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Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:16 pm

We need to buy a soundbar for our telly.
I've spent hours looking at reviews and on Amazon.
Because my Spanish isn't good on tech stuff, I have to scour Amazon UK,wade through all the specs to get near my requirements and then copy & paste the "ASIN" to Amazon es. :crazy:
This copy & paste method usually works a treat,so I can get my stuff from "es".However it's proving to be a hard task with soundbars,as there are so many personal requirements and tech-specs.
It would be great if someone out there,who has recently bought a soundbar from Amazon,and is happy with it, could recommend a specific item to me. :D
(One of our reqs is : "Under €200 euros", preferably around €100.)
Cheers All : JB

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Re: Soundbars

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:29 pm

i haven´t bought one yet, but i have been looking at them in carrefour and mediamarkt - to replace our aging surround sound system, or even to complement it, if i can make it work that way. Might be worth popping in there and trying some out, if you can ?
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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:38 pm

Thanks Spanish Lad.
I'll try Carrefour.
I believe Mediamarket is part of Carrefour.
PS; I note you work for Best Parking; we always use them ( you had our Car over Xmas)...excellent personal service :thumbup:

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Re: Soundbars

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:29 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:38 pm Thanks Spanish Lad.
I'll try Carrefour.
I believe Mediamarket is part of Carrefour.
PS; I note you work for Best Parking; we always use them ( you had our Car over Xmas)...excellent personal service :thumbup:

I didnt know that mediamarkt was connected to carrefour? and Ps. !!! I did not know that Jon, thankyou for that !!! have we met ? :eh:
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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:09 pm

Don't think we've met.
Our car was picked up ( & delivered) by a very professional young chap who I thought
was Spanish ( with perfect English)but he said he wasn't.
We have used you for 8 years,so we may have met.
Hope "Andalucia.com" doesn't mind me putting-in a testimonial!

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Re: Soundbars

Postby olive » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:49 am

I bought a Zvox recently. They are specifically for improving dialogue. ( my words not theirs) .

So far I have been delighted. There is a range of settings to allow you to dial down all the racket that seems to be de rigeur nowadays to create atmosphere. I can even hear Americans though it doesn’t improve their drawl.

Not widely available. I got mine from Amazon ( it was in Germany so avoided any nasty trumped up charges from buying outside EU)

If you want something to specifically improve sounds eg music or deafening special effects on movies, I am sure someone else will be along shortly!

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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:25 pm

Thankyou Olive.
We are fed-up of exclaiming "What did he say?..just rewind it !"
I don't suppose you have the Amazon link or the "ASIN"?
Cheers JB

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Re: Soundbars

Postby Lyric » Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:27 pm

Which model Olive this is just what we need too.

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Re: Soundbars

Postby El Cid » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:24 pm

Buy one or even two from Amazon and send them back if they don’t help you.

The best thing about Amazon is their returns policy. It adds a new dimension to “try and buy”. I upgraded my Apple Watch and ordered 5 different straps. I sent 4 back with no problems at all.

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Re: Soundbars

Postby El Cid » Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:29 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:16 pm We need to buy a soundbar for our telly.
I've spent hours looking at reviews and on Amazon.
Because my Spanish isn't good on tech stuff, I have to scour Amazon UK,wade through all the specs to get near my requirements and then copy & paste the "ASIN" to Amazon es. :crazy:
This copy & paste method usually works a treat,so I can get my stuff from "es".However it's proving to be a hard task with soundbars,as there are so many personal requirements and tech-specs.
It would be great if someone out there,who has recently bought a soundbar from Amazon,and is happy with it, could recommend a specific item to me. :D
(One of our reqs is : "Under €200 euros", preferably around €100.)
Cheers All : JB
Don’t waste your time with the UK site. If you access Amazon via the Spanish site on Chrome it translates automatically and is 99% accurate.

You will find it difficult to get a decent sound bar under €200

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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:04 am

Thanks Sid.
I agree with you re using Amazon.es / Chrome.I usually do.However I find it a bit hit&miss with it's "instant" translation.Awkward with technical stuff.
I must say though that using ES is much better than UK in that we can get a really helpful choice of pick-up points.( some 24hrs).
Also,if you need to contact "Support", they will call you back within seconds in English!

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Re: Soundbars

Postby olive » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:57 am

Our Model number is AV 157.

There are various reviews. Eg https://www.digitaltrends.com/sound-bar ... er-review/

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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:07 am

Thanks Olive.
Looks good.Sadly can't get it on Amazon es.

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Re: Soundbars

Postby olive » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:41 pm

Yes easy availability is a problem. We got ours from a German outlet via Amazon.

The soundbar is easy to setup. We now have six handsets to watch tv by. I dare say a techie could reduce that to maybe four…

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Re: Soundbars

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Re: Soundbars

Postby casita-bonita » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:59 pm

When/if you decide on a soundbar from amazon paste the url into hagglezon.com. It will check the item price across all amazon's european sites. Quite large differences somtimes between es, de, fr etc.
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Re: Soundbars

Postby El Cid » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:04 pm

Good idea, but remember that free postage only applies to the local site where you have Prime membership.

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Re: Soundbars

Postby jonbar.1 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:32 pm

Thanks for the link Sid.
As I said ; my budget is €200 max.
I'm not looking for all-singing & dancing sound; just something to make the voices clearer.
I understand, via Google, that this is entirely achievable as low as €100.
Problem is locating it. :roll:

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Re: Soundbars

Postby El Cid » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:34 pm

This looks interesting. Creative make good cheap audio equipment.

https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/creativ ... -v2-review

Available from Amazon Spain

https://www.amazon.es/subwoofer-Creativ ... NrPXRydWU=

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Re: Soundbars

Postby markwilding » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:50 pm

I am still happy with my old Sony 5.1 system but funnily enough, my wife and I were talking about the possibility of a sound bar only last Saturday.

These days TV sound speakers are much improved so would a low cost sound bar actually make my ch difference?


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