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Top 10 Best Soundbar In India (Updated 2021)

Looking for a way to improve your TV viewing audio experience?

Great! You’ve come to a great place. Soundbars are one of the latest audio technologies that bring immersive experience without a bunch of speaker boxes.

But how do you know which is the best soundbar for your home when hundreds of models are available in the market?

Simple way is to do proper research. But most of you don’t have time to research every model out there. But, it’ Okay! We’ve done the research for you.

To find the list of top 10 best soundbars in India, we analysed (and tested few) a total of 28 models that are available in multiple e-commerce platforms. Specifically, we looked at overall build quality, audio quality, availability of ports and connections, etc so that you get a deep idea about each model.

So, here are the models that surprised us with their performances. Check them out in the below table. To see a detailed review of a particular model, simply click on the corresponding name.

Best Soundbar In India

NoModel NameOutput
1Sony HT-Z9F 3.1 Ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar400 W
2Sony HT-RT3 Real 5.1ch Soundbar System600 W
3Boat Aavante Bar 1700D 2.1 Soundbar120 W
4Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos200 W
5Philips HTL3310 2.1 Soundbar160 W
6Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar120 W
7Bose Solo 5 Soundbar
8Samsung T45E 2.1 Channel Soundbar200 W
9Blaupunkt SBW100 Wired Soundbar120 W
10Mi Soundbar with 8 Speaker Drivers

*If price or price range for any product is specified in this article, then please note that they are highly dynamic and are subject to change without any further notice. HomeSet or e-commerce partners do not hold any responsibility for a change in future. This article is based on the last updated price on 24th September 2020.

This article contains the best of best soundbars in all price ranges that are currently available in India. 

If you have a specific budget, you can check out our budget specific articles that give a lot of options in your price range.

Also, note that we are not mentioning many models from Bose, because they are very expensive for Indian audience. If you want to experience supreme audio quality from Bose, you either need to purchase Bose Soundbar 500 or Bose Soundbar 700 along with their Bass unit which will bring the total bill above a lakh!

If you prefer watching video than reading article, here’s the same content in video format.

Coming back to this article, let’s have a detailed review on each of the models listed in the list of best soundbars in India.

1. Sony HT-Z9F 3.1 Ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Sony HT-Z9F is one of Sony’s premium home theater soundbar systems in India with a lot of cutting edge audio technologies employed.

If money is not a concern and you want the best possible audio experience from Sony, then this is the model you should get.

It comes equipped with all the latest generation audio technologies like Dolby Atmos, Virtual DTS X, support for High-Res Audio, built-in Chromecast, etc so that you get an outstanding immersive experience.

It has a lot to offer, but before going deep into all the benefits and functionalities let’s have a quick overview of all the basic specifications first.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output400 W
Sound Channel3.1
Dolby FormatDolby Atmos
SubwooferYes
Surround SoundYes
WiFiYes
HDMIYes
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

From all the soundbar home theater systems we’ve ever analyzed (and tested), Sony HT-Z9F is the only model that gave stiff competition to Bose soundbars, the global leader.

It delivers a stunning 3.1 channel Dolby Atmos sound that creates a virtual audio atmosphere to depict objects moving overhead very realistically.

Vertical Surround Engine, Sony’s latest technology lets you enjoy Dolby Atmos from a single sound bar unit without additional surround speakers. 

Even if the input audio does not have surround sound, Sony’s advanced digital processing system converts it to immersive surround sound. All you have to do is to press the Vertical S button in the remote.

The massive 400 Watts S-Force Pro Front Surround Sound output converts your home into a cinema theater that gives the perfect atmosphere for watching bass rich action and adventure movies.

Apart from all these features, it has different modes for Cinema, Music, Game, News and Sports, so that you get the immersive out of the world experience whatever you watch.

It also supports High-Res audio formats, that gives you the music experience closer to what musicians intended to deliver. If your input audio is not in High-Res format, Sony’s DSEE HX processing will digitally enhance your existing music to match the quality of High-Res audios. 

Overall, if you want the best audio quality money can buy, the Sony HT-Z9F is the best bet. Now, let’s talk about the ports and connectivity options this home theater offers.

