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Crystal clear sound at a decent price!
on 18 May 2012
I'm used to having a 5.1 setup but this time was looking for something different for our smaller TV room without all the cable mess. Looked into and tested various soundbars which were unimpressive. I gave up and was about to go for another 5.1 system until I came across this Samsung in a shop. The sound was crystal clear (as the branding suggests) and the 3D surround effects were quite impressive considering this is a 2.1 system. I did not think twice and purchased it from amazon. After setting it up at home here are my results in a 5m by 5m room with a Sony 40' Bravia with HDMI audio through my bluray and optical for my cable set-top box:
- the sound quality is good, very clear using HDMI but to get a the best out of the system I recommend enabling the 3D surround (but turning off the other sound effects such a cinema, music etc.). Doing so gives you a decent surround sound experience and you soon forget this is a 2.1 system.
-setup is easy. Just connect cables and you are ready to go
-built quality is decent for the price
-value for money
- bass could be a bit better. Slightly low but still crisp sound and sw volume can be increased
- Bluetooth via iPad or iPhone works well but sound quality is not great (it is for home cinema after all)
- analogue cables supplied go straight in the bin (why bother including?)
- only 1 HDMI input
If you are looking for a soundbar at a decent price without sound compromise and crystal clear movie audio then this is a great product and one of the best out there. Surround sound effect is not bad at all.
For those that like a bit more bass I don't think soundbars are the way to go (should really go for bigger 5.1 or 7.1 systems in that case). Don't get me wrong, the bass is not bad at all and you can make this system go very loud... But if you are more into heavy vibrating furniture then this is not for you.
For a 5m by 5m room with 40 inch TV this is totally adequate and again, very clear sound output.