Bluetooth is everywhere nowadays. We use this wireless technology standard to listen to music while working out, studying, playing games, and, with one of our favorite wireless soundbars, you can enjoy the ultimate home theater experience without any annoying wires that you would need to meticulously hide behind your furniture unless you are okay with giving your living room a distinctly cyberpunkish vibe.
Best Wireless Soundbar
|Yamaha||Yamaha YSP-5600 Music Cast Sound Bar||1599.95|
|Sonos||Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar||699|
|Bose||Bose Solo 5 Soundbar||249|
|Pyle||Pyle 300 Watt Bluetooth Soundbar||117.27|
|AmazonBasics||AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar||94.99|
Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar
Designed to complement your HDTV, the Sonos PLAYBAR TV soundbar combines sleek design with high-fidelity sound. It features 9 amplified drivers—6 mid-woofers and 3 tweeters—for an awe-inspiring listening experience. No HDTV on the market sounds nearly as good as this soundbar.
The PLAYBAR TV soundbar features several useful sound enhancements that you can activate to enhance the audio quality and clarity of movies and TV shows. The Speech Enhancement option sends dialog directly to the center channel, making it stand out more. The Night Sound option boosts quiet sounds while lowering the overall volume—a feature you and your spouse will immediately fall in love with.
The setup is remarkably simple: just connect the soundbar to your TV using an optical cable and then to your home network using Wi-Fi. Unless your Wi-Fi router really sucks, you should be able to stream music from your iOS device from every room in your house or apartment. The PLAYBAR TV also connects to most popular online streaming services, so you’ll always have some to listen to.
Yamaha YSP-5600 Music Cast Soundbar
Please, don’t ask us how Yamaha has managed to fit 46 speaker drivers into this slim, 7.1. 2-channel multi-dimensional sound—we have no idea. But that’s okay because it’s the sound that matters to us. And let us tell you: the YSP-5600 music soundbar sounds amazing.
It features Yahama’s exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X listening experiences, and it also includes HDMI inputs with 4K Ultra HD pass-through and HDCP 2.2. With the MusicCast technology, you can wirelessly stream music to every room in your home.
When listening to music using the Yamaha YSP-5600 soundbar, you really feel as if you were surrounded by multiple large speakers. This is possible because each speaker is controlled by individual delay times and is driven with its own independent amplifier circuit, according to Yamaha.
All this technology isn’t cheap. In fact, the YSP-5600 costs over $1,500. But that’s comparable or even less than most true surround sound systems, and the form-factor of his soundbar is infinitely more convenient.
Pyle 300 Watt Bluetooth Soundbar
An affordable 300-watt Bluetooth soundbar with excellent connectivity and crisp sound? We’re listening. The Pyle PSBV200BT soundbar is the top model belonging to a range of versatile Bluetooth soundbars known for their impressive value and fantastic reliability.
You can easily connect it to your iOS device via Bluetooth and stream music from your iTunes library or from any music streaming app installed on your smartphone or tablet. The soundbar even has a built-in SD card memory and USB connectivity. You can create your own party mix and keep it on a flash drive so you can make your friends cringe at your taste in music every time you decide to throw a party.
Bose Solo 5 Soundbar
Bose’s range of Bluetooth audio listening devices is legendary at this point. Every time they release a new product, the audio enthusiasts from around the world are watching in anticipation, always ready to point out any flaws.
So, when Bose releases a product which receives nothing but praise, you know it’s worth your money. The Bose Solo 5 TV soundbar is a compact soundbar designed to bring clarity to your audio. Its speaker drivers are positioned in such a way that you can install the soundbar virtually anywhere without degrading its sound quality. Bose sells an optional wall mount, allowing you to install the soundbar directly above or below your HDTV.
Included with the Solo 5 is a universal remote that you can use to control your Blu-ray player, Bluetooth devices, and gaming systems.
AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Soundbar
The AmazonBasics range of electronic devices delivers excellent quality at affordable prices, and the AmazonBasics 2.1 channel Bluetooth soundbar with a built-in subwoofer is no exception. At 31.5”, this soundbar is as wide as most HDTVs, but it sounds much better than any built-in TV speaker drivers we’ve ever listened to.
You can connect it your iOS device via Bluetooth v2.1, and the soundbar supports EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) for a range of up to 10 meters and seamless pairing.
Hidden under the protective front cover are two 10-watt speakers and one 16-watt subwoofer. Together, they deliver a total RMS power of 36W with only 1% THD (total harmonic distortion). The included remote control lets you switch between 3 listening profiles to customize the sound of the soundbar to your preferences.