The 10 Best Sound Speaker System

REVIEWED AND RANKED IN CHESHIRE (UK) MAY 2018

We took 30 different models of sound speaker systems and compared them to find which ones gave the best quality sound even at high volumes, which were simple to set up and which came with the best features to determine the best sound speaker systems available.



After spending more than 40 hours testing the various models we concluded that the Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System is our favourite. It has both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a powerful 1000 W output.



We also found some great sound bars. The LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar for example has a 2.1 speaker system but still provided a cinematic experience. Below you'll find our shortlist.

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 Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System Review
86%
£269.99
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 LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System
68%
£270.00
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 Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review
72%
£491.00
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 Sony HT-RT4 600W Sound Bar System Review
74%
£294.99
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 Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review
74%
£339.16
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 Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review
92%
£217.95
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 Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review
86%
£199.00
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 Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review
92%
£174.17
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 LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review
84%
£120.00
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 Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review
80%
£73.99
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Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System Review Top rated
LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System
Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review
Sony HT-RT4 600W Sound Bar System Review
Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review
Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review
Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review
Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review
LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review
Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review Lowest price
Product Title Weight Product Dimensions Speaker system Output What we liked What we didn't like Binding Brand Product Type Name Publisher Package Quantity Product Group Part Number Model Manufacturer M P N E A N Label Studio

Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

86%

19.8kgs

29.6x 43x 5.1cm

5.1

1000 Watts

Electronics

Sony

ABIS_ELECTRONICS

Sony

1

Home Theater

BDVE4100.CEL

BDVE4100.CEL

Sony

BDVE4100.CEL

4905524897302

Sony

Sony

LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System

68%

19.4kgs

25x 25x 11.5cm

5.1

1000 Watts

Electronics

LG Electronics

ABIS_ELECTRONICS

LG

1

CE

LHB645N.DGBRLLK

LHB645N.DGBRLLK

LG

LHB645N.DGBRLLK

8806084847287

LG

LG

Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review

72%

20kgs

48 x 21 x 8cm

5.1

1200 Watts

Electronics

Sony

ABIS_ELECTRONICS

Sony

1

CE

BDVN7200WB.CEK

BDVN7200WB.CEK

Sony

BDVN7200WB.CEK

5054531252327

Sony

Sony

Sony HT-RT4 600W Sound Bar System Review

74%

14.3kg

7x90x 5.2cm

5.1

600 Watts

Electronics

Sony

AUDIO_OR_VIDEO

Sony

1

Home Theater

HTRT4.CEK

HTRT4.CEK

Sony

HTRT4.CEK

4548736041691

Sony

Sony

Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review

74%

20kgs

5.1

1000 Watts

Electronics

Samsung

AUDIO_OR_VIDEO

Samsung

1

CE

HT-J5150/XU

HT-J5150/XU

Samsung

HT-J5150/XU

8806086649704

Samsung

Samsung

Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review

92%

16kgs

45x 41x46cm

5.1

1000 Watts

Accessory

Logitech

COMPUTER_SPEAKER

Logitech

1

Personal Computer

2227588

2227588

Logitech

2227588

0088022219778

Logitech

Logitech

Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

86%

10.7kgs

10x 10x 10 cm

5.1

1000 watts

Electronics

Sony

ABIS_ELECTRONICS

Sony

1

CE

BDVE2100.CEK

BDVE2100.CEK

Sony

BDVE2100.CEK

4905524897456

Sony

Sony

Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review

92%

8.7kgs

52.7x 32.7x 41.2kgs

5.1

500 watts

Electronics

Samsung Electronic GmbH

AUDIO_OR_VIDEO

Samsung Electronic GmbH

1

CE

8806086607001

HT-J4500/EN

Samsung Electronic GmbH

8806086607001

8806086607001

Samsung Electronic GmbH

Samsung Electronic GmbH

LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review

84%

4.47kgs

9.9x 66 x 5.6cm

2.1

160 Watts

Electronics

LG Electronics

AUDIO_OR_VIDEO

LG

1

Home Theater

SJ2.AGBRLLK

SJ2.AGBRLLK

LG

SJ2.AGBRLLK

8806084129550

LG

LG

Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review

80%

5kgs

40.5x 18.5x 28cm

5.1

75 watts

Electronics

Logitech

COMPUTER_COMPONENT

Logitech

1

Personal Computer

5099206025141

980-000432

Logitech

5099206025141

5099206025141

Logitech

Logitech

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Product Reviews

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Sony Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

86%

This sound speaker system from Sony has a high 1000-watt output. The sound quality is excellent and the two large speakers add to the aesthetics of the home entertainment unit. It features Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity which reduces the need for using wire connections.



