15 best soundbars – from budget to top models

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Sound bars are in great demand every year. People like the relative compactness of these devices, as well as the ease of installation. If the position of the speakers needs to be measured correctly, then the soundbar is usually hung directly above the TV, after which you can start watching a movie. In this article we will tell you about the intricacies of choosing such a device, and also offer you a selection of the best soundbars. At the same time, it will focus not only on top-end monsters, but also on budget models available to an ordinary buyer.

Soundbar or home theater: which is better?

  1. If we compare the soundbar with speakers, then the question immediately arises: 'What to give preference to?'. It all depends on which set of speakers you were going to purchase. Of course, the soundbar will perform much better than a pair of bookshelf speakers lacking a subwoofer. If you are considering the option of buying a full-fledged home theater, the cost of which starts from 60 thousand rubles, then a rare soundbar can be compared with such a set in terms of sound quality.
  2. You need to understand that in the case of speakers, you will definitely not be deceived, you will receive exactly the speaker system format that you plan to use. That is, a 5.1 home theater (5 speakers and 1 subwoofer) will be just like that – the creators will not make one of the satellites fake. But in the case of the soundbar, everything is not so simple. Such a device can be advertised as a 5.1 soundbar, but we can only talk about its imitation – in fact, the product can be endowed with only two or three speakers, supplemented by one subwoofer. In a word, the creators of budget soundbars followed the path of headphone manufacturers, where the so-called virtual 7.1 sound is now also regularly used. Don't be fooled! Try to get a product equipped with a large number of speakers, as only in terms of sound it will be comparable to a home theater. Our rating will help you with this.
  3. It is also impossible not to notice that the speakers can be installed in different places in the room, as a result of which you are guaranteed to get surround sound. The soundbar, on the other hand, does not always cope with the task of creating it in a decent way. In particular, budget models may have virtually no rear. Therefore, before buying a device, you need to familiarize yourself with its review, read reviews on it, and then also independently evaluate the sound of the soundbar in some store.

How to choose a soundbar?

What else to look for before buying a soundbar besides reviews and reviews? Of course, the shape of the device. The fact is that not all soundbars are hung on the wall above or below the TV. There are also models that serve as a stand. This is ideal for those who do not have a cabinet but do not want to drill holes for a TV in the wall. In a word, it all depends on how exactly you are going to place the equipment.

  1. Not everyone suspects this, but soundbars are divided not only by price category. These devices are active and passive. The first option is more popular – such soundbars are considered completely independent devices, since they have a power supply, an audio processor, an amplifier, and a large number of connectors. That is, the active soundbar is connected to the TV, after which its use begins. A passive soundbar actually only contains a speaker system. Its purchase is necessary only for owners of AV-receivers, which the online magazine will surely tell you about someday.
  2. No soundbar is complete without a subwoofer. However, its location can be completely different. Expensive soundbars most often have a built-in subwoofer. But this is not always a good solution, because the soundbar must be compact, and therefore the low-frequency radiators are small. That is why a large number of soundbars are now on sale, the subwoofer of which is a separate part – usually it is placed on the floor near the TV. Only this option will provide the room with the most tangible bass.
  3. As mentioned above, soundbars differ from each other in the number of channels. For example, 7.1 technology says that the user is waiting for seven high-frequency channels (there can be even more speakers) and at least one subwoofer. Do not forget to make sure that the device can be calibrated, because it can provide surround sound only by reflecting it off the walls. Another selection criterion is the number of interfaces. If you have a lot of equipment and do not have an AV receiver, then you will need a lot of connectors. The built-in Wi-Fi module will also not hurt, which will allow you to control the soundbar using your smartphone. By the way, a soundbar can also be wireless – it only needs a cable to receive power. But you can refuse a CD-drive – it will only be needed by owners of a large collection of films on DVD and Blu-ray discs.
  4. Finally, one cannot but mention the power. If the soundbar is supposed to be installed in a relatively small room, then a total power of 100 W is enough for your eyes (excluding the subwoofer). Of course, to use a TV with a soundbar somewhere in a bar, you will need a much more powerful option. And do not forget that a weak subwoofer can sound loud, but it will distort the sound. Therefore, take a closer look at its parameters.

