Best Loudest Soundbars

The loudest sound bar will be outfitted with certain features to ensure room-filling sound. Without knowing what to look for, you could end up with a soundbar that won’t deliver all-encompassing audio. To help you choose, our experts have reviewed the loudest soundbars on the market.

Best Overall
Sonos Playbar
Best Advanced Features
Bose Soundtouch 300
Best Budget
JBL Bar 5.1
Sonos Playbar
Bose Soundtouch 300
JBL Bar 5.1
The Sonos Playbar has a sleek appearance and the ability to pump out expansive sound, thanks to Oscar-winning sound engineers.
The Bose Soundtouch 300 has all the advanced technologies you need to bring the cinema home such as Dolby Digital and DTS.
The JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar comes with detachable wireless surround speakers to deliver true surround sound with a total of 510W of system power.
Best Overall
Sonos Playbar
Sonos Playbar
The Sonos Playbar has a sleek appearance and the ability to pump out expansive sound, thanks to Oscar-winning sound engineers.
Best Advanced Features
Bose Soundtouch 300
Bose Soundtouch 300
The Bose Soundtouch 300 has all the advanced technologies you need to bring the cinema home such as Dolby Digital and DTS.
Best Budget
JBL Bar 5.1
JBL Bar 5.1
The JBL Bar 5.1 soundbar comes with detachable wireless surround speakers to deliver true surround sound with a total of 510W of system power.

Reviews of the Best Loudest Sound bars

1. Sonos Playbar

The sleek design of the Sonos Playbar offers placement flexibility to deliver crystal clear and loud audio from any angle. The playbar features impressive and rich bass with enhanced dialgoue, courtesy of Oscar-winning sound engineers.

The setup is simple with a one-cable connection to your TV via the digital optical port. You can control everything from the comfort of your couch with the included remote control or the Sonos app. 

To create your very own complete home theater sound system, the Sonos Playbar is a buildable system that can connect to other devices over Wi-Fi.

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2. Bose Soundtouch 300

The Bose Soundtouch 300 has everything you need in terms of expansive sound, including Dolby Digital and DTS technologies. It also has the option to add a wireless bass module and surround speakers for an immersive experience.

The Soundtouch 300 has HDMI, which supports 4K passthrough for the most lifelike and 3-dimensional sound. The soundbar can also optimize its tuning with the room adaptive quality that utilizes the acoustics of your room.

As for wireless connectivity and streaming, the Soundtouch 300 supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which easily pairs with your external devices. We compared the Soundtouch 300 with the Bose 700 here.

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3. JBL Bar 5.1

For a full surround sound system of immense power, the JBL Bar 5.1 is the best choice  — and at an affordable price too.

It has a unique design of detachable speakers that disconnect from the soundbar itself to become surround speakers. It also has an external wireless subwoofer that can unlock previously missed bass notes.

With the help of Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, the JBL Bar 5.1 will add an incredible layer of depth to your content. It also features 3 HDMI inputs that support the highest passthroughs for high quality audio. Check out our review of JBL 5.1 here

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Loudest Soundbar Buyer’s Guide

Audio Quality of the Loudest Soundbar

To ensure the best audio quality, our experts suggest looking for advanced technologies and auto-calibration in the loudest soundbar. Dolby and DTS technologies are among the best. 

Bose models such as the Bose Soundbar 700 have clear and expansive sound using Dolby Digital plus DTS. But specific brands also have their own audio boosters such as Sony S-Force and LG Meridian for 3D sound. 

Sound modes can calibrate and optimize content via the push of a button. Or, your soundbar could also automatically detect the acoustics of your room and tune itself.

Going for a soundbar with at least 96dB [1] and above 300W of power will ensure loud and reverberating sound.

Connectivity

Our audio team always suggests choosing digital over analog wired connectivity, and more specifically, HDMI. Digital connections support higher quality content and are a simple one-cable setup.

For wireless connection and streaming, a preferred soundbar can feature either Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or both.

Subwoofer

For the loudest sound bar, an internal or external subwoofer can greatly affect the audio levels. A soundbar with a subwoofer will produce deep and rumbling bass that vibrates throughout the room. 

Some high-end soundbars including Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 7.2 have supporting rear speakers and two large subwoofers that deliver true surround sound and amazing bass. 

Remote Control

A soundbar can come with its own remote control or be configured to work with your existing universal one. Whatever the case, having a remote control will greatly increase the convenience level.

FAQ

Why Should You Get A Loud Soundbar?

A loud soundbar can deliver room-filling audio even at lower volumes. This will further ensure that you won’t need to crank up the volume to high levels and risk distortion just to make out what’s being said onscreen.

Even smaller models like the Sonos Play 1 as well as Bose Soundtouch 10 can provide room-filling audio at lower volumes. 

Our Top Pick For a Loudest Soundbar: Sonos Playbar

Our team has chosen the Sonos Playbar as the best loudest soundbar. It’s an expertly-tuned soundbar with enhanced dialogue functions that can pump out an impressive 96dB of sound. To get the full surround sound system, the Playbar can also connect to other parts via Wi-Fi.

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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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