Includes CTA certification to play high-resolution audio at the proper quality level with 24-bit upsampling. Offers Chromecast built-in streaming option. 500 watts of power. Includes support for audio found in 4K video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility. Has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options for streaming music.
Extremely high price tag versus other types of soundbars. Complex setup.
Simple 2.1 channel design in a soundbar makes it easy to set up and use. Includes a wireless subwoofer. Can add more speakers wirelessly by purchasing them separately. Offers HDMI connectivity. May stream music from mobile devices through a Bluetooth connection. CTA certified for high-resolution audio.
Only has 2.1 channel audio output. No apps built into the soundbar.
Smart dual speaker design that allows you to place the 2 main speakers in a left/right configuration or in a front/back configuration for optimal layout in the room. Also includes a separate wireless subwoofer. Has an HDMI input for cabled connectivity. Includes Bluetooth connection option for streaming music.
A bit more complex than other soundbar systems. Some connection issues.
Includes 4.1 channels of audio and 360 watts of power, giving it plenty of high-end capabilities. Works especially well in small rooms. Slim soundbar design that has a slight curve to it to fit curved TVs. Easy to stream music from mobile devices. Has Chromecast built into the hardware for easy streaming of music.
High price tag. Some problems with cut outs of the audio from time to time.
Easy to stream music through the soundbar from a mobile device through a Bluetooth connection. Basic soundbar that will be easy to configure, while still delivering decent audio quality. Makes use of Adaptive Sound Control technology that matches the sound output to the type of audio being played.
Not really made for those seeking top-flight audio quality. Only 100 watts of power.
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