Nowadays, most TV manufacturers cut down the prices of their products by using mediocre built-in speakers. Except for some models with a built-in soundbar, consumers often have to purchase an external speaker system to improve the audio quality.
I was quite surprised when seeing the BlitzWolf BW-SDB1 as it is among the lowest-priced soundbars on the market. Let’s check it out.
Unboxing & Sound Test
Design & Features
Since the BlitzWolf BW-SDB1 is a budget product, everything is kept minimal from the packaging to the box contents and the soundbar itself. Inside the box, we have just the soundbar, an RCA to 3.5mm audio cable, an optical cable, a power cord, and a remote control.
The soundbar is much lighter than I expected and I could easily lift it with just one hand. The exterior is a combination of plastic and aluminum grilles. The control buttons are placed on top, including the power, source, volume up and volume down buttons.
On the back, you can find some familiar ports like HDMI ARC, Coaxial, Optical, AUX, Bluetooth, and a USB port (for service only). It also supports Bluetooth so that you can connect your phone to the soundbar.
If you plan to use the soundbar with your TV, it is ideal to use the HDMI ARC connection. Once you turn on the TV, the soundbar will turn on by itself and it will turn off automatically when you turn off your TV. You even don’t need to touch the remote control of the soundbar.
The soundbar works perfectly but there is only one problem; When I watch videos on apps like Youtube or Netflix on my TV, there is no sound and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.
Another limitation is that I can’t mount the soundbar on the wall. So, you will need a TV stand to place the soundbar.
Honestly, I thought that the sound from this cheap soundbar would be terrible and I wouldn’t enjoy a moment with it. However, I changed my mind as soon as I started playing some music. BlitzWolf has done a really good job in tuning the sound.
The soundbar doesn’t deliver a bassy and muddy sound like other cheap speakers. Instead, you’d really enjoy the crisp and clear sound with a well-extended treble. There is almost no distortion when I watch movies or play some pop music. The bass is actually quite good but most of them come from the lower mids. Therefore, I can hear significant distortion when listening to some bass-heavy tracks.
Otherwise, I really love the details and wide soundstage of the soundbar. It sounds way better than built-in speakers of my TV. It is not only louder but also provides more depth to the sound.
Overall, we at TechWalls highly recommend the BlitzWolf BW-SDB1 when you need to upgrade your TV sound without paying a hefty price. At review time, it is priced at just around $75 after applying a coupon code.