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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Initial Review - Pretty Impressed

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    Ease of Use
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    I just got my SL8Y sound bar from LG. I bought it to go along with my 86" TV. I've also been using it with Spotify and the smart features (from Google). I got to say I'm very impressed by the sound quality and the sheer power that this sound bar packs! I compared the sound quality of this sound bar to my speaker from another brand -one famous for their noise-cancelling headphones ;)- so the bar was set very high. The sound is absolutely at the same level. It is no doubt better than other sound bars I've tried. The bass sounds are full, and the equalizer presets (i.e. the one for "movies") highlight the vocals over the background music making it easy to follow the dialog,. In comparison with other sound bars that I've tried, the LG SL8Y is clearly superior. For a smaller room, the "surround effect" is more than enough. If you have a larger room, I recommend adding the two available wireless speakers to get the actual cinematic experience. Also, the fact that the sound bar doubles as a Google assistant is awesome. I removed my old Google mini and use this instead. I control my lights, the A/C, and my music just by speaking to the sound bar. How cool is that? I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion, and I guarantee that my comments are factual and unbiased.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Home Entertainment

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    Ease of Use
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    Really loving my LG SL8YG 3.1.2 Channel Soundbar. The sound quality is amazing and set up was a breeze. I opened the package and was able to start listening to music on the soundbar within 10 minutes. The sound is crisp and clear and somehow it encompasses my whole family room. I also added 2 LG surround sound speakers to give it a 5.1 surround feel. The wireless surround speakers linked to the soundbar with ease. Google assistant is also a great addition. I can catch up on the news or listen to a song with ease. Watching movies has also been a wonderful experience. The subwoofer really packs a punch without overpowering the vocals like so many other systems do. Overall I definitely would recommend this soundbar to anyone looking for a medium sized room sound system. It puts out a high quality theater sound and it's sleek design is very stylish.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    So far no problems

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Coming from a Vizio 5.1.2 which sounded great but was chock full of connection issues. This LG sound bar sounds way better. Crisp audio and heavy bass. No problems as of yet. Also purchased the wireless rear speakers which is a definite must if you want that 5.1.2. Atmos Quality.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

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    Sound bar quality and depth was impressive purchase I’ve ever made I better in person than in the showroom. My quality when watching movies is excellent.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    LG SL8YG Initial Review

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    We were excited to add the LG SL8YG soundbar to our home theater as it provides Dolby Atmos along with DTS:X options that our previous setup did not offer. After receiving the new soundbar we found the packaging to be well thought out and it provided ample protection for the contents. Initial thoughts on the hardware immediately after unpacking was that the soundbar itself seemed solidly built with a nice metallic finish, however, the subwoofer provided me with some doubts due to it being very lightweight. Install was straightforward and I found the HDMI ports to be easily accessible. PROS: -Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support -Build quality on soundbar only -Easily programmed to accept volume controls from other brands remotes -Designed to use the factory remote, LG Speaker phone app or Google Home app -Sound clarity on high resolution audio -Subwoofer bass quality outperformed my expectations -HDMI ARC capability works well CONS: -Only one HDMI input -Overhead (top) speakers lose the directional aspect a few feet away from the soundbar -Factory remote seems very counterintuitive for a “non-techie” -Standard sound setting requires a much higher volume vs. others -No clear method of checking for firmware updates -Consistent audio syncing issues that the delay settings don’t resolve Overall, we are very happy with our decision and after some demonstrations with some friends they are in agreeance. The benefits of having Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for our home is important as we were early adopters of 4k TV and UHD Blu-Ray. Please note: we received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good my d level sound bar

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I have this in my game room, it works well with gaming and music.

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great sound quality - some quirks

