Originally Posted by quaker_18
i got one and i should say am not impressed with it.
i as a layman, was expecting a wow factor, which i didn't get so am returning it. below are my observations
1. the out of box unit sounds horrible. one has to do the intellibeam configuraiton before the first use. even though it is mentioned in the manual, for a layman, it is quite a bit of work.
2. i have a high celing living room with open kitchen. After i ran the auto configuration, i didn't feel any sound projection for this type of room. i just experienced the same lounder sound
that i used to get from the TV. since there was a subwoofer, there was some sound which i couldn't get from TV.
3. the volume levels from 0-20 were almost not hearable. i have to keep the volume level to > 35 to get some reasonable sound.
again am a layman and thought that spending $1200 was a bit too much for the sound effect that am getting.
Hi Guys, me too on the same boat
..being a layman, unable to get the best out of it as everybody is claiming.
> Getting just a loud noise that my 5yrs old son is scared of and does not want the unit in our house
> The volume level need to be > 35 to hear something understandable.
> You can feel the 'Basse' or moderate 'effects' only on high volume, i.e > 70 or 80, but we can't blast the house ALWAYS and for everything, you watch on TV rt!!? That too in a rented unit, especially during quiet hrs.
> Don't find it compatible with average TV entertainment like drama, talk shows or enjoying music videos on YouTube in low volume with those so-called "Effects".
> Done with Intellibeam setup, but don't feel the surround. If not surround, not happy with the other modes either.
> Our living room also extends to the dining area and then to the kitchen, maybe it is not suitable for such a room which is not a closed walls setup as they show in their demo pics, or I failed to set it up rt.
> I have the soundbar connected to Sony 49" 4K HDR Smart TV which has HDMI ARC supported, and the Sub is connected wirelessly. Don't have any other devices. I have connected the Optical cable as well, along with the HDMI ARC from the TV to the Soundbar.
This is where I request your expert advice. Please help guys. Thanks in advance.