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An all-in-one speaker system, delivering high-quality TV sound without the expense of a home theatre and sound speaker setup. 

This long, slender cabinet has two or more speakers, providing either stereo or surround sound. Their(generally) sleek shape and design have earned them the name ‘SOUNDBARS’.

Soundbars are compact, horizontal speaker boxes that sit in front of your TV (below the screen) and “pinch hit” for any TV audio. A TV might have two of what are called “midrange drivers.” They are a speaker type that is a jack of all trades, but they simply don’t have the components to produce satisfying bass or treble frequencies.

One can get by with speakers like this, but, sonically speaking, it is also why the audio in commercials can sound jarring, or a movie’s score or sound effects can often obscure dialogue: there isn’t enough “room” for everything encoded into the audio to exist with enough separation.

For improved audio from movies or better-sounding music for social gatherings, a soundbar is a great way to do both.

A soundbar solves these problems, though how it does so will differ from product to product. Some soundbars are a standalone bundle of midrange speakers alongside speakers that specialize in bass or treble sounds. Some soundbars have an external “subwoofer,” which is a separate box that houses a single very large driver that specializes in the deepest bass sounds. As we dive into the world of soundbars and hope for improved audio from movies or better-sounding music for social gatherings, let’s take a look below at some of the great soundbars.:

1-LG – SL10YG    

The LG SL10YG, a decent 5.1.2 soundbar system with a sound profile of overemphasized bass and treble ranges. It performs well at max volume and has multiple connection options. The SL10YG soundbar supports Atmos and other object-based sound formats. The bar can also be used as a hub for other devices. 

Specifications  

General

Bluetooth                                    Yes

Configuration                              5.1 Channel

Power Source                               AC Adapter

Power Output (RMS)                    570 W

Frequency Response                    NA

Impedance                                   3

Color                                           Black, Grey

Wired/Wireless                             Wireless

Wall Mountable Satellite              Yes

Built-in Fm Radio                         Yes

Outdoor Usage                            No

Product Details

Display Type                                LCD

Battery                                         Alkaline

USB Ports                                     1 USB Ports

Bluetooth                                    4.2 with Bluetooth Codec SBC

Audio Features

Maximum SPL                              83 dB

Other Audio Features                   Chrome Cast, Sleep Timer, Automatic Power On/Off, Wireless Rear Speaker Ready, Dolby Digital Plus, Smart Phone File Playback, Built-in Google Assistant

Other Details

Chassis Material                           No, Plastic Chassis

Controls                                       Volume, Play, Pause, Track Control

Remote Control Support              Wireless

Dimensions

Width                                          144.3 cm

Height                                         6.3 cm

Depth                                          14.6 cm

Reasons to buy 

  •  Good max volume.
  • A decent number of connectivity options.
  • A well-built design.

Reasons to avoid 

  • The V-shaped sound profile.
  • A narrow soundstage.
  • Possesses an excited sound profile, changing drastically with Atmos content.

Where to Buy

https://www.lg.com/in/audio/lg-SL10YG

2-Sonos Arc soundbar     

The Sonos Arc is a standalone soundbar, that can be easily upgraded with Sub + One SL Speakers. The addition of a wireless subwoofer and surround satellites for an even more immersive experience. It supports Atmos content. This soundbar is versatile and well-built with a sleek design, also features built-in Google Assistant and Alexa.

Technical Details

Product Dimensions                      ‎8.64 x 114.3 x 11.43 cm; 11.16 Kilograms

Special Features                           ‎Radio

Audio Output Mode ‎                     Surround

Speaker Amplification Type          ‎Active

Speaker Connectivity                   ‎HDMI

Connector Type                            ‎HDMI

Mounting Type                             ‎Wall Mount

Item Weight  ‎                               11 kg 200 g

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Has a sleek and very well-built design.
  •  It is good for mixed-use and supports Atmos.
  • Has a great stereo soundstage.

Reasons to avoid ( 3 ) 

  • Compression artifacts at max volume.
  • No full EQ.
  • Lacks some low-bass & the immersive experience

Where to Buy

https://www.sonos.com/en/shop/arc.html

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3-Bose Smart Soundbar 700 

The Bose Soundbar 700 delivers excellent quality sound along with some unique functions. The Smart Soundbar 700 has an attractive, elegant premium design with fantastic sound output. It supports eARC, Alexa, and comes with a universal remote control. 

