We don’t get the cinema hall experience at home. We can use the big screen at our home, but what about the cinematic audio? For cinematic audio, we need a good soundbar. But should it be Dolby Digital or Dolby Atmos soundbar? Should it come with a surround channel or without it? And the biggest question – which is the best soundbar among plenty of brands? I’ll answer all these questions in this article.
In this article, I’ll tell you about the best soundbars in India 2021 under Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000.
But before we start, I want to tell you some important things about soundbars that are essential for you to know.
- Audio enhances: If you only want to enhance your TV volume, you need a budget soundbar. Do not buy these soundbars.
- Sound quality: I’ll rate the soundbar with less watt higher than the lower one. I’ll do so based on audio notes, notes compression, audio signature, and clarity. Keep these things in mind while purchasing a soundbar.
- Surround Sound: You must buy a soundbar that will surround channels. Just a 2.1 soundbar cannot give surround sound. That is only a virtual surround sound. The surround channels must be placed above your ear level. If you cannot but surround sound soundbar, then go for 2.1 soundbars, but do not expect surround sound.
- Connectivity Options: If there is no HDMI ARC or Optical input port in your TV, please do not buy any of these soundbars. You will not get Dolby Digital or a good audio codec by connecting it with AUX input. You will only get the stereo audio. In this case, buy a budget soundbar because it is the same audio, just at a higher volume.
Best soundbars in India 2021 list:
|Soundbars name||Price Guide|
|Sony HT-RT3 5.1 channel||Check Price|
|Polk Audio Magnify Mini soundbar||Check Price|
|Yamaha YAS 209 Soundbar||Check Price|
|Samsung T670/XL 5.1 channel||Check Price|
|Polk Command Bar 260W soundbar||Check Price|
Let’ start our 5 best soundbars in India 2021 list:
1. Sony HT-RT3 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundbar
This is an amazing soundbar that will produce fantastic audio, which I have recommended to many people. It comes with a soundbar, 3 Speakers, 2 surround channels, and 1 Passive subwoofer. The soundbar’s output is 300W, the output of each surround channel is 65W, and that of the subwoofer is 170W, which makes the Total Output of this soundbar is 600W.
It has 1.5 inches 2.50-ohm full-range speakers, 2.5 inches 2.50-ohm surround channels. It has a 6.25-inch 4-ohm subwoofer, and it comes with the support of Dolby Digital. It is 35 inches wide weighs 2.1Kg.
- HDMI ARC port
- Optical input
- AUX Input
- USB port
Audio Quality: It is a fantastic soundbar inclined towards balanced audio, but you don’t get properly balanced audio. It has a slightly heavy bass, which gives you the punchy bass feeling. But if you want a hefty bass, then this is not the soundbar for you. Buy this soundbar if you want a slightly heavy bass with good audio quality.
It gives outstanding surround sound. No soundbar can compete in a home theatre. You can buy this soundbar for rs 20,000.
2. Polk Audio Magnify Mini soundbar
This is a small-sized, excellent soundbar that sounds very loud. It comes with 4 Speakers, 2 Tweeters, and 1 active wireless subwoofer. The out of speakers and tweeters is 150W, and that of Subwoofer is 150W, making the total output of this soundbar 300W.
This 300W soundbar produces fantastic sound. It comes with 2 x 0.5-inch full range tweeter drivers, 4 x 2.25-inch mid-range drivers, and a 6.5-inch subwoofer. Its SNR is 95dB. This soundbar supports Dolby Digital and Google Chromecast, which I’ll tell you after some time. This Soundbar is surprisingly only 13.4 inches wide and weighs 1.76 Kg.
- HDMI ARC Port
- Optical Input
- AUX Input
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Ethernet port
- dual-band WiFi
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Audio Quality: Its audio is amazing, perfectly balanced, and it does not have any issue with high or low notes. You get dialogue enhancer technology, which means you can enhance dialogues by reducing the music during the night. It gives you overall balanced audio.
