For those looking for a soundbar to enhance their home entertainment experience, a budget of Rs 20,000 is a good starting point. At the sub 20k price point you get a good set of options when it comes to features and performance of a soundbar. You can expect a host of connectivity options, a wireless subwoofer and even some classy design. Some even offer HDMI pass through along with HDMI ARC support. If you are looking for the best soundbar under Rs 20,000 then you can check out this list. We haven’t reviewed all the soundbars in this list and have made it based on features and specifications offered. This list is in no particular order
The Sony HT-S20R is a 5.1 setup where the front centre, left and right speakers are in the soundbar and you have separate satellite speakers for left and right surround sound. The S20R also has a subwoofer and all the speakers connect at the back of the subwoofer. For connectivity options, the soundbar has HDMI ARC, aux, optical, 3.5mm and USB in addition to Bluetooth. It has a total output of 400W. The S20R is a good option for those looking for a soundbar cum home theatre on a budget.
The Sony HT-S350 brings with it a host of connectivity options including HDMI ARC, optical and Bluetooth. It is a 2.1 setup and can wirelessly connect to some Bravia TVs. The TV comes with a simple, easy to use remote control. It also boasts of Sony’s S-Force PRO technology. The subwoofer connects wirelessly to the soundbar. The soundbar comes with 7 different sound modes.
The Philips HTL3320 is a 2.1 soundbar with 300W of sound output. It comes with a dedicated centre channel for clearer dialogue output. The subwoofer and soundbar connect wirelessly to one another. The front of a soundbar has a metal grill. The soundbar can also be wall-mounted. The soundbar comes with optical input and HDMI ARC to connect to the TV. It also supports Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well.
The Pioneer SBX-301 has a total sound output of 145W. The soundbar comes with 3 listening modes - Music, Movie, News. In addition to Bluetooth and USB, the TV also brings with it HDMI ARC, AUX In, Optical In and Line In connectivity options.
The LG SJ3 brings with it 300W of power along with a wireless subwoofer. The soundbar can be wall-mounted or kept on the table. It also comes with a bunch of sound presets which can be changed based on the type of content you are consuming. For connectivity, the soundbar supports Bluetooth, Optical, USB and AUX. You get a remote control in the box but if you have an LG TV, you can control the soundbar with the LG TV remote control.
The Edifier B7 CineSound features a wireless soundbar. In terms of connectivity, the soundbar features aux-in, Line-in, Coaxial, Optical and Bluetooth. It also comes with a remote control in the box.
The Dell stereo soundbar is for those that want a soundbar setup for their monitor but don't want to go the conventional route as it would be overkill for a monitor. This soundbar has a plug and play setup and is powered via USB. it also comes with a headphones port for in case you need a personal listening experience and don’t want to disturb those around you.
The JBL SB 130 has 110W of sound output. The soundbar and subwoofer have a wired connection. In addition to optical and HDMI, the soundbar also supports Bluetooth connectivity. The soundbar also comes with a simple, easy to use remote control. It also has physical controls on the soundbar. Once connected via ARC, you can control the soundbar from the comfort of the TV remote control.
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