Bomaker 190W 2.1 Soundbar with Subwoofer--Tapio III
190W peak power and 125dB sound level
4X 2.25" full-range speakers
Multiple input & One-button control
50Hz - 20KHz powerful deep bass
Bluetooth 5.0 and digital amplifier
4X Full Range Speaker
With 190W output power and more than 125dB SPL, BOMAKER Tapio III Soundbar with Subwoofer provides a room-shaking powerful bass, precise audio and 3D surround sound.
Unque 6 Equalizer Modes
Bomaker wireless soundbar features Game/Bass/3D/Music/ Movie/News mode. Additional "Game" mode transports you to the center of the action and claims more glorious victories with immersive rich sound. Enhanced "3D" and "Bass" modes can emulate a Theater-Style Surround Sound Experience for you.
Flexibility and Simply
BOMAKER Tapio III 32-Inch sound bar fits comfortably under full-size TV, unique metal mesh design, well embellish your TV. You can easy to mount it on the wall with the mounting bracket included.
Intuitive LED Display
Bomaker Tapio III bluetooth Soundbar features 6 equalizer modes and 5 input options, and all indications can be clearly shown on the LED display. Complete your home theater experience by simply one step.
It’s easy and simple to install Bomaker Tapio III Soundbar following two steps below. 1. Align the notch shape (with specific edges), then insert. 2. Rotate counterclockwise after insertion to complete the installation.
Frequently asked questions
What is Eq mode?
It has preset Equalizer settings that you can switch to depending on what kind of media your listening to like music, movie, speech, etc .
Can I use my tv remote to turn up the sound bar sound and to turn off the sound bar?
Yes, you can. Ans you won’t need your TV remote, the sound bar remote will do it all.
Soundbar dimmension please?
32 1/8" L, 3 3/4" W, 2 3/4" H
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Je recommande à 200%
Sound quality is awesome for the price of this product.
Super son et très fiable.
C'est pourquoi je les utilise dans mes Jukebox Touch.
The quality of the image is really good and the inbuilt sound system is perfect. we initially thought of using our on sound system. however the projector sound is really good quality.
The projector is a bit noisy, however when you are watching movies or listening to music, the noise of the projector is gone since the audio is louder.
I am very happy with the quality of this product and the cost benefit.
Thank you, Bomaker for this great opportunity.
Great product. Fits perfectly under my gaming monitor. Premium quality sound
It's a really good product!! I recommend it to everyone!
Ancora la casa non è completa... Ma non poteva mancare Tapio.... Un bellissimo regalo! Intuitivo, comodo e i suoni sono vividi e brillanti!!! Lo consiglio a tutti!
Muy buena barra de sonido por precio y calidad, la recomiendo a todos los que estén en duda.
Bomaker 190W 2.1 Soundbar with Subwoofer - Tapio III: I am very satisfied with the product I have purchased. The speakers feel good, the delivery was quick (shipped to Italy) and the customer service is really efficient. The relationship between quality and price is amazing. The power of 190W is good both for watching a movie and listening to music by connecting the soundbar to a bluetooth device. I highly recommend the Bomaker brand for quality and seriousness. Raffaello
I literally hooked it up in 5 minutes without the instructions!!!! The speaker is loud and the bass speaker bangs!!! I love it!!! I’m buying it for my boyfriend for Valentines Day! He’s going to be happy!
After several months in possession of the Bomaker Odine II, I decided to purchase the Tapio III After receiving it yesterday, I immediately installed the device and experienced that it was a big difference with the Odine II Good sound quality Good Bass and easy to install with my LG TV through one of the rich available connection options Eventually I chose the HDMI ARC connection and I must express my appreciation for Customer Support which guided me to purchase.
Muy contento con la barra de sonido. Se oye muy bien y con el sonido muy limpio. Relacion calidad precio muy bueno. Lo recomiendo sin duda.
Provides a great immersive experience for movies.
Great value for money overall.
The insane price is what made me buy this Sound Bar. Quick and easy to set up and the bass from the subwoofer makes the sound a whole lot better!
Easy to use and at a really reasonable price.
