Philips B8/12 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5, This is superb and does exactly what the product splurge

Very good sound system, always can’t wait to turn it back on again. Sounds fantastic with movies, i’ve tried it many times with my favourite film ( transformers 2) & sounds great. The subwoofer is quite heavy on the bass too, i’ve left it at +1 & it goes up to +6 for how high you want the bass to go up to. Love playing music from it also using the speakers around the house. Can use one of each speaker with bluetooth or use the whole soundbar & spread the speakers around everywhere. Only downside is how much the price is without a sale.

Superb system,looks really good and provides excellent surround sound when speakers are detached for films. I bought this after lots of research and glad i did, it was easy to set up and use, the bluetooth is a great idea and also works well. If you are looking for a sound bar that also give good surround without the wires get this system.

Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose. I personally couldn’t get the hdmi arc working and am not sure if that is user error on my part, or flawed kit. So, in summary, if you’ve got a simpleish set-up and your primary connection is going to be optical cable then this does a very good job of home cinema sound. It is still worth messing with the height settings to optimise it for your room (very simple to do), but the effect is pleasing. However, if you’re a gadget freak and may want to use it for many devices i do wonder if the connectivity is too limited in that scenario. I’ll update the review if we discover any further issues down the line.

Key specs for Philips B8/12 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5.1 Channel and Wireless Subwoofer with Dolby Atmos – Black:

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  • 5.1.2 Multi-channel for true immersive 3D cinematic sound
  • Dolby Atmos and Ambisound delivers a new sense of overhead dimension for wide surround sound experience
  • Designed to enhance your living space; Sleek and premium design blends seamlessly with any TV
  • HDMI 4K2K pass-through for ultra HD content enjoyment. Connect to HDMI x2 for best ATMOS experience
  • Included: Soundbar, Remote Control and Wireless Subwoofer, 2 x AAA Batteries, AC-DC adapter for soundbar, AC power cord (x2), HDMI cable, USB adapter, Wall mount brackets (x2), Wall mount & user guide, Warranty leaflet

Comments from buyers

” had a lot of vouchers) and I was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the B5
, Looks good, just can’t use it
, 5.1 with no wires at last !

100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.

Hi the remote control is missing, was not part of the packaging. It almost impossible to operate and set the device without one. Will be grateful if l can ve it the rest is fine.

Fast delivery & uk plugs fitted. Lovely sound no matter what i play through it. ) adjustable treble is crisp & clear, bass nice & solid even room shaking if dvd requires i. Although only 4 to1 (no centre speaker) you would be hard pushed to notice. Big plus is the wireless detachable rear speakers. After initial room set up is carried out (main unit sends out test signal & adjusts to room acoustics) its unclip the speakers from main unit & place beside/behind you for great sound effects then reclip to main unit to recharge. Sub unit is slightly taller than other units but also quite slim so has small footprint. My tv sits in a corner & sub hides nicely behind. I have had a few 5 to 1 units over the years but this is the overall best all rounder i’ve had.

Excellent sound whether playing movies or playing music via bluetooth. The side speakers also act as either surround sound or standalone blue tooth speakers.

This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.

Best sound bar out there,have orders and sent back 4 sound bars till i got this one ,no other soundboard has wireless detachable speakers.

The concept is very good indeed, but i have had a lot of problems with mine. The volume does not want to remain stable and jumps all over the place?. The hdmi arc input wont accept a digital signal from my tv(panasonic plasma) via my sky box, so i’am forced to use the optical connection for dolby/dts. When i change tv channels it switches back to arc hdmi so the sound goes back to pcm or goes dead?(only sometimes?) philips have a download firmware fix on their website which did fix the volume for about 2 days but now the problem is back?.The fact that they have a firmware(bug fix) on a new product does not bode well. Also when you fast forword any programme there is a very annoying lag before the sound kicks in again, meaning you miss any dialogue at the start of the programme. The remote control looks nice, but is a little plasticky for a product in this price bracket, plus at times is very slow to respond(but again only at times?)i phoned philips and was told that if the firmware upgrade did not work then i should return it to amazon(thanks). Also be aware that it ships with euro two pin mains plugs(figure 8 ends) x2, really annoying if you don’t have spares to hand and no other leads at all(hdmi,optical etc) the voice button to enhance dialogue works at times, but sometimes requires the volume at max to work. On a positive note when it works its not bad at all, playing a blue ray through hdmi one with the speakers detached and calibrated it did a reasonable job for a product of this type, much better than other soundbars i’ve heard and at least you have actual speakers behind you. I shouldpoint out that i have downsized from £5,000.

Let me start by saying this is my first amazon review. I am blown away by the ingenuity of this product. It’s no surprise that the b5 has won a ces 2015 award for design and innovation. If you want surround sound to watch with your favourite movies without annoying your better half with the millions of cables normally required then this is definitely the way to go. The only thing that surprises me is how rubbish philips are at actually marketing this product. This has been on sale in europe since last september and when i contacted philips regarding uk availibilty they had absolutely no clue when it would be launched. I supect that it is still not officially available as my soundbar was delivered from milan. Bravo amazon for stepping up and selling this to the uk market. 00) was an absolute steal compared the rrp of £800.

So glad i made the purchase.

A fantastic way to add some serious depth to tv sound and some convenient music – all in a very simple and easy to use way. . A great addition to the family room: the kids love the music (either via bluetooth or spotify on the tivo box). And we get to enjoy surround sound in the evenings without the hassle of wires, etc. Sound separation in the ‘simulated’ 5. 1 mode isn’t as good as a kef 5. 1 speakers and receiver setup i have in the lounge, but then this is a fraction of the cost and a lot more family friendly. Installation with my philips f8007 tv, popcornhour, tivo and philips bluray has been seamless and popping the speakers out to setup surround sound each evening couldn’t be easieredit: and i’ve now enabled the hdmi arc and i’m using the correct port on the soundbar, so my tv and soundbar have their volumes in sync (and the sound bar powers on in sync with the tv). The volume can all be controlled from any device that can control the tv sound (soundbar remote, tv remote, tivo remote, logitech one, mobile phone, etc). And it is always kept in sync.

Good looking design and sounds nice so no issue there. Great idea with the detachable speakers. If you do not mind several remote controls then there is no problem and i would recommend this soundbar. We do mind though and hence the rating. Our previous set up: samsung ue55es6800 tv, virgin tivio box and soundbar from a competitor. We control all this with one remote control. The virgin tivio box remote. Set up now: as per above but replaced the soundbar with philips’ b5.

As with all philps products, there is a very high quality feel and look to the system. Normally you sacrifice looks for performance. However, thia is not the case here. It is without question the best and most versatile home cinema that i have ever purchased. Over the years i have purchased a lot of expensive units and this was the first sound bar i bought, and to be honest i wasn’t expecting much. I never expected the clarity of sound. Incrediblely easy set up, amazing rich sound with great amount of scope to tune to your liking. No lip syncing lag, as i thought there would be. I wall mounted unit, which also came with a self adhesive template. So basically, everything couldn’t be easier.

I waited a few months for the fidelio b5 to become available on amazon (i had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5 in a friends house. He has a bose system himself so this was some recommendation. I found it very easy to set up and the sound quality is crisp with clear notes across the range: superb even at very high volume. The sound bar is also stylish and the rear speakers easy to disconnect and reconnect. The full range of connection possibilities means i can use my old low tech turntable as well as blue tooth from my smartphone. An excellent all round product although more expensive than some lesser competitors.

Can sound a bit over bright when not detached and in movie mode but once detached its absolutely magical. Not quite as good as a full 5. 1 but it don’t have the time or energy for the wire running any more.

‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.

Great spacial soundstage, looks very pretty hanging from the tv, no wires visible. Works with full surround via arc (not all tvs do, mine is a phillips 8007 with ambilight +hue), and shares volume commands via hdmi-cec (so remote is only required for setup). Bluetooth multi-speaker is cool. Not as loud or precise as a full amp and speakers, but for elegance and efficient use of space this soundbar is easily the best for my room, and more than adequate for normal viewing. If you have acoustically consistent walls check out the atmos digital sound projector bars as an alternative.

Not at all impressed by this fidelio b5 soundbar from phillips. The rear wireless surround speakers don’t last anywhere near the 10 hours i’d read about while i was researching them online. One speaker runs out of battery about an hour before the other. I’d say on average they last around 4/5 hours at best when detached from the main unit, on a low volume setting with the bass taken right down. The subwoofer only seems to work when it wants and doesn’t even show up on the surround demos i tested it out on. The remote control is unresponsive most of the time and has a horrible feel to it. There is also an annoying sound delay of around half a second, which i wasn’t expecting on a sound bar of this price. It’s a shame as i bought this to go with my philips tv and although i tested it so extensively i missed the return window by accident, or else it would have gone back.

A few little annoyances: the charging lights on the remote speakers seem to be a bit random on occasion, it would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it were a setting), and very occasionally there’s a distortion glitch that’s fixed by turning them off/on again. That being said, i love these things; replaced all my other speakers, taking up less space, easier to manage, and great quality sound (i’m no audiophile though).

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

Crystal clear sound and a brilliant idea that you can detach the speakers to convert to full surround sound without any messy wires. Ok, the rechargeable batteries in the blue tooth speakers only realistically last for one movie but that’s great for us.

To connect everything was easy just sockets and wireless subwoofer connects automatically, the same with rear speakers. As you may know this film full of talking and some space action too. So dialogue was crispy clear and when rocket engines were powered up all room was shaken. 1 wired systems and i can tell you this one does the same job and what more voice much clearer than on those i had. Price does bites but ease of use and no wires worth it .

