- The remote controller allows you to tweak various settings, like subwoofer volume.
- It has a clear voice feature that makes all dialogues clearer.
- Some customers experience static noise after a certain period of exploitation.
Forever In Demand: KEF HTF7003
This single soundbar unit is pretty modest and humble with an affordable price point of $300. But do not rush the final decision yet. Look through my up to the point KEF HTF7003 review to see if this unit might give you just what you need.
Although first released back in 2005 this bar is still holding on to the top position. Which is pretty impressive for the home cinema market where new models emerge on a weekly basis. Does it mean that you will love this unit as well? You might as well do, read on to see why makes HTF7003 so amazing.
In case you feel like this soundbar is just what you need I have some good news. KEF is still manufacturing this model with all the same specs it had when it first hit the market.
There is a rare bracket for wall mounting giving you versatile placement options. The table stand also comes in a package. Both are pretty durable and very easy to attach and un-attach meaning that the placement will be very easy and simple.
The single compact sound bar has been designed with a flat Smart TV in mind. It is only about 2 and a half inches thick. In order to match the thickness of most modern flat TVs. The black plastic glossy minimalistic design is super cool. It soaks in all the light to look extra black. There are no buttons, inputs or logos on the front panel. Very cool, I loved it.
The sound is very natural, clear and immersive. Do not expect any latest technology perks though. KEF HTF7003 specs foresee a timeless good quality powerful sound with a huge volume range. If you cannot live without 3D technologies etc you might have to look for your perfect sound bar elsewhere.
The impressive 6 dB sensitivity is really impressive, especially for the 6 lbs weight. This single unit does impress with its three triplets of tweeters located in line in the center. The quality of the sound will not depend on the placement.
Although the tweeters all point forward the sound does feel multi-dimensional and immersive by being redirected from the walls and the ceiling. There is no Alexa, no voice control and of course no Smartphone app. This model has been released before those technologies became so widespread. There is no Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi.
The AV inputs are available but there is no HDMI input or output. That means you have to double check if you can connect it to your Smart TV directly. Or if you can do it through the receiver. Overall it is a great affordable family sound bar. I would recommend it for people after good quality and value for their money.More Details
- Durable high quality, high gloss black finish
- Produces excellent sound quality
- look great in any home theater setup
- No Budget-friendly option
A reliable model with good sound – ZVOX SB380
It is the solution which provides you with perfectly-clear output sound. This model features 3 full-range speakers. It also uses various technologies to enhance output sound and dialogues. This solution is built using high-class speakers, which guarantee an accurate frequency response. It has a built-in subwoofer which ideally deals with low-frequencies. At the same time, this model is extremely easy to use – you can connect it within seconds and there is nothing difficult about controlling this model.
This ZVOX SB380 review is focused on various parameters which will help you decide if this model is right what you need. It is a high-class solution which can amaze you.
The cabinet is made of aluminum, so it is very light and rigid acoustically-wise. It has extremely thin walls (nevertheless, the construction remains durable) and it allows getting loud volume without any noise.
This model has a display (behind the grille, but you can clearly read the values). This display informs about the value for volume, virtual surround and the bass. It also informs whether you use various enhancement features. The numbers fade away completely after several seconds so nothing distracts you.
The right panel has buttons which are quite big and you can easily reach them. The left panel has a port required for the subwoofer to make the sound deeper.
It has a panel with all the ports you need – it has two optical digital input ports and stereo RCA.
This model can be placed on a table or you can wall-mount it. The dimensions of this model are 5.7x 35.5x3.3 in, and the weight is 9.8 pounds.
The ZVOX SB380 specs show that it is built to assure the best audio quality possible. It uses the proprietary technology of ZVOX – AccuVoice. This technology enhances the voices and the dialogues are super clear even if the source is poor. The speakers’ placement and materials used create the perfectly embracing 3D sound. It can be achieved with the PhaseCue technology.
This model has a digitally controlled amplifier installed. It uses various complex algorithms to make the output sound properly-balanced and clear.
Another great technology used by this model is the Output Level feature. It adjusts the volume level for different frequencies to make the output sound “softer” – it can be extremely helpful if you are tired of extremely loud commercials. This technology is also great for “quiet” DVD or Blu Ray players.
It comes with an ergonomic remote controller – it has all the necessary buttons (control the volume level, turn various features on and off).
Unfortunately, this model does not have the ports which allow connecting an extra subwoofer.
