Today we are going to look at our favorite soundbars under $200. Much like what their names suggest, these futuristic-looking systems tend to look like a neat box or a bar that can easily fit on a table, under your TV or even mounted on the wall.
While they can never match the multi-speaker home cinema systems, they can come close and are generally cheaper than full home cinema systems. However, the biggest advantage soundbars have is that they do not clutter up your living room with all the boxes and cables of a home cinema set-up.
Good Soundbars will improve the sound delivery of pretty much any HDTV immeasurably as while the latest generation of ultra-thin TVs have the most amazing pictures, the casing simply does not allow for the space required for good speakers. To get a good frequency response, speakers need a cavity to move the air around, which is why modern TVs have such thin, tiny sound.
Soundbars give your TV sound the size of speakers and the cavity it needs to create much better bass and give a fuller frequency response. This creates a much fuller, richer sound. So now you don’t have to put up with your built-in speakers or a room full of speakers and cables.
The good news is that soundbar technology has moved on at a similar pace to the TVs. So now you can enjoy quality sound without spending a fortune. There are some good soundbars for as little as $50 but moving up a notch or two with your budget gets much better results and our top choices we have here show that off brilliantly.
Below, besides the list of top soundbars under $200 dollars, along with others we like. If you want to go straight to our top pick, just click through the editors choice in the table of contents below. However, if you’d like to discover what criteria we used to jusdge them on, read on….
What To Look For
When looking for the best soundbars for under 200, there are a few things we look at. For example, how do the soundbar sound when watching TV, Movies, music, video games and so on?
Find the best soundbar at the right price can be a pain sometimes because of the hundreds of thousands of models and brands to choose from.
If you’re looking for a cheap soundbar under 200 with excellent quality and a respectable brand then now you reached the right place.
So why don’t we jump into and see what we have selected for best soundbars for the money and why we have chosen them.
Yamaha YAS-107BL- Best Soundbar Under $200
The Yamaha YS-7 is a sleek sound bar featuring built-in subwoofers so that it fits neatly in front of your TV, on a shelf or even mounted on a wall while still offering an impressively full range of sound.
The overall sound of this bar is excellent and also features “Clear Voice” which makes dialogue so clear even during the most bombastic action sequences. Add to this Bluetooth wireless technology, which lets you stream music from your iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and you have got a winner.
Taking a look around it, the Yamaha Y AS 107 soundbar can be used either sat on a shelf or wall mounted. It measures 35 inches wide, 2 ½ inches high and 5 ½ inches deep when sitting on a shelf so pretty low profile and comfortably below the bottom of you TV screen if stand mounted (if you wall mount it just reverse the height and the depth)
When used on the shelf, the controls are mounted on the top – source selection, mute, volume up, volume down and power – along with the indicator lights to show you the operation and setting statuses.
Naturally you won’t want to keep getting up and down to change these settings and Yamaha gives you a remote, as you would expect. However you can also use the Yamaha home theater controller app on your phone, which you can download for free.
Moving on to the back you’re going to see all your inputs and connections. Firstly there’s the AC input jack so it will power up. You’ll also find an ethernet port to plug in for firmware updates. If you find yourself needing more bass, there is a subwoofer out, allowing you to add an external sub for more boom!
For your input sources you have the option of a 3 ½ mm analog input, an optical audio input (Yamaha even provide an optical cable) and HDMI input. The HDMI input is HDCP 2.2 compliant and there is also an HDMI output with audio return channel. The last connection, which isn’t visible, is Bluetooth in case you want to play your phone or tablet through this soundbar. So there are an array of options to connect to the speaker, which makes it super easy to use
Lastly, on the bottom are some rubber feet to hold it in place and it has some keyhole mounts for wall installation on the sides
For the internals, there are two 1 1/8th inch cone woofers two 3 inch subwoofers and two 1 inch dome tweeters. It boasts a total output of up to 120 watts, which is enough to fill a small to average sized lounge comfortably.
The spec looks good and when you fire it up it sounds really impressive for a sound bar that isn’t going to break the bank. The highs and mid-range frequencies were clear and sharp and the bass was pretty impressive for a speaker that has just two small subs built in. If you want a bit more, there is a bass extension mode to pump up the bass a little bit. Of course, if the bass isn’t enough for you action movie junkies, you still have that sub out that you can use to add a sub-woofer for even more bass boom.
