Soundbar Advice for not ideal placement


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I'm a long time lurker but looking for some advice regarding a new sound bar.

We have a Samsung Q85 55 inch screen which we're generally very happy with, we're also using a Sony HT-SD35 soundbar with wireless subwoofer.
The performance of the soundbar is sub-par at best, voices are low, music during shows and movies is far too high. Bass is poor, in general it just lacks a punch.
We are looking to upgrade and have considered the Samsung Q60t (Samsung HWQ60T) and the LG SL8YG (LG SL8YG)

One thing I am concerned about is the placement of the soundbar at present, the TV is mounted above a non working fireplace and the soundbar is sitting on the fireplace mantle, the soundbar is behind the TV but below the bottom of the television.

It's not ideal but I'm happy the distance between the television and soundbar is enough to not block any sound.
The sub woofer is placed on the floor beside the fireplace.

I'm looking for some recommendations as to a replacement soundbar, or a wireless speaker setup if that is more preferential. Budget is 400 - 600.

Thanks in advance

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