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Polk Audio - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 571 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sound lag

    Posted
    Mick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This system has a good sound for the money, but the sound lag is bad when watching television. TV is viewed with TWC. No sound lag while watching DVD or Blu Ray, but 95 % of our viewing is TV. The longer the TV is watched the worse the lag gets. After an hour it's like watching an old Japanese Godzilla movie. Maybe it's the TV, maybe it's the cable, I don't know, but I couldn't take it. The system had to go back to the store. Sorry Polk, it could have been good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great

    Posted
    Soundbar
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This product sounds amazing. The sound quality is by far the best out there. The product does suffer from Bluetooth lag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound system in a small package

    Posted
    Meta
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This system is a great little soundbar and subwoofer combo. The soundbar itself is very small and can easily be tucked into your existing entertainment center, being only ~4in tall and just over 12in wide. Its sound quality packs quite the punch too with great volume and definition. I did notice some minor distortions with certain frequencies at louder volumes while listening to music. I also enjoy the vocal boosting options. If you have had problems with the background of movies or TV clouding your ability to hear the dialogue, this feature is for you. Nighttime mode is also helpful to trim the low end frequencies and rumble so you can still enjoy at later hours without disturbing others. The subwoofer was INCREDIBLY easy to set up. You just plug it in. The soundbar and woofer connect to each other and transmit wirelessly. The only set back to this that I have noticed a very slight delay between the units. The delay is not noticeable to the casual listener, but if you are using it for dedicated listening (especially music you are very familiar with) you might notice bass hits being off just ever so slightly. With video this delay is not noticeable at all since bass hits aren't set to a rhythm. Overall I feel this is a great 2.1 system for a major upgrade to your standard built-in speakers or as a solution for a basic sound setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    papaBear
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I use this under a 34" computer monitor and the sound is fantastic for that. No complaints on sound quality or hardware. Connectivity is fine. There is a 5 second or so delay for audio to start when the unit is in sleep mode. Otherwise, great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality sound

    Posted
    krisk
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    My husband is an audio snob, so picking a sound bar that would satisfy him but not be a major investment was a complicated mission. We wanted to be able to occasionally use it to listen to music, but primarily to replace the poor quality sound that you get from your tv. He is satisfied with this system--the sound is rich, but not the overpowering, theater quality he would prefer. My objection is that with older television shows, the sound routinely lags, so that it does not match the display. Overall, a decent value.

    I would recommend this to a friend