In our today’s world, convenience is key which is why we are getting more and more untethered by wires. Now you see why wireless TV speakers are a thing. TV speakers can totally jack up your TV game. But with wireless speakers you get convenience while maintaining your home’s aesthetics as bonuses.
Most wireless TV speakers connect via Bluetooth or Wifi. And in today’s reviews, we are going to be checking out 10 of them that will totally blow your mind.
Also, because we know that some of us are new to the wireless TV speaker thing, we’ve thrown in a buying guide to give you some sort of a crash course.
And yeah, lest we forget, the next sub is a comparison table to help you directly compare the technical specs of all ten speakers.
It’s time to get this show on the road!
- Top 10 Best Wireless TV Speakers In 2020 Reviews
- 1 Serene Innovations Portable Wireless TV Speaker
- 2 Vizio SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
- 3 Vizio SB2920-C6 29Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar
- 4 Sonos Playbar TV Soundbar
- 5 Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
- 6 Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Sound Bar System
- 7 Yamaha YAS-107BL Sound Bar with Dual Built-In Subwoofers and Bluetooth
- 8 Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 45-Inch Sound Bar System
- 9 JBL Boost TV Compact Soundbar
- 10 Samsung HW-J355 2.1 Channel 120 Wired Audio Soundbar
- Buying Guide For Best Wireless TV Speakers
Top 10 Best Wireless TV Speakers In 2020 Reviews
|Name||Dimension||Weight||Connectivity||Wireless Range||Soundbar/Sub||Power Source|
Transmitter and Receiver
Rechargeable Battery, AC
Soundbar: 38 x 3 x 3 inches
Sub: 8.25 x 8.25 x 8.25 inches
2.1 Soundbar and subwoofer
2 AAA batteries (included)
29 x 3 x 3 inches
2 AAA batteries
Sonos Playbar TV Soundbar
35.5 x 5.6 x 3.4 inches
2 Lithium ion batteries (not included), Power cord included
Soundbar: 4.3 x 36.7 x 2.4 inches
Sub: 7.1 x 17.3 x 15.8 inches
60 pounds – soundbar, 17.4 pounds - subwoofer
World’s first DTS Virtual: X soundbar and subwoofer
1 CR2 battery
4.3 x 13.4 x 3.2 inches
Bluetooth and Google Home
5.1 Soundbar and subwoofer
1 Lithium ion battery (included)
5.2 x 35 x 2.2 inches
1 CR2 battery
45.5 x 3.3 x 3 inches
7.2 DTS-X Soundbar and two subwoofers
2 AA batteries
JBL Boost TV Compact Soundbar
4.8 x 14.8 x 3.3 inches
1 CR2 battery
27.7 x 2.6 x 2.3 inches
2.1 Soundbar and Subwoofer
Interestingly, the Serene Innovations Portable Wireless TV Speaker does not make use of Wifi or Bluetooth. It. instead, makes use of RF. So, all your TV needs is to have an audio port that’s compatible with the speaker’s transmitter.
This speaker is great for the elderly or anyone that’s hard of hearing. But there’s more to love about this speaker so stick around.
First of all, the design of this speaker is somewhat funny and interesting. It actually does look like a cute, fancy handbag with its integrated handle.
Plus this comes as a receiver with a transmitter base that also acts as the speaker’s charging dock. For power, this speaker runs on Ac (there’s a cord included).
And it connects to your TV using an RCA cable. Or you could also use any stereo cable with a headphone jack. Just don’t forget to change the settings on your TV from TV speaker to Audio Out.
Further, this speaker’s receiver comes with a speaker grille which you can position close to you.
Thankfully, both parts of the speaker communicate using RF waves. This ultimately means that the line-of-sight connection thing is eliminated. You just have to make sure that both parts are within 100 feet of each other.
We are also quite impressed that even with walls in between, the connection remains strong. However, there’s a small ish. If there are other RF devices nearby, they could interfere with the transmission.
As for audio quality, this is great, even good enough for those with hearing impairments. And since the volume is independent, you can turn it up or down however you want.
There’s no question, the sound quality is articulate with a full and crisp response. You won’t be missing out on any dialogue with this baby.
The Vizio SB3821 is a 2.1 set and comes with excellent sound that even some higher end speakers haven’t been able to match.
First, let’s begin with the design of this speaker. It’s cute and petite with its side faces in metallic silver. The subwoofer part, on the other hand, is equally good looking and measures at roughly 8 inches which also makes it quite petite too.
Like we mentioned, this is a Bluetooth wireless TV speaker and there are two ways you can connect to the Bluetooth here. You can either connect using the RCA cable or you could use the optical cable (which, in our honest opinion, is a bit too short).
But besides these two cables though, you can also simply connect to any device at all that comes with a Bluetooth connectivity feature.
