CES 2013: Soundbars

With so many mainstream companies getting into the soundbar biz, much of the action in that category seems to have shifted over to the CEDIA Expo. Still, CES 2013 did reveal a few new soundbar models. Some, like the Vizios shown above, blew away showgoers with their sound quality. Others, like the new Samsung model with vacuum tubes built in, astounded the crowds with their sheer audacity.

Here's a quick roundup of the most important soundbars we saw at the show, with brief descriptions and some listening impressions (at least, for those that were being demoed).