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
User Score 2

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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
User Score 6

Pinnacle Theater One 2.1 Review

  • Clear dialog
  • Big Dynamics
  • Good stereo separation
  • Holds large TVs
  • Lacks balanced bass
  • No tone Controls
  • Plain-Jane finish
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

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
User Score 0

Vizio S5451w Review

  • Affordable true 5.1 surround sound
  • Smooth and clear overall sound signature
  • Powerful low end
  • Loaded with features
  • Intuitive interface
  • Short surround speaker cables
  • Lacks fine detail
Our Score 8.5
User Score 8

Sony HT-CT770 Review

  • Impressive, detailed sound for the price
  • Wide stereo image
  • Loaded with features
  • Attractive design
  • Unit blocks TV remote in optimal sound position
  • Bass can get too boom-y
Our Score 8
User Score 0

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
User Score 0

Samsung HW-H550 Review

  • Great feature set
  • Diminutive profile
  • Powerful sound
  • Good balance
  • Decent stereo effects for size
  • Lacks detail
  • Can lose realism in louder moments
  • Not a vast improvement over its predecessor
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

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
User Score 0