Fozela Soundbar : It’s okay, but somehow the volume is to steep

This is working really well my tv speakers were getting really bad this has solved the problem.

Brilliant bit of kit, excellent sound, great value.

Soundbar, Fozela TV Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (40 Watt Speaker,31.5-Inch,Dual Connection Methods, Remote Control, Wall Mountable)

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  • HIFI STEREO SOUND:With four high quality full-range speakers ( 40w) and  two passive radiators ,the item can turn you TV into a  home theatre with shocking HiFi Stereo sound.
  • WIRE OR WIRELESS CONNECTIONS: The item can be connected to TV or computers,phones through wireless Bluetooth (effective distance:10 meters/33 feet) and 3.5mm AUX input wire (included).
  • REMOTE CONTROL: You can just adjust playback settings including on/off ,volume, backward/forward through the cute remote control.
  • WALL MOUNTABLE: Can be placed  under the television or mount it on the wall for a convenient and elegant set up.
  • BROAD COMPATIBILITY:Work with Smart-phones, Tablets, PC, MP3 player, TV, Support AUX line-out music play mode, etc.

 bought this to replace my old cheap 5. 1 wired system since i want to re-locate my amazon echo. I tried a £15 bt receiver but they are not working as what i expected, especially on noise isolation – they are so easily to pick up some interferences. With this bt sound bar i could save a lot of spaces for the other stuff as well as reducing the number of wires i need to have in the living room. The design is quite nice, i like the looking. The sound quality is ok, definitely not the best one compared to bose sound bar which worth £300+ but enough for daily tv use and music streaming. Overall i’m quite satisfied with the money i spent on this product.

Great sound bar still in use after many months fits perfect under my bush tv too.

I like this tv speakers,put with my 55 inch tv together it won’t appear small, feeling is suit, sound quality is very good, the connection option you can use cable or bluetooth ,which is up to you.

Soundbar, Fozela TV Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (40 Watt Speaker,31.5-Inch,Dual Connection Methods, Remote Control, Wall Mountable) : Great sound bar especially for the price easy set up.

For a sound bar good quality in sound compared to normal flat screen tvs speaker sound, in my opinion no comparison to a 5. 1 surround sound system, what would probably improve sound would be a separate sub woofer speaker.

The soundbar is nice for price and offers decent sound quality. It comes with a number of ways to connect and has remote which makes it very convenient. However, after a month and half the remote broke and no longer works.

Instructions are a bit hard to understand but ok once you read it s couple of times.

I ordered this on 04/02, it arrived on evening of 07/02. I connected and set it up this morning (08/02), it took five minutes, no swearing and it’s outstanding. Great sound, clear as a bell and enough volume to lift the roof. The instruction leaflet is basic but covers all the bases and once you get a look at the back of the tv it makes sense. My tv doesn’t have bluetooth so this was a direct aux cable connection. You need to connect both the aux and the fibre optic cable. All of the required cables, coaxes and the power plug are supplied, just make sure you check the box to get it all out. For less than £70 this is outstanding value and if i can sort this anyone can.

Very impressed with the 40w output loudness for this soundbar. Has all the equip specification connections and remote included.

It’s okay, but somehow the volume is to steep. Its either not loud enough or too loud. Seems to miss one or two steps.

The sound is nice and clear.

Excellent sound quality, and easy to set up.

If you want surround sound with loads of base dont buy this. If you want to improve the poor quality sound of your tv without having something massive on the wall the this is for you. I am very happy with this item and for what it cost i believe it will be hard to find anything to beat it.

Comes with everything you need to setup and install. Good quality sound easy to pair with your phone via bluetooth you can even just use it as a speaker.

Roth Audio SUB ZERO III Wireless Soundbar – : now works perfectly Great product, easy to use and well made

Pleased with the soundbar once i had it up and running. Only problem the lead provided was not as described in the instructions and didn’t work with my tv, so i had to go out and buy one.

I use these on a regular basis with most of our flat screen installations and they provide a good level of sound and support multiple inputs including bluetooth for wireless connections to phones and tablets.

Makes the most impact on films and when the volume is up more, but at lower volume the sound seems crisper and more detailed that bog-standard speakers on my sony bravia. Difficult to fit an optical lead unless on the wall but maybe you can get right-angled adaptors like you can for hdmi cables?.

Sound qulaity was good although i would loved the bass to be more stronger. It made a huge difference to the sound of the tv in my living room and that’s what it was bought for. However, its more suitable for small areas and the only disappiontment was setting it up was a struggle as it did not work through the hdmi connection and had to use a coaxial cable (not included in the box). For that i give the product 4 stars.

  • easy to set up and simple to use
  • Sturdy and good quality
  • Five Stars

Roth Audio SUB ZERO III Wireless Soundbar – Black

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  • No need for a separate sub, the Sub Zero III has two built-in Ultra-Bass passive drivers, two bass drivers and two full range drivers – allowing full frequency range audio in a single discrete unit
  • HDMI inputs/output (ARC), Optical, Analogue and Bluetooth inputs- Sub Zero III will connect easily to any TV or audio source (phone, tablet and laptop)
  • Roth MA DSP sound processing – bringing new life to your TV and creating a tremendous home cinema experience
  • The Sub Zero III can be wall or table mounted – will complement any room. Set up is simple so no delay in enjoying your favourite movies or music
  • “The sound is great” – 4 STARS, Q Magazine

Very impressed with the quality of this product.

Bought this as the flat screen speakers on my tv are poor. It gives great sharp sound, not tried it for movies yet as not found anything worth watching.

This was our 3rd sound bar & due to issues with separate sub woofers. Really surprised at the full range of sound; no distortion with tv or music or any volume.

If like me, you planned on having this sit in front of your tv on the stand, the connections are annoyingly placed a they’re in a small recess that points downwards, so you can’t use the optical connectionthere is an adapter included so an hdmi cable (one) can be connected, you’ll have to buy more adapters tho. It also has bluetooth so i connected that way, but it means you have to ok that each time. Sound is pretty good, vast improvement on the to speakers, bass is decent and clear. Overall volume is loud enough even for music. Pity about the placement of the connections- who thought that one out?. Fine if you put it on the wall, it has the screws included.

Great for parties as can move rooms easily with bluetooth. . For larger spaces, other than normal house rooms, you poss need more aps if needing extra umf but im happy with it.

Great product, price and efficient delivery. Easy to set up and significant improvement in sound. Looks stylish and with hdmi connectivity means its easy to connect most devices.

Just bought this to supplement the (poor) sound on my led tv. The quality is way beyond expectations. I’d heard a few other brands such as samsung and sony but this way exceeds these. Build quality good and it’s a uk brand.

Easy set up with optical cable (not included). Realised that my tv doesn’t have hdmi arc. If you plan to put this on a table rather than wall mount it is worth getting cables with a 90 degree bend at one end.

Only had this a few days but really impressed with sound quality. Set up was easy used hdmi(arc) to connect to tv. Excellent value for money also arrived day earlier than scheduled.

Arrived promptly and installed without any problems. Wonderful sound and i can now hear all the tv and music via bluetooth which is a great experience.

I bought this product, my first soundbar, on the back of 5 star reviews and because it’s british made and very reasonably priced. It was promptly delivered and was as described, and to be fair is not a bad looking piece of equipment. The instructions were simple and set up should have been easy so so far so good but by way of review i will list the good and bad. The instructions say, along with most technical advise, that the best way to connect the soundbar is through hdmirca, ok gripe one is that after an hour or so of fiddling around i had to come to the conclusion that this bar will not work using the hdmi port with my (year old) lg tv, according to an engineer i spoke to it could be down to a program conflict. Gripe two is that, if this is the case why is this not listed as a possible problem?. I bought an optical lead (£30. 00) and once i had changed the settings on the tv i had a working soundbar. Minor gripe three is a tiny lag in lip sync, but i mean tiny and i am probably being over critical. The last gripe is, i would have liked more control over tone not just the three default setting (speech, music and movie).

Having tried another make and model (hitachi) with poor results, i had better hopes with this one. Although it “only” has 90 watts (rms) power, it’s plenty for your average sized living room. Sound quality is very good considering it’s a soundbar with it’s limited speaker space – roth have done well with what’s available. Bass is very good, the unit almost bounces and sometimes struggles to contain itself, a thicker foot pad would help cushion it a bit more, but there’s no denying it has punch. (wall mounting would fix this). Obviously a sub would improve bass, but if – like me, you wanted just a 2. 0 unit, then i can confirm it really does well delivering a broad spectrum of sound. Music mode is to me the best setting with the nicest balance (- having tried the other modes which were a bit too brash). Very smooth sound when playing music, well controlled, just the right amount of clarity without being to “bright” (sometimes things can sound a bit too “trebley”?). – great movie dialogue too – nice a clear without overpowering any particular sound range.

Superb quality at a bargain price. Well made outstanding sound.

Lovely sound nice slim speaker.

This is an excellent product, buy it with confidence. We mostly watch tv/films via nowtv but previously couldn’t hear the dialogue clearly. This soundbar supports hdmi passthrough (provided by nowtv) so it’s a good fit. We can now hear the dialogue very clearly. When watching films, i recommend the ‘music’ setting which gives the best balance between the film’s score and dialogue. I wouldn’t say this bar provides ‘surround sound’ but the sound is very much improved over our tv speakers, in all aspects.

