The 15 Best Soundbars in Singapore | 2019 Review & Buying Guide

Best Soundbars Singapore

TVs are only going to get more paper-thin. While this achieves a sleeker look, it also means that there is less in-built space for speakers – and correspondingly that compromises the sound experience.

 

We have the perfect aesthetically and aurally pleasing solution – the compact soundbar which produces powerful and encompassing surround-sound. The question then begets – which soundbar should I get? Here are the best soundbars you can find in Singapore today!

 


 

1. Xiaomi TV Soundbar

Best budget soundbar

Xiaomi TV Soundbar

  • Decent audio output with cinematic bass
  • Versatile placement (wall mountable)
  • Minimalistic Scandinavian design
  • 1-month warranty
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The Xiaomi TV Soundbar is definitely a steal at this price point. The sound output is elevated from that of your TV. The inbuilt bass is almost cinematic and definitely creates an additional sound dimension, With Bluetooth connectivity, you can also easily connect any device to it.

 

What really sold us on this Xiaomi Soundbar is not just the price, but the whole Scandinavian look of it. With a white body and grey fabric, it hardly even looks like a gadget but a complementary and aesthetically-pleasing display piece.

 

Get the Xiaomi TV Soundbar (available on Lazada) for a great value for money soundbar.

 


 

2. Sony Compact Soundbar HT-S100F

Sony Compact Soundbar HT-S100F

  • High surround sound quality
  • Integrated tweeter for enhanced sound quality
  • 1-year warranty
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The Sony Compact Soundbar HT-S100F is an affordable means to upgrade your sound quality at home. With a Front Surround technology, the drivers create an all-rounded enveloping sound that’s similar to having physical speaker units placed around you.

 

The compact design of the soundbar allows you to easily integrate it into your setup without much additional space required. You can either place it on the table or mount it on the wall.

 

If you can’t afford the luxury of space but still want an elevated soundscape, the Sony Compact Soundbar HT-S100F (available on Lazada) is the perfect choice.

 


 

3. Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

  • Voluminous and sharp sound quality
  • Controllable bass output
  • Easy to set up and use
  • 1-year warranty
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The Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar is a straightforward solution to elevating the sound you hear at home. The drivers are designed to project a more distinct yet richer sound. Coupled with a muscular bass, this Bose soundbar has the ability to create an additional dimensional experience.

 

As this soundbar is compact and sleek, it offers flexible placement options – especially if you have space constraint in your bedroom or study room. You can either place it on a shelf or mount it on the wall without the hassle of making extra space.

 

For an easy solution to having good sound, the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar (available on Lazada) is a top contender.

 


 

4. Yamaha Soundbar YAS-108

Yamaha Soundbar YAS-108

  • Refined audio quality
  • Wide frequency range which substitutes a subwoofer
  • Compatible with next-gen components
  • 1-year warranty
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The Yamaha Soundbar YAS-108 is unlike the other entry-level soundbars. With its powerful drivers and wide frequency range, it produces a refined audio output and decent bass. You will hardly even notice that there isn’t an in-built subwoofer.

 

Comes with a strong 4K Ultra HD compatibility, this soundbar can match the latest TV installations and Blu-ray sound pass-through. The design of the soundbar is also thoughtful – with square-shaped non-slipped rubber pads at the bottom. You can safely place this on any delicate surfaces without much thought!

 

The Yamaha Soundbar YAS-108 (available on Lazada) offers more than its price point and is a smart choice for the budget conscious.

 


 

5. Sonos Beam Soundbar

Sonos Beam Soundbar

  • Compatible with Apple AirPlay and voice control
  • Impressive room-filling soundscape
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Seamless connectivity
  • 1-year warranty
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The Sonos Beam Soundbar produces an exceptionally impressive sound that is both luxurious and anchored at the same time. There is also a decent height to the sound projection. The 3-dimensional soundscape exceeds expectations, and it’s almost like you’re living in the moment of the action.

 

You can also connect the Sonos Beam Soundbar seamlessly to many sources – Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, your mobile or any other network-connected drives. This makes it more than just a soundbar. This Sonos Soundbar is also compatible with Apple Airplay and even Alexa the Google Assistant.

 

Experience seamless connectivity with exceptional sound quality with none other than the Sonos Beam Soundbar (available on Lazada).

