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LG NB2420A 160W Sound Bar
on April 16, 2012
Purchased for $169. I had previously bought 2 of the Vizio $100 soundbars which by the way are excellent.
I primarily bought this soundbar for its ability to stream via BT from phones/ipads,etc.
Hookup is easy, though the recessed connections for the inputs are a little difficult to use.
I first tried to stream via BT from an IPOD (using a BT adapter). Connection was seamless, but the audio was quite thin - sound was inferior even compared to my little Jambox I own. There was little to no bass. I then tried direct connect to the Portable input. Basically the same results - even after tweaking the IPOD EQ settings, and playing with the LG sound settings. Sound is thin, and starts to break up at higher volumes - sound maxes at a fairly low level.
I then hooked up to my LG TV via Optical input. Same terrible results. I then hooked up both the LG and the Vizio to the TV and switched between the two - no contest. The LG is inferior in all ways to the $100 Vizio.
This will be going back. I really wanted to like this given its BT streaming ability (which does work), but the sound is just not up to par.
Two stars - mostly on its BT ability, and slim profile. Sound is 1 star though.