Excellent sound and bass . Build quality is great. Very happy with this sound bat
I was tired of hearing the cheap speakers on my T.V. so I ordered this sound bar and sub. It came in a square box and I was concerned I didn't get the sound bar but just the subwoofer. When I opened I realized it was in there in 2 pieces. All you have to do is line up the notches and it becomes a large sound bar( SO EASY). This Sound bar is awesome. It really kicks ass. The difference in sound from my tv to this is amazing. TV's come with cheap speakers, usually only 10 watts at best. Now I have 190 watts of sound and wow!! you can hear and feel the difference. The sound will rock your chair when turned up and equalizer on deep bass. Remember this is for deep bass movie and gaming. Really nice to not hear the buzzing like you do on other sound bars on the market. This has no buzz whatsoever in low setting or high setting. The different equalizer settings are great and you can always adjust the bass up or down to what you want it to be. I am very impressed on how it sounds and for the cost, you can't beat it. I've tried Samsung's, Polk audio and others but for the price, you just can't beat it. I recommend you buy it now before they go out of stock. You won't regret it.The Bowmaker Tapio lll sounds great. I’m sure you would have to spend a lot more money to get anything better. I highly recommend it. Wish they had 6 star rating. It's a 6 star
It came in a really nice box and everything were properly wrapped. As you can see in my video, the 2 smaller speaker bars has to join together to create a longer bar. The bar can be mounted with the mounting kit included in the package. I decided to leave it on my living room table because we are not using it for anything. It fits perfectly and still have enough room for the subwoofer sitting beside it. The sound is crystal clear and loud enough for my large living room. Well, the video judge the speaker bar itself and I urge you to check it out and listen to the sound. One more thing, I was able to use my phone to connect to the speaker VIA Bluetooth and play music off my phone. This is great deal and very convenient because I can just play music on my phone and I can hear the music from different room. My kitchen is right there next to the living room so I will abuse this speaker bar every day. So far so good and I love it.
Songs sound so much better with the deep bass this subwoofer can put out, and super clear as well thanks to the large sound bar.Setting up took maybe 5 minutes theres only 3 cables to deal with and it comes with all the cables needed to hook up to a TV with optical plugs, it does also come with some brackets to wall mount the soundbar but I decided I preferred having it below my TVI also tried out some gaming with this soundbar (Black Ops 3 Zombies) and it sounded just as great as the music did, it really adds a new level of immersion to the games audio, not to mention the overall clarity is just much better since the sound comes straight at you instead of coming out of the speakers on the back of the TVBomaker makes top quality audio products for amazing deals of a price, I would definitely buy from them in the feature based on how happy I am with this sound system.
You have to buy this. If you're on the market for a sound system or just a speaker to play your music. Buy this system. I have it on the highest volume with the base Boomin and there is no Distortion the vocals are very clear. As we speak right now I am buying a second one for the other side of my house. I would heavily recommend don't even think about it. Just buying it. It took me all of 30 minutes to set it up. That's because I'm kind of bad at taking things out of the box. By the actual turning it on and connecting my sound to it was pretty effortless. The user manual will also tell you what you need to change on your TV settings. I'm using the optical cord. I'm also happy that this gave me the cord because then that means I don't have to purchase it also. A lot of other speakers don't come with the other cords to assist you with having great sound they just only come with the speaker and you have to figure out the rest. Best purchase a 2020.
I was so happy to get the sound bar which was pack well and very easy set up, Looks great and sound is even better, you have the "Game" mode which is perfect for gaming when i hooked up my PS4, Bass is incredible deep and great sound, you can even use the "bass+" & "Bass-" to get more or less of it as you can see in my video, can't be happier with this sound bar.
I so love the quality of this Soundbar. It has top sound quality and unlike my other soundbar that I just replaced today with this one, you can make the volume far louder on this one. That's not even the highest volume I'm using in this video. Be sure to use any headphone of yours that you know has top sound quality to really be able to hear the sound quality of this soundbar much more in this video.As you can see in this video, I first show you how bad the sound is when using the TV speakers, then I switch over to the soundbar and you can really hear the difference in the sound quality and volume level. The price of this soundbar is just right for this kind of sound quality.Wish I didn't waste my money on that other soundbar of mine, since the volume level on my other one is very limited. Oh well, I'm just happy to have this one now :)
Got this for husband's birthday and it was a big hit! Was worried about connecting it to our almost 10 year old TV but it worked great! We connected it through the HDMI ARC and it worked perfectly. We were so glad to find that they included a couple options to connect AND included the cables! It would be been sad if we had to purchase a cable before using it...super happy that was not the case! The Bluetooth also connected to our phones smoothly. We love that there is a separate remote that can quickly toggle between sound and connection options; but if that is not for you, you can also just use your regular remote. Sound quality is amazing and you can hear the difference right away. LOVE it!!!
I was perfectly content with the sound that my TV was outputting, but I did notice that it did lack that "oomph" whenever I was playing video games or watching an action movie. I've always wanted a soundbar but it was only until recently when I found out that they've become more affordable (< $200). I was so surprised with this purchase.The soundbar came in a rectangular box, something I prefer instead of those super long, awkward sized boxes they usually come in if you purchase a soundbar at the store. Inside was the soundbar separated into two pieces, the sub woofer, remote, and power and sound cables. All I had to do was put the soundbar together, connect the optical cable to my tv, and connect another cable for the sub woofer. Just like that, I was ready to experience what the sound bar had to offer. Alternatively, you have the option to use an aux cable, bluetooth, or HDMI to get sound.What stood out to me most upon using this was the bass. The soundbar alone fills my room and gives me that "movie theater experience", but the added bass from the sub woofer puts the cherry on top. Playing my Nintendo Switch with the soundbar makes me become so much more immersed in what I'm playing. What impresses me the most is that I can adjust the amount of bass if I want deeper bass. This combined with the GAME EQ mode and 3D surround sound effect makes me feel like I am part of the movie itself. The sound itself has a great balance of mids, highs, and lows too. When I played music from my phone using bluetooth, I was hearing very subtle sounds in songs that wouldn't be able to hear with a normal pair of headphones. In my opinion, this soundbar was well worth the money. In fact, it's a steal. I'm definitely going to look at getting another one of these in the future for my living room!
I bought this soundbar to play the Switch. My apartment is very small, so I don't have enough room for the big TV and speaker. So the soundbar is the best choice. The size of this soundbar is a little bit exceeded my expectation, but it has a great sound quality and the subwoofer is very useful for gaming. It has a lot of input, that I used HDMI arc to connect the switch, aux to connect the vinyl player, and BT to connect my cellphone. I can conveniently choose the input source and EQ using the controller to enjoy the music at any time.
This is a great sound bar for the price, and so far I'm very happy with the quality. I have only had the soundbar for about a week but so far it is excellent. Extremely easy to set up. The subwoofer is already linked to the soundbar so once you plug both in, you are set. Considering the soundbar can be split into 2 this has to be one of the most versatile options you can find out there. And with Bluetooth connectivity, you can play your favorite music anywhere.I also like that you get different sound modes. Music, Movie, and dialogue mode adjusted by using the included remote control. The remote also allows you to increase or reduce bass based on your preference. This has been a great addition to my spare bedroom TV.
James J Shyr
My 55" smart TV used to have a blurry and humming sound effect. The conversations in the movie were hard to understand and the music was not enjoyable. A friend, a home theater enthusiast, saw the problem and suggested this sound bar with subwoofer to me. After install this system, my TV sound clears up and the music is great. Besides, the price is very affordable and the delivery was fast. My family and I really enjoy the new addition. highly recommended.Below are some feedbacks from my home theater enthusiast friend, which could be beneficial to enthusiast-level buyers and the company. The sound bar is delivered in two half pieces to be fitted together easily. The wired subwoofer has a relatively small footprint about 4-1/4''x 9''. It is wired so it can only be placed about at most 4 ft away. You may choose HDMI or optical both to connect it to your TV. My friend chose HDMI and it sounds great. It comes with a remote control plus a few controls on the side of the bar. Three AAA Batteries are needed but not included.The Bluetooth 5.0 paired so fast and it's very solid.Bomaker states a frequency response of 50 to 20 kHz which sounds about correct. Highs are relatively crisp considering there is no dedicated tweeter. The bars's upper bass response is enhanced by two small bass reflex ports between the two 2.25'' drivers on each side. The subwoofer sounds really good, not overpowering and filling out the bottom of the sound. It is tight with TV audio and also sounds great with Bluetooth streamed music. 190 watts means peak power with a high percentage of distortion. The useful power specification number is 95 watts RMS at low distortion. It's plenty to drive the speakers and subwoofer. There is no hum or buzz at all. I like the 3-D sound but I wish the effect was more prominent. The system sounds great. I'm sure you would have to spend a lot more money to get anything better. I highly recommend it.
My bose solo died right after the warranty, so I purchased this one during black Friday.Firstly, the design. The sound bar is two separate parts that can be rotated together, I have to say this is a cool design, I have never see such a sound bar. On/off , mode and volume control button are on the sound bar, which makes it easier when I cannot find the remote control. Speaker is connected to the sound bar by a wire(not wirelessly).Secondly, the sound quality, sounds much better than bose solo 5, the bass is also better. It may not be fair to compare this 2.1 to bose 2.0 speaker, but this is less than half the price of bose solo 5.Thirdly, the compatibility. As shown in the last picture, it supports aux, hdmi and optical connection. Bluetooth is also supported. I am using the optical connection only for my TV, so I did not try other connections.
I have been using this sound bar for a week and love it. I use to have to turn the volume way up on my TV in order to be able to hear clearly. This sound bar works great with my Firestick and the sound is crisp and clear. Since the pandemic I've been stuck at home. I spend most of my free time binging shows. Some of the shows original volume are very soft. This sound bar with a subwoofer really helped enhance the sound of these shows. I have another sound bar, but it doesn't come with a subwoofer. It just didn't do the job. The subwoofer really made a difference. Another thing I really like about this sound bar is that it comes with a remote control and can connect by Bluetooth or wire. I'm able to control the volume from the comfort of my bed. My binging experience much more enjoyable with this sound bar and it didn't break my bank to get this.
Finally a great soundbar! I have tried so many high end soundbars searching for one with great sound and no distortion and preferably with a subwoofer. Now I have what I've been looking for. It fits just exactly in my alcove that's houses my projector and the subwoofer sits smart right below it next to the projector so it is as if it was made for me. The remote allows me to control which I put I choose, the volume, pause and play as well as which type of setting I like. Now our movie nights are absolutely amazing. Definitely a great value to get that quality sound I wanted.
2 big surprises- 1. when order was out of stock with ETA on 8/16, it arrived 8/12 in a decent size box. All unit pack very well. 2. Testing it for little over 3 weeks in a room 15 × 15, quality of a sound is very high. Like a sound bar and thiny (my wife says sexy) subwoofer. If you think about buying expensive system for you bedroom rethink and buy this one, save money and enjoy good sound
I bough this soundbar when it was on sale, so far it works fine with my TV. It automatically comes on when the TV is turned on, and automatically off when its off. Had to change one setting on my TV in the audio section (external speaker setting) It has never lost Bluetooth connection to the sub woofer You have the ability equalize the bass and treble for this device. The bass offers a very powerful sound at the max bass setting. My only issue is that this device does not have 4k/hdr pass through when using the hdmi arc configuration , but it worth the price !
This soundbar provided phenomenal sound and when it is combined with the subwoofer it creates a great environment for watching movies or playing video games. It was really easy to set up and has a unique space-saving design for transport. There are various options for input so we actually were able to connect our Alexa input and projector both into it as well as have the Bluetooth option for our phones. I haven't noticed any distortion even while playing a movie at high volume. Overall, I am really pleased with the value and performance of this speaker.
At first I was a little sceptical about such an inexpensive soundbar. Wow was I surprised by the sound. Let's be real can this compete with a Bose soundbar. No way. But if your looking for something inexpensive or for smaller rooms this thing cranks! The video I added above probably doesnt do the sound much justice. Easy setup, nice look as well. The only small caveat is that the subwoofer is not wireless. Well worth the buy.
