Everyone loves watching a great movie, it’s one of the best ways to relax and take your mind of things. They look great on high definition big screen TVs, but that’s only half the story.
You also need the full cinema immersive sound, to get the most out of your favorite blockbusters. And the only way you’ll get that is with a dedicated home theatre system.
They obviously sound superb but are a pain to set up, with miles of unsightly cables everywhere. No one wants that, so why not go wireless?
Improvements in wireless technology now mean that’s it’s, not only more reliable and easy to set-up than ever, but it also sounds fantastic as well.
But, choosing one of the best wireless home theater systems can be difficult, so we’ve made the decision a lot easier for you, by reviewing what we think are the Top 10 currently available.
They are all excellent home theatre systems, but which one is the right one for you? You’ll find out soon enough…
- Top 10 Best Wireless Home Theater Systems In 2023 Reviews
- 1 Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater System
- 2 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1Ch 400W 45″ Sound Bar With 8” Subwoofer (Wireless) & Rear Satellite Speakers
- 3 Yamaha YHT-4930UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater In A Box System With Bluetooth
- 4 JBL Bar 5.1 4K Ultra HD 5.1-Channel Soundbar With True Wireless Surround Speakers
- 5 Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar With Wireless Subwoofer
- 6 VIZIO SB4451-C0 SmartCast 44″ 5.1 Sound Bar System
- 7 Klipsch Reference RSB-8 Sound Bar With Wireless Subwoofer
- 8 Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System
- 9 Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System PLAYBAR, SUB, PLAY:1 Wireless Rears Combination
- 10 Bose Lifestyle SoundTouch 135 Entertainment System
- So, what is the best wireless home theater system for you?
Top 10 Best Wireless Home Theater Systems In 2023 Reviews
1 Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater System
Formed in 2013, Enclave Audio’s mission was to create an easy setup, high-quality home theater experience, without the traditional mess of wires, and loss of quality commonly found with soundbars. In their own words “Enclave Audio is Home Theater Simplified.”
And they’ve achieved this with their CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Home Theater System, offering a high-quality audio experience, which is heard, but not seen.
Enclave feels that with traditional sound bars, true surround sound is dismissed for ease of setup, convenience, and wiring issues. And provide an excellent solution by offering uncompromised wireless surround sound and the ability to place your speakers as 5.1 surround was originally designed and intended, i.e., surrounding you.
Whether you enjoy watching movies, music, sports, or video gaming, the Enclave 5.1 system will bring the audio to life. It easily connects to your TV with a single cable and will host HDMI and SPDIF (Optical) sources, including cable, satellite, streaming appliances, and gaming consoles.
And if you’re looking for the full immersive 5.1 experience, the custom designed and tuned HD WiSA speakers offer 360 degrees of true 24-bit wireless audio.
Each of the rear speakers contains two full range drivers that are positioned on either side of the enclosure, to ensure a widespread, enveloping surround experience.
The two front and two rear speakers are very easy to wall-mount. The speakers and the subwoofer then easily connect to the Smart Center with the touch of a button.
The remote is quite hard to use and seems to have a very limited range. But you can get around this by using a universal remote.
Firmware system updates are also simple to do. Just connect to the system via Bluetooth and upgrade through an App on your phone for the latest product developments and to improve system performance.
The sound quality of the system is incredible. It’s recommended for anyone looking for a 5.1 system between $500 and a $1000. It is so easy to use, is perfect for music, movies as well as anything else, and will drastically improve your home theater experience.
It is also simple to connect to your phone via Bluetooth and will stream music beautifully. As well as, coming with an HDMI cable for connection to the HDMI (ARC) input of your TV. If you want to stream in 4K from an Apple TV or a similar device.
- A proper 5.1 system with separate speakers for every channel.
- Very easy to set up.
- Sounds great for the price.
- The remote control is very limited on range.
- Not very well supported by the ‘smallish’ company if you do encounter a problem.
2 Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1Ch 400W 45″ Sound Bar With 8” Subwoofer (Wireless) & Rear Satellite Speakers
Audio giant Nakamichi are famed for their high-quality, and very expensive HI-Fi separates, but they also manufacture more reasonably priced home theater systems, one of which is the Shockwafe Pro 7.1.