There are also a few other modes to customize the sound for how you’re using the speaker. Firstly you have the clear voice function that enhances vocals on TV shows. This is perfect for things like news and sports commentary.
It also offers a surround sound mode, which activates the DTS Virtual X for 3D sound and a Stereo button that puts you into channel playback.
The much hyped DTS Virtual X was not so impressive in this soundbar though – it took a while to get working as after hooking up a 4K source I couldn’t get it to turn on. After an update to the firmware I got it working and, to be honest, noticed very little difference.
Having said that, the sound for movies is actually pretty good, especially at this price. While this will never compete with a full surround sysytem the DTS mode is very impressive, managing to throw effects around the room in a very realistic manner.
So if you want something that’s easy to that’s going to give you much better sound than your TV speakers and you don’t want to break the bank, this is our pick.
JBL Boost TV – Highly Recommended
The JBL Compact Speaker System, also known as Boost TV, is only 15″ long (380mm), but delivers a surprisingly deep and well-rounded sound with virtual surround sound and Dolby Digital for HD movies. It noticeably improved speech and dramatically improved music compared to the TV’s inbuilt speakers.
Add to this the usual Bluetooth wireless streaming, so you can hook up your phone or tablet, and you have a very competent little box of tricks. It is even dual voltage so you can take it between the US and Europe – bonus!.
Here, below I am going to talk about one of the coolest soundbar systems, that is the owner of a melodious sound quality.
So, if you wanna impress someone, with your choice then it can be the best choice.
The VIZIO boasts of many specifications that ultimately helped it land on this position.
With its slim dimensions of 37.9? in length, 3.6””in height, and 2.9? in depth, it can easily be propped on the table or hung on the wall to save space.
It also comes with a powerful 6″ wireless subwoofer that provides heart-thumping bass sound from anywhere in the room without any wire clutter. Sound technology is aplenty in this gem of a speaker.
As I mentioned above, that, it will be a musical article. So, now I gonna share, one more beast in this list. And, “Here it is “The One & Only BOSE”.
In this modern day and age where everything is going portable, wouldn’t it be great if you could carry your Soundbar with you?
Well if you think the same way, then Bose Soundlink Mini II is an ideal choice for travel enthusiasts. Who like to carry their (high quality) music with them.
I get it, globetrotters can get a good Bluetooth speaker as their companion, however, we all know and they don’t compare anywhere close to a Soundbar when it comes to music quality. And hence Bose happens to eliminate that dilemma altogether.
Available in Carbon and Pearl color. This Portable Soundbar is just 7.1 inches long and weighs 1.5 lbs, and comes along with a charging cradle that weighs 2.8 ounces.
This best Bluetooth Soundbar under $200 may not be an ideal TV Soundbar choice,
however, if you want to switch from your boring tv speakers to a souped up premium sound, you cannot miss the Bose Soundlink Mini II.
This small Soundbar runs on battery and can stay alive for 10 hours on full charge. Long enough for watching 3 movies back-to-back or listening to a very long music playlist.
As we all know that Bose is known for its minimal design and hence why Soundlink Mini II is no exception either.
The entire speaker chassis is made up of aluminum that gives it an elegant look and rigidity as well.
The front and back grille too don’t flex; making the speaker a (solid) bang for your buck. To protect the speaker from accidental damage.
You can get a soft cover for Soundlink Mini II and a hard shell traveling zipper case as well. Few buttons at the top are available on the Mini II, they are:
Power Button, Volume Up/Down, Bluetooth Pairing, while the center button offers control playback and acts as cell phone speaker in case you receive a call while your phone is connected to the Mini II.
One exclusive feature that the Mini II has is sound feedback. You get voice notification when the speaker is turned on or Bluetooth pairing is activated.
When saved Bluetooth device is connected by speaking its name, Caller’s name when you receive the phone, battery percentage and so on.
Scroll down the page to get more and more, even everything about this grand soundbar that we are going to share just only for you. Personally, whenever, I look at this soundbar from the house of Sony.
