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15 Best Soundbars for PS5 in 2024

According to Star Wars creator George Lucas, “The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.” As you’re well aware, the same can be said for gaming. Don’t put up with tinny treble or feeble low-end any longer from your TV any longer. Any one of the best soundbars for PS5 we reviewed will put you in the center of the action like never before, with thundering bass and whole new vistas of audio experience.

15 Best Soundbars for PS5

From entry-level models to high-end investments, there’s a soundbar in this ranking for everyone. Let’s get started — a whole new audio experience in gaming awaits. Here are the 15 best soundbars for PS5. 

1. Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar Sound System 

The best soundbar for PS5s overall

Manufacturer: Bose | Connectivity: Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 1.0 | Dimensions: 2.6 x 21.6 x 3.4″ | Price: 💰176

Taking the first spot in our list of the soundbars for your Playstation 5 is the Bose Solo 5. The Solo 5 has it all: a leading brand in the industry, a hefty build, a competitive price point, and a good range of input and output options. It’s all in one small and compact unit, mounting easily on the wall or fitting in all sorts of different game room configurations. Gaming fans comment the Bose Solo 5 offers an immersive experience and crisp sound for both games and movies. 

One gamer who uses a standalone projector while playing tried the Bose Solo 5 and had good results. You may hear small noises in the game you’ve never noticed before, but it’s without a doubt the best sound bar for PS5.

  • Makes subtle sound effects in games noticeable
  • Small, compact design
  • Super easy to set up
  • What’s up with the giant remote?
  • Warranty issues reported
  • Not up to Bose standards, some say

2. SAMSUNG 3.1ch A650 A Series 

Manufacturer: Samsung Audio | Connectivity: HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 3.1 | Dimensions: 4.1 x 38.6 x 2.3″ | Price: 💰400

Nearing the top of our ranking of the best soundbars for PS5 is the SAMSUNG 3.1ch A650 A Series. It offers Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Virtual:X, and bass boost to help you feel those low ends. There’s also the ability to optimize the sound to the content, including games, movies, and even sports. It all hooks up to your TV quickly and easily through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or HDMI. At a solid mid-range price point, consumers call the A650 A Series big bang for your buck and a great bar for the money. 

One video game lover said it helped his gaming experience become more cinematic. There’s also a preprogrammed setting for games with perfectly synced directional audio moving with the on-screen action and crosstalk cancellation to minimize distraction.

  • Great soundbar for small rooms
  • Sound feels “cinematic and full”
  • Great bar for the money
  • Tech-savvy consumers only, some say
  • Doesn’t get loud enough, according to some
  • Subwoofer gets mixed reviews

3. Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 

 Manufacturer: Nakamichi | Connectivity: RCA, Optical, HDMI, Coaxial | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 9.2 | Dimensions: 45.5 x 3 x 3.6″ | Price: 💰1,499

For a higher-end choice, consider the third pick in our list, the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra.  There’s two-way surround sound speakers, ten-inch wireless subwoofers, and 9.2.4 channels of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X object based multi-dimensional audio. The Shockwafe Ultra is also an especially good choice for device-heavy households. There’s one HDMI ARC, three HDMI connections, and one optical and coaxial input. 

According to feedback, this is the best choice for gamers who want explosions to “rattle them.” The bass in particular earns high marks, with three different presets for movies, music, and gaming. It’s a great gaming buddy for PS5 — you just don’t know how immersive game audio can be until you’ve tried the Shockwafe Ultra, another report added.

  • Good quality build
  • Good for gamers who want explosions to “rattle them”
  • High quality back-lit remote
  • Not great for apartment
  • Not for serious audiophile

4. Klipsch Cinema 600 Sound Bar 

Manufacturer: Klipsch | Connectivity: HDMI | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 5.1 | Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 45″ | Price: 💰521

Moving on to the fourth pick in our ranking of Playstation 5 soundbars, the Klipsch Cinema 600 has a 10-inch wireless subwoofer, best-in-class 600W peak power, and 5.1 decoding for virtualized surround sound. At a mid-range price point, gamers like the Klipsch Cinema 600 soundbar for simple set up — it’s pretty much plug and play. It also offers incredible sound for both gaming and while watching movies, according to reports.

The Klipsch Cinema 600 does lack both DTS and Atmos, but that’s not a deal-breaker for many. It overall shines in game audio, bringing forward lots of detail in the audio you otherwise might not have heard. The LED control system and app usability do get mixed reviews, though.

  • Crisp dialogue
  • Expansive sound field
  • Thundering bass
  • Isolated subwoofer hum reported
  • Controls and display could be better
  • Can’t compete with true 5.1 surround sound

Manufacturer: Yamaha | Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi | Surround Sound: Available  | Dimensions: 2.08 x 5.15 x 35″  | Price: 💰219

Offering an especially easy set up, the YAMAHA YAS-109 is the next pick in our list. With both HDMI and optical connections, there’s a built-in subwoofer, and Clear Voice for game cutscenes or for watching movies. There’s also DTS Virtual:X and Alexa voice control for easy and convenient voice commands. 

