Ever since technology stepped into our lives a lot of things have changed. So much so that even entertainment and its forms have been revolutionised in ways never thought of before.
People are finding different kinds of equipment which helps to enjoy their viewing experience in a better manner. One such device that helps us do so is the sound bar and these days it is quite popular amongst people.
Here we have found out the best sound bar for cinematic audio and are sharing the same with you too. There were many products and we only picked up those which had beneficial features and actually stand out against the rest.
We even analysed the benefits of each product and if you have a certain feature in mind you can finalise the product basis that. Not to forget that you can compare two or more products and then make your choice.
1. VIZIO SB46514-F6 46-Inch 5.1.4 Premium Home Theater Sound System
Premium sound has entered a new dimension. The VIZIO Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos produces sound from all around you – even from above. Like premium theaters powered by Dolby Atmos, these immersive experiences let you “Go Inside the Story”. Unique upward-firing speakers deliver 10 total channels of crystal-clear, truly immersive sound — without any complex setup required.
Plug-and-play installation with all the cables included puts cinematic sound in your home within minutes. With four speakers that precisely deflect sound off the ceiling, the VIZIO 46” 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos, offers a revolutionary design. You’ll hear birds, thunderstorms, and helicopters swirl above you for an unparalleled listening experience. Engineered to delight demanding cinephiles, each system starts with rich sound from the main bar.
The Vizio SB46514-F6 is as full-featured a soundbar as you’re going to find in the $1,000-or-less price range. This is a true Dolby Atmos–capable soundbar that includes two rear speakers and four upward-facing speakers that bounce sound effects off your ceiling to create a greater sense of height and a more dynamic, enveloping listening experience.
Its wireless 10-inch subwoofer reproduces the deepest bass notes in movies and music better than the smaller subwoofers packaged with most soundbars. The SB46514 is ready for all current video and audio content, supporting 4K HDR video pass-through and wireless music streaming via Bluetooth and Chromecast, and it’s compatible with Google Assistant devices to add voice control.
2. JBL Bar 3.1 Home Theater Starter System
Hear the voice, feel the bass featuring 450W of total system power, a dedicated center channel and a 10” wireless subwoofer for thrilling bass, and voice clarity, The JBL bar 3.1 soundbar with JBL Surround sound and Dolby digital lets you immerse yourself in best–in–class surround sound audio.
Bluetooth enabled for convenient, wireless streaming, the JBL bar 3.1 allows you to connect up to three 4K devices via the HDMI inputs for state-of-the-art viewing and listening experience. With the dedicated amplifier and speakers for the center channel, you can enjoy clear dialogue even during the most thrilling scenes.
Further enhanced with JBL sound shift, which allows you to instantly switch between sound from your TV, and sound from your mobile phone or tablet. You can Moreover control the sound bar with your existing TV remote control, The JBL bar 3.1 clearly raises the bar for sound bars.
Pros: Powerful audio performance with deep bass and crisp, clear highs. Wireless subwoofer. Adjustable bass levels.
Cons: Highly sculpted sound signature could use more midrange presence.
Bottom Line: The JBL Bar 3.1 soundbar delivers crisp highs and serious rumble from a wireless subwoofer with adjustable bass levels.
3. All-new Sonos Beam – Compact Smart TV Soundbar
All-new Sonos Beam – Compact Smart TV Soundbar with Amazon Alexa voice control built-in. Wireless home theater and streaming music in any room. (Black)
The Sonos Beam is one of the most popular soundbars around (with good reason). At $400, the Beam isn’t cheap, but it’s made with Sonos’ signature attention to detail and sweeping penchant for minimalism.
The first thing I noticed about the Beam is that it takes an altogether different approach than many of the other soundbars we tested. For one, there’s no included external subwoofer. There’s also no Bluetooth functionality—casting music wirelessly to the Beam requires interfacing with it through the Sonos app and using WiFi.
4. Dali Kubik One Sound System
The Dali Kubik One is an audiophile all-in-one sound system designed with a passion for genuine hi-fi reproduction.
Kubik One is clearly a true Dali speaker at its core, equipped with well-known speaker technologies; soft dome tweeters, wood fibre cones, low-loss rubber surrounds, glass reinforced polymer basket and a fully digital 4-channel stereo Class D amplifier.
The Dali Kubik One is simply stunning. The minimal design, outstanding build quality and eye-catching colour schemes unite to make this a device anyone would want in their living room. It can be hung on a wall or placed on top of a flat surface – and looks great either way.
A strong selection of connections is tucked away at the rear, along with grooves and clamps to keep cables from tangling. Annoyingly, there’s no HDMI port, highlighting Dali’s music-first approach. Bluetooth connectivity is available.
5. Polk Audio Command Sound Bar
The Polk Command Bar – The home theater sound bar system with Alexa built-in. Integrated far-field microphones and Alexa voice services Use your voice to control the sound bar With Amazon Multi-Room Music and the Polk Command Bar, play and control your music across multiple Amazon devices.