The Sony BDV-E4100 has a 5.1 speaker system which enables the user to achieve the best surround sound by distributing these speakers throughout the room. It also has an energy saving mode that helps to save power and can last up to 20 minutes.



However, we found that we couldn’t turn down the bass without reducing the volume which was inconvenient at times.


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£269 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £269.99

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LG Electronics LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System

68%

The LG LOUDR is similar in appearance to the Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System. It produces 1000 watts and features a 5.1 speakers system. It also comes with two tall boy speakers.


This sound speaker system has 3D technology with Blu-ray disc. We also enjoyed the private sound mode that allows users to still experience high quality output without disturbing the rest of the household.  


However, it does take some getting used to navigate the interface.


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£329.32 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £270.00

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Sony Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review

72%

This sound speaker system easily connects to Wifi. Users can also make use of the Bluetooth feature to connect to their mobile device and play their favourite music. It is a powerful home entertainment unit able to produce up to 1200 watts.


The quality of the sound is good, even with higher volume, and the one touch mirroring function allows users to project the smartphone screen on the big screen.


We found the set-up process to be quite lengthy and requires some getting used to.


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£474.2 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £491.00

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Sony Sony HT-RT4 600W Sound Bar System Review

74%

This sound bar system from Sony has a 5.1 speaker system and an output of 600 watts. It is simple to set up with fewer wires to work with. This also means that the wires will not interfere the décor of the room it is set up in.


We found that even at high volume the quality of the audio is clear and crisp. It also features an S-master digital amplifier for a high-quality output.


The subwoofer however is not very powerful.


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£249.99 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £294.99

5

Samsung Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review

74%

Unlike the LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System, which features two tall boy speakers, the Samsung HT-J5150 comes with four tall boy speakers. This level raises the sound to a good height for a clear and surround experience. The speakers also have a matte black finish and look sleek and stylish.


The power output is good at 1000 watts and we found the set-up process to be fairly simple. There was also a limited number of wire connections.


However, it doesn’t come with wireless network connection.


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Logitech Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review

92%

The Logitech Z906 is a powerful sound speaker system with 1000 watts of output. It is also THX certified meaning that it produces clear and crisp sound even at high volumes. It has a good looking stylish design with a 5.1 speaker system.


This surround sound speaker system features digital decoding which isolates sounds and delivers the right frequency sound to the different speakers. It is also versatile and will work with a headphone jack of 3.5mm, rca, optical inputs and digital coaxial input.


Users can also connect up to six devices simultaneously including the TV, gaming console, iPod stereo and more.


However, we didn’t like the power saving feature as it requires the user to manually turn the speakers back on whenever they go back to using them.


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£204.95 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £217.95

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Sony Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

86%

Similar to the Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System, this one also has 1000W output but lacks the two tall speakers. The 5.1 speaker system allows users to evenly distribute them around the house for the best quality surround sound with 4 compact speakers and one subwoofer.


There’s is built in WiFi which allows the sound system to connect to the internet. Users can also connect their mobile device or tablet using Bluetooth and play music directly through the sound system.


The main downside comes from the inbuilt fan which makes a whirring noise and is noticeable in lower volumes.


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£199 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £199.00

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Samsung Electronic GmbH Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review

92%

The Samsung HT-J4500 comes with 4 smaller speakers and a subwoofer. It has a sleek design that adds to the aesthetics of your interior décor. We liked the clear and crisp sound and found it to be fairly simple to navigate and control.


However it wasn’t as powerful as the Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System and produces 500 watts. The rear sound speaker cable length is not very long which means it could be quite inconvenient for someone with a larger living room.


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£181.05 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £174.17

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LG Electronics LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review

84%

This speaker system offers multi-channel sound with two speakers inside the soundbar. The audio is clear and crisp. There are very few wire connections and the subwoofer itself is wireless. It can be placed any distance away from the main unit.


There is also a tweeter and woofer components combined in the same housing. This allows the soundbar system to produce a cinematic sound.

The mold grill at the front of the soundbar creates a stylish look.


However, we found that the package doesn’t come with optical cables and these have to be purchased separately.


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£119.02 from Amazon

*At the time of publishing the price was £120.00

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Logitech Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review

80%

Similarly to the Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound system, this product also comes with a stylish and durable design. It has a 5.1 speaker system and was simple to set up. The Z506 allows the user to connect multiple devices simultaneously and features 3D stereo sound which produces high quality output.


Unlike the Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System, we liked that we could adjust the bass and control other aspects of the sound to produce a customized listening experience.


