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Our team covered all factors of each sound bar system before creating the TOP list of the best sound bar system. The price, warranty period, materials, user reviews and many more aspects of sound bar system were taken into account. With our help, you will be able to make your own choice and buy the most suitable sound bar system for your needs.

Considering the number of various sound bar system available on the market, choosing the best one is a pretty tough task. Hundreds of manufacturers release new sound bar system every year to compete for your money. To make your choice a little bit easier, we decided to create this list of the TOP best sound bar system (and the extended TOP-30 list).

Top 10 of U.S. Sound Bar System of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1Ch 400W 45 Sound Bar 1. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1Ch 400W 45 Sound Bar
Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism with exclusive surround effects tweeters, 5 individually sealed speaker chambers and 5 dsp chipsets.
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4.5
Lugulake Bluetooth Tv Soundbar Speaker System 2. Lugulake Bluetooth Tv Soundbar Speaker System
Rca-rca, rca-3.5mm jack, blutooth(for most new tv, cellphone and other device), fm radio from 87.5-108 mhz, usb flash driver–no optical cable, speakers are wired with subwoofer.
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4.3
Bose Solo 5 Tv Sound System 3. Bose Solo 5 Tv Sound System
Dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out.
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4.3
Vizio Sb4451-c0 Smartcast 44 5.1 Sound Bar System 4. Vizio Sb4451-c0 Smartcast 44 5.1 Sound Bar System (Most Stylish)
Wireless.
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4.0
Soundbar 5. Soundbar
Pair via bluetooth 4.0 from up to 33 ft, lets you enjoy high-quality audio and lose wires.
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3.8
VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar 6. VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar
Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in the room.
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3.3
Soundbar 7. Soundbar
Modern and traditional devices work with the speaker thanks to bluetooth (effective distance.
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3.3
VIZIO SB3851-C0 38-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar 8. VIZIO SB3851-C0 38-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar
100 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion,.
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3.3
(Updated Version) Soundbar, TaoTronics Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio Speakers (25-Inch, Included Optical Cable, Dual Connection Methods, Remote Control with Learning Function) 9. (Updated Version) Soundbar, TaoTronics Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio Speakers (25-Inch, Included Optical Cable, Dual Connection Methods, Remote Control with Learning Function) (Best to Use Right Away)
Pair via bluetooth from up to 33 ft / 10 m or connect with the in-unit 3.5 mm, rca, and optical inputs.
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3.3
Soundbar 10. Soundbar
Wireless bt 4.0 for your smart device, range reach 10m/33ft.
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№ 1. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1Ch 400W 45 Sound Bar with 8 Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Nakamichi SHOCKWAFE PRO 45.5 x 3.3 x 3 inches 34 pounds
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Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism with exclusive surround effects tweeters.5 individually sealed speaker chambers and 5 dsp chipsets. With unprecedented acoustic wideness and true-to-life clarity, bring your favorite entertainment alive with dsp eq modes. Get ready to be blown away by 400 watts of room-filling sound, powered by 11 perfectly tuned speaker drivers that deliver up to 104db of crystal clear sound, and an 8″ wireless subwoofer that produces ground shaking bass that will rumble as low as 35hz. Experience unparalleled design with an expanded 45″ width and all available cutting edge connectivity options, the perfect surround sound complements for large hdtvs. Connectivity options include: hdmi with 4k pass thru in x 2, tv hdmi (arc), analog audio input, optical input, usb, and bluetooth. Only units purchased from nakamichi llc nov 2017 or later are guaranteed to be equipped with the latest firmware v1.4+, dual ir remote control + hardware enhancements. New features include improved center channel vocals, compatibility with dolby truehd and dolby digital plus (dd+) contents, improved audio resolution when played through bluetooth, cec enabled, upmixing of 2.0 content to 5.1, and increased volume on satellite speakers (can be adjusted).

Meet shockwafe, nakamichi’s reference series sound bar in a return to its original, high end heritage.

 

 
The Good
Experience unparalleled design
Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism
Meet shockwafe
The Bad
Given all the pros, this product is impeccable.
 

 

 
№ 2. Lugulake Bluetooth Tv Soundbar Speaker System with Subwoofer, Adjustable LED Lights, Fm Radio, Usb Reader, Composable Floor Speaker and Sound Bar
 

Style
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
LuguLake T-200 19 x 11.8 x 17.5 inches 16.85 pounds
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Specification: subwoofer frequency response: 30hz-104hz/satellite: 135hz-20khz; power supply: 110v~60hz 0.4a; signal input: rca jack; separation: 40db; s/n ratio: 70db; one year warranty, lifetime tech-support. Package contents: 2 satellite speakers with base plates.2(l+r).8″ subwoofer.1, remote control.1, rca cable.3.5mm-to-rca, manual. Size: subwoofer: 9.5.13.6.14in; each satellites: 2.6.2.15.7in weight: 17lb. Wood subwoofer: big 8″ driver subwoofer; 6-colors led flashlight, light can be turn off. Light your room and delight your viewing. Connection options: rca-rca, rca-3.5mm jack, blutooth(for most new tv, cellphone and other device), fm radio from 87.5-108 mhz, usb flash driver-no optical cable, speakers are wired with subwoofer.

