Best Cheap Soundbar Deals: Grab a new soundbar and take your home cinema experience to the next level in 2020.
This is no time to be taking any reckless trips outside. Not when the days are such short and cold affairs.
Our recommendation: hole up with a bunch of good films and boxsets until the Spring rolls around. But wait – what is that awful tinny racket?
Ah yes. It’s your TV. You see, while the latest 4K television sets might look the part, their audio output really doesn’t sound the part. There’s quite a disconnect here.
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Don’t worry. Do not adjust your TV set. It can’t help sounding terrible.
Modern TVs simply lack the physical depth necessary to create decent sound. They’re not built that way, and they need a little external assistance.
Thankfully, correcting your TV’s sub-par audio is a simple matter of plugging in a soundbar. Once you’ve done so, you’ll probably forget you even have one, as they’re designed to sit anonymously in front of your television.
Don’t worry if you had ambitions to hook your TV in to a full surround sound system. You can still do that with a soundbar, but it won’t require a massive rewiring job.
It’s possible to buy 5.1 and 7.1 soundbar systems, and the additional satellite speakers and subwoofer will be wireless.
The determining factor when shopping for a new soundbar won’t be quality or even form factor – it’ll be price. Thankfully, we’re here to provide the latest soundbar deals, so you’ll be getting the utmost value for your money.
All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. If you spot a deal you want, be sure to snap it up before it goes.
Best Amazon Soundbar Deals
Amazon’s range of soundbars is extensive, whether they’re coming direct from the online retail giant or from one of its third party partners. As always with Amazon, you can get some absolute steals if you shop smart. Download the Keepa browser extension to check the price history of your purchase.
Best John Lewis Soundbar Deals
John Lewis isn’t in the healthiest place right now, but it remains a great source of high-end technology. Its soundbar range is far from exhaustive, but it does feature some appealing premium models, and it’ll often reduce its prices quite dramatically when it wants to clear out some stock. There’s no arguing with the company’s 2 year guarantee either.
Best John Lewis Soundbar Deals
This classy bundle gets you a complete wireless 5.1 surround set at a discounted price.
A solid 2.1 soundbar, and you can claim a chunk of money back with this John Lewis offer.
Best Currys PC World Soundbar Deals
Anyone who’s ever visited a Currys PC World store will know that it’s arguably the best high street retailer for getting hands on with a large range of stock. That pays off with its online business too, as they tend to have a large number of soundbars ready to ship.
Best Currys PC World Black Friday Soundbar Deals
Awarded 4/5 stars in our review, this LG soundbar set-up will instantly improve the entertainment in your home with a wireless subwoofer to boot, as well as Dolby Atmos capabilities.
This lingering Black tag offer gives you a solid Sony soundbar and wireless sub with a combined 350W output half-price.
Best Argos Soundbar Deals
Are you intent on spending no more than £100 on your new soundbar? Then Argos is a solid choice. The highstreet favourite tends to focus on the entry level of the soundbar market, to the point where it often has models that the other major retailers don’t grant much shelf space to.
Best Argos Soundbar Deals
You won’t find many cheaper soundbars than this from such a reputable brand, featuring Dolby sound technology, DTS and Bluetooth.
A well-priced and punchy 2.1 soundbar with a wireless sub and virtual surround sound.
Best eBay Soundbar Deals
Don’t discount eBay from your soundbar shopping consideration. Alongside its countless private sales, the online marketplace also offers a storefront to established retailers. This is where you’ll often find their discounted outgoing stock and refurbished units.
Best eBay Black Friday Soundbar Deals
A very good price for this monster of a soundbar, which supplies a strong surround sound effect without the need for extra speakers.
Which soundbar is right for you?
As we mentioned in the intro, you don’t really get a lot of variation when it comes to the form factor of your soundbar. They’re long and thin by definition.
Unless you’re talking about the soundbase, that is. As the name suggests, a soundbase is a flatter speaker with a large surface area and a reinforced body, so you can literally rest your TV on top of it. But most people will opt for a soundbar.
What you really need to consider is how good you want your soundbar to sound, and how much money you’re willing to pay for it. At a basic level you can count on stereo sound from any bog standard soundbar. But then you get into 2.1 sound, which introduces a separate sub for meatier bass.
After that you’re getting into 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound territory. These soundbar sets add wireless satellite speakers that must be positioned around the viewing area for a more cinematic experience.
Allied to this are the various cinematic audio standards, such as Dolby Atmos. If you’re angling for a true home cinema setup, keep an eye out for such advanced features when shopping for your soundbar.
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