Excerpt: A home cinema soundbar from a company that manages to make iPod docks look stylish, sound great and cost less than a fortune sounds like a great idea. See the B&W Panorama in the flesh, as it were, and it looks a great idea for those with flatscreens sized 40in and above. Peek at the price, however, and wonder if this is such a good idea after all. The stainless-steel cabinet is lustrous and agreeably swoopy.
Pros: Purposeful looks, quality of construction, startling low frequency presence – no need for a subwoofer, loud, dynamic sound
Cons: Unexpected holes in spec, given the price, bass can plod, midrange is coloured, doesn', t really surround