14 Best soundbar for projector 2023 [Wireless, Budget, Outdoor]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 15, 2023

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Are you looking for the best soundbar for projector? Then in this article. I will help you in finding the soundbar for the projector you need.

No matter where you are going to use the soundbar. Inside the home or outside. In the living room, bedroom, and home theatre.

There is a choice for everyone. In the budget lower tier to higher tier.

Those soundbars are:-

  1. Sonos Arc (Deep/Extra Bass)
  2. Samsung HW-N850 (Slap bass & Outdoor)
  3. Bose Smart Sound bar 900 (Glossy finish)
  4. Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4 (Game, Music and Movie)
  5. SAMSUNG 3.1.2ch Q700A (Dolby Atmos and DTS X)
  6. Klipsch Cinema 600 (Under 600$)
  7. Bose Smart Sound bar 300 (Voice assistant)
  8. JBL Bar 2.1 – Channel Sound bar (Heavy bass)
  9. VIZIO Sound Bar – SB2920-C6 (Under 400$)
  10. SAMSUNG 5.0ch S60A (Dolby and DTS)
  11. Sony HT-S350 Sound bar (Deep punchy bass)
  12. LG SL5Y 2.1 Sound bar (Small media room)
  13. Polk Audio Signa S2 (Under 200$)
  14. PHEANOO – Sound bar – D2 (Budget)

Review of best selling soundbar for the projector.

Now, you know what you expect from your soundbar. And how you can connect your soundbar to the projector.

So let’s know about every soundbar in our list one by one.

Sonos Arc (Deep/Extra Bass)

Sonos Arc.
Image By B The Installer.

Key Features.

  • Dolby Atmos: Yes.
  • Voice Control: Amazon Alexa
  • Connectivity: HDMI ARC

Sonos Arc (Amazon Link) is a standalone soundbar. Which comes with eleven internal speakers, one center channel, and two woofers.

This soundbar is a complete package. In itself. It will provide you with the complete. Dolby Atmos surround sound.

This soundbar design is very slim. If you want something like that for the home theater or living room. It can give you a great feeling of cinema. In your comfort.

Your money will not waste. You will give a complete cinematic experience at home. Without any extra subwoofers. 

This soundbar woofers are great. They have great deep bass. But if you want more.

Then you can buy these two by Sonos Sonos One SL or Sonos Sub (Gen 3) (Amazon Link).

These two will full fill your deep bass hunger. And push home extra sound circular motion.

If you’re buying the soundbar for a big room. Then I will highly suggest you buy the extra bass equipment by Sonos.

That I suggested.

Using the app you can connect your app with the sound bar and play music.


  • Great Design.
  • Standalone.
  • Dolby Atmos.
  • Great experience while watching the movie.


  • It has only HDMI ARC.

Samsung HW-N850 (Slap bass & Outdoor)

Samsung HW-N850 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos
Image By totallydubbedHD.

Key Features.

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, HDMI, Wifi
  • Channel: 5.1.2
  • Voice Control: Alexa
  • Sound Technology: Dolby, DTSx

Samsung HW-N850 (Amazon Link) soundbar is perfect for you if you have a big budget. Because this soundbar is made by the best. Samsung and Harman Kardon.

Both have done a beautiful job on this soundbar. In this soundbar. In the center. You will get the power button, source button, and volume up and down button.

And in the right-hand sound. You will get the led flash. Which tells you the status of the soundbar.

Which source and speakers are used in this soundbar? You connect this soundbar to the projector

Also, this soundbar is capable of connecting with the wifi. Now let’s talk about the sound quality of this soundbar.

This soundbar will provide you with slap bass. When you listen to music, watch movies and shows.

This soundbar is great for outdoor garden parties. And also if you have a big living room.

In short, you can consider buying this projector. If you have a big room. Or going to use the soundbar in an open area.

For the connectivity. You have three options: Bluetoothwifi and HDMI.


  • Slap bass.
  • Perfect for the big space.
  • Various connectivity options are available.


  • Price tag.

New Bose Smart Soundbar 900 (Glossy finish)

New Bose Smart Soundbar 900 Dolby Atmos with Alexa Built-In
Image by RTINGS com YouTube Channel.

