Essential Guide of surround sound system – August 2022 Edition

Looking to find the best surround sound system?

We researched 25 surround sound system, tested 7, and we have done 28 hours of research. The best surround sound system doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. Our first pick is exactly that. No more, no less. It also costs less than any other products we tested.

The best

SaleNo. 1
Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio (2021) , Black
  • SUBWOOFER INCLUDED - Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box All-in-one
  • BASS BOOST - Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE - Enhanced audio tracking for your content in real time, with technology that equalizes background music and consistent volume control
  • BLUETOOTH TV CONNECTION - Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly
  • GAME MODE - Boost your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the action on-screen and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions
  • ONE REMOTE - Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote
  • WIRELESS SURROUND SOUND COMPATIBLE - Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires

Intro

Here’s your guide to choosing the best surround sound system. As there is a great number of models with varying prices, you may find it difficult to figure out which one is right for you. For this reason, we decided to make a top 10 of the surround sound system of different brands and prices based on the best value for money. This ranking was created to help you find the best surround sound system depending on your needs and budgets. Our selection criteria are provided to give you a complete picture of the items offered. Get ready to find the surround sound system that’s right for you!

Our picks

SaleNo. 1
Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio (2021) , Black
  • SUBWOOFER INCLUDED - Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box All-in-one
  • BASS BOOST - Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE - Enhanced audio tracking for your content in real time, with technology that equalizes background music and consistent volume control
  • BLUETOOTH TV CONNECTION - Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly
  • GAME MODE - Boost your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the action on-screen and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions
  • ONE REMOTE - Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote
  • WIRELESS SURROUND SOUND COMPATIBLE - Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires
No. 2
Acoustic Audio AA5102 Bluetooth Powered 5.1 Speaker System Home Theater Surround, Black (AA5102)
  • Acoustic Audio 5102 Bluetooth powered 5.1 multimedia home theater speaker system, 800 watts system power, 40Hz-20 kHz frequency response, built in Bluetooth receiver, 5 discrete independent channel inputs and outputs, integrated audio amplifier
  • Enhanced bass boost design, front panel controls, illuminated display, bass, treble and main volume controls, stereo auxiliary input, pro surround function, USB/SD card reader, plug and play connections, computerized enclosure design, magnetically shielded speakers
  • Subwoofer speaker is 5.5" x 10.75" x 11", ported for fuller bass, 5 full range satellite speakers are 3.5" x 3.25" x 5.25" each, satellite speakers are mountable with included hardware, 2 fronts and center satellite speakers have a 6' single RCA cable, 2 rear speakers have 12' single RCA cables
  • 3.5mm to RCA wire included, 3 RCA to RCA jack cables included, remote control and full instructions included, 110V required power supply, designed and engineered in the USA
  • Use for home entertainment system, laptop or PC, DVD player, gaming, MP3 player, cell phone, tablet or any other device with a 3.5mm headphone output or RCA audio output. Search AA5102D for this model with Smart TV Digital Optical Input.
No. 3
Vizio V51x-J6 36-inch 5.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar System (Renewed)
  • Low-Profile Design and Brilliant Clarity with 6 Full-range Speakers
  • Powerful 5" Wireless Subwoofer and Bluetooth Music Streaming
  • Complete Immersion with Discreet Volume Adjustable Surround Speakers
  • Optimized for 4K TVs with Dolby Audio 5.1 and HDMI (Cable Included)
  • Control with TV Remote using HDMI, Audio Cables Included for Easy Setup

Why you should trust us

This guide represents more than 10 years of experience in researching, testing, and writing about many subject. Our people are experts in all of their fields.
We alors spent 28 hours reading any article we could find on the internet and all the customer reviews at various retailer sites such as those of Amazon, Home Depot or Wallmart. We found many website that was a valuable resource with involved buying guides and detailed surround sound system information.
As for me, I’m very familiar with the surround sound system since I got it from 2 years.