Rating of the best soundbars

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best budget soundbars (price up to 15,000 rubles) 1 Sony HT-CT290 / HT-CT291 RUB 12 945
2 LG SJ3 RUB 11 490
3 Samsung HW-M360 RUB 11 357
The best soundbars in terms of price-quality ratio (price up to 40,000 rubles) 1 Sony HT-NT5 RUB 36,990
2 Denon DHT-S514 RUB 37,990
3 Harman / Kardon HK SB20 RUB 22,990
4 Bose SoundTouch 300 RUB 34,990
5 YAMAHA YAS-207 RUB 27,990
6 Canton DM 55 RUB 31,340
The best premium soundbars 1 Sony HT-ST5000 RUB 71,900
2 Bose CineMate 120 RUB 84,990
3 Focal Dimension RUB 29,990
4 Canton DM 90 RUB 78 709
5 Onkyo LS-7200 RUB 34,700
6 Bowers & wilkins panorama 2 RUB 129,000

The best budget soundbars (price up to 15,000 rubles)

Sony HT-CT290 / HT-CT291

Rating: 4.8

Sony HT-CT290

It must be the simplest soundbar available at the time of this writing. It got into our rating due to the availability of two color options for the device on sale at once – white and black. Also, the buyer cannot help but like the price tag – they ask for no more than 15 thousand rubles for the soundbar. You shouldn't expect multichannel sound for this money, here a 2.1 speaker system is used. That is, the device itself has two speakers, and low frequencies are provided by a separate subwoofer. This design provides a low weight of the soundbar – you can safely hang it even on drywall. As for the 'sub', it belongs to the bass reflex type, and its weight is 6.3 kg.

The total power of the kit is 300 W. This, as it seems, will be enough for any buyer. Hardly anyone would complain about the number of connectors. Among them, you can find a USB port, thanks to which the playback of movies and music is realized here (the image output to the TV is provided by the HDMI jack). Receiving sound from external sources is implemented via an optical input. The subwoofer is connected wirelessly, for this purpose Bluetooth – modules are embedded in both devices. But Wi-Fi or something like that is not here – you can control the soundbar using the remote control.

Advantages

  • The weight of the soundbar itself does not exceed 2.3 kg;

  • Two color options (two models differ only in this);

  • Easy installation;

  • The price tag cannot be called too high;

  • High enough power;

  • Playback of content from a USB flash drive is available;

  • The subwoofer has a wireless connection;

disadvantages

  • When connecting via optics, there may be an out-of-sync with the sound on the TV;

  • At low volume, the subwoofer hardly works;

  • No equalizer;

  • Inconvenient setting;

  • The sound volume is not felt;

LG SJ3

Rating: 4.7

LG SJ3

Another soundbar belonging to the 2.1 system. There is no markup for the brand anymore, so with the same total power of 300 W the kit costs only 12 thousand rubles. For this money, the buyer will receive a soundbar and a separate subwoofer. The latter here is also synchronized to Bluetooth, the wire will only stretch to the outlet. It is proposed to control the set using the TV remote control. Unfortunately, the device is not functional at all. The fact is that there is no USB input or memory card slot. That is, the product is only capable of reproducing sound received from the outside via an optical or line input. However, most users do not need anything else, because the TV itself can play content from a flash drive. Problems will arise only for those people who have too much equipment – then you have to puzzle over how to connect all this in the best way, because the set of connectors on the soundbar is not rich.

The soundbar itself has a power of 100 watts, with the remaining 200 watts coming from the woofer. The soundbar weighs about 2.5 kg, it cannot be called heavy. Perhaps, at this cost, the capabilities of the device should suit many, if not all, buyers. Please note that it is not recommended to connect the soundbar to the TV via Bluetooth – there may be regular interruptions in the sound. When using an optical cable, these problems do not arise.