 


 

6. JBL Soundbar and Subwoofer

JBL Soundbar and Subwoofer

  • 2-in-1 set up for the ultimate movie experience
  • Ultra-compact and sleek design
  • Powerful sound performance with customisable bass
  • 1-year warranty
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The JBL Soundbar and Subwoofer is a value 2-in-1 pack, with a wireless subwoofer included at no additional charge. Featuring different sound modes and the virtual surround mode, this setup is versatile and easily customisable depending on what you’re watching. It has an immersive soundstage and is able to recreate that loud-booming scene present in all action thriller movies.

 

With multiple HDMI input options and one with support for the Audio Return Channel (ARC), you can rest assured that you won’t find yourself struggling with lack of inputs. It is also easy to set up and install and relatively fuss-free.

 

Get the JBL Soundbar and Subwoofer (available on Lazada) today!

 


 

7. Razer Leviathan Soundbar

Best soundbar for PC

Razer Leviathan Soundbar

  • Ultimate gaming-optimised experience
  • Power-packed and broad bass
  • 1-year warranty
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Explosions, shooting, helicopters swirling, you name it, and the Razer Leviathan Soundbar delivers. The Razer Leviathan Soundbar packs a punch for each and every moment, resulting in the ultimate gaming experience. The sound output simulates that of a 5.1 surround sound and is instantly immersive. It also comes with a powerful subwoofer – and any gamer or movie-enthusiast will definitely appreciate that almost tactile bassy sound.

 

With plenty of inputs, this soundbar readily takes on your home theatre or PC desktop. Immerse yourself in the virtual world with the Razer Leviathan Soundbar (available on Lazada).

 


 

8. Nakamichi Soundbar SS6W

Nakamichi Soundbar SS6W

  • Powerful and true surround sound
  • Compatible with 4K HDMI
  • Great value
  • 1-year warranty
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The Nakamichi Soundbar SS6W is perfect for watching your daily TV and movies. With a wide range projection and the wireless bass subwoofer, the soundbar creates an optimal soundstage that is almost tactile. It is easy to set up and use and can be easily mounted on the wall.

 

With Bluetooth wireless audio streaming, this also doubles up as a quality speaker for your other streaming applications. IT also comes with an integrated FM tuner so you can even tune into the radio!

 

Get started out with one of the best soundbars with the Nakamichi Soundbar SS6W (available on Lazada).

 


 

9. Harman Kardon Omni Bar Plus Soundbar

Harman Kardon Omni Bar Plus Soundbar

  • Unmatched home theatre experience
  • Compatible with HDTV
  • Easy setup
  • 1-year warranty
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While the Harman Kardon Omni Bar Plus Soundbar is relatively more expensive, it comes with a subwoofer to further enhance the sound that you get. The result is a room-filling and almost tactile sound experience.

 

With the discrete surround sound, you only need one wire connection to link up the entire music system at home. For an unrivalled movie watching experience, you have to get the Harman Kardon Omni Bar Plus Soundbar (available on Lazada).

 


 

10. Klipsch Soundbar RSB-3

Klipsch Soundbar RSB-3

  • Powerful and clear audio
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Compact design
  • 1-year warranty
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The Klipsch Soundbar RSB-3 is a compact solution to elevating your tv sound. With 4 full-range drivers creating a wide dispersion of sound, you get an all-surround soundscape with powerful and clear audio. It is also Bluetooth compatible, so you can even stream music from your devices using this soundbar.

 

Immerse yourself with quality sound with the Klipsch Soundbar RSB-3 (available on Lazada).

 


 

11. Denon Soundbar DHT-S514

Denon Soundbar DHT-S514

  • Immersive sound quality
  • Compact and quality build
  • 1-year warranty
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The Denon Soundbar DHT-S514 does justice to all action or blockbuster movies and is sure to get your blood pumping in excitement as it seemingly transports you into the virtual world. The bass thumps powerfully and creates a dynamic soundscape.

 

It has decent connectivity options with multiple inputs and ports and Bluetooth streaming. The build is made from good quality material and is compact enough to fit almost anywhere!

 

Get the Denon Soundbar DHT-S514 (available on Lazada) for a reassuringly immersive soundstage.

 


 

12. Bose Soundbar SoundTouch 300

Bose Soundbar SoundTouch 300

  • Wide and all-surround sonic output
  • Classy design with premium build quality
  • 1-year warranty
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The Bose Soundbar SoundTouch 300 dominates the aural landscape with its all-surround full-range drivers. The vocals are distinct, the sound outputs are almost atmospheric with its wide surround sound, and the bass output holds its fort.

 

While this can be rather pricey, it’s equipped with next-gen compatibility (like 4K HDMI) and has a premium build quality. So this is definitely a worthy investment with a decently long lifespan. The superb classy design with the reflective glass surface is also an added touch to making it look like a centre-piece.

