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Value for money, but if can spend up to 2k more, try hdmi IN version
22 May 2019
Writing this review after using it for about 20 days.
I bought it for 4.5k during sale and it just about does the job for the money spent; nothing exceptional about it. Sound quality on line-in its OK (woofer is almost inaudible) but sound over bluetooth is very good. There is always a buzzing noise on line in if you keep speaker volume high (I'm guessing hdmi input version will not have this issue). Another nagging problem is that after switching on the speaker from mains, you need to turn it on using button on speaker or remote. It would have been better if it just turned on fully from mains (that's not a deal breaker though).
If the bar is wall mounted, it does not sit flush against the wall, it slightly tilts down. This is a design issue.
There is no indication of volume level when in line-in. So depending on TV content volume, you sometimes struggle to know if you've already reached the peak volume
The woofer is quite tall. Much taller than a more powerful 15 yr old Sony home theater I had earlier. However it does the job well on bluetooth mode, so I'm not so disappointed.
Overall I'm not disappointed with the product, but not ecstatic either. I get the value for the money paid, nothing more.
Now for Amazon service review... it looks like it's a very risky affair to buy expensive goods from Amazon now. Amazon did not let me return the speaker; they only gave me option to exchange against exact same model. This is highly unacceptable. I wanted to spend 2k more and buy the hdmi input version of this speaker. If I have to blindly buy without option to return, I'd rather buy from a shop than from Amazon. I'm not buying expensive things from Amazon any more... especially electronics