It’s a truly discrete surround soundbar system for experiencing movie theater sound as it was intended. Something that can’t be done properly using ‘virtual’ surround soundbars without real, physical rear speakers.
It’s a 7.1 system, as opposed to the smaller Enclave, we’ve just covered, so offers ‘7’ separate channels plus the ‘1’ subwoofer channel. This gives the audio acoustic wideness and a true to life clarity.
In terms of volume, it’s rated at 400 Watts and is powered by 11 tuned speaker drivers that deliver crystal clear sound, and an eight-inch wireless subwoofer with great low-end down to a very respectable 35Hz.
The units additional HDMI input and the 4K pass-through is great for anyone with a 4K TV. And the connections are reasonably simple and set up should take less than 10 minutes for most users.
The two rear speakers easily connect directly to the wireless subwoofer in the back of the room, so you should experience any surround sound wiring nightmares.
The Nakamichi sounds spectacular for the price, producing a rich, unified sound at all volumes. It will bring out details in movies you’ve watched over and over again, that you never knew were there.
The additional side speakers provide a soundstage that is very wide, with surround sound hitting you from all directions.
The remote is simple and user-friendly and has a backlit display that allows it to be easily seen in darker viewing environments.
The Nakamichi is tough to beat for the price point and is therefore highly recommended.
- Even though it’s a soundbar system, it has real, physical rear speakers.
- Low price for such a great sounding system.
- The heritage of the Nakamichi brand.
- Some users have complained of syncing problems between the subwoofer and the soundbar, but these are resolved by doing a power cycle (turning the unit off and on again).
- There are reports of the remote losing functionality over time and outside the warranty period, if this happens, you can either buy a new remote or use a universal remote, which we highly recommended for ease of use when using multiple AV equipment.
3 Yamaha YHT-4930UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater In A Box System With Bluetooth
No one can deny, that Yamaha knows music. It’s one of the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturers and a home theater innovator. If anyone knows how to make your TV, movies, and music sound their absolute best, it’s Yamaha.
For this review, we’ll be featuring the YHT-4930UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater in a Box System. It supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback, is compatible with 4K Ultra HD TV’s and features a discrete 5.1-channel amplifier design.
It’s another ‘true’ surround system, with five black gloss speakers for the center, front and rear, as well as a six and a half inch 100 watt powered subwoofer. It also has an extra Bass setting, that provides more low-end output when needed, from the smaller speakers.
It’s very simple to set-up and use, the exclusive Yamaha YPAO system automatically calibrates your listening environment for you to produce the optimal sound performance for your space.
It features full support for HDCP 2.2, along with Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma. This means you can really enjoy the high definition video quality of 4K without suffering any degradation.
The HDCP 2.2 fully complies with the latest copyright protection regulations, which is now a standard for 4K video transmission.
As well as all this, the Dolby Vision and the Hybrid Log-Gamma compatibility provides incredible picture contrast, along with smooth tone and vibrant, bright colors.
Overall the great price, straightforward setup, and solid sound for the price make it a system we would definitely recommend.
- ‘Proper’ surround system with a center, front and rear speakers plus a subwoofer.
- Feature packed.
- Yamaha reputation of great sounding audio products.
- Build quality is not as high as most Yamaha products.
- Many buyers have complained about the lack of mid-range in the speakers.
4 JBL Bar 5.1 4K Ultra HD 5.1-Channel Soundbar With True Wireless Surround Speakers
Our next offering comes from another audio industry legend, the mighty JBL, with their Bar 5.1 system wireless home theatre system.
It’s a soundbar system with two detachable battery–powered wireless speakers to enjoy True wireless surround sound and offer up to 10–hours of playtime.
Its power rating is 510 watts, and it features a 10” wireless subwoofer, and three HDMI inputs to connect 4K devices, allowing you to upgrade to an ultra HD system.
Your movies, music and video games will also benefit from the included compatibility with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS. It’s also been designed to work with many (but not all) of today’s top TV remote controls.
This enables you to use your existing TV remote for both your TV and the JBL Bar 5.1.
It’s relatively easy to set-up, with the whole process taking around 30 minutes. But you will need to remember to charge the wireless speakers, which takes about three hours.
