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Good not perfect...
on 26 December 2013
I was surprised that when connected to a flat screen TV the output was not particularly loud even at full volume, but this may be because the 'phone socket on the TV is attenuated to stop the viewer being deafened by the TV's 15w sound system...
I have yet to try it on my computer as there is not enough desk space to take the speaker...
It did however provide a decent replay of sound from a lap-top when I tried it in a hotel room.
The sound-bar has an earphone socket on it although I cannot think why you need it as the speaker plugs into a headphone socket on what ever it uses as a source...funny old world innit?
Some complain of coarseness of the volume control but if you set the soundbar to work at 3/4 of it's maximum and use the computer's volume control to provide the fine control things are easier to balance. There being more than one way to skin a feline.
28 months on
Finds the speaker fitted to 'er indoors AiO computer and she's happy with the improved sound quality, although she'll freely admit she cannot hear the difference. Mrs M uses the bar to listen to talking books so any lack of sonic attack is not an issue...boosted treble is always useful when listening to the spoken word. That being said with a bit of tweaking of the soundbar can give better results than may first appears the case.
All in all it's not a bad investment at the asking price; you could pay more and come out with a lesser product. It will never fill a room with a rich bass, solid mid-range and soaring treble its drivers are far too small; but it will turn the usual thin, tinny sound that seems standard with some computers into something more dynamic and 'staged'.
At less than 30quid there is not much to compete, and yes I'd buy another to improve my own desk top's weedy output. Although I wear Sennheiser headphones to listen to YouTube music-videos.