Edited by Piyush, Reviewed by Shashank

Looking for Best Soundbar in India? Great!

You have come to the right place as we bring forth a list of the leading names that are ruling this industry since the past few years.

If you are thinking of upgrading your home entertainment system, you might have already installed a sleek 4K HDR TV.

While most TVs have built-in speakers, they often do not deliver the audio as satisfactory as the picture quality and other features of the TV.

If you also feel the same and want to upgrade the sound quality as well, then an external soundbar is an ideal solution for this.

A sound bar can amplify the sound quality for all your movies, games, and TV shows. So wait no more and surprise yourself and your family with a complementing audio quality.

Being a single device, soundbar does not even require much space and can be easily mounted and placed with the TV. 

Best Soundbar In India

Since the market has plenty of good quality soundbars available, You might get confused about its specifications, and other functionality. We are presenting a quick review of the guide that we have prepared to help you select the most suitable and the best soundbar for your entertainment system.

  • Channels: If you are looking for a truly immersive, surround-sound experience, choose a soundbar with three or more channels. Although sound bars with two channels are also good, those with three and more channels deliver that much-needed amplification of the audio quality.
  • Connectivity: Another important consideration is the connectivity options of the sound bar. Most are equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to enable easy streaming from other devices such as a smartphone, tablet, or PC. HDMI ports are also quite useful for attaching it with your TV. Consider what devices other than TV, do you want to connect with sound bar and select the model accordingly.
  • Brand: A soundbar from a reputed manufacturer ensures peace of mind. It not only delivers quality products and features, but it also comes with a warranty and after-sales services. Therefore, you can easily reach out for assistance in case of any requirement while using the product.
  • Placement: You can mount it on the wall or simply place beside or beneath your Smart TV. Therefore, you must consider the size of the soundbar if it suits the size of your TV. Even if it is longer or shorter than your TV, consider the proportion of both the devices.

After considering the above features, you can select the most suitable soundbar for your entertainment system. We have created a list of the top 10 best soundbar for LED TV in india. Our extensive list will give you a fair idea about the technical specifications and features of different models.

Read on to find the most appropriate product for your home. Don’t forget to read the detailed ‘Buyer’s Guide’ at the end of this article. Pay attention to the details and make an informed choice every time.

We Highly recommend you to read the Soundbar Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest Soundbar technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 13 Best Soundbars in India.

Top 13 Best Soundbars in India

Although my favorite among all is Germany’s Blaupunkt SBW100 but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

 1. Germany’s Blaupunkt SBW100

Germany’s Blaupunkt SBW100 120Watts Wired Soundbar with Subwoofer

Specifications

  • Item Weight: 5.95Kg
  • Length: 80cm bar length
  • Battery & Average Life: 2500 mAh & 7 Hours
  • Features: Bluetooth, Aux, USB, HDMI, four different modes, LED PANEL, Remote control
  • Items in Box: 1 subwoofer, 1 Aux, 1 Remote, one soundbar
  • Wattage: 120 Watts

If you are looking for a soundbar that has it all, that checks all the boxes and completes all your needs, then don’t look too far.

This soundbar has a great, powerful sound and comes with a wired subwoofer! The subwoofer helps the output with the bass and increases the maximum volume.

The soundbar itself has an elegant and premium feel to it. It provides you with the level of surround sound that you experience in a full Home Theatre.

The make of the 6.5-inch subwoofer is with wood to get the best out of its build. It also has multiple equalizers to vary according to your needs like Movie mode, Music mode & more.

The side-firing woofer of the Blaupunkt gives it a bigger level thump to quash every competitor. The soundbar has all connectivity options that you would need with Aux, HDMI-ARC, Bluetooth, and USB.

You would be able to easily feel the 120 Watts of sound output when you plug in the Blaupunkt and boom that song. The soundbar also comes with a remote to operate it comfortably while relaxing in your chair. The set up is simple, and it also arrives with nuts & bolts if you want to stick it on the wall.

