The built-in sub-woofer and Virtual:X support made an impact right from the start, with the deep, dramatic opening notes of that famous Vangelis score striking like the bells of doom. The LG SK8 sits elegantly and compactly beneath your TV, and delivers a clean, detailed and open sound, even if it is getting a bit long in the tooth now. In our tests, we found its Dolby Atmos processing manages to deliver a wall of sound that has genuine height to it, as well as width.
An on-soundbar display and Google Assistant compatibility make it easy to use, too. Great value rounds off the package nicely, ensuring there's a good deal to be had here. It even includes space for a Fire TV stick. It has defined and powerful low end, some cool smart features, and looks pretty good, too. Even though the audio could be a touch stronger, we found the soundbar is more than capable of pumping out enough volume for immersive movie situations or even if you want to use it for parties.
Easy to set up, it may not be the newest of soundbars any more but it has some useful features that make it stand out from the rest. Read more: Polk Audio Command Bar review. Its knack for bringing out every last detail in a complex movie mix is exceptional, helping it build an immersive, busy soundstage that makes most soundbars - and all built-in TV systems - sound puny and one-dimensional by comparison.
The SP11RA hits the right notes with its features, too. The Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound formats are both supported - support which extends to four up-firing speakers, two in the main soundbar and one in each of the rears. Particularly striking is how accurately the SP11RA places details in the seemingly effortlessly large soundstage it can create.
Details are also always beautifully clear and defined. It's expensive but its exceptionally detailed sound and expansive soundstage adapts brilliantly for music as well as films. It looks great too, suiting a modern looking living room.
It is widely available in other territories, though. There are many big, expensive Dolby Atmos soundbars to choose from, and plenty inexpensive, smaller soundbars for upgrading your TV. The Denon Home Sound Bar sits somewhere in the middle, bringing you Dolby Atmos-style audio thrills in a smaller form factor.
Offering plenty of connectivity options, great including hi-res audio ability and some processing wizardry to deliver a sense of spatial audio and a genuine facility as a music speaker. We found the sound the Denon serves up is tall and quite wide, which makes for an engrossing and entertaining listen. However, chance an arm where volume is concerned and things quickly get out of hand — the Home quickly bares its teeth and can become quite aggressive.
Read more: Denon Home Sound Bar review. So why isn't it higher? Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to pair with a smartphone for some music listening, but the audio quality you get is far less impressive. In short, there are many things that the Creative Stage v2 gets right, and a few things that need improvement.
Read more: Creative Stage v2 review. At this price we wish it came with the surround and subwoofer units, but those with incredibly deep pockets can tack those on for a few hundred more. What helps make the price tag feel a little more justified is the fact that the HT-A comes with upfiring drivers for true Dolby Atmos, although we felt the height channels could be a little more convincing in our tests.
In terms of musicality, though, the HT-A is a very talented soundbar, with excellent stereo imaging and a really room-filling sound - especially if you take advantage of its support for Sony's Reality Audio. Connectivity is very good, too. The soundbar supports HDMI obviously, but also 3. That means picking the best soundbar to go with your TV is your best option to get the most out of your favorite TV shows and films.
The best soundbars of are built to be just as pleasing to the eye as they are to the ear. Most of them are sleek, minimal and designed to sit flush against a wall or home cinema set-up. They're also a good solution for smaller homes and rooms with little space that wouldn't be able to squeeze a 7. The majority of the soundbars on this list are made to sit in front of your screen, but they can also be wall-mounted above or to the side of it as well, depending on how your room is laid out.
This provides you with ultimate choice as to how your home entertainment set-up looks. Despite most of the soundbars on this list only featuring front-facing speakers, many are able to confidently project sound in a way that makes it seem as though there's booming audio coming from every direction.
It comprises four speakers that communicate with each other wirelessly via a tiny box that's slightly larger than an Apple TV , working together to create a further 12 "phantom" Dolby Atmos speakers. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you should also take a look at our guide to the best AirPlay speakers. These allow you to stream music directly from your devices to your speaker. That means room-filling sound from your phone without the need for a more complex entertainment set-up.
