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Bose  Solo TV Sound System
Bose Solo TV Sound System
Price: 349.00

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bose Solo, 26 Aug 2013
Let's get one thing straight from the off, the Bose Solo isn't a surround sound system or a sound bar, it's a sound enhancer, designed to replace the tiny speakers built inside LCD TV's.

The Bose Solo is more compact than a sound bar, so if space is an issue it's the ideal choice, it's simple to install - just stick it under your telly, connect the power and the optical cable (provided) and switch it on.

I have watched sports, films, music channels and general tv shows and found that the sound it produces is excellent, it fills the room, and I mean fills it with a good balance of highs, mids and lows, the vocal track isn't lost and I don't find the bass too boomy or overpowering as some reviewers have said.

Overall this is a really good product that does exactly what it's supposed to. I understand that it is expensive, Bose is quite a luxury brand and I'm sure cheaper sound bars would do the same job, and in some cases maybe do it better but for a no nonsense, easy to set up, easy to use way of doing justice to the high-def picture on your expensive LCD TV you can't go far wrong.

Great sound
Easy set up
Compact and tidy

It ain't cheap (hence 4 stars)
No display - it would be nice to have a visible volume number
The sound can't be adjusted to suit personal taste but in truth you shouldn't have to.

Out Of Nothing
Out Of Nothing
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 3.34

4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Out of nothing comes nothing, 16 Sep 2004
This review is from: Out Of Nothing (Audio CD)
Having been a fan of their previous albums I couldn't wait to get my hands on their new offering.
What a disappointment!!! Don't be fooled by the reviews on Amazon, this album lacks melody and emotion. The verses don't build into the big anthemic choruses we have come to expect from Embrace. The only song that does is Gravity and that was written by Coldplay.
The title track Out of nothing shows promise and so do a couple of others but they are ultimately overshadowed by album fillers which sound like a bad blend of U2, Coldplay and Oasis.
Embrace could be a great band but they should stick to writing the songs that make them good; big piano ballads full of heartache and pain that mysteriously suit Danny McNamara's voice. Unfortunately this time they have failed to deliver.

Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: 8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Woulda coulda shoulda, 11 Aug 2002
This review is from: Coma (Audio CD)
It's the early nineties, you're British and you sound more like U2 than Nirvana, are you screwed? Well if you're Wishplants then unfortunately, yes you are.
Coma is an adventurous and self-indulgent debut album; it contains good musicianship and quality song writing, it has plenty of hooks but no obvious singles. Coma feels like it has been written by a new band ready to stretch their wings and prove something to the world - and that is exactly what it is. Had the timing had been better - maybe a couple of years earlier or a couple of years later then Wishplants may still be selling records now and the would have given The Verve a run for their money when they peaked with Urban Hymns.
It's good, really good, but it won't change your life.

Daddy Longlegs
Daddy Longlegs
Price: 6.40

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nibbs crabs..., 8 Aug 2002
This review is from: Daddy Longlegs (Audio CD)
Daddy longlegs is the follow up to the excellent and marvellously self-indulgent debut album Coma.
Unfortunately it fails to live up to its predecessor, sometimes sounding quite forced and awkward it is an underachievement from a capable band that never really got the chance to shine.
I wish it wasn’t disappointing and instantly forgettable but it is.

Mr Bungle
Mr Bungle
Offered by neil_anderson1967
Price: 12.00

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A flawless masterpiece, 23 Jun 2002
This review is from: Mr Bungle (Audio CD)
This debut album was miles ahead of its time when it was released more than ten years ago. Its influence can be heard in other lesser bands, but it still stands head and shoulders over anything released by anybody since.
Oozing with talent and style, it takes the listener on a ten track voyage of acid-funk-thrash metal-spaz jazz-ska effortlessly blended with dark and aggressive but equally humorous lyrics, sung by a vocalist whose range spans from sweet soulful pop to death metal opera. Great melodies, great hooks, it's pure art.
Kill anyone who tells you otherwise.

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