It sounds great, the subwoofer really delivers, sometimes a little too much. And it can, if you’re not careful, overpower the low mids. So, it’s recommended that you don’t go mad with the sub and keep it below 20, to get a more balanced sound.
The bass rumbles very nicely, even with the setting below 20, and the overall sound is very accurate and true to life. The surround speakers deliver as they should, providing the immersive experience that turns your living room into a true home cinema.
The JBL Bar 5.1 system sounds superb, just remember to configure it properly and don’t let the bass get too heavy. You can, of course, find a system with better performance, but not easily for this price. It offers excellent value and features for the price. And is therefore highly recommended.
- Can be controlled from many common TV remotes.
- Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS compatibility.
- JBL speaker manufacturing heritage.
- Mid-range could be tighter.
- Connection and range problems with the remote control.
- Known problems with some systems auto-muting themselves.
5 Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar With Wireless Subwoofer
From one audio industry legend to another, and now to another… We really are bringing the best of the best in this review. So, while on the subject of best, here’s another top contender for our award of the best wireless home theater systems, the Denon HEOS Home cinema with soundbar.
The system’s clever marketing promises to deliver “less wires and more drama.” A clever use of words, fair play to the ad-men there. But does it deliver on this promise?
Well, it’s obviously wireless, so that’s covered and the sound it produces is dramatic, so it seems that for once a marketing department is being truthful. Fantastic!
The HEOS HomeCinema system delivers true wide range high fidelity audio, to make sure you enjoy your TV shows, movies, and favorite music tracks to the max.
It features bi-amplified mid-range woofers and high-end tweeters, which use advanced DSP processing to sync perfectly with the dual 5.25-inch drivers in the wireless subwoofer. This delivers an immersive virtual surround sound experience.
Like the JBL we just reviewed, it features Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS decoding.
The system sounds great, with the soundbar and sub combo being perfectly matched and tuned to work together seamlessly. The factory settings provided when you get the unit are very good, and you probably won’t need to adjust the EQ setting for Treble or Mids at all.
You will, however, need to change the sub’s level depending on how much Bass you prefer and where you place the sub in your room.
Every surface that you place your sub against will increase its perceived volume. A little if it’s simply put on the floor, a lot more if it’s near a wall and an even more if you place it near a corner. So if you’re looking for maximum low-end, you now know where to position your sub.
All this, as you can tell, adds up to a great system, with superb sound and excellent features. It’s also one of the most affordable in this round-up, so there’s another plus.
It doesn’t feature ‘true’ surround sound though because it has no physical rear speakers. So if you’re looking for that, keep reading, if not, this is a fantastic choice for the low price.
- Sounds great.
- Very affordable.
- Denon build quality and reputation.
- Not a ‘true’ surround system because it has no rear speakers.
- The App you can download to go with the system is quite badly thought out making it difficult to use, with most users not even bothering to use it.
- Some recurring connection problems have been noted.
6 VIZIO SB4451-C0 SmartCast 44″ 5.1 Sound Bar System
Next, up, we have the VIZIO SmartCast 44” 5.1 Sound Bar System.
We are back to a full surround system again with the Smartcast 5.1 featuring a soundbar with a wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers. These deliver a fully immersive 5.1 true surround sound experience to make all your movies and music come to life.
It comes with the downloadable VIZIO SmartCast App2 that turns your mobile device into the ultimate remote. And, with Google Cast built-in, you can easily cast your favorite tunes from over a hundred of your favorite audio Apps to your soundbar.
You can even connect multiple VIZIO SmartCast sound bars and/or speakers together to cast the same or completely different music to any or to every room in your home at the same time.
Regarding the specifications, it’s a 44″ 5.1 channel system which is ideal for TVs that are 42″ or larger. The system frequency response is 40 Hz to 20 kHz. And, features 1 Analog, 1 Digital. 1 Optical, 1 USB, 1 HDMI, 1, Wi-Fi, and 1 Ethernet inputs.
It’s very easy to set-up and configure and delivers excellent sound quality for the price.
The VIZIO SmartCast 44” 5.1 Sound Bar System combines high-caliber audio with elegant style and built-in Google Cast. All this makes it a very adaptable system, it isn’t the best sounding system in this review, but it’s effortless to use and offers a lot of excellent features.
