TL;DR: Get these premium soundbars for up to $600 off when you shop sales at Walmart, Best Buy, and in the PCMag Shop (which, full disclosure, is owned by the Mashable’s parent company Ziff Davis).
Today’s electronics manufacturers are in an arms race to make the sleekest, flattest TVs possible, a task made easier recently by developments in OLED technologies. That’s fine and good for the displays themselves, but not so great for their sound systems; there’s just no room in a wallpaper-thin TV for decent speakers.
Enter: the soundbar, a long, rectangular device packed with speakers that you can pair with your TV to beef up its audio quality.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite soundbars on the market, and in the process learned that you could easily spend upwards of $1,000 on a really, really nice piece of equipment for your home theater setup.
But since we also know that price point is a tad unrealistic, we’ve rounded up the following deals on top-of-the-line soundbars made by Samsung, LG, Sony, Bose, and Vizio. If you take advantage of them anytime between now and Sunday evening, you’ll save up to a whopping 46%.
Check them out:
Engineered with Wi-Fi functionality and Amazon Alexa compatibility for hands-free voice control, Samsung’s 13-speaker Q80R soundbar features Dolby Atmos — arguably the best surround sound technology ever made — for a gorgeous, multi-dimensional home theater experience. It’s got dual HDMI ports so you can connect multimedia devices, and comes with a wireless subwoofer for deep, pulsing bass.
The Q80R soundbar typically retails for $1,199.99, but you’ll pay just $699.99 if you order it from the PCMag Shop — a 42% savings.
Slightly smaller with seven Atmos-equipped speakers, Samsung’s wireless Q70R soundbar can support Spotify, Alexa, Bluetooth, and HDMI connections and comes with its own subwoofer, too.
Normally $799.99, you’ll pay just $489.99 when you order the Q70R soundbar through the PCMag Shop — a 39% savings.
This high-end Dolby Atmos soundbar from LG features cinema-quality Meridian audio technology (for advanced signal processing) and Bluetooth connectivity (for easy pairing). It includes both a built-in Google Assistant *and* Google’s Chromecast streaming media adapter, plus a wireless subwoofer.
Buy it from the PCMag Shop and you’ll pay just $699.99 — 46% off its usual price of $1,299.99.
The most upscale device on this list, Sony’s Wi-Fi-enabled Dolby Atmos soundbar utilizes S-Force PRO front surround and wavefront technology to create a breathtakingly natural sound field with the help of its companion subwoofer.
Typically $1,499.99, this Sony subwoofer is on sale in the PCMag Shop for just $999.99 — a 33% savings.
On a budget? Bose’s Bluetooth-equipped Solo 5 soundbar makes it easier to hear the dialogue on your TV, and Walmart has it on sale for less than $200.
Order it today for just $199 — 20% off its suggested retail price of $249.
One of the best values on the market, Vizio’s Dolby Atmos soundbar includes Wi-Fi functionality, the Google Assistant, Bluetooth connectivity, a wireless subwoofer, and two bonus rear surround speakers.
Normally $499.99, you can order it from Best Buy right now for only $299.99 — a 40% savings.