Summary: A little pricey for $550, but I'm able to control the bass level and cross over level. Connect this to a 125" projector with optical audio cable and it blast action movies with real clear sound. Connect iphone, ipad without wires is a plus.
Summary: I'm coming around on sound bars. I don't expect the world, but I always did expect them to sound closer to what you get from dedicated receiver/speakers than what you get from a TV's tiny afterthought of built in speakers. I also expect sound bars to have ample inputs to address the myriad of gear we now have. This get's darn close. First off, the unit is a bit bigger and heavier than I expected, as it comes with a bigger and more powerful sub than most.
Summary: The SB400 would be awesome if it wasn't for the snaps and pops that happen when using the HDMI inputs. The Bluetooth works great, the optical input works great, the subwoofer is great, the speakers are better than my Samsung TV's but I think that is mostly because they are pointing at the listener vs. out the back like the TV. You don't notice how bad all the soundbar speakers are until you compare them to something like my old Toshiba 57" rear projection tv.
Summary: I purchased the SB400 and found it easy to set up with my Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST50. The sound is very good. However, I have not been able to use the optical cable instead of a HDMI. The Time Warner said the sound quality would be even better with it. I have tried calling JBL twice and simply can have a very hard time understanding the support staff English. If anyone has similar system and got it to work would appreciate knowing how you set up the system.
Summary: Our open floorplan living room limited our ability to install surround sound in any kind of decent configuration, so we went with a soundbar - which the wife got for me for Father's Day, 2013. As far as sound quality in the showroom, this was second only to Bose (beating out Sony, Panasonic and a host of lesser brands we listened to in a sound room). Pricey at around $550, but worth every penny if you care about sound clarity/depth and can't do surround like us.
Summary: I bought this product to avoid the wires & complication of a full surround system. We live in a somewhat less than 1500 sq. ft. home with a central connected carpeted living room & tiled dining room. We sit in the living approx. 15' from our 46" HDTV & 20' from the subwoofer to our right & front in the corner of the dining room.
Summary: I purchased this unit with the intent of wall mounting and using HDMI connections. The compact nature of this unit leaves little room to work with. I would say it’s near impossible to use HDMI and the supplied wall mount bracket. The bracket covers a lot of the area where you’d be returned the cables into the wall.
Summary: First - when it works, sounds pretty good... base is great. Hey, it's a sound bar, so it's not gonna give you total surround, but will give you oomph for your movies, tv, and music. Problems - Bluetooth: it works, but couple of gripe (one is remote that lacks bluetooth button... WTF, the whole point of Bluetooth is being wireless... I don't want to go to speaker and click on bluetooth to work - why can't there be a button for bluetooth?!