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What is the Best Soundbar for a 60 Inch TV?

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A 60 inch TV is considered large, so to make sure you get the best sound that surpasses your factory speakers, you’ll need a larger soundbar. Let’s look at which ones on the market can help elevate your home theater experience.

Best Soundbar for a 60 Inch TV Reviews

1. JBL Bar 5.1 Channel Soundbar

As a 5.1 soundbar, the JBL Bar matches the industry standard to produce true surround sound. Add this to your home theater system for an upgraded experience. You can even detach the two outer battery-powered side speakers for flexible placement.

It’s a 4K ultra HD soundbar system that connects either wirelessly or wired to 4K devices. If that wasn’t impressive enough, this soundbar also comes with Dolby Digital, Dolby Logic Pro 2, and DTS technology for unmatched sound.

To top it all off, the JBL Bar soundbar also comes with a wireless 10-inch subwoofer to pump out that thundering bass. The flexible placement of the soundbar, subwoofer and detachable speakers can also add a different dimension to your experience.

One of the really great things about this JBL soundbar is that it was designed to work with most of today’s TV remotes so you don’t need an extra one.

Pros

  • 5.1 channels, meeting surround sound standards
  • Works with 4K devices
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Logic Pro 2
  • DTS technology
  • Great size for 60 inch TV
  • Detachable side speakers
  • Separate subwoofer
  • Flexible placement
  • Works with most TV remotes
  • Bluetooth supported

Cons

  • Bluetooth won’t work as well past 30 feet
  • Defaults to HDMI ARC connection

2. Yamaha YAS-207BL Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

Being the world’s first soundbar with DTS Virtual X 3D surround sound, the Yamaha YAS-207BL has a lot to boast about. What’s great is that it can always stay up to date with each firmware update. 

It’s also very well-designed and sleek, and blends into your interior perfectly. It comes with a wireless subwoofer that requires strategic placement, but it also sports a sleek design that can fit into smaller spaces.

The automated clear voice function can bring out the dialogue in any movie to make sure you never miss a single word. This soundbar also works with all your 4K devices in terms of connection and supports Bluetooth as well.

In terms of control and setup, the Yamaha soundbar comes with an included remote, or you can choose to download the compatible app to your smart devices.

This soundbar has also made it to our list of the best soundbars for 40-inch TVs.

Pros

  • First DTS Virtual X 3D soundbar
  • Firmware updates available
  • Compatible app
  • Bluetooth supported
  • Great size for 60 inch TV
  • Sleek design
  • Separate subwoofer
  • Clear voice function
  • Works with 4K devices
  • Comes with a remote

Cons

  • No voice control
  • No display

3. TCL Alto 7

With 5 channels as the industry standard for surround sound, the TCL Alto goes above and beyond just like the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra. This TCL soundbar has 7 channels (two rear speakers) and has a minimalistic design that packs a punch.

The soundbar itself comes ready to go and is specifically tuned to deliver the most balanced and distortion-free sound no matter how loud you pump it.

It also comes with different sound modes if you want to customize your experience. Measuring at 36 inches, it’s not too far off the other options and makes a great pair with your 60 inch TV.

Even if you choose to purchase it with a wireless sub, the price is still amazing. Another great point is if you do not have enough space to accommodate a wireless sub, then you can choose to purchase the soundbar alone.

This soundbar is also one of our favorite picks for the TCL Roku TV.

Pros

  • Specially tuned
  • Comes with sound modes
  • Can be purchased with or without wireless sub
  • Affordable price
  • Great size for 60 inch TV
  • Balanced and distortion-free sound at any volume
  • Cables and mounting kit included
  • Compatible with any TV remote
  • Sleek design
  • HDMI Arc, Aux, optical and IR passthrough connections
  • 7 channels

Cons

  • May not be compatible with all TV placements
  • Small remote

Soundbar for a 60 Inch TV Buying Guide

The best soundbar offers an experience you wouldn’t otherwise be able to have. Due to TV sizes and placement, there are more things to consider when it comes to purchasing a soundbar than just the size.

Sound

The most important factor would probably be the sound your soundbar makes. Consider the channels. The channels (5 being the industry standard for surround sound), make a big difference in the audio quality [1]. Look for more channels for a more immersive experience.

Does it have sound modes to fit certain content and was it tuned well to avoid distortion? Does it have DTS Virtual or Dolby Atmos technology to help decode the high-quality sound and pump it out? These are all important points to look for.

Design

Think about the placement and space you can afford. If your soundbar comes with a separate subwoofer, you would definitely need to take that into consideration.

Will you be placing it on the wall or laying it flat on a surface? Is it compact and slim enough to fit into smaller spaces?

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Connection

Having a wireless connection will greatly increase your options. You can stream content from your mobile devices and enjoy the unequivocal sound, and you can even rely on it for easy setup.

Make sure the connections your soundbar has are compatible with those on your 60 inch TV. We have a guide for TCL Roku TV users who own soundbars.

Control

Does your soundbar have a control panel on the front? If you want easy adjustment options, then make sure your soundbar either comes with its own remote or can be paired with a universal one.

Setup

The setup should be easy! Plug and play options are the best but it’s okay if your new soundbar requires some tweaking. Just make sure you have everything you need right out of the box.

Our Top Pick: JBL Bar 5.1 Channel Soundbar

With all the fancy features and capabilities the JBL soundbar has, it takes our top position. The 5.1 detachable speaker soundbar from JBL will provide you with unsurpassed and unbeatable sound, making it a great addition to your home.

Going for an even larger TV? Find out our top soundbars for 65 inch TVs, next! 

Willie Greer

Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.
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