Some are small and portable, but plenty of soundbars come with AirPlay integration baked in too. Even if you don't consider yourself a hardcore cinephile, the best soundbars make a world of difference to your TV watching experience — built-in TV speakers just don't do your favorite films, TV shows, and games justice.
It really depends on what you're looking for. Just bear in mind that you generally get what you pay for, and these budget models probably won't come with premium features like Dolby Atmos, included rear speakers, and hi-res audio support.
There are cheaper options, though, especially if you're looking for a small soundbar for your computer. Check out the Razer Leviathan if you need a decent budget gaming soundbar. You generally have two options when it comes to soundbar placement: wall-mounting it, or placing in below your TV on your TV cabinet. If your soundbar is quite tall, wall-mounting may be the best option, as it could obscure the IR receiver on your TV, rendering your remote control useless.
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Samsung HW-QA. Specifications Dimensions: Main soundbar - x Speaker configuration: Claimed audio power: W. Reasons to avoid - Expensive compared to rivals. Samsung HW-QT. Specifications Dimensions: x x mm H x W x D. Speaker configuration: 9. Claimed audio power: 0. Reasons to avoid - Expensive for a soundbar. Specifications Dimensions: 65 x x mm.
Speaker configuration: 3. Reasons to avoid - Dolby Atmos could be more effective. Sony HT-X Soundbar. Speaker configuration: 2. Reasons to avoid - No upfiring drivers. Reasons to avoid - Best features require a new and fairly premium Samsung TV. Sonos Beam Gen 2. If you mostly watch surround sound or Dolby Atmos content, it's a solid pick. See our review. Overall, it's a versatile bar, with a deep low-frequency extension that helps you feel the thump and rumble in music and movies.
With impressive surround and Atmos performances, you can feel the rumble in action-packed movies, too. While there's a bass adjustment feature available, unfortunately, you won't find a subwoofer level tool to adjust the bar's sub on its own. You can't go wrong with either of these setups. If you want a better-built bar with a better soundstage, check out the Bose. If you want a bar that supports DTS content, consider the Sonos instead.
If you're looking for a soundbar with a bass-heavy sound, check out the Klipsch Cinema Both the Bose Smart Soundbar and Sonos Arc have more neutral sound profiles right out of the box, so the thump and rumble in the bass range are reproduced as intended by the audio engineers who mixed the track. However, if you want extra rumble to emphasize the bass in your audio, its bass-heavy sound is ideal.
It ensures that you feel even more thump and boom in your movies and music from the start. This setup is quite versatile, and it comes with lots of sound enhancement features to help you customize its sound. The Klipsch Connect app offers a 3-band graphic EQ and bass and treble adjustments, meaning you can change its sound based on your preferences. There's a subwoofer level adjustment, as well as a Night Mode feature that can reduce the dynamic range on the subwoofer if you prefer less boom in the bass range.
Unfortunately, this bar isn't as versatile as the Sonos or the Bose. Its soundstage performance is good, but it doesn't provide the same immersive sound as its competitors. You won't find a room correction feature, so it sounds a bit different depending on the room you're in.
If you want to feel the thump and rumble in the bass, it's a good pick. The best soundbar with two subwoofers we've tested is the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9. This soundbar has a unique design, with four satellite speakers and two subwoofers to enhance its audio performance. Acoustically, two subwoofers help to ensure a smooth and even bass reproduction across bigger listening spaces, so it's a solid setup if you have a really large and open living room.
This soundbar is ideal for listening to movies, especially Dolby Atmos and surround sound content. It offers an immersive listening experience, and its Spatial Surround Elevation tool gives you a lot of control over its soundstage. You can adjust the subwoofer levels, but unfortunately, there's no bass adjustment feature to control the bass response on the bar and the satellites.
Unfortunately, despite the additional subwoofer, it can't reproduce as extended of a low-bass as the other models on our list. It also lacks some detail in the treble range, resulting in a dark sound profile out of the box that makes it difficult to feel the rumble in the low-bass or hear the sparkle with higher-pitched instruments like cymbals. That said, it can still provide an even bass response ideal for larger living rooms.
It has two satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer that reproduces a deep, thumpy low-bass suitable for action movies and bass-heavy music. Like the more premium models on our list, it has bass and subwoofer level adjustment features, letting you control how much rumble you feel from the bar.
