35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Decent but pricey
, April 15, 2012
I've yet to figure out whether I really like the SC-HTB350 or not. I've had it (purchased elsewhere) for less than 24 hours and am still fiddling with the settings, so I'll give you what I like and don't like...so far.
LIKE - The sub is spectacular with a superb range! I am hearing frequencies in songs that I rarely hear from other subs.
LIKE - Very little distortion across the volume range.
LIKE - Visually, this is a great set with sleek lines. I have it set up as two separate speakers.
DON'T LIKE - White speaker cables. Why they would produce a sleek black system and package ugly white cabling with it is beyond me - and before you go out and just buy black speaker cable keep in mind that the main unit has a proprietary connection for the speakers.
DON'T LIKE - The remote is small and cheesy, like it was just an after thought.
DON'T LIKE - The high frequencies have great support from the tweets. The sub handles the low frequencies with ease. The midrange, however, is a little lacking. To be fair, I may just need to mess with the settings more but that leads me to my biggest gripe...
BIGGEST DON'T LIKE - The controls are horrible! I expect much more finesse at the controls of a $300, 2.1 stereo system. Instead, all I get is blinking LED's that tell me what level I'm at. No LCD, not even numbers! With all of the different settings this system has (it has a bunch) it is completely idiotic to have to hold down <whatever button> for 2 seconds until this LED blinks then hit <whatever button> and watch for this LED or that LED to blink! I'd expect that from a system that costs half what this one does (maybe).
Truthfully, I will probably be returning this system. The sound quality is great, the looks are great, the controls - well, I've seen better controls on $100 boom-boxes.