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$198.00
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Pros and Cons
Pros5

The sound is rich, resonant and thunderous and is so amazingly priced. The surround sound is super neat. Well designed to blend in with your tv and the rest of your entertainment system.

Sony's wireless subwoofer is great for music, movies, and video games. The bass is loud and great for the size sub.

Easy to install and i really like that it has bluetooth connectivity. Great quality, simple remote control. Very impressive very easy to hook up.

The sound bar volume is in sync with the tv and i can control the full range with the comcast remote. It looks very sleek and i really like that the display is behind the mesh, so you can't see it when it's not on. The only con is the illuminated text...  Read More

This soundbar is great. That’s the only downside. Kicks it up another notch. Silly me lol.

Cons1

The sound bar does fine for music and movies, but for youtube videos, sports or podcasts i listen to on the tv the sound comes through very muffled. Limited to no bass and zero mid range.

Pros3

If you’re looking to get rid of the speakers that are mounted to your walls, or on bookshelves or on stands behind your seating area, this is a good option. Important to if your tv has an hdmi (arc) input, you only need one hdmi cable.

Digital atmos surround mimicking does an exceptional job. Dialogues are nice and clear and clearly seems like it comes from the center driver (mimicking the center channel), even at smart mode on. I have a sonos beam gen 2 with play:1 as surround sate...  Read More

Easy for someone more agile, without trifocals & a bit overweight. That download is important. Makes everything sync with little effort on your part. Not much tuning available for eq, but this was expected.

Cons5

Jbl product wasn't meant to last. Unfortunately it disappoints. What a wast f of time. Cheapest chinese products have better quality control.

The speaker is still very muddy. Speech is difficult to decipher unless you crank the volume. The other one has a much safer simple plug and play option, the way a speaker should be.

Wireless subwoofer is worthless without control unit that fails to function. The bar itself works but sounds very flat without the sub. No true need to be connected to wifi or bluetooth should you not have those.

According to a lengthy on line research, many others are having the same problem. The fact this thing still didn’t get pacified by hooking up a live ethernet cable directly to it, makes me not want to use this. The use of the google assistant logo i c...  Read More

No warranty. Can't find receipt so no warranty coverage. Tried different connections to no avail. I'm super bummed because while it was working, it worked well.

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