Best Smart TVs With the Best Built in Sound

Don't rely on a sound bar for great sound--start with the TV first. 


Sure, picture quality in a smart TV is important. It’s obviously pretty high up the ladder when it comes to important aspects of a new television, that’s for sure. But there’s one other aspect integral to an excellent viewing experience (and some might say the most important): the audio. You need a home entertainment system to help deliver on the sound your favorite movies feature, or else you may as well be watching on a small tube TV with headphones. Here are some excellent TVs that deliver in terms of sound and picture quality. Prepare your ears!

1. LG OLED65E8PUA 65-Inch 4K Smart TV

This TV may be a bit on the pricey side, but you’re paying for absolutely excellent picture quality in attention to bumping bass, satisfying rumble during pivotal movie moments, and high-pitched treble thanks to its dedicated built-in sound bar. You can hear the speaking bits when there’s plenty of dialogue and you get to hear every single explosion that breaks through your TV set. It has a near-instant response time, very little blurring, and a picture that anyone would be jealous of, but most of all its sound is breathtaking.

2. Vizio P-Series Quantum 65” Class 4K Smart TV

This option is a much less expensive option than some of the other great-sounding TVs out there, but it’s still high up there. Not only does it feature great viewing angles, rich blacks and a wide range of colors for HDR, but it also has crystal-clear audio. It’ll get louder than you probably would ever need, and you can feel the bass during more action-packed scenes in your seats. Plus, it’s from a reasonably reliable budget TV manufacturer.

3. Samsung UN55RU7100FXZA 55-inch 4K UHD Smart TV

We’ve looked at an upper and mid-tier option for smart TVs with excellent audio, but this particular choice is the most affordable TV out of the mix. If you don’t want to break the bank for a TV with great audio, you’ll want to give this Samsung model a look. It’ll get pretty loud, though it won’t shake your living room. That’s okay, though—it’s got deep colors and HDR support and a crystal-clear screen. It’s also quite responsive, making it a good choice for viewing your favorite TV shows or playing games. Either way, it’ll do fantastically when it comes to offering great sound.

4. Samsung QN65Q80RAFXZA 65-inch 4K UHD Smart TV

This LED TV can get extremely loud, with a satisfying amount of bumping and rumbling. But when the time comes to listen closely to soft-spoken conversation, it can handle that, too. It doesn’t have as many true colors and blacks as some of the other TVs on our list, but it does feature a great contrast ratio and it handles motion well. Most importantly, it can handle juts about any audio issue you need it to, especially since you’re not going to be pairing it with a sound bar – that’s impressive in and of itself.