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.

Yamaha YAS-203 review

While it may not be the most powerful or feature-packed bar in the Yamaha family, when it comes to sheer dollar to performance value, few outpace the YAS-203. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Denon DHT-S514 Review

  • Powerful, accurate sound signature
  • Detailed upper register
  • Full, musical bass
  • Slim, minimalist design
  • No visual display/weak interface
  • Midrange muddy at times
Our Score 8

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro 3.1 soundbar…

  • Warm and detailed midrange
  • Clear, present dialog and upper register
  • Rich musical bass
  • Play-Fi multiroom technology
  • Upper mids can sound a bit pinched
  • Needs a better remote
Our Score 8

Energy Power Bar Elite Review

  • Super simple installation
  • Clean, refined treble
  • Capable of loud volumes without heavy distortion
  • Convincing stereo effects and imaging
  • Occasionally boomy subwoofer
  • Limited input options not suitable for everyone
  • DC power converter not built in
Our Score 8

Harman Kardon Sabre SB 35 Review

  • Gorgeous form factor
  • Powerful, full soundstage
  • Multiple input options
  • Feature packed
  • Sharp treble
  • Muffled midrange
  • Only one provided micro-HDMI cable
  • Software issue made Bass fly off the handle
  • Distortion at high volumes
Our Score 6

Klipsch R-20B Review

  • Brilliant clarity
  • Well-balanced midrange and treble
  • Handles dynamics well
  • Powerful sub-frequencies
  • Meager feature set
  • Bass could be more musical
  • Upper register gets a bit steely at times
  • Virtual surround feature creates nasally…
Our Score 7

Klipsch R-10B Review

  • Thunderous, musical bass
  • Refreshingly clear treble
  • Excellent stereo spacing
  • Engaging, detailed soundstage
  • Attractive design
  • Not a lot of extras
  • Midrange a tad bright
  • Best for mounting
Our Score 8

Pinnacle Front Row Sys 8210 Review

  • Powerful, visceral bass response
  • Good midrange detail
  • Full digital display
  • Wide stereo field
  • A bargain if you find it at $300
  • Upper register occasionally flat and icy
  • No Bluetooth connection
  • Optical input may not be compatible with all TVs
  • Not worth it at full retail price
Our Score 6.5

Philips HTS8100 Review

  • All-in-one unit featuring speaker and DVD player;…
  • Lacks direct bass control; DVD insertion is…
Our Score 7.5