I feel the real beats, and whenever I listen to this music system. I really get the boom experience of listening to my favorite music.
As, I am a rock music lover, and my dad is a melodious lover. Then, I found it is the only soundbar under 200, that can be fit in every situation.
And trust me, guys, it is really can be the best choice for every guy, who wanna buy the best soundbar.
The Sony HT-XT1 soundbar is amongst the best out for under $200. The HT-XT1 offers three HDMI ports for connecting multiple devices.
And also is Bluetooth ready so you can connect to and play music from wireless bluetooth devices.
This is a great feature to have and normally don’t find this in other soundbars for under 200 bucks.
It’s an ideal speaker for TV’s that range from 32-Inch to 55-Inch. However, it can be used for any size TV but is recommended to get an upgraded model for 55+ inch TV’s.
The front design of the Sony HT-XT1 has a sleek metal grill that includes a white – colored LED display screen that shows which input you have currently have selected.
It’s a very slim and versatile unit that will look great next to any TV and will save room due to its size.
As well, you can put a TV on top of this unit and can manage to hold up to 66 pounds of TV on it. This powerful sounding soundbar covers all the lows, mids, and highs.
All in all, this soundbar for the money is just an all-around surround sound system that will simply amaze you for the price.
This is the best soundbar for someone who needs that extra sound that their TV speakers are doing.
Sony HT-XT1 has a sleek metal grill that includes a white-colored LED display screen
Well, if we are here to talk about, the respectable brand, and the world-class sound quality. Then, how can we forget, JBL? The one & only, name in soundbars, that anyone can recommend you.
The JBL Xtreme is available at a price of $200. It’s basically a JBL Flip 3 on steroids and with a massive sound upgrades due to its twin 63mm woofers.
The JBL Xtreme is available in three colors: Black, Blue and Red, and its package contain the speaker itself along with a wall adapter and shoulder strap to carry the speaker.
Design wise, the Xtreme doesn’t look sleek at all and is fat instead with two hooks on either side to attach the (provided) shoulder strap.
To be honest, when you’re looking for the Best Soundbar under $200. There aren’t many good options available right now. And instead of suggesting average speaker systems like Bohm B2 or Apex Digital ASB-900.
I’d rather not suggest them at all.
I value the people that visit my site, and I always wish that they get full justice in a product for the price they’re paying 😀 .
That is the main reason that we have placed one more soundbar in this list of soundbar under 200, from the house of Vizio.Vizio SB3821-C6 soundbar is good for the best sound output. When looking for the best soundbars for under 200, there are a few things we look at.
For example, how do the soundbar sound when watching TV, Movies, music, video games and so on?
Its back features plenty of connectivity options like USB port (to play music via Pen Drive), RCA connectivity.
And 3.5mm Aux connection to connect your smartphone via an aux cable to play music, Coaxial Input, and Digital Optical Audio input as well.
The remote provided with this soundbar subwoofer system is pretty good compared to fidgety and nondurable remote control you get with other systems, and long enough to hold it easily.
Vizio has a big name in this market. And they are famous for making really good sound products, and the company has lots of well-satisfied users.
So, you can go for this soundbar without any if or but.
One more time, I gonna, share, a soundbar from the house of a well-known brand.
Samsung HW K360 is the best Soundbar that you can buy right now and is also termed as the World’s Smallest Home Theater System by the company.The HW K360 is the best soundbar for music listening and with 130 Watts of sound output; makes sure that your music is loud enough to accompany you in your home.
Since it comes with a wireless subwoofer, you can keep it anywhere in the house without the requirement of it being close to the soundbar.
The provided remote control feels premium and is long enough to fit easily in your hands. You can use your smartphone, as a remote control.
It features fairly big buttons which would be a great help for elders who have trouble differentiating markings on small buttons.
If your main purpose is to listen to music, then the K360 is a great fit as it offers clear vocals and crisp sound at a price just under $150.
Here, I gonna share, this multi-purpose soundbar. Could I say Multi-Purpose?????
Yeah, because you can use this soundbar with your TV. And, also, you can use this soundbar as a gaming soundbar.
So, have a look at this, multi-purpose soundbar.
Out of all the sound bars mentioned here, I personally love the design of Leviathan the most.