Pros

  • Great and slick design
  • Subwoofer & remote included.
  • Quality sound & Power Output
  • Different Sound Modes
  • Includes every connectivity options

Cons

  • High price
  • Too many wires
  • Wooden make has to be cared for.
  • Subwoofer is heavy

 2. MI Soundbar

MI soundbar with eight-speaker drivers (Black)

Specifications

  • Item Weight: 1.92 Kg
  • Length: 83cm
  • Items in Box: Adapter, S/PDIF cable, 2 Expansion & 2 normal Screws, User manual
  • Features: Bluetooth, Aux, USB, HDMI, S/PDIF
  • Connectivity Options: HDMI, USB, Optical in, Bluetooth, WIFI
  • Speakers: 8 speaker drivers
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz- 20KHz

Xiaomi has this trend of releasing gadgets filled with features and tech at the lowest price possible to shake up the market. At just Rs. 5,000 Mi soundbar might be the cheapest option available.

Mi soundbar has all that goes into the making of a good soundbar. It has a decent look to it; 83cm soundbar has eight speaker drivers spread out on it.

Different drivers are responsible for sounds at different frequencies giving it a great range of sound and bass.

The design is rounded and well-made; the whole bar is light but powerful. The controls are at the top of the bar for ease. There is, however, no remote control that comes with it. 

The connectivity options include the usual Bluetooth, Optical cable, S/PDIF input & a 3.5mm audio jack as well. The problem with the Mi soundbar is the lack of any cable except the S/PDIF cable.

The cable will connect the soundbar to the TV, but it will not allow you to control the soundbar through the TV remote like in HDMI. The sound quality of Mi soundbar is exceptional and in its own very good! The bass offered levels the field with more expensive soundbar options.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Amazing Bass
  • Good Quality Build
  • Simple to set up
  • Value for Money

Cons

  • No remote
  • The soundbar does not remember Bluetooth devices.
  • No other cables 

 3. Portronics PURE-891 Pure Sound Pro III

Portronics PURE-891_Pure Sound Pro III

Specifications

  • Item Weight: 1.15Kg
  • Length: 46cm
  • Battery & Average Life: 2500 mAh & 7 Hours
  • Features: Bluetooth, Aux, USB, FM
  • Connectivity Options: 3.5 mm jack, USB, Aux, Bluetooth, WIFI
  • Wattage: 10 Watts

Pure Sound Pro III has made its name as the most portable soundbar in India. The soundbar is powerful and easy to use with two speakers lined at the opposite ends of its length. 

Both the speakers are of 5W outage and inbuilt amplifiers with a good amount of frequency range for all your sound needs! 

The soundbar can provide an immersive low-frequency experience that comes with horror movies or give you a full volume blowout that comes with rock music!

The soundbar is equipped with a 2500 mAh battery that gives up to 10 hours of playtime. The build is also good quality plastic with the top being a glossy finish that looks cool. 

The shape of the front panel is also unique with a contoured finish. The connectivity includes AUX, Bluetooth, USB, and FM. 

Pros

  • Premium Design
  • Portable
  • Good Quality Sound

Cons

  • Low Output
  • The plastic easily gets scratches and smudges.
  • Low Dialogue sound

 4. boAt AAVANTE Bar 1500  Wireless Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker

boAt AAVANTE Bar 1500 Wireless Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker with Subwoofer and HDMI ARC (Black)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1_channel
  • Wattage: 120 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
  • Connector Type: Wireless, Bluetooth, HDMI
  • Weight: 6.4kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

Experience an enigmatic cinema at home with boAt sound bar.

boAt AAVANTE Bar 1500 Wireless Bluetooth Soundbar is the best soundbar in India under 15000.

Its powerful audio output along with a two-way subwoofer offers a completely new dimension to your home entertainment system.

