WHAT WE LIKE
- Sleek design
- The sound quality is awesome
- Perfect fit for 20" TV
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- Doesn't have HDMI or OPTICAL inputs
A sound bar isn’t comparable to any of your regular old speakers. Not only are they meant to produce outstanding surround sound quality, they are also supposed to make your living room more visually attractive – that’s just how it is. People visit your home, they take notice of your home entertainment system and eventually see that long speaker underneath your television. If it’s anything but sleek, they won’t be impressed.
Good thing there are a couple of manufacturing companies that take the time to really make their models aesthetically pleasing.
Outside its personal and family uses, these speakers are also meant to boost the overall look of your home. The Coby CSMP95 Super-Slim Sound Bar is one of those pretty-looking products you’ll see in the home appliance store – the kind that quickly grabs your attention and tempts you to buy it.
But should you give in to the temptation? Read on to find out.
According to the manufacturing company, this particular incarnation of one of their old models has never looked better. It is a streamlined version of their previous offering, which means it will appeal more to the people who have tried it before, but want a better-looking sound bar.
True enough, this is one of the most stylish models you could possibly own. It has a high gloss piano black finish that lets it stand out instead of just fading in. It’s the sort of sound bar that you could admire while your movie is loading.
As if its visual qualities weren’t enough, it was also buffed with a space-saving design. It measures only 15.1 x 33.5 x 5.6 inches, making it easier for you to install this compact sound bar wherever it is most convenient. Additionally, it is wall mountable, so it can complement your flat panel TV, no matter where you put it.
Now that we’ve seen what it can offer from the outside, let’s take a peek at what it has to offer from the inside. The components on this 13-pound model are pretty standard. It has a built-in amplifier that eliminates the need for you to buy one separately, and it has a 2.4Hx Wireless Subwoofer that delivers a good-sounding bass.
There are three connectivity options including a coaxial input, an RCA Jack, and two aux inputs. The overall service quality is spiced up by the LED indicators.
Now here’s where the problem comes from. The sound quality is arguably subpar when compared to other models at this price range. Take note that this sound bar currently costs less than $80 dollars, so you can see why it doesn’t provide audiophile-levels of audio performance. And while it might not be the best sounding model, its audio delivery can be described as decent at best, especially considering the price tag.
The bottom line here is that this model isn’t really bad per se. It is great if you’re looking for something visually stunning and easy to set up. It rocks on that scale. But if you’re looking to have the best possible audio experience, this might not be the right one for you.
We recommend having this for casual movie viewing or even house parties. But if you identify as an audiophile, you’d be better off looking somewhere else.