Tag - Soundbar
It's billed as being for making sport and movies sound great, but I can tell you now that it didn't help make the UK European Union referendum sound any better at all. You can't expect miracles, though, and the Kitsound Stadium 120 is far from the top end of TV soundbars that you can buy. Yet it did transform my television, and it did make it very hard to go back to watching anything without it.
Samsung has revealed two more products ahead of this week's IFA show, this time pertaining to home audio. The M3 is the latest in Samsung's rival multiroom system to Sonos, following the M5 and the M7, while the Curved Soundbar is designed to match the same curvature and style as the manufacturer's curved UHD televisions.
Digital electronics producer Humax has announced what it is claiming to be the thinnest soundbar available, the STA-1200 BSW. Measuring 20mm in thickness, the soundbar is suitable for use in conjunction with a TV or to play music via Bluetooth connectivity or its 3.5mm audio headphone jack socket. Due to be released May 1, the STA1200 BSW will be priced at approximately $425.
Samsung has laid out what it plans to show at CES next week, alongside its 105-inch curved Ultra HD television. The Shape M7 that Samsung launched in October will be accompanied by a smaller model, a Soundbar and Sound Stand, a home entertainment system with a Blu-ray player, and a component audio system for entertaining that offers 2,500W of audio power.
Samsung has shown off a new soundbar aimed at those with larger television sets. The HW-F850, known as the AirTrack F850, offers a total of 350 Watts of power, an increase of 40 Watts from the preceding F750, while its physical size makes it more suitable for HDTVs measuring 60 inches, rather than smaller sets covered by other models.
Sony has revealed a new high-end soundbar designed for use in a home theater setup. The HT-ST7, priced at $1,300, is said to provide an "immersive true 7.1 home theater experience," one which also includes audio playback over Bluetooth from a smartphone or a tablet, with support for AAC and AptX, and quick NFC pairing included for Android devices.