- Brand Name: Haier
- Model Number: SBC20
- Output Wattage: 20 Watts
- Tuner Technology: Yes
Haier SBC20 20-Inch 2-Channel Soundbar with iPod/iPhone/iPad dock (,2)
- 2-Channel Soundbar with iPod/iPhone/iPad dock
- 3 x 2-inch Full Range Speakers
- Total System Power: 20W (10W x 2)
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Haier SBC20 2.0 Channel Soundbar
An App Driven 20-Inch Sound Bar with iPod, iPhone, and iPad Dock
Haier's 2.0 Channel Soundbar enhances your entertainment experience with an added 20W of powerful sound. The SBC20 is wall-mountable, making it the perfect accessory for any flat-panel television. The soundbar also features a dock where you can charge and play iPod/iPhone/or iPad and make use of functions like an FM tuner through the included Haier Audio App.
Powerful sound from Haier
This 20-inch soundbar features two 3-inch full range speakers with output power of 20 watts (10W x 2).
Crystal clear radio with the SBC20
Use the FM tuner to listen to your favorite radio stations with crisp and clear audio.
Haier's Audio App makes this the all-around soundbar
With the included app, you can utilize cool features like internet radio, weather forecasts and the alarm clock.
Top Customer Reviews
At first when I read some earlier reviews, I was a little scared about the audio decoding issue, but the review on CNET made it sound quite unlikely that it would be an issue: CNET wrote: "One technical note: the Haier Evoke Slim doesn't decode Dolby or DTS, so make sure your TV and other sources can send PCM signals (rather than bit stream) to the sound bar. If you don't know what any of that jargon means, don't worry, it likely won't be a problem for your home theater." I also knew Amazon would take it back for a full refund if it was a problem, so it decided it wasn't much of a risk anyway. Therefore, CNET and Amazon's return policy assuaged my fear, and I have had zero problems with audio not coming in as it should from right out of the box.
For a little background into my decision-making process - I live in an apartment with a small-medium size living room, so I wasn't looking for a huge 7.1 surround sound system. I have a 60" Panasonic (P60GT30) plasma tv. My goal was to upgrade the plasma's speakers with something that sounded much crisper and lively for watching regular television, but also packed some rich room-filling bass for the action scenes on blu rays or for playing video games like Call of Duty of XBOX 360. I am also hoping it plays music pretty solidly for the Pandora app on my tv. I considered many different sound bars, as well as some 5.1 HTIB's (Home Theater System's in a Box), and also gave the Bose Cinemate II sound system a long look. I'm a fan of a less-cluttered look, so I was looking to avoid a system that needed a bulky receiver.Read more ›
This is by far the best one out of the bunch. The sound is crystal clear, bass is clear and rich.
Bottom line: Awesome value, and looks great to boot!
Please note that it doesn't support dolby digital or other similar digital encoding...Check to make sure that your devices can output PCM/Stereo (most do). In any case, if you want dolby digital sound, you shouldn't be buying a 2.1 channel sound system like this one.
As a reference, I have listened to a Vizio soundbar system that my brother owns and a Sony one and this one is definitely better, especially for Music.
Setup was easy. Just connected HDMI cables from Cable Box and DVD Player to soundbar Inputs 1 and 2, and an HDMI cable from sound bar Out to the TV. Then connected the sub-woofer per instructions.
All worked perfectly the first time!
I like being able to select the input source using the soundbar remote, but wish this remote was bigger and easier to read.
The sound is excellent but don't expect full surround sound effects or a booming subwoofer.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend who is planning to install in a small to moderate size room.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this sound bar. It's worth the money, I use this for gaming and it sounds greatPublished 5 months ago by Jordannnns
If you are looking for a quality sound bar at a great price, this is it. Integrated display is awesome.Published 7 months ago by Todd H.
For the price I expected bigger things from this unit. I like the fact that the sub-woofer is wireless but I don't turn it on because it has developed a buzz in the speaker.Published 19 months ago by Rick
The audio would consistently go out on one side or the other from the day I bought it to the day I destroyed it in a fed up rage. The sound is great...when it works which is rare. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Pat Winters
Have two of these for treatment rooms in my acupuncture practice. Good sound for use with an iPod in a small space.Published on December 2, 2013 by Eric L. Martin
Great value and performance! This soundbar is an excellent 2.1 unit. The subwoofer adds more than sufficient base. Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by Steve in Denver
Subwoofer started making loud static-like noises about eight months after purchase. Dealing with Haier was extremely time consuming and frustrating. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Douglas K. Mickity
Subwoofer has never worked properly. Also you cannot program any other remotes to control the volume. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by jrnewk