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5 Sound Bar Brands Most of the major electronics companies make home-theater-in-a-box systems. Some offer systems across all categories while others concentrate on a specific price range. You can use this alphabetized guide to compare home-theater-in-a-box systems by brand. Bose Boston Acoustics Coby Denon Funai Harmon Kardon Insignia Klipsch LG Onkyo Panasonic Philips Pioneer Polk Audio Samsung Other Bose offers a variety of home-theater systems, including sound bars, sound bases, and 2.1- and 5.1- channel systems. Bose products tend to be higher priced. Boston Acoustics is a midpriced audio brand best known for its speakers. The company, part of D&M Group—which also includes Denon & Marantz —now sells sound bars and a sound base to complement flat-screen TVs. Gordon Brothers purchased the Coby brand and all of its assets—but not its liabilities—in 2013. To date, there have been no new Coby-branded sound bars or sound bases. Per its agreement, Gordon Brothers is not honoring warranty claims for any Coby products sold before its purchase. Denon—part of D&M Group, which also includes Boston Acoustics and Marantz—is well known for its products in all home-theater categories, including sound bars and 2.1- and 5.1-channel home theater systems. The products tend to be mid-to-high priced. Funai controls the Emerson, Funai, and Magnavox brands in the U.S. Its products are typically sold at mass-market stores and warehouse clubs. A Funai subsidiary, P&F Holdings, is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater products, and acts as the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment, which includes home and portable audio, headphones, portable DVD and accessories. Harman Kardon—part of Harman International, which also owns the AKG, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, and Revel brands—is a well-known home-theater brand. Its products, which include sound bars and 2.1- and 5.1-channel systems, tend to be mid-to-high priced. Insignia is Best Buy’s house brand, sold exclusively by the retailer. Insignia’s products are positioned as a value line offering a decent number of features at a relatively modest price. Klipsch is part of Voxx International, formerly known as Audiovox, which also owns the Jamo and Energy speaker brands. Klipsch is well known for it speakers, sound bars, and sound base systems. LG Electronics is a major consumer electronics brand that manufactures a wide range of products under the LG and Zenith brands in the United States. Its products include sound bar and sound base systems, and 5.1- and 7.1-channel home-theater systems. Prices are typically in the lower- to-midprice ranges. Onkyo, which recently bought a major stake in Pioneer’s audio/video business, offers 5.1-, 5.2-, and 7.1-channel home theater systems. Its products typically carry midrange prices, though they can escalate as the number of features increases. Panasonic is a major consumer-electronics brand in several audio and video categories. It manufactures sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1- channel home theater systems. The products are competitively priced and widely available. Philips licenses its North American consumer electronics business to Funai as part of a deal that has been renewed through 2015. A new company, P&F, was formed to market those products, which include televisions and home-theater products. The company also acts as the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment, which includes home and portable audio. The Philips brand sells sound bars and 5.1-channel systems that are typically priced in the low-to-mid price ranges. Pioneer is a well-known consumer electronics company whose products include sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Its products tend to be midpriced. The company recently sold a major stake in its audio/video business to Onkyo. Polk Audio is a well-known speaker company that has a full line of sound bars with and without separate subwoofers. Its products are typically in the mid-to-higher price ranges. Samsung is a major electronics brand in multiple product categories, including home theater systems. It sells sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1- and 7.1- channel home theater systems. Prices vary widely, though they are typically moderate to somewhat expensive. Sharp Sharp, perhaps best known for its Aquos LCD TVs, also sells sound bar speaker systems to complement its TV line. Its products tend to be midpriced. Sonos Sonos has helped pioneer the multiroom wireless speaker category. It now offers several different styles of Wi-Fi speakers at varying price points, and a sound bar that can be used either independently, as part of a multichannel sound system, or as a speaker in a multiroom system. Sony Sony, a major consumer electronics brand, sells home theater products across a wide range of categories, including sound bar and sound base systems, and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Sony products cover all price ranges. Toshiba Toshiba offers sound bars and a sound bases to complement its TV products. Its audio products are typically value priced. Vizio A major TV brand, Vizio has also entered several audio and video categories. The company offers 2.0-, 2.1-, and 5.1-channel sound bar speaker systems—some with wireless rear speakers—and a speaker base that complements its TV line. Vizio’s products are typically value priced. Yamaha Yamaha sells products in all categories of home theater, including sound bars and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Its products are typically in the mid-to-higher price ranges. ZVOX Zvox helped to pioneer the sound base speaker category. It now offers sound base speakers in several sizes, typically in the lower-to-midpriced ranges.

