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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in soundbars.

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini review

Those looking for the smallest soundbar with the biggest punch need look no further than Polk Audio’s new Magnifi Mini. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ soundbar Review

  • Simple, intuitive control
  • Clear, detailed upper register
  • Impressive bass from singular unit
  • Upgradeable design
  • Expansive soundstage
  • Occasional balance issues in soundstage
  • Limited surround sound decoding
  • Pricey
Our Score 7

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Review

  • Powerful punch in a small package
  • Expansive soundstage for the size
  • Brilliant blend between bar and sub
  • Warm and detailed midrange
  • Intuitive and concise design
  • Treble occasionally sounds strident and distorted
  • Only one HDMI input
  • 5.1 surround is more like 3.1
Our Score 8

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar Review

  • Sleek, slim profile
  • Rich, powerful bass
  • Clear, detailed highs
  • Feature packed
  • Dolby and DTS decoding
  • DTS Virtual:X makes for strident sound
  • Subwoofer, EQ balance requires some adjustment…
Our Score 8

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase Review

  • Compact design
  • Simple to use and set up
  • Room filling sound
  • Reasonably priced
  • No surround sound capabilities
  • Digital signal processing will split opinion

Bose Soundtouch 300 and Acoustimass 300 Review

  • Huge immersive soundfield
  • High output capabilities
  • Excellent dialog intelligibility
  • Great bass output for a compact sub
  • Refined build quality
  • Vocals sound thin, harsh and sibilant
  • Midrange/low treble instruments can sound tinny…
  • Only two wired inputs
Our Score 7

Samsung HW‑MS650-ZA Review

  • Clear and brilliantly detailed upper register
  • Excellent presence and balance across frequencies
  • Simple and intuitive design
  • As impressive for music as movies/TV
  • Affordable and upgradeable
  • Lacks the gut punch of a separate sub
  • Skimps on the surround sound decoding
  • Occasionally icy in upper midrange
Our Score 8

Onkyo SBT-A500 Atmos Review

  • Rich and powerful bass response
  • Well-balanced transition from bass to midrange
  • Multiple future-proof features include 4K HDR…
  • Granular control over all settings
  • Boxy midrange glosses over the details
  • Flat soundstage, unconvincing Atmos/DTS:X height…
  • Overly complicated setup for a soundbar
Our Score 6

Sonos PlayBase Review

  • High-impact bass
  • Wide sound field
  • Great stereo effects
  • Dead simple to use
  • Add Sonos speakers for 5.1 system
  • Limited inputs/ relies on TV audio output quality
Our Score 9