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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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