Editors' Choice

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

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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Paradigm Soundtrack Review

  • Tactile detail
  • Clear, dynamic midrange
  • Potent, lyrical bass
  • Elegant design
  • Wide stereo image
  • Occasional raw edge to upper mids
  • No Bluetooth connection
  • Limited inputs
Our Score 9

Philips HTB3525B Review

  • All-in-wonder that really works
  • Sounds far better than TV speakers
  • Attractive UI/good smart TV features
  • Fuzzy on the details, especially in midrange
  • Can get too icy in treble
  • No Amazon Prime Instant app
Our Score 8

Sony HT-XT1 Review

  • Clear, present sound
  • Loaded with features and inputs
  • Elegant design
  • Intuitive interface
  • Great price
  • Midrange a tad too light and delicate
  • Won’t hit the lowest lows
Our Score 8

Definitive Technology SoloCinema XTR Review

  • First sound bar with DTS-HD Master and Dolby…
  • HDMI ins and outs make this a true home theater…
  • Impressive simulated surround
  • Solid engineering and construction quality
  • High “spouse/partner” acceptance factor
  • Cheap plastic remote that has no place in such an…
  • Rear panel space is tight for connections
  • Music mode of little to no use
  • Subwoofer does not allow crossover or phase…
Our Score 8.5

Focal Dimension Soundbar and Sub Review

  • Great, consistent sound quality
  • Versatile setup options
  • Solid connectivity options
  • Attractive, neutral design
  • Setup requires thinking ahead
  • Inadequate speaker wire for sub
  • Wish for more HDMI ports
Our Score 7

Yamaha YSP-5600 Review

  • Powerful Dolby Atmos/DTS:X virtual surround sound
  • Feature-rich
  • Extremely detailed dialog and sound effects
  • Easy to use
  • Too bulky for some setups
  • Expensive
  • Tight sweet spot for surround sound
Our Score 7

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Review

  • Thrilling Dolby Atmos experience
  • Excellent matching of all components
  • Wireless, hassle-free surround sound
  • Rich and powerful bass
  • Thin enough to rest beneath your TV
  • Midrange can be flat and boxy
  • No DTS surround sound decoding
  • Wireless satellite speakers emit white noise
Our Score 7

AudioXperts 4TV Model 2112 Review

  • Outstanding bass performance
  • Clear dialog delivery
  • Expansive sound stage
  • Gorgeous design and build quality
  • Solid Bluetooth sound quality
  • Supports Apple Airport Express
  • Can’t cycle through available inputs
  • Can’t switch among digital inputs
  • No HDMI connectivity
Our Score 8.5