Soundbar discussion Thread VI [consolidated]

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I bought a Samsung Q600B from carousell and updated to latest firmware.
It sounds good and working totally find for me the past 2 days.
 

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I am using on a loan 65inch Hisense u8h n this is what works for me .

setting on tv set to Dolby Digital plus set to eARC .. seems now no more power off power on No sound issue.. will continue to monitor.
Sound bar setting set to adaptive
No setting on my TV set for Dolby Digital only Dolby Atmos.

Digital Output Audio Format is set to Auto
HDMI-eARC Mode is also to Auto
Dolby Atmos is ON
Sound Mode is Adaptive Sound
 

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hi folks, between denon heos bar+ subwoofer, YSH-2700, YAS-209, which one do u guys feel have better sound performance?
planning pair with LG UHD TV in a standard 5room BTO living room
dont need dolby atmos as i dont think a single soundbar with upfiring speakers at my budget range (<$1500) would make significant different in audio experience

btw, is denon heos bar still a good buy in 2022?
 
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hi folks, between denon heos bar+ subwoofer, YSH-2700, YAS-209, which one do u guys feel have better sound performance?
planning pair with LG UHD TV in a standard 5room BTO living room
dont need dolby atmos as i dont think a single soundbar with upfiring speakers at my budget range (<$1500) would make significant different in audio experience

btw, is denon heos bar still a good buy in 2022?

1500 not bad to get atmos enabled bars ba. Even without considering upfiring or surrounds,- Atmos tracks got better dynamic range- the bass booms growls action scenes will be livelier.

Unless u wanna squeeze out all the dollars to focus on music listening.
 

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hi folks, between denon heos bar+ subwoofer, YSH-2700, YAS-209, which one do u guys feel have better sound performance?
planning pair with LG UHD TV in a standard 5room BTO living room
dont need dolby atmos as i dont think a single soundbar with upfiring speakers at my budget range (<$1500) would make significant different in audio experience

btw, is denon heos bar still a good buy in 2022?
The Denon Singapore on line site has it clearing at 999 I think .. so go check it out .. for myself I bought a Samsung s600B at 438 at Lazada
 

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I second that a Samsung Q600B is a good purchase with Dolby Atmos.
Got myself one last week from carousell.
 

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Nice to know that you guys have purchased a good and workable Samsung Q600B units.

For me, I considered myself unlucky.
Received 2 units of Q600B in a row which were lemon sets. :rolleyes::(
The 2nd unit was the 1 to 1 exchange.

Still waiting for Samsung to deliver a new replacement set. ...*Fingers crossed*
 

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I hope you’re not hot plugging in or pulling out HDMI cables.. that kills circuits ..
 

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Fun experience. Getting static shock from HDMI cable, and trying to hot plug my attached PC caused it to shut down and refuse to reboot.

Have to power down everything, plug in then power on.
 

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I hope you’re not hot plugging in or pulling out HDMI cables.. that kills circuits ..
Nope, never tried plugging in and out HDMI cables.
My TV is wall mounted and the gap is quite narrow.
Hence very troublesome to plug in or pulling out the cables.

Previously, I had the old TV which comes with one connect box, it was so much easier meddling the cables.
 

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Nice to know that you guys have purchased a good and workable Samsung Q600B units.

For me, I considered myself unlucky.
Received 2 units of Q600B in a row which were lemon sets. :rolleyes::(
The 2nd unit was the 1 to 1 exchange.

Still waiting for Samsung to deliver a new replacement set. ...*Fingers crossed*
I really think it's more of software than hardware issue. There is a latest 13 Sep 2022 firmware update, do update it when you receive the replacement.
 
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I really think it's more of software and hardware issue. There is a latest 13 Sep 2022 firmware update, do update it when you receive the replacement.
I believe it is more of hardware problem.
I had tried updating the latest firmware with the lemon unit, unfortunately it ended up with the word "FAIL" on the soundbar's screen.
For now, just have to wait for Samsung to deliver the replacement. :(
 

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1500 not bad to get atmos enabled bars ba. Even without considering upfiring or surrounds,- Atmos tracks got better dynamic range- the bass booms growls action scenes will be livelier.

Unless u wanna squeeze out all the dollars to focus on music listening.
Sonos arc without subwoofer is selling at 1449 at Lazada. But I heard arc2 is Akan datang
 

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hi folks, very new to soundbars.

was introduced to the Denon DHT-S517 set at audiohouse, price $999. Any thoughts on this?


Get the Denon Heos bar + sub for the same price at Denon online store instead.

Or if you are like me who prefers surround over a sub, then get the Sonos beam gen 2 + Ikea symfonisk combo. Beam is around $700? at courts online, symfonisk bookshelf is about $170? each.
 

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Get the Denon Heos bar + sub for the same price at Denon online store instead.

Or if you are like me who prefers surround over a sub, then get the Sonos beam gen 2 + Ikea symfonisk combo. Beam is around $700? at courts online, symfonisk bookshelf is about $170? each.
Thanks! The heos combo has better value than S517 you reckon ?
Tbh I’d be quite lazy to setup the surround sound systems lol
 

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Thanks! The heos combo has better value than S517 you reckon ?
Tbh I’d be quite lazy to setup the surround sound systems lol

In terms of pure sound quality the HEOS combo (S716H) is better than S517. But it doesn't support Atmos since it's an older soundbar.

Basically old flagship vs new mid range.
 

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Has anyone shipped from US Sonos to singapore with forwarder? Local distributor seems more expensive
 

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In terms of pure sound quality the HEOS combo (S716H) is better than S517. But it doesn't support Atmos since it's an older soundbar.

Basically old flagship vs new mid range.
thanks jason.

any other recommendations apart from Denon? Qoo10 now has this 200 off 1000 coupon, was wondering if it's worth it to consider other models there

can also get S517 at $849 after voucher

 
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