Home Theater Sound Bar

Bose Boston Acoustics Coby Denon Funai Harmon Kardon Insignia Klipsch LG Onkyo Panasonic Philips Pioneer Polk Audio Samsung Other Bose offers a variety of home-theater systems, including sound bars, sound bases, and 2.1- and 5.1- channel systems. Bose products tend to be higher priced. Boston Acoustics is a midpriced audio brand best known for its speakers. The company, part of D&M Group—which also includes Denon & Marantz —now sells sound bars and a sound base to complement flat-screen TVs. Gordon Brothers purchased the Coby brand and all of its assets—but not its liabilities—in 2013. To date, there have been no new Coby-branded sound bars or sound bases. Per its agreement, Gordon Brothers is not honoring warranty claims for any Coby products sold before its purchase. Denon—part of D&M Group, which also includes Boston Acoustics and Marantz—is well known for its products in all home-theater categories, including sound bars and 2.1- and 5.1-channel home theater systems. The products tend to be mid-to-high priced. Funai controls the Emerson, Funai, and Magnavox brands in the U.S. Its products are typically sold at mass-market stores and warehouse clubs. A Funai subsidiary, P&F Holdings, is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater products, and acts as the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment, which includes home and portable audio, headphones, portable DVD and accessories. Harman Kardon—part of Harman International, which also owns the AKG, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, and Revel brands—is a well-known home-theater brand. Its products, which include sound bars and 2.1- and 5.1-channel systems, tend to be mid-to-high priced. Insignia is Best Buy’s house brand, sold exclusively by the retailer. Insignia’s products are positioned as a value line offering a decent number of features at a relatively modest price. Klipsch is part of Voxx International, formerly known as Audiovox, which also owns the Jamo and Energy speaker brands. Klipsch is well known for it speakers, sound bars, and sound base systems. LG Electronics is a major consumer electronics brand that manufactures a wide range of products under the LG and Zenith brands in the United States. Its products include sound bar and sound base systems, and 5.1- and 7.1-channel home-theater systems. Prices are typically in the lower- to-midprice ranges. Onkyo, which recently bought a major stake in Pioneer’s audio/video business, offers 5.1-, 5.2-, and 7.1-channel home theater systems. Its products typically carry midrange prices, though they can escalate as the number of features increases. Panasonic is a major consumer-electronics brand in several audio and video categories. It manufactures sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1- channel home theater systems. The products are competitively priced and widely available. Philips licenses its North American consumer electronics business to Funai as part of a deal that has been renewed through 2015. A new company, P&F, was formed to market those products, which include televisions and home-theater products. The company also acts as the exclusive distributor in North America for Philips lifestyle entertainment, which includes home and portable audio. The Philips brand sells sound bars and 5.1-channel systems that are typically priced in the low-to-mid price ranges. Pioneer is a well-known consumer electronics company whose products include sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Its products tend to be midpriced. The company recently sold a major stake in its audio/video business to Onkyo. Polk Audio is a well-known speaker company that has a full line of sound bars with and without separate subwoofers. Its products are typically in the mid-to-higher price ranges. Samsung is a major electronics brand in multiple product categories, including home theater systems. It sells sound bars, sound bases, and 5.1- and 7.1- channel home theater systems. Prices vary widely, though they are typically moderate to somewhat expensive. Sharp Sharp, perhaps best known for its Aquos LCD TVs, also sells sound bar speaker systems to complement its TV line. Its products tend to be midpriced. Sonos Sonos has helped pioneer the multiroom wireless speaker category. It now offers several different styles of Wi-Fi speakers at varying price points, and a sound bar that can be used either independently, as part of a multichannel sound system, or as a speaker in a multiroom system. Sony Sony, a major consumer electronics brand, sells home theater products across a wide range of categories, including sound bar and sound base systems, and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Sony products cover all price ranges. Toshiba Toshiba offers sound bars and a sound bases to complement its TV products. Its audio products are typically value priced. Vizio A major TV brand, Vizio has also entered several audio and video categories. The company offers 2.0-, 2.1-, and 5.1-channel sound bar speaker systems—some with wireless rear speakers—and a speaker base that complements its TV line. Vizio’s products are typically value priced. Yamaha Yamaha sells products in all categories of home theater, including sound bars and 5.1-channel home theater systems. Its products are typically in the mid-to-higher price ranges. ZVOX Zvox helped to pioneer the sound base speaker category. It now offers sound base speakers in several sizes, typically in the lower-to-midpriced ranges.

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