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Discussion in 'General OT' started by addigital, Sep 28, 2013.
thinking of getting a sound bar instead of a home-theater in a box.
based on reviews off the internet the Sonos Sound Play looks and sounds really good =)
I am using Yamaha YSP-5100 with B&W sub in my other room (library). The sound is incredible and can mimic 5.1 surround sound if set-up properly in a room. Cheers.
planning to get the jbl sb 400 im looking for a soundbar too but only quite few soundbars actually has hdmi inputs on it... currently my options are
philips htl5120, saw it at activision ghills for 23k with 12/months
jbl sb400, gonna try it out later, worth 35k though....
Where to get sound bar locally?
check out polk & golden ear products. know that there are active & passive sound bars. i reckon from your post that what you want is an active one. happy auditioning. i've always recommended LMK (happy customer here).
you might also consider bose solo tv
Still, I prefer loudspeakers. The sound is immensely great with these huge boxes but the curiosity in me strikes to try how do sound bars perform and sound.
I can say that if you have small space, having the sound bar is the best option. There are a lot of option and models nowadays from cheap to the high end. I have the Apple TV connected to it. It's exciting with that set-up.
i've been hearing a lot of good things about yamaha sound bars.
may i ask about the price range of the YSP-5100? how about the YSP-2200, is it any good?
so how did the jbl sb 400 audition go? is it worth it? i too have heard good things about it.
i saw at the sights n sounds fb page polk sound bars. i did some research about it and mostly found good reviews. one caveat some have about it is the lack of hdmi input. is that a big factor?
Hi Addigital. They're good, really good. Just have the sub next to it and you'll be amazed. To be honest, I am really satisfied. I rarely use the loudspeakers cause my wife really hates the pounding of loud, deep bang out of it hehe. Sound bars are more softer but still you'll have a lot of options with it's numerous pre-sets.
I just oust love the simplicity of it. Just plug and play. No more thick cables or huge amplifiers.
I have the Polk SurroundBar 9000 IHT (about P45k at S&S) with accompanying wireless sub. It's a great sound system for my 50-in HD Plasma in the family room.
I like its dual optical digital inputs. It does not need an HDMI because it gets the digital sound directly from Blu-Ray player via Toslink, instead of via the TV's HDMI pass-through where the audio may be degraded.
JBL Cinema SB400 hands down... What Hi-Fi's 5-star and one of the best soundbars of 2013 - Best soundbars to buy in 2013 | whathifi.com . Sounds great on audition as well.
Or if you can wait, check out this sexy new Harman Kardon Sabre SB35 -
whoa! that harman kardon soundbar looks elegant! wonder how its performance is.
a lot has been giving the jbl sb 400 rave reviews. i have a couple of articles of possible "lip synching" issues about it? that's kinda worrisome.
ah so the hdmi input is a non-factor. that is good to hear.
yup. i am drawn to the simplicity and aesthetics of a sound bar. i will surely look at a yamaha. thanks.
If you want the 5.1 effect then the sound bar is not for you. I have a Polk Audio 6000 in the living room but transferred this to our bedroom. The 3D surround doesn't work well in an open space.
Harman and JBL are owned by the same company. So their quality/reliability, after-sales support, etc., are similar. HK is consumer-only, whereas JBL has consumer products but has a bigger catalog of professional products, which is why you'll see concerts powered by JBL, but not HK.
My brother's shop, Architectural Audio, sells JBL, HK, Polk Audio, Sonos, etc. For pricing and availability, click the link. My bro knows more about home theater and audiophile systems. I am more familiar with pro gear, the stuff recording engineers use so your soundbars won't have to be fed garbage.
For discounts, you need my DNA, which you may have if you resemble Megan Young or better.
Same store that sells Steinhart timepieces Roland! Do I smell discounts for PhilMUG members?