Specifications 

Device Type                                           Smart Speaker

Device Configuration                             Smart Wi-Fi Speaker

Device Configuration Detail                    Soundbar

Connectivity/Inputs                                USB | Bluetooth | WiFi

Physical Attributes

On-Device Control Type                          Touch Controls

On-Device Controls Music                      Mute Button | Power Button

Speaker Dimensions In cm (W x D x H)    97.81 x 10.81 x 5.72

Speaker Weight                                      4.76 Kg

Other Body Features                               Elegant Light Bar | Sophisticated Design | Glass-top Finish | Wrap-around Metal Grille

Mic Specifications

Microphone Availability                          Yes

No. of Microphones                               8

Microphone Type                                   Built-in Mic

Microphone Features                              Superior Voice Pickup

Smart Functions

Smartphone Application Controls           Bose Music App

Voice Guidance                                      Yes

Smart Assistance & Control                    Alexa Supported

Additional Smart Functions                     Apple Airplay 2

Network Connectivity

WiFi Supported                                       Yes

Bluetooth Supported                              Yes

USB Types Supported                             Micro USB (Type-B)

Number of USB Ports                              1 x Micro USB (Type-B)

HDMI Type                                             HDMI (ARC) Output

Number of HDMI Ports                           1 x HDMI (ARC) Output

Coaxial Digital Port                                 Yes

Other Ports & Slots                                 eARC | CEC | Optical TOSLink | Power Input

Remote Control                                      TypeIR

Body Material                                         Glass | Metal

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Has an elegant design and can be upgraded.
  • Provide a great sound output.
  • Comes with a Universal remote, HDMI & optical cable.

Reasons to avoid ( 3 ) 

  • Does not support Dolby, Atmos or DTSX
  • The Alexa voice controls can get buggy at times
  • Does not have any HDMI Pass-through

 Where to Buy

https://www.boseapac.com/en_in/products/speakers/home_theater/bose-soundbar-700.html#v=bose_soundbar_700_black_in_th

4-Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

The Ambeo Soundbar is cutting-edge, with features such as Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, HDMI 2.1, and Wi-Fi streaming support. 

It simulates Atmos surround from a single bar, achieving this effect with a combination of 13 high-end drivers firing from the front, sides, and top of the unit. , enabling the system to reach down to a claimed 30Hz. 

Specifications 

Presets                                         Movie, Music, Sports, Neutral, AMBEO off, on (Light, Standard, Boost)

Number of channels                     5.1.4

Speaker type                                6x 4″ longthrow woofer, cellulose sandwich cone

5x 1″ tweeter, aluminium dome tweeter

2x 3.5″ fullrange driver (top-firing)

Total number of speakers             13

Frequency response                     30 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)

Weightapprox.                             18.5 kg

Temperature Range operation:     +10 °C to +40 °C

storage:                                       -20 °C to +70 °C

Dimensions approx.                      126.5 x 13.5 x 17.1 cm incl. feet

                                                   126.5 x 12.5 x 17.1 cm w/o feet

Power consumption                     250W (Sinus), 500W (Peak) Standby Power Consumption:                           ECO

Standby ON                                 = 1.9W, ECO

Standby OFF                                = 5.5W

Voltage                                        100 – 240 V~ 50/60 Hz

Amplifier                                     max. 500W

Display                                        Graphic OLED with brightness sensor, status LED, AMBEO LED

Inputs                                          3x HDMI In (v.2.0a), 1x

HDMI Out (v.2.1 eARC)

1x Optical In

1x AUX In (Stereo RCA)

1x USB (for Service/Update)

1x Ethernet

1x Subwoofer Pre-Out (Mono-RCA, max. 2V)

1x Mic Input (2.5mm jack)

Bluetooth

Google Chromecast

Media (UPnP)

WiFi Standard                              IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Network Services                         Google Chromecast, UPnP

HDMI compatibility                      4K Video-passthrough

Dolby Vision-passthrough compatible

Bluetooth Version                        4.2, class 1, BR/EDR, BLE Supported Bluetooth codecs: AAC, SBC

Supported audio/

surround formats                         LPCM 2 Channel, LPCM 5.1 Channel, LPCM 7.1Channel

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby True HD

Dolby Atmos – Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos – Dolby Digital Plus

DTS

DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1

DTS 96/24

DTS-HD LBR

DTS:X

DSD, MPEG-H

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Offers the most realistic emulated surround
  • Offers advanced connectivity, including HDMI eARC and Wi-Fi.
  • Offers Exceptional bass without a separate subwoofer

Reasons to avoid ( 3 ) 

  • Its size doesn’t fit under most TVs. 
  • Doesn’t come with a subwoofer(lacks in immersive experience).
  • Music & TV audio can be a little harsh.

