Aside from the TV itself, one of the best extras you can add to your home entertainment system is a dedicated soundbar. Some have satellite speakers for surround sound, while others can project room-filling audio with just a soundbar. No matter which sound system you need for your home, we’ve rounded up the best deals.
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Polk Audio Signa 4(7/10, recommended by WiredIt’s an ideal choice if you’re looking for a basic soundbar but don’t want to sacrifice quality. It produces great bass, is easy to set up, and has a low-profile design that’s suitable for most living rooms.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 has historically been quite pricey, but this deal makes it even more affordable. It features a luxurious design, Dolby Atmos, and impressive immersive sound.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 delivers clear and spacious sound despite its relatively small size. It uses upfiring drivers for an immersive overhead effect and powerful bass without all the complicated setup required by many surround sound systems.
There’s something to be said for a very simple and super cheap solution, and this soundbar from Samsung proves it. This soundbar’s regular price is a little too expensive, but in this sale, it’s a big speaker upgrade to put on your TV at a price that’s almost an impulse buy.
Yamaha’s SR-C20A is another great baseline soundbar that’s a solid alternative to built-in TV speakers. It supports Bluetooth streaming and is small enough that you can even move it from room to room if you want.
Klipsch, unlike other audio manufacturers, focuses primarily on audio quality without a ton of bells and whistles. The Cinema 600 is made from a speaker-like MDF cabinet and features a massive 10-inch subwoofer driver. It delivers clear, powerful sound that’s perfect for music, movies, and more.
Sony’s HT-A5000 is a full-cost price proposition, but at that price it’s a killer deal, thanks to gobbling surround-sound expansion and pretty much every feature you can fit into a bar of this size. Additional features include next-generation HDMI with VRR support for PS5 or Xbox Series X game consoles, multiple ways to stream over Wi-Fi, support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, high-resolution audio, and more wait.
Believe it or not, this is the lowest price we’ve seen on this luxury Sennheiser model, which is as much a trapeze artist as it is a soundbar thanks to its soaring virtual surround sound and Dolby Atmos tricks. A separate subwoofer is included, but still manages to deliver punchy beats, sweet and smooth musicality, and convenience features like Wi-Fi streaming and analog inputs, all for a price that ends up being sub-stratosphere.
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Vizio is one of them Our favorite soundbar brands For its excellent value, and the M Series 5.1.2 Soundbar (9/10, recommended by Wired) is a perfect example. This soundbar comes with a pair of wireless rear speakers that deliver highly immersive sound, especially for its price.
It’s been a few years since we first reviewed Vizio’s original Elevate soundbar (9/10 Wired review) But it still delivers excellent sound quality. It’s easy to set up and supports Dolby Atmos for room-filling audio, and its corner speakers are easy to position for precise placement in your living room.
Multi-piece JBL Bar 1300X (8/10 Cable recommendation) is unique among the soundbars we’ve tested. It has a pair of magnetic detachable speakers that you can place behind you for immersive surround sound. They’re completely wireless, so you don’t even need a power cord. However, they need to be returned to the soundbar regularly to charge, so that’s a trade-off.
This 5.1.2 soundbar from Samsung offers a powerful combination of features in a two-piece system. It uses up-firing Dolby Atmos speakers and side-firing drivers to play immersive audio that makes the entire room feel like you’re there, without the need for separate speakers. The subwoofer can be placed independently to add powerful bass to your home theater.
Sonos Ray long speaker (9/10, recommended by Wired) is one of the easiest soundbars to install, and it’s small enough to fit into smaller spaces. Like most Sonos speakers, it can be used alone or with other speakers to build a larger sound system, but this is a good place to start.
Sonos Sub Mini (8/10, “Wired” review) may be small, but it delivers powerful bass. It connects wirelessly to your sound system and uses the Sonos app for fine-tuning. If you already have a soundbar or surround speakers, this might be the last part you need to make it really pop.
arc (9/10, recommended by Wired) is our favorite large home theater soundbar. It features three tweeters, eight mid-woofers, and full Dolby Atmos support, allowing it to deliver sound reflected off walls in a manner similar to a full surround sound setup, without all the extra speakers . That’s the same price we saw last year during Black Friday, but it’s still the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Sonos Beam (2nd Gen) is Our top Sonos soundbars for most peopleIt has a sleek design, support for Dolby Atmos, and a faster processor than the previous Beam, making it ideal for truly high-quality audio. It also includes support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2, making it a great addition to any smart home.
If your gift giver wants to upgrade their bass, we recommend the Sonos Sub (3rd Gen). The third-generation model has better processing power and more memory. It also works with Sonos’ non-portable options like soundbars, speakers, and amplifiers (it doesn’t pair with Move, Roam, Port, or Connect). Expensive, but top notch. It’s also the lowest price we’ve tracked to date.
The Amp is a great choice for those who need an amplifier to power turntables, TVs, outdoor speakers, and more at higher volumes. The front control panel is touch-sensitive, so you can perform actions like pausing and playing music with a tap or swipe. Adjust the volume. The Amp also connects via the Sonos app and supports AirPlay 2.It doesn’t have a built-in microphone, but if you pair it with another voice-enabled Sonos speaker like this sonos one Or Sonos Move.
When the Amp powers the speakers, the port flows to the amplifier, which then sends the signal to the speakers. Unlike the Amp, there’s no control panel, but you can use the Sonos app to adjust treble, bass, and volume. It also supports AirPlay 2. Like the Amp, you can also pair it with other Sonos speakers for voice control.
Era 100 (9/10, recommended by Wired) won the title of Best Overall Speaker from Sonos our tour guide The sound and functionality have been improved compared to the Sonos One (2nd generation). It features a large woofer and angled tweeter for true stereo sound, more impactful bass and crisp clarity. With a faster processor, the speaker can also receive software updates for longer. There’s also now a volume slider, a play/pause button (so you don’t have to pull out your phone to control it), a USB-C input, and a switch on the back for manually disabling the microphone.
We think the Beats Studio Pro headphones (7/10, “Wired” review) Not bad, not great, but that’s before the price dropped to less than half the regular price. These headphones feature excellent noise cancellation, solid sound quality, and a USB-C plug for high-resolution audio. They work easily with Apple and Android devices and even feature head tracking with spatial audio.
Apple AirPods Max (8/10, recommended by Wired) has stood the test of time and, accordingly, maintained a relatively high price point. That’s not a huge discount, but it’s still the lowest price we’ve seen for these headphones. They have excellent build quality and pair and work seamlessly with other headphones. For iOS devices, it lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge.
Apple second-generation AirPods Pro (9/10, recommended by Wired) is a near-perfect companion for your Apple devices, making life with iOS easier thanks to excellent noise cancellation, great sound quality, comfortable design, and tons of convenience features. While their prices have been dropping in recent months, and with these being the lowest we’ve ever seen, now is the perfect time to pull the trigger.
Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones (9/10, recommended by Wired) Having been a reliable wireless headphone for years, their success is no secret. With excellent noise cancellation, warm and detailed sound, and plenty of modern features in a comfortable design, they’re one of the best travel headphones you can buy.
As Sony’s most expensive wireless headphones, the WH-1000XM5 follows the very popular WH-1000XM4, and there is still a lot to look forward to. Luckily, they offer upgraded noise cancellation, a sleek new design, and a more refined sound signature in a great package, especially on sale.
Bose’s aptly named QuietComfort Ultra (9/10, recommended by Wired) arrived in October, with just one notable problem: It’s very expensive. Thankfully, they’ve got discounts that make it even easier to get top-notch noise cancellation, great sound quality, and a luxurious, comfortable design packed with modern features.