Best Budget Soundbar – Best soundbar to experience cinematic sound effects

Are you really tired of managing poor sound quality for your TV or other gadgets? Let’s have a quick solution to experience cinematic sound effects in your home and enjoy watching TV and using other sound systems.

As the size of TV screens is shrinking and slimming down, speakers and audio quality are decreasing proportionally. Therefore, there is a dire need for a good quality soundbar system for your home to experience TV shows just like you do in the cinema. This article presents you with a list of best soundbar systems so far.

Samsung HW-Q90R Soundbar

It is newly introduced by Samsung to give you joyful experience while dancing, singing and enjoying TV. It is the only soundbar system so far having up-ward firing drivers and rear speakers presented in the shape of both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.

Samsung HW-Q90R
Samsung HW-Q90R

The only disadvantage I can see is its high price and low affordability and the limited number of HDMI input, but if you are a real cinema enthusiast then everything is worth money.

Dimensions 1226 x 83 x 136mm (W x H x D)
Speakers 7.1.4
Claimed audio power 512W
Connections: 2-HDMI input, 1-HDMI output
Connections: Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, optical digital audio input, USB (service only)

Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar

This soundbar system is a treat for you by providing a cost-cutting solution and high-quality sound as compared to the highly expensive HW-Q90R system. The main reason for its plucky output is vertical engines coordinating with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and generating sound with clear effects of height and width. It is worth enough to have this soundbar in your home as it is capable of impressing its users with clarity in sound and exceptional design. Therefore, if you don’t want to get out of budget as well as experiencing the best quality sound, then this is the best-recommended soundbar system.

Sony HT-X8500
Sony HT-X8500
Dimensions 890 x 64 x 96 mm (35 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 in)
Speakers configuration 2.1
Claimed audio power N/A
Connections: 1 HDMI input, 1 HDMI Out (ARC), analog audio in/out
Connections: Ethernet, optical audio in, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar

This Soundbar is the best recommendation for music and audio, however not so good for movies.  It lacks in generating quick pulses and HDMI supports. So we can say this is a “stereo” only soundbar system.

Q Acoustics M4
Q Acoustics M4
Dimensions 1,000 x 90 x 142mm
Inputs 1-HDMI, 1-digital optical, 1 x 3.5mm
Wireless Bluetooth aptX
Subwoofer Yes
Power 100W
Speakers 2

Samsung HW-Q70R Soundbar

This soundbar system is best recommended for games and movies. This soundbar is the result of efforts of Samsung’s California-based audio lab which is continually struggling to produce award-winning Soundbar designs such as Dolby Atmos-ready Samsung HW-N850, Samsung HW-M650, and Samsung HW-Q70R.

Samsung HW-Q70R
Samsung HW-Q70R

Samsung HW-Q70R is the most presentable and high-sound stage soundbar system adaptable with all large screen sizes. It has only one HDMI support and gives you a great experience with movies and games.

Dimensions 1100 x 59 x 100mm (W x H x D)
Speakers configuration 3.1.2
Subwoofer Yes
Claimed audio power N/A
Connections: HDMI input and output with ARC
Connections: optical digital audio input, Bluetooth
Power 3300W

Sennheiser Ambeo 3D Soundbar

Sennheiser is a well-known producer for a wide range of headphones and microphones and recently launched it’s most appreciated soundbar system for home “Ambeo 3D Soundbar.” The design is quite bulky and equipped with trendy sound technologies such as DTS: X and Dolby Atmos and a virtual 3D audio system. Its Wi-Fi connectivity is a reason for its impressive performance as it can set your home into cinema and double the joy.


The only limitation in this soundbar system is that it relies on Google Home for Wi-Fi streaming and its wallet-tearing price.

Dimensions 1265 x 135 x 171 mm
Weight 18.5kg
Speakers configuration 5.1.4
Subwoofer No
Claimed audio power N/A
Power 500W
Inputs Digital coaxial in, Digital optical in, HDMI 2.1 output (eARC), 3 HDMI 2.0a In, Audio in 3.5 mm jack
Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 and AAC

 Sonos Playbar

This soundbar is a non-HDMI device compatible with the TV. It is responsible for boosting the audio quality of TV and its operation requires Tablet App or smartphones. The key advantage of this soundbar is its wireless system. This soundbar is an optical-only setup, unfortunately, it is not recommended for TV owners who lack this connection.

Dimensions 900 x 85 x 140mm
Weight 5.4kg
Speakers 9
Special feature Sonos Play:1 speakers can be connected as wireless rear speakers
Claimed audio power N/A
Inputs 1-Digital optical, 2-Ethernet LAN
Wireless Wi-Fi

Sonos Beam

This is a fantastic Soundbar to use with your TV. Sonos ecosystem is responsible for its best audio power.  If your television has HDMI ARC, this small device can be fitted around comfortable with 32 inch TV and you can experience extremely good sound effects.


The only disadvantage is it lacks Dolby Atmos support and it doesn’t offer ground-breaking bass. The voice control features are only for Alexa this moment, but its working is pretty good with toys from Amazon. You can enjoy experimenting with them.

Dimensions 2.70 x 25.625 x 3.94 in. (68.5 x 651 x 100 mm)
Weight 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
Speakers 3 channels
Special feature Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2
Claimed audio power N/A
Inputs 1-Digital Optical-Input, 1-HDMI-in
Wireless Sonos

Polk Audio Command Bar

It is the least expensive and good quality audio device. Polk audio command bar is highly recommended for the mid-size rooms. This soundbar has a built-in audio command bar (Alexa) which is the reason for its smart use. The design of this device is also attractive and offers some smart features at pretty low prices.

Polk Audio Command Bar
Polk Audio Command Bar
Dimensions 43 x 14.5 x 14.4 inches
Weight 8.6lbs
Output 1-HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Input 1-SPDIDF, 1-HDMI, 1 -TOSLINK, 1-micro-USB connection
Special feature Alexa built in
Wireless Bluetooth
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