Pros WAY better sound then one would think for the price! Toslink , SRS works very well, Sub and 2 RCA inputs. Great looks to boot! Solid construction. Decently loud. Clean sound - not a tin can performer by any means!
Cons Would have been really nice if it had a headphone out jack! Remote usually needs to be directly in line.
Summary OK, I tested many soundbars including Yamaha, Sony, Panasonics and others. They are all good, but here was a hands down winner. What makes this soundbar so good?
Firstly, for those who like their sound quality, this will surprise even the audiophile enthusiast. The 20 Watts/per Channel is a serious 20 watt. So it has a very good punch. As far as its ability to reproduce highs and lows, extremely impressive. In fact, if you close your eyes, you will in no way believe the sound is coming from that small speaker!
Also, if you buy the soundbar by itself without the wireless sub,you can save tons and that particular soundbar has a Sub-out. That is the one I opted for. I was able to plug my own choice of Sub to it. Having done that, all I can say is "WOW!!!!!!. THe 2 soundbars are identical for specs and sound. Just that one has the wireless Sub.
Having said that, I tested several types of music on this soundbar. Country, rock, pop, metal, jazz. Reproduction of Horns was impressive. High notes had no harshness. This unit does not sound like it is in a can. The SRS adds that third dimension that really works extremely well. Movies sound great too.
I was surprised that this entry level is upper end sound, upper end looks and upper end quality build. Hats off to VIZIO on such a great product! I would strongly recommend this to people whose budget is not way up there but don't want to compromise their ears!
Pros Istallation is a breeze, you really only need to plug a Toslink cable in and your done!
The Wireless Subwoofer works flawlessly and sounds incredible
The piano black finish matches my Toshiba LCD perrfectly.
Cons Nothing comes to mind....Really!
Summary I picked the VSB210WS up at Sears after a long search for a soundbar with SRS that was affordable. After hooking it all up and hearing it in my home I knew I made the right decision, This thing sounds incredible: full rich sound with nice tight bass, the SRS works better than I even imagined. Listening to music it sounds better than most home stereos I have heard. The wireless Sub is fantastic, you can place it anywhere in the room and the bass is strong and tight. Some little things I appreciated are that the led display on the unit goes dark after 5 seconds so it does not distract you when watching the screen and the stand which converts to a wall mount is included and a breeze to hang. The Toslink is awesome because it is the only cable you need to connect (most HDTV LCD/Plasmas have a Toslink out that plugs directly into the soundbar) Doing it this way means whatever is on the TV is what is played through the soundbar without having to juggle a bunch of different inputs. All this for around $350.00 it is a no-brainer in my opinion.
Pros Versatile mounting bracket makes putting it on the wall or setting it on a mantle a breeze. Crisp and clean sound that is loud as you want it to be. Wireless sub can be anywhere within 30 feet of sound bar. Price is best in class.
Cons 1. Absolutely worst remote ever!
2. sub can be a little overwhelming
3. no mounting hardware provided
4. RCA inputs instead of HDMI (why they did this I don't know)
Summary I think the RCA's instead of HDMI's might be because people with older systems might not have HDMI inputs. Just a Guess. The remote is easily remedied by using a Logitech harmony and running just the optical from your television to the soundbar. If you have HDMI cables from the devices to the television this is the only cable you'll need and you can chuck your rca's. bottom line is every one of these systems has flaws as well as beauty. It's all in what you want. I wanted an easy to install system with no wires to run under my house or across the room. I also wanted that system to be able to play movies with better sound than my TV speakers could muster. I got that and I'm pretty happy with it. I have to say I didn't buy it blind because my in-laws bought one first at Costco. My free plug to them.
"Sounds great!"on by jimdon29607
Pros movie charater walking on the walks the sound seemed to travel around the room. great reproduction of surround sound. The price is great. Wireless subwoofer fantastic. Great over sound.
Cons poor manual. took a little time to figure out the controls buttons
Summary Great price, look and fantastic sound. Compliments my 1080p Samsung very well.
Pros Overall sound quality is rich and full from the highs produced by the tweeters in the bar to the lows produced by the wireless sub. Setup was, 10 minute job. Surround sound field is good for Movies in HD Mode, TV shows arn't too shabby either.
Cons The documentation wasn't the best, didn't include optical cable (I had one). Doesn't produce surround sound field as well as some of the more expensive competition (ie. Polk Soundbar 360, SoundMatters SlimStage, etc.) but costs much less.
Summary Excellent Value and sound quality to finish off an LCD/Plasma TV Setup. Dramatic improvement over speakers that came with my Samsung LCD HDTV. Geat for Movies and Sports too!