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I was hoping for a decent/cheap soundbar and sub that did the bare min of supporting Dolby. The Dolby support works at least (tested in Windows), despite having very few references. However, the biggest disappointment was the subwoofer as it produced odd bass, possibly an already blown speaker. The sound of the basic Dolby test in Windows 10 was bad as far as I can tell. Otherwise Optical and Aux were fine (I suspect Optical supports Dolby only). Bluetooth was a bit wonky but that could be my setup. I have a different soundbar that has zero issues with Bluetooth so your mileage may vary.
Edit: 12/12/21 From some retesting, there is some issue with some audio and for whatever reason, the sub is just spewing noises with no clarity. Speakers likely to have issues.
Over, the bass/subwoofer is its greatest disappointment.
- 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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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.
This system was very easy to setup via Bluetooth. Beyond that this surround sound system does not offer a sound experience that adults will enjoy if this system is connected to a living room or bedroom TV. I tried the 4 different sound options and none sounded great. Only one sounded slightly better than the TV's built in surround mode, which is pretty awful. The teen took it to her room and uses it with her iPhone when her friends come over and they are listening to music. She likes it and her friends think it's cool that she has this system. I would not recommend this system for serious listening because it does not make the expected improvements to the sound coming out of the average TV.
Does not include a Digital Optical Audio cable (only includes a rca cable) after unpacking and trying to set it up we learned our smart tv has no Bluetooth or rca connectors only a digital audio which wasn’t included in the box. After hooking up I enjoyed the sound in our living room (a medium size semi open to our kitchen) the sound projects good from the front but not from the top or sides. The subwoofer wireless connects to the soundbar even if the connection to your tv is wired, hidden behind the couch it’s great for a scary movie but seems to loud for daily use.
After 3 days of using the volume switch completely went out and doesn’t work at all, it cannot be turned up or down from and location (the tv remote, the included remote, or the bar itself) you press a button and the bar just beeps. Because or this reason I can’t recommend to anyone and is completely unusable.