Originally Posted by ndrj69
Just packed it up and am shipping it back. The original shock and awe has passed. The dialogue coming out is difficult to hear. The surround is amazing but did I mention dialogue sucks? It seems to have progressively gotten worse with each movie I watch. Then there is the hissing from the drivers trying to overpower you with surround. A sad day indeed. Wanted it to work...then my wife actually asked me when it is getting exchanged for a better one. Personal/subjective opinion...HK missed the mark with this. I demo'd the Panny HTB520 and that had better dialogue and a more even sound. Back to the demo'ing again. Davyo...got any mid to low priced suggestions???
I have still not picked up the HK30 to compare against my Bose 1SR,,,,, but the more I read about the HK30 and some of the negitive feedback Im wondering if it will beat my Bose bar.
The first of August Im movng into a new condo that is way more soundbar friendly than my current condo Im renting,, the soon to be moved into condo has full walls on both sides with no openings, making it perfect for a soundbar,,,, I suspect my Bose will sound even better than it does now,,, (my current condo has some openings and gaps on the side walls).
So Im going to wait until after I get moved into the new place to decide if I will try the HK30 or just keep my already AMAZING Bose,,,, if the Bose has big jump in the surround effect because of the new room layout I might not have any interest in checking out the HK30,,,,, yea,, the Bose is that good,,,,, good enough for me to perhaps stop buying other soundbars,,,,,, never thought I would say that,,,,, weird !!!!!!!!
As far as a suggestion for a mid to low priced soundbar,,,, yea,,, the Sony CT-150,,, that is still a GREAT soundbar in my opinion.
Just for fun, I hooked up my Sony CT-350 a few night's ago and was amazed by how great it still sounds compared to my Bose,,,, the Bose is way better but I gota say the Sony CT's are still very impressive.