The Vizio SB3621n-E8 is not only a terrific little sound bar system for motion pictures and TV, it is also a candy speaker for enjoying tunes. It is the primary sound bar CNET ever reviewed thatand an Editors’ Selection award. Heck, I might be simply as enthusiastic in regards to the $149 SB3621n-E8 if it bought for $300 or $400, it is that good.
Nonetheless, it is at first a sound bar, however I additionally frolicked taking part in music over the SB3621n-E8, and because of its potent wi-fi subwoofer this method packs a wallop no pint-size Bluetooth speaker might dream of mustering. The sub is a mere 6.7 by 11.eight by 7.9 inches and includes a 5.four inch woofer. The sound bar can also be compact at 36 by 2.1 by three.2 inches. System connectivity runs to USB, optical and coaxial digital inputs, plus Bluetooth four.zero.
There is a readability and dynamism with the sound of flicks and music that floored me. Sure, it is nonetheless a small speaker system, do not anticipate it to work miracles in an enormous front room or loft house, however nestled within the 11 by 20-foot CNET listening room the SB3621n-E8’s capabilities loomed bigger than any little wi-fi speaker I’ve heard.
Listening to Angelo Badalamenti’s authentic rating for “Twin Peaks” the SB3621n-E8 had weight sufficient to totally convey the music’s ominous tone, and I credit score the little subwoofer with the large sound. The sub, plus the clear sounding bar projecting a reasonably extensive soundstage is past what you will get from any $150 Bluetooth speaker, that is for positive.
With Wilco’s latest “Schmilco” album the pure tone of Jeff Tweedy’s vocals and the acoustic devices have been nicely served by the SB3621n-E8. Good, however Arcade Fireplace’s aggressively harsh new “All the pieces Now” album was simply as disagreeable as I’ve heard it sound on my dwelling system. So the SB3621n-E8 cannot soften the nasty sound of harsh recordings, however that is true for many of the better-sounding audio methods — do not blame the messenger for unhealthy sound.
Solo piano recordings not often reduce it with Bluetooth audio system or sound bars, however the SB3621n-E8 was positively as much as snuff with Patrick Cohen’s beautiful “Satie, E” album. The piano tone was pure, and Cohen’s beautiful contact on the keys was preserved, every word’s maintain clear.
The SB3621n-E8 is a musical sound bar and excels with motion pictures, a feat no $150 Bluetooth speaker can match.