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Best Soundbars under $200 in 2022

Polk Signa S2 in a living room setting
Polk Signa S2 in a living room setting (Image credit: Polk Audio)

There's no denying it; the speakers that are built-in to your TV suck. They aren't loud or clear enough for you to get the best audio you can because TV manufacturers expect you to buy some sort of external sound system. Soundbars are an awesome upgrade to any TV, and although there are expensive soundbars out there, there are also some very reasonably priced ones. For less than $200, you can get these fantastic soundbars and start enjoying better sound when you're watching your TV!

Upgrade your sound

You'll be amazed at just how much better your TV will sound when you hook up a soundbar to it, and you'll be even happier that you didn't break the bank to do it. Not only will your shows and flicks sound better, but the latest options include extras like Bluetooth, which allows you to stream your music wirelessly when you are not binge-watching.

The Yamaha YAS-108 (opens in new tab) lets you enjoy the bass power of a sub without having to have an external subwoofer taking up space in your living room. Plus, it's compatible with Alexa making it easy to incorporate into your smart home.

If you want a more traditional home theater-like experience with a separate subwoofer, then the VIZIO SB2821-D6 (opens in new tab) is the one for you. This 2.1 system gets loud enough to fill any decent size room but isn't massive, so it can still fit in smaller rooms too.

Lastly, if you're looking for your TV to sound better, and you really don't want to spend money, the TaoTronics Soundbar TT-SK15 (opens in new tab) does the trick. It may not have any fancy features, but it sounds perfectly fine for people who are just looking for something a little more.

Luke Filipowicz
Luke Filipowicz

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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