Best Soundbars for Bedroom

6 Best Soundbars for Bedroom Oasis and Entertainment

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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In today's fast-paced world, our bedrooms serve as personal sanctuaries for relaxation and rejuvenation. As we unwind after a long day, immersing ourselves in captivating audio can enhance our bedroom experience and transport us into a world of entertainment.

Soundbars have become popular for achieving superior audio quality without complex speaker setups. This article delves into the realm of the best sound soundbars for the bedroom, showcasing the top contenders for transforming your bedroom into a haven of auditory bliss.

My best choice was Bose Solo 5 sound bar which can produce crystal clear speech, has good sound effects, and stream music all at once without sound modes. Secondly, I picked on Yamaha YAS 109 sound bar, which delivers an immersive sound with built-in woofers, has Bluetooth pairing options and is easy to set up. I lastly picked on Sonos Beam Soundbar, which fits easily in my bedroom because of its size, and it is also wall mountable with a night mode.

Let's get started!

What is a Sound Bar?

A sound bar is a small speaker system that projects audio from a wide enclosure and can be mounted below or above display devices such as television, computer, or home theatre. Sound bars are simple and space efficient, unlike traditional sound systems with many speakers and wires attached to them.

Additionally, most sound bars in the market have multiple speakers and amplifiers hidden inside a slim and simple enclosure. However, some may include extra speakers that you can place at the back of your room or behind your sofas which work together to fill your space with a clear sound.

Still, you can add subwoofers to your soundbar for deep and impactful bass. Different technologies such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos can completely engage you in your favorite content, games, music, or movies.

6 Best Soundbars for Bedrooms

1. Bose Solo 5 Soundbar Sound System

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar Sound System with Universal...
  • Single sound bar provides better sound quality compared to your...
  • Dialogue mode to make every word and detail stand out
  • Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly stream music from any of...
  • One connection to your TV. Optical audio input (digital); Coaxial...
  • Universal remote controls TV, bass, Bluetooth connections and...

A Bose Solo 5 sound bar has a remote control and a stylish design that grabbed my attention at first sight. Its sound production is top-notch because it produces crystal-clear speech with good sound effects enabling you to stream music without using sound modes.

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Further, I found the soundbar super easy to set up. Also, while you are using it, you'd think there are additional speakers in your bedroom because it projects sounds upwards, downwards, and sideways so effectively.

Another feature that impressed me is that the Bose soundbar has two wireless boss subwoofers and two wireless surround speakers.     

However, I noticed that this Bose Solo 5 soundbar has no HDMI input making it produce low-frequency sound.    

Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Great music quality
  • Offers Bluetooth compatibility
  • Adjustable bass
  • Compact soundbar and stylish design

Cons:

  • No HDMI inputs

2. Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar

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YAMAHA YAS-109 Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofers,...
  • Easy setup with HDMI or Optical connections
  • Built in subwoofers for deep bass in 1 slim sound bar
  • Clear voice for enhanced dialogue clarity. Output power: 120W
  • Alexa built in for voice control of your sound bar, playing...
  • With Alexa, playing music is as simple as asking for a song,...

If you want a soundbar with a multidirectional sound Yamaha YAS-109, soundbar offers a valuable solution. I tested its excellent music quality and clarity, and the features were not disappointing. Thanks to its DT: X technology feature, which produces rich audio quality that can be felt from different directions. Still, Dolby digital decoding technology helps the soundbar to eliminate sound delays.

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This soundbar can shock you with its power output of 120W from its drivers and 60W from the subwoofer. It also supports voice control, mainly Alexa, the best alternative to remote controls, which can easily be misplaced.

In addition, this sound bar can also save a perfect space in your bedroom because of its size and produce immersive 3-D sound taking music to the next level. Besides, it's easy to set up and Bluetooth pairing.

Yamaha YAS-109 can give you seamless entertainment and deep bass to add life to your music-listening sessions. This pocket-friendly soundbar is small but powerful and deserves a place in your bedroom.

Pros:

  • Built-in woofer for bass enrichment
  • Rich connectivity
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Quality and clear sound
  • 3D surround sound system

Cons:

  • It lacks Atmos soundbar

3. Sonos Beam Soundbar

Sonos Beam - Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa...
  • Beam - The smart, compact soundbar for TV, music, and more.
  • High definition sound - Experience rich, detailed sound for your...
  • TV, music and more - Play music, TV, movies, podcasts, radio,...
  • Easy control - Control Beam with your voice, remote, the Sonos...
  • Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback (Full HD...

