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Pros and Cons
Pros5

This is my first sound bar and i’m pleasantly surprised with the sound quality. It's perfectly fine without atmos. Since this is a brand new sound bar, there aren't too many reviews or ratings available to rely on.

The soundbar is awesome, its only negative outside the screws is the display are just led lights. Which is my favorite thing with this soundbar, along with the dialog clarity. Better than glorified tv speakers!

The only con i have is that the dolby atmos is almost non-existent. With virtual-x on, sound is really immersive and 3d. The only issue i've had so far with this surround sound is with the bluetooth connectivity.

Bass is fully adjustable, whether with presets or incremental fine tuning. Nothing is muffled or lost. Impact thud is impressive.

Easy, no hassle, set up. Hdmi in (and) earc port plays nice with my 2020 arc enabled 4k lg tv. Only down side is the insanely short optical cable.

Cons2

The earc negotiation between the samsung tv i have and the vizio soundbar is often not successful resulting in no sound. Save your money and upgrade to samsung or bose.

There’s noticeable low end from the sub (compared to the h9g speakers) but it sounds cheap. The sub with the 5 inch woofer is just not good enough to really convey any real low end feel. At frequencies below 45hz, the subwoofer makes this awful vibrat...  Read More

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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