Best cheap soundbar deals for July 2020: the best soundbar prices on Sonos, Sony, Samsung, Bose, Vizio and more

We've found the best cheap soundbar deals from around the web on everything from budget soundbars to Dolby Atmos wonders

Best cheap Soundbar deals
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This is T3's home of the best cheap soundbars deals, where you'll find great budget soundbar deals and the Dolby Atmos soundbar deals – we've pulled the lowest prices from across the web all in one place.

What you'll find here isn't just the best prices on the soundbars and soundbases we rate highest in our best soundbars list, but also more of the best Bose, Sony, Samsung, Vizio, Sonos and Q Acoustics soundbar deals across their ranges.

We'll also highlight any especially good flash soundbar sales right here from any manufacturer.

We've got soundbars for all budgets here, no matter whether you've splashed out big for one of the best TVs overall, or have gone for one of the best TVs under £1000 or best TVs under £500 – we've got a soundbar that's the right size for your setup and in the right price range for you.

The best soundbar deals right now

Samsung soundbar deals

Best soundbar deals: Samsung Q90R

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The Samsung HW-Q90R is the biggest and best soundbar on the planet for giving you a true 3D Dolby Atmos experience – it replicates a 7.1.4 surround-sound system. Well, we should say that it gets the closest to that of any soundbar system – it's not quite like seven speakers around you, but it does a good job of faking it. That's thanks to clever processing, plus two wireless rear speakers, a subwoofer, and four upfiring drivers for overhead Dolby Atmos effects. For pure cinematic drive, it's the best soundbar on the planet. You can now find it for a fair discount from its original price, though it's still high-end.

Samsung's HW-Q70R goes for a virtual surround experience with no rear speakers, but it does include seven drivers (plus separate subwoofer) to create directional sound, and is a damn good soundbar for the price.

At the budget end, the Samsung HW-MS650 is a more compact all-in-one speaker (so the subwoofer is built in), but again uses nine speakers for a wide and realistic sound profile.

Sony soundbar deals

Best soundbar deals: Sony HT-X8500

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Sony always uses some of most technically impressive audio processing in its products, helping them produce sound that seems to come from devices that should be much larger – perfect for something like soundbars, where you don't want them to be too tall. The Sony HT-ST5000 is the perfect example of this – it does an excellent job of creating virtual surround sound from a single bar (plus subwoofer), including Dolby Atmos height channels. It's not cheap, but it's as good as single-bar setups get for cinematic sound.

The Sony HT-X8500 is maybe the single best budget soundbar buy right now. It's one bar, with built-in subwoofer. It uses some digital processing magic to create a sound with true width and height, despite being just a small soundbar with stereo drivers. Basically, if you want a big cinematic sound for the least money, this is the one to go for.

Sonos soundbar deals

Best soundbar deals: Sonos Beam

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The Sonos Beam is our pick for the soundbar that most people should probably go for – it's an ideal mix of powerful and clean sound, subtle and chic looks in black or white, and smart features including multi-room music playback and microphones for Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant. You can even turn it into a full wireless surround system later by adding more Sonos speakers to the room, but you can start with just this well-priced soundbar. It's not aiming to be as cinematic as the slightly cheaper Sony HT-X8500, but the smart speaker features and excellent music streaming (and playback quality) make it a truly superb choice.

Sonos also makes a soundbase, which you place your TV on top of, rather than behind – that's good for TVs with very low-profile stands. The Sonos PlayBase isn't quite as good-looking as the Beam, but it still sits nicely in the average house, and works as part of a Sonos multi-room system. The only downside is that it doesn't have an HDMI connection – you'll have to use optical.

Vizio soundbar deals

Vizio makes great-value products that have taken the US by storm, and are now rolling our around the world. The Vizio 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos (SB36512-F6) Soundbar is our pick of the bunch. It gives you a real surround sound experience, thanks to its two rear speakers. Combined with the 36-inch soundbar, it makes for a convincing 3D soundscape, especially when you factor in the two upward-firing drivers on the bar, which give true Dolby Atmos height to movies. And it does all this at a fraction of the price of most equivalent systems.

Bose soundbar deals

Bose is synonymous with audio quality, and its soundbars are great buys. There are three main options, stepping up neatly in price. They all work with Bose's SoundTouch multi-room system, and can be expanded by adding super-small and pleasing rear speakers for more of a surround experience.

The Bose SoundTouch 300 is obviously the simplest and most entry-level of the three, but impresses with its audio for its size. The Bose SoundTouch 500 gives you bigger and better sound, and has built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can use it as a smart speaker too. The Bose SoundTouch 700 adds more advanced driver technology, using many tiny transducers for a huge, spacious sound.

Bang and Olufsen soundbar deals

The B&O Beosound Stage is the first soundbar from the Danish audio company, and it's truly phenomenal. 11 drivers deliver a tall, wide sound from a single unit – no external subwoofer, and no rear speakers. This means it doesn't give you a full surround experience, but it's designed to be easy to set up and start using, and still offer utterly fantastic sound quality – it's also the best of all these soundbars for playing music (and has streaming over Chromecast and AirPlay 2).

• Read our full B&O Beosound Stage review

Q Acoustics soundbar deals

Q Acoustics is a hi-fi maker known for producing simple speakers that sound far better than they have any right to for the price. And wouldn't you know, it's the same for its soundbars.

The Q Acoustics M3 is an HDMI-equipped soundbar that very easy to get started with, and produces a big clear stereo soundscape. At full price, it's been overtaken a little by the Sony HT-X8500 above as a bang-for-buck buy, but when it's discounted, it can be a total bargain.

The Q Acoustics M4 is very similar, but is available for cheaper, owing to a lack of HDMI port – you'll have to use optical or a 3.5mm jack. It's also chunkier than the M3. If you just want the lowest-priced way to improve your TV audio with a bar, look no further.

Finally, there's the Q Acoustics M2, which is basically a soundbase version of the M3, complete with HDMI port. This just means it's made for your TV to sit on top of it.