2018 Top Picks of the Year Soundbars



Top Pick of the Year: Sonos Beam Wireless Soundbar
(September) The latest addition to the Sonos wireless speaker ecosystem excels at movie and TV sound, has an ARC-enabled HDMI input, and can be controlled via Alexa voice commands. Best of all, this three-channel soundbar can be augmented with the company's Play:1 speakers as surrounds and SUB subwoofer for a wireless 5.1 system. $399, sonos.com

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase
(June, soundandvision.com) The M2 Soundbase is a good-looking and fine-sounding option for improving your TV's sound without spending too much money. ARC-enabled HDMI, analog RCA, and optical digital connections provide ample setup flexibility. $350, qacoustics.com

Polk Audio Command Bar soundbar (See Top Value)