For the money this is good soundbar offering a vast improvement in sound over most flat screen tv’s especially when watching a bluray. It has a small footprint, looks smart , has good connectivity, removes the need for a separate subwoofer and packs a good punch sonically. In my opinion, soundbars/home cinema systems should be simple use and not require you to use 3 remote controls. When connected via hmdi arc to a tv, the tv remote (and sky remote) should be able to turn on/off both devices and control the volume, the sub zero 3 (sz3) cannot do any of these. This can cause grief when the other half and the kids struggle to use the sz3. When linking a skybox to the sz3 via hdmi i struggled with lipsync issues that i could not solve without connecting the skybox back to the tv. Other minor issues were as follows;- sz3 cannot output dolby digital from sky hd channels. – lcd panel completely dims so you cannot tell if you have left the sz3 on. In summary, this is a good sound bar that could of been a great one.

Quite good but not as good as my 17 year old technics stereo.

Bought this so i could avoid additional wires for wall mounted tv. Hdmi arc allows tv picture and sound to work perfectly. You need to make sure your tv has a hdmi arc option. Most new tvs have one but if you don’t this will not work. I had a few issues when connecting at first but this was down to me not reading the instructions properly. Now works perfectlygreat product, easy to use and well made.

JZKJ Sound Bar IP-08 Bluetooth 3 – Enough for what it’s built for

I must admit, i wasn’t expecting much for the price, but when it arrived i was pleasantly surprised. The unit has a solid weight to it and has a premium feel – none of the overly glossy cheap plastic. It looks and feels a lot more expensive than it was. And the sound, well, it packs a punch.Turn the dial up, and you have one heck of a sound. It’s loud and isn’t distorted in the slightest. It comes with a usb cable, aux cable, and splitter. It can be powered either by the usb (there isn’t an adapter included so you will need an adapter if you want to plug it in the wall) or by batteries. This is perfect for me as plug the usb cable in to a projector for sound and don’t need to worry about it reaching an extra socket. However, bear in mind that there isn’t a remote for the sound, so you will have to use the dial no the side to change the volume. All-in-all, this is a very good product for the price.

Oustanding little speaker for the price. Sound is clear and surprisingly punchy. Already have a soundbar for the main tv and got this speaker to go with my mini portable projector, works brilliantly. Only downside is- the speaker has a light which flashes when connected in bluetooth mode. Doesn’t seem to be a way to turn it off. It can be a bit distracting.

Not bad for the money, cant say the bass is as much as i would like it but cant complain with the price, the speaker needs adjustment from an eq, i have it conected to my pc and have adjusted my eq settings to make this speaker sound nice because out of the box the sound is tiny, it has 2 speakers, one is left and the other is right so you do get stereo sound, because these speakers are low quality you signal range for bass and highs will be limited so keep that in mind when adjusting your eq settings on your pc if your planning on connecrting on a pc.

Great item for a small set up of music. The build quality is nice and the look is stylish enough to fit to set up of any type interior. The bluetooth connectivity makes it easier to pair with any device but supports only one device for pairing. But it also has aux connection and also supports micro sd card. I wish the volume up/down buttons and the play, next/previous track buttons were better located for easier access. The battery life lasts for about 4 to 5 hours of continuous playback. But this could vary depending on what volume level and what type of connection you are using to play the audio. The volume is loud enough from a speaker of its size. But i wouldn’t recommend it to set up with a tv as the bass on this is not very loud.

Good little unit to replace the failing 5 year old logitech speakers i had. I especially like that there are only 2 wires (power + aux) when using this on a pc so it cleans up my desk a lot. Sound quality is decent for 10w usb powered speakers and does the job for some light gaming and/or youtube videos. Loud enough for any room but don’t expect to make house parties with this thing unless you’re playing ambient music. Get it for:* small pc and laptop speaker. * social events* bluetooth speaker (phone pairing for spotify etc)don’t get it for:* very loud parties* tv sound bar* audophilesbattery tests gave me about 5 hours of continuous play at about 60% volume.

For the price, this is a really reasonable little soundbar. Easy to connect, and impressed by the battery life when used unplugged, i didnt expect it to also work wire-free, this was an added bonus. Sound quality is as you would expect from a speaker in this price range, maybe slightly better in fact.

  • Brilliant for the price!
  • Wireless for sound
  • Great little handy item

Very easy to set up just plug it into your headphone port on your tv and the other two in to the back of the sound bar. Fantastic sound quality & price. This sound bar looks very sleek and would fit any living room set up.

This truly is a ‘mini’ sound bar, approximately 1/2 to 1/3 the size of a normal tv bar. That being said, it’s great for a bedroom tv. I am using mine for exactly that, with the additional bonus of having it connected via bluetooth to my phone and echo meaning i can ask for music to be played in the bedroom while getting dressed etc. I used it for over an hour last night on battery before having to charge it. In terms of sound clarity, i’d say it’s good, better than tv speakers, however obviously not in league with a bar costing 3 x plus the price. There are buttons on the rear for skipping, pause / play, plus a card slot. There is no remote with this, which is a shame, but there is an inbuilt microphone apparently meaning you could use it for handsfree calls, so i guess it would be useful in a workshop or kitchen etc?. I’m classing this as a bluetooth speaker more than a soundbar.

Amazing speaker that looks great and sounds great. Provides great surround sound, that is clear even at high volumes. Stylish design that looks great in our room.

This little sound bar looks great in black and silver. Sound is good over a range of music, though it could do to be a bit louder, but fine if you use it with a pc directly in front of you. Really easy to use as it automatically selects which input you want:turn it on and it goes into bluetooth mode;put a cable in (supplied), turn it on and it goes into aux mode;likewise if you put a memory card in and turn it on it goes into media mode. It has a usb cable for power, but also has a built in battery. This is great, i could position it where i wanted when i used it with my projector. No worries about sockets on the projection wall. It worked really well, over all very good.

Features of Sound Bar IP-08 Bluetooth 3.0 mini 2-ch 10W Stereo Wireless Leshare Speakers With Subwoofer Recharge 3.7V 2000mAH Battery Microphone Headphone Jack for PC Laptop Desktop Computers TV (Black)

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  • Powered by cutting-edge Bluetooth V4.0 technology, power saving, faster and more stably transfer, outstanding connection range of up to 33 feet.
  • 2×1.5inch total 8W powerful acoustic drivers play a full-range, abundant stereo audio, loud sound in such a small size.
  • IPX6 typical shower outdoor speaker(splashproof,shockproof, dustproof&waterproof), rugged construction.
  • Built-in Li-Ion 2000 mAh rechargeable battery guarantees up to 6-12 hours playtime( recharge in just 3-4 hours with included micro USB cable).
  • Built-in Mp3 player automatically plays the music with a stand alone Micro SD/TF card. Built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calling; Easy pairing. Specific remote shutter control function, have fun of taking selfie with this speaker.

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Powered by cutting-edge Bluetooth V4.0 technology, power saving, faster and more stably transfer, outstanding connection range of up to 33 feet.

2×1.5inch total 8W powerful acoustic drivers play a full-range, abundant stereo audio, loud sound in such a small size.

IPX6 typical shower outdoor speaker(splashproof,shockproof, dustproof&waterproof), rugged construction.

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Philips B1 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5, looks really good and provides excellent surround sound when speakers are detached

When this system first arrived, the first thing i noticed was how heavy the package was. This is often a sign of good things to come with speakers. Opening the package and you find that almost all the weight is in the wireless sub-woofer. This is quite large but very slim, so can fit unobtrusively behind or under a sofa for example. The main box though i thought was very light weight. Setting up was not too difficult. Initially i could not get the sub and the main unit to pair, but after some searching online, i found that the sub-woofer has a tiny pairing button. Press that and the link light starts flashing, move it to within three feet of the main unit and they should pair. I have a new lg 4k smart tv and a virgin tv v6 box. I decided to leave the v6 box connected to the tv and to run an optical cable to the fidelio.

Fantastic sound quality and the detachable speakers are very handy in our odd shaped lounge.

Pound for pound you will struggle to find a better soundbar on the market. Awesome sound quality wireless surround sound that works faultlessly. I also have 2 b&w zeppelin air’s, which i have always liked the sound of, but i have sat down and just played a youtube video from ultra 2015 (axwell & ingrosso or martin garrix) separated the surround speakers, turned it right up, and sat there thinking wow.Yes when the surround speakers are detached the sound drops out for a second while it all connect wirelessly, but it is just a second. If you need any more proof the b5’s predecessor (htl9100) won soundbar of the year from whathifi.

Key specs for Philips B1 Fidelio Nano Soundbar Cinema Speaker 5.1 Channel and Wireless Subwoofer Tiny But Mighty – Black:

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  • Powerful sound in a compact form; the microbeam technology delivers truly immersive sound
  • Slim wireless subwoofer for vertical & horizontal placement that ensures deep, powerful bass
  • 5.1 channel sound output with powerful 320W sound output
  • Bluetooth (aptX and AAC) for wireless music streaming
  • Included in the box: B1 Fidelio Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer, 2 x AAA Batteries, Power cord, Remote Control, Safety & Legal Leaflet, Trademarks Sheet, User Manual, World Wide Warranty leaflet

Comments from buyers

” had a lot of vouchers) and I was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the B5
, Looks good, just can’t use it
, 5.1 with no wires at last !

To connect everything was easy just sockets and wireless subwoofer connects automatically, the same with rear speakers. As you may know this film full of talking and some space action too. So dialogue was crispy clear and when rocket engines were powered up all room was shaken. 1 wired systems and i can tell you this one does the same job and what more voice much clearer than on those i had. Price does bites but ease of use and no wires worth it .

Fast delivery & uk plugs fitted. Lovely sound no matter what i play through it. ) adjustable treble is crisp & clear, bass nice & solid even room shaking if dvd requires i. Although only 4 to1 (no centre speaker) you would be hard pushed to notice. Big plus is the wireless detachable rear speakers. After initial room set up is carried out (main unit sends out test signal & adjusts to room acoustics) its unclip the speakers from main unit & place beside/behind you for great sound effects then reclip to main unit to recharge. Sub unit is slightly taller than other units but also quite slim so has small footprint. My tv sits in a corner & sub hides nicely behind. I have had a few 5 to 1 units over the years but this is the overall best all rounder i’ve had.

