multiple, custom designed, built in speakers. Enjoy the most realistic, multi-dimensional sound experience in your home. Designed and engineered by Samsung, tuned and perfected by Harman Kardon. No virtual trickery or sound processing. Just pure, realistic surround sound delivered by 17 custom designed speakers all powered by our unique audio technologies.
Enjoy a level of entertainment no other soundbar can provide.
Hear the precise location of birds flying over your head or feel rain falling from above and surrounding you. The Q90R combines Dolby Atmos and dts:X object based audio technology with the expertise of Harman Kardon to deliver you an incomparable audio visual experience.
With side-firing speakers on each end of the Soundbar, you’ll be totally immersed in surround sound. Side to side, front to rear, from all angles. With the Q90’s rear speakers you can enjoy the most realistic, multi-dimensional sound experience in your home. Physical rear speakers in the box enable you to experience true cinematic sound that makes you feel like you are part of the action. Added wireless capabilities provide more flexibility without the need for trailing cables in your living room.
This is amazing but of course more expensive
Sonos Playbar awesome soundbars
The soundbar for music lovers. The Sonos Playbar delivers cinematic sound for all your movies, TV shows, sports and games and wirelessly streams your favourite music too.
Two-in-one: Adds cinema sound for your TV, and streams music too.
Simple two-cable setup: One connects to the power and other connects to your TV.
Works with your existing TV remote.
Syncs wirelessly with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound.
Connect your Playbar to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love.
Trueplay tuning: For the ideal sound possible, wherever you place your speaker.
Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.