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

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

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

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

Vizio VSB210WS Soundbar Review

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

Denon DHT-FS5 Review

  • Attractive design
  • powerful amplifier
  • multiple inputs
  • Doesn't deliver a true surround-sound experience
  • not enough bass response
Our Score 7

Samsung HT-X810 Review

  • Excellent audio and video quality; good…
  • Slow input switching; confusing audio settings;…
Our Score 8

Philips HTS8100 Review

  • All-in-one unit featuring speaker and DVD player;…
  • Lacks direct bass control; DVD insertion is…
Our Score 7.5