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Want to know how we picked the best channel sound bar on the market? It was not easy: we considered such aspects as price, material, selection of colors, and many more characteristics. We tried to cover every important detail, but if you think we missed something — let us know about it!

We have finally completed our rating list of the best channel sound bar. Check the top list below to quickly choose the right channel sound bar for your needs.

Our Pick: Top 9 Channel Sound Bar of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. Amazonbasics 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar
Designed to deliver best audio quality when used with televisions less than 42 inches.
Amazonbasics 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar
4.8
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2. Vizio Sb3821-c6 38-inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar
Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in the room.
Vizio Sb3821-c6 38-inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar
4.5
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3. Vizio Sb2920-c6 29-inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar (Most Durable)
Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger.
Vizio Sb2920-c6 29-inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
4.3
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4. Vizio Sb3820-c6 38-inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar (Best Transitional Design)
Deep bass modules provides added bass without the need for an external subwoofer.
Vizio Sb3820-c6 38-inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
4.3
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5. Samsung 2.1 Channel 300 Watt Sound Bar (Best Lightweight)
Supports bluetooth wireless streaming from connected mobile devices.
Samsung 2.1 Channel 300 Watt Sound Bar
3.8
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6. Vizio Sb3831-d0 38-inch 3.1 Channel Soundbar
Download the vizio smart cast app2 to turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful touchscreen remote.
Vizio Sb3831-d0 38-inch 3.1 Channel Soundbar
3.5
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7. Soundbar (Easiest to Adjust)
Seamless streaming from bluetooth-enabled devices to deliver exceptional sound quality, up to 33 feet.
Soundbar
3.3
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8. Sound Bar
Wired and wireless connection ~ more than just wired connection with aux\optical\usb input modes, stream your music wirelessly with powerful built-in bluetooth.
Sound Bar
3.3
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9. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1ch 400w 45 Sound Bar (Best to Use Right Away)
Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism with exclusive surround effects tweeters, 5 individually sealed speaker chambers and 5 dsp chipsets.
Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1ch 400w 45 Sound Bar
3.3
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Style
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
AmazonBasics SB20 31.2 x 2.7 x 2.6 inches 5.35 pounds
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3 sound modes: standard for tv programs, news for more intelligible dialog, and movie for optimized soundtracks. Note: please refer the user manual from the technical specification before use. Dual full-range stereo speakers for powerful audio; up to 90 db of expansive audio and crystal-clear sound. Bluetooth technology offers seamless streaming from bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, tablet, or computer. 31-inch 2.0 channel sound bar with remote control (not compatible with universal or tv remotes). Designed to deliver best audio quality when used with televisions less than 42 inches.

 

 
Pros
31-inch 2.0 channel sound bar
Dual full-range stereo speakers
3 sound modes
Cons
It is impeccable!
 

How to find out whether is channel sound bar that I am buying is good?

Marketplace provides a myriad of convenient features to help you compare and choose channel sound bar. It also aggregates thousands of reviews from people all over the world. Always read them before choosing a channel sound bar!

 

 
№ 2. Vizio Sb3821-c6 38-inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
VIZIO SB3821-C6 38 x 3 x 3 inches 18.08 pounds
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Please refer the help & troubleshooting tips provided in the user manual below. Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in the room. Wireless remote for convenient volume, input and audio controls. Wireless subwoofer range approximately 60 feet line of sight from sound bar. Enjoy 100 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger with built-in bluetooth. Premium audio with dolby digital decoding, plus dts truvolume and dts audio post processing.

 

 
Pros
Premium audio
Wireless remote
Wireless subwoofer adds rich bass from anywhere in
Cons
There are many better options on the market.
Use this product with a protective cover unless you want to break it.
 

