WHAT WE LIKE
- Elegant design
- Simply setup, plug and play
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- The remote is too small
One of the main problems that you might have when you have an HDTV is the sound. True, the television itself can deliver excellent videos with crystal-like clarity and some televisions may produce sound and music that are somewhat acceptable at best. But, when you’re watching action-packed films or TV series with a lot of dialogues, you’d end up scratching your head with the muffled quality of the voices of the actors and the non-realistic quality of the explosions in the action film. Buying an extra sound system to compensate for the poor sound quality of your televisions does not need to be expensive. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives on the market that get the job done. You want great sound for your room, take the Philips Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker HTL2111A/F7.
Elegant and sturdy in design, this beauty exudes a powerful presence in your home entertainment room, yet it is able to blend in with the background once it is being used. It is definitely not an eyesore, especially with its smooth black exterior and curved features. With its dimensions of 33.3” in length, 3.6” in height and 2.8” in depth, the system is compact enough to be placed on a shelf underneath your television or even in front of the HDTV itself without obstructing the view. It also weighs about 6.4 pounds, making it lightweight enough to be mounted on the wall for space conservation.
There are several specifications that can put this beauty at the top of any audiophile’s list. One feature would be its Bluetooth connectivity that enables the wireless streaming of music directly from your smartphone, tablet or PC. Various inputs are also fitted unto this gem, such as 1 AUX input, 1 digital coaxial input and 1 digital optical input. This feature would allow you to play your music directly from your other media devices that are not Bluetooth capable via a simple connection to the Audio in jack. A remote is also included in the package for easy adjustment of various features like the volume without having to get up from the comforts of your sitting space.
Even for such a compact speaker, this handsome audio device can easily replicate a surround-sound listening experience with its state-of-the-art Philips Virtual Surround Sound technology. Sounds coming from your television or from media devices are immediately transformed into a high-quality sound with excellent clarity and immense realism. This audio gem is also equipped with Dolby Digital, ensuring that you experience true-to-life sound right within your very own home. Besides the full-range drivers that has been fitted within the sleek frame of this audio system, a built-in subwoofer is also added for those powerful, rich bass sounds without having to add an external subwoofer.
In a nutshell, this stylish sound bar is easily at par with its more expensive counterparts in terms of producing excellent-quality sounds without paying a hefty price. Definitely recommended for the audiophile on a budget.