Reviews and Problems with Boston Acoustics Soundware XS 2.1
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Go for it. No second thoughts !
Piyush Kansal, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I first heard the sound of these speakers at a friend's place and really became fan of it. So, I was quite clear in my mind that I have to get Boston Acoustics speakers only. On top of it, there are much more affordable then any other brand. Quality wise, they are more than awesome. The moment you take the smaller speakers in hand, you can feel the build quality which is really really good. Same goes for the main woofer which is heavy.
Summary: Sound quality is pretty good...certainly better than what I get from my flat screen TV. My frustration is that the description specifically says it has a WIRELESS subwoofer and it does not. I was expecting to be able to put the subwoofer behind the couch across the room from the TV but I cannot because it is directly wired to the TV on a very short cable. Very disappointed that the description is misleading about having a wireless subwoofer.
Summary: I will try to be very brief in my review, especially for all of those who are "struggling" on making a final decision on which sound system to buy, cause I was on that position and sometimes searching for the perfect comment or feedback, can make you feel a little exhausted. *I tried it literally with each type of musical genre. (ROCK, LATIN, COUNTRY, HIP HOP, BLUES, CLASSICAL, EDM etc, you name it) BTW, I'm a music junkie. This system is perfect to fill a small area.
1 i have a lg smart tv and remote don't work with this sound system ...
Amazon Customer "sang kyunni", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: 1 i have a lg smart tv and remote don't work with this sound system after try to pair with unit for hours belive me i tried every thing even call the boston acoustic and they said it's not unit problem it's compatibilty problem with lg remote 2 this unit has no sound on movie containd DTS if i switch to tv speaker it works and they said it encording issue not unit as a customer its all excause.
I think I was shipped someone else's returned model --- flawed, going to return.
Brian Lewis, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I just got this today, and immediately set it up. Overall, I like it --- I'm no audiophile but the sound is certainly good enough for me. BUT, I'll most likely be returning it ASAP, because with it plugged in and the power switch turned to "on" but with the system turned "off" (TV off, speaker system off), there's a low volume somewhat high pitched whining that comes from the subwoofer unit that just never goes away.
Summary: I really wanted to like this set of speakers. I'm still not in love with sound bars and have always had good experiences with Boston Acoustics speakers in the past. I also was able to get this set as a lighting deal for ~$120.00 so I figured it would be a steal. First off, I knew this wasn't a wireless set of speakers so it's not fair to knock them for having to be wired, but my god is it hard to make this set a "clean" install.
Solid speaker system with great sound in a compact package
4 weeks ago
Summary: Solid speaker system with great sound in a compact package. The satellite speakers are beautifully designed and feel solid. They produce great sound with clear highs and mids. The subwoofer produces solid, tight bass. This was an excellent addition to a new LED TV being used in my bedroom that had absolutely terrible sound from the built in speakers. I have had some issues with bluetooth not working well (doesn't remember devices after being paired).
Summary: The sound: Crisp, undistorted until max volume (and even then, only minor), a 100 percent improvement over flat screen speakers. The sub is somewhat underpowered, but delivers enough on the lows to be a positive. The setup: Less than 5 minutes for a bedroom setup paired with an LG LED via optical (provided - huge plus). You do end up with quite a few wires to be dealt with, but some careful routing and cable management can produce an elegant look.
Summary: Many reviewers say 'Well, I'm not a musician but...' Well I am a musician and play various instruments including key board, guitar, clarinet and even fumble with bag pipes now and then. ha The Soundware XS Digital Cinema blows me away! Music videos are super great and action movies have that rumble during the explosions and chase scenes. The so called aficionados critique the clarity of mid band ... blah de blah blah. Remember this is less than $200.00 here.
Originally purchased as add on, but ended up replacing my current system.
Reinhard S., Amazon
26 October 2014
Summary: I was very picky about what I wanted and this unit really produces great quality to be expected from Boston Acoustics! It is clear, can get loud, and produces great bass from a small woofer. The remote unit can function either Bluetooth, RCA, or headphone inputs. Only works as a stand alone home theater, my original intention was to add it my current home theater with Boston speakers, but I just ended up replacing it.