What are the risks of buying a channel sound bar online?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a channel sound bar since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
VIZIO SB2920-C6 29 x 3 x 3 inches 6.75 pounds
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Easy upgrade that boosts sound with a powerful punch. 95 db of room-filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Sound bar frequency: 70 hz 19 khz. Premium audio with dts studio soundtm, dts tru volume tm and dts trusurroundtm. Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger. Easy setup – connect the sound bar to your tv using one of the included cables. Refer user manual for troubleshooting steps.

 

 
Pros
Premium audio
Easy upgrade
Cons
Does not offer enough length.
 

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
VIZIO SB3820-C6 38 x 3 x 3 inches 8.55 pounds
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100 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Sound pressure level measured using pink noise at 1 meter, c-weighted. Total harmonic distortion calculated as electrical measurement of amplifier distortion. Premium audio with dolby digital, dts studio soundtm, dts tru volume tm, dts trusurroundtm. Built-in bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger. Stylish and compact – the perfect complement to any small to medium size hdtv. Installation: table top and wall-mountable. Deep bass modules provides added bass without the need for an external subwoofer.

 

 
Pros
Deep bass modules provides added bass without
Premium audio
Sound pressure level measured using pink noise at 1 meter
Cons
You will have to learn using it.
 

 

 
№ 5. Samsung 2.1 Channel 300 Watt Sound Bar with Wireless Active Subwoofer Home Theater System
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Samsung HW-KM45C 2.6 x 37.7 x 2.3 inches 19.1 pounds
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Wireless active subwoofer – wireless active subwoofer enhances your tv experience and provides thundering bass when you’re watching your favorite movies and shows. Adds powerful bass from anywhere in the room and gives you a truly rich sound experience. Hdmi – connect your tv and audio systems for higher quality audio and a better entertainment experience when watching your favorite movies, shows and sports. The hdmi connection transmits digital video and audio over a single cable. Slim metal design – slim metal design complements any decor. Simple setup without the need for wires allows for a clean, polished look. Bluetooth wireless – supports bluetooth wireless streaming from connected mobile devices.

Sound share – sound share eliminates the need for a wired connection between your tv and audio bar. Plug the main bar and the subwoofer into ac power and follow the directions to wirelessly connect the sound bar to select samsung tvs.

 

 
Pros
Wireless active subwoofer
Slim metal design
Sound share
Bluetooth wireless
Cons
It is too expensive.
It is inconvenient.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
VIZIO SB3831-D0 38.2 x 3 x 3.1 inches 19.65 pounds
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With chromecast built-in, stream your favorite tunes from your phone to your vizio smart cast sound bar. Simply tap the cast button from apps you already know and love. Experience higher quality audio streaming over your home s wi-fi network, without interruptions from phone calls or texts compared to bluetooth. Download the vizio smart cast app2 to turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful touchscreen remote. Control multiple vizio smart cast sound bars or speakers from anywhere in your home. Three channel sound bar and included wireless subwoofer deliver incredible audio performance: 101 db of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion.

Cast for as long as you want without draining the battery in your mobile device.

 

 
Pros
Three channel sound bar
With chromecast built-in
Cons
Not enough value for such a high price.
 

 

 
№ 7. Soundbar, Megacra Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio Speakers for Tv(40 Watt, 28 Inch, 4 Speakers, 3 Audio Modes, Bass and Treble Adjustable, Dual Connection Ways, Wall Mountable)
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
MEGACRA S7020 28 x 3.2 x 2.9 inches 6.3 pounds
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Bluetooth 4.0 connection: seamless streaming from bluetooth-enabled devices to deliver exceptional sound quality, up to 33 feet. 28-inch 40 watt 2.0 channel audio sound bar: it has 4 high quality speakers and 2 bass reflex tubes. Dsp technology: with integrated dsp ( movie/music/news ) technology for amazing clarity and precision. Easy connect with your flat tv/tablet/computer: including optical, coaxial, rca(white & red), usb input. What in the box: bluetooth sound bar, user’s manual, optical cable, rca to 3.5mm cable, wall mount.