Although different modes are offered through the app, including a preset for gaming, there’s no traditional sound equalizer, we found out. Some call the performance while listening to music just “average.” Otherwise, though, the sound quality will be deeper and clearer than what you get from your TV speakers. Set-up is also a breeze, based on feedback. 

  • Easy to hook up
  • Possible to control from your phone
  • Crystal-clear instructions
  • Alexa issues reported
  • Just “OK” for the money
  • Subwoofer included? That’s debatable

6. RAZER Leviathan  

Manufacturer: Razer | Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration:  | Dimensions: 5.1 | Price: 💰199

Another affordable choice in our ranking of best soundbars for PS5 comes from RAZER. It’s an especially good choice for gaming consoles based on the game-specific preset EQ. Razer’s Leviathan system also supports a wide range of speaker options, including wireless, surround, soundbar, and subwoofer. And the 5.1 channel surround sound provides a truly immersive experience. 

Feedback from gamers says the Leviathan works excellently, whether for gaming, watching movies, or even streaming YouTube. The three different presets — games, music, and movies — are other popular features. According to some, it simply doesn’t get loud enough, but others report those complaints are overstated.

  • Nice and crisp mid and high range
  • Three EQ settings (game, movie, music)
  • Awesome bass
  • No remote
  • No custom EQ settings
  • Weak virtual 5.1

7. Sony HT-G700 

Manufacturer: Sony Audio | Connectivity: HDMI, Optical, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 3.1,7.1 | Dimensions: 38.6 x 4.38 x 2.63″ | Price: 💰598

For a solid mid-range price point, we liked the Sony HT-G700, with 3.1ch Dolby Atmos DTS: X and Vertical Surround Engine. There’s also a wireless subwoofer with a good number of connections for all of your different devices, and no gaming soundbar would be complete without 4K HDR pass through. 

One gamer said it nicely: For gaming, the HT-G700 does everything you need it to do. You literally feel like you’re in the middle of everything, another user reports. If you’re looking for an audio boost during dialogue in particular, for both movies and games, some say to keep looking, though. 

  • Simulated Dolby Atmos/DTS
  • Simple installation
  • All cables included
  • Manual buttons poorly located
  • Average build quality
  • Fake Dolby Atmos gets mixed reviews

8. JBL Bar 9.1 

Manufacturer: JBL Audio | Connectivity: HDMI, Wi-Fi | Surround Sound: Includes Subwoofer and Side Speakers | Dimensions: 40.63 x 15.04 x 19.21″ | Price: 💰1,199

Another leading brand in the home audio industry is JBL. Choose JBL and get 820W output power, a ten-inch powered subwoofer, and built-in Dolby Atmos and DTS: X decoding, to mention just a few features in this tricked-out system. Don’t miss the battery powered surround-speakers and ultra HD 4K pass-through with Dolby Vision. 

When perfectly calibrated, the JBL Bar 9.1 sounds amazing, no matter what you throw at it, based on user feedback. Your video game audio will sound rich and full, according to reports. Some issues when powering up and down and less than desirable battery life concerned us, though. But some say the former complaint is just user error.

  • Spectacular surround sound
  • Wireless connectivity works great
  • Great detachable wireless rear speakers
  • Tends to run hot
  • Remote speakers buzz, some say
  • No equalizer options at all

9. Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Manufacturer: Bose | Connectivity: HDMI, Optical, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 5.1.2 | Dimensions: ‎4.21 x 41.14 x 2.29″ | Price: 💰899

Ask anyone which brand is the most trusted and respected in home audio and chances are they’ll say Bose, the manufacturer of the next soundbar we reviewed. Their Soundbar 900 is spendy, but be sure to check out all the different configurations. Otherwise, there’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, with exclusive Bose Voice4Video technology, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant.

Calling the 900 the best soundbar and woofer they’ve ever owned, gamers love the Dolby Atmos feature, particularly while wearing headphones. There’s one isolated report of the pass-through not working, but overall, movies sound fantastic and gaming audio is super intense, based on feedback.

  • Widely compatible (WiFi, Bluetooth, AirPlay2, etc.)
  • Syncs with other Bose speakers and headphones
  • Balanced sound profile
  • No built-in control functions on bar
  • Remote not backlit, hard to see
  • Bass level could be more robust

10. Sonos Arc Soundbar 

Manufacturer: Sonos Audio | Connectivity: AirPlay, HDMI | Surround Sound: Available w/ Extra Speakers | Dimensions: 3.4 x 45 x 4.5″ | Price: 💰895

Featuring Dolby Atmos and HDMI connectivity, the Sonos Arc soundbar is up next in our list. When not gaming, the Sonos Arc allows for music and podcast streaming from the Sonos app or from Apple AirPlay 2, which we liked. Also, Amazon Alexa is built in, offering all the convenience of voice control. Another nice feature is that if your TV lacks an ARC connection, you’ll get an optical to HDMI adapter. You will lose Atmos sound capability, though.

Otherwise, this is a great choice for gaming — sports games in particular, providing all the ambient atmosphere of the ballpark or the stadium. To sum it up, Sonos Arc is a great choice for gaming with a sleek, sturdy build, and great surround sound.