 

For a soundbar with features and build quality that count, the Bose Soundbar Soundtouch 300 (available on Lazada) easily rivals the other soundbars at the same price point.

 


 

13. Samsung Soundbar N400

Samsung Soundbar N400

  • Distinct and crisp dialogue output
  • Wide-range sound projection with deep bass
  • Compact design
  • 1-year warranty
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The Samsung Soundbar N400 ensures that you get quality sound regardless of where you sit. With a wide-range sound projection and an anchored bass, you get to enjoy a better all-surround sound. If you want to expand your setup, this soundbar is also equipped with wireless surround sound ready. This allows you to include additional rear speakers or subwoofer with having messy wires all over the place!

 

You can also play music from all streaming sources as this soundbar has Bluetooth connectivity. This doubles up as not just a TV soundbar but a quality sound projector.

 

At an entry-level price point, the Samsung Soundbar N400 (available on Lazada) is worth every buck.

 


 

14. LG SJ8 Soundbar

LG SJ8 Soundbar

  • Captivating surround sound
  • Muscular in-built bass
  • Bluetooth and Google Chromecast compatible
  • 1-year warranty
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The LG SJ8 Soundbar produces a power-packed sound with a 4-channel output and is an instant upgrade to your TV sound output. It supports the latest 4K video audio output pass-through and has compatible connectivity with Bluetooth and Google Chromecast. This makes it at the forefront of the sound industry R&D and can easily integrate with the newest and latest TV and other gadgets (like your mobile phones) in the market.

 

The slim and sleek design of this LG soundbar can easily complement any home setup. It comes with a remote control, so you can change the settings easily from the comfort of your couch.

 

For a clutter-less yet powerful soundscape for an ultimate home watching experience, the LG SJ8 Soundbar (available on Lazada) is a worthy purchase!

 


 

15. Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Soundbar

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Soundbar

  • Powerful and spacious sound
  • Impressive and alluring rear RGB light display
  • 1-year warranty
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The Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Soundbar is more than just a decent sound-producing soundbar. With a chameleon-like lightning display at the rear, it’s alluring and impressive as a centrepiece and provides ambient vibes to any home. Enjoy booming loud and all-surround sound with this soundbar, as the drivers enhance all sound elements.

 

Enjoy quality sound which is worth more than what you’re paying for with the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Soundbar (available on Lazada).

 


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Why you should get a soundbar

 

Best companion for your 4K TV

Good surround sound is all it takes to complete your Ultra-HD TV watching experience. With a super clear high display resolution, you will appreciate quality sound to match your top-of-the-range investment.

 

High-quality surround sound (an instant upgrade)

Having a soundbar at home instantly replicates the surround sound that you get in cinemas – giving you an instant upgrade to your tv watching moments. It’s as if you’ve got many speakers all around your room.

 

Transform your home setup and bask in that almost therapeutic sonic boost all day long. If you go for the higher end ones, you even get to feel those satisfying vibrations from the earth-shattering bass. Be prepared to get lost in that alluring soundscape – yes, all with a soundbar!

 

Compact and aesthetically pleasing vs an expansive home theatre

As homes are getting smaller and more expensive, we know not everyone has the luxury of space to convert an entire room or even part of the living room into a home theatre – what with so many speakers. Soundbars solve that problem easily as it is compact and fits snugly below your TV either mounted or on the table top. Taking up ridiculously little space, it sets out to create the perfect soundscape for you and your family.

 

Furthermore, soundbars are designed to look sexy and pleasing to the eyes. So it’d fit right in and even enhance the entire setup.

 

Fuss-free and easy to maintain

Soundbars are designed to be sleek and compact, and typically doesn’t need much attention or effort to maintain. Most have a quality build and can last for a long time. Furthermore, all you need to do is place it on a table top and you’re good to go – no further installation costs or setup required!

 

Relatively affordable and convenient means to enhance your experience

Compared to an expansive home theatre, you can get a soundbar with great value easily with a not-so-high upfront investment. Without having to resort to a multitude of speakers, small and tall, mounted and set beside your tv, all of these are now condensed into one power-packed soundbar. You’d be surprised that many good soundbars these days can make it seem like the sound is coming from various directions and seemingly envelope you in their embrace!

 


 

How to choose a soundbar

 

Number of Channels and figuring out the surround sound terminology

Choosing the number of channels depends on the type of soundscape you seek to create. If you’re looking for sound better than your normal stereo systems i.e. those that come with just a left and right speaker, you should consider a soundbar with at least 5 or 7 channels (or drivers). This would be a decent minimum for a standard home theatre. What this means is that the soundbar contains 5 sound drivers – one in the center, right, left and two rear ones, and this creates an enveloping sound.