The drivers at each end of the sound bar produce exquisite audio quality and the subwoofer considerably enhances the sound output.

This 2.1 channel system perfectly balances the high and low volumes, and deep bass for all your favourite music, movies, and games.

The system does not require any effort for installation and is user-friendly to operate. The multiple connectivity options help you to integrate various external devices so that you can access and enjoy your collection as well.

The surround sound of the bar creates a life-like experience out of your favourite songs, movies, and games. 

Pros

  • The surround sound effect creates a cinematic experience at home
  • Comes with a 2-way subwoofer to improve the sound output
  • Multiple connectivity options to attach different types of external devices
  • Efficient wireless connectivity via Bluetooth
  • It is compatible with other devices, allowing easy streaming of music

Cons

  • Remote is not unimpressive
  • The HDMI cable is not provided

 5. Philips MMS8085B Convertible Multimedia Speaker System

Philips MMS8085B 94 80 W Bluetooth Soundbar (Black, 2.1 Channel)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1 channel
  • Wattage: 80 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Micro USB
  • Connector Type: Bluetooth
  • Weight: 8.9kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

Trust this multimedia speaker system from Philips for an excellent performance. Its life-like stereo sound provides an immersive experience.

The speakers perfectly improve the audio quality of your favourite movies, games, and music.

Equipped with two speakers, the system offers a rich bass experience and its ‘USB Direct’ feature is particularly useful in accessing digital music.

You can easily connect these speakers with any Bluetooth enabled device like your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and can play music on this multimedia speaker system.

Its sleek look is designed to complement the smart homes and is a truly delightful sound system.

Pros

  • A great product for music lovers
  • Its sound output is ideal for enjoying movies, music and games
  • Bluetooth enabled device
  • It allows simple wireless connectivity with compatible devices
  • Sleek, stylish and elegant design

Cons

  • No display on the front panel
  • The stereo sound could be improved

 6. JBL Bar Studio Wireless Soundbar 

JBL Bar Studio Wireless Soundbar with Built-in Dual Bass Port (Black)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: JBL Surround Sound
  • Wattage: 30 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Connector Type: Wireless, Bluetooth
  • Weight: 1.4kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

The compact ‘JBL Bar Studio’ is a much-needed addition to your high-end television that can add a new lease of life to your favourite TV shows, movies, and games.

Its surround sound and double bass ports are capable of turning your living room into a movie theatre.

Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, you can easily stream music from any BT enabled device. JBL Bar Studio is one of the best soundbar in India under 10000.

Connect it to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and you are ready to have an experience that you never had before.

Enjoy its hassle-free setup and effortlessly connect it to your TV with the help of an HDMI cable.

Pros

  • The surround sound is tremendous
  • It is easy to set up with an HDMI cable
  • An extremely lightweight soundbar
  • An ideal product for your home
  • Bluetooth helps to stream music from compatible devices
  • Can be used with the TV remote

Cons

  • The soundbar is not suitable for big rooms
  • The HDMI cable not provided with the soundbar

 7. Sony HT-RT3 Real Dolby Digital Soundbar Home Theatre System

Sony HT-RT3 Real 5.1ch Dolby Digital Soundbar Home Theatre System

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 5.1 channel
  • Wattage: 600 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wireless
  • Connector Type: Wireless, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Weight: 2.1kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

Bring home Sony’s 5.1 channel ‘Dolby Digital Soundbar Home Theatre System for a truly dramatic effect.

Its melodic sound, brilliant clarity, and fascinating performance are designed to offer the best cinematic experience at home.

This sony sound bar 5.1 wireless system can be easily paired with a smartphone or any other Bluetooth enabled device to stream music.

This sony sound bar 5.1 wireless system is the best soundbar in india under 20000. Connecting the speakers to your TV is as easy as unpacking the product.

Open it, plug in the wires to enjoy the real surround sound. You can also connect it to the TV using HDMI ARC.

