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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Vizio S5451w-c2 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

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

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

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

Definitive Technology Solo Cinema Studio Review

  • Rich, brilliantly detailed dialog
  • Powerful yet refined performance
  • Plenty of features
  • Solid, attractive design
  • Intuitive interface
  • No ARC HDMI connection
  • Not quite as stellar for music as movies
Our 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

Pioneer SP-SB23W Review

  • Warm, detailed sound signature
  • Musical bass response
  • Integrates well with all content
  • Convenient setup and design
  • Bluetooth connection spotty/possible stereo issues…
  • Treble is slightly tinny on occasion
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