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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Toshiba Mini 3D Review

  • Enormous sound field easily fills a room
  • Clear, natural, and well-balanced sound
  • Sounds good with both movies and music
  • Inconspicuously-small form factor
  • Super easy to use
  • Limited loudness capabilities due to its size
  • Mids can get a little distorted when pushed too…
  • No source indicator light
Our Score 9
User Score 8

Vizio SB4021M-A1 Review

  • Exponentially better than built-in TV speakers
  • Pleasant treble response
  • Impressive bass with included wireless subwoofer
  • Capable of extremely loud, low-distortion sound
  • Optical cable not included
  • Sub gets boomy near corners
  • Midrange a bit thin for music listening
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

MartinLogan Motion Vision Sound Bar Review

  • Highly musical
  • Powerful, deep bass
  • Excellent dialog clarity
  • Convincing stereo and surround effects
  • Built-in wireless sub transmitter
  • On-shelf EQ preset results in chesty bass
  • Both sound bar and wireless sub solutions are…
  • Gloss black finish refracts light
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

Panasonic SC-HTB350 Review

  • Flexible speaker setup options
  • Super-slim form factor
  • Effective dialog enhancement
  • Highly affordable
  • Overbearing bass
  • Poor Bluetooth sound quality
  • Soft sibilants
  • Compressed midrange at high volumes
Our Score 6
User Score 10

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
User Score 10

Yamaha YAS-101 Review

  • Substantial low bass for a small enclosure
  • Clean, controlled high frequencies
  • Univolume keeps loud ads at bay
  • One digital optical cable included
  • No analog audio input
  • Surround mode steals from fidelity
  • Mounting screws not included
Our Score 8
User Score 0

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