Advantages

  • High-quality assembly;

  • Affordable price tag;

  • Good sound when connected with an optical cable;

  • High enough power;

  • Wireless connection of the subwoofer is possible;

  • The subwoofer is a separate unit;

disadvantages

  • The soundbar consists of only two speakers;

  • More often than not, the sound doesn't seem to be spacious;

  • No equalizer;

  • It is impossible to play content from a flash drive;

Samsung HW-M360

Rating: 4.7

Samsung HW-M360

The soundbar belonging to the 2.1 system was also released by Samsung. Do not think that this is the first experience for South Koreans – this manufacturer has been on the home theater market for several years, and now it has been decided to transfer many technologies from speakers to the soundbar. This model is budgetary, its cost does not exceed 13 thousand rubles. In this regard, one should not expect a very loud sound – the total power of the kit is only 200 W. Therefore, the product was created for a small room. You can even screw the soundbar to drywall, because the weight of the device does not exceed 1.5 kg – it is noticeable that most of the space under the body is occupied by emptiness.

The subwoofer is, of course, much heavier – its weight is 4.6 kg. Low frequencies are emitted by them using a 165 mm speaker. This part of the kit is connected to the soundbar via Bluetooth. You can connect the entire set to the TV in the same way, but here it all depends on the model of the 'box' you have. And if you want to enjoy high quality sound, then it is better to use the digital optical input or at least the stereo line input.

The supplied remote control is used to control the soundbar. Also in the box with the product you can find a mount for mounting. The disadvantages of the device are typical. There is no equalizer here – it is available only in a special application from Samsung when receiving music from a smartphone, while when receiving sound via 'optics' only presets are offered. It also lacks HDMI and Wi-Fi. The soundbar is generally not capable of playing content on its own, as it simply does not have a CD drive or USB connector.

Advantages

  • Nice design;

  • Understands signals from the TV remote control;

  • Auto power on and auto power off are available (with optical connection);

  • Present Bluetooth – module;

  • Quite low cost;

  • The soundbar is lightweight;

disadvantages

  • Not very high power;

  • The minimum number of connectors;

  • The sound volume is far from ideal;

  • The system consists of only two speakers and one subwoofer;

The best soundbars in terms of price-quality ratio (price up to 40,000 rubles)

Sony HT-NT5

Rating: 4.9

Sony HT-NT5

The Japanese product is already on a completely different level. Like the devices discussed above in this rating, this kit consists of a soundbar and a subwoofer. But here the user is waiting for the 6.1 system, which suggests a more pronounced surround sound. The total power of the kit already reaches a very decent 400 watts. Also sold for 45 thousand rubles. the soundbar boasts a three-band design. In a word, high and medium frequencies are definitely not mixed in one pile here, not to mention low frequencies, for the delivery of which an 8-kilogram subwoofer is responsible.

As befits a high-quality soundbar, the woofer here has a wireless connection. Bluetooth can also be used to receive a signal, for example, from a smartphone. By the way, synchronization with a mobile device is carried out as quickly as possible if it has an NFC chip. The soundbar also includes a Wi-Fi module, which, for example, allows you to scoop content from a hard drive connected to a router (this technology is called DLNA). However, no one forbids connecting an external drive to the soundbar itself using the USB port. The device plays almost any media files, and the number of decoders is incredibly large.

Perhaps the Sony HT-NT5 will suit the vast majority of ordinary users. It is difficult for an ordinary person to imagine what else to expect from a soundbar. You can only find fault with the price tag. Many people are not ready to pay that kind of money even for a TV, what can we say about acoustics …

Advantages

  • There are a large number of connectors;

  • Available remote control from the TV;

  • There is support for DLNA technology;

  • It is possible to read media data from a USB-drive;

  • Bluetooth supplemented with NFC chip;

  • The subwoofer connects wirelessly;

  • Extremely high power;

  • Belongs to standard 6.1;

disadvantages

  • The cost is not low;

  • There is no equalizer, and in general the settings are very poor;

  • In terms of sound quality, it is still inferior to a home theater with the same price tag;

Denon DHT-S514

Rating: 4.8

Denon DHT-S514

You shouldn't look for cheap equipment under the Denon brand. This manufacturer focuses on the creation of exceptionally high-quality products, budget components are not used in it. For example, for Denon DHT-S514 they ask about 40 thousand rubles, and this is far from the most expensive soundbar under this trademark. In fact, this is a budget solution that belongs to the 2.1 standard. Nevertheless, the creators managed to achieve a relatively good sound volume. They also decided to make the system a two-way system – this means that the high and low frequencies are separated by different speakers, they will definitely not mix into a mess. The two tweeters here are 12mm in diameter, while the pair of bass reflex woofers are substantially larger.

