Bush 50W Soundbar with Built in Sub & Bluetooth & Optical In £39 @ Argos
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Bush 50W Soundbar with Built in Sub & Bluetooth & Optical In £39 @ Argos

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
Not a deal as such as it seems the standard price, however compared to others out there, there isn't much better for the price point.

The sound bar DOES have bluetooth even though the link doesn't mention it. The sound is better than what is in your TV as standard, mainly due to the built in sub covering the lower tones, also has a decent quality to it.

Has Bluetooth, Line In (Aux), Phono & Optical in! Nothing else at this price point has it all!
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Original Poster
Oh, if your going to vote cold, at least put where you can get a better value for money soundbar even under £60.00
seems a great deal for bluetooth and sub! hot
Anyone have a link for an independent review of the sound quality?
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I've got one myself, and whilst it doesn't touch on my true 5.1 system, its not designed too. It improves the quality of the flat screen, the bass is pretty decent, and the clarity in tone is also pretty good. Volume isn't overly loud, however its loud enough to easily hear throughout the whole house. For £39 seriously i'm made up. (The 5.1 system a single speaker cost more than £39!)
Bought this last month after hearing my dad's - I think it's really good for the price
sounds like a good deal. iam considering it for my computer (connect via Bluetooth) as iam fedup with the wire clutter of my Logitech 5.1 system. do you think it will be a good idea?
Looks like a good deal with decent reviews.

Anyone have one of these in use? Can't tell if it will go into standby once source detects no input (once the TV) is switched off and if it will go back up into the same state /volume etc one the TV is turned on next time? Returning an Alba unit purchased from Argos before Christmas as it doesn't power down. Once you switch it off it goes back to initial volume/source/bass settings so is hopeless for my mum. Just need a basic unit that once setup, goes on and off with the TV.
Thanks in advance.
decent price,and its got an optical input and bluetooth
Superman999

Oh, if your going to vote cold, at least put where you can get a better … Oh, if your going to vote cold, at least put where you can get a better value for money soundbar even under £60.00


I haven't voted cold, but this is better value for an extra tenner:
hotukdeals.com/dea…088
Panasonic will generally have better build quality
Also, 80w instead of 50w
Widely available, not store specific
lukeo44

I haven't voted cold, but this is better value for an extra … I haven't voted cold, but this is better value for an extra tenner:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-sc-htb8-80w-soundbar-with-bluetooth-50-sainsbury-instore-2364088Panasonic will generally have better build qualityAlso, 80w instead of 50wWidely available, not store specific


80w v 50w, that's significant, thanks for the link!
Bush 150W soundbar 4.1 sound with Bluetooth on Argos outlet through eBay currently £63.99!



Bush 150W CBAR6BT Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer.

Brand New With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee

The Bush 150W 4.1 soundbar has a built in subwoofer that enhances any visual experience, connects with digital coaxial and digital optical. It has an active amplifier which produces a higher level of sound quality and the sleek design of the soundbar is a great addition to any room.
4.1 channels.
Active amplifier.
Built in subwoofer.
Total RMS wattage: 150 watts.
Speaker bar: 100 watts.
Subwoofer: 50 watts.
Remote control batteries required 1 x button cell (included) .
Size of speaker bar H9, W93, D6cm.
Weight of speaker bar 2.9kg
Connections
Coaxial
Optical
RCA - 3.5mm
lukeo44

I haven't voted cold, but this is better value for an extra … I haven't voted cold, but this is better value for an extra tenner:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-sc-htb8-80w-soundbar-with-bluetooth-50-sainsbury-instore-2364088Panasonic will generally have better build qualityAlso, 80w instead of 50wWidely available, not store specific




MaximusRo

80w v 50w, that's significant, thanks for the link!



Bought this one last week and can recommend it.
Dryosh

Bought this one last week and can recommend it.



Bought it 2 days ago and I also recommend it.
MaximusRo

80w v 50w, that's significant, thanks for the link!



Smart A*se mode on (sorry): As the ear hears logarithmically, the difference between 80w & 50w wont be audible. Smart A*se mode off
This one on sale. Have ordered one. Will try if good enough. It's available on Walton on Thames, Surrey.
argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Superman999

Oh, if your going to vote cold, at least put where you can get a better … Oh, if your going to vote cold, at least put where you can get a better value for money soundbar even under £60.00



Your existing TV speakers might be better than this, or if they're not, the difference may only be marginal. £40 for an inconvenient product that might not sound any better than your existing gear doesn't need an alternative to be bad value.
Bought this on a HUKD last month from TESCO. A superb upgrade for me over my TV Speakers. Sub is built in as this is a 2.1 system and volume can be cranked up without distortion to the speakers.

Got used heavily over Xmas and New year with the BT connectivity.
Edited by: "mluton" 4th Jan 2016
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dxx

Your existing TV speakers might be better than this, or if they're not, … Your existing TV speakers might be better than this, or if they're not, the difference may only be marginal. £40 for an inconvenient product that might not sound any better than your existing gear doesn't need an alternative to be bad value.



