In this article, we’re going to look at the Top 6 Best Sounding TVs 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 6 Best Sounding TVs Of 2022.
#1. LG G1 OLED
The LG G1 OLED is the best sounding TV in the OLED category that we’ve tested. It’s an impressive OLED TV with a unique design. Instead of a stand, it comes with a special wall mount that lets it sit flush against the wall. Despite the thin profile, it has a good frequency response with better bass than most TVs, and it gets loud with a well-balanced sound profile. However, there’s some distortion when listening at its max volume.
If you don’t like the sound on this TV, LG also sells a GX soundbar meant to sit flush against the wall. If you decide to still use it with an external soundbar or home theater system, it also supports eARC, so it can passthrough high-quality audio from any connected sources. It delivers impressive picture quality, with near-infinite contrast, perfect black uniformity with no blooming, and impressive accuracy out of the box.
#2. LG C1 OLED
If the unique design of the LG G1 OLED doesn’t matter to you, then check out the LG C1 OLED instead. It’s a lower-end model in LG’s 2021 lineup but delivers nearly identical picture quality, but it doesn’t get as bright because it doesn’t have the new LG evo panel. Its speakers aren’t as good, as it has less deep bass, but that’s not expected from a TV anyways. It still delivers exceptional OLED picture quality thanks to the near-infinite contrast and perfect black levels. Motion looks smooth as it has an extremely quick response time, and it removes 24p judder from any source, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies. Sadly, our unit has bad out-of-the-box accuracy, but this can vary between units.
If you want the TV with the best sound with an OLED panel, you can’t go wrong with the G1, but if you want something cheaper, then check out the C1.
The TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED is the best sounding TV with an LED panel that we’ve tested. Having an LED TV is good if you’re worried about the burn-in risk associated with OLEDs, so you can constantly watch your favorite news or sports channel and not have to worry about damaging the screen. It has a decent frequency response that’s good enough for most content, but it doesn’t produce a deep bass like a dedicated subwoofer. Also, there’s minimal distortion even at loud listening levels, which is great.
The included Google TV interface makes it easy to stream your favorite content as there are a bunch of apps you can download. Looking at the picture quality, it performs well in dark and bright environments because it gets bright enough to fight glare from bright sources, and it displays deep blacks in dark rooms. It has a Mini LED local dimming feature, but it doesn’t seem that effective at improving the picture quality in dark scenes.
If you have a wide seating arrangement, look into the Samsung Q80/Q80A QLED. It has worse dark room performance than the TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED because its IPS-like panel has low contrast and the local dimming is mediocre, but it has wide viewing angles, and the image remains accurate when viewing from the side. Its speakers sound similar to those on the TCL, and it has better bass, but you still won’t get the true rumbling and thumping you’ll get with a subwoofer. It has many gaming-friendly features like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and low input lag. However, as mentioned, it’s not a good choice for dark room gaming, and the local dimming feature performs worse in Game Mode.
If you want the TV with the best sound with an LED panel, the TCL is a great choice. If you prefer something with wider viewing angles, check out the Samsung.
The Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 is the best sounding TV that we’ve tested in the budget category. It’s a good overall TV with a few extra gaming features, a nice touch to a budget-friendly TV. It’s well-built and is available in a wide range of sizes, so you can get the one you prefer. Our unit has excellent out-of-the-box accuracy, so you may not need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest, but this also varies between units.
It has decent speakers with a well-balanced sound profile and minimal distortion at moderate listening levels. However, there’s more distortion at its max volume, but since it gets loud, it’s unlikely you’ll have it at this volume anyways. If you want to connect a receiver, it has eARC support that can pass both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signals. It also has ARC support, but we had issues with the optical connection on our unit, but this might vary between units.
#6. Hisense U6G
If you don’t want to buy an external streaming device, check out the Hisense U6G. It doesn’t have gaming features like VRR support that the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 has, but it uses Android TV as its smart interface, which has a ton of apps available for download. It also has better picture quality because it gets brighter, and the local dimming feature performs better, so it’s a better choice for both dark and bright rooms. However, sound quality isn’t as good because there’s more compression and distortion, and the sound profile isn’t as well-balanced at the max volume, but it’s still good enough to listen to the dialogue. It supports Dolby Digital and DTS formats for ARC and optical passthrough, but sadly it doesn’t support eARC.
If you’re on a budget and want the TV with the best sound, the Vizio is a good choice. If you prefer better picture quality and better smart features at the cost of lesser sound quality, then look into the Hisense.