The soundbar is supplemented with a separate subwoofer, inside of which there are two 133 mm speakers. In a word, the manufacturer focused on the basses – they pour onto the viewer both from the front and from the side. All sorts of explosions and shots feel great! And this is despite the power of the kit, which is by no means a record (although it cannot be called insufficient).

In terms of its functionality, the product turned out to be slightly limited. There is no USB connector, so you won't be able to play content from a flash drive. The device is designed to receive a signal from a TV, game console or any other equipment. To do this, there are HDMI-jacks, as well as optical, coaxial and line inputs. The device is controlled by the remote control.

Advantages

  • The total power is 400 W;

  • There are a large number of connectors;

  • The sub is connected via Bluetooth;

  • The subwoofer consists of two woofers;

  • Panel weight does not exceed 2.3 kg;

  • Decent sound quality (mainly due to the two-way implementation);

disadvantages

  • For this cost, the number of channels is small;

  • Can't play media files on its own.

Harman / Kardon HK SB20

Rating: 4.8

Harman / Kardon HK SB20

Another 2.1 soundbar from a well-known manufacturer of acoustic equipment, but with a slightly more affordable price tag – for the Harman / Kardon HK SB20 in Russian retail they ask about 23 thousand rubles. For this money, you can already forgive the minimum number of channels. By the way, standard 2.1 does not mean that an insufficient number of speakers are installed here. The soundbar consists of two high-frequency drivers and as many as four low-frequency drivers! Of course, the latter do not have the largest diameter (55 mm), but it is also enough for good bass reproduction. And you need to understand that a 5-kg subwoofer is mainly responsible for low frequencies. Its speaker diameter is 165 mm. It is connected to the soundbar via Bluetooth, you don't have to pull an extra wire.

The number of connectors present here cannot be called outrageous. Line-in, optical jack, and HDMI-out – that's pretty much all the customer is waiting for. The system is controlled by the remote control. It remains to add that the total power of the soundbar and subwoofer is 300 W – this is a typical parameter for a budget set.

Advantages

  • Relatively good power;

  • Soundbar weight is 2.3 kg;

  • The price is not very high;

  • Great wireless subwoofer;

  • A large number of speakers, divided by frequencies;

disadvantages

  • No Wi-Fi and no USB storage slot

  • I would like more volumetric sound.

Bose SoundTouch 300

Rating: 4.8

Bose SoundTouch 300

One of the few representatives of our rating without a separate subwoofer. The creators of this device decided to rely on compactness. By the way, sold for 35 thousand rubles. the soundbar still has a subwoofer output. If the depth of the bass one day seems insufficient, then no one bothers to purchase a subwoofer separately, placing it somewhere in the corner of the room.

This model has not only Bluetooth – module, but also support for Wi-Fi. This opens up a bunch of possibilities for connecting the soundbar to other devices wirelessly. For example, via Wi-Fi, you can use DLNA technology to play music from a computer or a storage device connected to a router. Also, the smartphone and the soundbar are synchronized via Wi-Fi – a special SoundTouch application will help in setting up the soundbar. Well, according to Bluetooth, not only smartphones and tablets are connected, but also subsequently purchased add-ons – a subwoofer and rear speakers.

It remains to add that the product has a fairly large number of connectors, including HDMI-in and a similar output. The soundbar pass-through mode supports up to 4K resolution.

