1. Samsung HW-F551
This metallic silver soundbar and glossy grey, wireless subwoofer look fl ashy compared to the more staid black boxes on test, but it’s performance is serious. the sub is particularly well integrated, offering rich unobtrusive bass that complements rather than overwhelms the mids and treble. Samsung quotes a total power output of 310W. We’d take that with a pinch of salt, but while this is no sofa-shaker, there is enough punch on tap. Connectivity is also good, with an HDMI loop-through in addition to an optical digital input and a rear-mounted USB. it also play tunes via Bluetooth but not aptX.
£350 | Samsung
Next Maxell MXSP-SB3000
If you're looking for the best sound bar, you've come to the right place. Buying a soundbar is great way to improve the audio in your home theatre, they're well designed, wireless and include a subwoofer to give sound that extra oomph.
If you dislike having wires cluttering up your lounge, yet still want room filling audio, then a soundbar is a great device to invest in. Packing high-quality audio and 2.1 channel sound, a soundbar sits below your TV, out of the way. There are a lot of soundbar on the market now, ranging in price and feature sets, so to help make your decision we've put all the best ones into this handy list.
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