Coming out of its great designed gaming products factory, this Soundbar from Razer is no exception either.
Can you believe that this 20-inch Soundbar packs in a 5.1 channel sound system?
With the inclusion of 5.1 Dolby Digitial, you will experience a proper surround sound.
Even with such a small system. Razer Leviathan is a great soundbar subwoofer system for Gamers.
Moreover, you get a great looking subwoofer as well for an immersive bass performance accompanying this tiny sized Soundbar.
The subwoofer contains a 5.25 inches down-firing bass driver that is loud enough to fill an entire room.
And tight enough to ensure the bass isn’t overpowering.
Coming to its design, the Razer Leviathan Soundbar is small enough to sit under your computer screen and serve as the best Soundbar for gaming, movies, and music listening.
List gonna end, and I am going to add one more beast in this list of best soundbar under $200 in 2018.
So, my dear readers, and dear music lovers. here you go for one more grand soundbar which is having the world-class sound quality.Let’s Give A Look – Polk Audio Magnifi One is an aesthetically premium designed Soundbar.
That not only offers great sound quality but also comes from an innately popular audio brand. Then you should zero down on Polk Audio Magnifi One.
With a height of 2 inches. The Soundbar is sleek enough not to be noticed. And its width of 35 inches is long enough to couple up as a great companion with your brand new Flat screen TV.
Which ensures you hear clear vocals regardless of the volume, placement or source sound quality, which definitely makes it the best TV Soundbar under $200.
Depending on the content you’re watching, you can change the Equalizer settings of Magnifi One that ensures an immersive, room-filling sound.
Moreover, its package contains an IR Remote Control, 6ft.
Stereo Cable, Optical Cable, 2 RCA adapters and 4 Rubber Feets that makes sure you get a complete package and don’t need to buy aftermarket accessories after buying the speaker.
Well, if you want the quality with good brand name, then Polk Audio Magnifi One can be the best choice for you.
- The length of the sound bar is 29 inches and the power output is a satisfactory 95 dB emanating from 2.0 channels.
- It lacks a subwoofer which perhaps might be dampening news for few.
- It has Bluetooth Connectivity but cannot be mounted on the wall.
- It also comes with a multi-functional remote.
- It is famous for its compact size.
- Ergonomically designed, it is perfectly suitable for a compact home.
- It can easily be a great audio complementary tool for any TV of 32 inches and above.
- It also comes with Bluetooth attachment making it possible to stream music from other multimedia gadgets and devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.
- DTV TruVolume is a unique feature as far as this Sound Bar is concerned. This goes a long way in reducing the distractions caused by volume fluctuations.
- Additionally it also features the best of DTS technology for giving that ultimate surround sound experience.
- It is easy to set and therefore upgrading your TV to the best in home theater experience is simple and also not too expensive.
It is well and truly a great sound bar which offers the best of home theater experience using some of the most user-friendly plug-in system.
The sound bar weighs around 4.5 pounds and has a dimension of 29 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches. It operated 2 AAA batteries and they are included along with other items. It is black and color and looks quite sophisticated and modern.
It will provide you the perfect and clear, Full-Range Sound. It is the best soundbar from Yamaha, that has Dual Built-In Subwoofers. Easy Setup – Use a single optical cable (included) to connect the sound bar to your TV or use an HDMI cable for best performance. HDMI Terminals, 4K Ultra HD Support
It is the best soundbar from Yamaha, that has Dual Built-In Subwoofers. Easy Setup – Use a single optical cable (included) to connect the sound bar to your TV or use an HDMI cable for best performance. HDMI Terminals, 4K Ultra HD Support
Easy Setup – Use a single optical cable (included) to connect the sound bar to your TV or use an HDMI cable for best performance. HDMI Terminals, 4K Ultra HD Support
A mid-range option for the users, Samsung HW-K450 2.1helps to improve the sound quality emitted from TV. In fact, it is a low-cost option for the users.
It is covered with a black metal grill imparting a solid high quality feel to the users.
Since the size of the product is small, it can be easily placed on the TV stand or mounted on the wall.
Two recesses are located under the hood to house a large number of sockets.