Port & Connections

Sony HT-Z9F 3.1 channel Dolby Atmos sound bar comes with all the necessary ports and connectivity options you need to connect any device.

The soundbar home theater system comes with Wi-Fi connectivity. You can connect your TV or optional speakers wirelessly without any hustle. Also, Wireless multiroom connection is possible with this soundbar.

Since it has WiFi connectivity, you can connect and voice control the soundbar with the Alexa or Google Assistant enabled smart devices.

Alternatively, if you prefer a robust wired connection with TV, then you can use either HDMI ARC, optical input or Analog audio ports. But keep in mind that optical and analog ports do not support Dolby Atmos sound format.

You can use Bluetooth to connect your smartphone or tablet effortlessly. Also, the built-in chromecast feature lets you stream content directly from your Android device. If you use the Spotify music app, you can wirelessly stream your music from your phone by just connecting to home Wi-Fi.

Now you’ve seen all the benefits and features Sony HT-Z9F has to offer. Let’s see the overall pros and cons, so that you can easily decide whether it is for you or not.

Positives

  • Robust audio quality
  • Stimulated Dolby Atmos
  • Immersive surround sound with Vertical S
  • Powerful bass with subwoofer
  • Voice control with Alexa and Google Assistant 
  • Wireless music streaming with Spotify
  • Support for High-Res audio
  • Premium design and build quality
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty
  • Extended warranty available

Negatives

  • Very expensive

Final Verdict

Sony HT-Z9F 3.1 channel soundbar comes with all the advanced generation audio technologies to give you a cinema theater like experience in your home. 

It scores high in all the parameters like audio quality, rich bass, Dolby Atmos quality, surround sound experience, connectivity options, build and design, future proofing, etc.

We definitely recommend this model to anyone, if you can spend the asking price. Sony HT-Z9F deserves to be in the first spot in our list of best soundbars in India.

If you want to see more models from Sony, check out our exclusive article on the best Sony Home Theater System in India for 2020.

2. Sony HT-RT3 5.1 Ch Dolby Digital Soundbar

If you don’t know, Sony is a pioneer in the audio industry with decades of expertise and that is the reason why we have another model from Sony in our list of best soundbars in India. 

If you have a budget range under 20K, then there are not many Sony home theaters available and this is the best you can get for that price range.

As of 2020, Sony HT-RT3 5.1 is the highest selling and top rated soundbar home theatre system in Indian e-commerce platforms and our retail partners..

It doesn’t have tech savvy features like Dolby Atmos similar to the first model, but has all the necessary features to provide you an unmatched audio experience compared to other brands in this range.

Before diving deep into the audio features and benefits, let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications this soundbar possesses.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output600 W
Sound Channel5.1
SubwooferYes
Surround SoundYes
WiFiNo
HDMIYes
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

The 5.1 channel surround sound along with Dolby Digital gives you an immersive experience while watching your favorite movie or action sports. The massive 600 Watts sound output gives the experience of a cinema theater inside your home.

The rear speakers and an external sub woofer work with a 3 channel soundbar to deliver perfect cinematic surround sound, and the S-Master digital amplifier ensures every sound coming out of the box is in perfect sync.

The soundbar and two rear speakers deliver a balanced wide-frequency audio response and the external sub woofer adds more bass to deliver a rich audio output that gives you goosebumps.

Note: For experiencing 5.1 channel surround sound you should ensure that the content you’re playing has 5.1 channel output.

Port & Connections

Sony HT-RT3 5.1 sound bar comes with all the necessary ports and connectivity options you ever need. 

It has NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to connect with smartphones or other devices without any wires. All you have to do is touch the N mark on the sub woofer with your NFC enabled smartphone or other devices and start playing your music.

If you don’t have NFC, then you can manually pair your phone with bluetooth and enjoy the music wirelessly.

With HDMI ARC, audio is carried back to the soundbar from compatible TVs, without the need for audio cable. So, every device connected to the TV can now be heard through the multi bar and no need to connect each device separately.

Apart from these connections, it also comes with USB ports and optical input for easy connection to USB devices and DVD or Blu-Ray players that provide optical output.