  • Fabulous sound
  • HDMI to optical adapter included
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa and Google assistant
  • TV with eARC for best results
  • Mounting bracket sold separately
  • Lacks mid-range and mid-bass

11. Sound BlasterX Katana 

Manufacturer: Sound BlasterX | Connectivity: Aux, USB, Optical, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7.1 | Dimensions: 8.1 x 26.7 x 19.7″ | Price: 💰229.99

Looking for a slim, compact soundbar that fits underneath your computer monitor? If so, the Sound BlasterX Katana could be your best choice. There’s a whole host of connectivity options, from Bluetooth to aux, and from USB audio to optical, among others — any input that your gaming setup requires, the Katana seems to offer. 

There are some concerning reports from consumers of the mids dropping out in FFXIV in particular, we found out. But otherwise, incredible spatial audio makes it worth it, with great built-in audio effects. It can also get crazy loud, based on feedback. If only the remote was a bit bigger.

  • Incredible spacial audio
  • Simple software, comes with presets
  • Beautiful surround sound
  • Cracking and popping with USB
  • Remote control issue reported
  • Goes to sleep too easy, some say

12. Panasonic SoundSlayer

Manufacturer: Panasonic | Connectivity: Optical, HDMI, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Technology: DTS:X and DTS:X Virtual | Dimensions: Price: 💰297.96

If space is at a premium in your gaming area, consider the Panasonic SoundSlayer. It’s specially tailored to the gaming experience, with different preset game modes. The small unit also has an HDMI ARC, so it’s easy to control the volume using only your TV remote. The bass is somewhat lacking, we learned, and there is only one input and one output, so no additional subwoofer can be added.

Otherwise, though, the soundstage is amazing — especially with the 3D surround sound turned on. And overall, this is an excellent choice for a gamer, particularly if your gaming system is set up in your bedroom. At a mid-range price point, though, some consumers only wish it offered more “oomph.” 

  • Crisp audio
  • Good choice for a bedroom
  • Small and compact
  • Lackluster bass
  • Too small for a big living room
  • Slight upgrade on a TV speakers

13. Creative Stage V2 2.1 

Manufacturer: Creative Stage Audio | Connectivity: Aux, USB, Bluetooth | Surround Sound: Subwoofer Included  | Dimensions: 26.8 x 3.07 x 3.94″ (4.6 x 16.7 x 9.84″ Subwoofer) | Price: 💰119.99

Gamers in search of a soundbar on a budget should consider the next pick in our list, the Creative Stage V2 2.1. At an affordable price, you get a powerful long-throw tower-style subwoofer, and a wide range of connectivity options, including TV ARC, optical, AUX, Bluetooth, and USB audio. It can all be controlled from a powerful and easy-to-use remote control.

The Bluetooth is stable, and overall feedback says it’s a better choice for a PC monitor than for a TV. It delivers good sound either way, though, especially for the price. Just don’t lose the remote — there are no control inputs on the unit itself, we found out.

  • Good entry-level soundbar and subwoofer
  • Great quality for the price
  • Superb voice clarity
  • Some connectivity issues reported
  • Best for computer instead of TV
  • Subwoofer needs to be tweaked

Manufacturer: Sony  | Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7.1 | Dimensions: 53.5 x 7.75 x 8.81″ | Price: 💰1298

Next up is the Sony HT-A7000, offering 360-degree spatial sound mapping and sound field optimization, calibrating what you hear to the unique dimensions of your game room. Your gaming experience will come alive with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and a Vertical Surround Engine. The 8K and 4K/120Hz passthrough also makes the HT-A7000 an especially good choice for gaming..

According to some gamers, the woofer is weak — but simply add an extra subwoofer (at an additional cost). There’s also no up firing capability in the rear speakers. Otherwise, though, with HDMI 2.1  passthrough inputs and Dolby Vision HDR, gamers report a lag-free experience.

  • Good choice for a large room
  • Unparalleled performance
  • Amazing 7.1.2 channel output
  • Not the best choice for music
  • Isolated issue connecting DVR
  • Remote a bit laggy

15. Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar 

Manufacturer: Sennheiser  | Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth, Chromecast | Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 5.1.4 | Dimensions: ‎49.8 x 6.73 x 5.31″ | Price: 💰2500

Beef up the low end without a subwoofer using the first pick in our list, the AMBEO soundbar from Sennheister. Though pricey, it offers 5.1.4 channel 3D high-quality sound and 30Hz bass all from one speaker. Otherwise, the soundbar earns high marks for midrange, making it an especially good choice for dialogue — RPG gamers, are you listening?. 

There were some troubling reports of Bluetooth connectivity issues, though, which knocked the AMBEO to last place in our list. As previously mentioned, Sennheiser may be too much of an investment for the average game room. But for fans of music and movies, too, it may well be worth it.

  • Fantastic sound out of just one speaker
  • Also good choice for music from phone via
  • Like sitting in a theater
  • Isolated report of overheating
  • Bluetooth App could be better
  • Expect frequent resetting, some say

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