- ARC connection integrates with TVs superbly.
- Easy connection to Bluetooth.
- Good sound quality for the price.
- The LCD display on the remote is difficult to see and use.
- Only one HDMI input. But this is not really a problem, you simply use your TV’s multiple HDMI inputs to connect to other devices.
7 Klipsch Reference RSB-8 Sound Bar With Wireless Subwoofer
Klipsch Reference promise you that their RSB-8 sound bar and wireless subwoofer will “seamlessly transform your lifeless room into a live concert venue.” Now that’s a major claim, so let’s see if it’s true?
The RSB-8 is part of the Klipsch stream multi-room wireless solution. The system can easily be controlled from your phone and syncs with any other Klipsch stream products to produce a whole-home audio Eco-System.
It’s easy to set up, and even easier to use. This is again a virtual surround system, like the Denon; therefore there are no rear speakers. To set this up, you simply plug in the soundbar, then place the automatically-connecting wireless subwoofer wherever it sounds best in your room, and that’s it. Now that really is simple.
Regarding the specifications, it features 4K Ultra-HD Video pass-through, HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2 compatible), Optical, Digital, 3.5mm mini plug, Bluetooth 2.0, and WIFI (for DTS Play-Fi) inputs.
The sound quality is excellent; sharp and clear, especially in the highs. The bass is good, but not excessive, and can be separately controlled. It has a dialog enhancement feature which is useful, making what is being said more legible for older ears or those with hearing difficulties.
The surround mode is again ‘virtual’ with no physical rear speakers, so does not produce true ‘surround.’ As for power, it is rated at 100 watts, but depending on your circumstances, that can be more than sufficient for many.
The soundbar sounds better the louder it is played and does not distort when turned up.
The system creates a good movie experience, but it is, of course, no substitute for one with true surround speakers.
Music is easily streamed, and the Play-Fi App sounds crisp and clear. It’s effortless to use, incredibly convenient, and can also synch with other speaker brands that use Play-Fi.
The Klipsch Reference RSB-8 is overall a very solid product. It’s greatest strength is the clear quality of sound. And if the low volume concerns you, go for the more expensive RSB-14, with more power and a larger subwoofer.
- Sounds great for the price considering it doesn’t have rear speakers.
- Compatibility with other Klipsch stream products.
- Easy to set up.
- Not a true surround system, so the sound is compromised in comparison.
- Not the loudest of systems but this won’t be a problem for many.
- Many buyers have reported problems with the App not loading and being problematic.
8 Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System
Getting close to the end of our review now and we have another excellent choice with no soundbar – the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V.
This system is similar to the Enclave and the Yamaha we started off with, in that it has no soundbar, and is a ‘proper’ surround sound system with individual speakers for every channel. So, you’ll get a center speaker, two at the front, two at the rear and the subwoofer which you can place anywhere.
It also costs about the same as the Enclave, so is at the higher end price wise, of the systems we’ve reviewed. But with the Bose, your only paying for the speakers, you’ll also need to buy a separate 5.1 amplifier / AV receiver.
This does give you the choice of choosing the exact AV receiver you want but also turns the whole system into a very expensive purchase.
The satellite Direct/Reflecting Series II speakers have been redesigned from the first Series. With a slimmer profile and can now be mounted flush to the wall. This allows them to blend in with and match flat-panel TVs.
They also now feature precisely angled drivers inside each speaker for an even more immersive audio experience. They’re very easy to install and reduce the extension from the wall by nearly two inches, compared to the previous model.
A special set of wall mounting brackets are available from Bose, but are expensive and don’t work for corner mounting.
The Acoustimass module (the subwoofer) does have adjustable controls for volume and low-frequency effects.
They obviously sound fantastic, but they should when you consider the whole price of the complete system.
If you can afford them and are willing to pay for the quality of sound you get, then go for them, but in terms of good value for money, they fall way short of many of the others in our review.
- Full surround with different speakers for every channel.
- Great sounding system.
- Allows you to pick the exact AV receiver or amplifier you want to go with them.
- You have to buy an additional AV receiver or amplifier.
- Not very loud for the high price.
9 Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System PLAYBAR, SUB, PLAY:1 Wireless Rears Combination
We now have an interesting, very high quality and very costly system from Sonos – the 5.1 Home Theatre System.