Positives

  • Balanced audio quality
  • Rich bass
  • Dolby Digital
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • Subwoofer included
  • NFC and Bluetooth
  • USB, HDMI and Optical ports
  • Good build quality 
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty
  • Extended warranty available

Negatives

  • Sub woofer build quality could’ve improved

Final Verdict

Sony HT-RT3 5.1 channel soundbar comes with all the necessary features you expect in a soundar in this price range. With a massive 600 watts sound output with 5.1 channel surround sound and dolby digital, this soundbar is arguably the best soundbar under 20000 in India.

If you want to save an extra thousand bucks, you can choose Sony HT-S350 which comes with a 21.1 channel surround sound. Except the lack of USB port, it has all the features you need in a mid range soundbar with a subwoofer.

3. Boat Aavante Bar 1700D 2.1 Soundbar

In India high quality audio products were reserved for only high income people in early days. But Boat is the brand that revolutionized the industry by offering supreme products at a comparatively cheaper price.

Boat Aavante Series is one such group of products that gained an audience very quickly after it’s launch. Boat Aavante Bar 1700D is one of their premium products with all the bells and whistles an audiophile expects in a sound bar.

It is a 2.1 channel surround sound system with Dolby Digital Plus technology and an external sub woofer to deliver the best audio experience in this price range.

The soundbar has a sleek and premium design that adds to the beauty of your room as much as it adds to the immersive surround audio experience.

Let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications before diving deep into the audio features and benefits.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output120 Watts
Multi Channel2.1 Channel
SubwooferYes, External
Dolby Digital Plus
SNR72 dB
BluetoothYes
HDMI PortYes
USB PortYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

Boat Aavante Bar 1700D is one of their premium products launched at a very high price compared to what it is now. The audio quality you get from this little bar is out of the world experience compared to other soundbars in similar range.

Its 2.1 Channel surround sound with Dolby Digital or Digital Plus technology gives you an alternate dimension in sound which you’ve never experienced. 

If your content has Dolby Digital Plus output, then soundbar will deliver audio in the same Digital Plus format and if input does not support, then Dolby Digital format is used. Eitherway, audio quality will be top notch.

The sound bar system is capable of delivering a maximum of 120 watts of audio output, 60 Watts from soundbar and 60 Watts from powerful sub woofer that helps in boosting the overall bass to produce a punchy audio experience.

Ports & Connections

The sound bar system comes with all the necessary ports and connections you need to connect with any device including TV, smartphone, gaming console, bluray player, etc.

The best way to connect your TV is with HDMI because the ARC connection allows you to control both TV and soundbar with a single remote. 

If you don’t have an additional HDMI in TV, then you can connect it using Bluetooth or analog audio input port.

To connect your phone or other gadgets, it is best to use Bluetooth because this sound bar comes with the latest generation Bluetooth 5.0 chip set which has wider range and excellent connectivity.

Apart from the Bluetooth and HDMI ARC, it also comes with an optical port for connecting with older generation consoles or blu-ray players and a USB port for multipurpose connectivity.

Positives

  • Fantastic audio quality over HDMI ARC
  • Perfect for bass lovers
  • 120 Watts sound output
  • HDMI ARC connectivity
  • Bluetooth 5.0 for wide range
  • USB, AUX and Optical connectivity
  • Premium look with great build quality
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • No HDMI cable in box
  • Basic remote with average build
  • Audio quality in Bluetooth and AUX could’ve been better

Final Verdict

If you have a limited budget, then this is the best soundbar you should get. For the price you pay, you will be getting fantastic audio quality with rich and powerful bass that can be compared to more expensive models from other brands.

We definitely recommend this model to anyone if your budget is less than 10K in India.

4. Sony HT-X8500 Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is one of the mid range soundbars available in Indian market with Dolby Atmos audio format.

If you want to experience Dolby Atmos audio on a budget, then this is the best model you can get from a reliable brand.

It is a 2.1 channel Dolby Atmos soundbar with a built in subwoofer. It retains most of the audio technologies present in the bigger brother including Vertical Surround Engine, S-Force Pro Surround Sound, DTS:X, etc.

