Best Soundbar with Wireless Rear Speakers

31 October, 2022 by Admin

Choosing the best soundbar with wireless rear speakers is easy if you know what to look for. Number of channels of a sound system is an important specs and so is the SPL. For large rooms, you can choose the Sonos ARC with rear speakers. Vizio on the other hand can get quite loud. In case you want to place the bar under the TV, make sure the soundbar doesn’t look too small in front of the TV.

Placing rear speakers on speakers stands is the best choice. If you don’t want to spend extra, you can wall mount them with included brackets. The benefits of having a soundbar with wireless rear speakers is that you will get a clean look without several wires running throughout the room. A subwoofer is a must have if you can afford it.

Or at least make sure the bar supports one so that it is futureproof. Sony HT-A7000 with SA-RS3S is one of the best versatile soundbar with wireless rear speakers as it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, and Airplay. On the other hand, you can choose Polk Magnifi SR is you need only Chromecast, and Sonos Arc for Wi-Fi and Airplay.

Details Review of Soundbar with Wireless Rear Speakers:

This section reviews some of the best soundbar with wireless rear speakers.

Vizio M512a-H6 Review:

7.98 Mixed Usages
8.3 SOUND QUALITY
8.3 BASS ACCURACY :
8.4 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
7.4 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7.5 BUILD QUALITY :

Vizio M512a-H6 is a 5.1.2 soundbar that comes with rear speakers and a sub. It has powerful surrounds and can produce immersive room-filling sound. The bar can get quite loud to fill up large spaces. It has several EQ presets, you can also change the bass and treble level. For a more powerful bar, you can check the Samsung HW-Q930B.

Our Verdict

Vizio M512a-H6 is a reasonably price soundbar. Upward firing drivers and Dolby Atmos create powerful overhead effects. Center channel delivers clear and accurate vocals making it one of the best soundbars for movies. Low ends are deep and packs a punch. The bar can handle music quite well. Basic ports like HDMI, USB, optical and 3.5mm in are available. It has impressive performance and can create impactful sound.

PROS
  • Powerful surrounds
  • Remote with LCD display
  • Bluetooth
  • Satellites included
  • Powerful sound
CONS
  • No room calibration option
Where to Buy

Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 5.1.2 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Out 1 (shared)
Full HDMI In 1
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) 1
RCA Ports No
USB Port 1 USB Port
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) audio seems to be coming from a more accurate pinpoint location
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated rear channel (7.1 channel) but surround content produced by side-firing speakers on the bar is quite impressive and sounds seem to be coming from above you, behind you and on the sides.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (48 ms) and Optical (65 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-26 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS Yes
DTS: X Yes
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) Yes
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) Yes
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) Yes

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : Yes
DTS:X : Yes
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS : Yes
Dolby TrueHD : Yes
DTS-HD MA : Yes
5.1 PCM Yes

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : 2.68
Midrange Size & Types:
Woofer Size & Type : 6"
Subwoofer Driver 6-inch driver

Build Material

Enclosure Ported
Finish The bar is made of plastic, which feels solid and durable and there's a metal grille on the top middle of the bar to protect the up-firing speakers. The sub is mostly made of melamine with a plastic top.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 40.0" (101.7 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.7" (6.9 cm)
Soundbar Depth 4.1" (10.4 cm)
Subwoofer Width 8.3" (21.2 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 11.7" (29.7 cm)

Technical Specs:

  • System Frequency Response 45Hz - 20kHz
  • Soundbar dimension: 40.00" x 2.68" x 4.07"
  • Satellite dimension: 5.71" x 2.24" x 3.54"
  • 6” subwoofer

Product Uniqueness:

Vizio M512a-H6 supports DTS:X, Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual: X. These will result in height-effects, room filling immersive sound with only a soundbar and rear speakers. This soundbar with wireless rear speakers is affordable as well.

Review:

This vizio soundbar with wireless satellite speakers has a soundbar has dedicated upward-firing speakers that emit sound up to the ceiling. This helps to achieve true Dolby Atmos sound. Sound is reflected and with the help of Dolby Atmos, movie or gaming effects become prominent. Each speaker in the system, Left, right and center, has separate woofer and tweeter as a result it can deliver high fidelity sound.

Build quality is rigid and strong. The front part of the soundbar is made of plastic and the top is made from perforated plastic.

Sound enhancement methods like DTS TruVolume, Dolby Volume, etc will deliver cinematic 3D sound experience. It is one of the best 5.1 soundbar with wireless rear speakers that you can use for any type of content. Along with wireless satellite speakers, it has wireless subwoofer. The compact sub can fit into any space. It can get as low as 45Hz resulting in articulate bass.

This soundbar with wireless satellite speakers and wireless subwoofer comes with backlit remote. Unlike other soundbar remotes, this one also has LCD display. This will help you understand the option you are choosing. It has several presets, and the following listening modes are available: Listening Modes Movie, Music, Game, Direct.

Along with HDMI, it has optical, USB, 3.5mm analog. You can connect your preferable voice assistant to talk to the soundbar. It will lower the audio volume so that you can hear the voice assistant reply easily. For wireless streaming, it supports Bluetooth 5.0, so streaming from Pandora, Spotify, etc is much easier. It doesn’t support Wi-Fi or Chromecast.

The soundbar is best for overall use. Its neutral and balanced profile (Direct mode) help a lot. Dedicated center channel and dialogue mode improves the vocal in this case. The sub isn’t too overpowering, rather integrates with the system quite well.

Although the surround or rear speakers are wireless, you need to connect them via wire into the surround speaker ports of the subwoofer. Make sure to match the color while connecting. Blue is for the left speaker and grey for right. You can connect wide range of devices including Laptop, Media player, gaming console, etc.

You can wall mount the rear speakers or place them on stands which you need to purchase separately. Music, Movies or Games, no matter which you play, the soundbar system will show optimum performance. It isn’t too overpowering, rather it is accurate and precise with broad soundstage. The system can get loud without being distorted.

Best for:

Vizio M512a-H6 is best for 55-65” TVs.  It is also best for medium sized rooms.

Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR Review

7.14 Mixed Usages
8.4 SOUND QUALITY
8.4 BASS ACCURACY :
7.6 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
4.3 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7 BUILD QUALITY :
Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 5.1 Channel
Placement Type Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) Yes
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 36 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Out 1 (shared)
Full HDMI In 3
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) 1
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack Yes

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated rear channel (7.1 channel) but surround content produced by side-firing speakers on the bar is quite impressive and sounds seem to be coming from above you, behind you and on the sides.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is over 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (99 ms) and Optical (92 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-11 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) N/A
Surround Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Surround Effect: N/A

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS Yes
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : 0.75
Midrange Size & Types: 1
Woofer Size & Type : 1
Subwoofer Driver 8

Build Material

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish The bar, the subwoofer and the satellites are made of solid and durable plastic. The fabric coverings are tight.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 42.9
Soundbar Height 2.0
Soundbar Depth 3.7
Subwoofer Width 11.4
Subwoofer Depth 14.6

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 8.4
BASS ACCURACY : 8.4
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 4.3
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.6
BUILD QUALITY : 7