Best Surround Sound System Under $100

A surround sound system is an audio output that originates from multiple speakers and outlets, generating a 360 degrees circulation of sound. The phrase surround system has gained popularity in recent years since the advent of the home theater systems. Therefore, there is the best surround system under $100 accessible in the market that may increase your audio listening experience. In addition, many channels and speakers are included with this sort of all-directional sound system.
It’s likely that you’ve wished for a better sound system than your TV’s built-in speakers if you’re a fan of movies or music. Audiophiles have a plethora of choices in sound systems because to ongoing technological advancements. However, you don’t have to opt for the high-end surround sound systems as there are several cheap budget that may provide outstanding results.

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Top 3 Best Surround Sound System Under $100

In terms of standards supported, speaker count, pricing, and other factors, surround sound systems stand apart. A variety of factors should be taken into account while making a purchase such as audio quality, channel count, connectors, and speaker power. For instance, currently, the integrated TV speakers are of low quality, and if you want to increase the audio quality, wireless surround sound speakers for TV would be the best alternative.

Top 10 Best Surround Sound System Under $100

What Makes A Good Surround Sound System?

i) Center channel speaker

This speaker provides apparent sound effects with extensive frequency. In front of the TV, the speakers are placed in the middle of the configuration. Sound is distributed evenly by using speakers that are wide and flat. Also, the size of the center channel speaker should be proportionate to the size of the TV.

ii) Subwoofer

For extra surround sound experience, a subwoofer is a must-have component. They operate by providing a low bottom end sound topping up the taste of the song. Proper bass will make the music more room-filling and properly balanced. However, take the size of the space into consideration while selecting a subwoofer. The walls, doors, and windows of a tiny room will shake a lot if you put a big subwoofer in there.

iii) Left and right speakers

These speakers are essential for delivering a wide range of tones, including highs, lows, sound effects, and everything in between. Most of the soundtrack can’t be reproduced without two speakers. Also, they assist make communication so exact when the character’s movement is from one side to the other.

iii) Surround speakers

There are two of these speakers, and their function is the same as that of the front speakers: they pick up all frequencies and provide a wide range of sound. However, these speakers are less necessary than the front speakers since they are only vital in constructing a 5.1 channel system.

Surround Sound System Under $100 Details with Features

GPX HT050B 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System (Black)

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  • 6 surround speakers: subwoofer, front left and right, rear left and right and center
  • 5.1 channel virtual surround sound
  • Volume and bass control knobs on the back of the subwoofer
  • Subwoofer measures 5.91 x 9.37 x 8.07 inches - Speakers measure 3.35 x 3.07 x 5.35 inches
  • Powered via the built-in AC power cable

Sound Bar, TV Sound Bar with Subwoofer, Home Audio Sound Bars with Bluetooth Speaker, Surround Sound Systems Wireless for TV, Portable HDMI Soundbar for TV PC Projectors, Remote Control, Wall Mount

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  • ???3D Surround Sound System?: This sound bars for tv with subwoofer is the combination of 2 dual full-range speakers and dual adjustable bass diaphragm cavity, equipped with anti-magnetic noise reduction technology. Thus, our tv speaker can easily restore the lossless sound quality and bring out the full of the speakers, making you enjoy the 3D surround sound listening experience of home theater.
  • ???Built-in DSP & Wireless Bluetooth 5.0?: Our pro tv sound bar with built-in smart chip is equipped with DSP to recognize and switch exclusive sound effects modes for music, movies and dialog, providing you with the best and clear sound in different scenarios. Features 5.0 Bluetooth with up to 10m range so you can stream stably with your devices just by a tap of a finger from the comfort of your couch or anywhere in the room!
  • ???Multi-Connections & High Compatibility?: This compact wireless surround sound speaker is efficient, stable transmission and strong anti-interference, and supports various wired connections: HDMI ARC, Coaxial, USB, 3.5mm AUX standard audio cable. What's more, our computer sound bar is compatible with most electronic devices: tv, mobile phones, pc, tablets, ipad, projectors, laptop, etc. Don't hesitate to pair it with Bluetooth to play the music for your next party!
  • ???Stable Dual Control & Wall Mountable?: Our Bluetooth soundbar with subwoofer is equipped with body button control, an infrared remote control device and wall mount design. Besides, it has a humanized non-slip foot pad design which fits perfectly on the deskt to avoid sliding around affecting the order of the room! So you can mount it on the wall or placed on cabinet according to your preference.
  • ??? Portable Design & After Service?: The home audio sound bar comes with a ultra slim & sleek design, which can save space, match any household appliances and decorate your room. Most importantly, our soudbar is committed to providing each customer with a better audio-visual experience. If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us, we'll reply to you within 24 hours! 🙂

