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Best Compact Slim Sound Bars For Small Rooms - Reviews 2021

Written By Nathan
Last Updated November 14, 2021
Editor's Choice
Bose TV Speaker - Small Soundbar with Bluetooth Connectivity
Value for Money
SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar, Small Wireless Bluetooth
JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One Sound Bar
Product Name
Product Name
Bose TV Speaker - Small Soundbar with Bluetooth Connectivity
SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar, Small Wireless Bluetooth
JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One Sound Bar
Speaker Type
Speaker Type
Soundbar
Soundbar
Soundbar
Brand
Brand
Bose
Sharp
JBL
Mounting Type
Mounting Type
Wall Mount
Tabletop
Tabletop
Power Source
Power Source
Corded Electric
‎Corded Electric
-
Control Method
Control Method
Remote
Remote
App
Special Features
Special Features
“Dialogue mode”, Bluetooth compatibility, HDMI-CEC technology
Easy control, Equaliser for different sound modes, USB Playback, 3-Preset bass and treble EQ
Specialised deep bass, Compact & slim design
Max Output Power
Max Output Power
-
90w
80w
Product Dimension
Product Dimension
10.21 x 59.37 x 5.61 cm
8.8 x 65.2 x 6.4 cm
85.7 x 14.7 x 12.2 cm
Product Weight
Product Weight
1.95 kg
1.3 kg
2.84 kg
Voltage
Voltage
‎230v
110v
-
Connectivity
Connectivity
Bluetooth, Optical, HDMI
Bluetooth, HDMI-ARC/CEC, Digital Optical-in, 3.5mm Aux-in,
Bluetooth, HDMI ARC, Optical, USB

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews & Buying Guide

Short On Time?

Our Recommended The Best SOundbars For a Small Room Is The Bose TV Speaker Small Soundbar with Bluetooth Connectivity!

Editor's Choice
Bose TV Speaker - Small Soundbar with Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Hear your TV better—Designed with simplicity in mind the Bose TV Speaker is a small soundbar that clarifies speech and is a simple fix for better TV sound
  • Wide natural sound—Two angled full-range drivers deliver a more realistic spatial audio experience for overall better TV sound from a small soundbar
  • Enhanced dialogue—This TV speaker is designed to specifically focus on clarifying and elevating vocals and pronunciation
  • Bluetooth TV speaker—Pair your device to this Bluetooth soundbar to wirelessly stream your favourite music and podcasts
  • Simple setup—A single connection from this compact soundbar to the TV via an optical audio cable (included) or an HDMI cable (sold separately) has you up and running in minutes
  • Compact soundbar—This small soundbar is just over 5 cm tall for easy placement in front of your TV or mounted to a wall (wall brackets sold separately). Overall TV speaker dimensions are 5.61 cm H x 59.39 cm W x 10.21 cm D
  • Remote control—Compact TV speaker comes with a remote control that can be used to enable dialogue mode, which further enhances speech, or to add a bass boost for more depth.
  • Build and expand—The Bose TV Speaker is compatible with the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 and requires the Bose Bass Module connection cable or a standard 3.5-mm audio cable, sold separately.

When looking for a sound bar for use in a small room, you need to make sure it has enough power and size to give you the best surround sound audio quality. 

Your soundbar should be compact and small enough to blend with your TV as well as easy to connect in a variety of ways. 

To help you find the best sound bar for your small room, we have reviewed and rounded up the top soundbars for small rooms below to find the right soundbar for you. 

Our Top Soundbar For Small Rooms -

The Bose TV Speaker Small Soundbar (Editor's Choice)

This Bose TV speaker soundbar features two auto speakers which are angled for the best spatial sound in your small room. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Bose TV Speaker 1

Important specs of the model are its dialogue mode which improves the clarity of speech audio content and bass boost mode for watching movies. It also has Bluetooth connectivity and can be connected via HDMI or optical cable. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Bose TV Speaker 2

For design, this compact soundbar measures 5.61cm x 59.39cm x 10.21cm and can be wall-mounted or tabletop mounted under your TV, its settings can be controlled at a distance easily by the model remote. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Bose TV Speaker 4

Conclusion

Overall, this Bose TV speaker soundbar is an excellent soundbar option for a small TV and room due to its small compact soundbar setup yet powerful soundstage performance from the audio. 

