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Haier America SBEV-40-SLIM

Haier America SBEV-40-SLIM
alaScore 84

9 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Haier America SBEV-40-SLIM. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Haier America SBEV-40-SLIM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Haier SBEV40-Slim review


When you think of Haier, air conditioners and other appliances are the first products to come to mind. Yes, the Chinese company has ventured into discount MP3 players and TVs , but when CNET has reviewed them in the past, they often scored low -- even...

The Haier SBEV40-Slim is an incredibly thin sound bar, with a wireless subwoofer that's nearly as svelte. The design is all-around excellent, with a front panel display hidden behind the speaker grille. And connectivity is better than average with two...

While the SBEV40-Slim sounds good for a budget sound bar, it doesn't compare to a full surround-sound system. It also lacks built-in Bluetooth or AirPlay for wireless audio streaming. Also don't expect much "virtual surround" effect, as it's mostly a...

The ultraslim Haier SBEV40-Slim sounds surprisingly good for its size and features two HDMI inputs, making it one of the best budget sound bar options.

May, 2012

Consumer review (

We weren't so lucky


We were disappointed that our unit was defective but we understand these things happen. The bigger issue has been the sluggish response by Haier.

Received Defective unit. Nice looking - Would have loved to hear it.

Soundbar defective so had to send it back to Haier. After 2 weeks called to find out status, was told they were out of stock and they were offering us a refund. Just checked back after another 2 weeks and was told that refunds take 30 - 45 days

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Amazing for the price.


Unfortunately this 40-inch soundbar is now sold out everywhere. The 20-inch version that Amazon is substituting may not have the desired performance.

Very wide soundstage. Adequate bass from wireless sub. Crystal-clear dialog. HDMI inputs. Well-balanced and satisfying system for most people.

Unconventional remote is not compatible with universal remotes. No Dolby decoding. Stereo only; no virtual surround mode.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (

Doesn't work at all


I never even heard the sound. The power chord seems to work, but, the system doesn't power on. Just flickered. Getting a full refund. Don't bother.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Not a good buy!


Too big and does not provide the sound that a unit this size should have.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (

noy good sound at all. my 2.1 sounds better


not good

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (

Pleasantly surprised!


For only paying 118.00 I wasn't expecting an I-Max theater but I have to say this product surprised me with its full sound and clarity even at high levels. I had a Sony surround sound system that was great but was 12 yrs old and time to replace. I just...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (

doesn't fit the 52 inch haier tv


Hard to connect and cords were missing ...going back and getting refund !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (

not for the ears


this soundbar sounded more like a cheap radio speaker, the presentation was very nice but sound quality sonuded like daffy duck on a megaphone

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio output channels:2.1 / 5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
RMS rated power:160


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power Source:AC


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):37.9 x 4.72 x 4.72

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, HDMI / RCA
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:1
HDMI ports quantity:3
Line-in: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired / Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power Source:AC


FM radio:No / Yes
Preset stations quantity:24


Receiver included: Yes

Soundbar speaker

Full-range driver diameter (imperial):3
Full-range driver size:3
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):3
Mid-range driver size:3
Number of full-range drivers:6
Number of mid-range drivers:4
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:1 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Soundbar speaker RMS power:120
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer diameter (imperial):4 / 5
Woofer Size:4 / 5


Card reader integrated: No


Subwoofer frequency range:38 - 200
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:40
Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

3D compatibility: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod / No
Color of product:Black
Docking connector type:Not supported
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Internet TV: No
LED Indicators: Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM
USB direct playback: No
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:15