2-in-1 transformers: length & power output: 31.5″(15.7″ each) in total; 110db (2.1 channel); freely assembly to a inch sound bar or detach to 2 pieces satellite stand speakers.

 

 
The Good
2-in-1 transformers
Package contents
Wood subwoofer
Connection options
The Bad
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Bose 732522-1110 3.4 x 21.5 x 2.8 inches 8.18 pounds
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Optical audio input (digital); coaxial audio input (digital); 3.5 mm aux input (analog). Single sound bar provides better sound quality compared to your tv. The solo 5 tv sound system is an easy solution, with advanced technologies that deliver the clear audio your tv can t. Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music from any of your devices. Dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out. Universal remote controls tv, bass, bluetooth connections and more. Speaker: 2.6 h x 21.6 w x 3.4 d (3.73 lbs), remote control: 4.1 h x 1.6 w x 0.4 d (5 oz).

 

 
The Good
Single sound bar provides better sound quality compared
Dialogue mode
Universal remote controls tv
Bluetooth connectivity
One connection
The Bad
It is too easy to scratch.
 

Did you test all the sound bar system on the marketplace before making the TOP list of the best products?

Our team wanted to assist every person who is interested in buying sound bar system. This is why we spent days comparing various models from different brands to find the very best options. Given the number of sound bar system available on the market, it was very hard — but we did it. The defining factor of our TOP list is its price/quality ratio, so you can use it to choose both cheap and expensive sound bar system.

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
VIZIO SB4451-C0 44 x 3 x 3 inches 54.6 pounds
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Wall mountable: yes; remote included: yes. 1 optical.1 usb.1 hdmi.1, wi-fi.1 ethernet. 44″ 5.1 channels-ideal for 42″ and larger tvs. System frequency response l&r: 90 hz 20 khz / center: 160 hz 20 khz, subwoofer frequency response: 40 hz 90 hz, satellite speaker frequency: 170 hz 20 khz, system frequency: 40 hz 20 khz. Connectivity: wi-fi and bluetooth.

 

 
The Good
Wall mountable
44″ 5.1 channels-ideal
The Bad
Cannot be used as a universal product.
There are many better options on the market.
 

What should I look at in the first place when buying a sound bar system?

Material is among the most significant factors of any sound bar system. Good sound bar system are made from long-lasting and cleanable materials. If you want to buy a product that will serve you for years, do not be greedy and buy an expensive model from a reliable brand — only the best materials are used in such products.

 

 
№ 5. Soundbar, Wohome Tv Sound Bar Wireless Bluetooth and Wired Home Theater Speaker System (38, 6 Drivers, 80w, 3d Surround Sound, 105db Audio Output, Remote Control, Wall Mountable)
 

Style
2/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
WOHOME S9220 Pro 38.6 x 4 x 4.1 inches 10.85 pounds
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Wired and wireless: pair via bluetooth 4.0 from up to 33 ft, lets you enjoy high-quality audio and lose wires; or choose wired connection including rca/usb/coaxial/optical inputs, what’s more, optical/rca cables provided. 3d surround sound system: designed with dsp technology for amazing clarity and precision, it brings you an upgrading fantastic home theater experience, support movie/news/music sound modes. Simple operation and installation: buttons or remote control for convenient audio volume, input and modes controls; mount kit provided, you can mount it on the wall or place it on the cabinet. Loud 38″ tv sound bar: built-in 4x 15w full range speakers and 2x 10w tweeters speakers(total 80w) enjoy 105 db of room filling, expansive audio and crystal-clear sound; built-in 2x bass reflex tubes, adds rich bass to your movies, tv shows, videos, and music.

 

 
The Good
Loud 38″ tv sound bar
100% satisfaction service
Simple operation
3d surround sound system
The Bad
May be uncomfortable for people with excessive weight.
 

 

 
№ 6. VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
 

Style
3/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 x 3 x 3 inches 19 pounds
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Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in the room. Please refer the help & troubleshooting tips provided in the user manual below. Enjoy 100 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Premium audio with dolby digital decoding, plus dts truvolume and dts audio post processing. Wireless remote for convenient volume, input and audio controls. Wireless subwoofer range approximately 60 feet line of sight from sound bar. Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger with built-in bluetooth.

 

 
The Good
Premium audio
Wireless remote
Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in
The Bad
Its manufacturer is known to offer many faulty products.
 

