Yamaha YAS-106 Sound Bar

Cranking up the volume on your new television rapidly exposes the weakness in its speakers. Sound bars can fix this without the need for a bulky audio setup, and the Yamaha YAS-106 Sound Bar is on the affordable side of the price spectrum. The slim device can both rest on furniture or mount on a wall and boasts two subwoofers, two woofers, and two tweeters, spaced far apart for full stereo sound and virtual surround sound. Plug it to your set with an optical cable or, better yet, with HDMI, with one input and one output to support 4K video signal pass-through, working with modern and future players/streamers including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players. You can also add on another external subwoofer if you’d like and control the speaker using either the included remote or a Bluetooth-linked device — though if it’s connected with HDMI adjusting volume should be handled by a normal television remote.

Grab one at Amazon – $200