Ask Alexa to stream your favourite song, and hear it throughout your home Patented Voice Adjust technology for crystal clear dialogue Wireless subwoofer for deep bass 4K HDMI ports Fully compatible with Fire TV (sold separately) Includes HDMI and Optical cables for quick and easy setup
Lots of newer soundbars are compatible with voice-assistant technologies like Alexa and Google Assistant, but you have to bring your own smart speaker to the party to mate with the soundbar. The Polk Command Bar eliminates the middleman through its built-in microphones and Alexa support, so you can use your voice to control the soundbar and enjoy most of the features of an Alexa-based smart speaker like the Echo. The Command Bar is easy to set up. It delivers a dynamic, full-range sound, and its built-in Bluetooth and multiple input options make it easy to connect a variety of sources.
6. LG Electronics SJ7 Sound Bar Flex
The LG Sound Bar Flex provides entertainment from a versatile dual-speaker design: The two main speakers can be placed in front of the TV, or to the left/right vertically, or in front of and behind the listener for an even more cinematic experience. Both speakers are Bluetooth, and the right unit has a built-in battery, so it can work independently just about anywhere.
When is a soundbar no longer a soundbar? How about when it’s a 2.1 system that in certain configurations looks nothing like a soundbar? That’s actually the appeal of the LG SJ7, a home theatre speaker system with versatility as its main selling point. Available for $499, the SJ7 takes what might be the primary complaint about soundbars off the table: You can get plenty of stereo separation. Of course, this comes at a cost in the visual sense—the neat single slab you typically think of as soundbar is broken into a pair of bar-shaped stereo speakers. That said, audio quality is solid, and the SJ7 is a supremely versatile option for home theatre buffs.
7. Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 Sound Bar
Binge-worthy. Supports your 4K Ultra HD TV, streams your music via Wi-Fi and lets you create a wireless home theatre with MusicCast surround.
Yamaha’s MusicCast Bar 400 starts at $500, and it’s kind of a side of beef. By that I mean, this is not the soundbar to buy if you’re looking for pruned elegance or high-tech features, but it is the one to get if you just want to be satisfied by robust audio and simple, effective features.
Like the more affordable YAS-108 (which I looked at first), the 408 has all the feature fixings that we want from most soundbars: easy Bluetooth, a “clear voice” setting, dimmable LED indicators, and various audio modes for movie sounds, music, and so on.
What makes the pricier 408 stands out is its audio delivery: it provides a solid 200 watts of audio. The hefty included subwoofer is half of that, and the other half is split across four woofers and two tweeters within the bar itself.
8. Sony Z9F 3.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
Feel the thrill of your favourite shows and movies. The Z9F 3.1ch Dolby Atmos/DTS:X Sound bar’s new Vertical Surround Engine places you in the middle of the action. Five different sound modes optimize audio to what you’re hearing.
Wireless and network-capable, the Z9F can also connect to select rear speakers for a full-room solution that provides a cinematic experience. Chromecast built-in for smartphone streaming
If the Vizio SB46514-F6 is unavailable, or if you don’t need or want the rear speakers, the Sony HT-Z9F is a good alternative. This 3.1-channel soundbar serves up a dynamic and spacious sound that’s best suited for movie playback, and it has desirable features like 4K HDR video pass-through, Bluetooth and Chromecast music streaming, and Google Assistant compatibility.
The 6.38-inch subwoofer is wireless but doesn’t pack as much low-end punch as you get from Vizio’s 10-inch subwoofer. You can add wireless rear speakers for an additional cost, and the HT-Z9F can decode Dolby Atmos soundtracks, but it lacks true up-firing Atmos speakers. Plus, it’s a bit more complicated to set up and use due to its receiver-like design.
9. Sonos Playbase – For Widescreen Sound
Sonos Playbase, Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input. WiFi, not Bluetooth – Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming
Sonos isn’t a stranger to soundbars, but we’ve been waiting quite a while for a follow-up to 2013’s Playbar. Switching gears a bit, the new Playbase is a sound slab designed to be placed under your TV.
This $699.99 speaker system is a bit pricey considering it doesn’t include a subwoofer, but its size allows for fuller audio than most soundbars, and it does a great job with movies, TV shows, and music alike.
It can also integrate easily with other Sonos speakers throughout your home, and you can even set up a full 5.1-channel surround system if you’re willing to spend an extra $1,100 for the additional satellites and subwoofer.
10. Razer Leviathan Dolby 5.1 Suround Sound
The Razer Leviathan’s 5.1 surround sound mode is ideal for gaming and movies. It also features a wireless music streaming mode via Bluetooth 4.0 for seamless music listening.
The Razer Leviathan is able to deliver deep, powerful bass tones through a dedicated subwoofer, distinguishing it from other sound bars in its range that cannot produce lower frequencies as accurately. Full range drivers: 2 x 2.5 inches/63.5mm
We first enjoyed Razer’s PC gaming-focused Leviathan soundbar during our roundup of the Best Soundbars Under $250, finding its general audio quality to be superior to the other ‘bars we sampled.
While the Leviathan (and its hefty external sub) certainly sound great, there are some trade-offs you’re making when considering it as a TV/Home Theater stand-in.
First, the design/aesthetic doesn’t complement a TV/viewing environment perfectly because it isn’t meant for one. The bar itself is very short/compact (around 17-inches), which will match the general width of a computer monitor stand but won’t look as “natural” with a mid-size or large TV as a more traditional soundbar: