Vizio 5.1 Home Theater Surround Sound Bar System | $200 | Amazon
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Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bars changed the game by bringing surround sound to people who didn’t want to buy a receiver or run a ton of wires around their living room, and now, you can get your own setup for just $200, or $50 less than usual.

That includes a 36" sound bar with your three front channels, a wireless subwoofer that you put in the back of the room, and two wired satellite speakers that plug into the subwoofer, and serve as your rear channels. I’ve had a very similar setup from Vizio for years, and absolutely love that I can just plug it straight into my TV, with no fuss. Plus, the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing right now. I’m just sayin’.

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This particular model includes Chromecast audio support and Wi-Fi audio streaming if you just want to use it for music, as well as DTS Virtual:X for virtual overhead sound.