Best soundbar ever for around £500?. Tried an orbitsound a70, but for £30 more this is like chalk and cheese. Takes all your hdmi inputs, even 4k, and passes them up to the tv, accepts arc return for the tv sound. The a70 blocked the ir sensor on the tv for our remote – and so did this, even with the feet removed. But no worries, it has an ir repeater on the back, so the tv gets to ‘see’ the remote through the soundbar. There’s a setup mode where you let this soundbar ‘listen’ to your room, and it boops and beeps and squeaks and buzzes for three minutes (with you out of the room) after which the 16 speakers in the bar are set to throw sound round the room. And it works – the pandoran flora and fauna were, spookily, whispering right in my ear. We could not be more pleased with it.
Fantastic bit of kit and a great price from amazon. Would highly recommend this product.
Exactly what the doctor ordered. Just got this and had it inboxes and set up in about 20 mins. Lovely piece of kit that delivers high quality sound. I had heard the sonos and that too is good but sonos can’t sit over a tvs pedestal???. And then with a sonos subwoofer it’s twice the price of this set up. I think yamaha have produced an item that does what it says on the tin. In this day and age, it’s rather refreshing to have this happen. My review is based on 20 years experience in buying high end home cinema equipment and i can say that this gets very close.
This product is great if your listening room is symmetrical – mine tv. This product is great if your listening room is symmetrical – my tv is on the shortest side in a rectangular room. I get convincing surround effects without the wires. It doesn’t always get it right, but i haven’t yet tweaked the settings. The auto setup works really well too.
- A right compromise between a 5.1 REAL and a Soundbar: Excellent for movies
- Generally brilliant: but not necessary for every user!
- Exactly what the doctor ordered. buy now.
- Best soundbar ever for around £500?
- Very average sound for the price.
- First and foremost the sound genuinely is absolutely fantastic. I particularly love being able to enjoy noisy
Yamaha YSP-2500 Digital Sound Projector – Black
- Reproduces real surround sound, different from virtual surround
- Digital sound projector technology for precision sound control
- Support for HDMI 2.0 specification
- Wireless compatible, can be installed horizontally or vertically, allowing flexible placement
- Highly rigid aluminium chassis with thick aluminium top panel to ensure clear and rich sound
Sound from this bar is best i have heard from in store testing of others such as the sonos. The yamaha has great depth and the surround sound is amazing considering the sound bar is producing the effect.
It really needs the correct room setting. I bought this hoping to reduce the clutter of speakers and wires connected to my 5. However after set up and calibration it was clear that my room isn’t a good match with the sound beam process. I have a window on the right and an armchair on the left and the room is quite small so there is really only one place to set the speaker plus it was at the very minimum recommended distance from my sitting position. All in all not an ideal situation. The equipment itself is well made and contains impressive tech but in my case the room dimensions and furniture placements proved to be the problem. Luckily, amazon provided a refund and the return was processed quickly without any problems.
The ‘little’ soundbar that produces ‘big’ sound. When you want to keep aesthetics of your living room (read wife happy) this is a very good system. It blends in nicely below the flat screen with the subwoofer just out of site to the right of the cabinet and gives very good sound. I was initially hesitant to buy any sound bar but i’m actually glad i did and the living rooms looks better for it. I’m now understand why it won many awards. This setup is coming from a 7. 1 samsung home theatre system which as you can imagine had cables and speakers all around. Though the sound from that was perfectly balanced (however, i did add a second subwoofer to give it’s original one more power by wiring them both together). Therefore i was amazed by what this yamaha sounder could do.