Key Features.

  • Sound Technology: Dolby Atmos & Audio
  • Voice Control: Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, HDMI, Optical

Bose Smart Sound bar 900 Dolby (Amazon Link) is the premium soundbar by the boss. That comes with the Dolby audio and the atmos.

This projector comes with a flat glossy finish. When you put your finger on that. 

Fingerprints will be left on the glossy finish. And there is a high chance that dust will accumulate on the glossy finish.

You have to clean that regularly. With the microfiber cloth. If you will use the soundbar in a dusty place.

And on the side of the Bose soundbar 900. You will get a premium metal grill.

Let’s talk about the sound. When you just use the soundbar from just out of the box. 

It sounds good. But not wide. To get a wide sound quality. You have to optimize the soundbar.

For that, you have to use the headband that comes with the soundbar. And use the bose app

Using the app. You can optimize the soundbar speakers. To get enhanced sound.

The sound quality of the sound from the soundbar is phenomenal. You can hear rain droplets individually.

And with wide sound coverage movies are. You can hear every action movement from the soundbar.

To connect with the projector you can use an optical cable or HDMI. If your projector has an HDMI arc.

And for the wireless connection Bluetooth is available.


  • Wide range audio.
  • Various audio inputs.
  • Wireless.
  • Voice control.
  • Support app.


  • Youtube audio output is not supported. While writing this article.

Nakamichi Shockwave Pro 7.1.4 (Game, Music, and Movie)

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4
Source: Amazon.com

Key Features.

  • Power: 600w
  • Channel: 7.1.4
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Digital Coax, Digital Optical, Bluetooth, USB.
  • Sound Technology: Dolby Atmos/DTS-X

This soundbar comes with one subwoofer and two surround sound speakers.

On both sides of the soundbar, there are upward speakers. And in the surround sound speakers. You will also get upward speakers. As well clean bass.

If you have a flat ceiling in the living room, bedroom, and home theatre room.

Then this soundbar will give you the complete surround sound effect. Because with the flat ceiling it’s Dolby or DTS.

Sound going parallel and hitting the ceiling. And come back where you sit.

Both the soundbar and speakers can do that. Its sound drivers are very powerful.

If you are searching for a high-end soundbar. That you can inside your home. Then I will highly suggest you go with the Nakamichi Shockwave Pro 7.1.4 (Amazon Link). 

To use this with the projector there are various connectivity options. 

I have already mentioned the key features. If it’s audio input, compile it with the projector.

Then it can be a great option for you. One thing I like most about this soundbar.

The remote that comes with this soundbar. That remote is a complete package of the setting.

You don’t need to look at the small display to switch between the soundbar settings.

Because you can easily move between the various settings. By just using the button on the remote.

Like you can easily change the audio format between the game, music, and movie.

As well you can set sound strength according to your room size for small, medium, and large

And many settings are available in this soundbar gigantic remote.


  • Great sound power.
  • Change the audio according to the situation.
  • Perfect for the flat ceiling.
  • Comes with a wireless subwoofer.


  • You may face HDMI refresh.

SAMSUNG 3.1.2ch Q700A (Dolby Atmos and DTS X)

SAMSUNG 3.1.2ch Q700A
Image BY Juan Camacho.

Key Features.

  • Sound Technology: Dolby Atmos/DTSx
  • Audio Channel: 3.1.2
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wifi

This soundbar is made out of plastic and has a metal grill. Which gives SAMSUNG 3.1.2ch Q700A (Amazon Link) a nice look.

In the box, you will get the soundbar and the subwoofer. The subwoofer is made of wood and covered with fabric.

When you plug the soundbar into the power outlet. Also, connect the subwoofer to the power outlet.

When both are powered on they connect automatically.

I have tried the game and the movie on this soundbar. If you care about the Dolby Atmos or DTS X. 

Then this soundbar can be a good option for you. But when it comes to the soundbar bass. Even with the subwoofer.

You may feel weak bass from this sound system. And this is just what I feel about this soundbar.

So for whom, this soundbar is really? If you care about the great bass then no.

