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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.

Samsung HW-N950 soundbar review

Samsung’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar was the bar to beat for thrilling Atmos sound. With the HW-N950, the company has one-upped its own creation by offering the best surround soundbar in the business. But is it worth… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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-N950 Review

  • Clear and detailed performance
  • Thrilling 3D surround sound
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Simple, intuitive operation
  • DTS surround decoding
  • Equal parts bulky and expensive
Our Score 9

Vizio 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

  • Clear, immersive Atmos sound
  • Potent, musical bass
  • Slick, understated design
  • Multiple ways to play
  • Unintuitive menu and controls
  • Height speaker volume not adjustable
Our Score 8

Yamaha MusicCast Bar 400 (YAS-408) Review

  • Clear, detailed sound
  • Powerful bass
  • Multiroom audio support
  • Available surround satellites
  • Impressive control via MusicCast app
  • Upper register can get shouty
  • No front display
  • Virtual surround just OK
Our Score 7

Anker Soundcore Infini Soundbar Review

  • Slick, intuitive design
  • Super-simple setup
  • Muffled midrange
  • Metallic treble
  • Poor balance
Our Score 5

Yamaha YAS-207 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 9

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