Saiyin Soundbar, Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer, Ultra Slim 24 Inch Bluetooth, 2.1 Channel TV Speakers Surround Sound System Opt/AUX Connectivity.

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  • [2.1 CHANNEL SPEAKER SYSTEM ] Sound bar with wired subwoofer delivers powerful bass and surround sound, letting you enjoy an immersive sound experience. The 24 inch soundbar is built with 2 full range speakers, allowing you enjoy all details of music and movies. Total harmonic distortion is about 0.5% even at the highest volume.
  • [MULTIPLE INPUT OPTIONS]The sound bars for TV with subwoofer supports advanced Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection, with which you can connect easily with iphones, ipads, tablets, PC and other Bluetooth enabled devices to stream music; and also wired connection including optical, coaxial, RCA inputs (all cables included).
  • [THREE DISTINCT SOUND MODES] Music, Movie and TV shows modes adjusted by using the remote control included with soundbar, catering to different needs of sound bar users. You can also control the volume, switch between different modes with buttons on sound bar. Remote control is not compatible with universal or TV remotes
  • [SET UP IN MINUTES]Connect the subwoofer with sound bar via cable included, and hook up TV with soundbar via Bluetooth or optical, coxial, RCA cables, then you are ready to go! The TV sound bar can be placed under TV on desktop or mounted on wall with provided mounting kits.
  • [ULTRA SLIM & ELEGANT DESIGN] The sound bar is built with 2 full range speakers and elegant slim design with piano paint which is compatible with modern TVs, and never block the TV screen. The wired 4 inch subwoofer easily fits in most spaces and adds rich bass from anywhere in the room.

Sound Bar, Sound Bar with Dual Built-in Subwoofer, 38 Inch 2.1 Sound Bar for TV, 90W Wired & Wireless Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI/Optical/Aux/USB, Wall Mountable, Surround Sound System for Home Theater 2021

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  • 2X BUILT-IN SUBWOOFER FOR IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE - Our newest Soundbar with dual 25W built-in subwoofer and 4 speakers deliver room-shaking powerful bass and precise audio and cinematic surround sound. to your living room, with 90W of power, Vmai sound bar contributes to intense low frequencies and 110dB of clear sound. Vmai sound bars for tv complete your home entertainment with an incredible home theater sound experience.
  • FEATURES UPDATED DIFFERENT EQUALIZER MODES - With its 4 distinct sound modes adjusting by using the included remote control, you can fine-tune your audio to match the perfect sound to your ears. Set the sound bar between Music, Movies, News, or 3D surround sound mode to hear and feel every explosion, instrument, dialogue, and detail with clear and ear-pleasing loudness. Feel and enjoy the surround sound system for tv.
  • MULTIPLE INPUT CONNECTIONS AND EASY SETTING UP – Our sound bar for TV is powered with integrated inputs to bring all media in life with amplified audio. It can easily connect with TVs, projectors, computers, Blu-ray players, tablets, PS5, Amplifiers, and more via RCA, AUX, USB (Flash drive only), HDMI ARC and Optical input. A premium 5 ft Optical cable and 5 ft RCA cable are included in the package.
  • SLIM & STRONG SOUND BAR WITH FLEXIBLE MOUNTING – With everything fit inside this powerful sound bar, VMAI engineered the sound bar for TV with a diligent matte-black color surface, 38 inches and almost impossibly thin measuring less than 2.5-inch-high. This sleek and slim single sound bar delivers breathtaking stereo sound with deep bass wherever you place it. Comfortably sit in front of your tv or mount the sound bar on the wall for elegant home-theatre setup with mounting bracket included.
  • BLUETOOTH 5.0 & DSP THE MOST STABLE TRANSMISSION - Our latest sound bar adopts Bluetooth 5.0 & DSP technology to ensure the faster transmission speeds and stable connectivity up to 50 ft with low consumption. LIFETIME SUPPORT WARRANTY. Every VMAI sound bar will go through a strict quality test process before sending out. For any problem, you can contact us via Amazon; then, we will solve all of your problems in 24 hours!