 

Going for a soundbar with upward firing drivers (i.e. Dolby Atmos) would be a definite game-changer. This gives the illusion of a higher-projected enveloping sound and creates a more surround and immersive soundscape.

 

Whether it comes with subwoofers

Some soundbars come with an additional subwoofer to create a full surround-sound. These subwoofers are usually wireless and can be mounted at the top on your ceiling, or anywhere else out of sight! Some soundbars, however, come with rear channels (or drivers) that serves to create the same soundscape.

 

Figuring out the surround sound terminology

You can tell how many channels a soundbar has by looking at the numbers. The first number before the period (i.e. 2.0, 3.1, 5.1.2 and 7.1.2) indicates the number of sound channels (or drivers) the sound bar have. The next number indicates if there’s a subwoofer – 1 if there is and 0 if there isn’t. The third number shows that there are 2 ceiling speakers with or upward-firing drivers in the soundbar.

 

With more channels (or sound drivers), the sound created by the soundbar will be more premium and an undeniable upgrade from the entry-level ones.

 

Connectivity Options

The higher-end soundbars, of course along with a higher price tag, tend to offer more connectivity options. So if you have a 4K or HDR TV, or have a Blu-Ray player, the soundbar is then able to work with these and ensure that it captures and projects the sound true to the Blue-Ray or 4K quality.

 

Having the ability to connect HDMI inputs equips the soundbar with the ability to past through the superior sound quality from the 4K/HDR TVs. Having a soundbar that can decode Blu-ray sound formats also enhances the sound quality that the soundbar can project, which puts the TV, inputs and soundbar on a level playing field and connects them seamlessly. You’d get the best sound quality you can ever get.

 

Getting a soundbar which is compatible with wireless audio streaming allows you to link multiple devices seamlessly without wires, i.e. using Bluetooth or AirPlay.

to be compatible with the 4K/HDR passthrough.

 

Buy according to your needs

Ultimately it is important to know what works best with what you already have at home and buy something that is compatible – unless you’re planning to upgrade shortly. There might not be a need to overbuy and get the best soundbars in the market, if you’re only using the soundbar to listen to your television. In any case, even an entry-level soundbar with 3 drivers is already sufficient to elevate your sound quality and improve the experience.

 


 

Soundbar vs Soundbase

 

Sound bases are chunkier and boxier and typically placed under the television. While these may seem somewhat out of place with your television setup, these sound bases usually already have additional in-built base drivers. Unlike soundbars, sound bases thus do not need additional subwoofers for extra base. Sound bases are also comparatively cheaper than soundbars.

 

In recent years, soundbars have grown exponentially on the rise. More R&D have been pumped into improving soundbars, but the price of the soundbar has also gone up at the same time. Soundbars are long sleek speakers that you typically find placed under the TV and serves to complement the whole setup. They also take up less space and aesthetically pleasing. While some soundbars come with additional subwoofers for better bass, these are wireless and can be mounted out of sight.

 

Both soundbars and soundbases are decent alternatives to having a full home-theatre multiple speakers set up. However, the key difference between soundbars and soundbases is definitely their sound projection. Soundbars are wider and hence result in a wider sound projection. The wider sound field creates an illusion of a surround sound without requiring actual surround speakers.

 


 

What is the fuss over Dolby Atmos?

 

Dolby Atmos is the holy grail of soundbars. This is like attaining enlightenment at the highest level. What Dolby Atmos essentially creates is a 3-dimensional soundscape that heightens your senses. It’s not just a cosmic vibrating sound sensation, but you can actually hear and feel the sound from one wall to the other.

 

Today, there are more content that are compatible with the Dolby Atmos technology. There are now Blu-rays that come with a Dolby Atmos track, like Mission Impossible, The Expendables. Many blockbuster movies and even one television series – Game of Thrones – also now come with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

 

You’d need a new receiver for your television and players to work with Dolby Atmos. The good news is that there are many affordable receiver options for a decent receiver. And you won’t need an updated Blu-ray player nor better HDMI cables, as these are compatible!

 

If you can afford this upgrade, no doubt soundbars with the Dolby Atmos are pretty expensive, the Dolby Atmos is actually really awesome and a worthy investment. The sure thing is content producers are slowly but surely adopting the Dolby Atmos and more of such content is definitely on their way!

 


 

Are you still undecided on which soundbar to choose from? Here are our top recommendations again. Get any one of them and they will definitely not disappoint you. 

 


 

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