The best soundbars you can buy in 2020 | Bose, Sonos, Vizio, Yamaha

The best soundbars you can buy in 2020 | Bose, Sonos, Vizio, Yamaha

Choosing the right soundbar for your home theater is easy, with a little help. Our comparison of the best soundbars in 2020 includes choices with a variety of features and soundbars for all budgets.

Adding a soundbar is a simple way to elevate your home theater experience and boost the surround sound experience from your TV. Setup vis HDMI ARC is easy, and there are a lot of choices out there depending on how much sound you want for your home theater.

0:00 – Intro
0:47 – Vizio V-Series 5.1
1:30 – Yamaha YAS-209
2:17 – Sonos Beam & Bose Smart Soundbar 300
3:34 – Sonos Arc
4:33 – Bose Soundbar 700
5:14 – Sennheiser AMBEO
6:13 – ZVOX AV157

Vizio V-Series 5.1 – https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/eD3nr
Yamaha YAS-209 – https://amzn.to/3pcwZSz
Sonos Beam – https://amzn.to/38peUL6
Bose Smart Soundbar 300 – https://amzn.to/3peWq5N
Sonos Arc – https://amzn.to/3nbfHnc
Bose Soundbar 700 – https://amzn.to/2Uc98nO
Sennheiser AMBEO – https://bhpho.to/2Gw3h9x
ZVOX AV157 – https://amzn.to/35fexRu

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50 Comments

  1. franzb69 on November 21, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Anything wireless speakers mostly dies within months with connection issues. Don’t buy wireless. Buy wired.



  2. uzishooteruzishooter on November 21, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I picked up a new, old stock Paradigm Soundscape. This thing is a beast!



  3. Go Blue on November 21, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Jbl 9.1 is way better than most of these



  4. Anonymous Troll on November 21, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    There are no samsung soundbars? Even though they have been making some of the best soundbars for some years now? How much credibility do you wanna lose? LOL!



  5. Ben Angel on November 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    No LG? That’s embarrassing



  6. oliver mia on November 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Make best cheap / budget ones.



  7. Andreas Andersson on November 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Doesn’t Sonos Arc have eARC?



  8. Kasper Berg Sørensen on November 21, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    The B&O Stage any day!



  9. Patrick Keene on November 21, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    What are your thoughts on sound bars with integrate subs, specifically the TCL Alto 8i or Yamaha 109? I want a bar to put in a 16×20 child’s play area for Disney+/Netflix Kids and don’t see any real value in an option with an external sub. Just need something to fill the space in the sub $200 range.



  10. LordBugbug on November 21, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    when are yall going to review the Vizio P Series ?? been looking for that!



  11. Ceco Petrov on November 21, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Review without any sound measurements is useless



  12. Andrew Steinhaus on November 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    How about sound bar vs a true 5.1



  13. Monsieur WOLF on November 21, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Hi, the q900t and q950t are not in you classement ?
    Why?



  14. Lane Blount on November 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I have the exact Vizio in the video and I love it. It’s perfectly for movies, gaming, and music. I got it on sale at sams last year for $175



  15. mrJesper a on November 21, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Bose 500??



  16. Calvin Lai on November 21, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Vizio No good. Bose is the best



  17. Nando martinez on November 21, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Why don’t mention Alexa? Is weird this is not tv



  18. Maarten van der Aa on November 21, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    What about Klipsch 600 soundbar??



  19. Kenneth on November 21, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    What about the Roku bar



  20. Choco Drew on November 21, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    I have a vizeo they’re the best and are great



  21. UltraPrimal on November 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Could you do a video like this for actual surround sound systems? I don’t know why it’s so hard to find reviews of actual full surround sound systems. I’m looking to upgrade my little home theatre and I’ve already got my mind set on a LG CX for the TV, but I’m wondering if I should upgrade my surround sound system too. It’s over 15 years old! So it doesn’t have ARC, eARC, or anything. It’s just RCA cables or optical in, which then lead out to the speakers which all use like bare twisty wires that you have pinch this spring mechanism open, stick the wire in, let go, and hope the connection works. It does not seem to be a very modern solution.

