Now that Smart TVs are becoming the norm, more and more OEMs are bringing home TVs with 4K support. 4K translates to 3840x2160-pixel resolution, which means that the images from such TVs are far crisper experience than those that do not support 4K. With HDR support, content on TVs looks more vivid and immersive. Now, not every one can chuck their existing TVs in favour of a 4K enabled one on a lark, but does that mean that you should miss out on a great viewing experience? Of course not! Soundbars with 4K support are not only compatible with your existing TV, but when you upgrade to a 4K TV, they are all ready to support the format. These soundbars bring with them 4K passthrough and some of them also support HDR. They are the perfect solution for people who want a better viewing experience coupled with better sound without having to spend a bomb.
The Sony HT-Z9F Cinematic 5.1Ch Soundbar is equipped with HDCP 2.2, which is the 4K feature that enhances the picture quality while also offering amplified sound. The soundbar is equipped with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X decoding, and Sony’s Vertical Sound Engine, a combination that should offer good sound quality that matches the picture. It’s also worth noting that this soundbar comes with S-Force PRO Front Surround, which should help emulate the experience of a home theatre, adding to the audio-visual experience of watching something with the bar on. The soundbar supports 4K HDR passthrough, including support for Dolby Vision. It also supports eARC.
The JBL SB450 Powerful Ultra-HD Wireless Soundbar is compatible with 4K televisions and can function as a good companion to the same. Additionally, you can use any of the three HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 video inputs to connect it to any device and create the 4K system with ease. It comes with a wireless subwoofer with a 200W output that can deliver deep bass, thus enhancing the audio experience. The soundbar comes with JBL’s Soundshift technology, which lets you seamlessly switch between sounds from different devices as per your needs. As a result, you can do away with the hassles of pairing or reconnecting different devices each time you want to use the soundbar for something other than the TV itself.
If you’re looking for a soundbar that makes listening to music, changing settings, and switching between devices easy, then the Yamaha YAS-209 Sound Bar perfectly fits the bill for you. This is because this soundbar comes with built-in Alexa, which lets you control everything easily, including your smart home devices. Apart from this, it comes with a wireless subwoofer that you can place anywhere to enjoy a great audio experience with good bass. It comes with a Clear Voice feature, which helps enhance dialogues and voices, making this not only a good option for cinephiles, but also people looking for a good speaker system for their ageing parents. The DTS Virtual:X 3D surround sound will ensure that the room is filled with sounds and you can enjoy an immersive experience.
The Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar is another good option for people looking for soundbars that support 4K pass-through. Apart from enhancing the video of connected devices, this soundbar can enhance audio quite well, thanks to the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and the dual subwoofers. The biggest advantage of this soundbar is that you can enjoy an immersive audio-video experience with minimal equipment cluttering up your space.