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Xiaomi Soundbar Review - Inexpensive 33 Inch Mi TV Bar

by 10. November 2018
Xiaomi's home theater division is again growing! The Xiaomi Soundbar understands itself as a reasonably priced entry, in order to replace any still so bad-sounding TV loudspeaker. If this succeeds you will find out in the following review!
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Xiaomi

Product

Xiaomi TV Soundbar

Specifications

Loudspeakers
Tweeter: number 2, 36 mm
Subwoofer: number 2, 65 mm
Passive membrane: number 4, 70 x 55 mm

Output power: 2x 14 Watt
Nominal impedance: 6 Ohm
Frequency response: 50 - 25.000 Hz

connectivity
* Toslink jack
* SPDIF jack
* Line-in (cinch)
* AUX-In
* Bluetooth 4.2

other
Size: 87 830 x x 72 mm
Weight: 1.925 kg

What's in the box

1x Soundbar
1x power supply
1x SPDIF cable
2x screws
2x dowels
1x user manual

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Foreword: Xiaomi Soundbar

Flat-panel TVs of current generations are getting slimmer, which is why good-sounding sound systems in the flat TV cases hardly find more space. To that Home cinema experience to upgrade sound a so-called Soundbar on, which is placed to save space below the TV set.

Design, workmanship and delivery

The elongated one Xiaomi Soundbar is comparatively slim and visually fits well with the design of modern flat screen televisions. The plain white case is completely made of plastic. On a Length of 88 cm hide behind a plaid fabric front overall two tweeters, two subwoofers and four passive membranes, There is no external subwoofer!

The soundbar from the front

The soundbar is operated via seven control buttons, which are located in the middle of the top of the housing. Left and right outside are the buttons for volume control. In the middle of it there is a Bluetooth button, an aux-in button, a line-in button, a SPDIF button and an optical button. All control buttons are indicated by symbols and each with a status LED. An operation by remote control is not provided!

The soundbar from the back

The connection options are located in the middle of the back of the soundbar. These amount to a DC power input, a Toslink jack, an SPDIF jack, a line-in (RCA) and an AUX-in. Next to the ports is the rocker switch to turn on the soundbar. There is no HDMI input / output and also a USB connection possibility!

The soundbar from above

For a non-slip and muted state of the 1.92 kg heavy Xiaomi soundbar ensure rubber pads on the underside. A wall mounting is possible. A wall mount for attaching the soundbar to a screw mount is located on the back of the case.

The quality of workmanship Corresponds to the price and is not objectionable. Of the What's in the box includes the soundbar, a power adapter with NEMA-1 connector, a SPDIF cable, two screws and two dowels, and a Chinese user manual.

Scope of delivery of the Xiaomi TV Soundbar

commissioning

In addition to wired use, the Xiaomi Soundbar can also via device be connected to a player. The Bluetooth standard used is version 4.2. About the Bluetooth settings of the mobile device is the speaker as "Mi TV Soundbar" to recognize. The almost lossless aptX audio codec does not support the soundbar!

Connections to the Xiaomi Mi TV Soundbar

Due to the lack of remote control, source selection is only possible via the direct operating buttons of the loudspeaker. Even if the volume is not connected via Bluetooth and the volume is controlled via the player, the volume can only be controlled directly via the soundbar. A volume control via the TV is not possible!

Control buttons of the Xiaomi Mi TV Soundbar

The lack of remote control proved to be extremely impractical in the test. Here at least an IR / App control option via the Mi Remote App would have been desirable.

sound quality

Für die sound Generator are responsible for two 36 mm tweeters, two 65 mm subwoofers and four 70 x 55 mm passive membranes. The output The Xiaomi Soundbar is comparatively low 28 Watt (2x 14 Watts). The rated impedance the manufacturer states 6 Ohm at the frequency response lies between 50 Hz and 25.000 Hz.

Optically attractive fabric cover with speakers behind

The sound of the Xiaomi Soundbar is acceptable. Mostly flat-sounding, internal speaker systems of conventional TV sets, the soundbar is definitely a (tonal) step ahead. However, the Xiaomi speaker system does not come close to an extensive multi-channel speaker system or a soundbar with an external subwoofer.

The sound can be described as full-warm. In particular, the mid and low frequencies are pronounced, making movie effects powerful. Because of the rather round sound, the heights tend to be restrained. As a result, the soundbar lacks clarity, which makes it less suitable for music playback. Voices sound dull in part.

Plastic top of the Xiaomi Soundbar

The overall sound is homogeneous and consistent. A certain room depth is recognizable, if not too pronounced. In too large rooms and too large seat spacing, the depth of the room is increasingly lost. The maximum volume is convincing. An unpleasant distortion on high volume is not visible. There are no sound features or enhancements, such as a virtual 3D surround sound, an equalizer or a night mode. Nor are multichannel sound systems supported by Dolby or DTS.

Price Comparison

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Price history

Current prices

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87,26€
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99,50€

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Prices last updated on: April 5st, 2020 11:00

Final Words

rating
Positive

Attractive design
Easy commissioning
Wall mounting option
Acceptable sound

Negative

No network streaming
No HDMI connection option
No USB connection option
No remote control

First impression
7.5
6.7
application
7.0
9.1
Design
9.0
9.4
Klang
7.0
6.9
Features
5.0
8.8
Summary

The Xiaomi Soundbar presents itself as a cheap way to improve the mostly flat sound of a TV. Sonically convinced the sound bar by a particularly full sound, so depending on the seat distance and room size can be quite a rousing film experience.

Too high expectations, you should not ask the visually appealing speaker latch. Just functional disappointed the soundbar. Although there are many audio interfaces, essential features such as an HDMI connection option, network streaming or a remote control are missing!

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8.2
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Franz
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Franz

Hi Timo, I've seen that the speaker can connect via S / PDIF. I would have to be able to control the volume, would not I? Class review by the way. Keep it up!

Sandro
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Sandro

It does not work. Have searched for a long time and then ordered me. You can connect them but I could not control them on my TV. There is no remote control. But I am completely satisfied with the Soundbar. At the price you do not wrong.

Tact
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Tact

Just one more time, so that I understand correctly. If I have connected the soundbar to the television and then want to change the volume while watching the television, do I always have to jump directly to the soundbar and adjust the volume there directly? Short feedback would be great.