A Wireless Soundbar Is a Mandatory Upgrade for Every TV

Soundbars have become a must-have companion for just about every new TV out there. Our wireless picks will not only play nicely with your brand-new 4K TV, but also connect and stream sound from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop! Today’s finest offerings are also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.

Note: Even though they’re wireless, many of these soundbars require users to connect them to their TV with an HDMI or an optical cable. The term “wireless” usually means that they have Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows them to pair with devices other than your TV.

 

Yamaha YAS-209 Wireless Soundbar

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Why is the Yamaha YAS-209 the best wireless soundbar? It has an elegant design, a bundled wireless subwoofer, effortless setup, impressive audio performance, and support for Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, all at a reasonable price point. The product also received high review scores from CNET and Digital Trends.The soundbar support DTS Virtual:X-enhanced content for a truly cinematic audio experience. In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, the YAS-209 soundbar has Bluetooth as well. You can tweak the device’s settings via a mobile app.

 

Bose Soundbar 700

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Expensive, yes, but the Bose Soundbar 700 is as feature-packed as it is elegant with its glass and metal finish. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, as well as Apple AirPlay 2 wireless playback.
The product’s audio performance is worthy of its price tag. Bose also gives you the opportunity to add more audio components to the Soundbar 700 and turn it into a full-fledged surround sound system.

 

Vizio ​SB3220n-F6​ Soundbar

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Priced below $100, the 32-inch Vizio SB322On-F6 soundbar is our favorite pick for frugal shoppers. The 2.0-channel offering has easy setup, excellent sound quality for its price point, as well as support for premium cinematic audio standards like Dolby Audio, DTS TruSurround, and DTS Virtual:X.
The soundbar has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can connect your mobile devices and stream audio content. If you can stretch your budget a bit more, consider this Vizio variant with a wireless subwoofer instead — it’ll deliver a more immersive audio experience with deeper bass.

 

Sonos Beam Smart Soundbar

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The Sonos Beam is the best compact soundbar on the market. It has a beautiful design, excellent audio quality, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Apple AirPlay 2 support is also on board for a good measure. Like all Sonos products, the Beam is incredibly easy to install.
You can make the Beam soundbar the centerpiece of a new Sonos multiroom audio system, or seamlessly integrate it into one you already have.
The product received high review scores from Engadget, TechRadar, and The Verge.

 

Soundcore Infini Pro Wireless Soundbar

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The Soundcore Infini Pro wireless soundbar by Anker, just like the brand’s wireless noise-canceling earbuds I recently tested, has design and audio performance worthy of a higher price tag. Unlike its similarly priced rivals, the device is even compatible with Dolby Atmos-enhanced content.
The product’s impressive sound comes courtesy of six audio drivers. They include a duo of subwoofers for a surprisingly thumping bass experience — meaning you won’t miss a separate subwoofer.
Of course, you can also play your favorite tunes on the Infini Pro from your smartphone via a Bluetooth 5.0 connection. A mobile app allows you to tweak the device’s settings and switch sound modes.