Let’s see the basic specifications of this model before diving deep into the benefits, positives and negatives.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output200 W
Sound Channel5.1
SubwooferInternal
Dolby FormatDolby Atmos
Surround SoundYes
WiFiNo
HDMIYes
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

Sony HT-X8500 is one of the mid range premium branded soundbars in India that has Dolby Atmos surround sound.

This soundbar gives you a cinematic three-dimensional surround sound enriched with deeper bass. All this is achieved with the 2.1 the multi channel output along with DTS:X technology.

Sony claims Virtual Surround Engine creates a virtual audio sphere where audio from all directions constitute a simulated 7.1.2 surround sound experience, but it’s little overstretched. We experienced good virtual surround sound, but definitely not comparable to 7.1.2 systems.

It delivers a combined audio output of 200 Watts with the help of two speakers at the center and a subwoofer on each side.

Sony’s high end digital sound processing technology, S-Force Pro Front Surround Sound converts your home into a mini movie hall that gives the ideal atmosphere for watching any kind of movies or action sports.

Like it’s expensive brothers, it also comes with different optimized sound modes for different situations. These include Cinema, Music, Game, News and Sports.

Port & Connections

Sony HT-X8500 2.1 channel soundbar has all the industry standard connectivity options and ports except WiFi.

You can connect your TV with the soundbar in two ways, either wirelessly or with wires. If you go by wireless method, your TV needs to have an inbuilt Bluetooth chipset.

If your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth, then you need to use either HDMI ARC, optical input or analog audio input port. Since Dolby Atmos is an advanced technology, only HDMI ARC ports support it as of now.

Apart from these connections, it also comes with USB ports so that you can play music from your old USB music players or memory drives.

Positives

  • Excellent audio quality
  • Punchy bass
  • Dolby Atmos format
  • Virtual Surround Engine with DTS:X
  • Powerful internal subwoofers
  • 200 Watts maximum audio output
  • HDMI ARC, USB, Optical and AUX ports
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • Great design and build quality 
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty
  • Extended warranty available

Negatives

  • Little overpriced
  • Surround sound need to be improved
  • No LED Display 

Final Verdict

Sony HT-X8500 is a great home theater soundbar system from Sony to experience Dolby Atmos audio for people who cannot afford expensive models.

It has all the latest generation audio technologies that gives you an immersive surround sound if you have a medium sized room.

If you want to see more models from Sony, check out our exclusive article on the best Sony Home Theater System in India for 2020.

5. Philips HTL3310 2.1 Soundbar

Philips is one of the global brands that has a strong customer base in India for a variety of different categories and one such category is bluetooth speakers and soundbars.

Philips HTL3310 2.1 Soundbar is the successor to one of their previous top selling models launched way back in 2014. This model comes with a wireless subwoofer and all the latest features you expect in a soundbar.

The simple angled design and low profile makes this sound bar a delight to the viewers eyes. It can be either wall mounted or placed on a table underneath your TV according to your wish.

To know whether this will suit your needs well or not, check out all the basic specifications, benefits, pros and cons of this model.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output160 W
Sound Channel2.1
SubwooferYes
Surround SoundYes
WiFiNo
HDMIYes
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

Philips HTL3310 soundbar comes with 2.1 channel surround sound and the sub woofer   that gives you a thrilling sound experience compared to what your TV already has or cheaper soundbars you are familiar with. 

The soundbar system is capable of producing a total of 160 Watts sound output, 100 Watts from soundbar and 60 Watts from sub woofer. It is more than enough for the majority of medium sized rooms in Indian cities. 

The wireless sub woofer supports the Dolby Digital surround sound format for a more expansive and immersive experience. It has multiple audio modes like cinema, music, sports, games, etc which you can set according to your needs.

Port & Connections

Philips HTL3310 2.1 channel soundbar comes with all the essential ports and connections you need so that you can paior a TV or gaming console or smartphone. 

You can connect your TV with either HDMI or Bluetooth depending on your choice. But it is advised to connect via HDMI because this soundbar has HDMI ARC which lets you control both soundbar and TV with a single remote.

Apart from Bluetooth and HDMI connection, it also comes with USB ports for connecting multiple devices and an optical input for easy integration with TVs, DVD or Blu-Ray players or consoles that have optical output.