This solution does not have any wireless modules and it does not support the voice controlling feature. However, it is quite powerful and various technologies help to output loud and crystal-clear sound.More Details
- Two high-output wide-range speakers
- Powerful sound quality
- Multiple inputs and connectivity options
- Small size speaker
- Limited sound customization
A powerful 5.1 solution - VIZIO SB3651-F6
The VIZIO SB3651-F6 is a powerful model that supports the 5.1 channel setup. This is a complete solution since it includes the subwoofer and additional speakers, so you will be embraced with audio. It uses the wireless connection protocol. This model also supports various audio enhancement technologies and formats.
This model does not only sound perfect, but it is also user-friendly and it looks amazing with its grey panels. This VIZIO SB3651-F6 review will be helpful for people who search for a powerful modern, reliable audio solution which already includes everything necessary.
This model looks modern or even futuristic, due to the light grey panels with a shape that resembles the letter “V”. The top side of the features five buttons for basic controlling – power on/off, volume up and down, input, Bluetooth on/off.
The subwoofer body is durable and it has a large grey panel as well. The subwoofer speaker size is 5.1 in. It has a venting port to assure the natural and low bass sound. The additional speakers look very elegant and minimalistic as well. They are quite light, so you can easily place them wherever you need. This model is flexible in terms of the input ports – it has an Ethernet, an HDMI (ARC), an optical digital input, a USB, a coaxial digital input and an RCA ports.
It can be wall-mounted or placed on a table. Its dimensions are 2.1x36x3.2 in, the weight is 4.6 pounds. The subwoofer dimensions are 11.8x6.7x7.9 in. Overall, this model looks modern and is user-friendly, since the buttons are easy to reach.
Customers find the VIZIO SB3651-F6 specs proving it to be a high-level solution. The active amplifier and the 5.1 channel setup delivers 101 dB of the sound pressure. This solution supports various sound enhancement technologies like DTS Virtual:X, DTS TruSurround, etc. Such technologies help to achieve well-balanced sound with deep bass and clear dialogues.
This solution features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules. These modules allow you to use the streaming feature. An application that supports Chromecast may be a source of content streaming. It also supports such services as Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, etc.
There is a special application for various devices that allow you controlling this model using your mobile phone. It also supports the Google Assistant. However, it comes with a remote controller that has a small display. The remote controller is ergonomic and it has the buttons you need to control the device and the playback.
You can also add other speakers from VIZIO to create a single extra powerful system. Overall, it is a great all-in-one modern solution that assures deep bass (the “deepness” is 50 Hz) and balanced surround sound. This model will cost you around $250.More Details
- Easy setup and control
- Bluetooth wireless streaming
- 5.1 channel surround sound
- Remote control limitations
Dayton Audio BS36
Dayton Audio BS36 review – choose the great speaker
As expected from the product, BS36 offers a convincing combination of high build quality and an excellent Dayton Audio BS36 specs. Enjoy the light and airy treble from Dayton Audio BS36. The sound is clear and especially clear when reproducing speech.
The compact soundbar plays full high and medium frequencies and can operate at high volume without distorting the sound. However, bass lovers will be disappointed, as the low-frequencies here are obtained, though tangible, but not saturated. But for watching TV this is a reason for criticism – and your neighbors will say thank you for the lack of powerful bass.
The speaker looks very good, it looks neat and compact in appearance. The speaker case is heavy and has a nice glossy black finish. Please note that this is not a regular powered sound panel that connects directly to your television, as you can see at Best Buy. This is a passive speaker system with left, center, and right speakers built into a single package.
The sound bar was well packed and looked great right out of the box. It feels sturdy, with a good design and a modern look. I really like that it comes with several cords to be able to connect to a TV or other device, regardless of age or function. I liked the design of this soundbar: it does not look catchy, but it is modern and, by the way, very high quality.
Connecting and installing a soundbar is quick and easy: we connect electrical and HDMI cables and place the device directly in front of the TV. To hang the soundbar on the wall, you will have to purchase a separate bracket. If your TV has no HDMI output, but there is an ARC (Audio Return Channel), an adapter with HDMI to the optical audio cable that comes with it is useful.
Dayton Audio is configured via an Android and iOS app on your smartphone. You can also use the program for Windows and Mac OS. Dayton Audio BS36 LCR speakers use low-frequency subwoofers for superior dynamic effects and bass enhancement, as opposed to thin speakers built into high-definition televisions. When BS36 is combined with a pair of SAT-BK satellite speakers and a powerful subwoofer, such as the Dayton Audio SUB-80, you will get surround sound with a spacious sound, but a compact size that will amaze family and friends.More Details
- Ideal for space-limited home theater
- High-gloss black lacquer finish
- Easy setup
- Size limitations
- Limited brand recognition