This 5. Its default sound profile is pretty neutral, so the bass is present and punchy, and dialogue is clear and detailed in the mix. Its surround sound performance is decent, and there's Dolby Atmos support, too. The bar doesn't offer as many features. There's no room correction mode, meaning it can sound different based on your room's unique acoustics. Its soundstage is good, but especially with surround sound and Atmos content, it doesn't seem as wide or as immersive-sounding as its competitors.
Still, it's a solid wallet-friendly pick. The Vizio V Series VH6 is the best soundbar with a subwoofer in the budget category that we've tested. Compared to other bars in its price range, it has a very versatile overall performance, with a dedicated subwoofer that allows you to feel the rumble in the bass with bass-heavy music and movies. You'll find bass and subwoofer level adjustments but no graphic EQ like some pricier models on our list.
Out-of-the-box, this soundbar has a neutral sound profile that ensures voices and lead instruments are clear and detailed in the mix, with a present punch in the bass range. There are two discrete satellite speakers included, though the bar's surround sound performance is just okay.
Unfortunately, like most bars in its price range, there's no Dolby Atmos support. Its soundstage is decent, too, but it pales in comparison to the truly immersive offerings available at more premium price points. It's still a solid pick if you're on a budget. The Bose reproduces more low-bass compared to the Samsung, which is especially noticeable with real-life content. Minor updates to the text. Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best soundbars with a subwoofer for most people to buy.
We factor in the price a cheaper soundbar wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it , feedback from our visitors, and availability no soundbars that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere. If you would like to choose for yourself, here's the list of all our reviews for soundbars that come with a subwoofer.
Be careful not to get caught up in the details. No soundbar is perfect. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection. Get insider access. Best Soundbars. Soundbar Recommendations. View all soundbar recommendations. All Soundbar Reviews Sonos Arc. Beam Gen 2. M Series Ma-H6. V Series VH6. V Series V51x-J6. M-Series M21d-H8R. V Series VH8. M Series M51a-H6. M Series M51ax-J6. V Series V21x-J8.
There are two discrete satellite speakers included, though the bar's surround sound performance is just okay. Unfortunately, like most bars in its price range, there's no Dolby Atmos support. Its soundstage is decent, too, but it pales in comparison to the truly immersive offerings available at more premium price points. It's still a solid pick if you're on a budget. The Bose reproduces more low-bass compared to the Samsung, which is especially noticeable with real-life content.
Minor updates to the text. Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best soundbars with a subwoofer for most people to buy. We factor in the price a cheaper soundbar wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it , feedback from our visitors, and availability no soundbars that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere. If you would like to choose for yourself, here's the list of all our reviews for soundbars that come with a subwoofer.
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It lacks more premium sound enhancement features like a graphic EQ or room correction. This helps support our journalism. Learn more. This is a great entry-level soundbar if you don't have much to spend. It has a sleek design and surprisingly good bass for a soundbar that doesn't come with a subwoofer in tow. We've liked Vizio bars for years for their ease of use, and this one ticks that box for sure, with an HDMI ARC connection that allows your TV remote to control the volume, and a Bluetooth connection for quickly playing your favorite tunes.
The only downside? While it does have plenty of bass, a dedicated subwoofer would certainly help when watching Michael Bay films. Atmos bars fire sound upward, expanding your TV's soundstage. Two upward-firing rear surround speakers also come in the box. This lets it be more nimble and focused in its processing of each channel, adding significantly to the immersion when compared to more affordable and even many similarly priced soundbars.
If you don't have the room for a traditional home theater surround system, or you just hate the clutter of cables, this is about as close as I've heard to a true wired system, without a receiver, speakers, or hundreds of feet of copper running through the walls. If you own a late-model Samsung TV, you can pair the bar with the screen's speakers, adding even more focus to the voices onscreen. Sonos' second generation Beam doesn't look much different from the first generation, but the sonic upgrade is immense.
You get immersive Dolby Atmos interpretation, thanks to Sonos' superb onboard audio processing. The bar pairs with both Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can do everything from setting alarms to asking it the weather. Sonos connectivity also means you can use it as part of a multiroom audio system, where it is compatible with every major streaming service. If you want to expand your system, you can even add other Sonos speakers as surrounds, and a Sonos-made subwoofer for bass down the line.
