In this article, we’re going to look at the Top 5 Best Small Soundbars Of 2022. We made this list based on our own opinion, research, and customer reviews. We’ve considered their quality, features, and values when narrowing down the best choices possible.
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So, here are the Top 5 Best Small Soundbars Of 2022.
The best soundbar with a small design we’ve tested is the Sonos Beam (Gen 2). This 5.0 setup has the same small and compact design as the original Sonos Beam, so you can place it in your living room without taking up much space. Unlike its predecessor, though, it supports Dolby Atmos content, which is handy if you watch lots of movies on Blu-rays and streaming platforms.
Like many premium bars on the market, it comes with a room correction feature that automatically optimizes audio reproduction based on your room’s unique acoustics – Sonos calls this feature TruePlay. With it on, its sound profile is neutral with a touch of extra boom in the high-bass, so dialogue in your favorite movies and TV shows reproduces pretty clearly and accurately. As with many small bars, it also uses psychoacoustic principles to widen its soundstage past the edges of the bar itself, so you feel immersed in your audio from all angles.
#2. Samsung HW-S60A
The best mini soundbar for customization that we’ve tested is the Samsung HW-S60A. Like the Sonos Beam (Gen 2), this soundbar comes with a pretty standard selection of enhancement features like bass and treble adjustments and a dialogue enhancement mode. But you’ll find more customization tools, including a 7-band graphic EQ and multiple preset modes that give you more control over how the bar sounds.
Right out of the box, its neutral, balanced sound profile makes it suitable for listening to different types of audio content. Voices and lead instruments are clearly and accurately reproduced, and its balanced treble range ensures that you hear the detail in higher-frequency instruments. If you prefer a different sound, like a bass-heavy profile that adds even more boom to your tracks, there are plenty of tools available to get the response you want.
The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is the best soundbar for computer use that we’ve tested. This well-built 3.0 setup has a compact design that fits easily under most computer monitors. It isn’t very tall, so it doesn’t block your screen. You can plug it into your monitor if you want, but it’s also Bluetooth-compatible, so you can easily pair it to your computer.
It has a fairly neutral, though slightly V-shaped sound profile out-of-the-box, meaning that it offers a little extra boom in the bass range and some brightness in the treble that makes voices and instruments sparkle. Dialogue in movies and video games still reproduces quite clearly, though. You can also use its bass and treble adjustments to customize its sound to your liking.
#4. TCL Alto 6+
Since most small soundbars are standalone setups, they can’t reproduce that deep thump and rumble in the low-bass that helps you feel the action in intense movie scenes. There are some small bars available that come with a subwoofer, like the TCL Alto 6+. The bar itself is compact enough to fit under a 55 inch TV stand, and its subwoofer isn’t very large.
This setup has a pretty neutral and balanced sound profile, so voices and lead instruments in music and TV shows are clearly and accurately reproduced. Thanks to its dedicated sub, it offers a more extended low-bass than standalone models like the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) and the Samsung HW-S60A. You can also use its dialogue enhancement feature to make the voices in your audio seem more clear and crisp.
#5. Sony HT-S200F
The best small budget soundbar that we’ve tested is the Sony HT-S200F. This 2.1 setup isn’t as versatile as some more premium picks, but it’s still a decent choice for dialogue-centric content like podcasts and TV shows. It even has a Voice Mode feature to help make dialogue stand out in your audio.
Out-of-the-box, this soundbar has a somewhat dark and muddy sound profile due to its lack of bass and its recessed treble range. Vocals and lead instruments are still reproduced fairly clearly, thanks to the balanced mids. You can even use its bass adjustment feature and EQ presets to customize its sound.