With the lockdown in full force, televisions leave a lot to be desired in terms of a booming movie theatre experience, especially in terms of sound. While TV can provide amazing visuals, the same cannot be said about the audio quality of televisions in the market.
Most TVs come with in-built speakers which are borderline average, if not in poor quality. This is where soundbars come into play, to fulfil this gap in the viewing experience.
Why is soundbar important?
A TV, when paired with a compatible soundbar, feels complete. The amazing inbuilt visual qualities of the TV merges with the soundbar’s superior audio quality making the viewing experience immersive.
The soundbar is a really great device for simply streaming music as well.
Factors to keep in mind
There are a lot of amazing soundbars out there in the market showcasing different features and it can be very confusing for consumers to pick the perfect one.
- Soundbars also vary from being small enough to fit in a TV cabinet to be big enough to fill a room. Checking the dimension of the soundbar so it fits your customer’s requirement.
- Design of a soundbar also provides a lot of varieties. They vary from being wall-mounted to just sitting on a shelf.
- Power Output is another factor to consider in a soundbar. Higher the power output, the better will be the sound quality.
- Based on these factors, here is a list of the best soundbars available in the market right now:
Xiaomi Mi Soundbar
The Mi soundbar is an easy to set up and affordable soundbar which gives excellent sound quality. It has 8 drivers and a 2.0 configuration and comes packed with Bluetooth version BT 4.2 for streaming music.
It supports Optical, S/PDIF, line-in, and Aux mode of connection. The only thing which users feel lacks in this product is a subwoofer, which could have provided more bass for sound quality.
Sony HT-S20R 5.1
One of the best soundbars out there, the Sony HT-S20R 5.1 can be classified as a proper stereo speaker.
The 400W output can be attributed to Sony HT-S20R 5.1 as it consists of a soundbar, a pair of speakers, and a subwoofer. It has a 5.1 channel configuration and comes with built-in Dolby Atmos.
It supports Optical, aux, USB, and HDMI ARC model of connection. The speaker system also supports a 5.1 version of Bluetooth, which makes connecting to Bluetooth and streaming music really fast.
Packed with 6 drivers and a 5.1 channel configuration, this speaker system has proved its name over the years and still remains one of the best in the segment. Arguably, the best at the time of its launch, the Yamaha YAS-207 packs a 200W output with a 4.1 version of Bluetooth.
The speaker system is a bit outdated than its modern counterparts but apart from that, there is no reason one shouldn’t consider these speakers a great buy.
Philips Performance TAPB603
Packed with 4 drivers between 3.1 channel configuration, Philips Performance TAPB603 is a small home theatre set perfect for a small group.
It has Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital inbuilt and supports Bluetooth playback and surround sound.
The Sony HT-Z9F is a compact speaker system with inbuilt Dolby atmos support. Although it has just three channels and a subwoofer, the output audio quality is an immersive and magical experience. It is significantly cheaper as compared to other soundbars in this segment.
The day to day handling can be an issue as the system is a bit confusing to understand. Fortunately, the features packed in this compact speakers make it a beast in this segment.