Update: This item is back to $230, which is still a great deal!

Is this deal for me?

The Vizio SB3851-C0 38-inch 5.1 Channel sound bar with subwoofer is down to $214.99 on Amazon when you clip the 15% coupon on the product page. This sound bar normally sells for $250. It hasn't had a direct price drop since 2016.

Sound bars should inherently be the budget option for people who want to step up from meager TV speakers but can't afford to go all in on a home theater system. So it only makes sense that sound bars stay at budget prices, in my opinion. That's what makes this one so good - you can get surround sound audio for a fairly low price.

Features include:

  • The complete 5.1 channel true surround sound home theater solution that places you in the center of the action.
  • Includes a 38-inch sound bar with left, right and center channels, a wireless subwoofer and rear satellite speakers.
  • Best in class audio performance: 100 dB of room filling, crystal clear sound with less than 1% total harmonic distortion*
  • Built-in Bluetooth lets you lose the wires and listen to your music with a tap of a finger
  • Premium audio with Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround decoding, plus DTS TruVolume, DTS Studio Sound and DTS Circle Surround audio post processing
  • Table stand or wall-mount options


  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is the first direct price drop on Amazon since last year. You're getting Bluetooth and surround sound at a budget price.
  • Things to know before you buy! - This is last year's model, replaced by the more expensive SB3851-D0. The models are very similar, but the D0 adds Vizio's SmartCast capability and improves the sound a bit.

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