I'm amazed how clear and powerful the sound is without drowning ...
19 September 2014
Summary: Wirecutter recommends this, and I agree. Astounding audio clarity. I'm amazed how clear and powerful the sound is without drowning out conversations in the room. I've used it for movies, music, etc. It's an all-around excellent piece.
Summary: Once set up, amazing sound. Replaced my 5.1 surround setup with this and it has exceeded my expectations. Just remember, you have to have walls all around you to make this work well. The surround sound is bounced off the walls, and in my case works as advertised.
Summary: The sound emulation for 5.1 and 7.1 is good/acceptable and setup was virtually "automatic". Currently switching all inputs through 4300 instead of going through the new Samsung Series 7100 TV and feeding through HDMI2 input on the 4300. Room is about 400sq ft (14x27) and plenty of reflective surfaces with witch the 4300 was able to use for configuration. The Subwoofer is acceptable at best.
Pros: Adjustable Alignment, Attractive Design, Eq, Eq Adjustments, Good 5171 Emulation, Good 5-17-1 Emulation, Installation
Excerpt: Although this is not a discrete solution, the simulation of 5-1, 7-1 sound is very good. Set-up was extremely simple and took about 3mins to get a baseline calibration in my 400sq ft family room. During set-up the calibration mic must be directly centered to the sound bar; this sets the center listening position.
Summary: Unit continually locked up and remote would not function. Did a hard shut down via unplugging and would function temporarily and then repeat. Getting ready for Super Bowl party and having to disconnect and rewire components directly into the TV was the last straw. Luckily we started watching long before guests were to arrive so had time to rewire components directly into TV. Sound was good when and if it functioned.
Summary: I really wanted to like this sound bar when I received it. The YSP-4300 has the functionality of an AV receiver to switch multiple HDMI inputs combined with the form factor of a low profile sound bar. I was intrigued with possibility of having surround channel effects without installing rear channels. The theory of phased array waveform shaping is viable, and you can hear that the YSP-4300 does in fact throw each of the channels in different directions.
Summary: Decent sound quality, easy to set up. Subwoofer a bit on the weak side. Not a real surround (in my room) but pretty wide soundstage. Expensive. Wireless sub connection completely shoots down my wifi internet, so cant use my laptop and the soundbar at the same time!
Summary: After marriage and kids forced me to dispose of my old tube amplifier and big energy-hog speakers, I had been forced to endure average surround sound through the multiple small speakers that encircled the room where the big-screen HDTV was located. When we recently decided to redecorate that room, my wife demanded we get rid of all the "ugly" speakers on the walls that didn't match the new decor.
Summary: There is little to complain about when reflecting on this purchase. If I bought this expecting true 5.1 surround sound I would have sent it back and given it a one star rating. As it is I did expect it to provide a better surround sound experience than what I have found. Having said this, the sound reproduction is excellent. The bass can almost shake the room and the full spectrum of sound is present.
Summary: Compact with good to excellent sound. We use this in a small (<1000 sq ft) home. Replaces older components and speakers, requiring less space with equivalent sound quality. Very much enjoy the unilevel sound paradigm that prevents commercials from blowing you out of the room. Also, bought this because of wireless technology linking sub-woofer over less expensive models. Finally, great connectivity with four HDMI ports, RCA and USB plugs.