The USB port is also quite handy, especially if you like to play MP3 files from USB sticks

Pros

  • Excellent surround sound
  • Can be easily connected via Bluetooth
  • The wireless setup makes it easy to install
  • Can be connected to a TV with HDMI ARC
  • The USB port to stream music from USB sticks
  • It is equipped with multiple connectivity options

Cons

  • Bluetooth connection is not very reliable
  • Bass is not so impressive when the volume is less than 25

 8. Philips HTL2163B/12 Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker

Philips HTL2163B 12 Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker (Black)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: Virtual Surround Sound
  • Wattage: 30 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wireless
  • Connector Type: Bluetooth
  • Weight: 4.53kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

Philips bar speakers & woofer is ideal for enjoying movies, and music at home.

Its virtual surround sound system and dedicated subwoofers significantly improve the sound quality.

It can be easily paired with your TV, MP3 players, DVD players, and gaming consoles.

The rich and immersive sound quality of these speakers creates the ideal environment in your living room.

Its wireless connectivity aids in the seamless streaming of music from Bluetooth enabled devices.

Simply connect your smartphone, MP3, iPod or laptop to the speaker and enjoy your favourite music from anywhere. The ‘EasyLink’ feature of this speaker helps you to control many devices with a single remote.

Pros

  • The sound quality is ideal for homes
  • The wireless connectivity allows easy pairing with other devices
  • Play music from anywhere via Bluetooth
  • ‘EasyLink’ feature helps to access all connected devices with one remote
  • The flexible placement option to facilitate ease of use

Cons

  • Bluetooth connection can be disturbing at times

 9. F&D E200 Plus Sound Bar Speakers

F_D E200 Plus Sound Bar Speakers

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1_Channel
  • Wattage: 5 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth, AUX, RCA, USB
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Weight: 0.99kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

The attractive ‘F&D E200 Plus Sound Bar’ speakers are designed to improve the aesthetics of your room.

Its excellent audio quality, superior design, and two powerful satellite speakers make this product extremely popular.

The rich and deep bass notes of these speakers are truly impressive. It offers a completely new dimension to your favourite movies, music, and games.

Whether you like to hear crisp and clear dialogues or want those sharp notes to stand out from the rest, these speakers are suitable to cater all your needs.

The functional LED lights on its front panel are quite useful as the blinking lights keep informing about connectivity settings.

Pros

  • The speakers offer excellent audio quality
  • The satellite speakers are extremely powerful and offer great sound output
  • The wireless connectivity makes it easier to connect other devices
  • It offers multiple connectivity options
  • It is a rechargeable speaker with in-built batteries

Cons

  • The speaker does not charge quickly

 10. Bose Solo 5 Soundbar Speakers

Bose Solo 5 Soundbar Speakers (Black)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: One Speaker
  • Wattage: NA
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wired
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Weight: 1.68kg
  • Remote: No
  • Warranty: 1 year

Made by a renowned brand like ‘Bose’, this sound bar certainly doesn’t disappoint.

An ideal bar for your TV, it can distinctly improve the sound quality of all your favourite movies, TV shows, and music.

Enjoy its clear sound and sharp audio quality as you devour into your favourite music or movies.

The system has a special ‘Dialogue mode’ that adds new life to every dialogue that you listen in the movies and TV shows.

It also comes with Bluetooth connection, which facilitates easy connection with other devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

The universal remote provided with the speaker is truly impressive and helps to control the TV, Bluetooth connections, bass settings, and other functions.

Pros

  • A premium quality soundbar with superior sound output
  • A perfect companion for your TV
  • It enables wireless connectivity through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Extremely easy to set up with an audio cable
  • Ultra-compact and aesthetic soundbar

Cons

  • It is an expensive product

 11. LG SK5 Soundbar Audio System

LG SK5 2.1 Ch Sound Bar Audio System (Black)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1 channel
  • Wattage: 360 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Weight: 9.3kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

The high-resolution ‘2.1-channel Sound Bar Audio System’ by LG is designed to offer a truly dramatic experience.

