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Do hi-tech sound bar features mask poor audio quality?

The main reason for getting a sound bar is to take your home entertainment experience to the next level with sound that your TV speakers can’t beat. With scores of...

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Sound bars that promise crystal clear speech but leave you straining your ears

We tell you which sound bars are good at making speech sound clear in TV and movies, and which ones aren’t so good.

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The Polk Audio Command Bar is £199 at Richer Sounds – but is it worth buying?

Polk Audio’s Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa, allowing you to effortlessly play, pause, rewind and adjust the volume using your voice. All you have to do is speak out...

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Dolby Atmos sound bars: can they really manage cinema-quality audio?

Dolby Atmos was initially introduced to the world through cinemas and is considered the crème de la crème of sound bar features. It’s the newest development in surround sound and...

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Sound bars with subwoofers: do they really produce better sound?

Most sound bars come with an additional speaker called a subwoofer, which is designed to provide extra bass. Subwoofers can be built in or come as an external box –...

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Are sound bars with smart apps the way forward?

It’s becoming more common for sound bars to come with smart apps that can be downloaded to your phone, tablet and/or desktop. They’re designed to help everyone in the house...

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Alexa-ready sound bars: new-level laziness or a can’t-live-without feature?

As well as boosting your TV’s audio, a sound bar with built-in Amazon Alexa works as a voice assistant in the same way that an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot...

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Can you get a superb soundbar for under £250?

You shouldn’t have to dig too deep into your pockets for an excellent sound bar that brings movies, TV and music to life. But the market is bursting with different...

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