But it is missing instruction manual and usb adapter can you help.

‘tiny but mighty’, the fairly large and heavy box declares. This system offers a very compact soundbar that is paired with a substantial sub-woofer, which is thin enough to be placed fairly unobtrusively. The system is easy to set up and get going, and the sound performance is impressive considering how small the soundbar is. It brings depth to the sound along with clear vocals. As with most surround systems, music playback is not as refined as on a decent hi-fi system, but it offers a good sound and does a perfectly good job for playing ‘background music’. If you’re going to spend this sort of money on a surround system, it’s worth considering and auditioning a few options, and it’s fair to say that a system based on multiple satellite speakers will offer something different. But if you are looking for an extremely compact soundbar and a subwoofer you can tuck away somewhere, this system is well worth a listen.

A fantastic way to add some serious depth to tv sound and some convenient music – all in a very simple and easy to use way. . A great addition to the family room: the kids love the music (either via bluetooth or spotify on the tivo box). And we get to enjoy surround sound in the evenings without the hassle of wires, etc. Sound separation in the ‘simulated’ 5. 1 mode isn’t as good as a kef 5. 1 speakers and receiver setup i have in the lounge, but then this is a fraction of the cost and a lot more family friendly. Installation with my philips f8007 tv, popcornhour, tivo and philips bluray has been seamless and popping the speakers out to setup surround sound each evening couldn’t be easieredit: and i’ve now enabled the hdmi arc and i’m using the correct port on the soundbar, so my tv and soundbar have their volumes in sync (and the sound bar powers on in sync with the tv). The volume can all be controlled from any device that can control the tv sound (soundbar remote, tv remote, tivo remote, logitech one, mobile phone, etc). And it is always kept in sync.

Good looking design and sounds nice so no issue there. Great idea with the detachable speakers. If you do not mind several remote controls then there is no problem and i would recommend this soundbar. We do mind though and hence the rating. Our previous set up: samsung ue55es6800 tv, virgin tivio box and soundbar from a competitor. We control all this with one remote control. The virgin tivio box remote. Set up now: as per above but replaced the soundbar with philips’ b5.

Not sure if it’s a refurbished item as didn’t look like others i have seen unpacked on youtube. E stickers on the subwoofer and soundbar to show whats inside. Also came with two european plugs and not uk, so had to buy additional items. This needs to be in the spec as it was an item that was useless out of the box. Hopefully when i receive my new plugs that it’s name lives up. Reviews else where seem honest and transparent so fingers crossed.

Absolutely love this song quality is excellent especially when you disconnect the speakers at the end, this turns into a 5. 1 system it is like being at the cinema,, without doubt recommend this to anybody, who loves wood quality sound, even if you do not take the 2 and speaker off , the wound quality, is better than any say bar i have heard , i purchased my phone black friday and it was an absolute bargain.

Can sound a bit over bright when not detached and in movie mode but once detached its absolutely magical. Not quite as good as a full 5. 1 but it don’t have the time or energy for the wire running any more.

Crystal clear sound and a brilliant idea that you can detach the speakers to convert to full surround sound without any messy wires. Ok, the rechargeable batteries in the blue tooth speakers only realistically last for one movie but that’s great for us.

Bought this from richer sounds. Brilliant system and very easy to set up.

Three weeks in with this – a few thoughts: as others have said, the inputs are limited (i know some people may need more than 2 hdmi slots, and i would rather have more than one optical slot) there could also have been a little more thought about their accessibility. That said, for us, this was replacing an old bose 3-2-1 speaker which has served us superbly for 12 years. So this had a very high bar to impress us. First effort was an outstanding hit – we had it connected via optical cable to our fire tv box and streamed some movies – brilliant, the full effect, it ‘sounded’ superb with noise seemingly bouncing all around us. I guess if that kind of set-up is what your primary use is going to be, then you’ll be very happy. However, certain other set-ups haven’t worked quite as well. For instance our ‘smart’ tv has limited sound output options, but did have bluetooth, so we connected that way and that was frankly woeful. Plugging in and streaming via my pc and an aux cable was ok, but nowhere near as good as i used to get on my bose. I personally couldn’t get the hdmi arc working and am not sure if that is user error on my part, or flawed kit. So, in summary, if you’ve got a simpleish set-up and your primary connection is going to be optical cable then this does a very good job of home cinema sound. It is still worth messing with the height settings to optimise it for your room (very simple to do), but the effect is pleasing. However, if you’re a gadget freak and may want to use it for many devices i do wonder if the connectivity is too limited in that scenario. I’ll update the review if we discover any further issues down the line.

I waited a few months for the fidelio b5 to become available on amazon (i had a lot of vouchers) and i was not disappointed. My son recommended it after hearing the b5 in a friends house. He has a bose system himself so this was some recommendation. I found it very easy to set up and the sound quality is crisp with clear notes across the range: superb even at very high volume. The sound bar is also stylish and the rear speakers easy to disconnect and reconnect. The full range of connection possibilities means i can use my old low tech turntable as well as blue tooth from my smartphone. An excellent all round product although more expensive than some lesser competitors.

This soundbar from philips absolutely doesn’t disappoint. I can’t believe that we don’t see this product prominent in our shops today. For anyone wanting the convenience of a fabulous quality sound for both tv,movies and music combining the flexibility of a fixed soundbar or separate the two end speakers and have full surround sound system or. And yes there is more the ability to take your speakers to another room or garden and play your music across bluetooth from your phone or tablet in isolation to that speaker. Its easy to set up and neatly provides a connection hub for all your hdmi connections including hdmi arc direct from your tv. It has addition optical connections if you should want to use them but i haven’t as hdmi is easy and simple to use from sky hd box,blue ray player and tv. Well done philips for a great product and if this was demonstrated in large retail stores it would sell like hot cakes.

Lets get the negative points out of the way first, and please note these are not related to performance of this equipment in any way. I don’t know who decided to locate the hdmi in and hdmi arc sockets in an angled recess, but it was a poor decision. Trying to plug in a heavy duty hdmi cable was not an easy task, although standard thinner hdmi leads were not too difficult. Why not just have the sockets flush to the back panel, which means cables are easier to fit, and don’t have to bend, something which is more likely to cause internal damage, and possibly eventual cable failure. The usb socket should have been located on top of the unit, not at the back where you need to move the soundbar each time you want to plug in a usb device. There is an angled usb adaptor included in the box, and if this had pointed upwards when fitted it would have made things a lot easier. However, for some reason it points down, and if the soundbar is stood on the floor, it makes it totally useless. Maybe i’m missing something, but the quick start guide offers no explanation at all.

The concept is very good indeed, but i have had a lot of problems with mine. The volume does not want to remain stable and jumps all over the place?. The hdmi arc input wont accept a digital signal from my tv(panasonic plasma) via my sky box, so i’am forced to use the optical connection for dolby/dts. When i change tv channels it switches back to arc hdmi so the sound goes back to pcm or goes dead?(only sometimes?) philips have a download firmware fix on their website which did fix the volume for about 2 days but now the problem is back?.The fact that they have a firmware(bug fix) on a new product does not bode well. Also when you fast forword any programme there is a very annoying lag before the sound kicks in again, meaning you miss any dialogue at the start of the programme. The remote control looks nice, but is a little plasticky for a product in this price bracket, plus at times is very slow to respond(but again only at times?)i phoned philips and was told that if the firmware upgrade did not work then i should return it to amazon(thanks). Also be aware that it ships with euro two pin mains plugs(figure 8 ends) x2, really annoying if you don’t have spares to hand and no other leads at all(hdmi,optical etc) the voice button to enhance dialogue works at times, but sometimes requires the volume at max to work. On a positive note when it works its not bad at all, playing a blue ray through hdmi one with the speakers detached and calibrated it did a reasonable job for a product of this type, much better than other soundbars i’ve heard and at least you have actual speakers behind you. I shouldpoint out that i have downsized from £5,000.

Excellent sound whether playing movies or playing music via bluetooth. The side speakers also act as either surround sound or standalone blue tooth speakers.

So glad i made the purchase.

100% performance out of the box. Use hdmr port and it will communicate with tv. Bluetooth easy to use and surround sound is easy to arrange.

Very good sound system, always can’t wait to turn it back on again. Sounds fantastic with movies, i’ve tried it many times with my favourite film ( transformers 2) & sounds great. The subwoofer is quite heavy on the bass too, i’ve left it at +1 & it goes up to +6 for how high you want the bass to go up to. Love playing music from it also using the speakers around the house. Can use one of each speaker with bluetooth or use the whole soundbar & spread the speakers around everywhere. Only downside is how much the price is without a sale.

A few little annoyances: the charging lights on the remote speakers seem to be a bit random on occasion, it would be nice if they didn’t turn off automatically (or if it were a setting), and very occasionally there’s a distortion glitch that’s fixed by turning them off/on again. That being said, i love these things; replaced all my other speakers, taking up less space, easier to manage, and great quality sound (i’m no audiophile though).

tec+ TecPlus Geo Mini Bluetooth Compact Lightweight Wireless Portable and Rechargeable Speaker – Awesome sleek mini speaker

This speaker is surprisingly loud for the size of it. The battery life is fantastic and it’s easy to connect to your bluetooth devices. The sound buttons on the device don’t seem to do anything, i have to turn the sound down on my device to get any noticeable increase or decrease in sound. The sound is a bit flat, but this is fine for the value of the item. It’s light in weight but not so light that it feels cheap. I’m very happy using this in my kitchen to play music while cooking dinner.

