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Full review-JBL 2.1 Sound Bar
11 November 2018
.Writing this review after a week usage.
Firstly let's talk about delivery amazon took 9 days to delivered, yes i can understand as i live in town.
When i received package there was no any extra packaging done by seller (appario),but company's packaging was really good. best part was that the package was not tempered it was delivered neatly the outer box in good condition.hence kudos to amazon and fedex
Let's start review.....
1. What's in box- you will get soundbar,woofer,Aux cable,optical cable, manual,remote, battery, brackets for wall mounting,power chord for both system and wall mount reference paper sheet.hdmi cable is not provided
2.i/o input- 1 hdmi input,1hdmi output (arc), optical input,aux input,usb.
3.build quality- The build quality of sound bar is really really good the front mesh of sound bar is of metal and body is of good plastic hence product feels sturdy and well built.the subwoofer is made from wood and feels very premium.only the remote supplied is of average quality.
Functionality- very easy to setup just plug and play. the soundbar is not feature heavy loaded as seen in competition (Sony Ht iv 300)
But thinking practically the features given by jbl are very practical in use such as sound shift which is my opinion is the best feature it will automatically switches between active input seamlessly without touching remote . For example if you are watching news on tv and ads come now if you decide to hear music via Bluetooth from your phone just pick your phone and on your Bluetooth and play music from any app in phone the soundbar will automatically mute TV's sound and switches to phones audio and vice versa you don't need to find remote and searching for Bluetooth option. Trust me you will love this feature. The subwoofer is active subwoofer and connection between soundbar and woofer is wireless and again pairing the woofer and soundbar is seamless and automatic i dont encountered any connecting issue as some users reported. The soundbar supports hdmi arc connectivity what arc does it provides crystal clear clarity and also mainly the sound bar basic functionality can be controlled by TV's remote such as power on/off, sound, mute etc
Sound- firstly all test i done was on Hdmi arc connection and Bluetooth. I highly recommend to use hdmi cable if your TV supports hdmi arc if not use atleast optical cable provied. Secondly i use tatasky hd stb with active HD pack. Here's the main part when i hear the sound bar sound first time (music - amplifier) i said mashallah. The sound comes from it was WoW.The system is very loud. the high's mids lows are really well defined.in these testing days i tested 100s of song and much more movies . No matter what is your taste it will diliver. the clarity of sound bar is really good. sound bar is also good for hearing classical music.what downside is channel separation you will diffrentiate the left and right side but not back left and right.while watching movies you will feel you are in theatre. The dialogue in movies were crisp clear and loud. Wherever the action scene is there punch from woofer is phenomenal. The soundbar doesn't distort sound at high level the max it can reach is 47 which totally depends on your quality of audio file.
Bass- The system has 6.5 inch driver at bottom the bass you will hear is very deep and punchy.The bass is adjustable according to your taste upto 20.The bass is more in movie and sport mode and little low in music mode. The bass is not boomy. It will give you punch wherever required. I am little a basehead but i like the proper balance of both base and clarity which this system delivers cleverly. Firstly i was bit confused between sony ht iv 300 and this system but when i took demo of ht iv 300 the bass was on boomy side. You can place subwoofer at any place as the base driver is downward firing you will feel base at any direction. But still place the sub at your sweet spot.
Surround- surround sound is actually little poor. Don't get me wrong you can hear left and right sound but not of back left and right.
Price - i purchased it from amazon for 20000₹ look for amazon sales as you may get more discount by using debit cards i also purchased amazon basics hdmi cable.
Value for money-4.5/5
1. Great build quality
2. Sound is clear and loud
3. Bass is deep and punchy
4. Design is sleek and premium
1. Little poor surround sound
Bottom line- i would say just go for this soundbar blindly as it's HARMAN it worth every penny.
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