There are as many soundbars on the market as there are TVs to connect them to. But buying a good soundbar is more than just setting a budget and buying one that you can afford.

There are a variety of connectivity options to think about. The best ones will offer Bluetooth, optical, HDMI ARC, and digital coaxial connections as standard. You also have to consider how the soundbar will fit in your living room. It can either be put on a shelf or fixed to a wall.

Whatever you decide on, don’t buy anything until you read our roundup of the best soundbars on the market you can buy in 2018.

Roth Sub Zero III

Price: £149.95 (Buy on Amazon)
Website: www.rothaudio.co.uk

Flat-panel TVs look great. But they sound bad.

The Roth Sub Zero III has been designed to give you the high definition audio you need to accompany your HD picture.

Utilising HDMI (2 in/1 Out, ARC enabled), Optical, Bluetooth and Analogue inputs the Sub Zero III will connect easily to any TV or audio source – even wirelessly from your laptop, mobile ‘phone or tablet.

With no need for a separate subwoofer, the Sub Zero III has two built-in Ultra-Bass passive drivers, 2 bass drivers and 2 full range drivers, allowing full frequency range audio in a single discrete unit.

Designed to perform in any room large or small, the Sub Zero III will bring new life to your TV and you’ll hear detailed audio like never before. Using Roth MA DSP sound processing, you’ll also get a tremendous home cinema experience.

The Sub Zero III can be wall or table mounted and at just 80mm deep, will complement any room. Set up is also simple so there will be no delay in enjoying your favourite movies or music.

Edifier S50DB

Price: £249.99 (buy on Amazon)
Website: www.edifier.com/int/en/speakers/s50db-power-home-soundbar

The S50DB soundbar has two inputs one is an optical information and the other is coaxial. The other two associations are simple sources that can interface with TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray DVD players, and other sound sources. Add an additional subwoofer with a subwoofer lineout
The soundbar uses sturdy wooden materials for an exceptional audio experience. The wooden surface is created by a fine procedure and typifies the unrivalled quality that the S50DB gives.
The Edifier S50DB soundbar sound system is a perfect setup for any individual who needs incredible sound with restricted space. The S50DB has three distinctive EQ modes including movies, music, and news. This HiFi-level framework yields 158W of energy.
Edifier’s S50DB completely incorporated soundbar handles high bitrate sound. Audio signalling reaches up to 24Bit/192kHz, re-establishing wealthier sound detail and unadulterated characteristic sound quality.
Control your soundbar system from the solace of your seat. Change from different data sources, for example, optical, RCA and Bluetooth from a press of a button. Control volume and playback from any Bluetooth source. Swap between three diverse EQ modes: music, films, and news.

JBL BAR STUDIO

Price: £149.99 (buy on Amazon)
Website: uk.jbl.com

The Bluetooth-enabled BAR STUDIO is the perfect addition to smaller rooms, providing exceptional sound and music streaming capabilities for the best bargain. The Studio is slim and simple to use with one cable connection via HDMI ARC, and JBL Surround Sound for a stellar virtual surround sound experience and powerful bass from just one soundbar, no sub-woofer required.

For ease of use, the soundbar is programmed to respond to the TV remote, eliminating the need for multiple controllers – and for those who love the second screen experience, it’s also equipped with JBL SoundShift technology, allowing users to instantly swap audio sources.