Packed with several speakers, soundbars are built to add a new dimension to your TV’s audio. When you’re choosing the best soundbar for you, there are several things to consider. For instance, it’s always a good idea to choose one that sits within the dimensions of your TV so that it blends in, and preferably it should have Bluetooth functionality so that you can stream your favourite music. We’ve put together our top picks for the best soundbars on the market today.
Before you move on to find the soundbar on Gumtree Australia that’s right for you, there’s one new and important factor we need to mention: It’s called the Dolby Atmos, and it’s widely regarded as a leap forward in surround sound technology. Originally developed for cinemas, it was integrated into expensive home theatre systems, and then finally introduced in the domain of soundbars. If you’re looking for richer and fuller cinematic sound, then a soundbar with Dolby Atmos will take your home entertainment to a new level.
Best lower-cost soundbars
With 3D surround sound enhanced by a subwoofer, the HW-T650 is a great mid-price-range soundbar that includes HDMI and Bluetooth connectivity. If you’ve already got a Samsung TV, your remote will be able to talk to this soundbar as well.
A popular buy at major hi-fi outlets, Yamaha series soundbars are usually inexpensive yet they still offer desirable features, such as Bluetooth connectivity. They also pack DTS Virtual:X technology that delivers multi-dimensional sound quality.
Not a widely known brand, Klipsch produces soundbars that provide surround sound quality without the high price tag; plus it delivers clear dialogue when you’re intent on hearing who’s saying what. It also comes with Bluetooth functionality.
JBL soundbars are compact, which makes them great for blending in with smaller TVs. They include Bluetooth, Dolby Digital and JBL’s own surround sound technology.
If it’s electronic, Sony has probably made a version of it and their expertise has gone into a range of soundbars. They include dialogue-enhancement technology and have a reputation for reliability.
Best “smart” soundbars
Smart soundbars take your home entertainment system to another level by including connectivity features like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
Engineered to truly enhance the way the human voice is beamed into your lounge room, the Sonos Beam is compact, powerful and easy to install. On top of its rich sound-projection qualities, it has Apple Airplay 2 remote control.
A brand synonymous with sound quality, Bose soundbars integrate voice-assistant technology with wi-fi. Because it’s a Bose it will be a powerful centrepiece for your home-entertainment system.
The LG SN9YG is a recent addition to the long line of LG soundbars and it brings with it multi-speak surround sound and Google Assistant. Add Dolby Atmos for immersive high-resolution sound and LG’s AI Auto Pro system and the aural effects are amazing.
The perfect soundbar for every hi-fi enthusiast is available on Gumtree now. If this list has whetted your appetite for supreme sound quality and you want to invest more into building your home theatre retreat, check out the range of home theatre systems Gumtree has on offer.