Black Friday 2018 sound bar deals: Vizio, Polk, Klipsch, and more, starting at $100 – CNET


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If you’re in the market for a sound bar, whether it’s as a gift or for your living room, you will quickly find you don’t need to spend very much to get something worthwhile. 

From now until Black Friday 2018 there are some great deals on excellent-sounding speakers. Whether you want to spend $100 (Vizio) or more there’s something here for every budget.

  • Terms of the deal vary, so where possible we’ve listed when and where to get the sale price from each retailer.
  • The deals below are current as of Nov. 16, and include WalmartBest BuyTargetAmazon, and other major retailers. 
  • CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
  • We linked to the current listing at the retailer’s website when one was available, but of course sale pricing won’t be available until the sale begins.

Vizio SB3621n-E $100 (save $50)

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If you’re looking for a sound bar that sounds good for yourself or your loved ones you don’t need to spend much. The SB3621n-E is a CNET Editor’s Choice and from 11/16 – 11/26 it’s less than a hundred bucks. Crazy recommendable at this price.

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Vizio SB36512-F $300 (save $200)

It’s only just arrived in stores but Vizio’s first Atmos sound bar will be on sale for Black Friday. At $300 (Costco/Sam’s Club)/$350 (Best Buy/Walmart/Target) it’s the cheapest you’re going to see a sound bar like this for a very long time.

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Klipsch R-10B $280 (save $220)

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The Klipsch R-10B debuted back in 2014 and while we fell in love with the sound — it beat out our sentimental favorite, the Pioneer SP-SB23W — we didn’t love the $600 price tag. Now, the Klipsch is on sale for half price and is $100 cheaper than the Pioneer, making it very recommendable.

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Samsung HW-N650 $280 (save $220)

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Flutes, and gaming. Two things that don’t necessarily go together, unless you’re talking about the Samsung HW-N650 sound bar. This gamer-friendly speaker features a series of a holes across the top to make left-right panning more seamless. We haven’t tested the Samsung but it’s roughly half-price right now at $280 and it includes HDMI connectivity and a subwoofer.

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Polk Command Bar $200 (save $100)

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If you’re looking to something that’s truly up-to-date then the $299 Polk Command Bar offers both HDMI and Alexa voice control. The sound bar is available for $100 off from now until 11/26. The Polk’s excellent sonic performance — especially compared to the similarly-smart Sonos Beam — only sweetens the deal.

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Polk Signa S2 $150 (save $50)


The Polk Signa S2 updates one of our favorite budget bars with HDMI capability, and it will available on sale for Black Friday (11/5-11/26) at $50 off ($149).

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Sonos Beam $350 (save $50)

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If you want or already have a Sonos system and want to add a sound bar this is the one to get, not the best sounding but the best value. It adds HDMI connection and an easy setup, plus Alexa. Usually $400 it’s on sale for $50 off.

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Q Acoustics M4 $300 (save $40)

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If you want to keep things simple the Q Acoustics Media 4 offers excellent sound quality and an elegant look. It’s $40 off at Amazon for Black Friday.

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LG SK4D $120 (save $160)

We haven’t reviewed the LG SK4D, but the company is fairly consistent when it comes to sound bars. $120 for sound bar with a wireless sub? Sounds like a good deal.

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