And if you care about the Dolby Atmos and DTS X. Then it’s a great option for you.

The only connectivity option is Bluetooth or wifi. But there is a drawback that I would like to highlight.

This projector is natively made for the TV. 


  • Great surround sound experience.
  • And the price is good.
  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Good remote control.


  • A little bit weak bass.
  • Might not work great with the projector.

Klipsch Cinema 600 Sound Bar (Under 600$)

Klipsch Cinema 600 Sound Bar
Image By BRollTechChannel.

Key Features.

  • Channel: 3.1
  • Power: 600w
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth, 3.5 audio cable, and optical cable.

If you love bass. I mean something deep bass from the soundbar. Then here I am going to introduce you to Klipsch Cinema 600 Sound Bar (Amazon Link).

This soundbar comes with its big 10-inch subwoofer. Both the soundbar and the subwoofer. 

Can talk to each other by Bluetooth. Don’t worry this connection won’t be weak.

Because there is 2.4 GHz Bluetooth technology. You can watch movies on the high base. Which will shock you.

And you can also play music in the living room. And enjoy the music. 

While watching a movie. The only thing I miss is Dolby atmos or dtsx.

Rest things like loud sound and in-depth bass are available here. There is no lack of bass. 

If you like great bass while watching movies then it is the perfect soundbar system for you.


  • Great base for movies and music.
  • Strong connection soundbar and subwoofer.
  • Various connectivity options are available.


  • The only things I am missing. That is Dolby atmos.

Bose Smart Soundbar 300 (Voice assistant)

Bose Smart Soundbar 300
Image By Tech Steve.

Key Features.

  • Voice Control: Alexa, Google
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Optical, Bluetooth & Wifi, Airplay 2

Another soundbar from the bose. You can consider buying for your projector.

In this projector, you will get four speakers. Two in the middle and others on the left and right.

For the smart features. In this soundbar. You will get a voice assistant. Using that you can get the latest news.

On the top of the Bose Smart Sound bar 300 (Amazon Link). There is a glossy finish. And on the side of the soundbar. 

You will get metal grills. For gaming and music. This soundbar sounds great. 

There are various connectivity options available for the audio output from the soundbar.

HDMI, Optical for wired connection. And for the wireless Bluetooth and wifi. If you have direct play the music on the soundbar.

Using the airplay 2. Because this soundbar comes with airplay built-in. You can play songs from your iPhone.

And yes using the bose app. You can tune the soundbar and also connect with the Bose headphones

For late-night movies and gaming.


  • Comes with a voice assistant.
  • Best for gaming and music.
  • Various connectivity options are available.


  • Remote control sucks.

JBL Bar 2.1 – Channel Soundbar (Heavy bass)

JBL Bar 2.1 - Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
Source: Amazon.com

Key Features.

  • Power: 300w
  • Connectivity: Analog, Optical, Bluetooth, HDMI & USB

If you are searching for the soundbar. That with the heavy bass. You can use it for movies and music.

This projector has lots of attractive features to offer you.

JBL Bar 2.1 – Channel Sound bar (Amazon Link) comes with a wireless subwoofer. For the deep bass.

And the subwoofer is doing his job. By providing a clear deep bass.

In this soundbar, you will get a great cinematic experience and music too.

While watching a movie you can hear every punch. With clear and loud sounds. As well the deep bass.

Also while listening to this music. The bass is so balanced and the vocals are clear.

And connecting this soundbar to the projector is very easy. You will get various options.

According to your projector output and both devices’ placement.


  • Deep and clear bass.
  • Best for movies and music.
  • Affordable.


  • No voice control.

VIZIO Sound Bar – SB2920-C6 (Under 400$)

VIZIO Sound Bar - SB2920-C6
Image by All About Home Electronics.com YouTube Channel.

Key Features.

  • Sound Technology: DTS
  • Channel: 2.0
  • Connectivity: Digital Co-Axial, Optical Toslink, Sub Out, Analog w/r, Auxiliary, USB

If you want the loud sound. For what you are projecting from the projector. 

Then VIZIO Sound Bar – SB2920-C6 (Amazon Link) could be a great option for you.

