JVC TH-W513B 2.0 sound bar £59.99 @ Currys / pc world
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JVC TH-W513B 2.0 sound bar £59.99 @ Currys / pc world

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Found 7th Feb
Bigger audio for your home entertainment

Whether you’re watching TV shows, getting absorbed in a movie, taking in a widescreen documentary or playing your favourite video games, great sound makes everything better.

Behind its metal speaker grille, the JVC TH-W513B features two 50 W drivers that deliver 100 W of combined audio power, adding depth and clarity to your entertainment. Essential preset sound modes let you select an option to best suit what you’re viewing – choose between Movie, TV, Sport and DEF.

Connect your sound bar

Bluetooth allows you to stream music and audio content direct from your mobile phone or tablet to the TH-W513B Sound Bar, so you can listen to songs in high quality over its larger speakers.

Use the optical port to connect it to compatible TVs and AV equipment. There’s a coaxial input for added flexibility, such as when you need to connect to aerial-type cables. An LCD display lets you clearly see which inputs have been selected and which settings are in operation, so you can make changes without hassle.
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I bought one of these at this price just after Christmas. I returned it to the store due to poor sound quality. You do get more bass than from the TV alone but everything just sounded muddy and unnatural - whichever of the 'sound modes' you select. After 10 days I'd had enough of it.

It seems to divide opinion. Which? rated it 39% "Don't Buy", but What Hi-Fi? give 4 stars (out of 5). Decent 2.0 or 2.1 computer speakers at that price probably will sound better.

If you do go for it, note it does not come with an optical cable (just 3.5mm and coax audio). Mine was connected by 3.5mm and it took maybe 20 secs to wake up automatically each time you switched the TV on before sound comes out. Also, if you wall mount it (brackets included), it does not close-mount to the wall - there is a big stand-off to allow cables to stick out of back.

Hope that helps.
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You would probably get the typical tw*ts saying about the wattage

I'll say it before they arrive
High Wattage doesn't mean good sound quality, Low wattage doesn't mean bad sound quality
and JVC (Currys-owned brand) generally indicates bad sound quality
Norseg3 h, 54 m ago

You would probably get the typical tw*ts saying about the wattage I'll say …You would probably get the typical tw*ts saying about the wattage I'll say it before they arriveHigh Wattage doesn't mean good sound quality, Low wattage doesn't mean bad sound quality


Wattage means pretty much nothing when you talking about soundbars.

Wattage on the label it's usually PMPO, which means power achieved in labolatory for fraction of the second.

It's like saying "my car can do 350mph" - small print: down the Mount Everest.

Beat example is Samsung HT-J4550 an 500W system. Down the small print says "Operating Power Consumption
39 W"
timothyw925 m ago

and JVC (Currys-owned brand) generally indicates bad sound quality


I'm not sure Currys own JVC - they are a big Japanese brand. I haven't bought their stuff for a while, but audio quality used to be pretty good.
timothyw91 h, 21 m ago

and JVC (Currys-owned brand) generally indicates bad sound quality


Nope! JVC are a pretty significant company, founded in the 1920's with a number of inventions to it's name, even had the contract for producing the Sega Saturn in Korea and were the team sponsor for Arsenal. They're far from TescoTechnika!

I did find that amusing though
teddybeers2 h, 2 m ago

Wattage means pretty much nothing when you talking about soundbars.Wattage …Wattage means pretty much nothing when you talking about soundbars.Wattage on the label it's usually PMPO, which means power achieved in labolatory for fraction of the second.It's like saying "my car can do 350mph" - small print: down the Mount Everest.Beat example is Samsung HT-J4550 an 500W system. Down the small print says "Operating Power Consumption39 W"


Yep
Higher Watt just means higher volume
I always see on cheap speaker /soundbar deals "it's only 20watt it must sound rubbish"
kDelta1 h, 2 m ago

Nope! JVC are a pretty significant company, founded in the 1920's … Nope! JVC are a pretty significant company, founded in the 1920's with a number of inventions to it's name, even had the contract for producing the Sega Saturn in Korea and were the team sponsor for Arsenal. They're far from TescoTechnika!I did find that amusing though


Well don't Argos own the Hitachi brand when it comes to tv sales in the uk? Hitachi is a massive corporation too
I bought one of these at this price just after Christmas. I returned it to the store due to poor sound quality. You do get more bass than from the TV alone but everything just sounded muddy and unnatural - whichever of the 'sound modes' you select. After 10 days I'd had enough of it.

It seems to divide opinion. Which? rated it 39% "Don't Buy", but What Hi-Fi? give 4 stars (out of 5). Decent 2.0 or 2.1 computer speakers at that price probably will sound better.

If you do go for it, note it does not come with an optical cable (just 3.5mm and coax audio). Mine was connected by 3.5mm and it took maybe 20 secs to wake up automatically each time you switched the TV on before sound comes out. Also, if you wall mount it (brackets included), it does not close-mount to the wall - there is a big stand-off to allow cables to stick out of back.

Hope that helps.
it's rubbish. got this for Xmas but returned it. couldn't tell if it was on or not, made no difference to anything
JVC used to be a good brand but like many don’t mean much these days. The price gives it away - £59 quid for a sound bar - not worth the bother me think
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 9th Feb
C.Pennington13 h, 12 m ago

I'm not sure Currys own JVC - they are a big Japanese brand. I haven't …I'm not sure Currys own JVC - they are a big Japanese brand. I haven't bought their stuff for a while, but audio quality used to be pretty good.


I suspect Currys / Dixons / PC World have bought the UK rights to use the JVC name on products they source. JVC seem to have stopped making consumer products, at least in the UK and probably Europe and so allow retailers to use their name for a price on any product they want. Same goes for Goodmans, Hitachi, Toshiba and many other brand names you know.

This JVC page pretty sums it up:
uk.jvc.com/sup…ld/

TVs, Sound Bars or Audio Products Purchased From Currys / PC WorldPlease be aware that these products are supplied to Currys and PC World under an exclusive Sales and Support Agreement. This exclusive agreement covers all product support and service.

All requests for support (Operational questions / technical questions / retuning information / faulty products / complaints / spare parts), should be directed to Currys / PC World Customer Service and Care Plan Support, who are fully equipped to support these products.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 9th Feb
The battery life is great.
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