Sonos Beam Soundbar is a dream come true for people looking for a sound bar with a voice control like Alexa Amazon, allowing you to control it hands-free. It was easier to switch music without looking for the remote while busy. My bedroom is not big, and this soundbar was a perfect fitting because it is wall mountable and has a night mode which is a great feature.

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I loved that the smart soundbar enables you to connect to other smart home devices via Bluetooth and WIFI. However, the only worry I had is that the Sonos Beam soundbar does not support dolby digital atmos plus but only supports Dolby Digital and has no subwoofer to enhance sound quality.

Pros:

  • It has Amazon Alexa built-in
  • Ability to wall mount
  • Wi-Fi compatible
  • Easy-to-use Sonos speakers

Cons:

  • Does not support Dolby Atmos
  • Has no subwoofer

4. Vizio M-series 5.1 Sound Bar

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VIZIO M-Series 5.1 Premium Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos,...
  • America's #1 Sound Bar* - VIZIO has been filling homes with truly...
  • Low-Profile Modern Design - Seamlessly blends into any...
  • Immersive Performance - Experience immersive, cinematic 3D...
  • Advanced Connectivity & Control - The latest HDMI eARC...
  • 5.1-Channel Sound - Experience a powerful room-filling, surround...

If you have a large bedroom and want a versatile and inexpensive soundbar, I would highly recommend Vizio M-series. It gives a more immersive experience with the support of Dolby Atmos and DT: X technologies. Moreover, it produces impressive sounds and accurate bass response because of its 6-inch wireless subwoofer.

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Another feature I liked most was its usual complement for Bluetooth and USB port connections. The only challenge I experienced with this M- series was its lack of WIFI connection, making it difficult to stream music. It does not also support voice adjustment technology by voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistants. But I highly recommend it for anyone craving fun and a bedroom with a filling surround sound.

Pros:

  • Seamless sound effects
  • Superb fidelity
  • Dolby Atmos and DT:X support

Cons:

  • One HDMI input

5. Vizio M-series AiO

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VIZIO M-Series All-in-One 2.1 Immersive Sound Bar with...
  • America's #1 Sound Bar* VIZIO has been filling homes with truly...
  • Immersive sound, brought to you by people who love sound. - Dolby...
  • It’s psychoacoustics, but you can call it magic. - An optical...
  • Your favorites, the way they were meant to be heard. - Lean in...
  • Minimalist design. Maximum impact. - Thanks to built-in dual...

I bought Vizio M-series AiO a few months ago and loved the experience. It has a single speaker, compact and understated, with no exposed drivers. It did not give me a problem with connecting it because it is simple by just connecting your TV using the HDMI ports.

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Vizio M-series AiO produces the best sound because it has sensors inside that automatically reconfigure the tuning of the drivers. Another impressive feature is that it comes with a remote, making it easy to control, or you could use your TV remote because it has an HDMI eARC.

Moreover, the audio sound is very impressive, especially the bass response with great power. The dialogue in movies is also very clear. The only shortcoming I experienced with this soundbar is that I could not discern much in the way of a 3D sound experience while listening to dolby atmos content because it is not Dolby Atmos capable.

Pros:

  • Great fidelity
  • Ample bass
  • Outstanding dialogue clarity

Cons:

  • No Dolby Atmos effects

6. LG Sound Bar with Surround Speakers S95QR

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LG Sound Bar with Surround Speakers S95QR - 9.1.5...
  • Enjoy best-in-class 9.1.5-channel sound with six-channel wireless...
  • Dolby Atmos* and DTS:X** bring multidimensional sound to your...
  • Meridian Horizon upmixes two-channel sound for more immersive...
  • Made to seamlessly enhance LG TV performance, control the sound...
  • AI Room Calibration Pro optimizes sound in your room with spatial...

LG Sound Bar is an excellent soundbar with a surround sound speaker system with an easy setup. I was impressed with its three upward-firing speakers built on the top of the soundbar, plus another one built inside the wireless surround speakers to produce a more immersive surround sound experience.

If you need a soundbar with both google home and Amazon Alexa voice control compatibility for easy streaming, I highly recommend the LG soundbar. Also, it has an HDMI ARC port, optical audio inputs, and two HDMI inputs for great sound. It only lacks analog audio output.

