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Home Theater Systems

Updated: 2018-01-17 06:00
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#1
alaScore 100

Sonos Playbase

One significant sonic flaw prevents the otherwise excellent SoundBase getting the full five stars

36 expert reviews | 219 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Sky Soundbox

The Sky Soundbox is a fantastic-sounding speaker that packs premium technology into what is a puzzling form factor. When bought as an existing Sky customer, though, it offers great value for money.

7 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

LG SJ9

The sound quality of LG’s debut Dolby Atmos soundbar is pretty incredible. The power and scale of its sound beggars belief considering how attractive and compact the system is, while the sense of height in the audio mix is uncanny. The UK price feels a...

15 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Sony HT-ST5000

With audiophile drivers and refined digital amplification, this high-end Dolby Atmos soundbar is as at home with High-Res Audio as it is with a film.

7 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Denon HEOS HomeCinema

Once you can get past Denon’s convoluted setup, its HEOS HomeCinema soundbar shines. This speaker is completely comfortable with both movies and music, bringing songs and soundtracks to life with energy that no TV speaker will ever be able to match.

23 expert reviews | 454 user reviews

#6
alaScore 98

Samsung HW-MS650

Samsung's HW-MS650 soundbar might be one of the best soundbars of 2017. It is tremendous, achieving not just a wall-shaking volume but also a quality of sound that you’ve no right to hear from a one-body audio product.

16 expert reviews | 47 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Samsung HW-K950

The K950 is a real flag waver for Samsung's audio division. It's been designed and built completely in house, working closely with Dolby's engineers to perfect the Atmos capabilities - and the results are more spectacular than any sound bar we've heard...

19 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

#8
alaScore 95

Samsung HW-MS750

Audio enthusiasts will find a lot to love with the Samsung HW-MS750 Sound+ Soundbar. With cutting edge technology like Ultra High Quality 32-bit upscaling and Distortion-Cancelling Bass, this soundbar has no problem putting out wall-shaking audio at an...

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#9
alaScore 95

Samsung HW-M450

Samsung’s HW-M450 soundbar sports a wonderfully thin profile, on-board HDMI, a clear display, and a stylish and intuitive remote control. Its wireless subwoofer is a plus and pairing was flawless. The ability to add wireless surround speakers for a...

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#10
alaScore 95

Philips Fidelio B5

The Fidelio B5's ability to instantly transform from a traditional soundbar into a wireless surround system makes it a seriously smart bit of kit. It may not be super-loud, but it offers quality, usability and versatility in spades.

16 expert reviews | 255 user reviews

#11
alaScore 94

Canton DM 55

A great soundbase that's perfect for space-savers on a budget

7 expert reviews | 243 user reviews

#12
alaScore 94

Samsung HW-MS6501

The Samsung HW-MS6501 is a sleek curved sound bar with wireless mutli-room capabilities. It could be the one-stop solution for all your home audio needs, but only if it manages to make films, TV and music sound great. We sent this sound bar to our test...

3 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

#13
alaScore 94

Bluesound Pulse 2

The Pulse 2 ushers in a new era of high-fidelity wireless speakers. It’s the multiroom sound system your High-Res Audio collection has been waiting for. The Pulse 2 represents the high-end for wireless multroom audio systems. An exciting upgrade on...

3 expert reviews

#14
alaScore 94

Sony HT-CT390

The Sony HT-CT390 aims to make your home movie experience more immersive by boosting your TV's sound quality. It's a wireless sound bar and subwoofer combo, so it isn't short on bass, but is it jam-packed with quality? We handed it over to our expert...

4 expert reviews | 235 user reviews

#15
alaScore 94

Pioneer SP-SB23

The Pioneer SP-SB23 sound bar is powerful, making action movies fun to watch, but you may want to add extra speakers for surround sound.

2 expert reviews

#16
alaScore 93

Canton DM 100

Easy to use and sounding as good as it looks, the excellent DM100 proves that Canton is still setting the soundbase agenda.

9 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

#17
alaScore 93

Denon Heos

If you're in the market for an accomplished multiroom audio system that supports the vast majority of current streaming services, is easy to set-up and sounds great, the Denon Heos system could certainly be for you.

4 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#18
alaScore 93

Denon AVR-X1300W

A talented and well-equipped entry-level AV amp, albeit not necessarily your go-to starting point

3 expert reviews | 68 user reviews

#19
alaScore 93

HT-MT300 / HT-MT301

The Sony HT-MT300 is the perfect soundbar for those looking to upgrade their music and movie experience in a substantial way. The soundbar system comes with a wireless sub that punches hard and the soundbar itself is extremely compact. Audiophiles and...

5 expert reviews | 150 user reviews

#20
alaScore 93

Philips Fidelio B8

It doesn’t sound as good; it doesn’t produce as convincing a height effect; and it doesn’t offer as comprehensive a list of features. It would have to be £200 cheaper to even start to offer a tempting alternative.

4 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#21
alaScore 92

Canton DM 75

Canton's DM 50, reviewed last year, is perhaps best used with TVs around the 48in mark; the step-up DM 75 on test here supports screens up to 60in (or up to 40kg in weight). Bigger screens need a bigger sound and the DM 75's roomier cabinet should...

10 expert reviews | 149 user reviews

#22
alaScore 92

Samsung HW-J8500

Neither of those models are curved, however, and the HW-J8500 is definitely the best-sounding 'bar Samsung has produced. Worth a punt if you need a sonic tonic for your new curved TV.

8 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

#23
alaScore 92

Canton DM 900

We like the idea of the Canton DM 900. The space-saving design of the bar is to be appreciated, and there are clearly benefits to being able to position the subwoofer as you see fit. But in practice, and at this price, this set-up is inadequate against...

7 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

#24
alaScore 92

AURALiC Aries

Why would anyone want to invest in a network streaming node just for audio? We take a quick look at the ins and outs of Auralic's new Aries Mini to find out.

9 expert reviews

#25
alaScore 92

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2

This little adapter works well with Windows, but its pricey for what it does.

2 expert reviews | 39 user reviews

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