Best Soundbars Under $100

Great sound on the cheap. 

Soundbar, TaoTronics Three Equalizer Mode Audio Speaker for TV, 32-Inch Wired & Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Soundbar, Optical/Aux/RCA Connection, Wall Mountable, Remote Control

In the market for a new soundbar for your home entertainment system but aren’t working with a lofty budget? You’re in luck! There are several cheap options out there, all of which will perform as advertised. That said, which ones are the best and provide the best value? We’ve made a short list for you to check out for the best soundbars under $100.

VIZIO SB3820-C6

VIZIO SB3820-C6 38-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
VIZIO SB3820-C6

Vizio is already well known for its budget-friendly TVs, so it should come as a huge surprise that it also makes TV peripherals at equally compelling price points. The SB3820-C6 hits all the right marks at a price that’s right under $100.

Offering 100 db of crisp sound, accompanied by ultra deep bass, this is a subwoofer that provides the best of both worlds without a subwoofer. You can also expect audio support for the likes of Dolby Digital, DTS Studio SoundTM, DTS Tru Volume TM, and DTS TruSurround. In addition, the soundbar also ships with built-in Bluetooth, you can also send your music from your phone directly to the soundbar for TV-free listening.

If you’re really on a budget or have a smaller TV, there’s a 29-inch version of this particular soundbar model that’s under $80, just in case the 38-inch option is too big or too expensive for you.

AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar

AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofer
AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar 

If you’re trying to keep it basic, then AmazonBasics is where to start. For the most part, Amazon’s budget-minded products—no matter what the category, are fairly solid. And judging by the reviews of this soundbar, it will provide an adequate (maybe not stellar) experience for under $100.

The 31.5-inch soundbar comes with a built-in subwoofer, capable of delivering ample sound and bass throughout the room it’s placed in. The full range stereo speaker can bring up to 92dB of sound. Three sound modes are available to ensure you’re getting the most appropriate experience, coming in standard, News, and Movie. Other features, like Bluetooth, are included, allowing you to stream your music to the soundbar.

TaoTronics 32-inch soundbar

Soundbar, TaoTronics Three Equalizer Mode Audio Speaker for TV, 32-Inch Wired & Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Stereo Soundbar, Optical/Aux/RCA Connection, Wall Mountable, Remote Control
TaoTronics  Soundbar

TaoTronics is responsible for some of the best budget noise canceling headphones you can find on Amazon today, showing that it knows a thing or two about sound. This knowhow has also translated into a simple, but great soundbar offering as well.

The 32-inch soundbar brings room-filling sound with its stereo speakers and can be connected via standard audio jack, optical port, Bluetooth, or RCA. Like the AmazonBasics option above it, this soundbar also offers three sound modes, including Music, Game, and Movie modes.

What makes this one of the better options is its price point, coming in at under $70. It’s a fine balance between features and price that many people will enjoy.

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