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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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
User Score 5

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
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-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

Yamaha YSP-2500 Review

  • Convincing virtual surround sound
  • Firm and powerful bass response
  • Sleek and slim design
  • Loaded with features
  • Highly versatile settings
  • Virtual surround may not be effective in all…
  • Lackluster music playback
  • Pricey
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Klipsch HD Theater SB 3 Review

  • Huge, gutsy, exciting sound
  • Big on dynamics and low on distortion
  • Surprisingly awesome, bone-crunching bass
  • Wireless sub makes placement much easier
  • Great sound for both music and movies
  • Almost no features to speak of
  • No remote control for sub/bass level
  • Only one digital input severely limits flexibility…
  • No Bluetooth capability
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Vizio VSB210WS Soundbar Review

  • Pumps out quality; distortion-free sound; easy to…
  • Not enough inputs; no optical audio cable supplied
Our Score 8
User Score 7

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