The Best Budget Sound Bars for 2020? ( Latest Update)

Soundbars are easy to set up, affordable, and offer much better sound quality than a standard built-in TV speaker, and this makes them more popular than home theater speakers, AV receivers, and subwoofer packages these days.

With an abundance of choices on the market, finding the best soundbar can be a challenge, but this guide can help you cut through the noise. 

In this article, we have sorted out the best soundbars for 2020 in different budgets, feel free to find your right budget selection then make the move!

Best soundbar for the money

Vizio V21

Vizvo Sound Bar

If you're looking to ditch your TV speakers, this is where we suggest you start. Our long-time favorite, the Vizio SB3621n-E8 has essentially been replaced by the V21. 

The subwoofer may be smaller on the newer model but this bar still sounds great, as well as offering HDMI connectivity and a much easier to understand input display. This is the best soundbar in 2020.


Best soundbar under $100


Creative Stage

Creative Stage

If your price range is limited, for less than a C-note, the Creative Stage soundbar offers a bunch of previously unheard-of features, including HDMI connectivity and a subwoofer. 

But what's even more remarkable is that it sounds better than most of its ultra-budget competition, with a wired subwoofer that fills the room with great bass. A variety of modes makes this a great soundbar speaker for music, concerts, and gaming. Excellent sound quality for gamers and movie fans alike. 

Best soundbar under $400 

Yamaha YAS-209

Yamaha YOS-209

The Yamaha YAS-209 offers excellent sound quality in a compact soundbar. The addition of Amazon Alexa is useful, allowing this voice control smart soundbar to stream music, and the mics work well in loud environments. The soundbar's implementation of DTS Virtual:X offers a rich effect reminiscent of surround speakers. The wireless subwoofer is more articulate and offers more headroom than the competing, and also excellent, Polk Command Bar. However, the YAS-209 doesn't use the company's MusicCast system, so it won't sync up with other Yamaha speakers.

Best soundbar under $500 

Vizio SB36512-F6

Vizio SB36512-F6

The Vizio SB36512-F6 proves you don't need to spend a ton to get a high-quality soundbar that can handle the latest Dolby Atmos soundtracks and get multiroom sound. The Vizio SB36512-F6 is a full 5.1.2 immersive sound system for the price of an AV receiver, and its height channels do a solid job of bringing out Atmos effects. You can also stream music from any Google Chromecast-enabled audio app, like Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Google Play Music. 

Best soundbar over $1,000 

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar

If you simply must have the fewest number of boxes and remotes in your living space and yet demand the best Atmos quality sound performance you can get, this Sennheiser speaker is your guy. 

It's a single unit, without a subwoofer, but it's able to conjure up the most realistic overhead and true surround sound effects we've ever heard. It's also controlled entirely via remote control. 

It's not a cheap piece of sound equipment but it's comparable in price to a full set of surround speakers without the bulk and with 85% of the great sound and performance.

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