As for the subwoofer, just ensure it’s within 60 feet of the other part which is the sound bar. To alter the bass of the subwoofer, there’s a Vizio remote which for that. Other than that, you can use your TV remote for the sound bar.
And now to audio, the audio here is absolutely beautiful. But what makes us even more impressed is that this is a moderately priced unit. And despite the price, it still easily rivals higher end models.
It’s even more beautiful that you can easily equalize the audio here as you like it using the remote included. This speaker allows the dialogue to cut through the background music which means you’ll enjoy your TV experience.
Moreover, the subwoofer here is crazy as it pumps out real low-end bass with so much power. Impressively too, there are no distortions at high volumes neither do the bass bleed into the mids.
Another Vizio on the review and you’ll come to see why. Vizio is a company that has offered the market high quality electronics over time. We just saw its SB3821-C6 and we’re pretty sure it made you smile. But if it didn’t, probably because of price and all, then maybe the SB2920-C6would do the trick.
As usual, we begin with the outside before getting to the inside. This comes in neutral colors – black and metallic – so chances are little that this would clash with your TV. It also comes in a cuboid shape about 29 inches long.
On one side of the speaker, there are several buttons which you use to control the sound bar. And then on the back panel, you have all the ports for connections and all. Altogether, the entire unit weighs about 4.5 pounds. So, it’s lightweight and quite easy for you to mount on your wall.
In the package of this sound bar, you’ll find two cables just like in the SB3821-C6 – the RCA and the optical cable. These two cables will help you connect to the Bluetooth feature.
Plus, this also comes with a remote control with which you can tweak the audio here to your tastes. As for volume, you can use your TV remote for that.
Alright, now this does not come with a subwoofer like the SB2821-C6. But still, the bass here is not so bad, considering. In fact, the sound here still comes out pretty well-rounded.
Volume here gets up to 95dB, which is about 5dB short of the SB3821-C6 but still good enough.
For your gaming and movie purposes, this soundbar comes with Vizio’s DTS TRuSurround surround audio. It keeps vocals crisp and clear and ensures that you pick up on dialogues super easily.
Alright now, this is a pretty high end speaker, and it’s totally understandable if it’s a bit out of reach for some folks. But if you’re able to afford this, it’s a pretty good buy, although we still do have our reservations here and there. Stay with us to find out.
The Sonos Playbar is a pretty long speaker at 35.5 inches. On the sides though, this measures at 3.33 and 5.51 inches. It’s not totally black which is good news if you easily get tired of the traditional black electronic convention. There are some touches of a metallic sheen around the body of this speaker as well.
For controls, this does not come with any remote. Well, that might not be necessary since Sonos says you can control this with any remote at all, including your current TV remote. However, we do think that at this price point, Sonos could have just included a remote. But hey, that’s just us, though.
There’s just one input port here which is for the optical cable with which you can connect to your TV. Also, we think it’s super cool that there’s also a free Sonos app in the package. And this app works fluidly with both iPhone and android devices.
As a 5.1 set, the sound from the Sonos Playbar is completely mindblowing. However, since this does not come with an HDMI cable, it could be quite difficult getting a Dolby Surround Sound. That would require an extra investment in an HDMI Audio extractor a to slink switch.
As for balance, the sound here is king. The subwoofer gives you powerful, healthy bass that keeps out of the mids territory. The highs are also clean as well.
The Sonos Playbar might be expensive but there’s no doubt it gives quality audio.
Yamaha set out to contribute to the entry-level wireless speaker sector of the wireless speaker industry. Lol, now that was a lot of “wireless speakers”. Anyway, the Yamaha YAS-207BL is an inexpensive entry-level model that’s excellent for its purpose.
It comes as a sound bar, subwoofer package that’s sleek in design. The top part of the sound bar is finished in vinyl, but the front panel comes in an acoustic fabric. Also, the sound bar itself is about 6 inches deep and 2.37 inches and at 6 pounds, it is totally wall mountable.
The front panel of this unit comes with controls as well as LEDs for status report (lol).
Anyway, now to the subwoofer… It’s made of MDF with a bass port in the front. So, you can literally place this subwoofer anywhere at all. And since both parts come in a black finish, it’s going to blend easily into your home’s décor.
Yeah, this also comes with a remote control as well. It helps you adjust the EQ as well as the DSP settings. It also allows you switch between the DTS Virtual:X mode and the surround sound DSP. This does not come with Yamaha’s multi-room MusicCast function, though.
For connectivity, this comes with an HDMI, an optical, and a 3.5millimeter aux input. To pair the sub with the sound bar, there are pairing buttons on both units. Just ensure that you tap them within 30 seconds of each other.
As to sound, the YAS-207BL offers brilliant quality for the price. All the sounds on your action movies will come out pretty well-defined. Its bass and soundstage are also a lot better than most other models in its category.