 

 
№ 7. Soundbar, Taotronics Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio (34-inch Speaker, 2 Passive Radiators, Dual Connection Methods, Touch and Remote Control, Wall Mountable)
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
TaoTronics TT-SK15XUS 34.5 x 3.4 x 2.6 inches 5.5 pounds
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Wire or wireless connections: modern and traditional devices work with the speaker thanks to bluetooth (effective distance: 10 meters/33 feet) or wired connections that include 3.5mm, optical, coaxial, and rca aux input. 34-inch 2.0 channel audio: completes your home theatre system with four full range high quality speakers and two passive radiators that bring the bass. Touch or remote control: dual operation modes for convenience that feature high grade metal controls and a remote to adjust playback settings including volume and track selection (not compatible with universal remote). A modern look: constructed with robust material to last years, the design suits any home adding a modern and high tech touch.

Place below or above: set it under the television or mount it on the wall for a convenient and elegant set up.

 

 
The Good
34-inch 2.0 channel audio
Touch or remote control
Wire or wireless connections
A modern look
Place below or above
The Bad
The product is hard to buy because of a low number of official vendors.
 

 

 
№ 8. VIZIO SB3851-C0 38-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite Speakers
 

Style
3/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
VIZIO SB3851-C0 38 x 38.2 x 3 inches 22.8 pounds
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Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger. Premium audio with dolby digital and dts digital surround decoding, plus dts truvolume, dts studio sound and dts circle surround audio post processing. The complete 5.1 channel true surround sound home theater solution that places you in the center of the action. Includes a 38″ sound bar with left, right and center channels, a wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers. Intuitive lcd display remote that brings all of the controls and settings right into your hands without ever leaving your couch. Best in class audio performance: 100 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion.

 

 
The Good
Intuitive lcd display remote
Premium audio
Best in class audio performance
The Bad
Starts to tear apart after a month of use.
 

 

 
 

Style
2/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
TaoTronics TT-SK017UUS 25 x 5 x 4 inches 4.55 pounds
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Dual wired and wireless: pair via bluetooth from up to 33 ft / 10 m or connect with the in-unit 3.5 mm, rca, and optical inputs. Optical connection for clearer sound: plug in via the included optical cable for a more pure, unaltered audio reproduction. Easy to use and operate: high-sensitivity ir remote control displays the different modes by means of differently colored led lights. Multiple setups, multiple options: sits flat below the tv screen or securely mounts on the wall for a sleek, elegant home theater setup. 25″ sound bar: no need to have a spacious living room to enjoy better audio playback. This compact soundbar installs unobtrusively in bedrooms and small environments.

 

 
The Good
Optical connection
Multiple setups
25″ sound bar
The Bad
Not suitable for short people.
 

 

 
№ 10. Soundbar, Wohome Tv Sound Bar Wired and Bluetooth Wireless Audio Speaker(80w, 38, 4 Drivers, Remote and Touch Control, Wall Mountable, Model A13, Great for Tvs, Pc, Projectors)
 

Style
3/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
WOHOME A13 38 x 3 x 3.5 inches 6.3 pounds
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Super easy operation and installation: support touch control and remote control, very convenient to adjust playback settings including volume and track selection; mount kit provided, you can mount it on the wall or place it on the cabinet. Dual connection: wireless bt 4.0 for your smart device, range reach 10m/33ft; wired connection for your traditional device, support rca, optical and coaxial, please note rca cable and optical cable provided. Powerful sound bar: built-in 2x 20w full range speaker.2x 20w bass drivers and two bass reflex tubes, not only can output expansive audio and crystal-clear sound, but also bring the powerful bass; 38inch 2.0 channel, great for 42″ or above tvs.

Dsp technology: the surround sound system is designed with dsp technology for amazing clarity and precision, it brings you an upgrading fantastic home theater experience.

 

 
The Good
Super easy operation
Dual connection
Powerful sound bar
Dsp technology
100% satisfaction service
The Bad
You will have to overpay for many unnecessary features.
Took me a lot of time to figure out how to use it.
 

What is the optimal warranty period for sound bar system?

Usually, the two-year long warranty period is more than enough for a good sound bar system. Even the best sound bar system lose their quality with time. We think that replacing them with a new product is much better than paying extra money for the lifetime warranty.

What is the recommended warranty period for a decent sound bar system?

We recommend you to purchase sound bar system from manufacturers with customer-friendly warranty policy. Reliable brands offer sound bar system that come with at least the two-year long warranty period. Buy their products to forget about any possible problems.

How to receive a refund for a sound bar system?

Do not be sad if the chosen sound bar system did not suit you. Instead, contact the support team and ask for a refund. The seller will send you a replacement or return the money. Thanks to the customer-friendly policy of the marketplace, you should not have any problems. However, always check the description and user reviews of a sound bar system before buying it if you do not want to waste your time on refunds.

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