Sound Bars for TV, 2 in 1 Home Theater Surround Sound System soundbar Speaker with 4 Driver Speakers,Remote Control,Wall Mountable,Optical/RCA/AUX/USB/Micro SD Connection

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  • [Combinable Tv Speaker]: 2 tower-shaped soundbars can be combined and placed in front of the TV, or they can be combined with the stand and placed on both sides of the TV. Connect the yellow coaxial audio cable to make sound at the same time and enjoy a better dual stereo effect.
  • [Optical Fiber Connection]: Easy to install, out of the box, without any complexity, and comes with all the connecting cables you may need, even optical cables to improve sound quality. tv sound bar also supports USB, and micro SD card connection. After turning off the TV, connect the phone to play your favorite music.
  • [Better Sound Effect]: Surround sound home theater system for tv with four 2-inch 10W full-band high-quality speakers, 80dB sound pressure level and powerful 2.0 channels, enjoy the clarity and Dynamic sound surrounds the entire space.
  • [Remote Control]: 2.0 speaker for tv provide remote control, you can comfortably lie on the sofa to switch songs, increase or decrease the volume, switch AUX modes. (There is no battery, need to be purchased separately)
  • [Home Entertainment Project]: Provide high-quality viewing experience, sound quality and volume are very suitable for watching movies, news, MV, sports events, concerts, playing video games and other home entertainment projects.

Acoustic Audio by Goldwood 2.1 Bluetooth Speaker System 2.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System, Black (AA2103)

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  • BLUETOOTH 2.1 MULTIMEDIA SPEAKER SYSTEM - Stream music from your phone to the built in Bluetooth receiver, integrated power amp with 200 watts system power, rear sub bass control knob
  • EASY PLUG AND PLAY CONNECTIONS - Standard RCA stereo inputs connect to most audio sources, stereo RCA AUX inputs, front panel controls, USB drive input and SD card input, full function remote
  • HIGHEST QUALITY - Powered subwoofer speaker is 8.5" x 4.75" x 7", 50Hz-20 kHz, 2 wired satellite speakers are 5.125" x 3.625" x 3.125" each, satellite speakers have 6' single RCA cables
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Standard US 110V grounded wall plug, any audio device with a standard 3.5mm headphone or RCA stereo audio outputs. Use for TV or home entertainment, laptop or PC, DVD or MP3 player, gaming
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX - Acoustic Audio by Goldwood AA2103 powered subwoofer speaker, 2 passive wired satellite speakers, full function remote, 3.5mm to RCA cable, instruction manual

Acoustic Audio AA5102 Bluetooth Powered 5.1 Speaker System Home Theater Surround, Black (AA5102)

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  • Acoustic Audio 5102 Bluetooth powered 5.1 multimedia home theater speaker system, 800 watts system power, 40Hz-20 kHz frequency response, built in Bluetooth receiver, 5 discrete independent channel inputs and outputs, integrated audio amplifier
  • Enhanced bass boost design, front panel controls, illuminated display, bass, treble and main volume controls, stereo auxiliary input, pro surround function, USB/SD card reader, plug and play connections, computerized enclosure design, magnetically shielded speakers
  • Subwoofer speaker is 5.5" x 10.75" x 11", ported for fuller bass, 5 full range satellite speakers are 3.5" x 3.25" x 5.25" each, satellite speakers are mountable with included hardware, 2 fronts and center satellite speakers have a 6' single RCA cable, 2 rear speakers have 12' single RCA cables
  • 3.5mm to RCA wire included, 3 RCA to RCA jack cables included, remote control and full instructions included, 110V required power supply, designed and engineered in the USA
  • Use for home entertainment system, laptop or PC, DVD player, gaming, MP3 player, cell phone, tablet or any other device with a 3.5mm headphone output or RCA audio output. Search AA5102D for this model with Smart TV Digital Optical Input.

