Disclosure: We received the free review sample from Sakobs. We always spend time testing products to ensure our reviews are honest and unbiased.
The days we spent a few hundred bucks for a TV soundbar are gone. Despite some limitations in sound quality, a soundbar is still the top choice to upgrade audio system for my TV. Now, you can get a decent one for way less than $100. The Sakobs wireless soundbar (DS6601P) costs $79 but you can use the coupon BTech to save 10% when ordering directly via their official website.
Unboxing & Sound Test
Features & Audio Quality
The Sakobs soundbar has a dull look as seen on most budget soundbars. The whole chassis is made of plastic and the front is covered in cloth grille. The unobtrusive presence has its advantage as the soundbar is placed underneath your TV and it shouldn’t distract you from viewing TV content. You can either place the soundbar on TV stand or hang it on the wall.
The Sakobs soundbar comes with a remote control but I rarely used it because I can adjust volume with my TV remote control. There are 5 buttons on top allowing you to adjust volume, power on/off, switch among inputs, and play/pause. This is a wireless soundbar supporting Bluetooth 4.2, therefore, you can connect it wirelessly to your TV or your smartphone. Besides, you can use wired connections like optical, RCA, or Coaxial. Unfortunately, there is no HDMI ARC port here.
The last time I tested a budget soundbar in this price range, it was a terrible experience and I’d rather switch to the built-in TV speakers. Therefore, I set my expectation bar pretty low when testing the Sakobs. Surprisingly, it performs flawlessly and the sound quality is good enough for movies and music.
It is equipped with 4 powerful subwoofers and 2 tweeters evenly placed on the 2 sides. It is 37 inches long and suitable for TVs from 43 to 50 inches; It is a little small for my 55-inch TV. The bass is not rumbling as advertised but it is quite impressive in both quantity and quality; If you really need a deep bass, you should invest in a soundbar with an external subwoofer. The sound can get loud enough to fill up my room and I love that there is almost no distortion at high volume. Moreover, the mids and highs are well-tuned so that I can listen to vocals and dialogues clearly.
I have no complaint during usage of the Sakobs soundbar. However, I think that they should drop the price further because established brands like Vizio, Samsung, or Sony are catching up and releasing more budget-friendly soundbars. If this one costs around $50-$60, it would be an easier recommendation.
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