Its adaptive sound control can easily adjust itself to suit movies, music, dramas, sports, and even the news reports on TV.

It can automatically sense the type of media programme is being played on TV and accordingly adjusts the sound mode.

This LG sound system promises a three-dimensional surround sound, which is perfectly suitable for an immersive experience.

The device is also Bluetooth enabled, allowing easy connectivity with other devices such as smartphones, music players, tablets, and computers.

The device has its own remote but can also be easily controlled with the TV remote as well.

Pros

  • A high-resolution audio system with clear sound
  • Adaptive sound control for automatic adjustment according to the content playing on TV
  • It offers a three-dimensional surround sound effect
  • Equipped with DTS virtual technology
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Easy to install and use

Cons

  • It may not be ideal for large rooms

 12. JBL SB350 Wireless Soundbar

JBL SB350 Wireless Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer (320 Watts, Dolby Digital, Surround Sound)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1 channel
  • Wattage: 320 Watt
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Connector Type: Bluetooth
  • Weight: 8.1kg
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

This sleek, simple, and elegant system from JBL, is perfectly designed to improve the sound quality of any TV.

It is a complete entertainment solution for your home.You will be delighted to enjoy its virtual surround sound with a powerful subwoofer and high-performance speaker.

It is easy to configure and set up with a single cable. You can also connect it to multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and MP3 players via Bluetooth.

The soundbar can be easily controlled with your TV remote, allowing a hassle-free operation.

The independent volume control of the subwoofer allows users to customize the bass as per their preference.

Pros

  • A powerful audio speaker with excellent sound quality
  • The ideal speaker for your TV
  • Easy connectivity with a single cable
  • Supports Bluetooth compatible devices
  • A wireless subwoofer is provided that enhances the sound output

Cons

  • Surround Sound is not that impressive

 13. iBall Soundstick BT14 Bluetooth Speakers

iBall Soundstick BT14 Bluetooth Speakers with Remote (Black Silver)

Specifications

  • Speaker Surround Channel Configuration: 2.1 channel
  • Wattage: 3W x 2
  • Speaker Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Connector Type: Bluetooth
  • Weight: 277g
  • Remote: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year

These multifunction portable speakers are must-have for music lovers.

Whether you want to enjoy great music inside your house or at an outside location, these Bluetooth speakers will never disappoint.

Utilise the Bluetooth connectivity to seamlessly stream music from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and MP3 players.

Powered by a powerful battery, the speakers can play music anytime and anywhere. The remote helps you control the device with ease.

These speakers are rechargeable and lightweight with an excellent sleek design.

Choose these versatile speakers to improve the audio output of your TV and enjoy great music during outdoor activities and picnics. A USB charging cable comes handy for quick charging from any USB port.

Pros

  • Sleek, stylish, and portable speaker
  • The Bluetooth speaker ideal for both indoors and outdoors
  • A lightweight device which can be carried for a picnic, camping or long drives
  • Remote-controlled operations make it easy to use

Cons

  • The size of the speaker is not suitable for big rooms

Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Soundbars

After a growing obsession with sleek, stylish, and high-definition TVs, almost every household has one or another Smart TV. Although most of them have excellent picture quality, only a few have the complementing sound quality.

When it comes to the audio output, most TV manufacturers have not done equally impressive work as they have done with the picture quality and other visual features. However, a simple reason for this is the wafer-thin bodies of the Smart TVs that do not have enough space to accommodate top-tier speakers.

Therefore, a soundbar is the best solution and instant solution for equally fair sound quality. Soundbars are simple and inexpensive sound systems that offer excellent sound quality. In addition to this, they are affordable and easy to install, as they do not have a number of wires like other music systems.


What is a SoundBar?


Speaking on technical grounds, there are two types of models; soundbar and soundbase. They both contain in-built speakers that enhance the audio quality of the TV. They make the sound crisp, rich, immersive, and clear without taking extra space like other music systems.

