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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.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review

For our Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review, we put Yamaha’s latest affordable sound system to the test across film, TV, and music to find out if this value-packed bar has what it takes to secure a spot on your TV stand. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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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 9

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

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

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