Sound bar systems are designed to compress all the elements of a full surround sound system minus the bulk and cost. Many sound bar systems actually deliver great sound quality despite the low price tags they come with.
Check out what we consider the year’s best sound bar system choices.
Best 7-Channel Surround Sound Soundbar
The Atlantic Technology FS-7.1-GLB 7-Channel Home Theater Surround Sound Soundbar Speaker offers high-performance in a seven-channel home theater system. Users can opt to position the sound bar system beneath the video display or have it fixed on the wall.
It can also be placed on a shelf or a wall mount bracket for flat screen TVs. The dual voice coil drivers are housed in two 4” x 6” speakers that are in turn located in the sound bar system’s front grille. The left and right channels integrate full-bodied sound together with half of the center channel, resulting in more centered sound imaging.
For that immersive sound quality, you can rely on the Atlantic Technology FS-7.1-GLB 7-Channel Home Theater Surround Sound Soundbar Speaker’s sound reproduction capacity. The whole system weighs 37 pounds. Its drivers include: Woofer LCR: 2 units of 4 x 6″ Dual Voice Coil; Tweeter: 3 units of 1″ Soft Dome; and Surround: a pair of 3 1/4″ Dual Voice Coils.
Best Sound Bar with 8-channel Amplifer
The Polk Audio Surround Bar 9000 IHT directly picks up commands from other remote control systems such as the TV remote. This sound bar’s wireless subwoofer has automatic pairing.
Sound processing is possible for Dolby Digital and DTS system. The IHT in the Polk Audio Surround Bar 9000 IHT system stands for Instant Home Theater, which is exactly what you’ll get with this cutting-edge soundbar.
The total output is power-packed at 510 watts. Every driver in this system, which is composed of three tweeters and five woofers, is powered by a dedicated 45-watt amplifier.
Best Sound Bar with A/V Sound System
The Bowers and Wilkins Panorama Integrated A/V Sound System has three HDMI inputs, a dome tweeter of Nautilus tube loaded aluminum, and an egg-shaped remote. The craftsmanship and artistry that went into this baby are incredible.
There’s a total of nine drivers in this lean sound bar system. Two 3.5-inch subwoofers, a 1-inch tweeter and two 3-inch midranges pack the power for the center channel. Two 3-inch midrange drivers are mounted at one end of the soundbar, and another pair at the other end.
B&W takes pride in this soundbar’s integrated Flowport technology that allows less turbulence to distort the overall audio quality.
No matter which sound bar system you buy, remember that a high price does not necessarily mean you’re getting the best, so consider the above systems the best sound bars for the price.