Best Soundbars Between $ 300 and $ 500

Best Soundbars Between $ 300 and $ 500 - Reviews and Buying Guide

Introduction:

Modern TV’s have considerably shrunk in size. They have got thinner and sleek. Unlike their bulky predecessors, they can deliver a crystal clear display without weighing a ton.

However, there is one feature that has to be compromised to make an ultra-thin design possible—speakers. You are not the first person to hate the built-in speakers of your TV.

Fortunately, we have alternatives, of which buying a soundbar to complement the display quality of your TV is the most compelling option. Why? They are compact when compared to speakers, and are easy to set up.  

Here, we have scoured the internet to bring you the best soundbars available online. In a separate file given below, you will find our top picks. We have picked all the products from Amazon.com and our three key parameters were price, rating and no. of reviews.

 Sonos Beam — Best Priced Sound Bar in category

 Sonos Beam is one of the best, yet cheapest soundbars available in the market.  

Budget:

This soundbar is priced well under 400$ making it inexpensive as compared to other products in our list, and even all the other soundbars available on Amazon. No doubt that it has been listed as the ‘Amazon Choice’

Smart Soundbar:

With built-in Alexa and google assistant, it offers you voice command control.

Connectivity:

HDMI input is the gold standard in analog connectivity. This Soundbar has an HDMI connection.

As far as wireless connectivity is concerned, it only has Wi-Fi compatibility.

Compact:

Due to its small size, it can be a fitting choice for nearly all sizes of TV.

 

Pros:

  • Smart Soundbar
  • Inexpensive
  • HDMI-Arch input
  • Amazon’s Choice

Cons:

  • No Bluetooth technology

 

    Bose solo Series—Best Value SoundBar

    This soundbar is yet another masterpiece by Bose.

    Construction:

    Sturdy construction if one of the standout features of this soundbar. It can handle a sufficiently heavyweight when it sits beneath a TV.

    Compact:

    Despite being heavy, it has a compact design to occupy a minimum space as possible.

    Connectivity:

    One of its major lackings is the absence of HDMI input. However, optical audio input can deliver the same sound quality as that of HDMI except for the fact that it supports far fewer sound formats.

    Pros:

    • Sturdy Built
    • Bluetooth technology
    • Optical Audio Input
    • Compact

    Cons:

    • Expensive

    Comparison Table:

     

    Aspects

    To

    Consider

    Sonos Beam - Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in - White

    (Amazon’s Choice)

     

    Amazon link: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D494MV1?th=1)

     

    Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System

    Amazon link: (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012B7S46Q)

    Rating

    4.5

     

    4.3

    No. of Reviews

    1808

     

    682

    Price ($)

    349

     

    429

    Dimensions

    25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9 inches

     

    14 x 24.8 x 3 inches

    Connectivity Technology

    HDMI-ARC

     

    Optical audio input (digital)

    Recommended TV Screen

    50 inch

     

    50 inches

    Bluetooth

    No

     

    Yes

    Wifi

    Yes

     

    No

    Built-in Alexa

    Yes

     

    No

    Built-in Google Assistant

    Yes

     

    No

     

    Buying Guide:

    The following features must not be overlooked while buying a soundbar.

    Compact:

    The soundbar must be small in size. Ideally, the TV and soundbar are of the same length.

    Before buying the soundbar, you shall make sure the availability of proper space for it.

    Connectivity Technology:

    There are two popular options to analog connect your soundbar to the TV: HDMI and Optical Audio Input. Of these two, HDMI is certainly the superior technology as it transmits nearly all formats of sound.

    Wireless Connectivity:

    A soundbar can be wirelessly connected to all your other devices via either Bluetooth or Wi-fi. Make sure you have both.

    Smart Soundbars:

    Smart soundbars have built-in Alexa or Google Assistant. You can control them using voice commands.

     Conclusion:

    We hope that this article has helped you find the best soundbar for your TV set. However, if you want to look further, there is an HTML file attached below which includes all the shortlisted products in our roundup.