Pros:

  • Easy to set up
  • Powerful subwoofer and surround sound systems
  • Five upward-firing Atmos speaker
  • Multiple HDMI inputs and audio streaming options

Cons:

  • Lacks analog audio output

Factors to Consider While Selecting the Best Soundbar for the Bedroom

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When choosing the best soundbar for your bedroom, several factors must be considered to match your style, meet your needs and create a comfortable environment for rest. Here are a few considerations to help you choose the suitable soundbar for your bedroom;

a) Wireless Features

A sound bar comes with two wireless options. It can either be wireless fidelity, Bluetooth, or both. These wireless connectivity features enable you to stream content wirelessly from external smart home devices. You can connect to a TV, blu ray players, and smartphones through Bluetooth or a voice command. Consider this feature while selecting your soundbar to help you enjoy your music or movies without interfering with your phone usage or routine.

b) Sound Quality

When selecting a soundbar system, ensure it meets room-filling sound quality standards. It would be best to consider 20W for each power output and driver to provide enough power to the soundbar. Also, consider Dolby Digital and DTS technologies, which lead to advanced audio technologies to produce excellent sounds.

c) Connectivity

Ensure your sound bar has an impressive connection and is easy to use. A soundbar with more connection methods makes it more compatible with most smart home devices. Choose a soundbar system with HDMI ARC connectivity if possible since it's perfect for high-quality sound. Also, HDMI input is great at processing 4K,8K, and blu ray content making it more reliable and easy to set up.

d) Subwoofer

Consider soundbars packed with subwoofers on the box during purchase. A soundbar without a subwoofer won't be a great choice if you want your sound system to vibrate with intense hums. Also, wireless subwoofers options make setting up easier and less demanding.

e) Size

Get a soundbar that matches your tv size. For instance, if you have a small tv, like a 42-inch tv, consider going for a soundbar of 38 inches to fit perfectly. However, if you have the best 75-inch tv and a small soundbar, it will not look attractive, and vice versa.

f) Budget

Your budget will always determine the type, quality, and size of the soundbar you will purchase. Also, thoroughly researching different soundbars online would be best before deciding what will match your style and pockets. A soundbar should not get you breaking the bank.

i) Design

Soundbars should be stylish and well-designed, and all the buttons on the soundbar should be within your reach for easy access.

j) Location

Identifying where you will place the soundbar in your room is necessary. Do you want to put it on the best tv stand? Or put it standing straight on the floor? or mount it on the wall? Ideally, a soundbar should not be bigger than your tv and should be below or above it.

Frequently Asked Questions on Best Soundbar for Bedroom

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1) Are soundbars worth it?

Soundbars are completely worth it. They make a difference to your tv experience by enhancing the audio modes. They outperform tv speakers plus other convenient features that you can use with other media devices in your home.

2) What is the appropriate place to mount a soundbar in a room?

Soundbars should be mounted so close to your tv that they should be below or above. Attach them to the wall using brackets, or position them to a tv stand below the tv.

3) Does a soundbar replace TV speakers?

Soundbars are meant to replace tv speakers because they can't work parallel with a tv's built-in speakers. When you put them together, they will produce an echo since the same audio signal is relayed to both.

4) Where should a soundbar subwoofer be placed in a bedroom?

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The preferred position for placing your soundbar subwoofer in your bedroom should be from the front. Also, ensure there is no obstruction in front of the soundbar subwoofer that may interfere with the bass. Besides, ensure the subwoofer is on the right or left of the soundbar or the tv.

5) What connection is needed for a soundbar?

An HDMI cable is the best way to connect a soundbar to a tv. Ensure that the soundbar has an HDMI port while the tv has an HDMI eARC port. Connecting through an HDMI port means that the highest quality audio can pass through the tv to the soundbar.

Alternatively, use an optical digital if the tv or soundbar does not have HDMI ports. They also transfer digital sounds, but not with the high resolutions you can get with HDMI.

6) Can soundbars make surround sound?

Absolutely, because surround sound means speakers are well positioned around you, and most sound bars come with subwoofers and small rear speakers to place around your room. In addition, most soundbars have Dolby Atmos built-in. This advanced audio tech produces an illusion of immersive audio and bounces sound off the walls and ceilings.

Conclusion on the Best Soundbar for Bedroom

Ultimately, the best soundbar for your bedroom is the one that best suits your needs and style, providing immersive surround sound and Dolby Atmos support. And before choosing one for your bedroom, consider the wireless features, connectivity, and sound quality. This will allow you to choose easily and get an affordable soundbar.

Consider upgrading your sound system to turn your boring bedroom into an evening star. With our top picks, grab the best soundbar for your bedroom and enjoy the space-filling sound in the house. They are easy to set up, have great wireless connections, and have rich technology support. You will feel every sound beat in your room with excitement!

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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