Does your TV have bluetooth to use as a BT speaker? Or a build in sub? or sound directed towards you not the wall its mounted on?
Loathecliff

Smart A*se mode on (sorry): As the ear hears logarithmically, the … Smart A*se mode on (sorry): As the ear hears logarithmically, the difference between 80w & 50w wont be audible. Smart A*se mode off


hmmm... I can definitely could hear/feel the difference between different speakers based on their Watt ratings, with no exceptions, the same for monitor speakers, computer speakers and so on. You might confuse something here, just turn the volume all the way up, you will immediately notice the more powerful speakers are louder, or have clearer sound, bigger bass, more sound depth etc
Loathecliff

Smart A*se mode on (sorry): As the ear hears logarithmically, the … Smart A*se mode on (sorry): As the ear hears logarithmically, the difference between 80w & 50w wont be audible. Smart A*se mode off


thanks smart **** i didn't realise that the difference in the panasonic and the bush soundbars was only the power and that all other components are identical... (_;)
May I ask a question ?
I've got two LG tv's in the bedrooms. Although both are less than 12 months old, neither has an optical or digital output but they do have component plugs for audio (one red, one white ... for phono plugs ?)
Will this sound bar be compatible ?
Thanks in advance.
I had this from eBay a few months ago for 40 quid. Decent enough...big difference over normal tv speakers. Use it to connect my phone or iPad for louder music upstairs. Did have an issue connecting to a new to t v I purchased , but thought for the money still decent enough. Voting hit. If you want an upgrade, yes it's decent for the money, if you want super Sound pay more. Hot for 40.
MaximusRo

hmmm... I can definitely could hear/feel the difference between different … hmmm... I can definitely could hear/feel the difference between different speakers based on their Watt ratings, with no exceptions, the same for monitor speakers, computer speakers and so on. You might confuse something here, just turn the volume all the way up, you will immediately notice the more powerful speakers are louder, or have clearer sound, bigger bass, more sound depth etc



I'm talking about using the heating effect on a wire as a daft measure of amplification.
I made no mention of speaker efficiency because it's a very different, & equally misunderstood, subject.
zappster1966

May I ask a question ?I've got two LG tv's in the bedrooms. Although both … May I ask a question ?I've got two LG tv's in the bedrooms. Although both are less than 12 months old, neither has an optical or digital output but they do have component plugs for audio (one red, one white ... for phono plugs ?)Will this sound bar be compatible ?Thanks in advance.



Yes you may X)

In answer to your question yes and no.

I got this very same soundbar recently for a friend who didn't have a digital optical connection on her tv either but had the same as you ( red/white/yellow audio connections )

The soundbar is sold as compatible however using the lead we couldn't get it to work ( strange )

I was about to return it when we decided to swap TVs ( both LG ) from bedroom tv to lounge and vice Versa

The bedroom TV ( now in the lounge ) had an optical input - tried this soundbar using an optical cable and worked with no issues.

So yes it should work fine but didn't for us on the unit we bought ( may have been a one off faulty unit? )

Hope this helps
pennyfarthing88

Yes you may X)In answer to your question yes and no.I got this very same … Yes you may X)In answer to your question yes and no.I got this very same soundbar recently for a friend who didn't have a digital optical connection on her tv either but had the same as you ( red/white/yellow audio connections )The soundbar is sold as compatible however using the lead we couldn't get it to work ( strange )I was about to return it when we decided to swap TVs ( both LG ) from bedroom tv to lounge and vice VersaThe bedroom TV ( now in the lounge ) had an optical input - tried this soundbar using an optical cable and worked with no issues.So yes it should work fine but didn't for us on the unit we bought ( may have been a one off faulty unit? ) Hope this helps



Thanks for your reply !

Well, we didn't buy this one after all.

But we bought a Panasonic soundbar instead. And no, it didn't work with our LG tv's. So we put the soundbar into the living room with our Panasonic tv and wired it up using a cheapo optical cable we got off Ebay. It works fine so all's good.

Except we still can't hear the tv's very well in the bedrooms lol ... no further forward hahaha
zappster1966

Thanks for your reply !Well, we didn't buy this one after all. But we … Thanks for your reply !Well, we didn't buy this one after all. But we bought a Panasonic soundbar instead. And no, it didn't work with our LG tv's. So we put the soundbar into the living room with our Panasonic tv and wired it up using a cheapo optical cable we got off Ebay. It works fine so all's good. Except we still can't hear the tv's very well in the bedrooms lol ... no further forward hahaha



Glad you got sorted.

If you can still hear the other TVs in the house then may I express 3 possible options to consider?

1 - ask the upstairs occupants to turn the TVs volume down

2 - blast your soundbar and hope your neighbours don't mind the walls vibrating and your preference of tv viewing.

3 - consider soundproofing the walls so you can listen to your tv in complete un-interrupted privacy knowing full well nobody else can hear what your watching and vice versa X)
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