Compare to my old speaker, which I had for over 10 years. This is a big upgrade, with a build in blue tooth features I could play music over my phone if not watching tv, connect to my computer to watch a movie. Which is One less wire I need to have in the house. The subwoofer is surprising slim which is great to put in a hidden area. Sound quality is up there, it's not Bose but it's good for my bedroom.
First of all, it looks very good right out of the box. The material feels High-quality. The sound is crisp and loud, not distorted, the bass is amazing. 190w is not just a number. Very powerful sound. It's great for movie watching and gaming. I especially love the remote control. It has no delay. I can point it to any corners of my room and it still works. Bluetooth connection is also fast, it automatically connects to my laptop in one or two seconds whenever I turn it on. For the price, you won't regret it.
I am glad that the installation is very simple. I found that the only output of my LED TV is a digital coaxial cable. no problem. The cable I need is one of the types. Step by step quick start guide, once everything is ready, I will have our room is about 13*15 and the sound is perfect. Now, my husband and I can hear the sound clearly, we don't have to continue to adjust the volume up/down/up/down. Why don't I buy it earlier? ? I don't think I will install it on a wooden board yet.
I was looking for an inexpensive soundbar with a subwoofer. This item clearly does not disappoint. I'm not looking for something to melt my face, but this soundbar does great. It comes with a great remote that works well. It also allows for multiple connections.I personally recommend that you hook your audio through bluetooth. The sound from bluetooth is very smooth compared to using the 3.5mm plug. This is a great buy and I would definitely recommend it.
I bought this to use for my computer when I watch movies or play music. It came with red and white composite cables, and an optic audio cable. But I just connected by Bluetooth, and it took less than a minute. The sound is crisp, way better than my computer's built-in speakers. It also came with mounting brackets in case I end up putting it up on the wall.
At first, it look small to me, though I only got a bass with on sound bar, but when I opened the box, the sound bar was there in 2 pieces, you just need to put them together. Sound quality was crispy and clear, and the subwoofer can produce load deep sound that TV audio can not. Really good quality for such price, you may have to pay double or more on a Samsung sound bar for the same quality.
I got this soundbar for my new TV and am very happy about it so far. Here is what I feel about this sound bar:Pros:1. Nice packing and arrived faster than it should be.2. slim and elegant design, fit my living room very well.3. Great sound and decent bass!4. there are 6 equalizer models-easy to pick up one you like.5. Multiple input-make connection more easy.Cons:1. LED seems a little bright to me. However, it can be off so it is not a big issue.Overall, it is a decent and powerful soundbar in a budget range, it definitely can promote your movie experience to a different level.
I bought this for my in-house karaoke system. The shipping is very quick. It is very easy to use with Bluetooth, aux, optical, RCA connection with the mixer. The sound quality is not bad for this price. I just had another smaller one for my guest room TV. This one is slightly better with higher power. The bass is not that rich but pretty ample for my karaoke need. We are having fun on the new family karaoke.
I was very happy with this product. I gave this product a 5 star because it works so great. Strong power with very good quality, the sound is amazing when I watching a movie, I am not professional, but this sound quality is good enough for me to enjoy, highly recommend.
The overweight music effect is my favorite. So happy Bluetooth audio received, as the picture, especially the appearance of the level of small audio, quality is very good, no noise loud, mobile phone and computer can be put to the maximum volume, cost performance can be said to be very high, easy to operate, sound quality is also very good with a feeling! Economical and affordable, the appearance feels very beautiful. Can trust to buy! The effect is very good, clear, no noise, cost-effective, in the future if there is a need will come again, the arrival of the goods is very fast, after the sound quality is good.
I am a person who likes to listen to music very much. This speaker meets my needs for sound quality. Whether it's tender songs or DJ music, the sound quality is very perfect, and this speaker will not be very large and does not occupy too much space. , Black makes people feel very classy. I like.