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We like this Bose model in particular too due to its multiple connectivity options which allows you to use the speaker via Bluetooth, optical or HDMI. 

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Downfalls of this Bose TV speaker are its LED light which is said to always stay on and cannot be turned off. The model also has no bass level indicator. 

Pros 

  • Two angled speaker drivers. 
  • Bluetooth connectivity. 
  • Compact design. 
  • Easy connectivity. 
  • Dialogue mode and bass boost. 
  • Remote control. 
The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Bose TV Speaker 7

Cons 

  • LED light cannot be turned off. 
  • No bass level indicator. 

Hear your TV better—Designed with simplicity in mind

Wide natural sound—Two angled full-range drivers

Enhanced dialogue

Bluetooth TV speaker

Compact soundbar—This small soundbar is just over 5 cm tall

Our Affordable Choice - The SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar

For people who are searching for a cheaper soundbar that still packs plenty of power, this SHARP mini soundbar could be worth checking out. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 1

Feature-wise, the soundbar has a 90W power output and has a two-channel speaker setup with full range stereo drivers for better sound. It comes with 3-preset bass settings and EQ treble adjustment for more control over your audio. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 2

To connect the soundbar, it offers Bluetooth, HDMI or aux-in connection options within its minimalist design. The model has a matte black casing and grille and can be table top-mounted or even wall mounted. All its settings can be controlled by the models remote. 

Conclusion

To conclude, this SHARP compact design soundbar is one of the top soundbars on our list to choose from if you are looking for a low-priced model with high-quality features. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 3

Its sleek design blends well with small TVs and the soundbar option settings for bass and treble give you much more control over how your soundbar sounds. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 4

Downfalls of the soundbar are its build quality which is said to not be very durable. The model is also reported to have very basic preset modes.

Pros 

  • Cheap price. 
  • Bass adjustment feature. 
  • Minimalist design. 
  • Bluetooth connection. 
  • Remote control. 
  • 90W output power.
The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 5

Cons  

  • Basic preset modes. 
  • Not long-term durable. 

SHARP 90 watt soundbar with Bluetooth

Sleek lines and a slimline size for your lounge, kitchen or home cinema

Aux in option: As well as Bluetooth connectivity

With full-range stereo speaker drivers, a 3-preset bass and treble EQ.

Remote control included

JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One Sound Bar 

The JBL two-channel all-in-one soundbar comes with Dolby Digital sound for high-quality audio and has a specialised bass system inside of the bar for a more powerful soundbar output. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews JBL Bar 2.0 Soundbar 1

Top specs of the soundbar are its 80W output power and connectivity options to either HDMI or optical, it also has Bluetooth connectivity. For the design the popular soundbar is very compact and slim, it can be tabletop mounted under your TV. 

Conclusion

To conclude, this JBL soundbar is a well-made, low-priced soundbar with great sound enhancement features if you are looking to upgrade your small TV's audio. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews JBL Bar 2.0 Soundbar 2

The model is excellent for improving dialogue but not overpowering enough to disturb other people in your household with the base, making it perfect for small room use. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews JBL Bar 2.0 Soundbar 3

Negatives of this JBL soundbar are the remote control which does not allow you to adjust sound modes, the soundbar is additionally stated to have a low bass, so might not be enough if you are looking for soundstage performance. 

Pros 

  • Low priced. 
  • Compact sleek design. 
  • Bass boost system. 
  • Dolby Digital sound. 
  • Bluetooth. 
  • 80W power. 
The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews JBL Bar 2.0 Soundbar 5

Cons 

  • Can't adjust sound modes from remote. 
  • Low bass performance. 

JBL specialised deep bass designed to bring action to your movies and emotion to your music

Compact and slim design

Bluetooth capabilities

Vmai Mini Soundbar

The Vmai mini soundbar is one of the most compact models on our list and has two full-range speakers inside with 115dB of clear sound. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Vmai Mini Soundbar 1

Feature-wise the mini soundbar has four different modes to switch through such as gaming or news to get the most out of your surrounds performance as well as DSP technology and 3D sound effects. For connectivity, you can use Bluetooth on this device or it has HDMI, optical and aux inputs. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Vmai Mini Soundbar 2

This soundbar can be controlled via its buttons or remote control and comes with a mounting kit for ease of use.

