Maxell MXSP-SB3000 reviews: Home Cinema System

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+ This home cinema system has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on surround sound effect.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 77 reviews.
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david, manchester Gadget lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very clear sound does add to the viewing
experience
Bad points:
HDMI lead supplied is basic and to get the best out of the unit you have to by one that allows communication both ways at a cost £20.00 +
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 5.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2015

simon, Merseyside Movie fan

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Connectivity.
Bad points:
I currently own a LG 47LM760T, this has 2 x 10w speakers, rear mounted like most newer flat screen TVs.

The Maxell Sound-base has a 100w woofer in the base, and 2 x 30w front facing speakers. I mainly bought the base as it had a lot of positive reviews, and it had HDMI inputs, there aren't many on the market with HDMI at this price range.

Now when I'm listening to a film, something action packed, when the action picks up and the woofer kicks in, then the speaker is loud, the room vibrates, the speaker vibrates, you can really feel the base in your chest. There are 3 settings for the woofer, and if you have it on other than 0, then expect to have to put up with some speaker rattle, its not to annoying on setting 1 but on setting 2 it does get a bit much.

When there is no action, and your just listening to the actors talking, then even at full volume, I can honestly say that I don't think the 2 x 30w front speakers are much louder than my normal TV speakers, and that's if they are actually any louder at all. I was really disappointed by this. I've turned my TV right up with its own speakers, and done the same with the sound-base and I really cant discern any difference in the volume during times of speech in a film.

I've played around with all sorts of TV settings, but cant find anyway to increase the volume from the sound-base. I've also played music though it via Bluetooth and found the volumes the same.

Over all, when watching a movie, the fact that you get a surround sound effect from the speaker makes it worth the purchase, it does add to my viewing pleasure and so I will keep it, however if I had been in a shop and heard the speaker in action, rather than buying it blind from the internet, then I don't think it would have impressed me enough to part me with my hard earned cash.

I do like the idea of sound-bars/bases etc.. and think I will be saving up for something with a bit more umph in the future.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 8.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Nov 2014

Stephen, Guildford Bargain hunter

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great sound if you avoid the surround sound. Gets better with use, a little tight at the beginning. Source detection good. Had best result with running Sky through TV and connecting via optical and then running DVD and Media player through the Maxell, connecting this to an another TV HDMI. Bluetooth good but direct connection via line in better for iphone.
Bad points:
More useable effects would be useful, using only standard for tv and music for ipod at the moment. Controllable ipod via usb would be nice.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Ease of setting up 8.0
Surround sound effect 5.0
Clarity of instruction manual 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Feb 2015

Eliza, Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good value offering a powerful bass. Well impressed.
Bad points:
Can't find any!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Ease of setting up 10.0
Surround sound effect 10.0
Clarity of instruction manual 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Mar 2015

Alistair, Leven Improve the sound from

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
It is very big
It doesn't seem to make much improvement to the tv sound
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 7.0
Ease of setting up 7.0
Surround sound effect 5.0
Clarity of instruction manual 5.0
Range of features 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jan 2015

George, Exmouth

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
syncs with our panasonic tv
Bad points:
can sound quite bass'y
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Ease of setting up 7.0
Surround sound effect 7.0
Clarity of instruction manual 6.0
Range of features 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2015

John, Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
- Ease of use.
- Clarity of speech is improved.
- Equalizes volumes of speech/music so not always turning volume up and down.
Bad points:
It is very big but very good.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Ease of setting up 9.0
Surround sound effect 7.0
Clarity of instruction manual 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 May 2015

This Maxell MXSP-SB3000 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Sound channels 2.1
Wireless system Yes
Connections HDMI
Connections Bluetooth 4.0
Power (W) 160
 

Manufacturer's Description

Look no further than powerful Soundbar MXSP-SB3000 when it comes to seeking out a complete home entertainment system.

Soundbar enables you to hear every little detail when watching your favourite programmes or film, or even when playing on your console!

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