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Flat screens offer lush, detailed images, but they have a key flaw: There’s no room for speakers, which is why most have tinny, weak sound. Pair your TV with a soundbar and your home theater experience will truly explode. From all-in-one units to multichannel, surround systems with detailed Dolby Atmos sound effects, we’ve got all the details you’ll need to make an informed purchase.

The Samsung Q-Series 11.1.4-channel surround sound system set up in a luxurious living room.

Best soundbar deals: Save on Bose, Samsung, Vizio, and more

Today you can upgrade your home theater audio with some savings, as we've rounded up the best soundbar deals you can shop right now.
An LG Eclair 3.0 Channel Soundbar sitting on a table in a nice room.

Best Prime Day soundbar deals: What to expect in 2024

An LG Eclair 3.0 Channel Soundbar sitting on a table in a nice room.

Best Memorial Day soundbar deals: Bose, Sennheiser, Sonos, more

TCL 2024 S Class S45H soundbar.

TCL’s 2024 Dolby Atmos soundbars have room calibration and start at $180

The Sonos Ray soundbar in white.

Best soundbars of 2024: a sound upgrade for your TV

The LG SPM2 2.1-channel soundbar on a white background.

Need a cheap soundbar? You can’t beat this $99 LG deal at Walmart

The Insignia Soundbar in a living room.

Huge soundbar sale discounts 147 models from LG, Samsung, and more

Vizio QuickFit soundbar mounting system.

Vizio shrinks the price of a Dolby Atmos soundbar to $99

A close up of a Samsung Q990C soundbar on a media console.

The 6 best soundbars with subwoofers in 2024

The GoldenEar SuperSub XXL subwoofer in the living room.

GoldenEar subwoofers are up to $755 off for a limited time

Sony Bravia Theater Bar 9.

Sony’s best soundbars are reborn as the Bravia Theater Bar 8, Bar 9, and Quad

Klipsch Flexus Core 200: close-up on badge.

Klipsch Flexus Core 200 review: pure cinematic soundbar power

The JBL Bar 500 and Subwoofer hooked up to a TV in a living room.

Snag this JBL soundbar with wireless subwoofer while it’s $200 off

The JBL Bar 500 5.1-channel soundbar, which comes with a 10-inch wireless subwoofer, is available from Best Buy for an affordable $400 after a $200 discount.
You Asked Ep 31 Feature Image

You Asked: HDMI 2.1 and Blu-ray, TV life spans, and 2023 TV price drops

How long should a QLED TV last? Will 2023 TV prices go down even further? And whatever happened to dual-cell TV tech?
samsung hw q990b atmos soundbar review ry 9

The 5 best soundbars for Samsung TVs in 2024

Upgrade your home theater with one of the best soundbars for Samsung TV. These run the gamut from ultra-prmeium to affordable, but all produce rich audio.
You Asked 30

You Asked: Mixing AV brands, the best headphones for TV viewing, and more

Do you have to stick to one brand for all of your AV components? What are the best headphones for watching TV? Which TVs have the best built-in audio?
The Insignia 2.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer in a living room.

This soundbar and wireless subwoofer is under $110 today

The Insignia 2.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer is already pretty affordable at $130, but it's currently down to an even cheaper $106 from Best Buy.
Sonos Beam Gen 2 soundbar.

We tested them all — these are the best Sonos soundbars in 2024

Looking to upgrade your home theater? Here's a look at the best Sonos soundbars of 2024, including the Arc, Beam, and Ray.
You Asked Ep 29

You Asked: HTIB vs. soundbars, Sony’s 2024 lineup, and plasma upgrades

Should you go for a home theater in a box versus soundbars for home audio under $1,000? Is upgrading from plasma worth it? When will Sony's 2024 TVs drop?
Samsung HW-Q990D Dolby Atmos Soundbar.

Samsung launches its flagship Dolby Atmos soundbar with discounted prices

Samsung's 2024 HW-Q990D Dolby Atmos soundbar has been priced at $2,000, but early discounts bring that down considerably.
The Bose Soundlink Revolve Series II in a person's hand.

Bose sale: Save on top soundbars and Bluetooth speakers

You should check out Amazon's Bose sale, which includes discounts for the Bose Soundlink Revolve+ Series II Bluetooth speaker and the Bose Smart Ultra soundbar.
A promotional image for You Asked Ep 25.

You Asked: Big TVs vs. projectors, and OLED vs. LED for cinematic experience

With big TVs becoming more affordable, are projectors on their way out? And is OLED or LED better for an accurate cinematic experience?
The LG SG10TY soundbar.

LG’s OLED Evo-tailored soundbar is available for preorder for $800

Today LG announced that it's latest soundbar, the SG10TY that is meant to pair with its 2024 crop of OLED evo G4 TVs, is available for preorder for $800.
The front of the Kanto Audio REN powered speaker.

Kanto’s new Ren active speakers with HDMI take aim at your TV room

Kanto Audio has announced yet another set of active bookshelf speakers, the Ren. But this time, the company has added HDMI ARC for TV connectivity.
Sonos Beam Gen 2 soundbar.

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Ray: Which soundbar is best for you?

The Sonos Beam and Sonos Ray are two incredible, reasonably priced soundbars. But which one is right for you? Allow us to weigh in.
v series soundbar wall mounted with TV

Don’t miss your chance to get this Vizio soundbar bundle for $200

The Vizio V-Series 5.1-channel soundbar will improve your home theater setup's audio output for an affordable $200, following a $50 discount from Best Buy.
Klipsch Flexus soundbar powered by Onkyo.

Klipsch teases its new Onkyo-powered Flexus soundbar system at CES 2024

The iconic speaker company has joined forces with Onkyo to produce a modular soundbar system that will launch in the spring.
2024 TCL Q85 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar.

TCL goes all-in on Dolby Atmos with its first 7.1.4-channel soundbar

TCL is no stranger to soundbars, but it has shied away from larger, multichannel Dolby Atmos models – until now.
Samsung 2024 HW-Q990D soundbar.

Samsung’s flagship HW-Q990D Dolby Atmos soundbar gets Roon support

Samsung has announced its new 2024 soundbars with features like wireless Dolby Atmos and Roon compatibility.
The Dyson Zone air-purifying ANC headphones on a model.

The weirdest and wildest AV gear of 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we're looking back at some of the more interesting and weirdest audio/visual and home theater gear that wowed us throughout the year.
Mother and daughter dancing in living room with Govee smart lights on.

How to deck out your pad with smart home gadgets for the holidays

Planning for the holidays can be a stressful experience, but there are a variety of great smart home gadgets that can make your winter season a bit more jolly.
The LG S70TY soundbar.

LG’s 2024 slate of soundbars are tailor-made for its televisions

LG's trio of 2024 soundbars are meant to look as great as they sound — particularly if you pair them with an LG television.
Platin Audio Milan 5.1.4 wireless surround speakers and wireless subwoofer.

Platin Audio Milan 5.1.4 review: big Dolby Atmos sound on a budget

Dolby Atmos soundbars with four up-firing speakers tend to cost a lot, but the Platin Audio Milan 5.1.4 is only $800.
The Sennheiser Ambeo Max 5.1.4-channel soundbar in the living room.

How to buy a soundbar: from size to subwoofers, which is the best for you?

Built-in TV speakers suck, so naturally, you want to get a soundbar. How do you choose one? We cover the features and jargon you should know before you buy.

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