Best cheap soundbar deals for Black Friday and October 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. As we move towards the big sale season, you'll find the best Black Friday deals on soundbars right here.

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.

Black Friday soundbar deals

We expect to see quite a few soundbars among the Black Friday deals. 2020 is the year of the soundbar, with lots of people who've upgraded to 4K TVs looking to audio as their next improvement… and the soundbar makers are eager to please.

We expect to see lots of budget-focused soundbars drop further, to impulse-buy price. Some of the more premium soundbars will probably get smaller discounts too – well, smaller in terms of percentages. With the really elite Dolby Atmos stuff, a small percent off can still mean big savings.

The best soundbar deals right now

Samsung soundbar deals

Best soundbar deals: Samsung Q90R


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The Samsung HW-Q90R is one of the best soundbars 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 superb 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-S60T is a 4.0-channel soundbar with a smart living-room friendly design, and side-firing speakers that spread the sound around the room comfortably. It also has Amazon Alexa built in, so acts as a smart speaker too.

Sony soundbar deals

Best soundbar deals: Sony HT-X8500

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Sony always uses some of the most technically impressive audio processing in its products, helping them produce sound that seems to come from devices that should be much larger and more expensive – perfect for something like soundbars, where you don't want them to be too tall. 

The Sony HT-G700 uses this to create a surprisingly convincing wall of Dolby Atmos sound from its 3.1-channel system, and as a result is one of the best-value Atmos soundbars on the market, and gets a strong recommendation in our Sony HT-G700 review.

The Sony HT-ST5000 is a more elite 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 a glorious single-soundbar system for truly 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 the 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 with small TVs 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 as cinematic as the Sony HT-G700, but the smart speaker features and excellent music streaming (and playback quality) make it a truly superb choice, and it's more compact.

The Sonos Arc is a bigger soundbar, suited to TVs of 55 inches and above, and is very much a home cinema bar, packing in 11 speakers, including some upfiring drivers for real Dolby Atmos. It's one of the best-sounding ’bars on the market, and is again great for music, and has smart assistants built in, however it has some connectivity limitations that may mean it's not the best option for some people – our Sonos Arc review gives you all the details.

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.

LG soundbar deals

LG's partnership with high-end hi-fi specialist Meridian has produced some remarkable-sounding home cinema speakers. The two models to look our for in the current range are the ultra-premium LG SN11RG and the affordable LG SN7CY.

The SN11RG is a full surround system, pairing a big soundbar with upfiring Dolby Atmos speakers with a pair of wireless rear speakers that also have upfiring speakers – and those are in addition to all the other speakers facing you for direct surround sound. The result is some of the biggest, most convincing 3D audio we've ever heard – here's our full LG SN11RG review.

The LG SN7CY is an impressively low price considering how well-specced it is – it's the cheapest soundbar on the market to include dedicated upfiring speakers for Dolby Atmos, rather than relying on processing.

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.