Best sound bars under 200

first_img Read CNET’s review Vizio’s SB362 solo sound bar is great value for money Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Read CNET’s review Can you spend a bit more? For $300 not only will you get better sound, but a better assortment of features including a subwoofer as standard and a greater number of inputs. Some of them even have Alexa built in. Check out the gallery below for our picks. Best sound bars under $300 3 Read CNET’s review Tags Sarah Tew/CNET 18 Photos See at Walmart Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Yamaha YAS-108 ($200) See at Walmart Speakers Bluetooth Vizio See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET The speakers built into your TV are terrible. You want better sound for movies and TV shows, and maybe something that can Bluetooth from your phone to play Spotify too. But you’re on a tight budget. Plenty of dirt-cheap options exist from no-name brands, and they probably sound better than your TV. But for just $100 and up, you can grab a bar that performed well in CNET’s hands-on tests. All three of the affordable sound bars on this list have Bluetooth (for wireless music streaming from your phone) and an optical connection (for hooking to a TV), plus a remote control. The Yamaha YAS-108 also includes HDMI, which makes connectivity even easier. And the subwoofer lends the Vizio SB3621n-e8 more authority and musicality — in other words, bass — making it our favorite overall.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  Share your voice Despite the lack of a subwoofer, the sleek Yamaha YAS-108 offers excellent sonic intelligibility and a great mix of features. The included HDMI ports, available on no other bar from this list, ensure optimum soundtrack compatibility with connected devices like Blu-ray players. If you have a bit more to spend, this Vizio is worth it. Thanks to the included wireless subwoofer, the SB3631 is an absolute movie machine, and it sounds impressive with music over Bluetooth as well. It’s our favorite budget soundbar, and earns our Editors’ Choice in the category. 1:52 If your budget is a Franklin and no more, the best option is this Vizio. With a larger-than-most cabinet the SB362An-F6 offers levels of bass that even the $200 Yamaha YAS-108 can’t touch. It doesn’t boast as many features as some of the bars below, but it does have Bluetooth. If you just want the best sound quality for the lowest price, this is it, but if you can spend a bit more, keep scrolling. Vizio SB3621n-e8 ($130) Vizio SB362An-F6 ($100) Commentslast_img

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