"Not for the hardcore audiophile"3.5 starson by blacklab3
Pros: Doesn't take-up a lot of space. Great highs & mids
Cons: Doesn't give the sounds "behind you" effect. Not great for music
Summary: My wife has been on me about eliminating my beloved giant Infinity speakers from the family room. I've had them since college, and miss them sorely.
The surroundbar seemed like a great idea, since it takes up minimal space. It looks sleek, and you hardly notice it sitting in front of the TV.
If you are considering this unit, make sure to get a subwoofer.
The sound is great. When playing a blu-ray movie, I can pick-up sounds that I never could with previous set-ups.
Now the bad. Ideally, you should have walls behind and to the sides of the listening area. If you have any large openings to the room, especially behind you, you won't get the surround effect as well as it's designed for. This unit depends on surfaces to "bounce" sounds off of, in order to get the proper effects. In addition, I haven't been very impressed with the unit in playing music. There seems to be too much high-gain. However, I've only had the surroundbar50 for a few days. Maybe some tweeking of the equalizer will do the trick.
I would recommend this unit to anyone who is going to be playing mostly movies, and has a smaller, enclosed listening space.