It’s actually three separate items, which have been bundled together by one of the popular online retailers to produce a superb quality sound system. They are the Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar, the Sonos Sub and a pair of Sonos Original Play:1’s.
By bundling them together, not only do you end up with a perfectly matched, great sounding audio system but you also save some money as well.
The Sonos Playbar TV is an excellent compliment to HD TVs with a crisp and powerful sound from its nine amplified speaker drivers. It’s great for wirelessly streaming all your favorite music services as well.
Simply connect your Playbar to an Amazon Echo or an Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love, and there it is.
When paired with two Ones and a Sub included in this bundle it makes a complete 5.1 surround system and gives you the ultimate home theater experience.
It’s incredibly easy to set up. With only two cords – one for power and one for the TV Control. Or use the Sonos App to connect wirelessly from any smart device.
What’s also superb, is that if you want a 7.1 system in the future, you just buy another pair of Ones and use them as side speakers. Or go even further and buy yet another set of Ones and another sub for an unbelievable 9.2 system.
This really is the cream of the reviews in this rundown, but it does come at a far higher price to the rest, so that is to be expected. If you want the best and are willing to pay for it, this is the system for you.
- Incredible sounding system.
- Very adaptable.
- Great build quality.
- Expensive, but well worth the cost if your willing to pay for it.
10 Bose Lifestyle SoundTouch 135 Entertainment System
Here comes another system from Bose and our final one in this review, this time it’s the Lifestyle Soundtouch 135, which is the companies best-performing soundbar system.
This is, a just mentioned, a soundbar system, unlike the Acoustimass 10 Series V, and features Bose’s most advanced technologies. It delivers clear, spacious sound across whatever space you put it in. While the wireless Acoustimass module provides deep, impactful bass-end.
It’s a powerful music system, letting you enjoy wireless music by connected to your existing home Wi-Fi network or through Bluetooth. This allows you to stream music services like Spotify and Pandora. As well as, Internet radio stations or just play your own stored music library.
The soundbar has six precisely positioned drivers, And two PhaseGuide sound radiators which project sound into areas which are not covered by the other speakers. They deliver strong dialogue from the center speaker and compelling effects from the ones on the left and right.
The advanced control console is used to ensure that all your components work together seamlessly as a single system, and it does the job well. It’s also simple to set-up, with easy-to-follow on-screen messages.
It comes with the ADAPTiQ audio calibration system. This adjusts the speaker’s performance to allow for the unique acoustics of your room and ensures consistent, quality sound.
It features four HDMI inputs and ensures high-quality multi-channel audio from several source devices. This is a far better way of connecting AV equipment, than by down-mixing the audio signal directly through your TV. Which often results in poor dynamic range and unwanted low-frequency effects.
It’s also capable of multi-room music. Each of Bose’s SoundTouch products is part of a whole family of wireless systems and speakers that work together. This means you can easily play the same music in every room for a big party. Or play different music in different rooms, for a more personal choice.
- Fantastic features.
- Sounds great.
- Easy to set up and use.
- It’s expensive.
- Not a ‘true’ surround system.
- Many buyers have commented that it sounds great but is overpriced.
So, what is the best wireless home theater system for you?
We’ve gathered together a collection of what we think are the 10 best wireless home theater systems currently available. Each one is an excellent choice and which is best for you, will mainly depend on two factors.
Firstly, do you want a ‘true’ surround sound system with separate rear speakers? Or, do you prefer the convenience of a simpler front only system?
Secondly, the budget, the more expensive models reviewed sound better and have more features than the cheaper ones. They, therefore, understandably have a higher price.
And so, taking all that into account, our winner is the…
…Sonos 5.1 Home Theatre System.
It’s very unusual for us to go for the highest price system as the overall winner because the mid-price systems, usually offer the best sound quality to the price ratio.
But the Sonos, is just so far ahead of its competitors, that we have no choice on this occasion, but to award it the title of the best wireless home theater system you can get.
An honorable mention also goes to the JBL Bar 5.1 for incredible sound quality for the mid-range price, making it the best soundbar solution.
Have fun choosing your perfect wireless home theater system and enjoy watching some fantastic moves and listening to some incredible music when you get it!