 Where to Buy

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5-Sony HT-G700

Sony has created a virtualized 3D audio with the HT-G700. This 3.1-channel soundbar delivers immersive 3D audio using not one, not two, but three competing audio technologies. The HT-G700 simulates height and surround cues using virtual 3D solutions from Dolby, DTS, and Sony itself. 

While it lacks the firing drivers that most Dolby Atmos- and DTS: X-enabled soundbars employ for height effects, the HT-G700 simulates height and surround cues using virtual 3D solutions from Dolby, DTS, and Sony itself. The HT-G700 makes for an impressive showcase for how far virtualized 3D audio has come in recent years, yet it also betrays its weaknesses, particularly when it comes to Sony’s aggressive—perhaps too aggressive—implementation.

The HT-G700’s $500 price tag might sound enticing given its array of 3D audio functionality, but it’s also missing one huge feature: a Wi-Fi adapter. That means many of the wireless capabilities we’ve come to expect from soundbars in this price range—including multi-room audio, AirPlay 2 or Chromecast connectivity, direct support for streaming music services, and voice assistant support—are missing.

Specifications 

General Information

Model                                          HT-G700

Brand                                           Sony

Amplifier Details

Amplifier Included                        Yes

Amplifier Power Output                400 Watts

Sound Related

Dolby Digital                                Yes

Connectivity Details

4K Compatibility                          Yes

HDMI (ARC)                                 Yes

3D Compatibility                          Yes

Synch with TV                              Yes

Bluetooth                                    Yes

Optical Cable Port                        Yes

No. of USB ports                          1

No. of HDMI ports                        2

USB                                             Yes

HDMI                                           Yes

Physical Dimensions

Soundbar Size                              98 (W) x 6.4 (H) x 10.8 (D) cms

No. of Channels                           3.1 Channel

Soundbar Weight                         3500 grams

Sub-woofer size                           19.2 (W) x 38.7 (H) x 40.6 (D) cms

Sub-woofer Weight                      7500 grams

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • It supports virtual 3D modes from Dolby, DTS, and Sony
  • Has a crisp, punchy sound
  • Has additional night and voice enhancer modes

Reasons to avoid ( 3 ) 

  • The virtual 3D modes sound harsh at times
  • There is no Wi-Fi support(lacks AirPlay 2 or Chromecast connectivity, streaming music services, and voice assistant support)
  • The Remote is not user friendly

 Where to Buy

https://www.sony.co.in/electronics/sound-bars/ht-g700/specifications

6-Samsung HW-Q950A

The Samsung HW-Q950A is a premium soundbar, with new features, including an Auto EQ room correction feature and Apple AirPlay 2 connectivity. The Auto EQ feature offers a neutral, balanced sound profile suitable for lots of different types of audio content. It also supports Dolby Atmos content, and its dedicated surround speakers offer an immersive listening experience.

 This soundbar comes with left, center, and right channels, two surround channels on the right, two surround channels on the left, and two satellite speakers. There are also side-firing drivers on each of the satellites. 

 Specifications

 Audio Category

Device Configuration                              9.1 Channel

Total Power Output                                546 Watts

Connectivity/Inputs                                Bluetooth | WiFi

Sound

Audio Technology                        Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, ATMOS, DTS:X

Audio Decoder                             AAC, MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF

Subwoofer Type                           Wireless

Subwoofer Output                       28 W

Sound Modes                              Standard, Game Pro, Adaptive, Surround Sound Expansion

Physical Attributes

Speaker/Woofer Features

Number of Speaker :                               20,

Center Speaker, Up-firing Speaker          Full

Range, Side-firing Speaker :                    Full Range,

 Wireless Rear Speaker

Other Body Features                               Wide Range Tweeter, Textile by Kvadrat

