Modern TVs are constantly improving when it comes to picture quality, and even affordable options these days offer sharp 4K screens, smart connectivity, and additional features such as HDR and multiple ports for various source devices. However, sound quality on TVs hasn’t improved as quickly as picture quality, and the result is that the audio experience with many new TVs is disappointing.
The solution to weak sound is, of course, an external audio system of some kind. This could be a simple pair of speakers, a multi-channel speaker package, headphones, or a soundbar. While a decent multi-channel speaker package is often the best option for sound quality, it involves complicated installation and high cost. In such cases, a soundbar might be a better option.
Soundbars come for a wide range of prices, with many of the popular options costing more than Rs. 10,000. The Xiaomi Mi Soundbar stands out in the budget segment, largely because of its Rs. 4,999 price tag. There’s a lot on offer, with the soundbar promising a big boost to your TV’s audio. We review the Xiaomi Mi Soundbar to find out if improved audio is indeed just a few thousand rupees away.