- 1 Paradigm SHIFT Soundscape Soundbar – $1,499.99
- 2 SONOS Playbar Soundbar – $699.00
- 3 Pioneer SP-SB23W Soundbar – $396.99
- 4 LG NB3740A Soundbar – $339.00
- 5 Vizio S4251w-B4 – $268.04
- 6 Samsung HW-F450 Soundbar – $227.99
- 7 Razer Leviathan Soundbar – $210.32
- 8 Sony HTCT260H Soundbar – $188.00
- 9 JBL Cinema SB100 Soundbar Speaker System – $149.95
- 10 VIZIO S3820W-C0 Sound Bar With Integrated Bass – $89.99
Here we present the top ten soundbars of 2015. When making the list we’ve taken into account high quality audio, performance, subwoofers, design, size and mounting convenience, features (WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth, etc.) and of course budget, ranging from $90 to $1500.
This is the most expensive option on our list, no doubt about it, however, there’s a good reason why it’s so pricey.
The Paradigm SHIFT Soundscape Soundbar is considered by many customers and critics to be one of the best, if not the best soundbar of 2015.
If you want some of the best sound you can get without resorting to a massive soundbar then this might the option for you. It comes with a wireless sub-out module that you can expand with a sub-woofer if you feel like you could use an upgrade.
It has three tweeters that capture the highs in both music and video. They are coupled with 40 Hz of bass power and that’s before a subwoofer is even added. The secret however, is the 4-inch mid-bass drivers that help create a wider, flatter sound stage and more refined mid-range sound that captures voices with amazing clarity.
One of the best features of the SHIFT is that you can hook up any wireless subwoofer you wish without paying attention to the brands. It can also synchronize with any TV. It comes with Bluetooth for wireless operation but it lacks an HDMI opting instead to stick purely with an optical audio interface. It shifts well to accommodate both dialog and music.
The SONOS not only connects to your TV and produces some brilliant quality sound, but it can also be connected to your WiFi network and you can play all sorts of music through it. An all-round excellent solution for all things audio, be it movies, TV or Music. Simple to set up, control and expand. Requires just two cords: one power cord and one optical cord (both included). Syncs with other Sonos speakers wirelessly. Understands and speaks most IR remote’s language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®. It even plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles.
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Even though it’s quite expensive it still manages to provide incredible value for money. It manages to satisfy even the most demanding of users while being very compact. It has Bluetooth connectivity options and the wireless subwoofer provides mobility. Its six 28 watt amps provide the quality. This soundbar also offers different customization options which can come in handy. You can choose from three different sound modes which include Movie, Dialogue and Music. In order to add even more quality, Pioneer decided to fit their product with Dolby Digital Decoding technology.
Offers outstanding sound quality for a sound bar and the performance is even more impressive considering the size of the tiny wireless subwoofer, which is easy to hide in the room. With the built-in Bluetooth you can wirelessly stream audio.
This is one of the prime candidates for the best soundbar of 2015. It offers internet access, allows you to connect to Netflix or YouTube directly through its network adapter. It comes with a strong Wi-Fi connection and it will allow you to stream music from your tablet or smartphone.
The package includes a wall bracket in case you decide to mount it .It has a smooth design and it uses a wireless subwoofer which can be placed anywhere around the room without losing sound quality. In spite of all its features it’s still one of the most affordable soundbars out there with a five star rating in quality and performance.
This #1 bestseller on amazon comes complete with two rear speakers that help to capture ambiance and really make those cinematic jump scares get your girlfriend to squeal. It also has a wireless subwoofer to complete the ensemble without all the mess wires would make.
For this price, there is no partial component system that can give you the rear option along with the bass. The sound quality is extremely good and it comes with both Bluetooth and Dolby/DTS decoding.
Since for some people looks are just as important as performance the HW-F450 soundbar brings both design and top end features together in order to create what many have reviewed as one of the best soundbars of 2015. This is the perfect add-on to invest in if you have a HDTV. It will deliver a rich sound with crystal clear audio no matter the source. It comes with 3D Sound Plus technology, it is effortless to install and it requires no extra cables to connect to media sources. It is however, recommended for Samsung TVs which will provide the added benefit of extra control directly from the remote.
This one is a great buy especially for all the gamers out there. Complete with a sub-woofer, Razer have managed to put all of the same Dolby goodness and 5.1 surround sound into a pair of speakers that should sound great no matter what you’re playing or watching. The Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar easily fits under any desktop monitor or living room console setup. It features 4 finely tuned drivers that are optimized for surround sound gaming. Versatile enough to be repositioned constantly in any situation, this sound bar features cutting-edge Dolby® technology, superior sound drivers, and a dedicated subwoofer, projecting crystal clear rich sounds.
The Razer Leviathan seamlessly connects to your Bluetooth devices via Bluetooth v4.0 with the award winning aptX® technology for audio quality indistinguishable from a wired connection with an impressive dynamic range. It has a connection range of up to 10 metres so you won’t have to worry about wires and cables. The Razer Leviathan also remembers your recently paired devices, allowing you to quickly connect with a single tap. The built in NFC technology allows for ultra-fast pairing.
The HTCT260H is one of Sony’s top-selling products. This 300W, 2.1 channel soundbar is very powerful and can transform your room into a cinema. The wireless subwoofer can be placed anywhere around the room. It’s very compact and one of the interesting things about this soundbar is its shape. The hexagonal design will allow it to fit in almost any position and space. It can be mounted both on the wall and on a tabletop without using separate brackets because it already has two efficient wall mounts
For its size this is an extremely powerful soundbar. It comes with incorporated amplifiers and delivers very clear sound every time. Two premium 3.5″ cone woofers and two 1.5″ dome tweeters deliver the clear, authoritative sound.
It is designed with HARMAN technology which transforms normal audio into a surround sound experience. You won’t have any problem installing it and it comes with all the necessary add-ons attached so you definitely won’t have to spend extra money on cables and other elements that are not included with other soundbars. In terms of connectivity, this device has it all considering it is compatible with phones, TVs, tuners, disk players and more.
This soundbar is available to match a number of different size TVs. You can choose this in either 29, 38 or 54-inch variants and unlike other soundbars, it provides bass without a subwoofer. It also comes with Bluetooth so you can connect it to your smartphone/tablet and it’s arranged so that it can be mounted to the wall as well. The Vizio 38″ 2.0 Sound Bar with Integrated Bass will transform your TV’s ordinary audio into serious high quality sound. Its stereo full range drivers and dual bass radiators add room filling sound and an added bass boost to movies, games and music. It is also packed with Bluetooth, Dolby Digital® decoding, DTS TruSurround™ and DTS TruVolume™ post processing technology which is probably why it’s a number one bestseller on amazon.
You may be wondering why you should choose a soundbar over a surround sound system. The reason you should is because soundbars provide a compact, convenient solution to your audio needs, without any wires/cables, while matching and, in some cases, outperforming surround sound systems. They are also much easier to set up, install and connect. Looking for some cheap headphones? Read our review of the best headphones for less than $100.