Positives

  • Crispy and punchy audio quality
  • Subwoofer produces great bass
  • Dolby sound, if content supports
  • 2.1 channel surround
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB and Optical ports
  • HDMI ARC ports
  • Reasonable price
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • Sometimes Bluetooth connection is not reliable
  • Build quality could’ve been better
  • Service is not good in few areas

Final Verdict

If you don’t have the budget for the more expensive Sony model mentioned previously, then you should get this. It has all the features except NFC connection, which is not a big deal.

Apart from a few temporary issues, this soundbar does not have any major problems. So we definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a soundbar in the range of 15K.

6. Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar

Yamaha does not need any introduction if we are talking about audio and musical instruments. This is not exactly in the sub 20K range, but most of the time during sales or with offers you can get it under 20K.

Yamaha YAS-109 is a smart soundbar with a lot of features you never saw in any of the models we’ve discussed so far. These include built in Alexa voice search, smart home control, dual subwoofers, etc. 

Let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications before going deep into all the audio features and benefits Yamaha YAS-109 has to offer.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output120 W
SubwooferInternal
Surround SoundYes
WiFiYes
HDMIYes
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

Yamaha YAS-109 comes with an innovative feature DTS Virtual:X which delivers an exhilarating surround sound by DTS. DTS Virtual:X covers the audience with a 3D sound field that comes from all the directions around you.

The all in one soundbar contains dual subwoofers and it delivers a total of 120 Watts crystal clear audio output that is more than enough for the majority of small to medium sized rooms. It has multiple surround mode presets to immerse you in different experiences.

The soundbar has a special mode called Clear Voice that automatically analyzes the dialogues and delivers the output in correct volume. You don’t need to adjust the volume always whenever the scene changes from dialogue to action.

Port & Connections

Yamaha YAS-109 soundbar comes with all the necessary connections and few smart controls that you never saw in any of the other models we’ve reviewed so far. 

With inbuilt Alexa voice integration you can control all the settings of the soundbar with voice commands. Also, with the Yamaha app you can use voice to control multiple smart home appliances through a sound bar.

It comes with Bluetooth connection and you can pair your smartphone or TV. Alternatively, to stream music from your smartphone you can use Spotify Connect and Amazon Music for uninterrupted playback.

Apart from bluetooth, it also comes with an HDMI port, USB port for connecting devices and an optical input for easy integration with TVs, DVD or Blu-Ray players that provide optical output. With HDMI-CEC, you can use your TV remote for controlling both TV and soundbar.

Positives

  • Fantastic audio quality
  • Punchy bass
  • 3D surround sound experience
  • Internal dual subwoofers
  • Inbuilt Alexa voice control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • HDMI CEC, USB and Optical ports
  • Excellent build quality and design
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • Expensive
  • Android app lacks many features

Final Verdict

Yamaha YAS-109 is currently one of the best soundbars under 20000 in India with a lot of exciting features like built in Alexa support, dual subwoofers, etc. If you are a tech enthusiast who loves advanced features, then you will love this soundbar.

So, it is a decision you have to make. If you want the advanced voice control and Virtual 3D sound, purchase this model. If you think those are not necessary, then go with the Sony HT-RT3 which gives more value for money.

7. Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Bose is currently the best brand for soundbars and home audio systems in the world. Period! Without mentioning a product from Bose, any lists of audio devices will be incomplete.

But you may be wondering why this model is placed at the bottom of the list? It is because this is the entry level soundbar from Bose with a lot of standard features missing and still it’s marginally above the expensive 20K price range.

Even though it is an entry level model, the sound quality from this soundbar can be compared with the more expensive sony or samsung models. The sound bar is very versatile, that it can be placed anywhere and get immersive audio experience.

If you want to experience supreme quality from Bose, you either need to purchase Bose Soundbar 500 or Bose Soundbar 700 which are very expensive compared to all other models in this list.

Before going deep into all the audio features and benefits this soundbar has to offer, let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output
Sound Channel2.1
SubwooferInbuilt
Surround SoundYes
WiFiNo
HDMINo
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

This soundbar comes with 2.1 channel surround sound with an internal sub woofer that gives you an excellent audio experience compared to what your TV already has. It is a great addition to your HD TV so that you can experience movies the way filmmakers intended.