This 2.1 channel soundbar. It will provide you with only stereo sound. If you want some deep bass. You have to connect the external subwoofer.

To connect this soundbar with the subwoofer. There is a sub-out port available.

This soundbar is a bit old. So there you will get various connectivity options like connecting with your projector.

This comes with the DTS surround sound. Which is good for low expectations.


  • Build and design.
  • Sound quality.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Compact Size.


  • No-Subwoofer.
  • No HDMI.
  • No Dolby atmos.

SAMSUNG 5.0ch S60A Soundbar (Dolby and DTS)

SAMSUNG 5.0ch S60A Soundbar

Key Features.

  • Voice Control: Alexa.
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Optical, USB, Bluetooth, Airplay
  • Sound Technology: Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1

SAMSUNG 5.0ch S60A Sound Bar is basic. Or I should say medium-range soundbar.

To hear the sound of movies, music, and games. You can go with this soundbar.

This soundbar comes with three speakers and two small subwoofers.

Are enough to provide a clear and loud voice. In the smaller living room. For the surround sound effect.

This comes with the Dolby and DTS. And there is both wired and wireless connectivity option available in the soundbar.

For the wireless connection, there is Bluetooth. And for the apple user. It supports airplay.

If your soundbar and the iPhone are in the same wifi. You can easily play music on the soundbar.

Also using the HDMI and Optical cable. You can make the wired connection between the soundbar and projector.

For the deep bass, you have to use the external subwoofer (Amazon Link).


  • Comes with voice control.
  • Wired and Wireless connections are both available.
  • Dolby and DTS Surround sound.
  • Build Quality is awesome.


  • SmartThings app doesn’t support.

Sony HT-S350 Soundbar (Deep punchy bass)

Sony HT-S350 Soundbar
Image By Audio Advisor.

Key Features.

  • Channel: 2.1
  • Power: 320 w
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth

If you want the soundbar for the projector under 300$. With the deep punchy bass.

The Sony HT-S350 Sound bar (Amazon Link) is great. It comes with a two-speaker driver. 

And its subwoofer has one speaker. For the solid base. In the soundbar, you will get the metal grill and matt black finish.

And also in the subwoofer, you will get the metal grill in front and the matt black finish.

You will get different modes for the music and the movie. While playing games in this soundbar.

You can feel the left and right sounds. Where from enemies are coming.

For movies and casual shows. You will get a loud and clear voice. And for the bass here you have an external subwoofer.

There is a particular button on the remote. By using that you can set your soundbar to automatic.

In this setting, audio output will change according to the content you play on the projector.

For the connection here you will get the HDMI arc and Bluetooth. The soundbar and subwoofer connect automatically.

It has no Dolby or DTS surround sound.


  • Affordable.
  • Punchy and deep bass.
  • Wireless connection.
  • Different audio modes.
  • Good remote.


  • No Dolby or DTS.

LG SL5Y 2.1 Soundbar (Small media room)

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features.

  • Channel: 2.1
  • Sound Technology: DTS Virtual X
  • Total Power: 400w
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Optical, HDMI

If you are searching for a basic and cheap soundbar for your projector. 

That you can use it in your small media room. Then this could be a great option for you. 

In this price range. You will get good sound performance from the LG SL5Y 2.1 Sound bar (Amazon Link).

This soundbar is 2.1 channels. You will get the stereo sound. While watching shows and movies.

For the surround sound while watching cinema. This soundbar uses DTS virtual X.

It enhances your cinematic experience in your small media room.

For the connection, you will get HDMI, Optical and Bluetooth.


  • Very affordable.
  • Produce pretty good sound. In this Price range.
  • It’s easy to install this projector.


  • The subwoofer fades drastically.

Polk Audio Signa S2 Soundbar (Under 200$)

Polk Audio Signa S2 Soundbar
Image By Chanot Maxime.

Key Features.

  • Connectivity: Wireless, HDMI, Optical, 3.5 mm
  • Channel: 2.1

This is something on a budget. You can buy it right now. This soundbar and subwoofer.

Does not feel cheap. Build quality is good for under 200$ soundbar.

I have watched the witcher web series on this subwoofer. It sounds good.

