Amazing sound, great build quality and such amazing value. This sound bar well outstrips it’s price. The sound is well and above the quality of so many so call high brands i have owned/used. Great bass, outstanding high tones and superb speech / mid tones. This is a biog bugger and really looks the part. Nice and weighty with clean lines all round. I have cranked this baby up to max volume without a single distortion or undue vibration creeping in. Simple wonderful and such great value :).
I bought the soundbar for my elderly parents, who need the extra volume but found that listening to the television at that level distorted the sound too much. The sound bar was quick and easy to install. I was immediately impressed by the number of accessories included, allowing you to connect the device via phono plugs, headphone jack, optical or bluetooth connections. The sound quality was excellent, and my parents were over the moon. However one very small but annoying problem was noticed after about 4 months. The old toshiba television remote control could interfere with the soundbar’s settings. I emailed megacra through their support website and got a reply the same day. I explained the problem and asked if there was anything i could do. Without any argument they sent me a new remote control and emailed me a software update for the sound bar. I followed the simple instructions that they gave me and within 2 minutes the problem was solved.
Ramps up really loud and adds presence to listening via small tv speakers, however, it can sound a bit boxy – especially at lower volumes, so its not going to win any audiophile listening room prizes unless they are prepared to accept its low price as a feature – in which case it might do. . Some big modern (expensive) tvs can’t be bettered by it and they could only be improved with a proper surround sound set up. However, if you have a tinny listening pleasure at the moment – this could help.
The megacra sound bar was really easy to install. Sound is positively amazing. I have no end of praise for this item. Just got in touch with customer service a year later as i had some building work done and unfortunately we don’t know where the remote went. I explained the situation and they have supplied a new one with no charges. Their customer service is second to none. I highly recommend megacra and its staff very highly.
The unit is very simple to setup and the sound quality via the optical cable is superb. The bluetooth connection to my smartphone is also very simple and again it sounds great. The remote control is useful and simple too. Just need a universal remote now :).
Reviews from purchasers :
- 28″ Well made and presented – Sound is poor.
- Very Nice quality Sound Bar for a Great Price
- Soundbar fine. But misled.
I have both the 60 watt (this soundbar) and the 80 watt one. I’ve got the review wrong for the 80 watt soundbar which i mistook for the 60 watt. I stated that the soundbar had a post for a subwoofer, the 80 watt soundbar doesn’t. Back to this one and it has a rich deep bass with a nice crisp treble, both of which can be adjusted via the remote. Easy to hang in wall following the template supplied. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants nice surround sound for a very reasonable price. The more powerful 80 watt soundbar is also real easy listening on the ears.
Well built looks good sounds good, good price. . I would like metal grills over the speakers to protect the speakers.
1 blue ray theatre system gave up playing discs suddenly, and needed a replacement, but with arthritis, getting down to change 5 speakers and wires now is a job to far. I dont know this make, but we decided to go for a mid range new blue ray player, and get this soundbar. As we have another sound system to use for the tv/ps3/nowtv box, i had to buy the rca -hdmi audio converter to get the sound out. It was quite easy, just another adaptor and another remote, i could do without really. . This has various functions and bass / treble controls, and so far very pleased with this product which sits in front of tv unit. Ok i miss some of the surround features of a 5. 1 systems are expensive for a decent set up, this is a satisfactory compromise.
I’ve seen soundbars for quite some time on amazon and wondered if it would really be worth purchasing since i have a relatively decent tv but i finally decided to give it a try. I have a large tv in the living room that is where my kids like to watch their tv shows. I’m not the most technically inclined so i did struggle a little to try to get this hooked up with all the plugs in the right place but eventually, i got it working. As it turns out, the sound quality is quite noticeably better. The whole room gets the sound perfectly. I really enjoy watching tv shows with my kids.
Have no complaints regarding sound quality and ease of use. Unfortunately since it was delivered on october 24 it has turned off on its own three times and it can’t be turned on again using the remote control. Only way round this issue is to remove the power supply dc jack and plug back it again. Mail to seller and am awaiting their reply. Since submitting my feedback i was contacted by the seller who provided a link and instructions to carry out an update to the soundbar. Did as instructed by the seller. Hopefully this will resolve the issue.
Out the box noticed the quality is pretty good, nice weight and feel. Hooked it up to my amazon echo and then the echo dot, both bluetoothed without problem, sounds great, hooked it up to my 40′ hisense tv via optical cable, wow what a difference to the normal tv speakers. Tried both tv and then xbox one. Love the fact i can also plug in a usb stick with mp3`s on and it sounds a damn sight better than my pc speaker system. All in all for £80, i am more than happy with it and would recommend it. Update: soundbar seems to have disconnected from my amazon echo, it connects but there is now no sound from either the echo or the soundbar, it still connects without problem to my iphone 6s+, so no idea what the problem is. Megacra limited want me to send in a video of the soundbar not working.