2.1 Channel 100Watt Sound bar, Bestisan Soundbar with Built in Subwoofer Bluetooth 5.1 Surround Sound Systems (32Inches, DSP, Touch Remote Control, Bass Adjustable)

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  • 2.1 channel 100watt: Built in 2 subwoofers and 2 full-range speakers, the max goes up to 100watt.
  • Button and Remote: Simple and convenient button, infrared remote control, the speaker is responsive, allowing you to easily control this sound bar.
  • Bluetooth 5.1 advantage: 4 times signal range; 2 times connection speed; 8 times data transmission.
  • 3D surround sound: The sound field is wide and the left and right displacement of the sound is extremely precise and clear. This makes the flat TV sound stereo.
  • Sleek Premium Design & Lightweight Finish: This simple and stylish design can be integrated into a variety of home decoration styles and is the best partner for your TV.

Sound Bars for TV with Subwoofer Deep Bass Soundbar 2.1 CH Home Audio Surround Sound Speaker System with Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 for PC Gaming with Wired Opt/Aux/Coax Connection Mountable 29-Inch

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  • Sound Bar with Subwoofer Upgrade Your Home Theater Audio Experience: Powerful full-range drivers (total 70-watt output) deliver a more realistic, richer sound from a compact soundbar with deep bass. Sound Bar is a perfect TV speaker that optimizes sound clarity and creates incredible room-filling virtual surround sound.
  • Deep Rich Bass: Feel the action and the beat of the music with the rich bass from a subwoofer. Sound Bar, Ideal Soundbar for TV, PC, Gaming, Computer, Projector, Televisions, Surround Sound Systems, Music Players, Smartphones or Tablets, Monitor, Flat Screen, Smart TVs. Sound Bar works well with all TVs sizes.
  • 3 Sound Modes via Remote Control: This compact TV speaker comes with 3 equalizer modes: Music, Movie, and News modes. Use the remote control to select your favorite specialized mode for providing you with a wide range of stereo effects throughout the room so you can enjoy cinematic surround sound in your home.
  • Wireless or Wired Connection, Easy Setup: Sound bar can be connected to most types of your devices via Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 connection, Optical, AUX(3.5mm), RCA, or Coaxial connection, Easily connect to your home theater, Smart TV, PC, phone, projector, DVDs, laptop, desktop, tablets, pad, and more. If your TV or other source devices only has a 3.5mm headphone socket, use the 3.5mm to RCA audio cable to connect the soundbar to your TV or other source devices.
  • What You Get: TV Sound bar, Subwoofer, Remote Control, Power Adaptor, Optical Cable, RCA Audio Cable, 3.5mm to RCA Cable, User Manual, and Wall Mount Kit. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us immediately.

2.1 CH Sound Bars for TV with Built-in Subwoofer 60W Opt/Aux/BT/USB/TF Connection TV Speaker Surround Sound Home Theater System for TV/Switch/PC/Xbox/DVD Player/Projector

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  • 2.1ch Compact, Space Saving Soundbar--Designed to match your home. Why can't a soundbar look as good as it sounds? The compact one-bar design with built-in subwoofer matches your small space perfectly. With the subwoofer built-in, there's no need for another box and extra cables around your room.
  • Easy set up TV Speaker--Connecting to your TV has never been easier. With Optical Out/3.5mm Headphone Out, one cable gives an easy connection for all your TV audio. You can control both with it's remote or button, connect wirelessly to the latest Smart TV with Bluetooth function. Perfect pairing and simple connectivity with your TV.
  • Deep bass with built-in subwoofer--A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while, two high-mid range speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too.
  • Deep, laud, and bold Surround Sound System--Get immersed in the crystal-clear highs yet powerful sound at volumes belying its size! BT101 is tuned to deliver crisp, powerful sound with two custom-tuned high-mid range drivers and one big bass. It also houses an oversized diaphragm that reproduces impressive bass with a subwoofer. This is the one audio enhancement you never knew you needed for your movies, music, and even games.
  • USB and Bluetooth connections for Home Audio music playback--Connect to play all your music. Plug in via USB to play back your favourite albums or stream wirelessly over Bluetooth technology.