Bose never mentions their sound output in watts but that doesn’t mean it’s low. Bose products have the best audio output in the industry, they’re very confident that numbers don’t matter and only quality matters.

The soundbar has a special mode that automatically analyzes the sound sources and distinguishes between music and dialogues efficiently to deliver crispy audio even if dialogue volume is too low.

You can adjust the bass according to your preference with the bass control button in the remote. Whether you are watching drama, music or concert, you can tune easily.

Port & Connections

This is where Bose Solo 5 lags behind other models in the list of best soundbars under 20000 in India. It does not have HDMI, WiFi control and USB.

The best way to connect your TV is using either optical port, coaxial or analog whichever outputs your TV offers.

The Bose Solo 5 soundbar’s Bluetooth link is capable of stable operation at up to 10 metres. But performance will be affected if obstacles such as walls or metal, interference from Wi-Fi networks or other wireless devices happens in between.

It comes with a universal remote control which can be used to control all of your devices including TV, Blu ray player, gaming console, etc.

Positives

  • Excellent audio quality
  • Great bass
  • Surround sound
  • Internal subwoofer to boost bass
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Excellent build quality
  • Analog aux port and Optical port
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • No HDMI port
  • No USB port
  • Expensive

Final Verdict

If you want the ultimate audio quality, but can live with the limitations in connection options, then Bose Solo 5 soundbar is a good choice and we highly recommend it. But we feel HDMI is the future and a model without HDMI with such a high price tag is not a great investment.

If you are looking for a Bose model only, we highly recommend you to spend a few thousands more to get more advanced Bose soundbars. Check out our latest article on best soundbars in India which lists advanced models from Bose and other brands.

8. Samsung T45E 2.1 Channel Soundbar

Samsung needs no introduction in India! If you have a budget on the lower end of 10000 to 20000 Rs price range, then there is no better model than Samsung T45E 2.1 channel soundbar.

It comes with a 2.1 channel soundbar with a powerful subwoofer. Also, it has optimized modes for different types of content like movies, sports, music, games, etc.

Before going deep into all the audio features and benefits this soundbar has to offer, let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output200 W
Sound Channel2.1
SubwooferYes
Surround SoundYes
WiFiNo
HDMINo
BluetoothYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

This soundbar comes with 2.1 channel surround and 6.5” sub woofer  that gives you a superior audio experience compared to what your TV already has. 

It produces a total of 200 Watts sound output that is more than enough for the majority of middle class homes.

The soundbar has a special algorithm that automatically analyzes the sound sources and optimizes the audio track. It has done a great job in differentiating different scenarios like loud sports or drama with quiet dialogue.

It has a dedicated Game Mode that optimizes your sound to the game you’re playing and cross-talk cancellation technology removes all the distracting sounds so that you hear crystal clear audio from the right direction.

Port & Connections

Samsung T45E 2.1 channel soundbar comes with a few essential ports and connections you need to have a superior audio experience with TV or smartphone. Also, with a single remote you can control both your TV and soundbar.

If your TV has Bluetooth connectivity, then it is the best way to connect your soundbar because this soundbar lacks HDMI port.

Apart from Bluetooth connection, it also comes with USB ports for connecting multiple devices and optical input for easy integration with TVs, DVD or Blu-Ray players that provide optical output.

The Wireless Surround Kit lets you expand your soundbar to a surround sound system easily without the mess of wires. If needed, you can create a channel system for a true surround sound experience by purchasing additional speakers in future.

Positives

  • Balanced audio quality
  • Average bass
  • Dolby Digital
  • 2.1 surround sound
  • Subwoofer included
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB and Optical ports
  • Reasonable price
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • No HDMI port
  • Build quality could’ve been better

Final Verdict

If your TV has either an optical port or bluetooth connection, then Samsung T45E 2.1 channel soundbar is a good choice and we highly recommend it. But If you want more robust connectivity options like HDMI, FC, etc, you may have to look at various other options in our list of best soundbars in India.

9. Blaupunkt SBW100 Wired Soundbar

Blaupunkt is an German audio tech brand with a lot of positive customers worldwide. They entered Indian market very late compared to other brands like Sony and Samsung, but got a quick audience base because of their powerful audio devices.

Blaupunkt SBW100 is currently one of the highest selling and top rated sounders under 10000 Rs in multiple Indian e-commerce platforms.

It is a 2.1 channel surround sound system that delivers 120 Watts powerful audio with a 6.5 inch wired external sub woofer.

The soundbar comes with a sleek european design that will match and improve the overall style and elegance of your hall.

Check out the basic specifications and all the benefits this soundbar has to offer along with pos and cons so that you can easily decide whether it will suit you or not.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output120 Watts
Multi Channel2.1 Channel
SubwooferYes, External
Dolby No
BluetoothYes
HDMI PortYes
USB PortYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

Blaupunkt SBW100 is one of the top rated and highest selling best soundbars under 10000 Rs in Indian market. People are loving this soundbar because of the high quality audio it delivers.

Blaupunkt is an German audio tech brand that has almost a century of experience in audio devices and that expertise is proved by the audio coming out of their products. 

The 2.1 channel surround sound system with the combined 120 watts of powerful audio from both soundbar and 6.5 inch sub woofer immerses you into the next level of audio experience.

It comes with 4 different modes for delivering optimized audio experience while watching movies, news, 3D and music listening.

Ports & Connections

The Blaupunkt SBW100 soundbar system comes with all the essential ports and connections you need to connect with any device of your choice.

With this soundbar you can connect your TV in three ways. If you prefer wireless connection, pair your Bluetooth enabled TV with the soundbar and enjoy the audio.

If you prefer a robust wired connection, then you can connect the TV with a HDMI cable. This is the ideal connection because HDMI ARC allows you to control both TV and soundbar with a single remote.

Some TVs have only one HDMI port and it might be already used by your DTH set top box. If that’s the case, you can hook a soundbar with an analog audio port and get a worry free connection.

Apart from the Bluetooth, AUX and HDMI ARC, it also comes with a USB port so that you can connect USB devices seamlessly and enjoy the content. 

Positives

  • Rich audio output
  • Perfect highs, mids and lows
  • 6.5” subwoofer delivers powerful bass
  • 120 Watts sound output
  • HDMI ARC connectivity
  • Wide bluetooth connectivity
  • USB and AUX ports
  • Premium look with great build quality
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • No optical input
  • Volume will be low in large rooms
  • Remote range is less

Final Verdict

For the price you pay, you will be getting great audio quality with even highs, lows and mids. The 6.5” subwoofer delivers rich and powerful bass that will give you a perfect audio experience if your room is not large.

This model definitely deserves a spot on our list of best soundbars in India and you can buy it without any second thought.

10. Mi Soundbar with 8 Speaker Drivers

In the early days, if you had a budget less than 5000 Rs, then it was really hard to get a decent soundbar in India.

But Mi soundbar entered the industry with a bang! Within a few months, it became one of the highest selling and top rated soundbars in Indian e-commerce platforms, but with a catch!

If you have a Mi TV, then this soundbar will be a great investment as an additional TV accessory. If not, it can be used as a good Bluetooth speaker.

It has a total of 8 speakers inside the single bar which gives you a great audio output compared to what you get from budget TVs alone. Since it is a low cost model, it does not come with advanced features that you saw in other models.

Before going further into the audio quality and other features, let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications.

Basic Specifications

Audio Output
Multi ChannelNo
SubwooferInternal
Dolby No
BluetoothYes
HDMI PortNo
USB PortYes
Warranty1 Year

Audio Quality

As I already said, there are not many soundbars available in this price range. But out of all models, this is a great soundbar with a decent sound quality.

It has a total of 8 speakers including tweeters and actuators to produce better audio compared to what your budget TV already has. 

If you have a TV worth 40K+ either from Sony, LG or Samsung then you should not consider this model because those TVs can produce better audio than this.

Since there are no cutting edge technologies involved in this soundbar, there is nothing to talk about except how good the audio is. 

Overall, the audio is good with good crisp treble, even highs and lows and decent bass. For the money you pay, it does a good job.

