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The Sonos PlayBar is without a doubt one of the best home audio products on the planet in the under-$1,000 price range. It packs so much tech and such great sound into a single package, elevating your TV and completely transforming your home entertainment experience as well. Still, $700 is a whole lot of money to spend on a speaker system, so folks on a budget might want to check out a few alternatives. We recommend the Sony HT-XT2 2.1 Channel Sound Base, which offers a similar form factor and delivers fantastic Sony sound at a price point that’s less than one-third of what you’ll pay for the PlayBase.

Here’s some more info from the product page:

  • One-piece speaker with built-in subwoofer that fits nicely under your TV, Play music wirelessly via Bluetooth Control easily with SongPal app.
  • Easily add wireless surround sound speakers, Enjoy wireless multi-room listening, Control your TV and sound bar with a single remote via HDMI ARC connection
  • Google Cast ready for easy streaming of your favorite music apps, Music playback via USB. Chromecast built-in and spotify compatible for more music accessibility

Sony HT-XT2 2.1 Channel Sound Base with Wifi and Bluetooth Price: Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now


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