Summary: For a soundbar, the sound is sweet, I thought it is equivalent to the MartinLogan Vision and better than the Bose Cinemates. Considering there is not a separate subwoofer, I was very pleased with the bass. It is not surround, but I don't think any soundbar really is. It seems like a 3:1 effect. I ended up returning it after 2 weeks. I had found enough issues in such a short time that I became concerned, especially for a unit at this price point.