Good size under a 65'' TV. Was able to pair easily with my Samsung Smart TV. But with no sound at the beginning. Make sure to check your TV input setting. Satisfied with the purchase overall. Like the idea that you can separate the sound bar and put them in to different places.
Great product! Great sound quality with beautiful design, much better than the one I got before. Easy to connect with TV through cable and phone through Bluetooth. Except the display on the bar is a bit confusing, everything else is perfect.
This speaker is awesome, size is very small and perfect for my gym in the basement! Sound system is perfect, and blue tooth make it easier to connect to my phone and iPad while I working out! The only dislike about this product is only one base speaker! I wish to have 2 in a set�?overall I highly recommended this product if you don't want to break your wallet!
The sound is very good, the bar can be split open, or combined into one. Together with the subwoofer, with my 65-inch LED TV, with the feeling of a movie theater
After considering all the products, I decided to get this particular soundbar from Bomaker. The quality is great and the subwoofer just makes it that much better. You can adjust it to the siund type you are listening to as well as gets really loud and clear! I definitely recommend thjs product because of the price and quality were amazing.
The sound quality is good and subwoofer gives good bass while playing songs and bads can be increased using remote and easy connect via Bluetooth worth the money.
So far is working beautifully, loud if it gets there. Great size. Eady to install and pair with any device.
This sound bar is super easy to setup, sound quality is pretty good. Decent sound for size and you feel the subwoofer, Bluetooth works perfectly with my I pad, i Phone and my computer. Took all of 5 mins to set up and start enjoying. I HIGHLY recommend this sound bar! Great buy!
The convenience of the bar is great. Easy to out together, set up, and enjoy. Only downside, different media types (game, movie, tv) causes the speakers to act funny and have occasional cracking.Good speakers for the price.
that sound is so good , I love music very much use it to listen music is really good
Jhurly Vergara Acero
I loved. It's like I'm at the movies. It has a cc the sound entity, it is not heavy, easy to place. My husband thanks me very much for this gift.
Sound is really great. Huge improvement for my TV. Different modes like news/music/movie etc settings are easy to change with dedicated buttons on remote.
Hands down the best sound you will get for the price sounds loud n deep good bass i really love this sound bar my wife connects to the Bluetooth n rocks on lol
I cannot ask for a better cinematic experience! This surround system will transform your outdoor projector into a cinema experience! The quality of sound, music and speech is beyond description! And keep in mind that this is outdoor in the open space! When you use it indoor on your TV it will give you an unmatched sound experience, especially when playing video games! You will feel that you are inside the game because of how awesome the surround sound is! I highly recommend this product!!
Setting up the Soundbar is really easy. Connect the power adapter, then connect the Digital Optical Cable to the TV. Select the Audio Output Mode of the TV to PCM mode and push OPT(Optical mode) button on the remote control. Now you can enjoy the home theater sound system right away. The Soundbar really makes such a difference when watching movies. I also like the Bluetooth function. they can stream music from my phone all the time.However, it is hard to power off. Maybe the soundbar likes to play all the time.
Nice Bluetooth soundboard!- Connection: it scans and connects to my home projector right away. Once it recognizes it, it automatically connects without scanning process. It connects in a second.- Sound quality: I used to have 150W, and this is 190W. The power is way enough for our movie theater room. Furthermore, bass from subwoofer is great heavy.- Design: very sleek design.
The bar is very long and the bass is very deep. It has many modes can choose. It is really easy to use because it has a remote control. It can connect to phone by Bluetooth and to sound quality is excellent. I put it on the wall and it looks pretty good. I enjoy this product.
This sound bar is of excellent quality. It can be easily installed and matches very well with my TV in both size and shape. The sound quality and function was better than I had expected. I’m very happy to own this product.
Sound quality is superb and especially the left and right can detach and play really well. Also has Bluetooth functionality which is really cool.
The sound quality is superb.. I never thought it could be so loud and clear.I am sure this would definitely make you feel that you are in a theatre room.