If you are searching for something that can give you a rich, loud sound. Then this soundbar is a great option.

Polk Audio Signa S2 Sound bar (Amazon Link) produces great sound in small and medium-sized rooms.

With the Bluetooth connection. It sounds very sharp. With wire connection like HDMI and Optical cable.

You will get a balanced sound. If you like to volume up the speaking voice of the character.

You can do that by using the remote.


  • Very affordable.
  • Produce rich sound.
  • The build quality is pretty decent.


  • Don’t mean for the bass enthusiast.

PHEANOO – Soundbar – D2 (Budget)

PHEANOO - Soundbar - D2
Image By Candid Tech TV.

Key Features.

  • Channel: 2.1
  • Power: 200w
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, RCA, Auxiliary

This is another budget-range soundbar for the projector. It does get pretty loud.

And for normal size rooms, it could be a great option. I have connected this.

And it has a good loud sound. And also have some good bass. That you can feel.

Which is good while playing games and watching movies. That impresses me a lot.

This is just a budget projector. And it comes with various connections which make it a good option for the projector.

Because all the projector does not have HDMI arc. That helps you to connect the soundbar with the projector.

If you are searching for a budget soundbar for your projector. I will suggest you go with the  PHEANOO – Sound bar – D2 (Amazon Link).


  • The price is good.
  • Produce a pretty good loud sound.
  • Have a good base.
  • Many connectivity options are available.


  • No Dolby and DTS.

Do I need a soundbar with a projector? 

Yes, Because of the projector’s native speakers. Don’t produce that much effective noise. 

Which can provide you with the sound of a cinema hall. So if you want to feel the movie sound properly.

You need an external audio system like a soundbar. 

Are soundbars good for projectors? 

Yes, soundbars are great for a projector. They do not provide sound like the projector native speaker.

By using the soundbar. You can have a real feel of the movie in your home.

How to choose the best soundbar for a projector?

You have the best soundbar list. But Which one is perfect? According to your need or choice.

For that, there is some point you have to think about. Then you will get the optimal soundbar for you.

Performance and Feature

First thing you need to ask yourself. What type of sound output do you need? 

You want the soundbar that produces a loud soundbar. Or you need a special sound effect. Like Dolby Atmos or DTS X. Or bass.

For the just shake of loud volume. You can go with a good under 200$ soundbar

For the Dolby atmos. I will suggest you go with a higher-end soundbar like Bose and Sonos.

For the bass. Notice the bass quality in the soundbar description. You may need an external subwoofer.

And for the surround sound. Your soundbar should have surround sound capability or not.

Powered and Passive

Passive soundbars needs an amplifier. This type of soundbar is use especially in the home theatre.

Some of soundbar has in-built left and right speakers. Which makes your setup look clean.

This type of soundbar connects with the receiver. Because they need amplification.

A powered soundbar doesn’t need. Amplification. You can just plug in the power source and connect with the audio source.


Most important thing. How you will connect your soundbar with the projector. For audio output.

Using the HDMI ARC port you can connect with the projector. It will give you the highest quality audio output from the soundbar like Dolby atmos.

And also you can use the Optical audio cable, Auxiliary, AUX to RCA and Bluetooth or Wifi.

If your projector doesn’t have HDMI ARC. Then you can use this 4K Arcana 18GBPS (Amazon Link).

For detailed knowledge on the connection between projector and soundbar. 

You can read our article on the soundbar to the projector

While choosing the soundbar. Make sure your projector audio output port. And soundbar audio input port match.

Conclusion: Soundbar for Projector.

So, these are some good recommendations for soundbars. That you can use with your projector.

In this list of best soundbar for a projector. You will get every budget sound bar.

With various features like Dolby, deep bass, dts and voice control etc.

Which makes the soundbar easier to use and gives the cinematic experience at home.

I hope you get that. What you want.

See you next time…

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Nitish Lakra is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. He has written for numerous publications on a variety of topics including home theatre and projector. Nitish is passionate about educating and informing readers through his writing and strives to provide accurate and engaging content. When he's not writing, Nitish is enjoying the pc games, movies or cooking. My YouTube: @nitishlakra My Instagram: @nitish__lakra


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