Cheap TV usually means poor sound quality, which usually means splashing on the speakers. Unfortunately, many of the best soundbars come with their own hefty price tags. So give a big hand to the new Groov-e range, designed to be as affordable as that TV you just bought.
The cheapest of the audio tech company’s five new speakers is the Groov-e SoundBar 20, which costs £29.99 in the UK; We’re still waiting for pricing and official US availability. It has two speakers and 20 watts of power and is designed for use with a PC, tablet or phone instead of a TV. Surprisingly, given the price, it comes with a few features, including color-changing LED lights, 10 hours of playback and voice assistant support.
While the Soundbar 20 is an interesting option, it’s the model at the other end of the affordability scale that we think will suit most people. The Groov-e SoundBar 160 is priced at £79.99 and has powerful 160 watt 2.1 channel speakers as well as an internal subwoofer for improved bass delivery. The design is simple and understated, which makes it look more expensive than it is, with a simple control panel on top.
Between the SoundBar 20 and the SoundBar 160, there are 50W, 75W, and 110W versions at different price points. So if you’re looking for sub-£100 speakers, there’s bound to be one for you here.
Even some of the best TVs on the market need an audio boost with speakers. This is fine if you want the ultimate entertainment experience and have the right budget, because there are plenty of high-end speakers on the market that offer offerings like Dolby Atmos and wireless subs.
However, the budget end of the market is not generally well presented. Our list of the best cheap soundbars includes some solid options, like the Vizio V-Series 2.1-Channel Soundbar and Roku Smart Soundbar, but it’s still nice to see Groov-e catering to those of us who own one of the best cheap ones. TVs, rather than the fancy new OLED.
We’ve enjoyed testing many of the audio technology company’s products over the years, including the Groov-E SoundBuds true wireless earphones. They tend to be on the cheaper end of the scale and generally provide decent (but nowhere near high-quality) sound quality. That should be a given given the price of the new speaker range, but it’s worth keeping in mind.
The full line of speakers is now available for purchase from the Groov-e online store (Opens in a new tab)However, it will reach overseas retailers within the next month.