Top 10

SaleNo. 1
Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio (2021) , Black
  • SUBWOOFER INCLUDED - Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box All-in-one
  • BASS BOOST - Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE - Enhanced audio tracking for your content in real time, with technology that equalizes background music and consistent volume control
  • BLUETOOTH TV CONNECTION - Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly
  • GAME MODE - Boost your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the action on-screen and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions
  • ONE REMOTE - Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote
  • WIRELESS SURROUND SOUND COMPATIBLE - Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires
No. 2
Acoustic Audio AA5102 Bluetooth Powered 5.1 Speaker System Home Theater Surround, Black (AA5102)
  • Acoustic Audio 5102 Bluetooth powered 5.1 multimedia home theater speaker system, 800 watts system power, 40Hz-20 kHz frequency response, built in Bluetooth receiver, 5 discrete independent channel inputs and outputs, integrated audio amplifier
  • Enhanced bass boost design, front panel controls, illuminated display, bass, treble and main volume controls, stereo auxiliary input, pro surround function, USB/SD card reader, plug and play connections, computerized enclosure design, magnetically shielded speakers
  • Subwoofer speaker is 5.5" x 10.75" x 11", ported for fuller bass, 5 full range satellite speakers are 3.5" x 3.25" x 5.25" each, satellite speakers are mountable with included hardware, 2 fronts and center satellite speakers have a 6' single RCA cable, 2 rear speakers have 12' single RCA cables
  • 3.5mm to RCA wire included, 3 RCA to RCA jack cables included, remote control and full instructions included, 110V required power supply, designed and engineered in the USA
  • Use for home entertainment system, laptop or PC, DVD player, gaming, MP3 player, cell phone, tablet or any other device with a 3.5mm headphone output or RCA audio output. Search AA5102D for this model with Smart TV Digital Optical Input.
No. 3
Vizio V51x-J6 36-inch 5.1 Channel Home Theater Soundbar System (Renewed)
  • Low-Profile Design and Brilliant Clarity with 6 Full-range Speakers
  • Powerful 5" Wireless Subwoofer and Bluetooth Music Streaming
  • Complete Immersion with Discreet Volume Adjustable Surround Speakers
  • Optimized for 4K TVs with Dolby Audio 5.1 and HDMI (Cable Included)
  • Control with TV Remote using HDMI, Audio Cables Included for Easy Setup
SaleNo. 4
Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer, 3D / DSP/Bluetooth/HDMI-ARC Home Speakers, Bass Treble Adjustable, 2 in 1 Sound System Horizontal & Vertical Placement Surround Sound TV Speaker, 2.1 Channel
  • [Elevate your TV sound with powerful bass] Add amazing sound bar for your TV with the 2.1 ch Soundbar BT100. Surround Sound let you experience great 3D effects, the included wired subwoofer delivers Powerful Bass, and whether it's sport, TV or music, Smart DSP Sound Mode can optimize audio to suit your content. The device features five sound units, 4 full-range speaker and one bass woofers, offers not only excellent sound quality but also awesome bass sounds. Guarantees a great listening experience.
  • [Versatile sound system?] The Bluetooth soundbar connects to your devices in various ways. You can use an optical cable, a SPDIF line, Auxiliary cables and HDMI ARC lines. The TV soundbar provides cinema-quality sounds. It adds a significant effect when watching movies, playing games, and more. The device works with most Bluetooth gadgets. You can also use these speakers with your music players, iPods, tablets, cellphones, TVs and more.
  • [Sound Bar / Dual Speaker?] This is a sound bar that can be split in half to form two upright standing speakers. When it’s in tower form, there’s two bases you attach the speaker to for wider footing. The sound bar format is great for TVs while the standing speakers work great for computers/desks. Very neat!