Its feature is mostly a gimmick, e.g., Chromecast. Try to cast a youtube video on this soundbar via your phone, but even after trying 25 minutes, there will be no audio because it is full of bug Chromecast.
You get dual-band wifi, but when I tried to connect it with my phone’s hotspot, it took me more than 20 minutes to connect it once. The wifi of this soundbar is again a bug.
But if I exclude these two non-important features, then this is an amazing soundbar. No other soundbar stands in front of it in audio comparison.
If you like a heavy bass audio signature, you must not buy Polk Magnify Mini because it is more of a balanced audio signature soundbar.
3. Yamaha YAS 209 Soundbar with wireless subwoofer
Yamaha YAS 209 is the best option in this category. It comes with 4 Speakers, 2 Tweeters, and 1 Active wireless subwoofer. It has a 100W soundbar and a 100W active wireless subwoofer, making its total output 200W.
It has 2-inch and 8 Ohm speakers and 1-inch dome tweeters, which produces great high notes. It comes with 6.5 inches and 8 ohms and supports Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, 4k passthrough at 60 FPS, HDR10, and HLG Playback. Its SNR is 83dB, and width is 37 inch and weighs 2.7 Kg. It supports Alexa and Spotify.
- HDMI ARC port
- 1 HDMI IN port
- Optical input
- LAN port
- single-band Wifi
Audio Quality: Yamaha soundbar has Clear dialogues, well-balanced audio, and an amazing audio signature. If you want a brilliant soundbar in which you can analyze and differentiate every single note, then this is your deal. It has dialogue enhancer technology to increase the clarity of dialogues, and this one of the best technologies in premium soundbars.
Even if you watch movies or listen to music, this is an excellent option. It prices rs 35,000, but I felt there were 2 cons.
Since it costs rs 35,000, I expected HDMI eARC or HDMI 2.1 port. This soundbar was launched 2 years back, and that is why we couldn’t have an eARC port. The second con is the lack of display, which is really disappointing. But if you let go of these two cons, then it is a fantastic soundbar.
4. Samsung T670/XL 5.1 channel soundbar system
It comes with 9 speakers, including the built-in center speaker, and a 6.5-inch active wireless subwoofer.
- HDMI IN port
- HDMI OUT port
- HDMI ARC port
- USB port
- Optical port
- One remote control
Audio Quality: With the center speaker’s help, you can hear dialogues very clear, and the center speaker provides balanced audio to you. With this, your dialogue hearing experience will be improved. This Samsung soundbar supports and comes with Standard, Smart sound, Game, Surround Sound Expansion, DTS Virtual X. This soundbar carries 10.8 Kg weight.
This soundbar comes with One Remote Controle, which means you can control both your tv and soundbar from this remote; including this, you can also manage bass, treble, volume, etc.
Samsung is known for its premium quality products, and this soundbar gives you both a premium experience and sound quality. Its sleek speakers produce brilliant audio. They are not as amazing as Yamaha, but they are perfect. You can get surround sound only from surround channels.
5. Polk Command Bar 260W soundbar
It is a 2.1 channel soundbar. The soundbar output is 160 watts, and it comes with an active wireless subwoofer whose 100W, which makes the total output of this soundbar is 260W. It has two 1.25-inch x 3.25 inch mid/woofer drivers, two 1-inch tweeter drivers, and a 6.5-inch subwoofer driver.
It supports Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, and 4k passthrough. Its weight is 6.16Kg
- 2 HDMI input port
- SPDIF input
- USB port
- HDMI out port
- Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Quality: Don’t judge it by its size because it is amazing. It is one of the best soundbars I recommend for good audio. This Polk soundbar is slightly better than Yamaha YAS 209 because it gives more compressed audio. Its audio signature is good, but the audio level is higher than Yamaha’s.
I have Given my entire recommended list of soundbars for 2021. If you liked this article, please tell me in the comment section.