I got this speaker as a gift to give to my little sister as part of her christmas present. If you want mini portable speaker this would be ideal. With bluetooth and a range of 10, she could take it anywhere and not need to lug a heavy speaker around with her, and because of its size it fits in even little bags. She could leave it on the ground and enjoy herself with friends. She said that the sound quality was also to a decent standard for such a small speaker, which was the main reservation i had of how good it would be. With little speakers i always expect the play time to be short but with 4 hours this would you do well for most of the activities you would use it for. The downside was that it did take a couple of hours to charge which i thought would have been quicker and it only has a short battery life when we first played it once opening. When opening the products the packaging isn’t very inspiring and looks pretty basic it does display the key features. The box contains the speaker, a charge cable and the speaker also have a built in 3. This means that if her phone battery was running low, she could just turn the bluetooth off and plug it in, and save her battery. Even when she did have it plugged in, it doesn’t really cause and issue due to it being the size of a small/medium adults fist, it could easily be put anywhere. This also meant that is could be shared amongst friends easily. The twist action to open and close was easy to do, and is a quirky feature that opens the bass chamber and changing the sound. This is a great feature depending on what music you listen to.

Well i have to say this tiny speaker packs a punch . It’s so small and such good sound quality for its size and price. I had a fault on the usb charge cable so i call the company and they sent out a new one immediately. Here are the specifications for the tec+ TecPlus Geo Mini Bluetooth Compact Lightweight Wireless Portable and Rechargeable Speaker:

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  • With 10 hours of play time and available in a range of fun colours
  • Connect music device through either Bluetooth or the 3.5 mm aux cable that is provided
  • Features passive bass radiator

 i brought the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker as a christmas present for my sister in law but thought i have a look and give it a go firstthe packaging in a little basic but what you would expect for this price point. I really like the bright blue label and clear instructions. I’ve done a little video so you can see how easy it is to connect to your phone, tablet etc. I used my iphone 6s and had it set up in seconds. I’ve tried it with both my iphone and my husband’s samsung phone so can confirm it works with both ios and android both being easy to set up and pumping out tunes within less than a minute. I myself have a few bluetooth speakers i compared the tec+ geo up bluetooth speaker to my bassboomz it had a much better clarity of sound and didn’t bounce around the table like my bassboomz does. Overall a very happy customer so much so i don’t really want to give it away now. I may have to buy another i am extremely happy with the quality, i brought the pink and love it, it’s very bright but that suits me perfectly. Overall a very happy customer and would happy recommend to anyone.

It would have been perfect but battery only lasts two hours.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Clear sounding, easy to use, would highly recommend!
  • The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage
  • Brilliant

Smart reliable bit little speaker, as a fisherman i tend to use a radio on the bank but i’ve been taking this recently, it fits in my tackle bag nicely without taking up much space. I’ve been using it to listen to the euros on talksport and the sound quality is spot on. Only thing i would change is the option for a green or camou colour and maybe a little zip case to keep it clean in transit.

This really is a pocket-sized speaker, it will go in your pocket. The bluetooth connection is almost instant and it really does sound okay for something so small. Let’s be realistic, it’s no high quality speaker, but then you don’t buy this as your home stereo choice. This is ideal for children, or anyone that wants a tiny speaker to take on days out when you want to travel light. Give it to your children and they’ll enjoy it without annoying the neighbours or the general public. It’s got cables with it, so you can wire it in to a non-bluetooth device and charge it from a usb port. It’s size means you can use it practically anywhere and you won’t care if it get’s knocked about a bit or covered in sand.

I got this speaker as a last minute christmas present for my boyfriend but had to try it as soon as i got it delivered to my work. I previously bought the geo up also as an xmas present (i wrote a review for this one also: http://www. Uk/tecplus-rechargeable-bluetooth-compatible-smartphones/dp/b017ihw5k0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=utf8&qid=1451388721&sr=1-1&keywords=geo+up) but the geo compact is the newest model from tec+ i’ve discovered. The packaging is really tidy i think we’ll keep it to store the speaker when we’re not using it. It’s got a magnetic flap and everything fits into the one sleek box which is greati paired it using bluetooth within seconds and was annoying my office with christmas songs from spotify on my iphone. It’s already charged so as soon as i got it out of the box it was ready to go which was lovely, although i’ll most likely have to charge it again before i give it as a gift. I love the material of the speaker it’s really smooth just like the geo up and feels like it’s a premium quality product.

Lot smaller than expected- it’s ok but if purchasing as a gift it doesn’t look worth the money.

Original purchase not working as charge lead connection poor. Replacement unit seems fine.

It’s small and can be carried anywhere, the battery life has lasted me 3 days of listening to music. Only complaint is that when you turn it on or use any of the buttons it makes super loud noises that can’t be turned off or down.

After just decorating our room, my partner and i were looking for a small speaker. This was perfect and sends out a lot volume (when the right tune comes on). I think it has a cool retro look and was so easy to use; perfect for me as i’m not great with technology. I love using this but the step kids keep coming along and stealing it from me. They have quickly linked it to their i-pods so now it makes its way around the whole house. It came in a simple white box, no bigger than the speaker itself which if you did want to store it away, would look smart enough in its own right. Inside are the various accessories and a simple instruction manual (not that you really need them). Sync your device up and it is ready to go; takes no more than 30 seconds. When the items link it makes rather a loud sound but don’t let that put you off. I love going to festivals so am looking forward to taking this little beauty along with me for when we are sat around the camp site.

I didn’t expect too much from this speaker having received it as a gift, but it has gone above and beyond my expectations. I’m used to hifi speakers so didn’t expected to be blown away, but considering it’s size it really packs a punch. It has great bass and a really powerful sound that can be heard all my the house if desired. Robust design also, it’s had a few drops and is fine despite some cosmetic damage. The outer casing shell does a great job at absorbing shock and looking rather stylish as it does. It’s hard to find a nice looking speaker these days. Something else that impressed me about the design was the rubber gel at the bottom, i can put this speaker on full volume and it still doesn’t move off the shelf due to the semi-grip strip running along it. The only room i didn’t have any speakers in left was the bathroom so that’s where it lives now, i assume it has some kind of ipx rating despite it not saying so, because it’s been there for a month now next to the shower and hasn’t acted up once. The only thing i didn’t like was the lack of volume controls on the speaker itself, they might be hidden somewhere but i couldn’t find anything. I also found it lacking any sort of obvious guidance for bluetooth connection, i ended up holding the on button down and after connecting once it just remembered my device.

Bought this for a tech, friend so a bit worried she wouldn’t like, but she was very impressed, for such a small speaker lovely sound, like an easy to travel with.

Loud long lasting clear sound.

Rather than giving a standard review for this tecplus geo speaker i thought it would be more helpful for me to compare it to a similar speaker i have, the anker a7908 portable bluetooth speaker. I have had the anker for almost a year now and have found it to be very good but when recently needing a new speaker (my car stereo has broken so need a temporary solution for the car) i decided to give this one a try. I picked this over another anker because of the high specs and a more interesting design, i also wanted something to compare it to (although honestly i was sceptical that it would sound as good). Overall i have been very surprised by this tecplus speaker and can say that it defiantly out preforms the anker, to the point that i can easily justify the slightly higher cost. Please read below for my more detailed comparison :)designfirstly the size of these two speakers is very similar, the geo up is taller but the anker has a larger footprint, overall they are approximately the same size. Although the size is similar the styling of these two speakers is very different. The anker has a very square but ‘smart’ looking design while the geo up is very angular, it has a hexagonal shape. They both have a matt rubbery finish that i like very much and makes them feel more premium. Performancethe speaker’s performance is where i have been particularly surprised by the geo up speaker. When listening at 50% volume the sound quality on both speakers is very good but the geo up begins the stand out when the volume is turned up.

The bluetooth connection is almost instant and sounds are clear and it stands for long hours before recharging again. Overall this product is definitely worth the money.

For £8 this has been an absolute steal, so easy to just pop on in the kitchen to listen to some podcasts and the sound is just right.

Having already got a small bluetooth speaker thought i would buy a slightly larger one before heading away with a group of friends for a holiday. Came across the the tec+ geo and seemingly ticked all the boxes. Once it turned up was even more impressed. The box it comes in is high quality with magnetic catch so easy for any future storage. The sound quality is great and liked the fact you could skip songs on the speaker itself. Having the 10metre range on it is also great as means i don’t have to leave my phone right next to the speaker. The speaker itself feels quality and pretty robust so no concerns about taking away with me or packing it in luggage. Friends were all impressed by the quality of the speaker at the price and a couple have already gone and bought one for themselves. All in a great speaker, simple to use with great sound.

Brilliant thought that it would be mediocre, but was proved wrong the sound quality is loud and clear and to use it was so easy to work out, bought 2 now will by more as christmas gifts , very happy with it.

I purchased this speaker to take on holiday with me. I liked the design and the color choices so decided to go for it. I ordered the purple one and was really impressed with the color and overall design. There is only 1 button on the speaker which makes the item very user friendly. The bluetooth is very easy to connect to also which makes the speaker easy to use. There is an aux cable in the box too which means you don’t have to use a bluetooth device (which is handy for my old ipod). When i received the speaker i realised that you cannot adjust the sound on the speaker at all. I was a little disappointed by this as i thought it would affect how loud i could have my music, how wrong was i. This speaker has, by far, the best sound quality of all of the portable speakers i have owned. Using the volume control on my phone/ipod, i was surprised at how loud my music can go.

