Are Cheap Soundbars Worth it? [2023 UPDATED]

In case you are short on budget, and looking to buy new soundbar, then this guide is for you.

In this guide, we have shed light on whether to get a cheap soundbar or not. In this way, you can make a more mindful decision, and get a soundbar accordingly.

That being said, let’s jump right into the details, and check out the matter.

Are Cheap Soundbars Worth Getting?

Well according to Soundbar MAG, the cheapest soundbars available in the market are worth at least 100 bucks, and the sound produced by them is good enough to be heard in a small to medium-sized room.

Whether you should get an entry-level (cheap) soundbar depends upon many factors, and the end choice is influenced by all of these factors.

Firstly, you need to determine your user case, as to whether you are upgrading from native TV speakers to a cheap soundbar or you are downshifting from a home theatre system to the 100 USD soundbar.

According to Soundbarmag testing if you are previously using TV speakers to get the sound, then using the cheap soundbar would result in much better sound.

On the other hand, if you are already using many more expensive soundbars, then it would be a steep downgrade in the quality.

Despite the fact, you would get improved vocals on the cheap soundbar as compared to the TV speakers, it would lack the bass and other instruments that make the sound worth enjoying on the soundbar.

Summing it up, getting a cheap soundbar is worth it if you are upgrading it from the native TV speakers, and on the hand, if you are already using a much more expensive soundbar, then the sound quality would be horrible and it is not recommended to get a cheap soundbar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can We Get Good Quality Soundbar for Under 100 USD?

You can get an entry-level soundbar in the 100 USD price bracket, which is good enough for improving the sound quality from the native TV speakers, however, if you are planning to enjoy good quality sound from your soundbar, you should expect to spend at least 500 bucks.

Do Cheap Soundbars Produce Good Quality Bass?

No, cheap soundbars do not produce any good-quality bass. Although the bass is way better as compared to the native TV speakers, still, the quality is nowhere near the expensive soundbars that produce the earth-shaking bass. Summing it up, the bass on the cheap soundbars is better than the TV speakers but way lower than the expensive soundbars.

Is it Worth Getting a Cheap Soundbar Over Native TV Speakers?

Yes, it is absolutely worth getting a cheap soundbar over the native TV speakers, as the vocal clarity on the soundbars (even if they are way cheaper) is much better as compared to the native TV speakers.


We repeatedly get asked questions like whether to get cheap quality soundbar or not and what are the pros and cons of getting a cheap quality soundbar.

Thus, we have provided you with this detailed guide, in which we have answered all of your questions regarding whether to get a cheap soundbar or not.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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