Sep 22 2010
If you can't put in a 5.1/7.1 surround system a soundbar is a great way to make a big step up from the TV's speakers without breaking the bank or pulling wire.
To test the soundbar state of the art and explore the breadth of offerings, we rounded up four models. Customarily in such comparisons, we pit similar products against one another and pick the winners and losers. Not so here. We intentionally chose very different soundbars to show just how diverse the product category is. So let’s begin by saying that each of these soundbars is quite good in its own way. The more interesting questions are what makes them good, and why they might be sound choices for you.