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I didn't expect much for the price. We have a second tv that has terrible sound, so I just wanted a sound bar to make it possible to watch movies without wincing. The sound quality on our cheapie tv is now really good. No complaints about the sound at all. Unfortunately, the remote doesn't work at all and the power button doesn't turn the unit off, so I have to unplug it when not in use. Again, for the money, that's not a deal breaker for me. It might be for you.
All my computers have built-in speakers with better sound and my iPhone speaker phone puts out slightly better sound. That's not to say it's all bad, but I advise to get a more modern external speaker, and there are some that are significantly better than this one and only one third the size.
The treble is a little muffled, almost as if it's being broadcast across an auditorium with clarity being sacrificed. The bass level is insignificant. I didn't scientifically measure the sounds, but I feel I know speakers by sound, and I have many types of speakers along with a good ear to recognize quality.
I don't know the price as right now there isn't one. However, I wouldn't get involved at any price because my phone speaker is better and the size of this thing makes it quite impractical for the sound.
It does have RCA cables, but who buys them anymore? I will not be using this speaker.
- It shows up as a sensible "atune analog 06" on the BT list and connects quickly. - Reconnects automatically to known sources - Includes a set of RCA plugs. Does anything still use RCA? - Also has an "optical" jack. Optical isn't supported on cable TV or analog stations, of course, but any digital source should support it - Also has what looks like a 3mm jack for aux - Power cord is 60" long
The remote covers everything. There are buttons for 'sound mode', music, talk, movie, and standard. I can't find a discernible difference between music and standard. Talk cuts out a ton of noise channels but also results in somewhat muted output. The movie mode I don't understand either. It just cuts out half the depth.
I look for balance, clarity, and richness/depth. This has quite good clarity but there's very little balance. It's a very upper register speaker. It does not get shrill or raw at high volume, it retains most of its clarity. That's great.
It just has so little bass there's really no depth to it, so it's not all that pleasurable to me.
The remote is a bit odd to me. If you turn the volume all the way down, it beeps and turns off the sound. Muting I can see, except there's a dedicated mute button, but turning it off entirely is odd. When you hit the upper volume limit, it just blips. Sometimes.
There's a button on the remote I can't find any explanation for. By the picture, I'd think it was 'line in', but since there's already a 'line in' button, it's probably not. It seems to cycle something but I don't know what. (A box with a straight arrow coming in from the left side)
For music it's just not near good enough balance. For computer games, it also lacks depth. For movies it's just inexplicably flat.
if the price was $19.99 I'd say it was a fairly decent low-end, "starter" sound bar. At least it's clear, even at higher volumes. As it's currently priced at $50.99, I can't say that, so it's a 2 star for me. Not terrible, but overstating its prowess.
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I was excited to get this sound bar. Yes, it is not surround sound, but used with TVs that have 2.0 channel. Which by today's standards, is not many. But, you can also use it with your blue tooth devices such as phone or MP3 player and tablet to play music or movies.
You can also use it when you are making calls. There are several options for sound. Music, Movies, Talk and Standard. Talk is good for conversations as it defines frequencies for voice communications.
It comes with a remote so that you can switch the many different modes. It is NOT cordless, so you do have to plug it into a wall for constant power. Now, I own another blue tooth speaker that produces nice bass frequencies. Better than this one. And did I mention it is wireless?
You can hook up RCA component devices to it, using the supplied RCA cables. You can also hook up a mini jack to it as well (not included). And also an optical cable for hooking up using a digital optical source such as gaming console or Blue Ray player.
Overall, it's not a bad speaker. It's compact, and it comes with mounting brackets already on the speaker bar. You just need to use anchor bolts and screws to mount (not included).
If you want something small and not very dynamic in terms of sound, this is a decent speaker bar, but if you want something with a little more bass and power AND cordless you may want to find something else.
Atune Analog Sound Bar Wireless 5.0 Bluetooth for TV with 2.0 Channel Dolby Digital Volume Control Remote Control-
I wanted a soundbar for my bedroom for some time now. I saw this compact 16" soundbar from Atune as a good choice since it was on the small side. First disappointment came when I opened it and realized they only included the RCA cables. My TV and most newer TVs do not have an RCA audio output anymore. I could utilize the Bluetooth but I worried about diminished audio quality and latency. So I bought an optical cable for this to really get the best sound. Trouble is the best sound from this soundbar is worse than the speakers built into my TV.
I tried to tweak the settings a bit to see if it was just something where the audio wasn't coming from the soundbar. I actually couldn't even tell the soundbar was the output at first. I turned the volume all the way up and it wouldn't even get as loud as my TV.
I will say when I get up closer to it, 3-4 feet, I can tell the quality is a bit better in terms of the range but from a further distance that benefit is lost. The remote is somewhat decent. It's small but the controls are easy. The sensitivity of the buttons is poor sometimes having to push it a few times to have it react. Not sure if that is a latency issue or sensitivity issue. There is no bass added that I can hear so if you wanted a richer sound don't look for it here. I really wanted to like this product too. So it really disappoints me to have to write this but I do not want to see others in the same boat.
For the price point this is listed at there are fairly limited options though it's not far off from where some pretty decent soundbars are listed for. So I would say this is a situation where it pays to invest a little more in something with better audio quality. Maybe for people with an older TV or if the speakers stopped working on your TV, this is a viable choice but I am hesitant to recommend it for any other situation.
I got this for our TV, but ended up putting it on top of our fridge instead. I love to listen to music or catch up on podcasts while cooking or cleaning and this has been perfect. The range on this is really good, so I can have my phone with me while I'm cleaning around the house and it will remain connected to the speakers. The remote works great and is handy to have. This does have to be plugged in all the time, unlike other bluetooth speakers that can be charged. For using with your TV (or on your fridge) this really isn't a problem. You can connect either using bluetooth or the red & white audio out from your TV in to the audio in on the speakers. You can also choose different filters for music, movie, or talk. The sound quality is decent for inexpensive speakers. Overall, these are decent speakers for the price.
I got this Atune Analog Sound Bar to place in my son's bedroom, as he has a TV that is 13 years old with not the greatest sound quality on it. I was hoping this would be an improvement, or would at least add to the sound in an improved way.
Unfortunately, it doesn't at all - the sound quality is not good. Ironically, his old TV with the faded, crummy speaker on it sounds better than this, which was really disappointing. If this was a ten dollar item or something like that, I could see perhaps someone finding it useful and better than nothing when a speaker goes out. For their current pricing, I don't feel it's worth it at all. You can get far better for far less money. I do not recommend this product on the whole and find it very disappointing.