    I would like to be able to hook up all my consoles at once and have each of them be capable of taking advantage of the surround sound, and not have to switch wires around. Because the TV I have right now does have an optical audio out port, but it just doesn’t seem to work. So I instead have the optical going straight from my PS4 to the surround sound system. And everything else can only use the TV speakers.



  22. acche2 on November 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I just want a good 3.0 soundbar with subwoofer out



  23. Jason Mehlhoff on November 21, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Hahahaha



  24. Luka Bošnjak on November 21, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Vifa stockholm? Better sound than any of these…



  25. Shane Bigler on November 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Shhhhh, I’ll let you guys in on a secret. A sound bar with surround sound speakers defeats the purpose of a sound bar. True story.



  26. scimitar4211 on November 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    yeah you know what else the Sennheiser AMBEO blew away? my wallet



  27. Björn Schauland on November 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Great Video! 👍



  28. Guns N Gaming on November 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Nakamichi makes the best soundbars hands down.



  29. Josh l on November 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Have i been living under a rock? Who the hell is Visio?



  30. CactoesGel on November 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I am really tempted to get the Ambeo.



  31. Jose Melendez on November 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    What do think about the jbl 9.1



  32. Marko Sadikovic on November 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Earned my Like with asking nicely for it, got my subscribe with "You know who assistant", instead of saying Alexa xD Well played sir.



  33. Frankie Genovese on November 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    You should add Vizio elevate sound bar to the mix. Best sounding sound bar I’ve heard.



  34. Roger Rutten on November 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Just purchased an LG SL10YG on discount for 650 euros, think for that price it should have at least made it on this list. Anyone know of any reason it shouldn’t belong here?



  35. Daniel Bass on November 21, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Why do Americans always say 25 hundred it’s 2,500



  36. emilthomasg on November 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    No Denon?



  37. Antonio Avila on November 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Subscribed sir!



  38. 저아래로날아라 on November 21, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    5:34 can we lift up the TV slightly higher so it doesn’t get blocked by soundbar



  39. Marcus on November 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Where’s the Nakamichi Shockwafe 9.2.4?



  40. 佟伊杰 on November 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    any recommend for desktop computer?



  41. PHILIP BROWN on November 21, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Anyone who knows decent sound would have left off Bose and included JBL,just saying 🙄



  42. kingthomas66 on November 21, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I’m commenting here to say that your thumbnail brought back instant memories of the Maxell "blown away guy" thank you!



  43. Justin Rice on November 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    looking to get a nice tv and sound system … I’ve been using the same 45-47" tv from LG for the last 10 years… Looking at the LG GX and then potentially the Bose 700 Sound Bar and Woofer or if i go crazy with the Sennheiser Ambeo … I’m primarily a movie watcher not music



  44. Gary Battaglia on November 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Always very informative and helpful, awesome job,



  45. Kohn Futner on November 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Mmmm, Sennheiser. Shocked nothing from Samsung/JBL/AKG or Klipsch.



  46. Marcel Christiansen on November 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    What about the Denon Heos Bar (DHT-S716H)?



  47. Yu Chi on November 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I was wondering either Yamahas yas-209 or Bose smart 300 should I go for? Anyone can give me suggestions?



  48. felix cadevilla on November 21, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Does anyone know what type of tv stand is @2:00



  49. curt klein on November 21, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Awesome Video. Would love to see you guys compare the apple HomePod as a TV Soundbar vs the Sonos beam and Bose Soundbar 300.



  50. Vsolcar on November 21, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Sound bars and those styles of systems have disappointed me. Hell, I even spend around 600 for a ONN soundbar, with two speakers and a sub.. damn thing sounded just a bit louder then the speakers from my samsung.😒😒