Some of the top-rated surround sound bars as of 2015 include the Yamaha YAS-203, the Pioneer SP-SB03 Speaker Base, the Definitive Technology W Studio and the Sony HT-XT1 according to CNet. Tom's Guide recommends the MartinLogan Motion Vision for music and the Razer Leviathan for gamers.
The Yamaha YAS-203 is small and budget-priced, but it provides a large sound. It is also very affordable considering the dynamics it brings to a listening experience. The Pioneer SP-SB03 Speaker Base and Sony HT-XT1 are also very affordable for the amount of sound they deliver. The Definitive Technology W Studio is considerably more expensive than the other top-rated surround sound bars, but it delivers a sleek, sophisticated and streamlined look and has a solid feature set.
The MartinLogan Motion Vision sound bar is 40 inches long. The folded motion tweeters produce clear highs, while the bass ports in the back give low notes massive sound. Users can also add an extra subwoofer for extra bass. It contains one analog input, two optical inputs and can receive commands from most universal remote controls. The Razer Leviathan is perfect for enhancing dialog in games and is compact enough to fit in any room in the house.