  • [Soundbar are must haves!] for all kinds of home entertainment. They can turn a regular TV or sound system into a state-of-the-art, big-tech setup that will impress everyone. Soundbars are perfect for use with: TVs, Movies, Gaming, Projectors, Music and media streaming.
  • [Set up your sound bar in minutes] The included HDMI, optical, coaxial, aux, aux to RCA cables quickly connect your TV & subwoofer to the sound bar. Plug in TV's audio out source via HDMI ARC, optical, coaxial & 3.5mm audio jack to sound bar's input port. And then set your TV's audio digital format into PCM to enjoy the wonderful world.
SaleNo. 5
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified - Black
  • 5.1 digital surround sound: Hear every detail in your Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks the way the studio intended. Sub woofer: 165 Watts
  • THX certified home theater speakers: Your assurance of true cinema quality sound. Satellites : 4 x 67 W, wall mountable
  • Delivers a continuous 500 watts of power, with the ability to deliver a peak of 1,000 watts under certain circumstances: Thunderous, room shaking audio with deep bass you can feel
  • Flexible setup: Connect upto six devices : Computer, music player, TV, game console and more; Infared remote
  • Easy sound control: Compact control console and wireless remote let you instantly personalize your surround sound experience
  • System Requirements: Works with any device with either a headphone jack (3.5 millimeters), RCA, six channel direct, digital coaxial input or optical inputs. Signal to noise ratio, A weighted: >95dB
SaleNo. 6
Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1 Surround Sound System
  • The Klipsch reference theater pack delivers a superior acoustic performance while keeping an incredibly minimal footprint
  • Klipsch's exclusive Tractrix Horn technology and aluminum Tweeters deliver the cleanest, most natural sound possible. The down-firing wireless subwoofer is designed to deliver room-filling low frequencies without requiring too much floor space
  • To complement the easy placement of the wireless subwoofer, each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a threaded insert for maximum mounting flexibility
  • The reference theater pack brings the Klipsch cinematic sound into your home with an incredibly minimal footprint
No. 7
Bobtot Home Theater System Surround Sound Speakers - 800 Watts 6.5 inch Subwoofer 5.1/2.1 Channel Bluetooth Input LED Display Home Audio Stereo System for 4K TV Ultra HD AV DVD FM Radio USB
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Stereo Sound: Bobtot speaker has two modes of 5.1/2.1 channel, switch via remote control. Pro surround function provides you with more advanced enjoyment. You can independently control the volume of each speaker and the subwoofer
  • 800 Watts Peak Power: Home theater system speakers can reach up to 800 watts of power, 6.5 inch Subwoofer with built-in receiver, high volume but with professional sound quality and excellent bass sound, deliver the cleanest, most natural sound possible. Bring you and your family with full cinema experience at home
  • Multimedia Support: 5.0 Bluetooth speakers can connect various smart devices, which are compatible with USB/SD/DVD/OPT/COA/AUX, also have a Built-In FM Receiver with Amazing Reception. USB/SD input (max file size 16Gb). 2 ¼” MIC Inputs with Echo function for karaoke
  • Multiple Application: Plug and play, Speakers are widely used for numerous scenarios such as Ultra HD 4K TV, game console, home DVD, computer, laptop. It's very suitable for watching movies, watching football games, partying, and e-sports games with friends at home. Additional cables include Optical cable/Coaxial cable/Signal cable/Antenna cable can support any application in need
