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Pros and Cons

Pros5

It has great sound, it comes on instantly with the tv remote control and it included a nice hdmi cable to hook it up. The center speaker does a good job at separating the dialogue and making it easier to hear. You are also able to connect to your phon...  Read More

The good is it's slim, really surprised how slim it was. The material is not too dust attractive so it makes it a lot easier to clean from dust which is a plus for me. The case and grill are metal and look as though they can be easily removed and spra...  Read More

This is one of the very few soundbars that uses a hdmi mini connector. Comes with a cable with hdmi mini side that plugs in to the soundbar and the other side has a full hdmi connector. Box >bluetooth> soundbar + box works fine.

The design of the sound bar is very sleek but the bright color is a bit easy to notice dirt and yellowing. It is not too heavy and it does provide your with the mounting screws. I would've preferred the bar to be a little bit wider for better sound di...  Read More

The remote control is really nice and simple. The instructions are not great, but it's simple enough to understand that many people wouldn't even need instructions at all. Very easy setup, just plug in and play.

Cons2

Only operated through remote for 2 months. Unfortunately, that only solves it for the current view session. Voice assistant is worthless. Audio sync sometimes has a delay between the lips moving and the sound.

The soundbar randomly says 'network disconnected' a lot recently. It drops its wifi connection whenever the unit sleeps or powers off. Can’t connect to alexa without first downloading the app. It also seems to go offline from samsung things app.

Pros5

Voice is crisp and clear. Easy to hear heavier british accents. Bass is much louder and the sound is crisper.

The compact bar has enough bass to not even need a subwoofer. This also contains 4 full-range speakers which are larger than the old solo 5 design and have a higher quality sound. Bought this soundbar without the sub-woofer and was very impressed with...  Read More

The soundbar wakes up the moment you put your tv on, or by voice commands if you use google asistant (i'm a samsung phone user) it comes with alexa or google assistant. Using hdmi/arc to control it.

The soundbar doesn't need it for everyday tv watching, it sounds so amazing. And i'll preface any other comments with, it's a great bar for tv or classical music. The only real negative about this sound bar that i can think of is the controller it com...  Read More

Super easy to set-up and connects easily to all our devices. I like to do everything from my phone in a single app, so that’s a bit annoying but not a dealbreaker.

Cons1

It's completely insane how hard it is to find the magical combination of fiddling with it that will make it work. The microphones for alexa integration are hot garbage. It is just alexa and does not have any functionality for the tv or any apps and st...  Read More

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