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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Item does exactly what it is designed for.
This Dell soundbar fits my new UltraSharp U2414H and works with Windows 8 perfectly with clear sound and a neat design that complements the monitor with no extra wires needed as it uses the Monitor's built-in USB hub. It is an excellent value product.

Other reviews are quite unfair - this is clearly only for specific Dell monitors that are listed by the seller...
Published 10 months ago by M. D. Bowden

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Better quality than other soundbars but same problems
This looks good and sounds ok.

But
- buzzing noise all the time when plugged in
- Mobile/cellphone interference is horrible when phone is active.

Avoid.
Published 10 months ago by PianPian


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Item does exactly what it is designed for., 4 May 2014
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M. D. Bowden "Matthew" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
This Dell soundbar fits my new UltraSharp U2414H and works with Windows 8 perfectly with clear sound and a neat design that complements the monitor with no extra wires needed as it uses the Monitor's built-in USB hub. It is an excellent value product.

Other reviews are quite unfair - this is clearly only for specific Dell monitors that are listed by the seller and Dell's website. Buying it for other purposes (for instance for use with a television) is like buying a microwave for drying your toy poodle; disappointment will follow.

Just double-check the list of supported monitors on the Dell site - the sound-bar fits neatly into dedicated slots on the underside of those monitors. Otherwise it's duct-tape and trying to blame someone other than yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended., 10 Feb. 2015
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Oldie "John" (Bude, Cornwall, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
The Dell Sound Bar AC511 is a very neat piece of kit. It fits snugly to the bottom of the Dell Monitor. The sound is clear and crisp and well worth the money. However two words of caution. 1) Be sure before you buy. The sound bar will only fit certain Dell Monitors and only later models at that. I bought this to go with the Dell Ultra Sharp U2414H Monitor as it is suggested in the ad on Amazon's Website. Amazon do give a comprehensive list of the Monitors it will fit - study carefully! 2) The instructions that come with the Sound Bar for fitting it to the Monitor are a trifle vague. The fitting is represented by a series of diagrams with minimal written instructions. The diagram shows the two covers at the base of the monitor being removed by unclipping and pulling them out towards the front. However on the U2414H Monitor (possibly other models as well), these attachment points are covered with quite stiff black tape snugly fitting into the monitor moulding and almost flush with it. I had to use a slot bladed screwdriver with a fairly fine blade to remove them. Some care is necessary to ensure the monitor base around these slots is not scratched as you remove the tape. Once this hurdle has been overcome the fitting instructions are quite clear. Don't be put off by the above, the end result is well worth it. The sound bar also has a volume control on the right hand end - very useful for quick sound adjustment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly with Dell P2214H 22 inch monitor, 7 May 2014
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
First go to the Dell website, find your monitor and see if this soundbar AC511 is compatible before you purchase. It fits great and the sound versus laptop inbuilt speaker is ace(watching podcasts, youtube etc.). Very happy and deserves 5 stars, delivery was quick too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Better quality than other soundbars but same problems, 24 May 2014
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
This looks good and sounds ok.

But
- buzzing noise all the time when plugged in
- Mobile/cellphone interference is horrible when phone is active.

Avoid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, the negative reviews are silly., 5 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
I am using this product with a Dell U2414H and macbook pro and it works great.

Setup was very simple, it is worth noting though that it works with the USB upstream cable (unusual square pyramid shape) that was supplied with the monitor and not the usb cable provided with the speaker, this cable did not even fit the monitor. This may differ with different screens however.

Once I realised what cable I needed it was simply plug and play.

The sound quality is average and lacking base but this speaker is only about £20 so its great for what I expected at that price. Defiantly a big improvement over my internal mac speakers.

I have had no problems with buzzing or mobile interference like one reviewer said. The other two negative reviews were clearly written by idiots, one ordered it for a screen the seller does not list in supported screens and the other ordered it by accident. Seriously guys, thats not the purpose of amazon review.

To boost youtube or lunchtime online TV watching this product does the job while looking sleek. For £20 thats all I could have asked for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Potential as a universal speaker bar, 21 May 2014
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
The sound quality is pretty good and it plugs into a USB port.
Although including a couple of lugs to fit into specific Dell monitors, I am using this sitting below a LG monitor as an alternative to other bars or traditional speakers. It is just sitting on the monitor base, doing the job.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Think there could be no ambiguity. Think again! Does not fit the monitor it says it does, 12 Nov. 2014
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Mr. J. C. Praill "j_c_p" (Bath, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
This is advertised as being compatible with my 23" Dell P2314H Monitor. It specifically states the model number, so you would have thought there could be no ambiguity. Think again!

On receiving the sound bar there are 2 issues with it:
1) it does not fit the monitor
2) it does not play sound

apart from not fulfilling it's two primary objectives, it's a brilliant piece of kit!

On trying for a refund via Amazon I am told...

'This item isn't eligible for return. For safety reasons, items that use flammable liquids or gases can't be returned'

Quite where the 'flammable liquids or gases' are is beyond me but now I am caught up trying to contact Amazon to sort out a refund for this useless piece of crap. Seriously, I have better things to do - that paint won't watch itself dry you know!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's faulty :-( or maybe it's just me., 31 Dec. 2014
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Mr. N. A. Subhan "The Guy" (Cardiff) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
In the middle, lovely looking unit for my dell p2414h.

Now my unit failed to work. I had tried reinstalling drivers etc.

The instructions are very basic and so I would have expected this to be a plug in and play unit. The pc did recognise the soundbar as a dell ac511.

Sadly it just wouldn't work. The lack of support on the website isn't helpfull and so I wouldnt be suprised to see these get returned due to frustration.

I'm hoping it is a faulty unit that I have returned as it wasn't as simple a job to install and setup.

Shame it didn't work. I won't be getting a replacement as feel its not for me anymore.

However it's a recomended purchase for the dell monitors listed. Looks really good and slots in rather easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great little helper, 26 Aug. 2014
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P. Antoniou (North London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
great product. I was pleasantly surprised I must say. it says 2.5 watts output but there great for what I need.
i bought this for my kids computer and just bought some for mine too. I have an old Philips speaker set up with a sub on mine computer which is pretty loud, but I have to press a button to switch it on. I don't like to leave the speakers on and an extra button is effort every time I sit at my desk. this speaker comes on with the screen and that's it. if I want to play my music loud I will use the Philips but for every day use these are great.
NG solutions shipped pretty quick too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Up to expectations, 18 Jun. 2014
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J. Ward (U. K.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Genuine Original Dell AC511 USB Powered Soundbar Speakers , Low Profile , Compatible with the latest Dell monitors E1914H, E2014H, E2014T, E2214H, E2314H, E2414H, P1914S, P2014H, P2214H, P2314H, P2414H, P2714H, U2414H, UP2414H, UP3214H , (E-Model, P-Model and UltraSharp Monitors introduced since 13 June 2013) , DELL Part Number: MN008 , NCW95 , 520-11497 , Brand NEW & Boxed , FREE DELIVERY
I didn't expect hi-fi at the price but it fits neatly on the bottom of the display and is perfectly satisfactory for everyday use.
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