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Panasonic SC-HTB688

Panasonic SC-HTB688
alaScore 89

19 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Panasonic SC-HTB688. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The sound and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, size, sound, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic SC-HTB688 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Panasonic SC-HTB688 review

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This mid-sized sound bar from a brand known for building products that last is surely a safe bet, right? But Panasonic is a little hit and miss in our sound bar test. Find out which side the SC-HTB688 falls on in our expert review.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

It seemed to have a good range of features and the sound was good - for the limited time that it actually worked!

I was supplied with this product in exchange for an honest review. When the product arrived, it was very difficult to set up. Firstly, it required an HDTM cable to connect to the T.V. - unfortunately one was not supplied with the soundbar. The...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

The sound quality of the product is excellent, especially for films, the sub woofer really adds to the soundtrack (but the base sound is not overbearing). The product looks good and is wireless so there are no cables running round the room, it also has...

The remote control is really small and sometimes unresponsive.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Easy to set up and install. Bluetooth pairing was straight forward. Paired easily with my iPhone & my son's android phone. Sound was very clear from the television using a digital optical cable. 3.1 sound seems to work well surrounding the room...

The soundbar itself is a gun metal grey colour & not black. The subwoofer needs to be turned up quite high (somewhere between mid & max) for the desired effect to take place (especially in block buster films). It may struggle in large rooms but it is...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Sounded very good when it worked.

Only worked for around 20 minutes. Stopped working when I paused live TV and never worked again. Disconnected.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Very easy to set up - up and running within minutes - even the wireless sub woofer was pre-paired! The status lights on top of the main unit are very cool, with subtle led's that show the volume level and flash when the remote control is used. The...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Easy to set up (plug and play), with clear and concise instructions. Excellent sound quality, which has allowed me to hear things my normal TV speakers do not pick up. No sound distortion, even at a high volume, due to its solid construction. Subwoofer...

Requires two plug sockets if using the subwoofer. Mode indicator and volume lights are on the top of the sound bar, so not easily seen at eye level whilst in use to determine selected mode.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Excellent sound and clarity as a Bluetooth soundbar, ie streaming from various sources the power available (300w RMS) fills a large living room very easily and it fits perfectly under a 50" TV so is hardly noticeable.

Trying to find the correct balance between speach and background noise (music etc) especially with the sub woofer on is quite hard, speach gets a bit overwhelmed by music or dramatic effects.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Nice bit of bass, good number of connectors, it's handy if you don't have a decent setup.

Bad without the subwoofer, the volume can't be turned up too much or it distorts. The connectors are fiddly to get to and the display is in an odd place. Shame it's only 3.1 but it isn't too expensive, there are others that are comparable and do...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

PANASONIC SC-HTB688EBK 3.1 Wireless Sound Bar

 

Movie/Cinema mode sounds amazing. The base shakes the room and makes you feel the action, and that's just on setting 2.

Sound bar and Base Box have separate mains plugs. No ARC compatible HDMI or optical cable included.

Aug, 2017
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