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#230790 13-Mar-2018 12:45
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I've got a Sony 49" TV and would love a sound bar for better audio.


Budget only allows for something around $200 - $300.


What can be recommended?


I'm no audio geek. I just want better audio from the TV, compared to what I currently have.

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  #1973934 13-Mar-2018 12:51
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If you're in Wellington it'd be that unused one I have available for a really good rate :-)


Seriously, I do have a Panasonic SC-HTB485 SOUND BAR for sale, $100.  Actually does have quite good sound.

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  #1973941 13-Mar-2018 13:08
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Any warranty left on it?


Boxed or unboxed?


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  #1974105 13-Mar-2018 16:36
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I saw a Sony one for $167 on special at Noel Leeming the other day...




Had a sound bar and subwoofer and the sound wasn't half bad for an old set of ears like mine.

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  #1974110 13-Mar-2018 16:41
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Might be a dumb question, but is there a huge difference between a soundbar with a subwoofer ($200-300), compared to a soundbar ($200-$300) only?

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  #1974152 13-Mar-2018 17:42
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There will most likely be some great second hand soundbar deals out there...


New entry level soundbars (especially those without subs) tend to be 'sound re-inforcers' rather than units that really improve audio performance.

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