Advantages

  • The set includes headphones for the audio calibration system;

  • You can control both the remote control and the smartphone;

  • The solution is quite compact;

  • Built-in wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;

  • Pass-through signal transmission via HDMI is possible;

disadvantages

  • There is no way to play content from a USB flash drive;

  • Dust and scratches quickly collect on the glossy surface;

  • The high cost of the soundbar and extensions for it;

YAMAHA YAS-207

Rating: 4.7

YAMAHA YAS-207

One of the lowest-powered soundbars in our ranking. The manufacturer claims a total power of 200 watts. And this is taking into account the supplied subwoofer, which accounts for 100 watts! But why then did we pay attention to this model? It's all about the power of the brand. YAMAHA specialists rarely make mistakes. So their soundbar is able to please the buyer, even in spite of its adherence to the 2.1 standard. High sound quality is achieved through the use of a two-way system here. That is, the sound is divided into tweeters and woofers. At the same time, the latter are built here in the amount of four pieces – they have a 46 mm diameter. Despite such a number of emitters, the panel itself weighs a little – about 2.7 kg.

As for the subwoofer, at least the weight of 7.9 kg speaks of its high quality. This product belongs to the bass reflex type, and the sound is emitted here using a 160 mm speaker. The subwoofer is connected to the soundbar wirelessly. Of course, other devices – MP3 players, smartphones and tablets – can be synchronized with the soundbar using Bluetooth. In terms of wired connection, the soundbar does not cause any complaints either – there are HDMI connectors (input and output), as well as optical and line inputs. You can control the device either using the complete remote control or through a mobile application.

Perhaps the YAMAHA YAS-207 is the best choice for when the soundbar will be installed in a small room.

Advantages

  • The subwoofer has a wireless connection method;

  • The volume of the sound is really felt;

  • A large number of connectors;

  • The panel weight cannot be called very heavy;

  • The soundbar consists of six speakers that reproduce two types of frequencies;

  • Various types of control are possible;

disadvantages

  • The power is not high;

  • There is no Wi-Fi;

  • There is no way to play a media file from a flash drive;

Canton DM 55

Rating: 4.6

Canton DM 55

One of the few soundbars in our ranking that comes in several color options. The buyer has access to devices, the body of which is painted in white, gray and black. The product is delivered without a subwoofer – it is proposed to buy it separately, then connecting it with a wire or by Bluetooth. Soundbar power is 200 watts. And this does not seem to be an insufficient parameter – this power will be enough even for owners of very large premises.

Like several of the soundbars discussed above, the Canton DM 55 has a two-way design. This squeezes all the juices out of the 2.1 standard, so to speak. In total, the soundbar includes six speakers – frequencies of three different ranges are output to them (a pair of subwoofers has a 100 mm diameter). Unfortunately, the emitters are not light, and therefore the soundbar weighs 5.3 kg. However, a brick or panel wall must definitely withstand such a weight.

It remains to add that the device has a fairly large number of connectors, even though one cannot find a USB port for a flash drive among them. The soundbar costs about 33 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Line, optical and coaxial inputs are available;

  • Available Bluetooth;

  • Nice design;

  • High power;

  • Surround and high quality sound;

  • Two-way design complemented by built-in subwoofers;

disadvantages

  • HDMI and USB missing;

  • No Wi-Fi module;

  • The soundbar is quite heavy;

The best premium soundbars

Sony HT-ST5000

Rating: 4.9

Sony HT-ST5000

The Japanese company Sony knows a lot about high-quality audio equipment, because it was with its production that the history of the brand began at one time. If you are looking for the perfect soundbar, then you can turn to the Sony HT-ST5000. This device costs about 90 thousand rubles, but it belongs to the 7.1 standard. If you remove the protective grille, you can see 7 speakers – the Japanese manufacturer does not cheat. When properly calibrated, the user will enjoy perfect surround sound. And we must not forget to put a 14-kilogram subwoofer somewhere nearby, giving out excellent bass, at high volume, creeping through to goosebumps.

By the way, the soundbar itself also weighs a lot – more than 8 kg. But if your wall can hold up to an LCD TV, then the soundbar won't fall off either. Also, this model got into our rating due to the large number of connectors. One HDMI-out is complemented by three HDMI-inputs at once! And we haven't mentioned the audio jacks yet! In a word, the soundbar is capable of playing the role of a simple AV receiver.

Wires are only required to connect external equipment. The subwoofer, as you might guess, receives a signal at Bluetooth. Of course, the 'blue tooth' can also be used to get music from a smartphone. Synchronization is accelerated if the device has an NFC chip. Also, the Sony HT-ST5000 includes a Wi-Fi module, thanks to which you can use online services.

