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JBL Bar 5.1 Channel Soundbar with True Wireless SpeakersAre you looking for a surround sound setup that is wireless without ugly exposed cables? Look no more, the JBL Bar 5.1 is a game changer! The sound bar system features two magnetic wireless detachable speakers as well as a 10-inch wireless subwoofer. They also come with detachable batteries that only take 3 hours to charge and give you up to 10 hours of playtime. The best aspect about this system is that you can easily adjust the soundbar's volume as well as the subwoofer's bass right from your TV remote control. It also supports Bluetooth allowing you to connect to your phone and enjoy your favorite playlist.
Samsung HW-MS650 SoundbarSamsung’s HW-MS650 has combined raw power with so much clarity, scale and, especially, bass, or excelled so consistently with both films and music. It features distortion cancelling technology which predicts and cancels out distortion before it happens. Multi-speaker control increases the power and depth of bass by precisely coordinating the movement of each speaker. The HD Audio preserves the quality and richness of the original sound through 96kHz/24 bit high resolution audio. The OneRemote from select 2017 Samsung TVs which can manage many of the Soundbar’s functions through the TV UI. It also features a sound smart system which automatically analyzes the content and gives you optimized sound.
Bose Soundbar 700Bose Soundbar 700 comes with Amazon Alexa built-in. Just tell the SB700 what to do, and Alexa will get it done. This also allows access to all of Alexa's many skills — ask her for the weather, re-order that 12 pack of paper towel rolls, turn the lights on and off, and so on. As for the techy good stuff, the SB700 features eight custom microphones in array with echo cancellation and near field detection, so they are designed to hear you, always. And in terms of sound, it’s easy to hear and understand. The surround sound effect is still present irregardles of where you are positioned from the speaker.
Yamaha YAS-207Yamaha's YAS-207 is a great complement to a 4K television. It features two dedicated virtual surround modes that emulate a taller, wider surround sound image. The bar measures nearly 37 inches across, and the included wireless subwoofer is about 17 inches tall and 16 inches deep. When it comes to actual sound quality, the YAS-207 boasts clear treble and deep, growling bass, with warm mids to boot. The YAS-207 can virtualize immersive 3D surround sound, simulating sound effects that seem to move around the listener and even have a sense of height. It features clear sound effects including the Clear Voice mode for slower, more dialogue-heavy affairs.
Sonos Beam ReviewEven the best TVs typically have lousy sound quality due to their tiny built-in speakers, which makes soundbars an attractive option for many. However, many soundbars tend to be large, and clunky affairs despite their overall simplicity. This where the Sonos Beam comes in. A compact and well-styled bar, it can easily fit under the smallest of TVs on either a console or on the wall using the optional bracket. Like every Sonos product, it has very good sound quality for its size and can become part of a much larger multiroom audio system. The Sonos app lets you stream from virtually every music service on the planet and it does an excellent job managing your private music collection too.
Samsung HW-N950Samsung's HW-N950 sound bar is a 7.1.4-channel bar with side-firing drivers, crystal-clear detail, heart-pumping bass, and laser-tight overhead Atmos effects. The N950 boasts both a wireless subwoofer and wireless satellite speakers which however must be plugged into an outlet for power for them to play. Each of these satellite speakers boasts its own up-firing driver. The new side-firing drivers help to create an even bigger soundstage, and with new tuning and features like 4K HDR pass-through at up to 60 frames per second. The N950 simply offers fantastic performance across the board.
Sony HT-ST5000 SoundbarThe Sony HT-ST5000 is an exceptional piece of equipment that offers support for Dolby's spatial Atmos tech – on top of dealing exceptionally well with more conventional surround sound. It features a woofer and tweeter work together inside a single speaker unit to to deliver precisely aligned audio across frequencies. The build quality and design of the soundbar is exceptional, and its general audio performance impresses with its clarity and spatial presentation. The virtual surround sound combines Digital Signal Processing, and S-Force PRO Front Surround with wavefront technology to emulate a natural, three-dimensional sound field, all from a single soundbar and subwoofer.
Philips Fidelio B5The Philips Fidelio B5 is an innovative soundbar with a pair of detachable wireless speakers that deliver true surround sound – an idea that Philips calls “Surround on Demand”. The beauty of this system is that you can whip out the rear speakers for movie night, then stow them away neatly in the soundbar when you’re watching TV or listening to music. The B5 enables you to pick and choose your movie moments, and do it on a whim. And it creates a pretty decent surround sound experience too, using both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Digital Surround decoding.
Bluesound Pulse Soundbar 2iAt 15 pounds, the Pulse Soundbar 2i is a brute. This sound bar supports Hi-res playback and MQA files (Master Quality Authenticated). Under the hood, 120 watts of power drives two pairs of 3-way speaker arrays – soft-dome tweeter, cone mid-range, and cone woofer. A wireless sub option, the Pulse Sub, is also available. Each driver in the 2i is driven by its own dedicated amplified channel where the low and high frequencies are seamlessly blended using DSP-powered crossover filters. As a result, you get a sound stage that blends beautifully and spaciously.

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