Yamaha Electronics Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar – Awesome sounds.

Very impressed with this i know yamaha are known for music products and they dint diversify i can see why i compared this to a £2000 bose sound bar in the shop the yamaha was far better much cleaner bass and pure clarity what a bargain indeed. Some of the bose bars didn’t even allow to bluetooth your music from your ipad.

After a couple of weeks i am still only getting to grips with this fantastic yamaha sound bar. It is difficult to write a comprehensive review as it has so many features and functions that i cannot fully examine. It is versatile and it does everything required – and it does so brilliantly. There is nothing to be gained by repeating details of the technical specification, but i can confirm all associated items are provided, and to make things easy there is a quick start guide plus an owner’s guide on cd, and a musiccast setup. Operation is straightforward with bluetooth or the single cable connection to my tv, but additional input may be required for the full range of streaming and links to other devices. The yamaha sound bar has various indicators on the front, with jack points and connections all clearly available at the rear. It is attractively slim and there is a template and spacers for fixing to a wall. It is provided with an optical digital audio cable and a remote control. What i can fairly confirm is that sound quality is superb across a wide treble to bass range with addition of a bass extension and special adjustment for the subwoofer. It is readily switched between surround and stereo, and there is a voice key for clear reception, and an audio delay key for synchronizing sounds and images.

I love the concept of sound bars itself. Previous, also from yamaha brand, slightly bigger. The current one is sexier and more minimalistic, from the design perspective and i love it more. 1 simulation and it works well. My room is not square and yet i love the output of this device. Believe me or not, you can not even compare the sound you will get vs your tv speakers. No, you don’t have to be a hi-fi guy or lady. Here are the specifications for the Yamaha Electronics Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar:

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  • Incredible Sound quality from the world Largest Musical Instrument Manufacturer
  • Stream you entire Music Library, Spotify, Qobuz & more streaming services plus Internet Radio
  • Bluetooth & Airplay as standard plus support for Hi-Res Audio
  • Compatible with all Yamaha Music Cast items so expand your system and fill your house with crystal clear sound
  • Dolby Digital & DTS Surround supported

Sound quality is superband i use mostly wireless apple airplay for movies (no delay or sync issue) and wireless spotify connect for music and optical audio output for ps4.

Hooked up to my sub, sounds great.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Simply Awesome Soundbar
  • Excellent sound quality
  • I love this thing. Great sound!

The sound bar a great all in one package. The bass is great for built in subwoofers. The general sound quality is great as well. The only downside is the simulated surround sound isn’t that amazing. But the overall package is still great.

It has taken me sometime to get round to review this. For one, i used to have the samsung crystal air sound bar system. Which anyone who has one, knows that it has an active sub wuffer. I was a little surprised when this one did not come with an hdmi connection port. But after configuring it to use the optical out (cable supplied), i realised just what a great move that was. It does not need one of the valuable hdmi connections on the tvthe sound is lovely. The surround effect is brilliant. The dynamic range, is lovely. If you haven’t guessed, i really, really like this sound bar. It fits nicely under the tv, and the supplied optical out makes it more than flexible enough to be moved to where you need it.

This is a quality sound bar i am very pleased with and like the idea of adding additional musiccast items in near future. Great sound and another top class product from yamaha.

Shipping was delayed but overall really good product.

I reviewed bose soundbars but they were quite expensive so i thought of ordering yamaha yas306 sound bar and take a risk – i must say, it exceeded my expectations – really great sound – deep base, very crisp and clear sound. It’s simply a great add on to your tv for much richer sound experience at such an affordable price. I am using it with sony 55 inch tv and it works like a magic and it fits nicely under the tv. I am now thinking of adding yamaha subwoofer as well to maximize the base and create a cenima like experience. Cons:only slight annoyance is that volume indication doesn’t come on the tv – so it’s difficult to know the current volume of the soundbar e. Is it on full or medium or how far can i go further etc. And finally, quick set up guide could be improved – as it took me few minutes to figure out on what to do for the set up. Overall great soundbar for a very reasonable price.

This is a quality soundbar which produces good audio. It’s quite chunky and has a bit of heft about it (at least partially due to the two built-in sub-woofers), but it sits comfortably in front of my tv. Set-up is very simple, just plug it in and connect the optical cable to your tv. Inputs for blu-ray/dvd players and so on are also included, although there’s no hdmi. The sound has good bass – made even better by the bass enhancement setting – adding real punch which soundbars can often lack. The surround sound is not great, it gives a bit more body to sound at the slight expense of some fidelity, but the surround aspect itself is questionable at best. Devices like this are never going to give you the performance of a 5. 1 system, but then their purpose is primarily to give you bang for your buck in a smaller footprint. The yas306 has plenty of volume and is very easy to get configured just how you like it.

Hq sound, the built-in sub-woofer is sufficient for a large living room and is a real space saver compared to other sound bar which have the sub woofer as a separate box.

Can’t see the volume level on the tv screen , which is a bit annoying got to listen how the sound changes instead of being able to just put the volume on certain level.

Very good look very good soundfor the money.

Absolutely love this product, the sound quality with the 2 inbuilt subwoofers and surround sound aspect is on another level. True cinema feeling right in your living room. The only downsides would be, it’s not foolproof and can be a bit difficult to set up, i’m 26 and shouldn’t really have any problems with modern technology, but it did take a little while to set up & i would like to add that i would prefer to keep it in front of the television, only because it is quite heavy. Overall, i’m very impressed with the soundbar & would recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade.

Almost cinematic in it’s force and fidelity, this soundbar from yamaha packs a serious punch. The bluetooth is reliable too. In truth it’s probably a little more powerful than you need for home viewing. Perfect perhaps for a school or business.

Thanks 😁good end very fast delivery.

It is much more than just a soundbar, the yamaha yas306 is a complete streaming music speaker with class-leading connectivity. Air surround xtreme for immersive sound. Making this single soundbar sound more like a multi-speaker speaker pack, the yas306 features yamaha’s exclusive air surround xtremeusing 24khz hrtf (head related transfer function) technology it manages to clearly separate sounds from the front, rear and sides of you. 1-channel surround sound, without the need for extra speakers. Wowit has built-in subs for deeper bass. 5cm woofers either side of the soundbar, you’re guaranteed a rich, full-bodied sound that’s a great improvement on standard tv speakers. If you require an even deeper bass for that full cinema effect, a subwoofer output lets you connect up your choice of active sub. Musiccast for music all around your home. The yamaha yas306 is fully compatible with yamaha’s hugely impressive network audio system, musiccast. With musiccast you can control all your compatible yamaha musiccast products via your smartphone or tablet.

Bought this for our son after checking out reviews and pleased that he’s absolutely delighted with it.

Great bass and i love the surround setting, so many connection options. The infrared pass through for the tv remote is fantastic.I’ve set mine up so i can just use the tv remote to control both my tv and sound bar at the same time. I’ve tried several sound bars in the past and this is my favourite one piece. There is connection for an external subwoofer if required.

I have sonos playbase and this yamaha is butter than sound with great bluetooth.

Canton DM55 2 – First Class Soundbase

Apart from adjusting your tv to recognise the sound output, very easy to install and operate. Good rich sound – mumbling a thing of the past.

Not a patch on the lg surround system it replaced, so if you watch a lot of movies – don’t buy this. Ok for slim screen tv’s for improved sound. Looks very sleek but i found the placement of the inputs fiddly and difficult to access. I waited ages before installing it and in fact, would have returned it after i’d set it it up and heard it due to my disappointment.

Great sounds and sounds natural. Does not take up a lot of space and looks good below my tvs. I have not had any problems with this lovely product. Here are the specifications for the Canton DM55 2:

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  • This 6-driver design transforms TV and movie sound, plus offers wireless music playback.
  • Sleek, glass-topped soundbase sits discreetly under your flatscreen TV; Ideal for larger rooms and flatscreens
  • 6 drivers: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange, 2 subwoofers
  • 2.1 channel amplification with 200 Watts system power
  • The Canton Digital Movie should be positioned anywhere underneath the screen on a flat surface. Capacity up to 40 kg if TV placed on the Device

Very decent sound, looks very smart, more minimalist and much less obtrusive than a sound bar. There are however a couple of baffling oddities. Firstly the remote only works if you hold it about 25 to 30 cms. In front of the device (which kind of defeats the entire point of a remote) and every now and again it just randomly switches itself off. I’ve replaced the remote battery twice but there is no improvement, a promised replacement remote never materialised. Neither of these things are hugely problematic though, and i’m generally quite pleased with my choice.

Clear and convincing sound quality. Films and the proms – marvellous.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • ALMOST Perfect but still WONDERFUL alternative to separate ‘Subs’ and rear speakers!
  • A class act.
  • Trippy and not in a good way – Update

I’ve waited a while before reviewing this product given some of the negative reviews. So far, i’ve experienced none of the problems other reviewers have documented. I have the canton setup in my bedroom with a samsung t24h390s smart 24′ led tv and the profile of the canton fits the tv perfectly. The sound is fantastic for a small room. Great clarity and a pleasing neutral sound which can be adjusted to suit your taste. Bluetooth connectivity is great too and easy to set-up. As others have noted, the remote is impressive and built like a brick. For those that complain about sound drop-out, i wonder if it’s linked to their to their tv provider’s box?. I’ve experienced sound drop-out, and isolated it to my virgin media v6 box.

Very easy to setup and integrate with the tv. The sounds is exactly what i expected after reading plenty of other reviews, not disappointed.

Pleased to add my name to its many 5 star reviews.

Smart, tidy and the sound quality good.

The sound quality is fantastic. Make sure to buy a plug conversion as it is a german sound system. It also fits nicely under my 65” tv.

