1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sound Bars

Discussion in 'Home Cinema, Hi-Fi and Gadgets' started by JingleJangle, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. JingleJangle

    JingleJangle Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    37
    Any one ever had one? been considering buying one for my Samsung TV but dont know if its really worth it.I watch alot of films from my laptop plugged in via HDMI cable to my TV but the tv speakers dont seem upto scratch.Just want to see peoples opinions on them and if they are worth having
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. Skandz

    Skandz Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    7
    Love to get some opinions on this 2... mainly music or films on the TV - just wondering whether a soundbar would be up for the job or if i need to spend a little more on something else
     
  4. TwedA4

    TwedA4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    7
    we've just bought a new samsung TV and we went for a 310 watt sound bar with it too. we were playing with the different options in currys and the sound from them is quite impressive! we watch alot of films and stuff and it really does make it alot better and more enjoyable. you'll be wondering why you've been without better speakers for so long!

    as the TV's get thinner nowadays, the speakers/sound quality doesnt improve... :?
     
  5. Bazmanuk

    Bazmanuk New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just bought the JBL SB400 which is by far and above the best sound bar for under £500.
    Richer sounds have it on offer @ £250 so well worth a buy. Loads of connectivity and the sound is truly unparalleled!!
     
  6. losirob

    losirob Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    39
    I have just bought/fitted a Samsung soundbar , I was £150 ish & I am very pleased with the sound & was very easy to fit
     
  7. ChallonaTTer

    ChallonaTTer Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2012
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    29
    I would second the JBL SB400...this has been given excellent reviews and would be my first choice as well,especially at this price.
    Alas...the layout of our livingroom makes it difficult to place the subwoofer in a discreet place , so tomorrow it's off to Richer Sounds to purchase the Yamaha YAS 101 soundbar which also has good reviews and is priced at £149.
    Nick.
     
  8. ScottishS3

    ScottishS3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    211
    I have a Samsung Smart TV mounted on the bedroom wall and it's also lacking in the sound department. I was thinking of getting a wireless samsung soundbar to mount on the bed headboard. Can soundbars be placed behind the viewer?

    Also do you need to have a subwoofer for them? I have seen refurbished ones on eBay cheap but without the subwoofer.
     
  9. ScottishS3

    ScottishS3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    211
    Anybody?
     
  10. Bazmanuk

    Bazmanuk New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    You don't need to have a sub. ( but I would deffo get one as the bars themselves tend to lack in the bass department.) they are great for mid and highs but not so much of the lows.
    And yes it can be mounted behind should be too much of an issue.
     
  11. T-800

    T-800 I've come here to chew bubble gum ...
    TeamMisano Team Mythos Gold Supporter VCDS Map User quattro Audi RS3 Audi TT

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,429
    Likes Received:
    1,036
    I've been looking at the Sonos playbar as I already have a Sonos speaker for streaming music and it's great.

    The beauty about the Sonos is you can expand the system with more speakers and a sub woofer.
     
    AU11 ALS likes this.
  12. s3ajy

    s3ajy Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    7
    I have the sonos soundbar....masivly impressive (even without the sub) and as mention to way you expand your system is awesome....albeit a little expensive.

    Saving up just now to get the Sonos sub and 2 no play 1's for the rear speakers.
     
    AU11 ALS likes this.
  13. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2014
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    48
    I'm looking at getting a Samsung HW H550 sound bar for my samsung smart tv. Anyone got one?
     
  14. GGG_666

    GGG_666 Black it out!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    51
    Sonos for the win
     
    AU11 ALS likes this.
  15. AU11 ALS

    AU11 ALS Well-Known Member
    Bronze Supporter Audi A4 Audi A3 Black Edition Audi Avant Owner Group S-line

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    255
    Did you do it? Bought the bar, sub and 4 Play:1's and its awesome!
     
    T-800 likes this.
  16. mistermoo

    mistermoo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    6
    I have 2 of the sound bases you can get. They are an all in one system, with a built in sub, on the bottom side of the unit.
    They are designed so that you can place your tv directly on top of it, also saving space.
    As with most things there are many options, but I have a Cambridge Minx and a Panasonic. They have bluetooth so you can play tunes off another device. Nothing will be as good as an AV Amp and 5.1 speakers but it is an alternative!
     

Share This Page