The system is also simple in both soundbars and soundbases, which make them highly user-friendly.

A soundbar is a rectangular audio device with in-built speakers for efficient amplification of the sound. The voice becomes distinctly clear and every note is sharper with a soundbar. Even the whispering is heard clear without raising the volume.

The soundbar spreads the sound to the left and right, creating a similar effect of a home theatre system. Some of soundbars also have a subwoofer to add that extra thumps and beats for the bass lovers out there.

Almost similar in functionality and features, sound bases are different from soundbars in power and size. They have shorter widths and are deeper from front to back. Unlike soundbars, which are often mounted on the wall, sound bases are generally placed below the TV or on a shelf of the TV panel.

Similarly, sound bases do not have additional subwoofers like soundbars because they have base drivers for that extra base.


Things to Consider Before Buying a Best SoundBar in India


Now that you know about the basic functions of a soundbar, you will find yourself asking plenty of questions in your mind while purchasing a soundbar. What size should I choose? Which connections do I need? Where should I place it?

These are the obvious questions and you need not worry about, because you can find the answers by considering a few important things before bringing home a soundbar.

  • Size: Soundbars are available in different sizes. While some are longer, others are short in size. Hence, it is recommended to buy one that is in proportion with the size of your TV’s width. Aesthetically speaking, it must not be wider than your TV, especially if you are placing it on a shelf below the TV or in front of it. Therefore, choose soundbar depending on the space available in your TV cabinet.
  • Speaker Placement: Speakers are extremely easy to install and you can place them anywhere. You can mount them on the wall, or place them on the cabinet shelves or tables. Depending on the placement of your TV, you need to choose a suitable place for the soundbars. To get the best sound quality, it is advisable to place it just beneath the TV, as this will effectively amplify the sound. 
  • SoundBar Channels: The number of channels in a soundbar differentiates one model from the other. The channels are individual speakers fitted within the device. These are the main audio sources of a soundbar and determine the sound quality of your device.A two-channel soundbar, for instance, will have two speakers; one on the right, and the other on the left. Similarly, a three-channel soundbar will have speakers at the left, right, and centre. A five-channel soundbar system offers a completely new dimension to the audio quality because of two speakers each on the right, and the left and one at the centre. If you choose a ‘Dolby Atmos’ soundbar, it will give you the perfect cinematic feel at home, but, you need to have a bigger room to enjoy the amazing sound quality.The choice of the number of channels completely depends on personal preference. Depending on the size of your rooms, and the type of music you love, you must choose the number of channels. In general, a two-channel soundbar is most common and quite efficient in significantly amplifying the sound.
  • Connectivity Options: New-age soundbars offer multiple connectivity options. It is a prerequisite for connecting the soundbar with multiple devices. Most soundbars are equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to seamlessly stream music from a smartphone, tablet, and computer. HDMI ports are also necessary to connect the device with your TV, and for connecting peripherals such as subwoofers. A USB port is also useful and of great help, as it allows users to simply plug in a thumb drive and enjoy their favourite music on the soundbar.
  • Bluetooth and Wireless Connection: When it comes to soundbars, you cannot ignore the importance of wireless connection. A soundbar with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easier to play music straight from your collection and almost anywhere. Whether you are connecting it to your smartphone or a streaming service like iTunes, it is one feature that is a prerequisite for soundbars. Almost, all Android, iOS, and Windows devices are Bluetooth enabled so you can easily connect them with a soundbar. You can also connect the soundbar with a smart voice assistant such as Alexa or Google Assistant, and other recent models with built-in voice assistants. If you like these devices, you should choose soundbars with added functionality.
  • Surround Sound or Dolby Atmos: Soundbars generally do not create a true surround sound, but, if you have subwoofers connected to the device, it might result in immersive sound output. Some of them are also equipped with an optional surround mode which can be switched on and off, according to your requirement. Some of the recent varieties of soundbars use ‘Dolby Atmos’ technology. It bounces sound off the ceilings and walls to create an excellent surround sound effect.
  • Remote Access: Most soundbars have a remote control that allows you to access all the functions of a soundbar. As the sound bar is connected with a TV, the TV’s remote can be used to increase or decrease the volume. However, specific functions like changing the mode can only be accessed by the specialized remote provided with the soundbar. Some soundbars, therefore have universal remote, which can be used to integrate different functions.
  • Ease of Use: A user-friendly device is all that we all need, and hence it is always wise to choose a device that is easy to operate. You should find out the convenience of using the soundbar. Check out its features and functions and how difficult or easy it is to use them. The remote provided with the soundbar may or may not be the universal remote, so consider that while selecting the model. A few on-bar buttons can be quite useful, especially if there are some particular applications and functions that you often use.
  • Warranty: The warranty on a product is the assurance from the manufacturer that the product is of good quality and further assistance will be provided in case of any issues while using the product. Therefore, it is always advisable to buy products with a warranty. Enquire about types of after-sales services and the service centres in your area, before purchasing a product. If there is a service centre nearby, it is easier to resolve any issues. The manufacturer efficiently handles any kind of problem during the warranty period, and you can expect replacement or repairs for the manufacturing defects without any extra charges. Most renowned brands offer direct access to their service centres. You can contact their representatives over the phone or write them an email. Save the number and do not forget to get the warranty card stamped by the retailer. 
  • Test Sound Quality: It is necessary to test the audio output of your soundbar before finally bringing it home. Ask the salesperson to play music on the soundbar, and play songs that you like because that helps in deciding if you get what you are looking for. The familiar the song, the better are the chances of your satisfaction. Even if you are aware of its special features, you can never judge its quality without hearing the sound quality.
  • Research: With multiple options available in the market, it can be quite confusing to find an appropriate product. It is, therefore, advisable to do little market research before purchasing a soundbar. Check reviews and product ratings online to get a fair idea about the best products. You can also visit technical websites to get detailed information about the product specifications. Do not forget to compare prices online to get the best deal.
  • Price: The price of a soundbar is an important consideration. It is always recommended to adhere to your budget, and then consider what models in that budget have in store for you. A costly product is not always the best. You can easily find good quality soundbars at attractive rates. Sale season is also a good time to make purchases of these products. You can avail attractive discounts on branded soundbars, and to enjoy maximum savings, completely understand all the features of any latest models.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.What size of soundbar should you buy?

