Have you bought a brand new television and the sound is not up to par? Do you want to get a "cinema" sound but can't or do you want to fill the room with cables and big boxes? With one of these 5 sound bars you can improve the sound of your television without complicated installations. We have chosen 5 models from three of the most prestigious manufacturers in the world of audio: Yamaha, Denon and Bose . All the chosen models have great connectivity, compatibility with music streaming services and enough technology to take the sound of your movies and series to another level. Let's take a look!
The Yamaha YAS-207 has been specially designed for watching movies. It has DTS Virtual: X technology , a 3D surround sound system that allows the viewer to be enveloped. It also has a Clear Voice function , which raises the level of dialogue and narration while maintaining the overall sound quality.
And for powerful bass, the Yamaha YAS-207 features a wireless external subwoofer . This has a compact design so that we can place it in any corner of the room.
The central unit consists of four 4.6 cm woofers and two 2.5 cm tweeters . The subwoofer has a 16 cm bass unit. The combined power of the set is 200W , 100W for the bar and another 100W for the subwoofer. It supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Digital Surround sound formats .
The Yamaha YAS-207 is equipped with an HDMI input and output , both of which are compatible with 4K @ 60Hz and HDR signals. It also has an optical and an analog digital input . It also has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity .
The Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar has an official price of 350 euros . However, if we search well, we can get it with a much more adjusted price.
Bose Soundbar 700
Another option that we really like is the Bose Soundbar 700, a compact soundbar that offers the great sound of Bose. It is 5.72 centimeters high, so it is ideal to put it in front of almost any television.
Inside we find transducers specially designed to offer a clear and powerful sound. On the other hand, PhaseGuide technology uses tiny transducers to direct the multi-directional sound beams, thus achieving greater amplitude. Additionally, the Bose Soundbar 700 is equipped with the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system . This optimizes the acoustic performance of the bar depending on the characteristics of the room.
The Bose Soundbar 700 features an eARC compliant HDMI input, an optical digital input, and a USB port . It also has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity , as well as being compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS sound formats .
In short, a complete sound bar that we can also complete with a wireless subwoofer and a surround speaker system that is also wireless. The Bose Soundbar 700 is for sale with an official price of 900 euros , although looking well we can find it about 760 euros.
Denon HEOS Bar
The Denon HEOS Bar is a sound bar that we can place both on the TV cabinet and mounted on the wall. It has advanced signal processing and a 3.0 speaker system , with a dedicated center channel to enhance dialogue. It is equipped with 6 channels of high efficiency Class D digital amplification without thermal accumulation. These provide a more crystal clear sound, a wide dynamic range, and low distortion.
On the other hand, the HEOS Bar is compatible with the sound formats Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS , something very unusual in sound bars. It has 4 inputs and an HDMI output, compatible with 4K HDR10 and Dolby Vision signals . And it also has a 3.5mm analog line input jack.
In addition, Denon offers us the opportunity to form a complete 5.1 system without cables . For this we will have to add the HEOS Wireless Subwoofer and any pair of HEOS wireless speakers.
The Denon HEOS Bar is for sale with an official price of 900 euros , although we can currently find it with significant discounts (we have located it for 600 euros).
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
The Yamaha MusicCAST BAR 400 is a sound bar that features DTS Virtual: X . This system creates a single bar 3D surround sound that envelops the viewer in the action of the movie. In addition, it has the Clear Voice system to improve the reproduction of dialogues.
It has a compact design and is compatible with the MusicCast multiroom system . Inside we find four 4.6 cm woofers, and two 2.5 cm tweeters . The included wireless subwoofer has a 16 cm (6-1 / 2 ”) subwoofer. In total it offers a power of 200W .
As for connectivity, it is equipped with an HDMI input and output . It supports 4K (50/60 Hz YCbCr = 4: 4: 4), HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP 2.2 images . It also has an optical and an analog digital input .
Finally, comment that it is compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS formats . The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is for sale with an official price of 700 euros , although, like the rest of the models, we can find it in specialized stores with a much lower price.
We reached the end with the most economical model of our selection. This is the new Denon DHT-S316, a compact size soundbar with two-way speakers and a wireless subwoofer .
It is equipped with virtual surround technology and Denon's Dialog Optimizer . It supports Dolby Digital and DTS formats. It has an HDMI input, an optical digital and an analog 3.5mm mini-jack.
In short, a simple sound bar that guarantees good audio quality. The Denon DHT-S316 is on sale with an official price of 280 euros , although we have located it with a somewhat lower price in specialized stores.