Conclusion

Overall, this Vmai mini soundbar is great for improving dialogue-centric content from your small TV and doesn't take up as much room as theatre speaker systems, but still produces an equally as good sound. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Vmai Mini Soundbar 4

Setup and connectivity of this soundbar are very simple to operate and the sound enhancement features are nice and easy to switch through. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Vmai Mini Soundbar 6

Downfalls of this Vmai soundbar are its overall lifespan, with some users reporting the devices to stop working only after a couple of days of usage. The sound reach of this model has been reported to be poor too. 

Pros 

  • Four different sound modes. 
  • Bluetooth. 
  • HDMI, optical or aux connection. 
  • Remote control.
  • Mounting kit. 
  • Two full-range speakers. 
The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Vmai Mini Soundbar 5

Cons 

  • Short lifespan. 
  • Limited sound output. 

Equipped with two full-range speakers with exclusive Power Bass technology.

4 distinct sound modes (Music, Movie/Gaming, News, and 3D).

Adopts Bluetooth 5.0 & DSP technology to ensure 4x more steady connection

Support multiple wired option including HDMI ARC, Optical, and AUX input

With Digital Signal Processors (DSP) Technology

HISENSE HS214 Soundbar All-in-one

This HISENSE all-in-one soundbar has a setup of two full-range speakers plus a bass inside of the bar for better sound quality. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Hisense Soundbar 1

Main specs of the model are its three audio modes; music, movie and news and it have a range of sound between 40Hz to 20kHz. Multiple connections are supported with the device between line-in, Bluetooth, HDMI arc and USB. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Hisense Soundbar 2

All of the audio can be controlled and adjusted via the remote control. 

Conclusion

The HISENSE soundbar is a great 2.1-channel soundbar for people who want better audio plus a bass boost. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Hisense Soundbar 3

All the connection options make setting up this model nice and easy and sit's nicely under a small TV without being too obtrusive. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Hisense Soundbar 4

Drawbacks of the HISENSE soundbar are its LED light which does not turn off, some users have also reported hearing a HISS sound underneath the audio from the soundbar. 

All-in-One - Sound from all ranges-40Hz-20kHz.

Simple and compact design with 65cm length and elegant leather pattern.

Supports Line-in, USB, Bluetooth, Optical, HDMI OUT (ARC).

Universal Remote - Supports TV remote or Universal Remote.

Three Audio Modes - Movie, Music, News.

Which Is The Best Soundbar For Small Rooms?

To conclude our best reviews, our favourite soundbar for small rooms on our list has to be the Bose TV Speaker Small Soundbar. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Bose TV Speaker 1

We rate this Bose model as our number one due to its different sound modes such as bass boost and dialogue mode as well as ease of connectivity and compact size. 

As a more affordable second choice for your small room, we also suggested checking out The SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar due to its exceptional sound output and treble adjustment features which allow you to have even more control over your audio output. 

The Best Soundbars For a Small Room Reviews Sharp HT-SB107 Soundbar 1

What To Look For In The Best Soundbar For Small Rooms (Our Buying Guide)

Now we have compared and reviewed our best soundbars for your small room, we can get on to understanding more about the type of soundbar you should be looking for in our buying guide below. 

Top Features To Consider In Your Sound Bar For a Small Room

From the size of your soundbar to the connectivity, if you want to choose the right kind of soundbar for your small room then you must make sure that it has the features you need. 

We have listed the essential features to consider in your model below. 

