Modern TVs might look great, but their audio quality is often subpar. They’re so skinny that manufacturers just can’t fit in better built-in speakers. That’s why most experts recommend getting a soundbar to go along with your TV — and if you can get one with a subwoofer (for bass tones), all the better. Not sure what a soundbar is? It's basically an amplifier and clarifier of the audio signal emanating from your set. Ask anyone who has one (or read the reviews here), and you'll learn that the right soundbar can be life-changing. One of the most well-known brands in the industry is Polk Audio, and its Signa S2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer bundle is $149 right now at Amazon (from $249).
The Signa S2 is a premium ultra-slim soundbar with a performance on par with expensive brands. Expect beautiful rich sound, right out of the box. This soundbar is only 2-inches tall, so it easily fits in front of the TV. You can also mount it on the wall if you prefer. The wireless subwoofer is a nice bonus, as it provides deep bass. Both will enhance your life beyond TV viewing.
Stream music from Spotify and Pandora, and you won't believe how much better the experience is, with this upgrade.
“Wow, amazing sound and awesome features,” said one five-star review. “I went to Best Buy and listened to all the speakers. This one sounded by far the best and fullest (in sound bars). Every rep there we talked to also said this was by far their favorite.... The voice enhance/isolate feature is awesome for boosting dialogue on music heavy shows/scenes....”
Another shopper cites the power: “...I have to say this system sounds phenomenal. I was worried because we have an open floor plan and our living room and kitchen make a pretty large space. Approx 30ft x 15ft, but boy was I surprised. This system really has some volume.... I started by streaming some music from amazon, and it sounded great. Nice bass, no distortion and the music filled the room with no problem. Sound quality vs price would give this system a 5 out of 5 rating.”
“Well this soundbar has blown my mind!!!” exclaimed another happy shopper. “Excellent sound; I'm stunned...I'm an audiophile and electronics nerd. I had an $8,000 sound system.....studio quality speakers all around. Massive power output. I had a 65 inch Panasonic Plasma TV that cost more than I like to admit. Well tonight I'm in the process of taking the sound system down, and I'm giving the Plasma away. Polk has come through again with a great speaker setup. The tones that are produced are awesome. As for the bass....that little subwoofer puts out incredible bass!!!.... Please consider this soundbar package. You will not be disappointed.”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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