However, we didn’t like the power. At 75 Watts, it is not nearly as powerful as the Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System and is not ideal if you have a large room.

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last update November 26th 2018

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    Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

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  • by LG Electronics

    LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System

    LG LOUDR LHB645N Home Theatre Speaker System

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  • by Sony

    Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review

    Sony BDVN7200W 3D Home Cinema System Review

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    Sony HT-RT4 600W Sound Bar System Review

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  • by Samsung

    Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review

    Samsung HT-J5150 Blu-ray Home Cinema System Review

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  • by Logitech

    Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review

    Logitech Z906 3D 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review

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  • by Sony

    Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

    Sony BDV-E2100 1000W Home Cinema System Review

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  • by Samsung Electronic GmbH

    Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review

    Samsung HT-J4500 Home Theatre System Review

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  • by LG Electronics

    LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review

    LG SJ2 2.1 Sound Bar Review

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  • by Logitech

    Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review

    Logitech Z506 Surround Sound System Review

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Frequently Asked Question

What Is Sound Speaker System?

This is an audio system that greatly improves the quality of the home entertainment. Think of your LED TV. While it may be audible, the quality of the sound from its speakers is often less than ideal. There is less surround sound and less bass.


This is where a sound speaker system becomes a valuable asset to your home entertainment system. It features a number of speakers, often 5 and one subwoofer for bass. When watching movies, sports or playing games, it provides you with an enhanced all rounded surround sound entertainment especially when the different speakers are set at different locations in the living room.


What Are the Advantages of a Sound Speaker System?

A sound speaker system enhances the home entertainment unit. Whether its that movie or watching a game of football. A good sound system provides users with a more immersive entertainment experience.


Sound speaker systems provide more bass, treble and a richer tone and what’s more, you can even adjust these to your liking.


Sound speaker systems feature 5 or more speakers which creates a more realistic sound experience.


However, installing a sound speaker system is not always simple. To get the quality of audio that you need and for the system to perform at its optimum, you may find that you need the assistance of a qualified professional.


While you may be able to install it yourself, there is a process involved in setting the speakers around the house and setting up all the required connections.

Second, this type of sound system requires wires that connect to the individual speakers - which may interfere with the aesthetics of the living room.


When buying a sound speaker system, you should consider the size of the area you'll be using it in as some models can be quite space-consuming.

A good quality sound speaker system can be very expensive.


What’s the Approximate Price Range for Sound Speaker System?

You can get a good quality sound speaker system from around £150, but some high output models will cost well over £1000.

What Should I Look for When Choosing a Sound Speaker System?

Before you set out to buy a sound speaker system the first thing that you will need to do is consider the size of the room. The larger it is the more output you require and vice versa. A speaker system with more watts is best for a big room.


Also consider the number of speakers. A 5.1 sound speaker system means that it comes with 5 speakers and one subwoofer. However, a 7.1 system means 7 speakers and a subwoofer. More speakers can be distributed around the room for the best quality sound.


Another thing to consider is where there is a wireless option. More speakers mean more wire connections which may interfere with the aesthetics of your home decor. Sound systems that offer wireless speakers may not be truly wireless as they will require a power supply, but they do help to minimise the number of wires running through the house.


Price is an important consideration as well. You do not want to buy above your budget and it is still possible to achieve good quality surround sound with an affordable speaker system.


Depending on the model, setting up the sound speaker system can be a difficult task. Especially with more speakers, achieving right wire connection and getting the best position for the speakers can be quite challenging. There may be a need to hire a professional to install and set up your sound system, which accrues extra costs.


What Is the Best Sound Speaker System? Why Is It the Best?

The Sony BDV-E4100 1000W Home Cinema System is our favourite sound speaker system. It has a high 1000W output, is Bluetooth compatible and has built in WiFi to connect to the internet.

What Is the Best Budget Home Theater Speakers?

The Sony BDV E2100 home cinema system is our favourite budget home theatre system. It has a high output of 1000 watts, has 5.1 speaker system and is also Bluetooth compatible - while still coming in at an affordable price.

What Is the Best Performance Sound Speaker System?

The Logitech Z906 surround sound speaker system is our favourite speaker system for performance. It has a high 1000W output and features digital decoding for a more detailed surround sound.

What Is the Best Wireless Home Sound System?

The Sony HT-RT4 600W is our favourite wireless home sound system. It features a sound bar, subwoofer and speakers with an output of 600 W. It is also simple to set up without the need to keep connecting wires.

What Does the 5.1 Mean in Surround sound?

A 5.1 speaker system comes with 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. Similarly, a 7.1 system refers to 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer.