Televisions have been getting slimmer and more compact as the years' pass. We've reached a point where even 4K panels are now available for as cheap as 40,000 in India. Sony's Bravia range has been an industry trendsetter followed by Samsung's inputs on QLED followed by LG. While the displays are getting better and better, the audio department hasn't progressed a lot.
While the inbuilt speakers are great for day to day usage, they often lack bass and it tends to muddle when it gets busy. This is the main reason why investing in a good soundbar is a good choice. You experience a true-surround sound system without the hassle and frustration of wires and plug points. Although they cannot compete with home theatre systems, sound bar speakers are actually better alternatives than your TV's inbuilt speakers.
We've compiled a list of soundbars you can buy in India under Rs. 10,0000:1. Philips HTL2163B/12 Bluetooth:
It has a 15 watts per channel output through a woofer and along with a passive subwoofer, the sound quality is well balanced. It can stream wireless music via Bluetooth so you never have to worry about wires or connections as well. It also supports Dolby Digital for top-notch surround sound experience and realistic spatial cues.
Multiple choices of inputs allow you to easily play your music directly from your iPod/iPhone/iPad, MP3 player, or laptop. Simply connect your audio device to the audio jack to enjoy your music. It is also wall mountable.
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If you're on a very tight budget, this is a very good option because it also has features 10W per channel output with decent subwoofer impedance. It also has Bluetooth for hassle-free wireless connections and USB connectivity. This one is rich on bass but lacks a surround sound system as good as the previous Philips one.
Mitashi says it has a 4000W PMPO (peak music power output) and a more premium design. It does weight slightly higher at 7 kilograms.
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You can stream Dolby digital surround music wirelessly via Bluetooth with a powerful 80W output. The sound bar has surround sound adding perfect depth to your music listening experience. Moreover, you can stream your music in several modes including movie, music, news and surround.
The active speaker system with firing subwoofer on the external side has proper depth. The sound bar has a powerful bass for the price the soundbar is offered at.
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The single unit sound bar sports a slim design and can be neatly installed inside your home with built-in wall brackets.
The audio system comes with a remote control that allows direct soundtrack selections and offers beautiful harmony with your television set and interior. You can play the soundbar from any BT-enabled device. The sound is crisp and clear while the bass is quite satisfactory.
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This is the only soundbar in this list that does not have Bluetooth support. If you're looking for a soundbar for your computer display, this has to be a perfect choice. It is specially built to accompany Dell monitors and is aesthetically neat and with no frills. These are also one of the most compact but do not compromise on quality. Keep in mind, this does not come with an external sub-woofer.
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