The Sound of Music: Best soundbars for home entertainment in India

  • If you watch a lot of television and want to enhance your audio experience, buying a regular speaker will not help
  • The Mi Soundbar from Xiaomi is one of the cheapest soundbars around. It’s the perfect choice for value-conscious buyers

If you watch a lot of television and want to enhance your audio experience, buying a regular speaker will not help. Soundbars are designed for those who watch a lot of television, but don’t want to compromise on the audio experience. Here are some of the best on the market.

Xiaomi Mi Soundbar

The Mi Soundbar from Xiaomi is one of the cheapest soundbars around. It’s the perfect choice for value-conscious buyers, who still want decent audio output. It produces decent bass response and emphasizes on dialogues, so that watching movies is easier. It can also be used for listening to music, thanks to the audio signature it produces, and the fact that it supports Bluetooth connectivity. While it doesn’t stand a chance against high-end soundbars from Sony and Bose, it’s certainly better than budget counterparts from F&D and more.

Price: 4,999

Philips HLT1193B/94

It’s more expensive than Xiaomi’s offering, but also produces better sound. The Philips HLT1193B/94 comes with a sub-woofer, which makes it better suited for listening to music and also improves bass output when you’re watching TV. Like the Mi Soundbar, this one also has Bluetooth support to play music from your phone.

Price: 11,990

JBL Bar 5.1


While it’s priced closer to the premium ranges, the JBL Bar 5.1 is also much better than the two mentioned above. It has a wireless sub-woofer that can be placed anywhere in the room, along with two more speakers, that can either be attached to the soundbar itself, or placed anywhere else in the room. As a result, it’s better at providing surround sound than many other soundbars out there.

Price: 46,990

Bose Soundbar 700

Among the best soundbars on the market today, the Bose Soundbar 700 is likely the best-looking device on this list. It also has Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant built-in, meaning you can control it through voice commands. If you’re on the market for premium home audio, the Bose Soundbar 700 is certainly worth consideration.

Price: 79,000

Sony HT-ST5000

When it comes to soundbars, it doesn’t get more premium than the Sony HT-ST5000. Meant for those with deep pockets, the product delivers excellent audio and has in-built Chromecast support, meaning you can cast music from your phone to the speaker. It supports Dolby Atmos audio, and is one of the only soundbars out there that can produce height in the audio you hear.

Price: 139,990

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