In ordere to find a better soundbar you need to look at $1500 and upwards
28 March 2014
Summary: I was shopping for a sound bar for the past month. I purchased the SB16 and returned it. I then purchased the Sony HTC660 and I was not happy with it. So I decided to spend additional $200 and get this sound bar. Let me tell you it produces amazing sound and bass. I did not purchase it from Amazon I purchased from Fry's. Best decision I made. The sound bar looks good as well mounted on the wall.
Summary: Have had my JBL SB400 since it was released over a year ago and its worked perfectly since then. Started out using the 3 HDMI inputs from a HD-DVD player, Blu-ray player and TiVo for audio and then the HDMI output to pass the video to the TV. Worked and sounded great and never had a single pop or crackle as noted by some other reviewers.
Summary: I spent weeks looking for and evaluating sound bars in this price range for an upstairs great room. I couldnt pull off 7.2 with my wife so opted to go the sound bar route. The sb400 had just the right treble detail without sounding as bright as the Harmon kardon sb26 (the bar I originally purchased). Both had powerful subs but the jbl had a better overall tone. I also think this bar outperformed the other bars from Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic during my listening tests.
Excerpt: Optical to Samsung TV and all HDMI to TV goes through soundbar. Had issue configuring dish remote to manage volume through TV.(have to use tiny remote when i need to manipulate volume. Great bass!! Best option out there for those who cant afford BOSE soundbar system.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Great Sound Through Pc, No Distortion
Cons: Can Configure All Remotes, Cannot Config Dish Remote, Small Remote