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PHILIPS Notebook SoundBar

April 7, 2010
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I am trying out a new compact speaker to my laptop. It’s a Philips Notebook SoundBar.

The first visual impression is very vice, the Soundbar comes in a small practical bag and is designed to take up very little room beside your laptop when transporting it. The speaker is in silver and have kind of a Mac look to it. And since I am the proud owner of a Macbook Pro it makes a perfect fit.

The speaker goes on top of the screen and since you connect it to the usb drive it doesn’t need a separate power supply.

So how is the sound then? I have tested the speakers with a wide range of music genres from Spotify and here are a few examples.

  1. Pop. The speakers work really great with The Kooks pop sound. Also when going towards more acoustic sounds like Elliott Smith the speaker is just awesome.
  2. Metal. When it comes to metal like In Flames and August Burns Red the speakers are actually still working out really good.
  3. Electronica. Trying club music, like The Prodigy, present a lack of base. The heavy beats are not coming through here, no wonder really. However, I haven’t listened to Prodigy since I saw them live in Roskilde 1997 so that’s all right by me.  If you want to use your laptop speaker to club dancing it’s probably not the speaker for you. No portable speaker probably is.

I also watched a streamed show with Amanda Jensen on the Swedish site SVT Play using the SoundBar. The sound was really good, but I did not realize how good it was until I saw the same show on my TV back home. The sound on the TV was not even close to the SoundBar. I mean sure, I have a shitty TV and would really need a new one, but also; the speakers are really good when it comes to dialogue.

Over all I’m really pleased with the speaker. They fulfill all the needs I have when it comes to a laptop speaker. Small, no external power supply needed and a design that goes with a Mac. If you have similar needs when it comes to laptop speakers and also listen to pop or watch video clips with dialogue this is definitely a speaker for you.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Janne permalink
    April 9, 2010 10:59

    Hm… I could need one of those. My speakers broke when Sika started singing Coldplay on the last episode (but for some reason it sounded okay again when you sang, Lunki). Weird.

  2. Dev permalink
    May 5, 2010 10:59

    Where are these speakers available? None of the electronic stores seem to store them Fry’s, Radio Shack, Target. Where could one purchase these? Any online store? And how much do they cost? Thanks in advance.

  3. June 2, 2010 10:59

    Waw, I love This Article

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