With the DHT-S217, Denon presents the best budget soundbar for less than $250, which still supports Dolby Atmos. You have to do without an external subwoofer, but there are integrated bass speakers.
Due to the low price, it is not surprising that Denon does not include an external subwoofer in the scope of delivery, as is often the case with soundbars. But the manufacturer puts at least two internal subwoofers that radiate downwards into the device. They complement the two tweeters and midrange drivers in the Denon DHT-S217 to form a 2.1 full-range soundbar.
All this is installed in a housing that is only 6.6 cm high. Thanks to its low height, the soundbar should fit under most TV sets. Alternatively, wall mounting is also possible. HDMI In and HDMI Out including eARC, an optical digital input, and Aux-In (3.5 mm jack) are available for players. Alternatively, smartphones and the like can be connected to the soundbar via Bluetooth (A2DP). An external subwoofer that is not supplied can be connected via the corresponding output (cinch).
The Denon DHT-S217 is compatible with the formats Linear PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Atmos. The four sound modes “Movie”, “Night”, “Music” and “Pure” can be used to adapt the sound to the respective content and personal taste. At night, the night mode ensures reduced dynamics. In addition, the Denon Dialog Enhancer improves the intelligibility of speech in three stages. Remote control is included. Alternatively, there are also various buttons on the top of the device for control.
Denon DHT-S217 price and availability
Denon DHT-S217 best Atmos soundbar is now available to pre-order on the Amazon.com, and the recommended retail price is $249, so it can be classified as a best budget soundbar. It will be release from June 1, 2022.
Earlier this month, Razer introduced the best gaming speakers soundbar for gaming enthusiasts who are looking for room-filling sound and powerful bass in a compact format. The Razer Leviathan V2 offers support for Razer THX Spatial Audio, RGB lighting, low-latency Bluetooth 5.2, and is also priced at $249.99.