Usually, soundbar sizes range from underfoot to at least as long as your wide-screen TV. The soundbar’s primary purpose is to be an extra-speaker for your TV, so aesthetically your soundbar should not be wider than your TV. The closer your soundbar is to the size of your TV, the more distributed and organic the sound will feel from the system. The larger your soundbar is the more drivers it will have for a better sound but with a serious hole in your pocket.


2.What type of connection do you need?


Most of the latest soundbars come with basic connectivity options, but in some cases, the bucketload of options might confuse you. Some important connections that are the most important are:

  • HDMI Cable: HDMI allows you to connect your TV and soundbar without any hassle, just with one wire, and one port.
  • Bluetooth: Almost all soundbars have wireless connectivity i.e. Bluetooth; this also gives way to connect your soundbar to other devices such as your phone & tablet. You need Bluetooth built-in for any functional soundbar.
  • USB Input: They are not that necessary in a soundbar, but for times when you just need to plug-in a pen drive with old songs.

3. Do soundbars have Bluetooth facility?

Yes, built-in Bluetooth is the bread and butter of a soundbar. The Bluetooth pairing allows for the soundbar to connect with a range of devices like laptops, phones, tablets, etc. This makes music streaming a breeze and turns your soundbar into a stereo as well. Although there are some low range soundbars that do not come with Bluetooth, we encourage you to buy a soundbar that has it. Also, any wireless connectivity kills the hassle of sorting wires and then connecting them, arranging them & so forth.

