For most people, sound bars are the best way to get better sound quality from a TV.
They're simple and inexpensive, and don't have all the frustrating wires that come with a true surround-sound system.
If you're mostly looking for better sound with movies and TV shows, they're vastly better than your TV's built-in speakers.
There are two main types of sound bars:
The most common design is quite literally a bar: it's a long, thin speaker that's often paired with a subwoofer, wireless or otherwise. The sound bar can be wall-mounted or, more commonly, placed on the stand in front of the TV. It's largely a hassle-free design, although with , including some models blocking your TV's remote sensor.