Soundbars with Dolby Atmos surround sound

By Dhriti Datta | Published on 25 Feb 2020
Soundbars with Dolby Atmos surround sound
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The perfect home theatre setup is incomplete without a thundering sound system which brings users much closer to the movie theatre experience right from the comfort of their homes. Dolby Atmos is an acclaimed surround sound technology which is popular amongst most audio/visual enthusiasts. Contrary to traditional surround sound systems, where the audio is assigned to a specific channel, all sounds in a Dolby Atmos setup exist as independent objects. This ultimately means that the technology can direct sound in a more accurate manner. Let’s look at some capable Dolby Atmos soundbars that allow you to bring the movie theatre experience to your home.

Sony HT-X8500

The Sony HT-X8500 is considered a great purchase amongst audio enthusiasts since rival Dolby Atmos soundbars usually sell for much more. This is a 2.1 Ch soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos and Sony’s unique Vertical Sound Engine technology. Working together, these technologies create a convincing illusion of a wraparound dynamic sound. Users will also get the sense of expanded height as well as width, which aids immersiveness. The internal subwoofer produces some beastly bass response with ample enthusiasm. The soundbar is a great value for money purchase owing to how good it sounds.

JBL Bar 2.1

The JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar is a feature-laden one since it comes with wireless Bluetooth streaming, adjustable sound/listening modes and even a nifty remote. It is the more affordable version of the exorbitant JBL Bar 3.1 and it offers a lot for the price. The soundbar is quite powerful sporting a frequency range of 40Hz to 20,000Hz and the wireless subwoofer is relatively strong as well. The speaker has good sound quality with deep lows, crisp highs and overall clean audio. If you are not satisfied with the sound signature, you can adjust the bass or listening modes as well, giving you granular control over the soundbar.

Yamaha YAS-109

If you want to have a relatively good experience without spending too much of your toiled-for money, the Yamaha YAS-109 soundbar is a good choice. The soundbar, sporting two 30W speakers and a 60W built-in subwoofer, outputs a relatively balanced sound output for good film-viewing experience. It also keeps the bass in check to ensure that it doesn’t veil the dialogues when watching a movie. With the built-in Alexa support, you can ask the assistant to play songs on Spotify, listen to the latest news, set timers, and much more. It even sports Bluetooth connectivity and comes with a compact remote controller as well.

Blaupunkt SBW02 100W

The German brand, Blaupunkt, has developed the Blaupunkt SBWO2 100W soundbar which is one of the most value for money soundbar purchases in the market. It features powerful sound since it is a 100W soundbar and even comes with a wired subwoofer which delivers thumping, albeit slightly overpowered, bass. The soundbar’s sound signature can be customised as well since it hosts an array of sound modes suitable for particular use-cases. These modes include Music, Movie, News and even 3D. Additionally, it gives you the flexibility of options for connectivity since it supports HDMI ARC, Optical IN, USB, Aux and even Bluetooth.

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