Best soundbars with surround speakers

Best soundbars with surround speakers

Digit Expert | 27 Jan 2020

Nothing beats the effects of surround sound, especially when you’re playing a great game. While home theatre systems were extremely popular in the past, now, most audiophiles and cinephiles turn towards soundbars to enhance their audio experience. With sleek designs, minimal clutter, and all the effects that one associates with a traditional home theatre system, soundbars are a great modern option that you can place anywhere in your home. Now, if you’re looking for a device that can deliver surround sound, then these are some of the top options to choose from.

Sony HT-RT3 Real 5.1ch Dolby Digital Soundbar Home Theatre System

The Sony HT-RT3 Real 5.1ch Dolby Digital Soundbar is a good option to explore if you’re looking for soundbars that offer surround sound. Equipped with features such as ClearAudio+, 5.1 sound, an output of 600W and a 3-channel front speaker setup, you can certainly expect good sound quality no matter what you are watching. The soundbar has a S Master digital amp that is particularly good for watching movies and should deliver pure sounds. It comes with two rear speakers that help create a wide frequency audio response, ensuring that the whole room is filled with crystal-clear sounds once placed optimally. The soundbar also has an external subwoofer that enhances the bass really well and makes sure that your audio experience is a good one.

JBL Bar 5.1 Powerful 4K UHD Soundbar with Wireless Surround Speakers (510 Watts, 8 Woofers, Dolby Digital DTS, Red Dot Design Award Winner)

The JBL Bar 5.1 is equipped not only with JBL Surround Sound, but also 510W of power, Dolby Digital Pro Logic II and DTS. This combination should ensure that the soundbar delivers clear, pure sounds along with a good range. However, having said that, the highlight feature of this soundbar is the 10-inch wireless subwoofer that you can strategically place in your room to optimise the effects of its punchy bass. The JBL Bar 5.1 Powerful 4K UHD Soundbar comes with three HDMI ports that allow easy connectivity, along with compatibility with 4K devices and Bluetooth connectivity, which makes this a versatile device that you can pair with different gadgets to enjoy sounds across a range of entertainment mediums. The surround speakers can be attached to the main bar to give you a simple soundbar experience and can be detached and used as surround speakers when you want an immersive 5.1 experience. With a clean design aesthetic, this soundbar won’t stick out like a sore thumb in your room. However, if you’re worried about the same, you can easily mount it on the wall, right under the TV.

Sony HT-Z9F Cinematic 5.1Ch Soundbar and Wireless Surround Speakers (SA- Z9R) with Dolby Atmos and High Res Sound (Wireless Subwoofer, Bluetooth Connectivity, Built-in Wi-Fi)

The Sony HT-Z9F Cinematic 5.1Ch Soundbar comes with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, which should ensure that the device delivers a decent sound range. With Sony’s Vertical Sound Engine and the S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound, you can expect sound that fills the room and offers an immersive experience. If you want a soundbar that pairs well with your Smart TV, this soundbar can prove to be a decent choice as it is compatible with 4K HDR products, which can ensure that you enjoy a dynamic sound range with good clarity. It also supports eARC and 4K HDR passthrough for those looking for the options.

With Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, this soundbar also brings you a ton of convenience, as all you need to do is ask for what you’d like.

Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR True 5.1 Home Theatre Sound Bar and Wireless Rear Surround Sound System – Black

The Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR True 5.1 Home Theatre Sound Bar offers true 5.1 Wireless Surround Sound. It comes with an efficient seven-driver setup, two Polk SR1 wireless speakers that you can place anywhere in the room, and a wireless subwoofer that’s designed to amplify the bass. With these speakers in place, you can expect to gain multidimensional sound, which is only heightened by the Patented Polk SDA Surround Technology. Also, when you’re watching television, you don’t have to worry about missing any dialogue thanks to the Polk VoiceAdjust Technology that lets you customise the voice volumes.

Finally, this soundbar also has a built-in Google Chromecast, which lets you stream songs from multiple apps from your smartphone to the soundbar for a convenient listening experience. 


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