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    The speaker set was very easy to set up. I used the Included optical cable. The sound quality is great and fills the room. Our house has vaulted ceilings (~25 ft) in the living room where we placed the speakers, so perhaps we lose some of the effects from the soundbar’s upward firing speakers, but I have no complaints about the power and sound quality. I accidentally discovered the “demo mode” on the speaker which really shows you what it can do, e.g. thunder crashes that sent my 3 year old running out of the room. I have not experienced the late night announcements/reminders regarding the muted microphone that other reviews mention. QUIRKS: On the second day, the Google Assistant lost it’s connection even though the Wi-Fi connectivity was good. After some troubleshooting, I decided to restore to factory defaults and start from the beginning. I haven’t had issues since (~40 total days of use) The wireless connection between the soundbar is not particularly robust. One day after installing a mesh Wi-Fi system (Orbi) in the house, I noticed the subwoofer cutting in and out. I repositioned the subwoofer slightly and the link became stable again. I position the sub behind an open bookshelf within 9 ft of the soundbar, so I am not creating a major obstruction of the line-of-site between the soundbar and the sub. Part of the benefit of a subwoofer is the ability to hide it, so I hope this wireless link isn’t problematic for people who desire a more hidden placement of their sub. All this said, I would still recommend these speakers, just understand their may be some quirks that you’ll work around or work through.

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    Ease of Use
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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent sound bar when paired with surrounds!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I had been using a sound bar by a 4-letter company since about 2013 or so. It sounded great, but the sound was getting to be rather one-dimensional, and the "subwoofer" was a small speaker with bass tube/ports, making it kind of boomy. I was craving that smooth, rumbly home theater sound, with crisp highs and immersive surround. I picked this up by itself, and on first impression, I thought it definitely sounded better than my old one, but the bass seemed kind of weak, still, especially for what appears to be an 8" woofer. After finding actual Dolby Atmos content, however - woah. I am blown away by how crystal clear this thing sounds. For music, I prefer to put it on "Bass Blast", and everything else gets the "Movie" setting. The very next day after setting this up, I decided that I needed to experience the surrounds with it. They were on sale, so I went for it, and I do NOT regret it, whatsoever. My wife was questioning why we needed a new sound bar because the old one sounded "fine", until we watched Captain America with Dolby Atmos - we are in our own private theater, with no interruptions, and absolutely perfect sound. I'm VERY happy with this bar. I only wish I had the ability to add a second subwoofer for even more impact.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Inconsistent bass, no eARC, limited smart speaker.

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Soundbar looks and feels super premium and has great voice clarity and fullness of sound, but the bass is inconsistent. When it hits, it hits HARD. But other times it's practically non-existent. Atmos doesn't do much other than raise the sound slightly. Many soundbars do a MUCH better job creating true overhead effects. Also very annoying that "Hey, Google" for Google Assistant does not work while the soundbar is in HDMI mode, even if there is nothing playing. Severely limits its capabilities as a smart speaker. LG's app looks outdated and is not intuitive at all. I have no idea why they didn't integrate the functionality into their ThinQ app, which they use for everything except their soundbars. I also take issue with LG refusing to update this soundbar to eARC. As the brand who pushed HDMI 2.1 the hardest in 2019, it says a lot that they would refuse to follow Samsung's lead and add one of HDMI 2.1's biggest features to their 2019 soundbars.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great quality and function for small rooms

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    It came largely discounted with the LG OLED 65” C9. The dual setup with HDMI ARC connecting the two devices is great for ease of use and quality. The Dolby Atmos features are good in smaller rooms (which is where I currently use it). The sub is fairly good. On softer volumes it doesn’t sound quite as good. The only mode really worth listening in is the Movie mode. All the other ones are dull in comparison. I even listen to music on movie mode. Google assistant is also awesome on it. Love having that built-in to the speaker. Biggest downside is that when it’s hooked up to the TV the Google assistant doesn’t work via “Hey Google”; instead you have to use the Magic remote that comes with the Lg Tv to activate voice. But that’s a small consolation. Overall, if you get it discounted it’s amazing value for quality. If you’re buying full price, there’s probably better options. Also sound quality isn’t quite up to par with Sonos, but Sonos doesn’t play Dolby digital yet. When that comes out I’ll be making the switch.

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    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not what I expected for money spent

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I had it for about a week and I really liked it, but the subwoofer kept disconnecting. The bass wasn’t all that great it was decent though. But after I heard the jbl I had to go with the jbl. Also the voice command and everything worked really good. It was kind of pricey though. For the money I spent on it I expected better which is why I returned it

