Conclusion: Energy’s Power Bar Elite isn’t as richly featured as some of its competition, but it bests most of them with superior sound quality. Its refined treble, clear midrange, intelligible dialog and deep, loud bass response is offset only by an occasionally unruly subwoofer. While this sound bar solution from Energy certainly earns its asking price, it doesn’t necessarily lay waste to the competition, making it a competitive option, but not a slam-dunk choice.
Pros: Super simple installation, Clean, refined treble, Capable of loud volumes without heavy distortion, Convincing stereo effects and imaging
Cons: Occasionally boomy subwoofer, Limited input options not suitable for everyone, DC power converter not built in