If you’ve invested in the upgraded technology of a 4K Ultra HD TV, you’ll want to pair the incredible visual quality with a sound experience to match. Enter sound bars: A long, slim speaker that sits in front of your TV and offers enhanced audio for people wanting an immersive, theater-like audio system without the cost and complexity of a full set of speakers. Within a few minutes of setup time, you can enjoy outstanding audio that integrates perfectly with your current living space for less money than you'd think. Plus, a wireless soundbar easily connects to your home’s network for additional features, such as streaming music or pairing it with a voice assistant or additional speakers. If you’re looking for the best budget sound bar, even the least expensive models will give your TV audio a boost. But if you want to get closer to the level of cinematic surround sound, invest in a model with sophisticated components, like a Dolby Atmos sound bar, which boasts rich, dimensional bass sounds that are used for dramatic emphasis and effect in movies. A big reason why sound bars with this technology emit such great depth of sound is because most are soundbars with subwoofers included, so they can reproduce a wide range of high to low audio frequencies. Simply pop your favorite movie into your Blu-ray player, and the sleek, unobtrusive sound bar speaker fills the room with sound.
Choosing the best TV soundbar for your home audio.
Once you’ve decided on the best soundbar for your TV, think about how you can get the most out of your new equipment. Besides being able to kick your TV audio up several notches, Bluetooth soundbar speakers can pair with other devices as well, like Bluetooth record players, so you can enjoy elevated music entertainment in your home without having to buy a whole new stereo system. Next, if you haven’t already, it’s time to figure out where to put your speaker, whether that’s in front of your TV, on a TV stand, or on an A/V component shelf if your TV is mounted on the wall. Also, don't forget an HDMI cable to connect the soundbar to your TV. If the sound bar you picked out doesn’t have a subwoofer built in, you can always buy one separately down the road, although you might find that you’re completely happy with the sound quality as is. Reading reviews of our top-rated sound bars can be helpful while trying to decide what accessories you might want, or you can always ask a Best Buy team member for assistance.