Advantages

  • Excellent subwoofer connected via Bluetooth;

  • Management in different ways is possible;

  • The sound volume is felt very well;

  • The soundbar has seven speakers;

  • Wi-Fi, NFC and USB port included;

  • A very large number of connectors;

disadvantages

  • Astronomical price tag;

  • There are software bugs;

  • Not the largest number of decoders;

Bose CineMate 120

Rating: 4.9

Bose CineMate 120

Great soundbar, which belongs to the 5.1 standard. Unlike most devices of this kind, it is a collection of several devices. The soundbar itself is placed on the wall, while the computing unit and subwoofer can be placed elsewhere. Also included is a remote control. All devices are synchronized with each other wirelessly. But this does not mean that the main unit is completely devoid of connectors. On the contrary, you may be surprised by their number. There are four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and all the main types of audio jacks. Only a USB port is missing here, which is why you should not dream of playing content on your own. However, not everything is so bad. There is at least Wi-Fi, thanks to which some online services become available – for example, a list of 20 thousand Internet radio stations.

Advantages

  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are present;

  • The subwoofer is connected wirelessly;

  • The panel has minimum dimensions and weight;

  • Belongs to the 5.1 standard;

  • A large number of connectors;

disadvantages

  • There is no way to connect a USB drive;

  • Not everyone is happy with the bass quality;

  • The cost reaches 85 thousand rubles;

Focal Dimension

Rating: 4.8

Focal Dimension

One of the most powerful soundbars in our ranking. Its power reaches an incredible 450 watts. And that's not counting the subwoofer, which is unfortunately sold separately. This model costs 60 thousand rubles, which cannot be considered a record high price tag for a 5.0 standard soundbar. However, you need to understand that low frequencies are reproduced here not in the best way, so in the future you will still have to get a subwoofer. With it, the product can act as a stand under the TV. That is, you do not need to drill holes in the wall. The subwoofer costs about half the size of the soundbar.

This product contains five speakers. The diameter of each is 100 mm. If you do not make a mistake with the calibration, then the viewer will expect a well-felt surround sound. Connection to other equipment is carried out through two HDMI-sockets (input and output), as well as a line-in and optical audio jack. The product is also endowed with Bluetooth – a module thanks to which you can receive music from your smartphone.

It is possible that the Focal Dimension provides the best sound quality. However, you need to buy it exclusively with a subwoofer, and this will already be an extremely expensive purchase – not every consumer is ready to splurge on 90 thousand rubles. There is no point in using a device without a woofer.

Advantages

  • Belongs to the 5.0 standard;

  • Excellent sound quality;

  • Available Bluetooth;

  • The number of connectors will suit many buyers;

  • Power reaches 450W;

  • High build quality;

disadvantages

  • Not everyone will like this large size;

  • No connector for USB storage;

  • There is no Wi-Fi;

  • The subwoofer is purchased separately (with it, the kit may become too expensive);

Canton DM 90

Rating: 4.7

Canton DM 90

This must be the most expensive 2.1 soundbar. For Canton DM 90 they ask about 90 thousand rubles. What is so much money for? Firstly, for the ability to choose the color of the device – white and black options are available. Secondly, for the high total power, reaching 350 watts. Thirdly, for the high-quality two-way implementation, thanks to which the high and middle frequencies are divided into different speakers (there are four of them in total).

As you might guess from the photo of the kit, the soundbar comes without a subwoofer. The fact is that the product has four built-in woofers with a 100 mm diameter. The quality of all the speakers is evidenced by the weight of the soundbar, which is 17.5 kg.

Unfortunately, the device is somewhat limited. There is no USB stick or Wi-Fi. This means that this soundbar cannot play the content on its own. Basically, the product serves to receive a signal from other sources through one or another audio jack.

