Lonpoo Bluetooth Soundbar (LP-609B) Review

Lonpoo Bluetooth Soundbar (LP-609B) Review

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Takeaway: Decent sound in movie mode, good sync and volume output.

You’ll receive the sound bar, a remote control, AC adapter, male-to-male audio cable, RCA audio cables, digital coaxial cable, optical Toslink cable, a set of wall mounting hardware, and an instruction manual. The speaker measures 31"0W x 2.5"H x 2"D. There are two main drivers in this sound bar and a bass reflex port in the middle. Along the right hand side are the physical controls: Power/Source, Volume keys, and Aux-in port which they’re calling Aux 2. Aux 1 is actually the RCA input.

On the back are the inputs for the RCA cable, optical TOSlink, digital coaxial, and power port. This sound bar does not have an internal battery and must be plugged in to operate. The remote requires 2 AAA batteries which are not included. There are additional functions on the remote like mute, music playback controls for streaming via Bluetooth, source selection, and EQ selectors. You can adjust bass/treble up and down or select a preset mode like music, TV, movie, and the speaker default. For me, movie mode produces the best sound with enhanced bass, fully supported mid range and sparkling trebles at a overall louder volume level that far beats what comes out of the TV's built-in speaker. The sound quality of the soundbar is pretty good for a low-cost sound bar and I’d say comparable to a Vizio sound bar. The sound is clear and full and as long as you don’t push the volume to the max, is largely free of distortion. When using the optical input with my TV, the sound is perfectly synced and there is no delay, so the TV sound can be on at the same time and you won’t hear an echo.

When selecting the different sources, the only indicator for mode are the LEDs in the front, blue is Bluetooth mode, Yellow-Green is digital coax, orange is RCA, white is optical TOSlink and bright Green is Aux in. The Red light indicates the soundbar is plugged in and receiving power and in standby or Off mode. The remote must be pointed at the top right hand corner of the speaker with a clear line of sight in order to work, though it'll work from about 20 ft away. When using the optical cable, don't forget to remove the protective caps over the tips of the connectors; also be sure not to pinch or bend the thin gauge cable too sharply or you could damage the glass fibers inside that carry the sound signal.

This sound bar works great in a small bedroom for watching TV shows or movies and also doubles as a wireless Bluetooth speaker if you're looking to spend on a budget. The only minor issue I had was line noise in Aux-in and RCA mode if no sound was coming in from the source, but unplugging the cables gets rid of the noise.

Buy it at Amazon: Lonpoo Bluetooth Soundbar (LP-609B) [Affiliate Link]

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