Many companies offer basic 2. You choose between Cinema, Night, and Music modes, which serve their intended purposes well. Cinema mode works in a simulated 3. Music mode gives you a more normal stereo image. Night mode limits the subwoofer action so you don't wake the neighbors. I've been spending time with this bar in preparation for a full review, so look for that in the next update, along with more personal insights.
Many dream of immersive audio but don't quite have the space to place dedicated surround speakers and a subwoofer. That's where this tiny bar from Sony shines. The HT-X is a single unit with a built-in subwoofer and the ability to bounce the side and height channels of a Dolby Atmos signal around your room. After she spent years without a soundbar, I sent her home with Roku's latest model, and she was so impressed that she shouted it from the rooftops.
Setup is extremely easy, and because it comes with Roku's simple streaming interface and support for surround sound, as well as 4K and High Dynamic Range video , you can stream movies and shows from just about every streaming service. You can also add a Roku subwoofer or surround-sound speakers down the line.
We encourage getting a sub. It's cheaper and slightly weaker but still a lot nicer than standard TV speakers, and it also comes with Roku built in. If you have a small TV in the kitchen or office, or just have a tiny home, space is of the essence! That's why I'm excited about the new Roku Streambar.
It's a petite soundbar with true stereo sound and a Roku streaming player built in. The WIRED team hasn't spent much time with this one, but on physical specs alone, this is a hard bar to beat for tight spaces. No more tiny TV speakers! If you or someone you love has a hard time hearing what the voices onscreen are saying, consider this awesome little soundbar from lesser-known but long-standing brand Zvox.
The company has perfected what it calls "AccuVoice" technology, which uses digital signal processing to make voices sound clearer. It does this better than any bar with a similar feature I have tested. You can use your voice to do everything from playing Taylor Swift to checking the weather. It also sounds better than it has any right to at this price. Audio comes through crisp and clear, with impressive width and depth, and the included subwoofer bolsters explosions, footsteps, and your favorite bass-heavy tunes.
The acclaimed audio brand Sennheiser waited decades to launch its first home soundbar. Even without the addition of satellite speakers for surround, the Ambeo uses its tech to throw sound around your space with full Dolby Atmos immersion.
At times, it sounds so good you might think there are little tiny speakers flying around your room. It doesn't matter if you're watching Netflix Originals or listening to your favorite music, the Ambeo just offers rich, detailed sound. Much as LG, Samsung, and Sony use exceptional image quality to convince people to shell out thousands of dollars for their flagship televisions, Sennheiser can bank on the Ambeo's superior audio to attract discerning buyers.
And it does it all with the same one-cable-does-it-all setup as the original Beam. It also opens the door to 3D music, such as Dolby Atmos Music, with which you can access truly immersive recordings by your favorite artists on streaming services like Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, and Tidal. Sonos has simplified the process of pairing your phone and tablet with the Beam Gen 2 with the addition of Near Field Communication NFC , which makes connecting your devices a breeze.
A new polycarbonate grille makes the Beam Gen 2 not only attractive, but more likely to keep looking good for many years to come. The JBL Bar 9. It offers true 5. A unique feature of this beauty is that the surround speakers are completely wireless.
You attach them to the main sound bar to charge their batteries, then detach and place them anywhere. We recommend placing them to the sides and slightly behind your listening area, where they can operate for up to 10 hours before needing to be recharged. The Bar 9. Wireless connectivity includes Chromecast, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth. This sound bar hits a sweet spot between convenience, affordability, and features that can really improve your home theater experience.
The remote is really well designed, with all the important features, options, and controls accessible via clearly labeled buttons. But how about the sound? DTS Virtual:X surround sound simulation enables the SR-B20A to put you in a remarkably believable 3D sound stage, with sounds located vertically, above your head, as well as to the sides — an achievement that usually requires satellite speakers and a separate subwoofer. You can also stream uncompressed audio content from any of your devices via Bluetooth with high-resolution AAC capability.
