WHAT WE LIKE
- Easy to connect to TV
- Good sound quality
- Simple navigation
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- Low bass
When looking for a new speaker to complement your brand-new HDTV (or any television for that matter), you tend to take a look at some important features like the way it delivers sound, the way it looks and of course the cost. Having a brand name that practically says “amazing” is another plus. With plenty of sound systems that match majority of these criteria, you’ll probably have a hard time in deciding which one is better. That’s where I come in--- to help you decide. Why not try the Panasonic SC-HTE80 Sound Board for a change?
Talking about design, there is nothing, looking like neat tidy box with its MDF casing either in silver or black with a brushed aluminum-effect finish. It also has dimensions of about 20.5” in length, 14.4” in depth and 5.8” in height. With its sturdy build, it can easily support most screen sizes. One minor downside is that it cannot be mounted on the wall, but you can easily place it on a television table or shelf. It also features a display screen that allows you to see and adjust the menus in the system.
There are plenty of system specifications that give this gem an edge over most of the competition. One feature that might strike the interest of those who enjoy listening to music would be the Bluetooth connectivity, which allows them to fill the room with an endless stream of rich music and sounds without the hassle of connecting wires. Wired connectivity is also a feature that puts this smart-looking audio system on the radars of any audiophile. It is equipped with an optical input as well as RCA inputs for analogue connectivity. HDMI connections are also available. NFC Connection is also supported, but you must download the Panasonic Music Streaming app for it to function.
Sound delivery from this sound board is certainly up to the standards set up by a brand name like Panasonic. Boasting of several sound technologies such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II Dolby Virtual Speaker and DTS Digital Surround, this compact sound system offers an amazing output that is at par with, or even better than, its larger counterparts. You are also given the option of adjusting the sound mode according to your liking. Modes that include Standard, Stadium, Music, Cinema, News, and Stereo offer distinct changes that transform the sounds you hear to their optimal quality. The sound system also comprise of dual integrated 8cm cone-type woofers and two cone-type full-range speakers for that full-bodied sound that makes a difference during your listening experience.
In conclusion, although some might argue that there are better audio systems out there in the market, one cannot deny that with its price range, impressive features and sound specifications, this gem is certainly worth looking up.