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Sound

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Really loving my LG SL8YG 3.1.2 Channel Soundbar. The sound quality is amazing and set up was a breeze. I opened the package and was able to start listening to music on the soundbar within 10 minutes. The sound is crisp and clear and somehow it encompasses my whole family room. I also added 2 LG surround sound speakers to give it a 5.1 surround feel. The wireless surround speakers linked to the soundbar with ease. Google assistant is also a great addition. I can catch up on the news or listen to a song with ease. Watching movies has also been a wonderful experience. The subwoofer really packs a punch without overpowering the vocals like so many other systems do. Overall I definitely would recommend this soundbar to anyone looking for a medium sized room sound system. It puts out a high quality theater sound and it's sleek design is very stylish.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Personally thought when I was listening to it on high volume I would have to literally jump and have to look for the remote because of how loud and irritating it would get when it was just someone talking. They need to really need to tweak it. SONOS did it well where you can literally blast your speakers and still enjoy the dialogue without it sounding like someone is screaming at you. Everything seemed too loud all at once and didn’t feel like it all had a control.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great sound system.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I’m using this system with the LG C9 OLED. A great pair. For space purposes, the setup is in my apartment living room. (20x45). Fills the space with sound easily. The sound bar produces clear sound and the subwoofer supplies pretty wholesome bass. I’m satisfied with my experience, and I’d buy it again.... actually I did. I first bought this package in Feb. It worked great until the end of March when it froze during an update. It became unresponsive and would not snap out of it for anything or anyone. I ended up purchasing the same kit (I figured it was just a fluke) and haven’t had any issues! I do intend on getting the other one serviced after COVID - make sure to keep your PAPER receipt. I have my receipts emailed to me but COINCIDENTALLY this purchase never showed up. So keep the paper one somewhere. Other than that it works great with everything I’ve thrown at it.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good sound

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I love the sound out of this. The Atmos does a really nice job of simulating surround sound. But it is noticeably a simulation, of course. For being made FOR the ThinQ, the fact that it is not made to mount to the tv is kind of a rip. My old Samsung TV had an optional Mount just for the soundbar. The buttons are not physically raised or need to be pressed. They are just touch sensitive. Which is probably nice for most people (and I thought would be for me) but my cats walk around it and turn it off or crank it way up. It looks nice, and the speaker and sub are both sleek and discreet, but again, not being able to mount to the TV it’s kind of just out there. It would be nice to see Bluetooth on / auto off features (connect from a phone and it turns on, and after a period of no use it would turn off on its own). Admittedly I haven’t messed with the manual, but it doesn’t seem like these are options.

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    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Much Better Than TV Speakers

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This sound system goes great with an LG TV. I bought this shortly after my OLED purchase, because I can't stand TV speakers. Atmos sounds great when it's enabled, but even without it the sound is great. Probably not the best out there, but suitable enough for the average viewer. I have had some issues with the connection, but they're infrequent so not enough to rate these poorly. The one thing that has a hard time working, is that if you have the system connected via ARC (this is the only way to enable Atmos) then the Google Assistant won't work. It's a bummer, but I hardly used it before, so it's not a deal breaker for me.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Really nice soundbar for LG series

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Though this seemed to be the 2019 soundbar, I am very impressed and got a great deal on it. The sub is strong and free of distortion. I have only tried it on ARC setting which sounds great! Cannot speak towards 2020 model but very pleased with purchase and paired immediately with the wireless bookshelf surround speakers. Great buy!

    Features

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Soundbar

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This was recommended by the sales rep over the cheaper version. I am not sure what the cheaper version would have sounded like, but this soundbar and subwoofer are amazing. I have it in my living room, mounted above the mantel with cathedral ceilings and you litterally think there are things moving behind you, even though I don't have any rear speakers. Truly amazing.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent sound ! Surprised by the performance !

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    The clarity of dialogue and sound effects from movies is quite surprising for a sound bar. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound. I did not like that I could only set up by creating a Google Home account. This is the trend and it's really a way for these companies to keep track of what we watch and listen to. Hello Big Brother. A simple way to set up without this Google app would be preferred. Sound is an A+ Being tethered to a Google Home app is an F.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    1 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for a soundbar

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Pros, very few wires Good volume Good sound quality Good price when on sale One less remote because my TV remote controls the soundbar too Cons Not a true surround, doesn't compare to my old 5.1 receiver and speakers. Yes I bought the rear ones with this soundbar Bass is on the weaker side, rear firing port instead of downfiring. I haven't noticed anything Atmos yet on compatible video I'm keeping it for the cleaner look of wiring and simpleness of being able to use the TV remote for both. Sound quality is good enough just not awesome like I had

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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