The best soundbars and soundbases - reviewed

Big or small, affordable or high-end, these soundbars and soundbases will boost the performance of your TV’s sound in style

Not everyone can dish out on a fully-fledged 5.1 speaker system to grace their living rooms. But as voracious consumers of film and TV shows, we all want something that sounds better than what’s oozing out of our slim new flatscreen TVs.

Soundbars and soundbases are the answer. Whether bar or box, they’re the most convenient and effective way of injecting a bit of cinema magic into your humble living room.

To that end, we’ve rounded up nine of the best soundbars and soundbases you can find on the market. There’s one for every home and use here, with plenty of clever technology, streaming features and exciting sound quality to reel you in.

Additional words by Kashfia Kabir


Q Acoustics Media 4 | Dali Kubik One | Philips Fidelio B5 | Canton DM55 | Sonos Playbar | Yamaha YSP-1600 | Cambridge Audio TV5 V2 | Yamaha YSP-2700 | Sonos Playbase