Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in sound bars.

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini review

Those looking for the smallest soundbar with the biggest punch need look no further than Polk Audio’s new Magnifi Mini. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Boston Acoustics Tvee Model 20 Review

  • Extremely easy to install and use
  • Solid Sound
  • Great bang for your buck
  • Subwoofer is easily localized
  • Unnecessarily bright LED on sub
Our Score 8.5

Boston Acoustics Tvee Model 30 Review

  • Extremely easy to install and use
  • Big sound with dialogue anchored in the center
  • Well-integrated subwoofer
  • Bluetooth wireless audio capability
  • No DTS decoding
  • Front grille is not well secured
Our Score 8.5

Panasonic SC-HTB350 Review

  • Flexible speaker setup options
  • Super-slim form factor
  • Effective dialog enhancement
  • Highly affordable
  • Overbearing bass
  • Poor Bluetooth sound quality
  • Soft sibilants
  • Compressed midrange at high volumes
Our Score 6

Pioneer SP-SB03 Review

  • Smooth and silky midrange
  • Clear extension in the treble
  • Rich and firm bass
  • Attractive, well-built composite cabinet
  • Bluetooth hiccups
  • Rudimentary UI makes adjustments a pain
Our Score 8

MartinLogan Motion Vision Sound Bar Review

  • Highly musical
  • Powerful, deep bass
  • Excellent dialog clarity
  • Convincing stereo and surround effects
  • Built-in wireless sub transmitter
  • On-shelf EQ preset results in chesty bass
  • Both sound bar and wireless sub solutions are…
  • Gloss black finish refracts light
Our Score 8.5

Monoprice 42-inch Sound Bar Review

  • Clear upper midrange
  • Reasonably balanced sound
  • MDF cabinet
  • Crazy affordable
  • Fuzzy midrange and treble
  • Sluggish bass
  • Poor user interface
  • Budget build quality comes with budget price
Our Score 6

Samsung HT-X810 Review

  • Excellent audio and video quality; good…
  • Slow input switching; confusing audio settings;…
Our Score 8

Yamaha YAS-101 Review

  • Substantial low bass for a small enclosure
  • Clean, controlled high frequencies
  • Univolume keeps loud ads at bay
  • One digital optical cable included
  • No analog audio input
  • Surround mode steals from fidelity
  • Mounting screws not included
Our Score 8