You may have never bought a soundbar before, but you've probably heard about the exceptional, room-filling sound they can provide to a TV or home theater setup. You might even have been eyeing up the early Black Friday soundbar deals. If so, we're here to help you make the best decision.
The best soundbars you can buy can supplement a truly immersive viewing experience, elevating your favorite movies, shows and games to a stunning quality of sound. They can even help you pick up on more subtle audio details you hadn't heard before./aside">>
Plus, when paired with spatial audio tech like Dolby Atmos, soundbars can provide a level of room-filling sound quality that you'll never get from your TV's built-in speaker, even with the best TVs out there right now.
The very best soundbars almost universally pack a premium price. But if you're on a budget, you should know that you don't actually have to break the bank to get a superb soundbar, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best times of the year to pick up a soundbar that's right for you at a discounted price.
That all sounds good - but if you're a first time soundbar purchaser, lists of confusing specs, audio codecs, and connection options can be really confusing. That's where we come in. Read on to find out how to shop for the best soundbar to meet your preferences this Black Friday.