Last updated on January 13th, 2020 at 11:13 am
If you want your TV audio to improve 100%, get a soundbar. You’ll experience a “whole new world” by simply adding, even an inexpensive soundbar like the A&S 2.1 Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer 200.
There are quite a few TV brands that sell their own soundbars, but the issue is the pricing. Most of these soundbars are also as expensive as their TVs.
A&S is known for designing and manufacturing high quality and value for money consumer electronic products, A&S was also featured in the famous International CES convention in Las Vegas, the USA for 2018 and 2019 consecutively.
This 2.1 Soundbar has a built-in subwoofer. Here’s what’s inside the retail box, should you want to shop during the Shopee 12.12 sale.
- 1 x A&S 2.1 Bar with Built-In Subwoofer 200
- 1 x Mini Remote Control
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Optical Cable
- 1 x Wall Bracket
Here are the details of what you are paying for:
A compacts a built-in subwoofer with multiple source inputs of AUX / Optical / Coaxial / HDMI (ARC). You can connect conveniently and stream wirelessly with Bluetooth V3, which includes a mini remote control that is powered by a 3V CR2026.
In terms of power, the soundbar has a total output power of 15W x 2 + 30W. It has a standard 1-year warranty.
Design and build
A well-built soundbar mostly made of plastic. You’ll know that the materials used are not the topnotch ones that you’ll see with branded soundbars. Even the rubber foot is poorly installed. There is a wall mount provided as well.
The control panel is located on the right side of the soundbar. On the same side is a simple LCD panel that displays the connectivity status of the soundbar.
It has all the inputs that you need. HDMI, optical, the standard audio and video inputs, coaxial, line-in and of course wireless connectivity via Bluetooth V3. Ther is a functional remote control that comes with a free V3 CR2026 battery which you should double-check first. The battery in the shipment is already discharged. I have to get a new battery for the remote to work. I thought the remote is broken.
You can also dim the LCD display.
Bluetooth connectivity is a hit and miss. All my Android smartphones could not transmit a smooth playback, but the iPad mini worked without any issue.
I was impressed with the sound quality. Volume is maxed at level 32 and at this level, the sound quality is still solid. There are also built-in sound profiles that can be accessed only via the mini remote control — flat, cinema, and song. My advice is to use the default setting. It is the best one.
If you want to upgrade the sound of your TV but don’t want to spend too much on a soundbar, this could be the solution. But you should not expect too much of the build and design, you’ll be frustrated. Like most of the online seller says “it does not affect the quality” of the sound.
I love the sound quality of the A&S 2.1 Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer 200. It makes my cheap TV sounds premium!
The A&S 2.1 Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer 200 is currently on sale. You can score this on Shopee for P2,654 from its original price of P6,799.
|Good sound quality||No USB input|
Very affordable price tag