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Top 7 Soundbars for Larger TVs above 45 inch to Buy in 2015
Here is the ultimate list of best sound bars for large HDTV above 45 inch. Sound bars with subwoofer, bluetooth, surround and lot other features from cheap to high end. Up to 50% discount. Buy online.
All prices are listed at the time of writing.
VIZIO S5430W-C2 vs VIZIO S5451w-C2 vs Sony HT-CT660 vs Sharp HT-SB60 vs LG NB4530B vs Samsung HW-H550 vs Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundscape
#7 Samsung HW-H550 Soundbar for Smasung HDTV
This is an excellent soundbar dedicated for Samsung HDTVs or can be used with others also. You will be instantly impressed by the look, feel and build quality. The stylish perforated aluminum mesh and LED display make it cuter than you expect. It also features 2 tiny rubber feet which can be used to position the soundbar such that the sound is directed to your listening position.
The connections available are HDMI in and out, DC in, Aux in, optical and USB and ARC (Audio Return Channel). All the connections are easy to figure out and there is a lot of space in between ports, so nothing will be jam-packed.
It also comes with a wireless subwoofer for extra bass. The subwoofer is stylish with gunmetal matte finish. You can stream via Bluetooth also. Another feature is you can power on the device with one touch from your smart phone using Bluetooth.
You can connect the soundbar wirelessly to Samsung display with Soundshare feature. It has a sensitivity of 75dB and the vocals are very clear and crisp but the stereo effect is less compared to Sony.
Those who own a Samsung HDTV should consider this soundbar.
#6 LG NB4530B soundbar for LG HDTV
This soundbar measuring 47 inches is ideal for 46’’ and above HDTVs. If you have LG TVs, this will go along better than others. It has a nice black finish with touch controls just above the display. The tweeters and mid-woofers are exposed which adds beauty to the design.
The soundbar is slim and only 1.38 inches high. This will not block your TV display when placed in front of it. It is wall mountable also. LG provide an HDMI in and out for connecting Blu-ray players or gaming consoles directly.
USB port for playing music from portable devices is another added connectivity feature. The separate wireless subwoofer makes this a 2.1 channel soundbar. You can stream via in built Bluetooth. It also supports mobile apps like Spotify and Pandora for online streaming.
As for the sound quality, the LG NB4530B delivers 310W of total output power and supports Dolby Digital and DTS Surround decoding. It adds good punch to the bass. The sound is powerful are clear.
Overall this is a high quality sound bar with minimal yet stylish design most suitable for LG TV owners.
#5 Sharp HT-SB60 massive sound bar for huge HDTVs
Do you own HDTV larger than 60 inch? Does your soundbar look way too smaller? Here is the solution. Sharp HT-SB60 is a massive sound bar built for 60 inch HDTVs and larger. The sound bar is 54.5 inches wide and produces wide and rich sound. It has a classy look and elegant design. The two drivers and tweeter placed on both ends are exposed which gives a spory look. The connectivity options are 2 HDMI in, HDMI out, 3.5mm audio in. The subwoofer is tall and thin that goes along perfect with the soundbar and any HDTV. It produces rich and deep sound with very low distortion. Because of the larger size, the sound bar produce wide sound field while watching movies. However it lacks Bluetooth connectivity which is a big minus. You may notice the overly bright treble also. Overall, this is a good sound bar for larger TVs and movie lovers.
#4 Vizio S5430W-C2 space saving soundbar
Vizio S5430W-C2 offers solid performance and a lot of features at reasonable price but it lacks subwoofer. It has a plain and simple design suitable for 55 inch TVs or larger. The three 3’’ drivers and two 6-by-3’’ passive radiators (bass modules) provide crisp and clear sound with excellent clarity. It attains a frequency range from 60-20kHz which has fairly good bass in the class. It also features Dolby Digital, DTS 3.0, DTS TruVolume and DTS TruSurround for stable volume levels and true surround effect. The soundbar deliver booming sound with strong bass and simulated surround even without a subwoofer. The connections available are HDMI in and out, Bluetooth for wireless streaming, Stereo RCA 3.5mm, Coaxial and optical audio ins. If you give preference to space saving design without considering subwoofer, this is the right choice.
#3 Sony HT-CT660 2.1 soundbar with bluetooth
Sony HT-CT660 is known for its many connectivity options and sound quality. This soundbar with a bold hexagonal design has 0.5 inch tweeter and 1.5 x 3 inch oval woofer and 6 inch sub. It also features Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS HD-Master Audio, Dolby TruHD formats used on BluRays. The speaker system delivers total output power of 330W. The connections provided are 3 HDMI, TosLink optical and 3.5 mm jack. The Bluetooth functionality enables users to stream music effortlessly. This can be used for 46 inch HDTVs or larger.
#2 Vizio S5451W-C2 5.1 Sound bar with lot of features
This 3 channel full range sound bar features two 3x6 inch passive radiators and dedicated subwoofer for deep bass. Thus it attains an amazing frequency response of 45 Hz to 20 kHz. It features Dolby Digital, DTS, Vizio Sound Matrix and DTS TruVolume. The Bluetooth streaming function enables users to stream music wirelessly. The sound bar is easy to set up using the Quick Start Guide provided by Vizio. It comes with feet and wall mounting. Audio cables are also provided to connect surround speakers to sub. There is HDMI in and out ports for connecting devices directly. Digital optical and analog connections are also available. Vizio S5451W-C2 delivers crisp clear and natural sound for movies and music. The soundbar is 54 inches long and because of that it delivers very good surround sound with wide sound stage. The surround speakers perform well but at high frequency range, the sound is not very bright. If you are a bass head, this is not at all a problem. The wireless subwoofer is good match to the sound bar and is powered by 8 inch driver and amplifier. It produces stable and impressive bass output. Vizio also features built in pink noise test tone to check if all speakers are working or they are placed correctly.
#1 Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundscape
And our WINNER is Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundscape.
This is a full powered unobtrusive sound bar with aptX Bluetooth connection. The 7 channel sound bar system delivers amazing sound clarity for all music, movies or games. It has a total output power of 350W. It features Digital optical and analog inputs for Blu-rays, DVD/CDs and gaming consoles. You will be amazed by the truly stunning soundscape performance. It also features switchable EQ modes and ultimate virtual surround. Ideal for 50 inch or larger TVs. The three 1 inch high power ferro-fluid cooled dome tweeter and four 4.5 inch composite cone woofers provides deep, rich, tight bass and pure, crisp vocals. It has a built in wireless transmitter for additional wireless sub. Overall this is a powerfully-immersive virtual surround home theater system. Only for those who can afford it.