Price: $330

Availability: Spring

The outlook:
Vizio's 5.1 sound bar doesn't do virtual surround because it doesn't have to -- it sports wireless rear speakers for a true surround sound experience. The S4251W also has Bluetooth and a neat remote with a built-in display, plus the system sounded pretty darn good when I heard it at CES 2013. And at $330, it's not priced much higher than other budget sound bars.

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