In order to connect to the television, 3.5mm analogs inputs are available to the users. Moreover, USB port is also provided to play the flash drives.
Pairing is a breeze as the user can easily connect HW-K450 with the new Samsung TV and transmit the wireless signals seamlessly.
Six types of sounds namely Standard, Music, clear, Sports, movie and night are included into the Samsung product. Surround sound mode adds to the quality of the music.
The product has a number of features and a few important ones are mentioned below:
Salient Features & Functionalities
- It has an amazing 320 Watt sound output which resonates richly in your living room.
- It offers the best of surround sound experience and the wireless active subwoofer is perhaps the best takeaway.
- It is wall mountable and offers the best of Bluetooth connectivity. It is therefore possible to use it for streaming audios whether it is from tablets, Iphones, or other such devices including computers.
- It will be a great gift to your family and your children and family members will love to immerse themselves in the best of music, movies, games and other such multimedia events.
- It helps you to connect wireless to the best surround sound which this kind of money can buy.
- It is compatible with many Samsung TVs and also other models of TVs.
- It has features that enable the user to control the Sound Bar settings on the mobile using the unique Samsung Remote App. This is a feature which has won been liked by many customers.
Technical Specifications & Product Details
- The main speaker has a dimension of 943.5 x 56 x 65.5
- The sub woofer comes with a dimension of 452 x 335 x 154
- It is wall mountable and comes with a wall mount kit, screws included.
- The entire sound bar has a dimension of 37.1 inches X 2.6 inches X 2.2 inches.
- It comes with a remote which is battery operated. It offers a host of functions.
- USB cable is also provided with the entire package.
- The optical cable is also a part of the entire package.
- The user manual is also quite informative and customer friendly.
On the whole it is a product worth having in the house and the price is also quite competitive. In the end it offers very good value for money to the customers.
Pyle is credited with creating vintage era speakers of the yore and the Wi-Fi sound bar uphold the same tradition.
The present offering from the company is a sincere effort to break from the car stereo mold and get imported directly into the living room of the people.
V 200 has a sleek design and is painted all black in color. The center of the panels is located between the 4 drivers of the product. The speaker also consists of USB and SD card inputs to connect to the peripheral devices.
3D digital processing is included into the speaker to deliver impeccable performance to the users.
Powerful bass from the subwoofer component of the speaker captures the imagination of the people. You can use the speaker to play foot-tapping music while hosting parties and events.
The name LuguLake Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker System evokes quality and performance. It delivers sound signals with no traces of attenuation.
LuguLake can be wall mounted to deliver impeccable sound effect to the users. In addition, more than 100 FM channels are present to provide music of different genres.
You can enjoy the low-frequency sound of the speaker because of the 8-inch woofer sub drivers. They work in tandem to deliver a room-filling audio experience for the users.
The sound bar is a good home theater tool so that the people can have a good time.
One of the most important attributes of the device is that it can synchronize the blue tooth devices quite easily.
Speakers should be idly used in the living room, bedroom, and classrooms.
LG SH4 2.1 Channel 300W ( Wireless Soundbar Subwoofer )
Unique sound clarity is the primary attribute of the LG Electronics SH4 2.1version. Play the music with the current product and find out how it raises the music to an entirely different level.
Customers on buying the product would get one year warranty both on the labor and on the parts. Additional accessories comprise of AC power adapters and AAA batteries.
In addition, two power cables are also available to the users. A separate subwoofer is also included to impart bass into the sound signals.
The speaker offers 300w nominal power to the users. All you have to do is to connect to the music system through the wireless technology to be on the go.
Dolby Digital decoder offers multi channel audio to deliver sterling performance to the users.
It’s streamlined appearance gels quite well with the contemporary televisions of the modern times.
Blue tooth 4.0 interface allows the users to connect to the blue tooth enabled devices.
Yamaha YSP-1400, in fact, a digital sound projector comprising of 8 small drivers placed in the middle. Sound signals emitted from the device bounces off the walls and creates a sterling effect.
Subwoofers combined with the product seem to be like jet afterburners. Yamaha has continued the tradition of combining LED lights to the left of the device while the right side contains control buttons such as power and volume.
All the ports are situated at the backside of the device and an output port is also included to create subwoofer sound.
