Lovers of Home theater possibly won’t be interested in this setup of minimal, but I kind of like it. The five-speaker-plus-sub thing is best if you’ve found a room for it, or can afford to outfit it well, but for the average apartment-dweller or someone who simply doesn’t care that a lot of about surround sound, a good soundbar similar this SB 16 from Harmon Kardon could be just what the doctor enjoined.
It connects immediately to your A/V receiver and TV, and there’s a wireless subwoofer that you can space wherever it resonates right. The soundbar isn’t underpowered, either, with two 3-inch drivers and one 3/4 tweeter for every channel, totaling 100 watts. Add the subwoofer and you’ve got, well, adequate sound for most indicates and games.
I was only watching Star Wars night of last on my notebook, and indeed with those tinny little speakers you can still get into a movie — but I’m not a surround sound connoisseur by any ways. The matter is about this soundbar, even though, is it prices $600, which puts it in rival with semi-budget surround systems plenty. It’s got a nice, convenient design and (one expectations) decent sound, but it’s putting itself out there with that cost. People might not believe it’s that much better than built-in speakers on some TVs.