I did exchange the white for the black but both are of equal build quality – we just felt that the black fitted in better for us. Also, purchased when on offer at £249 (nov 2016)wonderful, quality soundbasereplaced a wireless rear speaker surround sound system (one speaker failed)was apprehensive at first but after following the guidance to allow the canton speakers ‘settle’ over a few days, we’ve been 100% deligfhted with the quality of the sound. It’s possible to ‘tweak’ both the bass and the treble and the choice between stereo and surround makes a very noticeble difference on most films. Volume is way more than enough than we need or will ever use. Quality sound, though should be balanced and have sufficient ‘separation’ between full on bass and full on treble (i’m also sounding as if i’m very knowledgeable. I’m not, but i enjoy quality audio) to my ears, the canton does provide super clarity and ‘separation’ so that the spoken word or singing isn’t battling against ‘mushy’ ( it’s a persoanl technical term) background. It fits perfectly under our 4 legged samsung 40′ tvthe remote controler is re-assuringly ‘weighty’ and cleverly but simply designed. Well, a key reason we selected the canton was bluetooth. Perhaps we’re missing a setting choice but if we have bluetooth enabled on either phone or ipad, the canton seems to prefer that source to the tv (or dvd) source and has occasionally ‘switched’ from tv if we have begun using the devicewith bluetooth switched off on phones and ipad, there is absolutely no problem. We have set the canton to use tv as default source but we may well be missing some nuance setting. If i do find it, i’ll update this review (and will most certainly up the canton to 5 stars)if you find this report helpful, please like.

No issues as yet with synchronisation. Minor issue getting it to work my samsung tv otherwise great product – worth the dosh.

Ok, it is as good a product as everyone else has said it is, my only gripe is that the system only has bass and treble options for equalising the sound. I like to use it to watch movies mainly. When i switch from my tv which has a seven band graphic eq that i can play with, the sound from the sound base sounds quite nasal (y). It is not the end of the world as after a few minutes i don’t really notice the difference, but it is there. I cannot really see why a more extensive graphic eq could not have been put in. When doing research into your purchase look out for systems that have bass, middle & treble or a graphic eq. I am very happy with the product, looks great, fits under the tv, great(ish) price, sounds good.

Slim, well built and sounds good. I would like a little bit more from the twin subs but there is still plenty for most in the low frequency range. Overall a big step up from the tv speakers.

Bought this after briefly searching online for a good sounding tv companion with the talent to combine as our main living room sound system. Or the mrs can’t stand loads of wires and seperate sub’s (like mine) then this makes perfect senseit’s simple to set-up, one plug into the wall and one into the back of the tv. Easyvisiting friends at yours can utilise the easy-peasy bluetooth connection and be listening to quality sound in seconds. Research and research and research if you must. . The dm55 has won lots of awards and plaudits.

I attached this to a sony bravia kdl 32w654a which was attached to a virgin media tivo box. Tivo remote control is able to control the volume. Took about 15 mins to set up. First impression is that it has not made much difference. But then sat down to watch rush and the difference is amazing. The sounds that you hear in the cinema are now coming through and add depth giving you an emotional response. Great addition to tele experience and much better than investing in 4k which has little content.

So far so good,great sound indeed cant see what other reviewers were going on about,and at last a remote that feels like a remote and not a piece of card. I have had the extra guarantee just incase but i cant see me needing it if it works like this all the time.

Replaced a good but cumbersome surround sound set and i haven’t looked back. The from the bluetooth to watching movies it great. Good quality and plenty of adjustment level means this is a great addition to my tv setup. Quality device that looks the part, is a bit bigger than i expected but wasn’t a problem at all. I have also attached my existing sub-woofer to it and now i roars if i want it to. Good for everything from movies, sport and everyday tv. Also i have used it to play music from my phone and has been good for the odd kids party.

I bought this because it was highly recommended by which. It’s ok and has improved my tv’s audio somewhat. However it hasn’t been as good as i hoped. For some reason the background music seems too loud and the speech too quiet. I have tried fiddling around with the settings, but to no avail.

Bought it as a present for my husband.

Totally satisfied about this product and thanks to the engineers who designed such an amazing soundbase. It provides wonderful sound quality for tv shows with crisp and clear sound and for movies, the added subwoofers with the surround feature are adding an excellent home theater experience without the hassle of adding many speakers.

Canton DM55 2 – Excellent soundstage. No issues as yet with synchronisation

Bought it as a present for my husband.

I was anticipating something amazing after seeing the reviews of this item – especially on the which site where it came top of all those that have been tested by them. The atmosphere created by incidental music in films is very well conveyed and on downloaded youtube videos you are very much aware that it is the source material that is limiting rather than the sound base. Deep clean bass from ancient instruments like the tiorba is a revelation and really full sounds like a piano concerto are handled easily. Voices are more of a problem with the extra fullness of the frequency range sometimes negating the improvement in the mid-range voice frequencies – but here i must admit that i am over 70 and my ears may be the difficulty here. The controls are sensibly limited e’g’ the treble and bass boost and cut aren’t extreme enough to produce unpleasant sound even at the edges of their ranges nor does the ‘surround’ option produce an unnatural experience. Connection is easy and a bluetooth link to my phone was set up in seconds. Despite having bought this product in order to improve tv speech and finding this the weakest part of the performance i’m delighted with this product. After reading, and acting upon, the comment made by cenc on this review i’ve upgraded my rating to 5 star.

Neat design combined with good sound.

Apart from adjusting your tv to recognise the sound output, very easy to install and operate. Good rich sound – mumbling a thing of the past.

Very easy to setup and integrate with the tv. The sounds is exactly what i expected after reading plenty of other reviews, not disappointed.

A great sound system let down slightly by a basic remote control.

  • ALMOST Perfect but still WONDERFUL alternative to separate ‘Subs’ and rear speakers!
  • A class act.
  • Trippy and not in a good way – Update

Having carried out research on the internet this had rave reviews and quite rightly so.

Slim, well built and sounds good. I would like a little bit more from the twin subs but there is still plenty for most in the low frequency range. Overall a big step up from the tv speakers.

Ok, it is as good a product as everyone else has said it is, my only gripe is that the system only has bass and treble options for equalising the sound. I like to use it to watch movies mainly. When i switch from my tv which has a seven band graphic eq that i can play with, the sound from the sound base sounds quite nasal (y). It is not the end of the world as after a few minutes i don’t really notice the difference, but it is there. I cannot really see why a more extensive graphic eq could not have been put in. When doing research into your purchase look out for systems that have bass, middle & treble or a graphic eq. I am very happy with the product, looks great, fits under the tv, great(ish) price, sounds good.

As a 7-year zvox 555 listener, i was totally blown away by the canton dm55. The vast improvement in sound immersion is truly awesome. And its appearance is truly rich and luxurious. You wouldn’t be disappointed, and the price is incredibly low for this powerhouse of a sound base.

Not a patch on the lg surround system it replaced, so if you watch a lot of movies – don’t buy this. Ok for slim screen tv’s for improved sound. Looks very sleek but i found the placement of the inputs fiddly and difficult to access. I waited ages before installing it and in fact, would have returned it after i’d set it it up and heard it due to my disappointment.


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Canton is a German audio specialist that has been making acclaimed products since 1972, and is Germany’s one of bestselling loudspeaker brands. Its founders chose the company name by combining the Latin for singing (Cantare) and the German for musical tone (Ton). Canton makes a wide range of loudspeakers, all crafted to exacting quality standards, using superb materials – including the company’s own custom-made drive units.

Flatscreen sounding flat?

What Hifi? 2016 Award winning soundbase.

Canton soundbases are a smart, sleek way to improve the sound of your TV, plus they allow you to wirelessly enjoy music from smartphones and tablets, too!

  • Surround Sound with ‘music’ and ‘home cinema’ modes
  • Great bass without needing a separate subwoofer
  • Play music from any wireless device via aptX bluetooth
  • Learn your TV’s remote control – use just one remote
  • Easy to instal using a single optical cable from the TV
  • Available in black, white and silver

Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System

Canton’s smallest soundbase suits small/medium-sized TVs. This 6-driver design transforms TV and movie sound, plus offers wireless music playback, all in a sleek, glass-topped box.

Upgrades from last year’s DM50 include enhanced sound, even clearer dialogue performance, power-saving features, easier bluetooth streaming and extra remote control functionality.

Another new feature is Hotel mode, which allows you to set maximum volume levels.

The DM55 continues to offer class-leading sound, plus advanced functionality such as lip-sync adjustment, aptX Bluetooth support, control from existing TV remotes and multiple input support. It comes in a choice of white, black and silver glass-topped finishes.

Sleek

– Sleek, glass-topped soundbase sits discreetly under your flatscreen TV (or on a shelf below if you wall-mount your set) and provides an excellent sound.

– Ideal for larger rooms and flatscreens.

– 6 drivers: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange, 2 subwoofers.

– 1 channel amplification with 200 Watts system power.

Voice Mode

– Voice sound setting to boost dialogue clarity (can be switched on or off; available in both stereo and surround modes).

– Hotel mode – set maximum volume levels that no-one in the house (except you!) can over-ride.

– Eco mode – selectable power save mode.

– Bluetooth select – automatic selection of Bluetooth input makes it even easier to wirelessly stream and enjoy music from your devices.

Perfect Picture & Sound Match

– aptX Bluetooth support – enabling superior-quality wireless music – streaming from portable devices.

– Adjustable lip-sync settings for perfect picture/sound match.

– Can be controlled from existing TV remote control – cutting clutter.

– 2x digital inputs (optical and coaxial) and 1x analogue input – supports multiple.

