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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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Sonos Beam Review

  • Great sound
  • Elegant, simple design
  • Reasonably priced
  • TV voice control with Alexa on-board
  • AirPlay 2, Google Assistant coming
  • Still no HDMI pass-through
  • No Dolby Atmos support
Our Score 8

Samsung HW-NW700 Review

  • Sleek, ultra-thin profile
  • Good midrange detail
  • Impressive bass
  • Simple, intuitive design
  • No HDMI inputs or ARC support
  • Wide body, mount-only design
  • Limited Dolby and DTS processing
Our Score 6

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Review

  • Thrilling Dolby Atmos experience
  • Excellent matching of all components
  • Wireless, hassle-free surround sound
  • Rich and powerful bass
  • Thin enough to rest beneath your TV
  • Midrange can be flat and boxy
  • No DTS surround sound decoding
  • Wireless satellite speakers emit white noise
Our Score 8

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