Much better than TV speakers
Bought in August 2019. Can't fault it. Replaces the TV speakers for a huge improvement. Works especially well when watching footage of spacecraft launches. We don't need to use the included remote either.
Max volume sucks
Having used the soundbar for over a month now, I am disappointed. Watching regular TV or netflix is fine. For lower volume video files (Or if you want to crank the crap out of it) the max volume just doesn't cut it. It's nowhere near as loud as my old soundbar which was cheaper and purchased three years earlier. I would have thought soundbars would get better, not worse.
There is no HDMI connection, only optical cable so that's another disappointment.
You could probably get an equal quality generic brand much cheaper than this, but if you want the brand name, for the average user, this one is okay quality for the price.
I went back to using my old sound bar.
- Verified purchase
I bought the LG SL10YG about 2 weeks ago now along with the rear speakers. This bar is a little on the pricey side but well worth it along with the rear speakers.
The bass seems to have good response, I would highly recommend the rear speakers if you are wanting more of a surround sound feeling. Setting up is really easy specially if you have a LG TV. If you are expecting the quality of a cinema you do need to remember this is a sound bar not a full system.
However in my medium sized lounge room It sounds great and the sound projection from the bar is great.
All in all If you don't want a big clunky system this one will do the job.
- Verified purchase
Good sound bar except for one thing
I purchased this LG sl4y sound bar in august 2019 from JB Hi-Fi in Rockingham. The customer service was good because the sales representative had no problems setting up the connection to the store display sample and playing music from it so I could decide if it was something I wanted. Sounded like great cinema quality sound so I purchased it, along with an extra speaker that came with it to create more surround sound. The speaker works well on both the sound bar and the accompanying box speaker as they're combined in the overall cinematic feel,...and has been connected to my tv (small flat screen, a bit old now but works as well as the day it was purchased). One little snag I've found is when I use the sound bar with the tv, and I want to mute the tv, I find I have to press the mute button on both the remote that came with the sound bar, plus my tv remote, otherwise it half mutes sound only. But... then other times I press the mute on one remote or the other and then it works without pressing the second mute button, so it is a little bit hit and miss but as an overall speaker system, it's great. As long as it doesn't clap out in a handful of years, then I'll be happy. The price I paid was for their mid range speaker system. I wasn't interested in their top of the range ones valued over 2k, I was shopping with a budget. Good news is the device was advertised at $399, but I paid $299 at the counter, which was not a discounted item, so that at least was one bonus! And one which they obviously didn't pick up on! But I do like the store itself, the products are out on display to see, feel, and play with, which far exceeds ordering anything online.
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