Smart Functions

Smartphone Application Controls           Smart Things App

Voice Guidance                                      Yes

Smart Assistance & Control                    Alexa Built-In

Additional Smart Functions                     Q-Symphony, Tap Sound, Spotify Connect, Game Mode Pro

Video Output Specifications

HDR Type                                              HDR 10 Plus

Additonal Video Specifications               4K Video Pass

Network Connectivity

Bluetooth Supported                              Yes

Bluetooth Codec                                    SBC, Bluetooth Power On

Ports & Slots

HDMI Type                                             HDMI (ARC) | HDMI Input | HDMI Output

Number of HDMI Ports                           2 x HDMI In, 1 x HDMI Out, 1 x HDMI ARC, 1 x HDMI CEC

Other Ports & Slots                                1 x Optical In

Plug Details

Power                                                    47 W

Power Consumption (Standby)                0.45 W

Product Dimensions (Open)

Dimensions in cm (WxDxH)                     123.20 x 69.50 x 13.80

Dimensions in Inches (WxDxH)                48.50 x 27.36 x 5.43

Weight                                                   27.8 kg

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Dialogue enhancement feature.
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility.
  • Active Voice Amplifier feature that makes voices more clear and crisp
  • Night Mode setting that balances out the volume level 

Reasons to avoid ( 3 )

  • Doesn’t support Chromecast built-in

Where to Buy

https://www.samsung.com/in/audio-devices/soundbar/q950a-black-hw-q950a-xl/

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7-Vizio 2.1 Soundbar and Sub (SB3621NS-H8)

The Vizio V Series 2.1 Sound Bar is a 2.1 soundbar with a dedicated subwoofer, fair for mixed usage. Its sound profile is well-suited to listening to bass-heavy music as well as action-packed TV shows. There are even an HDMI ARC port and a dedicated AUX port for connecting to voice assistant speakers.

 Specifications

Sound Bar Size                                       36″ (914.40mm)

Subwoofer Size                                      5″ (133.35mm)

Sound Pressure Level                              100dB

Sound Bar Buttons                                 Power, Input, Volume Up, Volume Down, Bluetooth

Remote                                                  Yes

Total Number of Speakers                      2

Sound Enhancement Technology            DTS TruVolume, DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Volume

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Gets loud.
  • Four EQ presets.
  • A balanced mid-range keeps the dialogue

Reasons to avoid ( 3 )

  • Doesn’t support Atmos content.
  • Some distortion at max volume.
  • Downmixes surround content into stereo

Where to Buy

https://www.vizio.com/en/sound-bar/s-series/SB3621ns-H8

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8-Yamaha YSP-5600

The YSP-5600 delivers an exciting, immersive performance with superb overhead surround sound and plenty of great features. Using multiple array speakers and proprietary IntelliBeam technology to precisely aim discrete channels of sound around the room.

The YSP-5600 simply adds upward-firing drivers into the mix to support Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

 Specifications

General        

Output Channel                            7.1.2-channel

Output Power                              128W total power: 88W array speakers + 40W woofers

Standby Power Consumption       0.3W (HDMI control OFF, Network Standby OFF), 1.6W (HDMI Control OFF, Network Standby ON, Wi-Fi ON)

Beam Drivers                               Array speaker for Vertical Sound Beam: 2.8 cm (1-1/8”) x 6 beam drivers x2 (L/R), Array speaker for Horizontal Sound Beam: 4.0 cm (1-1/2”) x 32 beam drivers

Woofers                                       11 cm (4-1/2”) x 2 woofers

Dimensions (W x H x D)                [without stands] 1,100 x 212 x 93 mm; 43-1/4” x 8-3/8” x 3-5/8”, [with stands] 1,100 x 216 x 122 mm; 43-1/4” x 8-1/2” x 4-3/4”

Weight                                         11.7 kg; 25.8 lbs.

