JBL SB 300 comparison

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JBL SB 300

JBL SB 300
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Harman/Kardon SB 16

Harman/Kardon SB 16
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio S4251w-B4
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Price $499 at 1 store $249 to $399 at 3 stores $499 at 1 store $214 to $329 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews
Release date August 15, 2011 June 25, 2013 January 15, 2011 October 14, 2012 January 03, 2013
The Bottom Line The JBL SB 300 is a plus-size sound bar with excellent sound quality, but its unconventional style won't please everyone. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. The Harman Kardon SB 16 features a premium price tag and some remote control quirks, but its excellent sound quality and exterior design make it worth the extra cash. The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps. Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.

Basic specs

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System Components 1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
2 x Wireless speakers
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
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Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
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Product Type Sound Bar
2.1-channel
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2.1-channel
Sound Bar
2.1-channel
5.1-channel
Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
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Speaker System Details Two channel speaker - 100 Watt
Subwoofer - 100 Watt - 42 - 200 Hz
Info unavailable 2 - 25 Watt - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 100 Watt
Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wireless
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wireless
Speaker Type Active
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Active
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Digital
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Product Description Sound Bar
JBL Cinema SB300
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Harman/kardon SB 16
Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
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Nominal Output Power (Total) 200 Watt
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300 Watt
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
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Integrated
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Response Bandwidth Info unavailable Info unavailable 50 - 20000 Hz
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