Soundbars have steadily increased in popularity because of their all-round capabilities and attractive form factor. Designed to complement today’s widescreen TVs, they are a simple and fuss-free in getting cinema-sized sound without sacrificing on space. Hence, we trawled through the biggest names in consumer electronics to suss out the best entry-level sound bar that was released in the past year.
And the Winner Is...
The Yamaha YHT-S400 punches well above its weight with its authoritative and solid sound. It’s not perfect though, as dialog was a tad soft, but thankfully that can be easily rectified by increasing the center channel volume level. More importantly, it impressed us by convincingly replicating the experience of a multi-speaker setup. Listened with your eyes close, you wouldn't think the sound was coming from a single speaker, and a very slim one at that. Simply put, Yamaha YHT-S400 provided the best cinematic experience in this category.
|Criteria/Model||LG HLX55W||Philips HTS9104||Samsung HT-BD2000||Sony HT-CT350||Yamaha YHT-S400|
For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed at the References section at the end.