Input / Output        

HDMI                                          4 in (Input1: HDCP2.3) / 1 out (HDCP2.3, ARC)

Digital Optical                              2 in

Digital Coaxial                              1 in

Analog Audio                               1 in

Subwoofer output                        Yes

HDMI 4K Pass-through                Yes (60p)

x.v.Color                                       Yes

3D Pass-through                           Yes

ARC                                             Yes

CEC                                             Yes

Auto Lip-Sync                               Yes

Sound Technology 

Surround Technology                  Digital Sound Projector

CINEMA DSP Movie                      3 (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Spectacle)

CINEMA DSP Music                      3 (Music Video, Concert, Jazz Club)

CINEMA DSP Entertainment         4 (Sports, Talk Show, Drama, Game)

Listening Mode                            3D SURROUND, SURROUND, STEREO, TARGET, My Surround

Compressed Music Enhancer        Yes

Wireless Music Streaming            Yes (with Bluetooth)

Wi-Fi                                           Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n, Radio Frequency Band 2.4GHz)

AirPlay                                         Yes

Bluetooth Version/Profile             (Version) Ver. 2.1 + EDR (Codec) Receiving: SBC, MPEG4-AAC / Transmitting: SBC

Ethernet                                       Yes (100base-T, 10base-T)

Other Features        IntelliBeam    Yes

On-Screen Display                        Yes

On-Screen Display Languages      English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese

ECO Mode                                   Yes

App Control                                 Yes

Accessories (Optional)        Wall Mounting Bracket       SPM-K30

Dolby Atmos                                Yes

DTS:X                                          Yes (possible with a firmware update)

Reasons to buy ( 3 )

  • Excellent surround sound
  • A good impression of height
  • Expansive, open sound field
  • Plenty of streaming features

Reasons to avoid ( 3 )

  • Could have more insight and dynamic subtlety
  • The large design won’t suit all spaces

Where to Buy

https://in.yamaha.com/en/products/audio_visual/sound_bar/ysp-5600/index.html#product-tabs

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9-Roku Smart Soundbar 

The Roku Smart Soundbar is an entry-level 2.0 soundbar. This bar performs well with dialogue-heavy content like podcasts and TV shows, thanks to its fairly neutral and well-balanced mid-range. It has some sound customization features, including four EQ presets a dialogue enhancement feature, and an auto volume setting. 

Specifications

Technical Details

Brand Name  ‎                     Roku

Item Weight  ‎                     5.5 pounds

Product Dimensions           ‎3.9 x 32.2 x 2.8 inches

Country of Origin    ‎          China

Item model number ‎          9101R

Batteries                            ‎2 AAA batteries required. (included)

Colour Name                      ‎Black

Reasons to buy ( 3 )

  • Gets loud.
  • Adjustable dialogue enhancement feature.
  • Voice assistant capabilities.

Reasons to avoid ( 3 )

  • Doesn’t support Atmos content.
  • Lacking sub-bass.
  • No dedicated subwoofer.
  •  

Where to Buy

https://www.roku.com/en-gb/products/audio_roku-smart-soundbar-archive

10-Klipsch Cinema 400 

The Klipsch Cinema 400 is a 2.1 setup from the company’s 2020 lineup. It comes with a dedicated subwoofer, which helps reproduce a present and punchy bass. it has a very neutral sound profile suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio content. 

Specifications 

Product Dimensions ‎                               101 x 7.3 x 8.6 cm; 12 Kilograms

Batteries       ‎                                         2 AA batteries required. (included)

Special Features                                     ‎Subwoofer

Mounting Hardware                               Wireless subwoofer, Sound bar, Wall mount template, Wall mounts, Power Cords, Remote, HDMI Cable

Number Of Items                                    ‎1

Speakers Maximum Output Power          ‎400 Watts

Speaker Amplification Type          ‎          Active

Speaker Connectivity                              ‎HDMI

Audio Wattage        ‎                               400 Watts

Wattage                                                 ‎400 Watts

Batteries Included    ‎                               Yes

Batteries Required                                  ‎Yes

Speaker Output Channel Quantity           ‎3

Connector Type       ‎                               Wireless, HDMI

Includes Rechargeable Battery                ‎No

Remote Control Included                        ‎Yes

Item Weight                                           ‎12 kg

Reasons to buy ( 3 ) 

  • Subwoofer level adjustment.
  • Subwoofer level adjustment available.
  • Bluetooth-compatible.

Reasons to avoid ( 3 ) 

  • Doesn’t support Dolby Atmos.
  • Downmixes surround content into stereo.
  • Compression at max volume.

Where to Buy

https://www.klipsch.com/products/cinema-400-sound-bar

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