Summary: This sound bar is just perfect for me. I bought this speaker because I needed better sound from my flat panel TV, and now its just right. I like its low profile design and included sub. I haven't tried many other sound bars, but to me this an awesome speaker.
I think it's worth it as long as you remember it's cheap.
3 November 2014
Summary: I use this to sit under a 24" Samsung TV which sits on my desk and whose sound is very tinny. This adds some much-needed bass but, if anything, too much bass. It's a little boomy. The best sound comes from a mixture of the tinny TV speakers and the boomy Maxell SSB-1. Mine arrived without the promised remote control. The seller knocked $10 off the price and I was able to buy a new one from Maxell for $5.
Better than nothing, but don't expect to be blown away
21 August 2014
Summary: At this point it is hard to find a new one, since most of them available are refurbished. The design is good, the setup is easy, but the sound is decent at best. There is a bass mode which adds a LOT of bass including high pitch bass which you don't want, so you will have to lower the bass on your tv to make it sound good. Some good features are it works when the tv is on and turns off when the tv goes off, has a remote, but most likely you won't need it.
Summary: This is an absolutely amazing soundbar for the price. It would still be amazing if it cost $100-$150 more.I hooked one up to a bedroom TV and it sounded about 500% better than the speakers on the flatscreen it was connected to. It also connects to your tv very easily. I biought this one to hook up to another tv in our house where we dont want a big soundbar, and where we don't want to fool with hooking the tv up to our stereo system, but we need better sound.
Summary: I like the low profile form of this sound bar as I installed it directly in front of my 47 inch TV, and considering its small size, it provides far superior audio than the TV's anemic, built-in speakers.
Summary: If your looking for something small and sleek this is for you! The sound quality is decent, but the built in sub-woofer does add a plus. I did notice tho if it is turned up to loud the sub-woofer intends to rattle and throws off the sound. So if you looking for a casual listen experience, this isn't bad at all!! I recommend hooking it up to a 20" TV or smaller.
Summary: bass is a surprise. it is very good. treble is muffled and cannot be corrected. cannot play with tv sound at same time because you get an echo. the remote sucks! hardly ever works. i am on the fence as to whether i would buy it again. bass might make it worth while.
Purchased here on eBay for $50, I feel like it was a great value.
20 February 2013
Summary: For a lower end sound bar, this maxell surpassed my expectations. I purchsed for my master bedroom. It's not over powering but it's much clearer than the speakers on the flat panel. I sometimes felt like I had a hard time understanding all of the words on my Samsung 52". I turned off the sound & I understand ever word from the bar.