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These are the best cheap soundbar deals for August 2020

We’ve rounded up all the best soundbar deals, including everything from standalone soundbars to entire home-theater-in-a-box bundles from leading manufacturers like Bose and Sonos, so you don’t have to traipse all over the internet to hunt them down — and with prices starting at only $60 and maxing out at $600, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Today’s best soundbar deals

  • TCL Alto 7+ Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer$130, was $180
  • Samsung HW-S40T All-in-One Soundbar$130, was $180
  • Bose Solo 5 Soundbar — $179, was $249
  • JBL Bar 2.0 Soundbar — $200, was $240
  • LG 2.1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer $200, was $280
  • Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer$210, was $240
  • Polk MagniFi Mini with Wireless Subwoofer$255, was $300
  • Denon DHT-S316 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer$279, was $300
REFURBISHED, BUT AS GOOD AS NEW

Sonos Playbar

$540 $700
Expires soon
Sonos products don't go on sale very often, so when they do, you had better act fast. This Playbar is not only a great choice as a soundbar, it can also become part of a Sonos wireless music system.
FREE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

Vizio SmartCast 38 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

$116 $200
Expires soon
Fine-tuned by Dolby and DTS with Chromecast Audio baked in for one-click streaming from the likes of Google Play Music and Spotify to boot. Vizio hit the nail bang on the head with the SmartCast 38.
FREE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

Vizio 5.1.2 Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer

$330 $500
Expires soon
Vizio is consistently one of the best values in soundbars, and this is a great opportunity to buy one of the company's Dolby Atmos-capable models one at a significant discount.
FREE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

Samsung Q70R Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

$719 $799
Expires soon
With HDMI, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi for driving audio through the bar, the Samsung Q70R is the full package. It even has Amazon Alexa on board, eliminating the need for an Echo. Winner? We think so.
FREE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

Vizio 5.1.4 Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer

$800 $1,000
Expires soon
If you're after the best Vizio has to offer, then look no further than its 5.1.4-Channel Soundbar System, comprising a multidirectional soundbar, two satellite monitors, and a wireless subwoofer.
FREE WIRELESS SUBWOOFER

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

$269 $299
Expires soon
Don't let its size fool you — the MagniFi Mini is on par with some of the best, full-sized soundbars on the market in the audio department, creating a soundstage that fills the entire room.
SLIM FORM, BIG SOUND

Bose SoundTouch 300 Soundbar

$399 $699
Expires soon
A must-have for anyone looking to breathe fresh life into their entertainment setup, the Bose SoundTouch 300 both looks and sounds fantastic — fading into the background of whatever room it's in.

Sonos - Beam Soundbar with Voice Control built-in

$349 $399
Expires soon
Deliver surround sound to any room in a single package with the compact voice-controlled Beam from Sonos -- darlings of the audio world who deserve a place of honor in your home theater setup.

How to choose a soundbar

There are a few main features you’re going to want to keep an eye out for when searching for the soundbar of your dreams — unless you’re perusing our lest of the best soundbar deals for December. This is because we’ve done all the hard work for you, making sure all of the bars we’ve selected have all the tools you need to create an immersive home viewing experience.

Having said that, there are some soundbars that bundle features that aren’t necessarily required, but could be a welcome addition to your entertainment setup. For example, Vizio’s SmartCast bars have Chromecast Audio built in, opening up the door to a Sonos-like multi-room music-streaming experience with support for both Google Play Music and Spotify right out of the box.

It’s also worth checking the soundbar you’re eyeing up has an HDMI slot on board (all of the ones we’ve featured do), since it supports far more audio formats than a standard optical cable, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS:X. You’re going to want at least one of these if you’re hoping to create the home theater to rule all home theaters — or something close.

Optical

HDMI

Stereo Stereo
 Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital

DTS DTS
DTS:X
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos
Dolby True HD

And if you’re only just starting to spruce up your home entertainment setup and haven’t invested in one already, you will probably benefit from a soundbar that comes with a subwoofer in the box. Fortunately, almost all bars on the market can be purchased as part of a bundle that includes a wireless subwoofer, so you shouldn’t have to search far and wide for this.

Whatever the case, for anyone looking for a soundbar the core features are: HDMI with support for either a Dolby or DTS format (or both), and a subwoofer if you want to add some floor-shaking kick to the experience.

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