If you thought it wasn’t possible to get a super portable sound bar, then it’s probably because you haven’t met the Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Sound Bar System. It’s a cute wireless speaker light enough for anyone to carry around real easy.
But don’t be fooled by the sound, this sound bar carries enormous features which we will look into in a bit.
This is a sound bar, subwoofer package. The sub is made of plastic with the drivers featuring on the front and side panels of the unit. The sub is also covered with a grille, and you’ll find some important controls on the top part of the sound bar.
These controls include the optical input, the HDMI ARC and the 3.5millimeter aux input. With this single port for the HDMI, your TV would have to decode sound codecs of all connected devices.
Over WIFI, this speaker uses Google Cast. But although Polk calls this a 5.1 system, we would peg this closer to a 2.1 system. Although we would probably concede that this speaker comes with a pretty huge sound even for a 2.1 system.
The MagniFi features Polk’s SDA surround sound DSP. Plus, it also comes with a night mode button which helps to adjust vocals by lowering the bass. This way, your neighbors don’t call the police on you, if you get what we’re saying.
Immediately you listen to your sound through this speaker, you’d love how lively and open your audio is. The soundstage isn’t really as wide as the Yamaha YAS-207 but it’s still good enough anyway, especially for the size. Besides, the audio here is still far more energetic than on the Yamaha YAS-207.
The YAS-107BL comes as a standalone sound bar. So, you have the option of adding your own subwoofer (wired). On, its own though, this is still quite a capable sound bar and we’re about to find out all the reasons we love this model.
First, design… This looks really simple and sleek with an acoustic mesh covering on all the sides of the unit. This is a 7.5 pounder, so it’s mountable. Plus, there are slots on the back panel of the sound bar which makes mounting easier.
The controls appear on the top panel of the unit. And to expand your options, Yamaha throws in a remote control in the package. You’ll be able to navigate the volume, add filters, mute the audio or select source. And then at the back, you’ll also find the HDMI input as well as HDCP support.
Also, besides the remote, this comes with the Yamaha Home Theater Controller app. It works with your smartphone and you can use it to conveniently adjust the settings the way you want.
Although there’s no subwoofer in this package, there’s still a subwoofer output on the back panel. So, if you get a wired sub, you can connect that to the sound bar.
Furthermore, you can stream your audio through Bluetooth with your Bluetooth TV. But you can also stream using normal TV as long as it supports a Bluetooth adapter.
Lastly, this speaker comes with a Clear Voice mode which helps the speaker to highlight vocals over any background audio.
Of course, you can’t expect earthquake causing bass, but nonetheless, the bass here is still substantial and quite full too. And yeah, that’s even without connecting a sub.
The Nakamichi Shockwafe Elite 45-Inch Sound Bar System comes with this huge sound bar, two subs, and two rear speakers. Pretty impressive setup, right?
Well, the sound bar is a tad smaller than usual, measuring at 45 inches in width. Most sound bars within this price range would usually come at about 50 inches. However, this does not, in any way, hamper the performance.
In fact, this supports AptX which gives your sound quality a significant boost. In addition to this, you also find several inputs such as the optical, HDMI 4K, HDMI ARC, coaxial, aux and USB. Plus, Nakamichi provides all the power cables you’ll need both for the sound bar and the sub woofers as well.
We love how easy it is to set up the Nakamichi Shockwafe. It’s a simple plug and play, so you don’t even need a home theater receiver to get the 7.2 surround sound promised.
And since we just mentioned surround sound, now might be a good time to add that the surround sound here is pure bliss. And thanks to the 4k support, the system is able to combine a beautiful visual setup with hi-def audio. These guys didn’t come to play!
As for the subwoofers, they are also high quality too. Now, most other wireless speaker systems include just one sub which localizes the bass. However, with two subs now sharing the bass, you get to carve out that sweet spot just close to your couch.
The bass you get from these babies are so detailed and punchy. And even at medium volumes, the impact is still surreal without necessarily making you feel like your swimming in a bottomless ocean of bass.
You lose no whispered conversations with this system. The soundstage is massive. And the audio here is so lively!
We’re looking at a roughly 15 inch long, 3 inch high wireless TV speaker here from JBL. Shaped like a cylinder with bass ports on each end, this is a speaker that’s set to impress. Let’s check it out.
This is a simple sound bar unit, so there’s no sub here. The body comes covered in speaker grille with the area close to the base designed in a flat shape so the sound bar is able to sit stably. All in all, this comes with an excellent build quality and we can assure you that this will last.
You’ll find the controls on the top panel, and there’s also a small remote in the package with which you can adjust functions here to your tastes.
Furthermore, this wireless speaker from JBL connects via Bluetooth to all kinds of Bluetooth-supported devices as well as wireless TVs, of course.
