Great Sound But It Does Not Play Nice With TVs and Remotes
Jeffrey Hawkins, Amazon
7 May 2015
Summary: Great sound. Too bad it doesn't work well. I was told by JBL tech support that if I use an HDMI cable to connect with the ARC feature on my TV, it will not remember the settings and must be re-connected each time I turn on my TV.
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.
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...
Summary: The SB400 was packaged well and was easy to set up. The bar easily connected to the subwoofer, and then via bluetooth to all mobile devices in the house. Hanging the bar didn't seem very stable though, as it has a very loose connection to the cleat you attach to the wall first.
Summary: I have already had to send this thing back once (advised to do so by JBL); although it was within the amazon return period. I will have to actually return the one i currently have to JBL. The system intermittently chirps/pops (nowhere near as bad or as loud as the first one I had).
Summary: I thought it would be nice to have HDMI switching, but this unit makes INCREDIBLY LOUD popping sounds at random times. It does sound good, but the noises and popping was unbearable. I got a Harman Kardon SB15 that sounds just as good for way less money. Skip the HDMI sound bars.
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...
Summary: JBL dropped the ball on what could have been a fantastic sound bar. Every aspect of this bar is great except for 2 details. <br /> <br />THE GOOD:The sound quality, the connectivity, ease of use and styling are all 5 stars.