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Home Theatre Systems

Updated: 20-03-2018 07:37
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Sony HT-ST5000

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of TV audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 steps well beyond subtle. Its physical size gives it serious looks which are backed up by serious sound performance, but all that comes at a serious price.

14 expert reviews | 63 user reviews

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Sonos Playbase

The Sonos Playbase continues the company’s philosophy of making easy-to-use and good-sounding speakers in an attractive package. But, due to the lack of support for many surround sound formats, artificial sounding processing and ecosystem lock-in,...

36 expert reviews | 281 user reviews

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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.

19 expert reviews | 64 user reviews

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Q Acoustics M2

It might not offer the advanced functionality that’s starting to creep into other high-end soundbars, but Q Acoustic’s debut soundbase offers a fine upgrade over your TV’s built-in speakers.

2 expert reviews

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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 | 132 user reviews

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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...

16 expert reviews | 51 user reviews

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Denon HEOS HomeCinema

The Denon HEOS HomeCinema offers discreet looks and a dynamic performance, but it could be easier to use.

23 expert reviews | 460 user reviews

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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.

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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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 | 269 user reviews

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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 | 13 user reviews

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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

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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 | 12 user reviews

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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

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Canton DM 55

The DM55 is the successor to Canton's superb DM50 soundbase, which scooped our award for Best Soundbar back in 2014. This new version throws in some fresh features and improved sound quality, all of which is likely to consolidate the German brand's...

7 expert reviews | 263 user reviews

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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 | 25 user reviews

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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

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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 | 249 user reviews

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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...

6 expert reviews | 194 user reviews

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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

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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 | 164 user reviews

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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 | 70 user reviews

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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 | 24 user reviews

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Panasonic SC-ALL70T

Panasonic SC-ALL70T Price: £400 The SC-ALL70T is a superb soundbar in many ways, offering slick multiroom operation and powerful sound, but lacks the wow factor sonically

9 expert reviews | 55 user reviews

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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 | 24 user reviews

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Sony HT-XT3

The Sony HX-XT3 is a 2.1-channel sound base with two built-in subwoofers. Wi-fi and Bluetooth make it possible to stream music wirelessly from your home network. It's not cheap, but it does pack in a lot of functionality. Can this Sony justify the...

3 expert reviews | 27 user reviews