'Greatest thing since sliced bread': This top-rated soundbar is marked down to $49 at Amazon

Rudie Obias
·3-min read

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Listen closely: This soundbar is on sale for only $49. (Photo: Amazon)
Movie night is about to get way better. (Photo: Amazon)

Pop some popcorn, buckle in and take your movie-watching experience to the next level with a soundbar. Yes, this simple add-on brings epic audio, booming bass and high-quality sound to your TV.

One we love is the TCL Alto 3 2.0 Channel Home Theater Soundbar, and right now, it’s on sale for just $49, or $11 off at Amazon. That's a nearly 20 percent savings on this super popular soundbar. In fact, it's so popular that it has earned a flawless five-star rating from more than 1,500 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Your own personal theater

With clearer dialogue, heart-thumping bass and 40 watts of power, the TCL Alto 3 2.0 Channel Home Theater Soundbar makes you feel like you're at a movie theater. When you compare the audio to the 10-watt speakers on your TV, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a soundbar.

Amazon reviewers are thrilled with the clarity of the TCL Alto and say they prefer it to other wallet-friendly competitors.

"Ordered this small but high-quality soundbar to augment my backyard patio theater," shared a five-star reviewer. "It took literally two minutes to get it up running. I immediately noticed that it is of better quality than the Vizio soundbar."

Setup is, indeed, simple. Just take it out of the box, plug it into one of your TV’s HDMI ports, and it’s good to go. No complex audio or picture calibration required. Just plug and play, baby! 

"Greatest thing since sliced bread. You can't go wrong. Easy to install and we can hear things again," added another five-star reviewer.

Anything but an eyesore. (Photo: Amazon)
Anything but an eyesore. (Photo: Amazon)

Three 'specialized sound' modes

The TCL Alto even comes with three specialized sound modes (music, movies and TV) to improve whatever you’re enjoying. Just press a button on the remote (included) to automatically adjust audio levels without tinkering with settings. These modes will boost music, bring out background effects and enhance dialogue overall. No more cranking up the volume or turning on subtitles just to understand what folks are saying.

More awesome news: It has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can sync your smartphone or tablet. That means your favorite music and podcasts will have the same kind of audio power as movies and TV shows. "Just can't beat this soundbar," raved another Amazon shopper. "It will add a boost to your TV sound. The Bluetooth option allows you to play music from your phone and computer. Use the optical cable to connect to your TV; it will give you the best sound."

The TCL Alto 3 Home Theater Soundbar makes it possible to really enjoy movies from the comfort of your couch. Some reviewers pointed out how it improved their gaming experience too.

"I bought this to use with my gaming PC, so if I'm watching a movie or something, I don't need my headphones on," said a satisfied shopper

Sleek and understated, it blends seamlessly into your living room (or any room for that matter). And at a sale price of $49 (was $60), it's just such a steal! 

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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