The net effect is so immersive, you find yourself quite literally ducking bad guys and bullets headed your way. To make it happen, the pound AMBEO 3D comes with 13 independent drivers working in concert to put you in the center of a true 3D soundscape. Is it pricey? Is it worth it? Short of buying multiple home theater components — 5 to 7 speakers, a subwoofer and a good AV receiver — definitely yes.
The slim profile of this sound bar and the compact size of its included subwoofer make the Denon DHT-S sound bar system perfect for home theater setups that are challenged for space. Remarkably lightweight and unimposing in its appearance, this system nonetheless beefs up your TV and its audio system to an impressive 50 watts with the sound bar and the watts with the subwoofer. Setup is very simple with just a single HDMI cable to connect to your TV, and a simple button press to pair the subwoofer to the sound bar.
If you want the performance of a high-quality Dolby Atmos speaker system without the hassle, you want the Klipsch Cinema sound bar. The crown jewel of Klipsch's Cinema lineup , this beauty offers a complete 5. The Cinema decodes Dolby Atmos soundtracks but the plug-and-play system is far easier to set up than a traditional Dolby Atmos system. Klipsch's trademark horn-loaded tweeters and dialog-enhancement modes make sure that you hear every word with crystal clarity, and the 12" wireless subwoofer rattles your bones with subterranean bass.
You can also stream your favorite music from a mobile device via Bluetooth. And with 8K video passthrough, the Cinema is future-proof! And you can wirelessly connect your sound bar to other Bluesound players in the house to enjoy your hi-res music in any room. Under the hood, watts of power drives a full speaker array — custom-tuned for mid and high frequencies.
As a result, you get a sound stage that blends beautifully and spaciously. Elegant and understated in spite of its brawn, this just may be the fullest-featured, all-things-streaming sound bar on the market. See the full spec list right here. The SoundSlayer provides three dedicated gaming modes. RPG role-playing game mode creates a sense of reality and intensity, as if you are inside the game's virtual world, while FPS first-person shooter mode provides accurate localization of various audio events so you can hear where danger lurks.
Voice mode enhances human voices, which is important in adventure games where clear dialog can provide important clues. It's astounding to get this much performance from two tweeters, two full-range drivers, and one subwoofer contained within such a small cabinet powered by a total of 80 watts. And you can connect your smartphone and other compatible devices via Bluetooth to listen to music and podcasts from the comfort of your sofa or gaming chair.
If you have limited space and budget for a game-oriented speaker system, the Panasonic SoundSlayer is the treasure at the end of your quest. SoundSlayer 2. The React sound bar and wireless subwoofer offer a marvelously simple solution to the problem of fitting a surround sound system into a tiny space. The sound bar fits perfectly underneath modest-sized TVs, even inch models, and is less imposing with its low profile than many sound bars.
With Alexa built-in, you can easily make the React sound bar and subwoofer part of your Amazon multi-room audio ecosystem, as well as control volume, streaming sources, make calls, and send messages with your voice — Echo owners will recognize the familiar controls on top of the sound bar. Bluetooth is included as well, so you can play content from any device.
For a sound bar so compact and affordable, the React delivers a remarkably wide soundstage with clear highs and smooth mids. The wireless subwoofer really brings the bottom end to the party, too. The Polk Audio React gives you a lot of reasons to give it a close look and an even closer listen. As a stand-alone sound bar, its sound quality is remarkable, with an extremely wide soundstage that gives you great surround effects without sacrificing clarity of dialogue, smoothness of highs, low booms and bass, or the refinement of a beautiful movie score.
The remote puts just about everything you would ever want at your fingertips in clearly labeled buttons. Need to increase voice clarity or rein in the bass? Just press the dedicated up and down buttons on the remote. Feel like letting Alexa handle the adjusting? Just say what you need. Alexa is integrated into the React so deeply that the Amazon Echo control panel appears to be built right into the top. It may not have DTS:X or eARC compatibility, but for this price, the sound is so good, you might not feel the need for uncompressed audio.
More Audi than Lexus. Inside, two 1-inch tweeters and four 1. So yeah, you can stream pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere, including Spotify over Wi-Fi with Spotify Connect. And the YAS sound? Yamaha's "Clear Voice" sound mode is designed to isolate and elevate dialogue above all else, so even whispers come through clearly.