  • Bobtot Speakers: Bobtot home theater system speakers use Top quality MDF wood cabinets with plastics front pannels, and has LED lighting effect and digital display function. With longer built-in cable, the speakers can be placed anywhere: Front Speakers L/F: 13Ft, Rear Speakers L/R: 31Ft, Center Speaker: 10Ft
No. 8
Rockville HTS56 1000w 5.1 Channel Home Theater System/Bluetooth/USB+8" Subwoofer
  • HTS56 5.1 Channel Home Theater System with LED Light Effects. Plug and play system with everything you need right out of the box. 1000-Watts Peak Power. 500-Watts Program Power. 250-Watts Continuous RMS Power. 8” Subwoofer with Built-In Receiver. 1x 3” Center Channel Speaker.
  • 2x 3” Full Range Front Channel Speakers. 2x 3” Full Range Rear Channel Speakers. Top Quality MDF Wood Cabinets with Plastic Front Panels. Built-In FM Receiver with Amazing Reception. Built-In Optical input to connect to your Television. Digital Display. Selectable preset equalizer curves.
  • You can independently control the volume of each speaker and the subwoofer. Bluetooth v2.1. USB Input (max file size 16Gb). SD Input (max file size 16Gb). 2 ¼” MIC Inputs with Echo function for karaoke. 5 RCA Audio Outputs. 6 RCA DVD Audio Inputs. 2 RCA AUX Inputs.
  • Optical input to connect to your TV. FM Antenna Input. Full Function Remote. The Subwoofer unit has 4 LED lighting modes: (blink to the beat, solid on, spectrum EQ analyzer, off) and selectable with 7 colors or multi-color mode.
  • Zero distortion can be heard even with volume and bass settings all the way up! The sound on this system is better than anything even that cost twice the price!. Cable Length: Front L/F: 12Ft, Rear L/R: 30Ft, Center: 10Ft. Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz. Certification: CE and RoHS Compliant. Signal to noise ratio: ≥70dB (Maximum output with THD+N < 1%)
No. 9
Acoustic Audio AA5170 Home Theater 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 700W with Powered Sub
  • Power Rating: 700 Watts System Power Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz
  • Bluetooth Connectivity, SD Card, Flash Drive MP3 Player and FM Tuner
  • 5 Discrete Independent Channel Input/output for true surround sound
  • Magnetically Shielded Speakers with Computerized Enclosure Design
  • Plug and Play Connections, 3.5MM Aux to RCA Wire Included
SaleNo. 10
Saiyin Soundbar, Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer, Ultra Slim 24 Inch Bluetooth, 2.1 Channel TV Speakers Surround Sound System Opt/AUX Connectivity.
  • [2.1 CHANNEL SPEAKER SYSTEM ] Sound bar with wired subwoofer delivers powerful bass and surround sound, letting you enjoy an immersive sound experience. The 24 inch sound bar is built with 2 full range speakers, allowing you enjoy all details of music and movies. Total harmonic distortion is about 0.5% even at the highest volume.
  • [MULTIPLE INPUT OPTIONS]The sound bar for TV supports advanced Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection, with which you can connect easily with iphones, ipads, tablets, PC and other Bluetooth enabled devices to stream music; and also wired connection including optical, coaxial, RCA inputs (all cables included).
  • [THREE DISTINCT SOUND MODES] Music, Movie and TV shows modes adjusted by using the remote control included, catering to different needs of sound bar users. You can also control the volume, switch between different modes with buttons on sound bar. Remote control is not compatible with universal or TV remotes
  • [SET UP IN MINUTES]Connect the subwoofer with sound bar via cable included, and hook up TV with sound bar via Bluetooth or optical, coxial, RCA cables, then you are ready to go! The TV sound bar can be placed under TV on desktop or mounted on wall with provided mounting kits.
  • [ULTRA SLIM & ELEGANT DESIGN] The sound bar is built with 2 full range speakers and elegant slim design with piano paint which is compatible with modern TVs, and never block the TV screen. The wired 4 inch subwoofer easily fits in most spaces and adds rich bass from anywhere in the room.

