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Energy Power Bar

Energy Power Bar
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio S4251w-B4
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Harman/Kardon SB 16

Harman/Kardon SB 16
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Price $212 at 1 store $346 to $399 at 2 stores $214 to $332 at 9 stores $499 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date April 10, 2012 June 25, 2013 October 14, 2012 January 03, 2013 January 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Energy Power Bar sounds better than most sound bars when playing music, but there are better overall sound bars available for less money. 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 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. 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.

Basic specs

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System Components 1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
2 x Wireless speakers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Subwoofer
Color Satin black
Matte black
Info unavailable Black
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Product Type Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Info unavailable Sound Bar
2.1-channel
5.1-channel
Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker System Details 1
1
Info unavailable Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Info unavailable 2 - 25 Watt - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 100 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wireless
Wired
Speaker Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Active
Info unavailable Active
Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Dolby Digital
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Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable Info unavailable 300 Watt
Info unavailable 150 Watt
Product Description Sound Bar
Energy Power Bar
Info unavailable Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
Info unavailable Sound Bar
Harman/kardon SB 16
Audio Amplifier Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Info unavailable Integrated
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Response Bandwidth 50 - 20000 Hz
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