  • Channels & power - For a small soundbar, two channels will typically be enough for your TV to make a noticeable sound difference, however, if you are after surround performance then three channels might be better. Consider the output power of your bar too, this should be enough for the type of sound level you need, around 90W will be sufficient for smaller room size.
  • Subwoofer - Subwoofers are not a must on soundbars, but they can make a difference if you are after more cinematic sound from your TV, be careful if you are in a small room however as subwoofers can sometimes be overpowering. 
  • Audio decoder - The best soundbars will come with either Dolby Atmos or Dolby Digital encoding which produces a higher quality audio format, this is not found as much on cheaper soundbars. 
  • Size - The size of your soundbar should match the size of your TV, it should not be too big or too small, check the measurements beforehand just in case. 
  • Connectivity - Always make sure that your soundbar can be connected through either HDMI or optical for the best quality audio, some even have Bluetooth which can be useful for connecting other devices and streaming music. 
  • Modes - Your soundbar might include modes for different types of audio, this can be from sports mode to dialogue modes, adjusting audio and making it sound better according to what you are listening to. 
  • Remote control - A remote control is useful for adjusting your soundbar at a difference, some will come with their own or an app, you might also be able to control the bar with your TV remote control. 
Value for Money
SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar, 90W Small Wireless Bluetooth Soundbar
  • SHARP 90 watt soundbar with Bluetooth: The cinematic sound provides a truly immersive experience, which is controllable from your TV remote
  • Sleek lines and a slimline size for your lounge, kitchen or home cinema: Compatible for table top positioning or wall mounting
  • Aux in option: As well as Bluetooth connectivity, this soundbar allows you to easily connect smart devices or laptops to stream songs and podcasts too
  • Ideal for TV, movies, music and gaming: With full-range stereo speaker drivers, a 3-preset bass and treble EQ. Remote control included
  • Space saving sound: With a matte black casing and a mesh grille covering the speaker, the SHARP HT-SB107 boasts a sleek, modern yet compact design

FAQs About The Best Soundbars For Small Rooms

How many channels does a small soundbar need? 

For a small sound bar, you should look for three channels and above if you want three-dimensional surround sound, but for a more affordable pick 2 channels will also help to improve audio, it just will not be three-dimensional. 

What are some sound enhancement features to look for on my soundbar? 

Looking for audio decoding formats such as Dolby Digital as well as sound modes that adjust the audio output according to what you are watching. Some soundbars even have a bass boost option inside of them.

Should I get a wireless subwoofer with my soundbar? 

A wireless subwoofer can be a great addition to your soundbar if you are looking for a cinematic sound but will raise the price of your model. You should also consider if you need a high amount of power in a small room. 

How many channels do I need on my soundbar for surrounds performance? 

For surround sound, you need to have three or more channels on your soundbar to give off audio in every direction of the room.

What price do soundbars for small rooms cost? 

Your soundbar can cost anything between £50-£200 depending on the extra features your soundbar comes with as well as its design. 

Where should I place my compact soundbar?

Your compact soundbar should be placed in the centre of your room under your TV or wall-mounted above for the most realistic sound.

Why should I get a soundbar for my small TV?

Soundbars help amplify your TV's audio speakers which are often quite squished and thin, this helps you hear dialogue more clearly. 

What is the difference between a soundbar and a sound base? 

Soundbases are much bigger than soundbars and focus on bass more than audio in general, they are designed only to fit under your TV base.

Our #1 Sound Bar For The Best Audio In Small Rooms

Our number one soundbar for small rooms is the Bose TV Speaker Small Soundbar, this model has a sleek compact design with a variety of different sound modes and settings according to the different types of audio you want to listen to. 

We also suggested The SHARP HT-SB107 2.0 Soundbar because of its affordable price and great sound adjustment features for the treble and bass. 

Editor's Choice
Bose TV Speaker - Small Soundbar with Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Hear your TV better—Designed with simplicity in mind the Bose TV Speaker is a small soundbar that clarifies speech and is a simple fix for better TV sound
  • Wide natural sound—Two angled full-range drivers deliver a more realistic spatial audio experience for overall better TV sound from a small soundbar
  • Enhanced dialogue—This TV speaker is designed to specifically focus on clarifying and elevating vocals and pronunciation
  • Bluetooth TV speaker—Pair your device to this Bluetooth soundbar to wirelessly stream your favourite music and podcasts
  • Simple setup—A single connection from this compact soundbar to the TV via an optical audio cable (included) or an HDMI cable (sold separately) has you up and running in minutes
  • Compact soundbar—This small soundbar is just over 5 cm tall for easy placement in front of your TV or mounted to a wall (wall brackets sold separately). Overall TV speaker dimensions are 5.61 cm H x 59.39 cm W x 10.21 cm D
  • Remote control—Compact TV speaker comes with a remote control that can be used to enable dialogue mode, which further enhances speech, or to add a bass boost for more depth.
  • Build and expand—The Bose TV Speaker is compatible with the Bose Bass Module 500 or 700 and requires the Bose Bass Module connection cable or a standard 3.5-mm audio cable, sold separately.

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