Category Archives: Soundbars
20″ 2.0 Soundbar System with DTS Virtual:X
Can this Compact Audio System Improve your TV’s Sound?
Vizio’s SB4031-D5 is part of their latest 2016 lineup of sound bar audio systems. This particular model contains an overall sleeker design than last year’s models, making it even more room decor friendly for a less intrusive presence within your living space.
Space Saving Compact Soundbar with Acoustimass Bass Module
Looking for an easy and simplified way to achieve better sound quality from your flat panel TV, in a decor-friendly package that blends nicely into your living environment? Then Bose may have the answer with the CineMate 15, which Bose claims is their simplest soundbar system.
Since 2002, Sonos has been in the business of creating sonically refined and innovatively designed audio products for the digital age to seamlessly and wirelessly deliver music to your entire home, in addition to adding top-notch sound quality from your flat panel TV via the Sonos Playbar which is the focus of this review.
Satisfying Sound at a Sensible Price
Sound bars have been a welcomed addition by many consumers who desire better sound quality from the otherwise mediocre audio output delivered by most flat-panel televisions.
Bose Solo 15 Series II Pedestal Speaker System
Update Note: This review has been updated for the new Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System, which replaces the Bose Solo 15. Performance wise the audio quality of both models will be the same.
The difference between the models is the new Bose Solo 15 II adds built-in Bluetooth technology which is controlled by a button on the remote control. Additionally, it now allows you to adjust the bass output level of the speaker from a button on the remote control, instead of having to adjust the bass level from a knob located on the rear panel of the previous model.
JBL is well known in the audio industry for providing excellent performing professional sound systems for many multiplex movie cinemas and recording studios throughout the world. JBL has carried this acclaimed sound pedigree over to its line of consumer audio products including its soundbar systems, which brings me to the focus of this review – the JBL SB400 Cinema Soundbar.
Soundbars have changed the way we enjoy our television viewing experience in our homes. They have helped complete our viewing entertainment by adding sensational audio quality to mate with the spectacular video images delivered by our flat-panel TVs.
And with the advent of these slim profile HDTVs, the space for adequate sized speakers within the display panel that provided quality sound output began to diminish. The speakers used in most flat panel displays today produce from mediocre to flat out poor sound quality.