Best soundbars without an external subwoofer

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 17 Feb 2020
Best soundbars without an external subwoofer

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Subwoofers amplify the bass and sub-bass, extending the sound from the system in the process. So, it’s natural that as a music lover, you want a device that accommodates subwoofers. But, what if we told you that instead of an external subwoofer, you can get by with a single speaker system that has a subwoofer built into its body? This way, not only do you get to enjoy your music the way you like it, but you also get to save space and avoid cluttering up your room with additional devices. Check out these soundbars that have built-in subwoofers.

JBL SB110 Powerful Wireless Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer (110 Watts, 4 Woofers, Dolby Digital Sound)

For starters, the JBL SB110 Powerful Wireless Soundbar is quite the looker. It has a very minimalist and sleek design that allows it to blend into the overall aesthetics of your room, without looking like you’ve placed a clunky device that grabs the attention for all the wrong reasons. Apart from being equipped with a built-in subwoofer, the soundbar pairs the power of Dolby Digital Audio with a 110W sound output. Apart from having an HDMI port that allows you to connect it to your TV, this soundbar also has Bluetooth connectivity, which can help you eliminate your reliance on cables entirely if your TV supports the same. Now, if you’re planning to make the most of this, you can always use the HDMI ARC connectivity for the TV and the Bluetooth for your laptop/smartphone and use it for multiple purposes.

Samsung N300 (with Built-in Woofer) Bluetooth Soundbar (Black, 2.0 Channel)

If you’re looking for the perfect companion for your TV, then the Samsung N300 is a good option to explore. With two built-in woofers and a sound duct, this soundbar can offer deep bass that’s not just ideal for enhancing the audio of your favourite show, but also music. The latter is made possible with the help of a USB 2.0 port that lets you plug in a compatible device that’s filled with all your favourite songs. The Samsung N300 also has Bluetooth connectivity, which means you don’t have to worry about unsightly wires protruding from the device and into the TV. Additionally, if you happen to have a Samsung TV, you can use its remote to control the soundbar. Having said that, don’t think that having a Samsung TV is a must-have when it comes to controlling the device – you can always use the Samsung Audio Remote app on your smartphone for the same.

Bose Solo 5 Soundbar Speakers (Black)

The Bose Solo 5 Soundbar Speakers is practically made for enhancing your TV viewing experience, because it comes with a dialogue mode that aims to make every syllable stand out, ensuring you don’t miss a single thing that's said. This makes the soundbar a good option not just for cinephiles, but also for people looking for a good speaker system for their aged parents who may find it a little hard to hear dialogues properly. The Bose Solo 5 Soundbar comes with a universal remote that can be used to control the device along with the TV and Bluetooth connections. The speaker connectivity comes in three forms – wires, Bluetooth, and WiFi, giving you a world of options when you’re trying to connect multiple devices.

Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and Built-in subwoofers – Black

The Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar is equipped with Sony’s Vertical Sound Engine along with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and built-in subwoofers that should ensure good sound quality. One of the things that makes this a good product to consider is the metal punched-in grilles on the body of the soundbar as they add a nice aesthetic touch to the device, ensuring a new overall design sense of the room you place it in. You can use Bluetooth to pair the device with your smartphone or tablet to listen to music, and your smart TV to enhance your binge-watching experience. The Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar also offers a few distinct modes to offer different types of sound ranges that match with what you are viewing, for instance Game Mode, Sports Mode, and News Mode.


Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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