Disappointed with your TV’s speakers? You need a dedicated audio solution! Something that’ll boom when you want it to, but provide clarity in quiet spoken scenes. If you don’t think our list of Best surround sound systems for gaming is for you, then a Soundbar is the perfect alternative. Designed to fit snugly in front of your TV, a Soundbar won’t fill your room with speakers, but it will give you loud, clear, rich sound – usually without breaking the bank in the process. Be warned that the sound quality will likely not be as high as using an amplifier and external speakers, but it will make a big difference if you’re just used to your TV’s built-in sound. So here are the best Soundbars on offer right now.
This model has a wired subwoofer, so be warned that it isn’t completely wireless. That said, the unit itself connects to modern Samsung TVs wirelessly, thanks to the Sound Share option – so check if your TV supports that. Otherwise, there’s an optical connection too as well as auxiliary line-in. Packing a moderate 120 watts of power, this bar is $149.99 from Amazon US, or £105.60 from Amazon UK.
AZATOM Stealth Bar AZHD1 (UK only)
Don’t worry, you’re not restricted to playing Metal Gear Solid 5 on this ‘Stealth’ Soundbar. It’s called that because it has two subwoofers built into its casing, which means what you see is what you get. No external speaker or trailing cables. It also has three HDMI sockets and supports 4K and 3D throughput, so you can likely connect all of your devices directly to this beauty. It’s £179.99 from Amazon UK.
Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
If you often find yourself straining to hear …