TVs today are getting slimmer and slimmer and when you are looking to pick up a TV, especially on a budget, one of the biggest compromises is with the sound output of the TV. Most budget TVs today have two 10W speakers which get the job done for everyday TV viewing but if you want an immersive movie-watching experience or if you want to enjoy gaming on the TV, then you will have to invest in a soundbar. A soundbar not only enhances your TV viewing experience but also doubles up as a speaker for you to enjoy music on as well. If you are on a tight budget, then worry not. We list the best soundbar that you can get for a budget of Rs 5000. Just so you know, we haven't reviewed most of these soundbars so we are listing them based on their features and specifications.
Xiaomi as a company has a reputation of disrupting the segment in which it launches a product. We have seen the company do this with smartphones and TVs. Xiaomi did the same with the launch of the Mi Soundbar. Put simply, the soundbar has very good sound reproduction for the price and has elegant looks as well. It has a good array of audio input options. The only downside is the absence of a remote control. It may lack a subwoofer, but the soundbar packs enough of a punch to make up for the lacklustre audio coming from your TV.
The Portronics Sound Slick II boasts of 40W of power and the soundbar also comes with remote control. It has Bluetooth connectivity along with AUX-IN and USB. The soundbar weighs a mere 1.8 kgs and has a metal + plastic construction. It can be wall-mounted or placed on a tabletop. The soundbar does not come with a subwoofer.
The F&D E200 is a simple soundbar and just like the Mi Soundbar, does not come with a subwoofer. The speaker comes with 2 full-range drivers. It also comes with a 2600mAh battery which means that apart from working as a soundbar for the TV, you can carry it along with you and use it as Bluetooth speaker. To compensate for the lack of a subwoofer, the soundbar has passive radiators to compensate for the low frequency.
The Creative Stage Air does not come with a subwoofer and has a 3.5mm along with USB input and Bluetooth connectivity. It can work as your first soundbar for your PC or a small TV. It also has physical controls on the side. It also works wirelessly giving you up to 6 hours of playback. The soundbar weighs 912 grams.
The Zebronics Zeb-Juke Bar 5 is a soundbar that comes with a subwoofer. The subwoofer has a 5-inch driver. The soundbar also comes with a remote control. The soundbar also has an LED display to show you information like the source. All the connectivity options are at the back of the soundbar. For connectivity the soundbar gas Bluetooth, USB, SD card, FM, aux input and a port to connect your TV via 3.5mm cable. The soundbar has a claimed frequency response of 35Hz-20kHz.
The iBall Cinebar 100 is a 2.1 setup and comes with a remote control. It has a sound output of 80W. When it comes to connectivity options, the soundbar has Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Optical and Coaxial. The display on the TV shows you the current source.
The Thomson SBW10 soundbar has a sound output of 80W. The soundbar has a small footprint and is accompanied by a subwoofer as well. When it comes to connectivity options the soundbar has USB, Bluetooth and AUX-In. The soundbar comes with 4 modes - Music, Movie, News and 3D. It also comes with a remote control.
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