Advantages

  • Treble, midrange and bass are split across different speakers;
  • The body is made of glass and wood;

  • There is a wireless module Bluetooth;

  • Two colors to choose from;

  • Excellent build quality

  • Very high power;

  • Easy control;

  • No need to look for a place for a separate subwoofer;

disadvantages

  • Standard 2.1 will not suit every customer;

  • Very high cost;

  • There are no HDMI interfaces;

  • No Wi-Fi and USB input;

Onkyo LS-7200

Rating: 4.7

Onkyo LS-7200

One of the most atypical soundbars in this rating. It differs from many competitors in that its set consists of three devices. The main unit is devoid of speakers, but it has a zoo of connectors, a display and a few controls. Such a device can be placed somewhere under the TV so that the connected wires do not distract attention. The soundbar itself receives a signal from the unit wirelessly, it is best to hang it above the TV. The kit also includes a subwoofer with a power of 50 W – its speaker has a 160 mm diameter.

This device belongs to the 3.1 standard. The soundbar consists of eight speakers of different diameters. Unfortunately, the soundbar is not capable of playing content on its own. However, it can receive a signal from other equipment in many different ways. For example, you can transfer music from your smartphone via Bluetooth. There are also four HDMI inputs for receiving a signal from a game console and other devices. Not forgotten by the creators and audio connectors. There is also Wi-Fi, thanks to which support for various online services and AirPlay technology, familiar to the owners of equipment Apple, is implemented.

Advantages

  • There is a radio tuner;

  • The weight of the soundbar itself does not exceed 2.3 kg .;

  • The soundbar belongs to the 3.1 standard;

  • Convenient design that hides wires;

  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi;

  • Decent number of connectors;

  • A large number of speakers providing surround sound;

disadvantages

  • No USB port;

  • In terms of sound quality, it is inferior to some models with a similar price tag;

  • The body was made of plastic;

  • The cost reaches 80 thousand rubles;

Bowers & wilkins panorama 2

Rating: 4.7

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2

Our rating could not do without a unique soundbar from Bowers & Wilkins. This device differs not only in that the creators offer a choice of three colors. Most of all, the soundbar surprises with its metal casing, while competitors are usually made of plastic or, at best, wood. But 129 thousand rubles. not asking for this. After all, refrigerators are also made of metal, and even more of it, and they are often much cheaper. This price tag is due to the use of modern technologies, thanks to which surround sound is felt not only directly in front of the TVs, but also on the sides of it. That is, this model hardly differs in this respect from the best home theaters. Perhaps, it does not surpass them only in volume – alas, but the total power of the soundbar does not exceed 175 W.

The product belongs to standard 2.1. However, when using the device, it seems that there are many more channels. Perhaps the secret to this lies in the two-way implementation. The device has received at its disposal a very large number of speakers. A tweeter with a 25 mm diameter is responsible for high frequencies. As for the bass, they are produced by six woofers, and the diameter of each of them is 75 mm. There is also a built-in 50 W subwoofer, consisting of two 90 mm speakers, which is responsible for reproducing explosions, shots and other similar sounds. The technology is chilling. But if for some reason this is not enough, then you can connect a separate subwoofer – a special connector is used for this.

If we talk about nests, then there are not many of them. Only a trinity of HDMI inputs can be distinguished. Of course, the optical input has not been forgotten, although for some reason many sites that publish the technical characteristics of soundbars do not mention it. It's a shame that the product does not have any smart functionality. That is, it cannot reproduce the content on its own – both from a flash drive and through online services.

An interesting feature of the device is its display. It turns on when the user brings his hand to it. In the future, the screen turns off automatically, without distracting the person from watching the movie. The soundbar weighs 14.1 kg – this can also be attributed to disadvantages, especially if a fragile girl was going to hang this device on the wall.

Advantages

  • TV remote control can be operated;

  • Perfect surround sound;

  • Stylish appearance;

  • Quite good total power;

  • A large number of speakers;

  • Connection of an external subwoofer is possible;

  • There is a good built-in subwoofer;

  • There are three HDMI inputs;

disadvantages

  • Extremely high cost;

  • Missing Bluetooth;

  • The product cannot reproduce content on its own;

Conclusion

This is the list of the best soundbars sold in Russian retail. We recommend that you decide on the amount you are willing to spend as soon as possible and get the long-awaited soundbar. Such a device is sure to give you a new experience of watching movies or playing games on the PlayStation 4.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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