TOP 5: Best Soundbar 2020

TOP 5: Best Soundbar 2020

►Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL – Best Value Per Dollar Soundbar
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►Bose Soundbar 500 – Great Overall Soundbar
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►Sonos Beam – Best Soundbar for Small Spaces
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►NS 300 Soundbar – Best Budget Soundbar
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►Samsung HW-Q90R – Best Premium Soundbar
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Gone are the days of bulky television sound systems. Soundbars take up less space and are much easier to install. With so many different choices out there, it is not always easy to figure out which soundbar is best for you.

In this video, we’ll be comparing the 5 best soundbars that are designed for different kinds of users. We will take into account sound quality, size, features, and price; so you can decide which is best for you. All the products on our list were selected based on their own inherent strengths and features..

We’ll be comparing the Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL, Bose Soundbar 500, Sonos Beam, NS 300 Soundbar, and the Samsung HW-Q90R; which are all great options if you’re in the market for a soundbar.

We’ll break down which soundbar is best for you, and what you can expect to get in return for your money. We’ll help you decide if one of the models on our list seems like a great purchase. .

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  1. Bennett Lewis on November 25, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    PS somebody’s been deeply into Audio for a very long time stay away from Bose LG Samsung pretty much anything made with plastic go to an audio company go to poke go to Yamaha go to Sony Sonos is a network thing and I get it

  2. reda on November 25, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you very nice video I would like to have your opinion, I would like to buy a sound bar and I hesitate between:
    Yamaha yas 207
    Sonos beam
    Sony HT-X8500
    Thank you for your help

  3. Joe Nicolette on November 25, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    JBL Bar 9.1? Why is this never included in these comparisons…?

  4. Satyr Angel on November 25, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    you talk too much ZIP IT

  5. CheapShotzzz on November 25, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    What about the disconnection issue of q90r with the sub and rear speakers, is it fixed already?

  6. MArvin Meredith on November 25, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Got the Samsung q90r hooked up to 2018 Samsung Qled… running 4k through Xbox one s……. absolutely stunning audio and atmos Blu-ray sounds awesome !!! 10 out of 10 on this soundbar 🙂

  7. Crisp on November 25, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    this is video you searched for

  8. BLURB on November 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm


  9. Robin Fink on November 25, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    I’m currently undecided, the LG SN11RG or the Q90R. According to RTings the sound overall is better on the samsung,
    but the missing room correction setup and lack of chromecast support got me hesitant. any recommendations between the two? My room is simple, except for an open door on the right of the soundbar and close to 12 feet high ceilings. Sitting 7,5 feet from the bar. Music and gaming equally 40% and streaming 20% importance

  10. Anfmethodjor on November 25, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Why no mention of Bose 700 soundbar?

  11. Christopher Duren on November 25, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    I think about getting the sony x9000f soundbar it awesome plus it 399.99

  12. Simone Greysmith on November 25, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    No 9.2.4 nakamichi?

  13. The_Bear_Jew_007 on November 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Funny how they started the Samsung is the only one on the market for what it offers, but they use the Nakamichi soundbar for their title screenshot and yet no where is the Nakamichi mentioned

  14. m white on November 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I like Yamaha products, but their soundbars are absolute garbage… avoid it

  15. Raja on November 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    I currently have three Soundbars at home. All three from Costco! The first one is a Bose Solo, now called Solo 5. It is pretty decent for its price; reasonable bass and very good fidelity. But only has an optical in, which is obsolete these days of Dolby 5.1 and up, particularly Atmos. Plus no WiFi ability. But hey, no regrets, but I’d advice people to buy better. The second is a Sonos Beam. Very nice indeed. Impressive bass for a soundbar without a subwoofer. It was my first exposure to HDMI ARC, which is just phenomenal! And to WiFi music. The most recent is the Bose 500 bundle (soundbar and sub). Excellent fidelity. A Bose 700 bundle is double the price almost, and I doubt that it would be double the sound quality, really. The 500 does provide eARC which is said to completely eliminate any lip lag, and I can vouch for that. On the Bose Music app, you can adjust treble, bass and center channel plus the bass output of the subwoofer.

    Last comment: I have always loved Bluetooth but now realize that WiFi offers better fidelity than BT. But neither the Bose app or the Sonos app provide the full functionality of the actual music apps, whether Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music or Google Play Music.

  16. Iacon Dawnshire on November 25, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    I’m one of the people who still plug my soundbar via optical cable. All cause my consoles use all the hdmi connectors

  17. TheColdest247 on November 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    No mention of Nakamichi?? What a joke. Best soundbars for price hand down.

  18. BlinkOne TrafficLightFan [Traffic Light Mix Maker] on November 25, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    I Love Bass

  19. nitesh kakkar on November 25, 2020 at 7:52 pm


  20. m white on November 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    After listening to LG, SAMSUNG, POLK, JBL, YAMAHA…. I bought a vizio 5.1 setup… it’s way better at a way better price point.

  21. Matt Horaist on November 25, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Great video. Very informative and a lot of help.

  22. Shadowidk on November 25, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Where would the sound blaster katana thingy be on this list?

  23. Samuel Appiah on November 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Pls which soundbar has FM radio in it

  24. Aww bollocks then on November 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Dolby Atmos this Dolby Atmos that, I think people should be made aware if you buy any kind of Dolby Atmos soundbar or AV/receiver to use through streaming you need to get yourself at least £1,000 TV (lg OLED 2017+ or other brand oled makers 2018 or newer) the only other option to receive Dolby Atmos would be through a Blu-ray player!  and I don’t think most people want to start buying discs!
    The industry should be better regulated so people are not miss-informed or missguided,
    By far the most crucial aspect in a audio soundtrack no matter what movie you are watching is the Way It Is ‘mastered’, regardless what decoding you’re using PCM, Dolby d, Dolby d + or even Dolby Atmos!!!
    Click on the red dragon twice to hear/see what 2-channel audio sounds like.!!!

  25. Adrian Laing on November 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Think lg should have made the cut beside the Samsung

  26. Nic LEE CHENG ANG on November 25, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Impressive presentation and informative.

  27. Yoshimitsu on November 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I got a TCL Alto 5+ for Christmas. It’s a pretty decent Soundbar, I’m proud of having it, the Subwoofer is very loud. The downside is, the Soundbar itself, only has a tiny bit of bass. That means, I’m not gonna hear any BOOMs on it, even if I change the equalizer to Movie Mode. Is that the case for every Soundbar, or is it just the TCL Alto 5+?

  28. ViP - on November 25, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Bose all the way to go. Best sound quality ever

  29. Gamecock Mike on November 25, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I got the jbl and I can shake my entire house with my sub. I ended up taking 3 back until I found this one. The Polk has more bass than I have and I can’t turn mine wide open without hurting my ears. Now as for features, they are your basic features. The jbl doesn’t have a treble adjustment but when you go through the sound modes and cut surround sound on it’s movie theater loud. As for the samsung he put on this list, he must be getting paid to choose these soundbars because that was one that I bought and ended up carrying it back. The sound was no better than my tv speakers and the sub was a complete waste. Even with the bass all the way up and the television turned all the way up also, you still couldn’t hear any bass. With both all the way up I stuck my head to the sub just to see if it was working and it was but it was so weak that it was really a waste.

  30. Mshollywood Toya on November 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm


  31. AL3X10S on November 25, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    I got hooked with a 5.1 after watching dragon ball super: broly