Today's televisions are mostly flat panelled. Unfortunately, while panel technology has improved through the years, there seems to be less space allocated for built-in speakers. Often, this results in poor audio performance and worse overall cinematic experience.
To rectify poor audio output, an external sound system, such as a full surround sound system, is recommended. However, not everyone has the budget or space to install one. Here’s when a soundbar comes in handy.
A soundbar sits below your TV set and doesn't take up much space. Most modern soundbars even support wireless connectivity, allowing you to freely connect to additional speakers without wires. They are also mostly compatible to the latest audio features such as Dolby and DTS.
However, buyers have to be wary of choosing a soundbar as a poor quality one offers no advantage over built-in TV speakers and may even end up sounding worse. To help you make a better decision, read on to see our picks of some of the best wireless soundbars available around.
The slimmed down JBL bar 2.1 is an easy-to-use device. It features Dolby Digital and JBL Surround Sound.
In terms of connectivity, the JBL Bar 2.1 is as full-featured, supporting connectivity via wireless, HDMI, AUX and USB Wires. The 300-watt Soundbar speakers are powerful enough to pair with your projector or TV, and is complemented by the 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer which provides a deep bass to balance out your audio.
Samsung’s HW-M360 has a 2.1 channel and a 200-watt soundbar equipped with an external, wireless Subwoofer. It can be connected via aux, a line-in, USB and Bluetooth. The Bluetooth Audio Streaming lets you stream music from Bluetooth equipped sources, while the Wireless Surround Kit lets you expand your existing setup without any messy wires. Together, the HW-M360's soundbar and subwoofer combo offers a reasonable HIFI audio output.
This Xiaomi wireless soundbar is a high-performing audio machine that can be wall-mounted or laid in front of your TV set. It has eight different sound settings to suit different audio preferences. Additionally, it supports multiple device input interfaces via Bluetooth, SPDIF, Optical and AUX in.
If your laptop or desktop is your main entertainment centre and you want a sound upgrade, the mini two-speaker, 5-watt Avantree Torpedo will help you with your woes.
Despite its small size, the Torpedo boasts DSP technology with multiple sound effects including 3D surround Stereo, Super Bass and Balanced Audio. Music connection is made via a line-in or Bluetooth. The soundbar draws power from either a power output or from its own built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 6 hours of non-stop usage.
The Razer Leviathan is a compact, space-saving soundbar with adequate sound quality. Its versatile system comes with a plethora of connectivity options including analogue, Optical, Bluetooth, and even built-in NFC technology.
It has a 30-watts power output and features dual drivers. Performance-wise, its subwoofer delivers deep bass. The device also remembers your most recent pairings for fast connectivity.
The SonicGear BT2100 soundbar is a 20-watt soundbar with a 5-inch bass reflex subwoofer. Music sources can be connected via Bluetooth or aux. The best part is that it with such a low price tag, the BT2100 still produces crisp audio and deep bass sounds. Truly giving pricier soundbars a run for their money.
Easily connect your TV to the Harman Kardon SB 20 through a simple one-cable connection. Compatible with HDMI ARC, Analog or Optical, you can also connect your smart devices via Bluetooth. Carrying the grand tradition of Harman Kardon's deep and rich sound quality, you can expect deep audio satisfaction whether playing games, watching movies or listening to music.
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