There are many sound bars of varying quality and buying one is a gamble. This one lives up to its reviews. It is versatile with optical, phono, bluetooth and usb inputs. The remote learns the tv remote codes which, apart from switching from one input to another, obviates the need for its use. Quality of sound is rich and clear with a choice if several presets. Bass is balanced but not overwhelming, which is what i wanted for the room where the tv is located. Installation without extra fittings is easy and uncomplicated. Given the price, this is a very good buy.
For the price it is a really goodunit, it has a crisp clear sound and no issues with connectivity. I have used it on bluetooth for phones and ipads, and optically linked to the tv. Unless you live in the middle of nowhere and are requiring extreme base, this will be adequate for most people’s needs. Compares to the top end sound system on my hot tub, except it’s not waterproof.
Seems good quality for the price, generally no complaints. Does cut out completely when only quiet sound is coming from the pc though, which isn’t a problem i’ve had with any other speaker. Also occasionally cuts audio for a second or so without any apparent reason, but this isn’t too noticeable on the whole.
Beats my 4k tv speakers all ends up with the 3 preset modes also very handy. 3d mode with suitable films makes it a different and excellent movie experience. Have paired my iphone and tablet thro bluetooth ( which is painless ) with it and the sound is great. To date haven’t experienced any glitches as with some reviewers.
First of all, the 5* ratings given are for the seller and ease of installation. But the soundbar itself only rates between 3* & 4* for sound quality and remote controllability. I bought the 40′ model which is just a little too long/wide for where i need it, but i have managed to squeeze it in albeit that i have to pull it out of its recess to access the side/end control buttons. But that is what the remote is fori have two critiques about this soundbar. 1) it sometimes freezes and i have to switch the power off at the plug for a few seconds to unlock it so i can operate it with the remote again. Access to my plug socket is easy, so while this is annoying it is no hardship. But if your sockets are behind a a/v unit of some kind, you might want to consider this when buying. 2) the tone (base & treble) ‘reset’ button on the remote does not seem to do anything. Except switch off the soundbar and freeze its and the remote’s controls when i have tried experimenting with it, which results in having to switch the power off and back onthat said, the sound quality for what is a essentially a localised sound source is surprisingly good.
Received sound bar today and the set up was very simple. L connected it via blue tooth but the voices were out of sync with the television but when l hard wired it with the connections l got with the bar,the sound was very good better than expected. L would have preferred it to be done with bluetooth but will settle for it being hard wired maybe it is my reception. On the whole l am pleased with my purchase and another thing it is bigger than l thought it would be.
You know as soon as you feel the weight of it and the way it is packed that it is a quality product. I bought it purely to listen to my music downloads on my iphone – and it is brilliant. Excellent bass and treble with a huge reserve of volume, and at a price that represents great value. I’m fussy with sound, as my main speakers in the house are all b and o, so i’m very confident in recommending this product.
I’ve had one of these for a year having tired of the thin squeeky sound from our tv, which wasn’t cheap. Very happy with it and i’ve bought another one ofr our other tv. Easy to install with all ncessary connections included, it also performs well with bluetooth.
Review for the 38′ model:the product is pretty nice, it’s made the built in back facing speakers in my tv no longer an issue, i can actually hear things nice and crisp, and that bass. There are things from tv show intros and movies etc that i never noticed before until now having powerful and clear sound. It comes with all you need to attach it to a wall etc, the inclusion of the digital cable was great and was of fair enough length to allow a range of placement options. My only ‘issues’ thus far: the bright white led on the front denoting the bar is powered on is highly distracting, turning the bar off is fine. Until you turn it on again, at which point the last settings you had it on?. Say goodbye to those, as it will now blast out at incredibly loud volume, meaning you have to be ready to hold that volume down button quickly or risk everyone, everywhere hearing what you’re watching, whilst you slowly bleed from the ears. It would be nice if there were some way to ‘see’ the settings you’re using, balances and such, but alas you just have to. Fiddle with controls as best you can to get the sound you want, which of course in this day and age of every program and advert deciding their volume and sound design has to be special and unique. Can be a bit of a nuisance at times.
This product has greatly improved my listening experience as a viewer with the hearing problems associated with age. Apart from the need to raise the television to stop the bar from obscuring the standby button on my set. The only operating problem was the need to remember that the remote control provided also controls the sound level – the television remote control will mute the sound altogether if inadvertently used instead.