And it works: Clean, crisp and precise in small moments, big, ballsy and bombastic when it counts. Highs that tickle, lows you feel more than hear — and all with great separation in between. Of course, authentic 5. Yamaha kills it with the YAS Got bass? The MagniFi 2 delivers spectacular low end right out of the box with its included wireless subwoofer. Add to this its 3D audio mode, and the MagniFi 2 offers an immersive audio experience that rivals the sound quality of some dedicated 5.
Factor in the included subwoofer, and this system offers great value. But having to worry about your sound gear when it starts to rain can be a major bummer. Furrion — whose TVs have been leaders in the outdoor TV marketplace for a long time — has solved this problem with their new weather-proof sound bar. Rated at IP45, the Furrion Outdoor Soundbar will continue to operate safely and keep putting out excellent sound, even when you have to run inside to get out of a downpour.
And with its substantial watt power output and built-in subwoofer, you might even be able to still hear dialog and sound effects while you keep dry behind closed doors and shut windows. Its clear mid-range, sweet highs, and blast-capable lows make any soundtrack, dialog, or music a cinematic experience.
You can also hard-wire your connections to the RCA, 3. Sound bars are tricky animals. Tell us about your room dimensions would be very helpful , what kind of movies and TV shows you like, and your budget. A last word of advice: buy your new sound bar from a trusted dealer. And the more experience and longer the track record, the better. A good dealer will take care of you in the event anything happens. We opened our doors in , gained a small yet die-hard following, won a slew of national awards for everything from killer car audio installations to customer service, grew the business online… and today we enjoy a faithful following of like-minded TV-watching, music-listening, gear-loving defenders of fun for the whole family.
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One of its outstanding features is its Digital Signal Processing DSP technology, which performs incredibly well to enhance the sound output. It converts analog signals to digital, ensuring you hear optimized action sounds and explosions when gaming. The four 2. The music setting enhances instrumentals in different musical genres, while the game mode adds realism to your gaming arena.
This system has a slim profile that blends effortlessly with your compact entertainment setup. You can place it under the TV shelf or mount using the included hardware kit without it taking too much space. Most fail to work due to improper connection, a poor physical arrangement, or damaged wires. Channels are individual speakers that increase the number of angles to where sound is directed. They often come in two, three, five, or seven numbers. The more channels a soundbar has, the more it resembles an incredible surround sound system.
When choosing the number of channels you want, consider the natural acoustics of your room to get the full effects of your soundbar. Fortunately, soundbars with a subwoofer connect effortlessly with different TVs, whether you have a new or previous-generation model.
When shopping for a soundbar, be sure it has the type of connection that links easily with your TV. We hope you like the items we recommend and discuss! MUO has affiliate and sponsored partnerships, so we receive a share of the revenue from some of your purchases. Rachel finds providing consumers with honest and detailed reviews about the best tech products on the market quite fulfilling. She has created tech content for other reputable websites such as Screenrant.
Her hobbies are reading novels, watching movies, gaming, and swimming. Summary List 9. Premium pick: Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7. Editors choice: Polk Audio Signa S2 9. Hisense HS 8. Klipsch Cinema 8. Rockville Rockbar View All. Premium pick.
Read More Reviews. See on Amazon. Read More. Pros Great sound quality Delivers a wide soundstage Easy installation. Cons No treble adjustment. Buy This Product. Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7. Shop at Amazon. Editors choice. Pros Flexible placement due to its slim profile Decent build quality Produces loud and clear audio. Cons No Dolby Atmos support. Best value.
Pros Slim profile Decent sound quality Supports wireless streaming. Cons Lacks satisfying bass. Pros Feature-packed Aesthetically pleasing design Delivers clean sound Exceptional center channel performance. Pros Multiple audio modes Easy to operate Supports wireless connection. Cons No upward-firing drivers. Key Features 5. Pros Effective remote and app Well-integrated subwoofer Adjustable dialogue feature.
If you're looking for a soundbar with a subwoofer, the best overall pick is the Bose Smart Soundbar with Speakers + Bass Module. It's a. The WIRED Gear Team has tested a bunch of soundbars, subwoofers, and surround speakers. These are our favorites. VIZIO - Channel M-Series Premium Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X - Dark Charcoal.