The Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch sound bar offers the best sound quality for the money. It has the most features but we found it too complicated to set up.
Clear, detailed sound is not heard in a home theater. This soundbar, with built-in subwoofer, delivers sound that theaters have used for years. The subwoofer makes movie soundtracks sound amazing.
We liked the Sony soundbar's compact size and the built-in Bluetooth. But we were disappointed by its lack of controls for volume, bass, and treble, as well as the high noise while streaming music via Bluetooth.
Sony HTS350 2.1-Channel Soundbar with Powerful Wireless Bluetooth Subwoofer with Soundbar Brackets and Premium S/PDIF (Toslink) Digital Optical Audio Cable Bundle
The Sony soundbar performs well, it's easy to use, and it's inexpensive. But at this price, we expected a better subwoofer.
Sony really nailed it with the X9000F, which delivers stunning sound for movies and music. The wireless subwoofer is the icing on the cake.
Sony HT-S100F 2.0 Channel Soundbar with Integrated Tweeter with Knox Gear Nylon-Braided 4K HDMI Cable and Universal TV Sound Bar Bracket Mount Bundle (3 Items)
With 2.0 Channel Sound, Quick & Easy Setup, and an Affordable Bundle, the Sony HT-S100F Soundbar is Easy to Recommend.
This soundbar has some of the best sound quality that we tested, but its Alexa integration will require setting up an Echo device separately.
The Sony HT-S350 soundbar system costs about $100 less than our top pick and comes included with an HDMI cable and an RCA cable. If you don't need the wireless subwoofer, this is our budget pick.
This is the best wireless speaker we found for Sony's latest sound bar. It sounded great in our tests and looks really good, too. Its wireless range is relatively short, so you might want to mount it or place it on speakers if your TV is on the other side of the room.
The Sony HT-G700 is our current top overall pick. It delivers on sound, looks, and features, and it's one of the cheapest soundbars we found.