Yes, you can enjoy 3D Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound without in-ceiling or upfiring speakers, and this 3.1-channel Sony soundbar, which is selling for a steep discount during Black Friday week, is a case in point.
On sale at Best Buy for $700—that's $200 off—the Sony HT-Z9F soundbar comes with a three-channel main unit and a wireless subwoofer, and it uses Sony’s Vertical Sound Engine technology to deliver 7.1.2-channel audio, which is perfect for movies and TV shows with Dolby Atmos or DTS:X soundtracks.
Equipped with a pair of HDMI inputs (most soundbars only give you one) plus 4K HDR (including Dolby Vision and HLG) video passthrough, the Sony HT-Z9F supports high-resolution audio as well as lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio sound formats.
The soundbar works with both Alexa and Google Assistant, and it also supports Bluetooth along with built-in Chromecast.
Looking for something a little cheaper? Best Buy also has a 3.2.1-channel soundbar from Vizio, which (like the Sony) comes with a wireless subwoofer and supports Dolby Atmos.
The Vizio SB36312-G6 lacks DTS:X support and only has one HDMI input, but for just $250 ($220 off), it makes for one of the least expensive ways to bring Dolby Atmos sound into your living room. Once again, here are the deals:
More Black Friday soundbar discounts
$99 - Vizio SB3621N-E8 2.1 soundbar (B&H, $50 off)
$300 - Vizio SB36512-F6 5.1.2 soundbar with Dolby Atmos (Best Buy, $200 off)
$350 - Klipsch BAR 48 3.1 soundbar (Amazon, $225 off)
$209 - Samsung HW-R650 3.1 soundbar (Amazon, $191 off)
$200 - Yamaha YAS-209 2.1 soundbar with DTS Virtual:X (Amazon, $40 off)
$150 - Roku Smart Soundbar (Roku.com, $30 off)
$100 - JBL Bar Studio 2.0 (Amazon, $50 off)
$180 - JBL Bar 2.1 (Amazon, $70 off)
$300 - JBL Bar 3.1 (Amazon, $200 off)