Best sound bar for Xbox One S?

psurob55

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Need something for our main living room TV that i'm about to add an Xbox One S to.

TV is a Samsung 55" JS8500.
Will be running TV (FiOS) through the xbox one S.

Trying to stay under $600. Mainly just want something for better movie watching/gaming sound, especially since the Xbox One S will get me the 4K blu ray / Netflix capability.

Had a friend recommend the Sonos Playbar, which is right on the budget line, but I want to make sure i'm getting the best bang for the buck.

Anyone have experience with the Samsung sound towers (TW-J5500)? They are on sale at BJs Wholesale currently for $250 and sounded decent in store, though I don't put much stock in that due to the conditions.

Any guidance welcome. Thanks in advance!
 

Bobvfr

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Looks like you are in the US so you won't have the same companies we have in the UK, but I took a different and probably better route that gives me far better sound than a sound bar.

We have a company called "Richer Sounds", they sell TV's and Hi-Fi's at discount prices, I bought a 100w 7.1 receiver for ?110 and I then found a set of floor standing speakers for ?30 from a shop called "Cash converters" (In the old days they would have been called a pawn shop), someone had used a paint roller to decorate their room and one speaker had paint spots on it, took less than 10 minutes to get it off. I then bought a small pair of speakers that had no grills for ?10, they are really nice speakers, I wired these up as a centre speaker.

So for ?150 I have an fairly impressive sound system hooked up to my Xbox One and it wouldn't take many pennies to add another pair of cheap speakers to make a full 5 channel system with no need for a bass box as my main speakers are big enough to provide more bass and better sound than the small speakers in a plastic sound bar will ever provide.
 

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I've been pretty happy with this Vizio 5.1 system: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...5913?c3api=3679,bing,2764376395,1105202454799

Got mine at Sams Club actually, but looks like they don't stock it ATM (at least on their site).

The sub-woofer is wireless and the two satellite speakers are wired off of the sub-woofer.

Pretty easy set up and dialing in. Nice menu options and we get great sound out of it. Makes a big difference during the football games. We have the crowd toned down so we can hear the commentators better and we actually catch a lot of cussing from the players on the field. LOL

*Note that I'm not gaming through it, just my general observations.
 

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I've been pretty happy with this Vizio 5.1 system: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/prod...6894?c3api=3679,bing,2764376395,1105202454799

Got mine at Sams Club actually, but looks like they don't stock it ATM (at least on their site).

The sub-woofer is wireless and the two satellite speakers are wired off of the sub-woofer.

Pretty easy set up and dialing in. Nice menu options and we get great sound out of it. Makes a big difference during the football games. We have the crowd toned down so we can hear the commentators better and we actually catch a lot of cussing from the players on the field. LOL

*Note that I'm not gaming through it, just my general observations.
thanks.

Currently leaning towards the yamaha YAS-203. probably 2-3 weeks from purchase. Need to get the TV wall mounted first.
 

Joel Monserrate

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Try a Sony Sound Bar I bought for about 350$ it has 3 HDMI inputs one of which is 2.2 HDMI which is perfect for Xbox Slim surround sound with wireless subwoofer check it out
 

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