Summary: This soundbar was easy to "install" with a single optical cable to the television. The wireless subwoofer paired quickly with the soundbar. The sound is much better than that from the TV speakers and the unit actually produces a reasonable "surround" effect. Of course to get superior surround sound effects and deep bass, a multispeaker (5.1, 7.1 or 7.2) system with a good receiver would be necessary. Overall my wife and I were pleased with this soundbar and subwoofer.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted to add some bass to my living room entertainment setup for watching movies and playing video games. I made the mistake of assuming optical audio out was a standard feature of HD televisions, so I had to buy some extra adapters to get this to work for the two devices I wanted to hook up. One device has coaxial S/PDIF (DVD player) and the other has HDMI (Wii U).
Originally purchased for living room but the soundbar could not ...
James R. French, Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: Originally purchased for living room but the soundbar could not produce enough sound there. Totally my fault for not taking into consideration the size of the room. Moved the soundbar into the bedroom and "let there be sound" happened.
Summary: This sure beats the sound from my TV. Listening to the music and sound tracks from everything I watch and the music channels my cable service provides are much brighter and clearer with this system. I was pleasantly surprised how good this small sound bar and subwoofer perform especially considering what it's priced at. I'm not an audiophile but it sounds good to everyone thats been around to listen in. They say you get what you pay for and I think it's money well spent.
Summary: everything about this sound bar is amazing. the only bummer is that it doesn't have blutooth. the bass is a ridiculous good. My next door neighbor complain that it was too loud. i even use this as a stereo for whenever i have a little party.
Summary: Buying this item is something you would not regret. this one provides good quality sound and sufficient power for an average room, the design is practical and elegant. However, one wonders why on earth yamaha fail to include a built-in bluetooth connection to stream musing from any portable device, let's say a tablet, smart phone, etc?