Ports & Connections

Mi soundbar system comes with few ports and connectivity options, but lacks the important HDMI option.

If your TV has a S/PDIF port, then you can use it to connect with the soundbar and that delivers the best available sound similar to HDMI. But as of now, only Mi smart TVs have the port.

If you prefer wireless connection, then you can use Bluetooth to connect. It also comes with optical and Aux ports to connect with TV.

Out of all the ports, S/PDIF gives the best sound output followed by optical port and Bluetooth. We won’t recommend the AUX port since the delivered audio had really high distortions and low volume.

Apart from all these, it also comes with a USB port so that you can connect USB devices like pen drive or hard disk to play music. 

Speaking about control, you won’t get any remote with this model. Also, your TV remote cannot be used with this because of the lack of HDMI ARC.

So if you want to mute soundbar you need to do it by pressing buttons on the soundbar which is really an irritating task when you are sitting away from the TV.

Positives

  • Decent audio output
  • Perfect highs, mids and lows
  • Average bass
  • Perfect for Mi TV owners
  • Wide bluetooth connectivity
  • USB, Optical and AUX ports
  • Very low price
  • Premium look with good build quality
  • 1 year comprehensive warranty

Negatives

  • No HDMI connection
  • Best audio only through S/PDIF port
  • No remote control

Final Verdict

For the price you pay, you will be getting good audio quality with even highs, lows and mids. The bass is also commendable, if your room is small.

The real issue comes when we talk about connectivity and control options. If you have a Mi TV, then without rethinking you can buy this model. But for others, it’s better to consider a little more expensive Boat Aavante Bar series.

Best Soundbar In India – Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Whenever we are planning to buy a new product, it’s quite natural to have a lot of doubts. And you deserve the right to know the answers as well.

In this section, let’s answer some of the frequently asked questions related to soundbars.

Which is best soundbar in India?

As of 2020, Bose Soundbar 700 is the absolute best soundbar you can buy if you have the budget for it. But for a budget conscious customer Sony HT-RT3 Real 5.1 channel Soundbar System or Boat Aavante Bar 1700D 2.1 Soundbar is a great choice.

Which JBL soundbar is best?

Based on all the models we analysed and tested, JBL Bar 2.1 Channel Soundbar is the overall best model from JBL money can buy. But if you want a budget option under Rs 10000 from JBL, then the all in one JBL Bar Studio Wireless Soundbar is a perfect choice.

Which soundbar is better Sony or JBL?

Sony and JBL are pioneers in the audio industry with multiple decades of expertise. It is definitely not possible to find out whether one is better than the other.

But from our audio tests and analysis, we found that the overall audio quality is little better in JBL (marginally). But if you are a bass lover, then hands down Sony is the king. Even Sony’s medium budget soundbars deliver equivalent bass of JBL’s premium models.

Can I add speakers to the soundbars?

Not every soundbars, but there are soundbars that allow you to add external speakers so that you can improve the overall audio experience. Some premium models from Bose or Sony allow you to add wireless speakers whereas some mid range models have the provision to connect extra speakers with wires.

What size of soundbar should you buy?

It is advised to get a soundbar that will approximately match the length of the TV, if you are wall mounting. 

But it is rare to find a soundbar that will match your TV’s exact dimensions, so go for little smaller models and not larger ones. For example, if your TV length is 60 cm, 50-60 cm soundbars give the most aesthetically pleasing look.

What connectivity options are available in soundbars?

The standard connectivity option you find in the majority of the soundbars in mid to premium budget range is HDMI ARC and it is a necessity, if you are future proofing your soundbar.

Apart from HDMI, premium models from Sony and Bose have WiFi connectivity with voice control enabled. Also, optical input, Bluetooth, USB and analog audio ports are commonly seen.

Apart from these, if you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment below. We’ll get back to you as fast as possible.

Wrapping Up

So, let’s wrap up the list of the best soundbars in India. I really believe that this article helped you to make a decision on choosing the best soundbar for your home.

If you decided your pick already, then great! I’ll be delighted to know which soundbar you chose. If you have time, feel free to leave a comment below with the reason so that it can benefit other readers also.

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