4.Do I need to use a remote to control a soundbar?

No, it is not necessary to have a remote for the soundbar, but most soundbars come with one. What every soundbar will definitely be equipped with are buttons on the side panels of the bar. This will allow you to execute every function that you are able to do by physically reaching out, with a remote. The placement of the buttons is different for every other soundbar. And if you feel the absence of a remote, you can connect an HDMI cable from the soundbar to your TV and use your TV’s remote for most of the important functions.

5.What good is the front-panel display in my soundbar?

Front-panel displays are actually a rarity among the soundbar community like most of the bars included in this list also chose to omit it. But the front panel display is awfully good for the visual feedback that you need for volume & what connectivity input is being utilized. It makes things a lot easier but are they a necessity? Absolutely not, a soundbar’s functionality does not drop without a display.

6.Do I need a subwoofer with my soundbar?

If you are thinking of buying a subwoofer to make your soundbar sound good, then don’t do it! Soundbars have multiple inbuilt drivers and speakers that can sound amazing by themselves. You need a subwoofer to have that bass effect as the subwoofer helps produce sound in low frequencies. But you absolutely do not need a subwoofer to amplify the volume as you will find the soundbar volume ample enough. Also, we have soundbars incorporating bass technology as the new MIiI soundbar in the list with its eight drivers can produce quite a bass effect.

7.Can a Soundbar Beat a Full Home Theater System and Receiver?

This answer is situated entirely on your needs; a soundbar can be used to increase your TV sound output ten folds and also provide an immersive experience with it. But a Full Home Theater System has the ability to transform your space into a theatre itself and beats a soundbar quality sound-wise any day. That does not mean that you should rush into buying a Full Home Theater, not knowing your needs. Every other home theatre system does include a soundbar in it, so you can first buy a soundbar and try if it assuages your
need; if it doesn’t then you can jump into buying a home theatre system. A soundbar can be thought of as a gateway experiment to better sound experience.

8.How to Choose the Right Speaker?

Here we outline the basic necessities that need to come with a soundbar. 

  • Select a soundbar with at least three or more channels- A soundbars quality output depends on the number of channels it has; you should at least have three channels to get the actual immersive experience that comes with a soundbar.
  • When buying a soundbar consider where it will go- The soundbar has to be placed in your setup and how you will place it might affect the choice of your soundbar, you might choose a smaller bar if you are hanging it on the wall or might choose a bigger one if laying it on a table.
  • Connectivity: An ideal soundbar should have WI-FI and Bluetooth connectivity so you can connect and use multiple devices. You should also check if the choice of connection includes HDMI cable because that will give the best quality of sound with your TV.

9. What is the cheapest soundbar?

We suggest you look at the MI soundbar with eight-speaker drivers. The product is cheap with exceptional quality of sound, Bluetooth connectivity and eight drivers! The only thing it does fall behind is in build quality and connectivity wires not included. But for a price of 5000 Rs the surround sound and the bass it offers without a subwoofer is above its grade!

10. How much should I spend on a soundbar?

If you are looking for a basic soundbar, then the range it starts is around 5,000 Rs, and the range of the basic ones end at about 11000-12000 Rs. This is the price range if you are looking for an entry-level upgrade to your home sound system. 

Here is the List of Top 13 Best Soundbars in India

Final Thoughts and Recommendations

Soundbars offer amazing sound quality and considerably improve the overall experience of your home entertainment system. If required, you can also add more speakers or a subwoofer to the system. This will further enhance the sound quality and you can enjoy a cinematic feel at home.

We have listed the top products from the best brands, so you can take your pick and enjoy the superior audio quality at home. Remember to look at the features of a soundbar before finalising the one for your home entertainment system. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start shopping for a brand new soundbar.

About the author 

Piyush

Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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