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What is the Best Soundbar Under 50?

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When products are set below a certain price point, you need to be very careful about which ones you choose—soundbars are no different. These picks won’t cost an arm and a leg and won’t make you regret going for a cheaper device.

Best Affordable Choice
ASIYUN Wired and Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Speaker
Best Overall
Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC
Best Sound Quality
Dodocool Surround Sound Bar
ASIYUN Wired and Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Speaker
Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC
Dodocool Surround Sound Bar
The Asiyun soundbar offers advanced Bluetooth connection and many other capabilities for a good price.
This portable and easy to set up design soundbar that comes with subwoofers and multiple methods of connection can impress with surround sound. It’s the all-performing ultimate addition to your home theater system at under 50.
The Dodocool soundbar is capable of simulating surround sound and it comes with three equalizer modes to fine tune your soundbar to different types of content.
Best Affordable Choice
ASIYUN Wired and Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Speaker
ASIYUN Wired and Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Speaker
The Asiyun soundbar offers advanced Bluetooth connection and many other capabilities for a good price.
Best Overall
Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC
Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC
This portable and easy to set up design soundbar that comes with subwoofers and multiple methods of connection can impress with surround sound. It’s the all-performing ultimate addition to your home theater system at under 50.
Best Sound Quality
Dodocool Surround Sound Bar
Dodocool Surround Sound Bar
The Dodocool soundbar is capable of simulating surround sound and it comes with three equalizer modes to fine tune your soundbar to different types of content.

Best Soundbars Under 50 Reviews

1. ASIYUN Wired and Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Speaker

Capable of 5.0 Bluetooth, the Asiyun soundbar provides a faster and stabler wireless connection. You can stream content from your mobile device and enjoy the superior output from your soundbar.

Aside from streaming, the Bluetooth can also connect your soundbar to your TV wirelessly to minimize clutter. Other wired options through RCA or aux cables are also available.

The innovative triangular design of the soundbar angles the channels in such a way that makes the audio bounce off in different directions, which creates a more encompassing experience.

There is even an insert for a TF memory card to play saved content from the soundbar without having to connect it to a device.

Pros

  • Unique triangular design
  • Features 5.0 Bluetooth
  • Can connect with multiple options
  • Rechargeable battery design
  • Can be paired with your phone for hands-free calls
  • Volume adjustment knob on the side
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • The volume may not be very loud

2. Dodocool Surround Sound Bar

Even a soundbar under 50 is capable of creating surround sound. The Dodocool soundbar also comes with three different equalizer modes (sound modes) to help optimize the content to the ideal settings.

You can choose from a wired or wireless connection for setup depending on your home theater system. For wireless, you have a built-in 4.2 that can also support streaming from outside devices.

As for wired, the Dodocool supports 3.5mm cable connection. It also has a USB slot to play content saved without the need to connect to an external device.

The soundbar is also conveniently built with a control panel on the side and comes with its own remote for easy control and adjustments right from the couch.

Pros

  • Capable of producing surround sound
  • Slim and sleek design
  • Offers wired and wireless connections
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • 3 sound modes
  • Remote included
  • Control panel built-in

Cons

  • Weaker bass

3. Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC

This multifunctional Benqbot soundbar can pair with your TV or your PC for unsurpassed sound. At under 50, this soundbar is surprisingly capable of producing surround sound comparable to a more expensive device. It is also equipped with a subwoofer.

You can dissect the many layers of audio you wouldn’t otherwise with your standard TV speakers. Just connect the soundbar to either your TV or PC via Bluetooth or other wired options.

The affordable soundbar also comes with a control panel as well as a remote. They can each be used to program the device, or even to pick up your phone calls.

Pros

  • Multifunctional and pairs with TV and PC
  • 3D surround sound
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Supports Bluetooth
  • Multiple connection options
  • Comes with a remote
  • Features a control panel
  • Sleek design

Cons

  • Not compatible with Roku TV

Soundbar Under 50 Buying Guide

Purchasing any product way below the standard price can be risky. However, there are a few rare gems that can be of great quality. 

Follow our guide below when purchasing affordable soundbars to make sure the performance isn’t sacrificed for the price.

Sound

The most important aspect of an affordable soundbar is the sound quality. It needs to operate at a higher standard than your TV speakers to be worth the money.

Even at under 50, certain soundbars can still be capable of producing surround sound and be finely tuned to emit the best audio. You may have to look a bit harder, but the three options on our list are good starting points.

If possible, look for a soundbar that has sound modes or at the very least, voice clarity. This will ensure that the dialogue from the device will exceed what comes out of your TV speakers. Sound modes will also adjust your soundbar to the ideal settings for certain content.

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Design

Most soundbars may be similar in design, but there are a few unique ones on the market. For example, the Asiyun soundbar features a triangular design that angles its speakers in a different way than usual to achieve expansive sound.

You would also want the soundbar to be compact and lightweight, which will make it easier to set up, especially if you intend to mount it.

Those with display screens and control panels will also offer the user another level of convenience when using the soundbar.

Subwoofer

Even budget soundbars can come with a subwoofer built in to tackle the heavy duty bass. The subwoofer is responsible for producing the low and rumbling tones regular speakers may miss.

A soundbar complete with a subwoofer can be necessary, especially if you intend on streaming your favorite tunes and savor earth-shattering thumps.

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Connections

What types of connections does your soundbar have? Connection methods are generally split into two main categories: wired and wireless.

You need to be sure that whichever you choose, your soundbar has compatible connections with your TV. The most popular wireless feature is Bluetooth, with most soundbars offering it.

There are higher-end models which also have Wi-Fi, but in our experience, having Bluetooth is sufficient for most basic needs. 

Wired connections include HDMI ARC, digital optical, RCA, aux, and more. Wired options can be more stable, but HDMI ARC and digital optical are recommended to support the highest quality sound.

Channels

How many channels does your soundbar have? The way the speakers (also referred to as channels) are angled can contribute to the home theater experience, but the number of equipment you have can have an effect as well.

The more channels your device has, the more capable it will be of achieving surround sound. Dolby technology [1] is the undisputed best for surround sound and it can operate better with a higher number of speakers.

Our Top Pick: Benqbot Portable Soundbar for TV/PC

Our top spot goes to the Benqbot portable soundbar for its versatility. Not only does it support 5.0 Bluetooth, but it is also the frontrunner when it comes to sound quality. Its built-in subwoofers that also add different levels of audio to your media are hard to discount at this price point.

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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