I did my research on surround sound systems before I bought one, and although I went with a wireless five speaker model, I was definitely intrigued by the sound bar units I came across. However, the price of these sound bars was a little too high for my taste (especially since sound bars are known for not quite getting the full surround effect), which makes this model perfect for a geek on a budget.
Making its debut at this year's CES, the iLive iTDP610B Speaker Bar is said to give you a 5.0 surround sound effect, without dealing with the hassle of placing five speakers around your living room. Coming packed with TruSurround technology, the iLive Bar not only projects great sound, but comes stocked with a DVD player and iPod dock so you can rock out to your tunes at optimum levels (just mind the neighbors, will you?). Fit for your 32" and 37" inch screens, the iLive Bar can bring your home theater together with one sleek look, and without all the wires. Oh, and did I mention the price? Only $200.