Written by Becca Green

Buyer’s guide to stylish soundbars

If you want to up your home cinema game, one of these stylish soundbars could be your next investment.

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What do soundbars do?

Soundbars are an addition to your built-in TV speakers. They offer crisp sound quality and a home cinema experience. Some link up to Bluetooth and can even be linked up to the Amazon Alexa app to make your life as easy and fuss-free as possibe. 

How much are soundbars?

Tech doesn’t come cheap – however, there is a soundbar to fit most budgets. They can range between £100 all the way up to £2,000 plus. It’s up to you to determine what soundbar best suits your TV and sound quality needs.

Who are soundbars for?

Soundbars are perfect for homeowners that value their time in front of the TV that want to experience a better sound quality than what their TV can offer.

Our top picks…

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage soundbar, £1,250 

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The Beosound soundbar works as a music system in its own right when you turn the TV off. The integrated audio streaming technologies Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay2 and Bluetooth streaming give Beosound full multiroom functionalty for beautiful sound quality in every room of your home. It also comes in three stylish colourways that will suit any interiors scheme.

Aldi Bluetooth soundbar, £44.99

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This bluetooth speaker from Aldi is great value for money. Take your home sound system to the next level with this wireless soundbar, with a simple bluetooth connection, you can enjoy your favourite music and films in high-quality sound. It has an impressive 200W music output and is exclusively available online. 

Samsung Sound+ Smart soundbar, £349 

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This compact and stylish soundbar is ideal for TVs that are 32 inches and above. It has Dolby 5.1 surround sound support, for crystal-clear audio that will have you feeling like you’re sitting in the front seat of a cinema. It’s compatible with Samsung TVs and you can even stream music to it using the Multiroom app.

Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar, £2,199 

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Powered by 13 high-end drivers, the AMBEO soundbar delivers a 5.1.4 sound experience while also producing extremely deep 30Hz bass without the need for an extra subwoofer.

By capturing the characteristics of your living room and reflective surfaces and using the latest technology developed with Fraunhofer, the AMBEO soundbar merged with the acoustics of your enviornment to create a 3D sound experience – impressive. 

Bluesound Pulse soundbar 2i, £799 

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The Bluesound Pulse soundbar 2i is designed to fit perfectly under your HD or 4K TV and efficiently connects to internet radio stations, music streaming services and even your own local music library.

You can also connect Bluesound to your Amazon Echo with the Alexa app – meaning this soundbar will integrate seamlessly into your daily life.

Harman Kardon Citation soundbar, £899.99

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The Citation bar delivers multi-room capacity by adding additional Citation speakers to create the ultimate whole house audio experience. You can play the same music or different music in different rooms through your smartphone. It’s very easy to use with its full-colour LCD touch screen and looks very chic and sophisticated – we love the cool grey design.

 

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