Additional New Features

– IR Delete function – simple deleting of unwanted remote control – functions.

– Direct input selection – ideal for learn-able smart remotes.

– From one of Germany’s No.1 loudspeaker firm – experts in quality audio since 1972.

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I attached this to a sony bravia kdl 32w654a which was attached to a virgin media tivo box. Tivo remote control is able to control the volume. Took about 15 mins to set up. First impression is that it has not made much difference. But then sat down to watch rush and the difference is amazing. The sounds that you hear in the cinema are now coming through and add depth giving you an emotional response. Great addition to tele experience and much better than investing in 4k which has little content.

Very decent sound, looks very smart, more minimalist and much less obtrusive than a sound bar. There are however a couple of baffling oddities. Firstly the remote only works if you hold it about 25 to 30 cms. In front of the device (which kind of defeats the entire point of a remote) and every now and again it just randomly switches itself off. I’ve replaced the remote battery twice but there is no improvement, a promised replacement remote never materialised. Neither of these things are hugely problematic though, and i’m generally quite pleased with my choice.

I bought this because it was highly recommended by which. It’s ok and has improved my tv’s audio somewhat. However it hasn’t been as good as i hoped. For some reason the background music seems too loud and the speech too quiet. I have tried fiddling around with the settings, but to no avail.

Very happy with this bad boy. The bass is epic from such a discrete box. Nice weight remote and good inputs including bluetooth streaming. At times it feels as though the midrange takes a back seat but this could be the source material.

Smart, tidy and the sound quality good.

Good piece of kit works well with my 42 inch panasonic tv. Bigger tv’s would be unlikely to fit on top of it as it is very compact.

This 6-driver design transforms TV and movie sound, plus offers wireless music playback.

Totally satisfied about this product and thanks to the engineers who designed such an amazing soundbase. It provides wonderful sound quality for tv shows with crisp and clear sound and for movies, the added subwoofers with the surround feature are adding an excellent home theater experience without the hassle of adding many speakers.

I don’t write reviews often but for canton dm55 i must. I was considering to buy bose. Having compared sound quality with bose, canton offer more clarity. It’s not just having base, but also sharpness.

Sound reproduction is great.

I’ve waited a while before reviewing this product given some of the negative reviews. So far, i’ve experienced none of the problems other reviewers have documented. I have the canton setup in my bedroom with a samsung t24h390s smart 24′ led tv and the profile of the canton fits the tv perfectly. The sound is fantastic for a small room. Great clarity and a pleasing neutral sound which can be adjusted to suit your taste. Bluetooth connectivity is great too and easy to set-up. As others have noted, the remote is impressive and built like a brick. For those that complain about sound drop-out, i wonder if it’s linked to their to their tv provider’s box?. I’ve experienced sound drop-out, and isolated it to my virgin media v6 box.

So far so good,great sound indeed cant see what other reviewers were going on about,and at last a remote that feels like a remote and not a piece of card. I have had the extra guarantee just incase but i cant see me needing it if it works like this all the time.

The sound quality is fantastic. Make sure to buy a plug conversion as it is a german sound system. It also fits nicely under my 65” tv.

Sleek, glass-topped soundbase sits discreetly under your flatscreen TV

This is just what i needed – the sound is good although not ever so ‘surround sound’. It is very easy to set up and the sound is more than enough for a medium sized room. The sound is clear, with dialogue much better than the normal flat screen tv speakers and when it comes to deep sound it is tight and well controlled. All in all i feel this was a really good purchase and i am well pleased with it.

Clear and convincing sound quality. Films and the proms – marvellous.

Sound quality not comparable with an external sub but still good.

Replaced a good but cumbersome surround sound set and i haven’t looked back. The from the bluetooth to watching movies it great. Good quality and plenty of adjustment level means this is a great addition to my tv setup. Quality device that looks the part, is a bit bigger than i expected but wasn’t a problem at all. I have also attached my existing sub-woofer to it and now i roars if i want it to. Good for everything from movies, sport and everyday tv. Also i have used it to play music from my phone and has been good for the odd kids party.

My canton dm55 went into continuous on – off looping cycle that is commonly reported. I was trying to pair between two other bluetooth devices at the time (nothing to do with the canton), so seems to be root cause or big coincidence. Doesn’t appear anyone has discovered a user fix and being out of warranty not economic to repair. I got just under 3 years out of it. Annoying because it feels like if as a user you could do a factory reset it be back to working. Update: contacted canton support in germany and they agreed to repair unit at no cost, i just had to pay for shipping to germany (although heavy, delivery was under £15). The same unit was returned after repair and is fully working, the overall process taking about 5 weeks. Was told by canton that the underlying issue (they didn’t provide any more details) has been resolved and so won’t recur.

I did exchange the white for the black but both are of equal build quality – we just felt that the black fitted in better for us. Also, purchased when on offer at £249 (nov 2016)wonderful, quality soundbasereplaced a wireless rear speaker surround sound system (one speaker failed)was apprehensive at first but after following the guidance to allow the canton speakers ‘settle’ over a few days, we’ve been 100% deligfhted with the quality of the sound. It’s possible to ‘tweak’ both the bass and the treble and the choice between stereo and surround makes a very noticeble difference on most films. Volume is way more than enough than we need or will ever use. Quality sound, though should be balanced and have sufficient ‘separation’ between full on bass and full on treble (i’m also sounding as if i’m very knowledgeable. I’m not, but i enjoy quality audio) to my ears, the canton does provide super clarity and ‘separation’ so that the spoken word or singing isn’t battling against ‘mushy’ ( it’s a persoanl technical term) background. It fits perfectly under our 4 legged samsung 40′ tvthe remote controler is re-assuringly ‘weighty’ and cleverly but simply designed. Well, a key reason we selected the canton was bluetooth. Perhaps we’re missing a setting choice but if we have bluetooth enabled on either phone or ipad, the canton seems to prefer that source to the tv (or dvd) source and has occasionally ‘switched’ from tv if we have begun using the devicewith bluetooth switched off on phones and ipad, there is absolutely no problem. We have set the canton to use tv as default source but we may well be missing some nuance setting. If i do find it, i’ll update this review (and will most certainly up the canton to 5 stars)if you find this report helpful, please like.

Pleased to add my name to its many 5 star reviews.

Ideal for larger rooms and flatscreens

Great sounds and sounds natural. Does not take up a lot of space and looks good below my tvs. I have not had any problems with this lovely product.

Sound is impressive but you do have to crank up the volume especially on different inputs with varying levels. Probably should have gone for the bigger version given the size of our living room.

Bought this after briefly searching online for a good sounding tv companion with the talent to combine as our main living room sound system. Or the mrs can’t stand loads of wires and seperate sub’s (like mine) then this makes perfect senseit’s simple to set-up, one plug into the wall and one into the back of the tv. Easyvisiting friends at yours can utilise the easy-peasy bluetooth connection and be listening to quality sound in seconds. Research and research and research if you must. . The dm55 has won lots of awards and plaudits.

After reading other reviews i was expecting something exceptional – the sound is good but i wouldn’t call it exceptional. Maybe i’m restricted by living in a terraced house where i can’t turn the volume up too high. Having said all that as i say the sound is rich and clear and i find i don’t need subtitles as often as used to and there are quite a few nice features like being able to have it switching off and on automatically when the tv is switched on and off.

No issues as yet with synchronisation. Minor issue getting it to work my samsung tv otherwise great product – worth the dosh.

6 drivers: 2 tweeters, 2 midrange, 2 subwoofers

meidong TV Sound bar – Five Stars

Obviously nit as good as high end speakers but for the price the product is extremely good.

But not exactly audiophile quality. Without a subwoofer the bass is understandably lacking. If i had a quality tv i’d go for something much better, but i don’t, so i didn’t.

Good sound for the price of the item.

Good sound quality, used with ps4 and tv.

Looks good it doesn’t have a stand for the speaker to go on. Other than that worth buying.

  • Meh – it’s ok
  • Five Stars
  • Easy to use


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Catch every world of music in your hands

Space-saving design meets immersive sound. This sleek, powerful sound bar is perfectly sized for a subtle fit beneath a large screen TV. The two-way speaker system and wireless subwoofer combine to deliver a wide soundstage across 2.0 channels, so you’ll enjoy great audio wherever you sit.

Immersive sound, harmonious design

Discover cinematic sound quality, with a compact, neutral design. Front Surround and optimal bass from a wireless subwoofer deliver living-room-filling sound. Enjoy rich, theater-quality sound.Enjoy immersive, cinematic audio and virtual surround sound in your living room with Front Surround, a technology that reproduces a virtual surround acoustic field from only two front speakers.See how compact, interior-conscious design and virtual surround sound is perfectly in tune with your home and party.

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Wire or wireless connections

Modern and traditional devices work with the speaker thanks to Bluetooth (effective distance:10 metres/33 feet) or wired connections that include 3.5mm, Optical, RCA and AUX input

Optical input

2.0 Channels Premium Audio Sound Bar features two powerful full-range stereo speakers.If you choose the optical input, crystal-clear sounds to enhance any movie, music or gaming experience.

Remote control

It is easy to operate with a fully functional, intuitive remote control. A high-sensitivity IR remote that displays the different modes by means of differently coloured LED lights of soundbar.

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Mount it on the wall

Beautifully crafted with soft angles and neutral earth tones, the KY-3000 soundbar sits in harmony with your environment.

Super sound for party

Hear more in everything you watch. Stereo speakers deliver immersive full-range audio, distribute audio smoothly around the room for an immersive, cinematic experience.

Designed to suit your home

Position the sound bar on a shelf below your TV and enjoy sound projected at ideal height when watching from a sofa.