In general the price of soundbar systems have got more affordable over the past couple of years. This sharp ht-sb150 is a lower priced but affordable product. The first thing that is striking is that it is designed for the larger sized tv, outsized for anything less then 49”. The box it arrives in is long. Wiring in is straight forward with a hdmi cable though there is an optical socket, a line in jack and of course the power supply. There is also a usb socket but this is to be used to upgrade the device and cannot be used for charging. The sound bar has an led display on the front showing connectivity, there is a standby switch, source switch and volume control on one end of the device. The remote control is basic and feels a bit cheap but considering the price point of the product i’d not be expecting something gold plated. There is a preset equaliser button with movie , music and news. Bluetooth paring is straight forward using either the buttons on the sound bar or the remote control.
Great sound brilliant accessory to our tv.
The sound bar has a substantial weight and the build quality is good. For connections you get hdmi arc, optical, 3. Unlike some of sharp’s other models, you actually get an led display, which allows you to see the volume level instead of just hearing it. On the unit the controls are on the side though, which i’m not keen on. The bar is a bit too long for smaller tv screens in my opinion. The audio quality is decent, but not great. The main problem is a lack of bass. It’s just not possible to get substantial bass from a single unit like this, not for this kind of price at any rate.
Key specs for Sharp HT-SB150 120W 2.0 Slim Wall Mountable Soundbar System with Bluetooth, HDMI ARC/CEC, LED Display & Remote Control – Black:
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- This universal sound bar is compatible with any Television that has a HDMI, Digital Optical Audio (S/PDIF) or 3.5mm auxiliary (aux) connection. It can be used on a table/stand/TV unit or wall mounted
- At 92cm wide the HT-SB150 is ideal for large TVs with a screen size of 49″ and above (but would work just as well for 40-43″ TVs); perfect for the living room/lounge, kitchen diner or cinema room
- A slim, low profile of just 6cm allows the sound bar to fit neatly underneath the screen of most TVs and monitors without obscuring the picture. The LED display clearly shows which mode is selected
- Bluetooth-in functionality allows you to wirelessly stream audio content from your Smart TV, tablet, smartphone/mobile (or other Bluetooth enabled smart device) to play through the Soundbar speakers
- The soundbar system can be easily operated with the supplied remote control, buttons on the unit itself or you can even use the TV remote when connected with the convenient HDMI ARC/CEC functionality
Comments from buyers
, The sound
, A DECENT QUALITY BUDGET SOUND BAR FROM SHARP THAT TICKS MOST BOXES
Dissappointed in the volume, but otherwise ok.
I like this sharp sound bar, it fit nicely along side my 49′ television. The slim low profile is just 6cm which allows the sound bar to fit neatly underneath the screen of my and most tvs. Without obscuring the picture. This sharps sound bar is compatible with any television that has a hdmi, digital optical audio (s/pdif) or 3. 5mm auxiliary (aux) connection, making it a handy bit of kit. The bluetooth-in function allows you to wirelessly stream all your audio content from your smart tv, tablet and mobile, in fact any bluetooth enabled smart device will work well with this item. I connected my devices to the sound bar in minutes and have had no issues with the sound bars performance. In my opinion the sound produced is super compared to the price of the bar. In the average living room with average wall thickness, i would say that if you need a sound bar that won’t have your neighbours calling out the sound police every time you switch on you television or music, then this sharps sound bar will tick all your boxes, therefore it’s 4* from me folks.
I’m not that impressed with the sound from this big speaker. I’ve had speakers a quarter of the size with more depth of bass. This test item was missing the wires to connect directly to the television or other appliances so i can only comment on wi-fi. As you would expect from a speaker of this size, it can only be used with an electrical plug. Sound at high volume lacked depth and richness, and for me isn’t really good enough for music, although it may be perfectly acceptable for television. I rate this a 3 out of 5 for average performance.
There are definitely going to be situations where this is a good choice but none come to mind immediately. For the money it’s good enough, but compared to the sound from the 4 or 5 year old lg smart 40′ tv that i have, there isn’t that much of a difference. If you have a cheaper tv, or one that’s physically smaller (the bigger the tv it tends to be the larger the speakers they can sneak in) and have been suffering from weedy sound or mumbled dialogue then it could improve both volume and clarity. But, for just a few quid more you can get essentially the same thing with a sub-woofer which will really round out the bass notes.
Good value, good high range sound but form factor limits bass output and response. Connects well to tv or other sound sources, works well for smaller tvs who lack much bass output but didn’t add much to the sound experience of a larger tv’s native speakers. Very easy to use and work with.