Where should you place your surround speakers?

Whether you’re utilizing a 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 system, the best location for your surround sound speakers will be determined by the size of your space. Regardless of the number of speakers you use, there are a few guidelines to remember. You should strive to put your speakers equidistant from each other with surround speakers situated in the corners of your listening area. You should also aim to keep your speakers clear of impediments and away from alcoves, and if you can securely install them on a wall, the better.

Will the distance of your speakers from the receiver affect sound quality?

If at all feasible, try to keep the wire connecting your speakers to your receiver as short as possible for the best sound quality. However, if your speakers are more than 25 feet away from your receiver, you’ll notice a noticeable difference in sound quality. If your speakers are more than 25 feet away from the receiver, you may want to use a 12-gauge cable instead of the standard 14-gauge cable.

How many subwoofers do you need?

The number of subwoofers you need may vary depending on the size of your space, but having more subwoofers gives you higher bass quality and more options for where to put them for best sound quality. However, in a compact listening space, it may be unnecessary to use more than one subwoofer.

What is the best cheap surround sound system in 2022?

There isn’t a single way to answer this question since it is dependent on so many variables. The first step is to establish a budget. The number of plausible selections rises exponentially as your limit climbs. You can get a couple fairly nice inexpensive surround sound systems around $500. You can even find an entire HTiB (speakers + AV receiver) for that type of money. The number of outstanding possibilities is substantially lower when the budget is $200 or $100. If you’re on a budget, you’ll find something on our list of the 8 best affordable surround sound systems in 2021. So, our recommendation is to go through our reviews as you scroll up.

What is the best surround sound system under $100?

If we would had to select one one, it would probably be the Polk Audio’s T series, but that’s not the only amazing option. You should also check out Harman Kardon HKTS 16BQ, Fluance SXHTBWH, Klipsch Black Reference, or Fluance Elite Series SX50WC.

Are surround sound systems worth it?

If you like going to the movies, you’ll understand how important surround sound is. If you are content with your TV speakers but simply need them to be somewhat louder, adding a soundbar or a set of bookshelf speakers might be a better (or at least more cost-efficient) option for you.

Is 5.1 better than 2.1?

Again, if you are a movie aficionado, there’s no question here – a 5.1 system is a superior alternative. Compared to a 2.1 system, 5.1 system contains a dedicated center channel and two surround speakers. The center channel is responsible for most of the dialogs in movies, which implies that you receive higher dialog clarity with a 5.1 system. Two surround channels will broaden the soundstage and add another level to the sound making the movie-watching experience more immersive, more life-like.

Which one is better – soundbar or a home theater system?

Purchasing a soundbar is an option if you’re looking for more volume. A home theater system is your only choice if you want to duplicate the cinematic experience at home.

How many speakers do you need for surround sound?

The basic minimum for genuine surround sound is a 5.1 speaker setup (5 speakers + 1 subwoofer). There’s a handful of soundbar/subwoofer combinations that include up-firing and side-firing speakers that can approximate surround sound but their performance is virtually never on par with full home theater systems with dedicated speakers for each channel.

What is the best affordable surround sound system?

For the money, the Monoprice 133831 is a great deal. The Monoprice 108247 is a good option if your budget is less than $100. If you’ve roughly $250 to spend, the Logitech Z506 is fantastic value, but if you can go all the way up to $500, the Onkyo HT-S3900 is the one to go for.

Is 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound better?