And using the JBL Connect app, you’ll also be able to access the multi-room playback function which allows your sound to get to several rooms while eliminating the need to wire.
By the way, this also decodes Dolby Digital, at least, up to the CD resolution level.
For such a small sized soundbar, we’ve got to say that the JBL Boost packs a rather large audio. The soundstage here is also great and audio is excellent too. It might not compare to some of the high end speakers we’ve seen on this review, but for its category, the JBL Boost over-delivers.
Altogether, sound is balanced, bass is tight and it’s a pretty great speaker for the price.
Okay, what’s a wired soundbar doing on our reviews? Well, relax, this comes with Bluetooth connectivity. The only problem here is that the sub connects to the soundbar using wires. Sorry, sweetheart.
Anyway, look on the bright side. It’s a Samsung, people! And knowing the audio quality we’ve come to expect from this brand , we couldn’t, in all good conscience pass up this speaker. Again we say, it’s a Samsung.
Like we said, although this connects the sub and soundbar via wires, this still comes with Bluetooth. So, you can pair this with your Samsung Smart TV for a TV viewing experience that’s out of this world.
An HDMI connection would have been great, though. But then again, this system still does some other pretty cool stuff. Like, for instance, even when this is connected to your TV using the wire, you’ll still be able to connect to other Bluetooth devices. Yes, simultaneously.
And as for audio quality, expectedly, this over-delivers. You’ll hear every teeny detail clearly. The bass is punchy and clean. And even at high volumes, it still does not present any distortion at all.
The mids and highs here are also high quality. Plus, the vocals cut through any background audio, music, or instruments.
Once again, Samsung has proved that it’s a master of audio!
Buying Guide For Best Wireless TV Speakers
If you want to create a theater experience without ripping your walls in the name of installing wires, then you can totally make that happen. This is 2020 and literally anything is possible. Plus wireless TV speakers now exist.
There are several reasons wireless speakers are great. They give superb sound while at the same time delivering on detailed mids and clear highs. It’s almost just like you have it on wired connections.
How Wireless TV Speakers Work
Now, though wireless speakers usually deliver on excellent audio, how well their sound comes out is mostly dependent on speaker power. So, if your speaker packs enough power, you’re going to enjoy big, powerful sound and vice versa.
Usually, wireless speakers come with two speaker units plus a wireless transmitter. These two components work together to deliver the sound you hear from your TV.
Actually, what happens is that the transmitter sends the sound signals from your TV to the speaker units wirelessly. This connection is quite easy to set up and in many cases, you can even set your speakers to auto-connect.
As for power, most Bluetooth speakers come with rechargeable batteries while WIFI speakers mostly use AC power.
Now, before we get into the factors to consider when picking wireless TV speakers, let’s check out some of the benefits wireless TV speakers.
Benefits Of Wireless Speakers
Besides aesthetics and convenience, there are other pros to having wireless TV speakers such as:
In comparison to wired speakers, wireless speakers are a lot easier and more convenient to move around. And the best part is that this convenience does not have to cost you audio quality. In fact, you could even find speakers that come with handles too.
So, with wireless speakers, you can up and change positions at will since you don’t have to think about setting up wires all over again. Plus, wires could wear out overtime and make your sound quality somewhat poor.
This is an indirect benefit of the portability of wireless speakers. Since they are easier to move around, the chances of suffering damage a lot reduced.
For excellent sound quality in every room around the house, you’d have to do some serious, intricate wiring. Of course that is if you’re using wired speakers.
If you’re using wireless speakers, on the other hand, the need for that is totally eliminated. With the multi-room function usually found in top wireless TV speakers, you can easily transmit your TV audio to all rooms in your house.
Just be sure to check that the speaker you go for comes with this function. It goes without saying that not all wireless speakers come with this function.
Factors To Consider When Getting Wireless Speakers For TV
- Audio: Sonic quality should be your first consideration when getting a wireless speaker for your TV. Ensure that you look out for a balanced sound with enough bass. Trust us, you’d thank us during movie time.
- Setup: Wireless speakers should come easy to set up. Setting up TVs and speakers are already complicated enough as it is, so your choice of a wireless speaker should be relatively easy to set up. Plus, the guide should be easy to understand as well.
- Budget: There are all kinds of wireless speakers for all kinds of budgets. But, of course, you should be prepared to spend at least at $100. As a sincere advice from us to you, we’d tell you to determine how much you’re willing to spend before setting out to actually buy.
- Aesthetics: Last but not the least, aesthetics. You should look out for equipment that blend with your décor with a sleek look that also matches your personality.
Our award for best wireless speaker for TV goes to the Serene Innovations Portable Wireless TV Speaker. It’s a great speaker that scores highly on every factor we set to look out for in the wireless speakers for TV we picked for this review. Plus, it’s gentle on the pockets too!