 

 
Pros
Easy connect
28-inch 40 watt 2.0 channel audio sound bar
Dsp technology
Bluetooth 4.0 connection
Cons
Cannot be used as a universal product.
It is more expensive than the most of similar product on the market.
 

 

 
№ 8. Sound Bar, Bluetooth Soundbar Audio Tv Speaker, Wired and Wireless Connection, 29.5-inches 2.0 Channel Home Theatre Sound System with 50 Watts Speakers, Aux Optical Usb Bt Input Modes
 

Style
2/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
AwesomeWare 29.5 x 3.1 x 2.8 inches 4.25 pounds
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2×25 watts 2.0 channel bluetooth sound bar ~ not only are there 2 x 25 watts speakers and digital amplifier but also with dsp built inside. 2.0 channel home theatre sound system can provide you a loud and clear surround audio experience in the bedroom and living room. Easy to control and operate ~ infrared remote control displays different modes through different colored led lights. Much easier for users to operate. Excellent tv speakers ~ it s an excellent sound bar to improve your tv sound. Give you a better sound quality for watching movies, listening music and playing video games. Wired and wireless connection ~ more than just wired connection with aux\optical\usb input modes, stream your music wirelessly with powerful built-in bluetooth.

 

 
Pros
Excellent tv speakers ~ it s an excellent sound bar
Cons
Comes only in one size.
 

 

 
№ 9. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1ch 400w 45 Sound Bar with 8 Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers
 

Style
4/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Nakamichi SHOCKWAFE PRO 45.5 x 3.3 x 3 inches 34 pounds
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Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism with exclusive surround effects tweeters.5 individually sealed speaker chambers and 5 dsp chipsets. With unprecedented acoustic wideness and true-to-life clarity, bring your favorite entertainment alive with dsp eq modes. Experience unparalleled design with an expanded 45″ width and all available cutting edge connectivity options, the perfect surround sound complements for large hdtvs. Connectivity options include: hdmi with 4k pass thru in x 2, tv hdmi (arc), analog audio input, optical input, usb, and bluetooth. Only units purchased from nakamichi llc nov 2017 or later are guaranteed to be equipped with the latest firmware v1.4+, dual ir remote control + hardware enhancements. New features include improved center channel vocals, compatibility with dolby truehd and dolby digital plus (dd+) contents, improved audio resolution when played through bluetooth, cec enabled, upmixing of 2.0 content to 5.1, and increased volume on satellite speakers (can be adjusted).

Get ready to be blown away by 400 watts of room-filling sound, powered by 11 perfectly tuned speaker drivers that deliver up to 104db of crystal clear sound, and an 8″ wireless subwoofer that produces ground shaking bass that will rumble as low as 35hz. Meet shockwafe, nakamichi’s reference series sound bar in a return to its original, high end heritage.

 

 
Pros
Immerse yourself in superior 7.1 channel surround realism
Experience unparalleled design
Meet shockwafe
Cons
Can only be used by one person at a time.
The cover looks like it will not last for long.
 

What should be my main choice criteria when buying a channel sound bar?

One of the most important factor of any channel sound bar is its material. It has to be durable and easy to clean. If you want to find a channel sound bar that will serve you for many years, you will have to buy an expensive model made out of the best materials.

Should I get a channel sound bar with a lifetime warranty?

Every manufacturer offer various warranty terms. Some companies sell channel sound barwith a lifetime warranty, while the others only offer one-year or two-year protection. The cheapest models usually do not have any warranties at all. We think that five-year warranty is more than enough for the most channel sound bar.

How expensive should a good channel sound bar be?

Obviously, a good channel sound bar cannot be very cheap. If you want to buy a decent product, you should not be trying to save money on it. We recommend you to order the best models from our list of the best channel sound barif you can afford it.

How to get a refund for a channel sound bar?

Shop has a customer-friendly return policy, which means that you will not have any difficulties returning your money. If there is something wrong with your channel sound bar, you only need to contact the customer support and ask for a refund. However, you should carefully read the item’s description before buying a channel sound bar.

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