Sound bars to take your TV set up to the next level
Sound bars can take the audio quality of your TV to a new level. Typically a lot of work goes into improving the quality of the display of a TV, but unless you buy the most expensive models, money is often saved by manufacturers on the default speakers.
That’s not to say modern TV speakers are bad, but the ranges are often limited. You can easily solve this by picking up a sound bar. These are speakers that sit underneath your TV and deliver high quality, high volume audio across your entire room.
There are so many manufacturers in the sound bar game across a variety of price points, so it can be hard to determine what’s good and what’s not. We’ve picked out our top picks for sound bars in 2019. These offer the best sound quality, easiest setup, and most reasonable prices.
These featured sound bars are affordable, and you can save even more when you purchase through Techscheme. At the end of this article we will showcase the retail prices, expected savings, and more details about how you can save.
LG SK4D 2.1 Wireless Sound Bar - £199
The LG SK4D is a two-piece system that combines the typical sound bar with a wireless subwoofer to improve the bass levels for your home audio. With 300W of power, the sound bar can be suited for bringing impact to action movies, football matches, and gaming. If you’re fed up with constantly changing the volume to suit the content you are watching, you’ll be happy to hear LG’s adaptive sound automatically adjusts levels based on what’s happening. No more being deafened by loud action after a super quiet vocal scene.
Because the subwoofer is wireless, you can place it anywhere in your room, making it perfect for those with limited space. A single cable is all it takes to connect the actual sound bar to your TV.
Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar - £229
If you don’t want to go too overboard with the bass, or have limited space, the Bose Solo 5 Sound bar could be a good alternative to the LG SK4D. It’s compact, but has reasonable audio. You get a dolby digital audio setup inside the sound bar. The sound design has been developed in a way that normalises volume between scenes. To connect you need a single optical or coaxial cable. The Solo 5 sound bar also has Bluetooth for easy connectivity with your smart devices. Alternatively, you can use the Bose universal remote, which doubles up as an alternative to your current TV remote.
Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 3.0 - £302
The Samsung Sound+ is a highly rated all-in-one sound bar with 9 speakers built-in. One area of the sound bar is dedicated to a built-in subwoofer, and dialogue enhancement features make sure conversations are audible at all times.
The nine speaker system is split between three tweeters for improving high end audio like audio and environmental sounds. The six mid-range speakers bring life to all aspects of your audio, and the subwoofer helps to add some punchy bass that's not over exaggerated.
This Samsung sound bar has built-in Bluetooth so you can connect it straight to your Smart TV or even your smartphone or tablet. Download the Samsung Smart Audio app and you can control the volume and audio levels remotely through WiFi from your smartphone too. Alternatively, wired connections are available.
Sonos Beam - £399
The Sonos Beam is a 5 speaker sound bar with dialogue enhancement, high resolution audio, and a range of features built-in to give it Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant control. If you're smart home savvy, the Sonos Beam will make an excellent addition alongside a Smart TV and a home assistant.
You can also set up The Sonos Beam to play any music through your voice assistant and sync up multiple Sonos speakers to play the same content with Sonos multi-room. The sound quality is of course top tier, but you're paying that little bit extra for Sonos multi-room and that smart functionality.
Setting up the Sonos Beam is easy - one single HDMI cable for the TV, and then everything else can be controlled wirelessly through your smartphone or with voice control.
That brings us to the end of our overview of the top sound bars in 2019. Want to know how much these cost with Techscheme? Take a look below and see how much you could save.
|LG SK4D 2.1 Wireless Sound Bar||£199||£23.88||£175.12|
|Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar||£229||£27.48||£201.52|
|Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 3.0||£302||£36.24||£265.76|
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