How we tested

We search all the field to find the best surround sound system and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use. After that we tested all the main parameters we use : These things can separate the great surround sound system from the good.

  • Easy To use
  • Options
  • Quality
  • Longevity

How we picked

We search for all the field to find the best surround sound system and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use.
The main parameters we use : These things can separate the bad surround sound system from the good.

  • Price
  • Easy To use
  • Customer reviews
  • Quality
  • Longevity
  • Dimensions

Current Offers

SaleNo. 1
Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio (2021) , Black
  • SUBWOOFER INCLUDED - Wireless subwoofer is included so you can enjoy deep bass right out of the box All-in-one
  • BASS BOOST - Give your bass an instant boost with the push of a button on the soundbar
  • ADAPTIVE SOUND LITE - Enhanced audio tracking for your content in real time, with technology that equalizes background music and consistent volume control
  • BLUETOOTH TV CONNECTION - Set up is a breeze. Easily connect your soundbar to your TV by connecting wirelessly
  • GAME MODE - Boost your gaming experience with perfectly synced directional audio that moves with the action on-screen and crosstalk cancellation that minimizes distractions
  • ONE REMOTE - Streamline control of both your Samsung TV and soundbar with just the Samsung TV remote
  • WIRELESS SURROUND SOUND COMPATIBLE - Turn your soundbar into a complete surround sound system with optional rear Samsung speakers in a few simple steps without the mess of wires
SaleNo. 2
Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer, 3D / DSP/Bluetooth/HDMI-ARC Home Speakers, Bass Treble Adjustable, 2 in 1 Sound System Horizontal & Vertical Placement Surround Sound TV Speaker, 2.1 Channel
  • [Elevate your TV sound with powerful bass] Add amazing sound bar for your TV with the 2.1 ch Soundbar BT100. Surround Sound let you experience great 3D effects, the included wired subwoofer delivers Powerful Bass, and whether it's sport, TV or music, Smart DSP Sound Mode can optimize audio to suit your content. The device features five sound units, 4 full-range speaker and one bass woofers, offers not only excellent sound quality but also awesome bass sounds. Guarantees a great listening experience.
  • [Versatile sound system?] The Bluetooth soundbar connects to your devices in various ways. You can use an optical cable, a SPDIF line, Auxiliary cables and HDMI ARC lines. The TV soundbar provides cinema-quality sounds. It adds a significant effect when watching movies, playing games, and more. The device works with most Bluetooth gadgets. You can also use these speakers with your music players, iPods, tablets, cellphones, TVs and more.
  • [Sound Bar / Dual Speaker?] This is a sound bar that can be split in half to form two upright standing speakers. When it’s in tower form, there’s two bases you attach the speaker to for wider footing. The sound bar format is great for TVs while the standing speakers work great for computers/desks. Very neat!
  • [Soundbar are must haves!] for all kinds of home entertainment. They can turn a regular TV or sound system into a state-of-the-art, big-tech setup that will impress everyone. Soundbars are perfect for use with: TVs, Movies, Gaming, Projectors, Music and media streaming.
  • [Set up your sound bar in minutes] The included HDMI, optical, coaxial, aux, aux to RCA cables quickly connect your TV & subwoofer to the sound bar. Plug in TV's audio out source via HDMI ARC, optical, coaxial & 3.5mm audio jack to sound bar's input port. And then set your TV's audio digital format into PCM to enjoy the wonderful world.
SaleNo. 3
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified - Black
  • 5.1 digital surround sound: Hear every detail in your Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks the way the studio intended. Sub woofer: 165 Watts
  • THX certified home theater speakers: Your assurance of true cinema quality sound. Satellites : 4 x 67 W, wall mountable
  • Delivers a continuous 500 watts of power, with the ability to deliver a peak of 1,000 watts under certain circumstances: Thunderous, room shaking audio with deep bass you can feel
  • Flexible setup: Connect upto six devices : Computer, music player, TV, game console and more; Infared remote
  • Easy sound control: Compact control console and wireless remote let you instantly personalize your surround sound experience
  • System Requirements: Works with any device with either a headphone jack (3.5 millimeters), RCA, six channel direct, digital coaxial input or optical inputs. Signal to noise ratio, A weighted: >95dB
SaleNo. 4
Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1 Surround Sound System
  • The Klipsch reference theater pack delivers a superior acoustic performance while keeping an incredibly minimal footprint
  • Klipsch's exclusive Tractrix Horn technology and aluminum Tweeters deliver the cleanest, most natural sound possible. The down-firing wireless subwoofer is designed to deliver room-filling low frequencies without requiring too much floor space
  • To complement the easy placement of the wireless subwoofer, each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a threaded insert for maximum mounting flexibility
  • The reference theater pack brings the Klipsch cinematic sound into your home with an incredibly minimal footprint
SaleNo. 5
Saiyin Soundbar, Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer, Ultra Slim 24 Inch Bluetooth, 2.1 Channel TV Speakers Surround Sound System Opt/AUX Connectivity.
  • [2.1 CHANNEL SPEAKER SYSTEM ] Sound bar with wired subwoofer delivers powerful bass and surround sound, letting you enjoy an immersive sound experience. The 24 inch sound bar is built with 2 full range speakers, allowing you enjoy all details of music and movies. Total harmonic distortion is about 0.5% even at the highest volume.
  • [MULTIPLE INPUT OPTIONS]The sound bar for TV supports advanced Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection, with which you can connect easily with iphones, ipads, tablets, PC and other Bluetooth enabled devices to stream music; and also wired connection including optical, coaxial, RCA inputs (all cables included).
  • [THREE DISTINCT SOUND MODES] Music, Movie and TV shows modes adjusted by using the remote control included, catering to different needs of sound bar users. You can also control the volume, switch between different modes with buttons on sound bar. Remote control is not compatible with universal or TV remotes
  • [SET UP IN MINUTES]Connect the subwoofer with sound bar via cable included, and hook up TV with sound bar via Bluetooth or optical, coxial, RCA cables, then you are ready to go! The TV sound bar can be placed under TV on desktop or mounted on wall with provided mounting kits.
  • [ULTRA SLIM & ELEGANT DESIGN] The sound bar is built with 2 full range speakers and elegant slim design with piano paint which is compatible with modern TVs, and never block the TV screen. The wired 4 inch subwoofer easily fits in most spaces and adds rich bass from anywhere in the room.

Conclusion

This guide is here to support you in your choice of surround sound system and is regularly updated so that you can make an informed selection. Nowadays, it’s not that easy to know about each and every product that’s on the market. So we hope that this comparison was able to help you with choosing the best surround sound system according to your criteria. Your comments are most welcome and they will help us improve the ranking.

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