Here’s a side-by-by comparison of the two. If you’re on a tight budget, your best bet is 5.1. It’s rare to find a quality 7.1 system under $500 and a 5.1 configuration for the same price is likely to really sound better.

What is the best home theater system for the money?

Cheap home entertainment systems are the focus of this essay. The best home theater speakers and the best 7.1 surround sound systems may be found here if you decide after reading this article that you’d want to spend a little more money.

Is there a completely wireless surround sound system?

There are totally wireless systems available for less than $100, which I highly suggest. The Polk Audio Signa S2 is primarily wireless. The amazing Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System is a great option for a wireless system.

Are soundbars as good as surround sound?

If you’re talking about affordable installations, then frequently soundbars may be as excellent as their corresponding 5.1 surround sound systems. The Vizio V51-H6 36-inch is a fantastic example.

What Is a Home Theater System?

Have you observed a recent increase in the number of individuals installing smart home technology in their residences? Well, a home entertainment system is somewhere along that path.
The key to recreating a traditional home theater in your own home is to get the necessary equipment. This contains a high-resolution TV to simulate the sights of the big screen. But more crucially, it’s complemented with surround sound systems. These are constructed of several speakers that create sound in different directions.
The home theater industry is predicted to rise by $2.87 billion by 2024, according to this analysis. All the more incentive to get your hands on the best home entertainment system!

What Are the Different Surround Sound Formats?

Speakers don’t simply suddenly give you that surround experience without the correct soundtrack formats, or what we term ‘codecs’.
So here are the most prevalent and industry-standard soundtracks:

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is a true blessing for audiophiles everywhere. It’s an object-based surround sound format that disperses the sound in all directions from a central point. As a consequence, you experience the same audio world as what you’re seeing on your screen.
Some home theater speakers already support Dolby Atmos, but for those that don’t, an Atmos-capable A/V receiver is required.

Dolby TrueHD

It’s the next best thing to Atmos. It’s a lossless format, which means the audio quality from the primary source is kept during playing. No element is pulled away from the original recording. As a result, whether you watch a movie or listen to music, you hear what the artists intended for the audience to hear. An A/V receiver can readily decode Dolby TrueHD signals, but alternatively, you may utilize a Blu-Ray disc player for decoding.

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital Plus is available in most home audio systems and receivers. They can swiftly decode this format with the use of HDMI connections. It’s less compressed, has a wider dynamic range, and sounds more natural. This soundtrack is often supported by mobile connection such as phones, tablets, PCs, etc.


DTS is the direct rival of Dolby Digital. In contrast to the latter’s object-based surround sound, DTS aims for a multi-dimensional surround. It has a greater bit rate and provides better audio quality since it is less compressed. It’s the more reachable format, though, as it can run on a normal 5.1 system. Its upgraded variant, the DTS:X, can operate on ordinary 7.1 surround sound speaker systems without the need for additional speakers.

DTS-HD Master Audio

Among other DTS soundtracks, the DTS-HD Master Audio provides a stronger response for low and high frequencies and a far larger dynamic range. A home theater receiver or HD Blu-ray player can decode this format.
Keep in mind that the best home theater systems may be simply identified by the sound formats they offer!

What is the best 5.1 home theater system?

The T-Series from Polk Audio is the best 5.1 surround sound system on the market by far. If you’re searching for a wireless surround sound system, consider the VIZIO Smartcast or the Enclave Audio CineHome HD.

How many speakers do you need for Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos home cinema systems typically use four surround speakers as their default configuration. Having this many speakers will make the positioning of sounds more exact, and you’ll hear more precise, lifelike noises when an item passes above.

Which brand is the best home theater systems?

The best home theater systems are the Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra 9.2.4, Polk Audio 5.1 Channel Home Theater System, Polk Audio 5.1 Channel Home Theater System, and the VIZIO – SmartCast 5.1 Channel Sound Bar System. The first is a wise financial decision, whereas the second is more cost-effective.

Bottom Line

Having a hard time listening to music, playing games, or viewing videos because your TV’s speakers are so low-quality? Fortunately, there are several surround sound systems available for less than $100 that can significantly enhance your viewing pleasure.

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