Excerpt: I haven't tried many sound bars in my home for comparison, but this one seems to sound pretty good. Clarity, bass, and volume are of course greatly improved compared to the TV speakers, though the high-end sounds strangely distorted sometimes on, say, sopranos and falsettos. Overall, a great sound improvement over the TV itself, but not as good as a pair of larger speakers.
Summary: Purchased this 3 days before Christmas because we own a flat screen TV and as everyone knows the sound quality on those flat screen TV's is horrible. This was really easy to set up and sounds so good and bold. We live in a 14 foot wide mobile home and it makes our living room area sound like we are in a movie theater. Our home is almost 1000 sq feet in total and the sound is crisp from anywhere in our home if turned up loud enough.
Summary: Please excuse me for the lenght of this review but it really was essential for me to write this. In looking for a good quality Sound bar for my step son as a new home warming gift I went to a Bose factory store depending on their name for quality and purchased a Bose/Solo for $279.00 plus tax.
Summary: I would not recommend to anyone -- it's been nothing but trouble since we purchased it in Dec 2012. At 6 months, we started having a lot of problems. They continue --remote doesn't work; have to turn soundbar off and on to get it where you can adjust the volume.
Summary: My Dell laptop has a JBL sound system and I have been overly impressed with it. So, when I decided to purchase a sound system for my TV, I came across this JBL SB200 on several different websites. Most of the reviews were good, so I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did! I purchased it from my local Walmart store for $248...cheapest price anywhere! I'm playing music through bluetooth on my iPad with the sound bar at this very moment.
Summary: I was surprised at how well a soundbar can improve the overall experience of my flatscreen. Its compact, small and easily sits on my TV table. I appreciate the fact that I can use the Bluetooth with my devices too! Easy to throw on some music during halftime on the games.
Summary: Sound quality is great. Much better than the TV speakers. However the auto on feature does not work. The SB200 goes into standby mode and stays there until manually switched back on. The Quick Start manual (pg. 5) states that it should automatically go on when an audio signal is received. I noticed that the "new" manual on JBL's web site has this sentence removed.