Excerpt: Bought this sound bar right before Thanksgiving and so so glad we did. It sounds awesome, and love that your able to Bluetooth to your phone and play your music Took a little while to hook up but once we figured out what we was doing it was good.. Don't have no popping noise here.
Summary: I purchased this about a month ago and while it was working it sounded fantastic. About a week ago, I started getting dropouts and popping noises. I did some research online and see that its a known issue. I wish this was reported on all the review sites that tout this thing as the bees knees. I called JBL to see if there was a firmware or other fix in place. There is not - their "solution" was to either switch to optical from the TV or change to PCM stereo.
Summary: I've been searching for a solid soundbar, one that can handle TV, movies and music AND this is it. Can't say enough good things about it. The soundbar is superb and the wireless subwoofer rocks the house (make sure the room placement is correct as this makes a huge difference). Bluetooth pairs flawlessly and every time. I love the multiple HDMI inputs as this makes set up a lot easier not to mention less clutter.
Excerpt: I have purchased other JBL products in years past and the SB400 would get 5 stars if it not for the popping sound that happens around the 1 hour mark. Not sure if it's the signal, an over heating issue, or something else, but the point is, it ruins your TV experience which happened to me during Thanksgiving Football with the family. The design is great, and the sound is fine when not malfunctioning.
Excerpt: I purchased an SB400 to upgrade from my LG TV's lackluster speakers. It has been the best purchase I've made since I signed my mortgage papers on my first house. The sound is very rich, yet clear. The subwoofer leaves a little to be desired in volume and low end extension, but in all reality, you can't expect such a small driver to deliver the type of bass that can shake the foundation of your house. I'd say that for it's size, it is a solid performer.