IR repeater feature in the system is fully capable of blocking the receiver on the TV and Dolby Digital decoding.
In addition, 5.1 virtual channel configurations along with surround sound provide the impeccable performance to the users.
Remote control of the device helps to control the extensive digital processing capability of YSP-1400.
Users can also change the dynamic compression of the sound so that it seamlessly switches into the loud mode.
As the name suggests, the product is ideal for television ranging between the 27 to 42 inches. Notice the super clear dialog reproduction from the speaker that captures the imagination of the people.
AccuVoice feature is incorporated in the device to introduce new clarity into the music you are listening via televisions.
Loud commercial technology plays an important role in connecting the speakers to different types of multimedia devices.
One of the most important attributes is that powerful sound is emitted from a small console.
You can easily run the flat panel TVs of today with the system. Extra inputs are included to deliver terrific sound and crystal clear vocals to the users.
If the commercial is advertising the products, the sound is automatically lowered without manual intervention.
Annoying display of volume and bass are absent in the current device, therefore you do not have to struggle with the same while listening to the music inside the living room.
If your TV speaker isn’t enough for you and wants to add more sound to a better quality.
Then choosing a soundbar is a smart choice. Above in our list, we have listed some soundbar for under 200 that are worth each and every penny. However, if you didn’t find one from the list.
To find out all the information. That you can so you don’t end up buying something that is junk. On a happier note, nowadays. There are actually plenty of systems that can easily fit your preferred price range.
And can also give you the epic sounds. That you have always dreamed of. For a price that’s easy to reach. You get to enjoy your favorite music and elevate your movie experience to a whole new, different level.
To help you in choosing your new soundbar system. I have compiled this of options that stood out from the rest with their awesome specifications. That would definitely meet your finicky standards. And, what’s more, they only cost less than $200.[/su_box]
I have shared everything about above top 15 soundbars under 200 dollars. And I hope that you liked these soundbars and my work.
But I thought that you could be confused after reading this full article, that which one will be best for you. Because all the soundbars are awesome in the quality.
So, let me make your work easy. Personally, I am the fan of real quality and music over the brand. Branded items are best, and I know that.
But I always prefer quality. First, it doesn’t matter that which brand it is coming from. Well, if you want to go for a well-known brand, then Samsung, Sony, JBL, and Bose, can be the best choice for you.
Because these beasts have really good sound quality. But, if you are looking for the something new and genuine, then also, I have shared other soundbars too.
So, by this article, you can get a perfect soundbar for you. If I wanna suggest you something according to my personal experience, then my experience was too good with JBL Xtreme, and Vizio S3821W-C0 38-INCH. Both the soundbars are good and, these soundbars can serve you can serve you the world-class quality of surround, clear beats, and bass.
Well, I am suggesting these two soundbars, but it doesn’t mean that other soundbars are not good. It is just my opinion, but every person has his/her unique taste.
Then, just read every single thing carefully about these soundbars and then, you can choose the choose the best one for you. Because if you are paying for something, then you always look up for the best product for you.
And money is yours, then only you can take the best decision, that which product is best for you. I hope you will get the best soundbar for you.
- 1 What To Look For
- 2 Yamaha YAS-107BL- Best Soundbar Under $200
- 3 JBL Boost TV – Highly Recommended
- 4 VIZIO S3821W-CO 38-inch
- 5 BOSE Soundlink MINI II
- 6 Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer
- 7 JBL Xtreme
- 8 VIZIO SB3821-C6
- 9 Samsung HW K360
- 10 Razer Leviathan
- 11 Polk Audio MagniFi one
- 12 VIZIO SB2920-C6 29-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
- 13 Yamaha YAS-106
- 14 Samsung HW-K450 Watt (Wireless)
- 15 Samsung HW-J550 2.1 Channel 320 Watt Wireless Audio Soundbar
- 16 Pyle Wi-Fi Sound Bar Speakers
- 17 LuguLake Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
- 18 LG SH4 2.1 Channel 300W ( Wireless Soundbar Subwoofer )
- 19 Yamaha YSP-1400BL Soundbar Speaker System
- 20 ZVOX Sound Base 330 24” Sound Bar
- 21 Summary