This a very good quality soundbar when considering the price. I am surprised to hear the crisp bass and treble at this price. It does connect well with any Bluetooth phone or tv. I have Samsung tv which I connected with this soundbar easily. You can listen to attached video sound for some guidance regarding the quality. Inputwise, it has USB, optical, Bluetooth and AUX capability which are more than enough these days. I am overall happy with the purchase and will recommend it to fellow buyers without hesitation.
Excellent quality and pricing! Very simple set up and the subwoofer gives deep bass! Would reccomend to others looking for a solid addition to thier home theater.
Excellent sound looks great and bass is powerful. My only gripe is I cannot use sky remote for volume unless someone knows otherwise. Had problems with no sound on hd channels but if you go into sky settings then Try changing the audio format to Normal. Home -> Settings -> Setup -> Audio visual-> Digital audio output HDMI -> Normal , this did the trick for me as it does not seem to default to this set up . Excellent quality for a new name in sound bars to me. Recommended
I just received my sound bar and so far I am very pleased. I’m currently watching a baseball game and it sounds like I’m at the game. This will be great for movies and Sunday football with the family. The set up was fairly simple and it’s very user friendly. Thank you so much!
Really great speaker for a great price. The default settings on the remote for music/ movies/ bass are great, made our tinny-sounding TV sound really immersive.
The BoMaker Tapio III is a great looking and easy to assemble sound bar. I like that it came in a normal rectangular box instead of one resembling a tennis racket. They accomplished this by configuring the bar in two pieces to be twisted together by the user. Easy Peezy. The wired subwoofer has a relatively small footprint. Note that since it is wired it can only be placed as far as the wire will allow, about 4 ft, depending. It may be possible to put a cable extension on that wire but that could possibly degrade the signal. You would have to contact the company or experiment.
HDMI and optical inputs both receive high quality digital audio the difference being that hdmi can pass formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio. These formats can't get transmitted across optical but this sound bar does not support those audio formats anyway. If they are important then you will have to look elsewhere for that capability. I use the optical input and it sounds great. There is no hum even at low volume.
The 6 sound choices only work with the remote and there are a few essential controls (on off, volume, Bluetooth) on the side of the bar. Three AAA Batteries are needed but not included. The remote is responsive when the buttons are pressed.
The display on the bars’ front only lights up when a button is pressed. With the exception of 3-D on and off, all other functions are labeled by “EQ” and then a number so you have to know which number or button does what. Two small dim leds show the unit is plugged in and they can be turned off. The remote does not support a universal remote. The Bluetooth paired so fast it surprised me. It’s version 5.0 and very solid.
Bomaker states a frequency response of
50 to 20 kHz which sounds about correct. Highs are relatively crisp considering there is no dedicated tweeter. The bars’ upper bass response is enhanced by two small bass reflex ports between the two 2.25” drivers on each side.
The sub sounds good, not overpowering but does what it needs to in filling out the bottom of the sound. It is tight with tv audio and sounds especially good with Bluetooth streamed music. The bass response can be controlled in two ways. Pressing the bass button will add more low end or using the bass plus and minus buttons will add or subtract 1 level at a time to 6. That’s useful to get the bass at the volume you want to hear it. You will get more bass if you put the sub on the floor in a corner…big difference. I just happen to be testing the unit while watching the movie Star Wars. This sound bar is kicking butt! There is plenty of low end and the dialogue is clear.
Know that 190 watts means peak power. Peak power is at a high percentage of distortion that may be audible (and ugly). The useful power specification number is 95 RMS because this number is at low distortion.
I’m a musician and I’m interested in being able to control sound. A suggestion to the company would be to include a mid range plus or minus and a treble plus or minus controls on the remote to further dial in the sound. The bar could use this as they have dialed up midrange frequencies for voice presence. Sometimes it’s a bit much so some control would be helpful.
I put it in my bedroom of about 150sq ft and even at the back wall it can be plenty loud. But, it may not have enough volume for some tastes to fill a living room (depending on size of course).
I like the 3-D sound but I wish the effect was more prominent. Bomaker, dial it up!
Curiously, the user manual seems to be out of logical order. It tells you how to plug it in starting on page 13.
The Bowmaker Tapio lll sounds great. I’m sure you would have to spend a lot more money to get anything better. I highly recommend it.