The Philips TAB7305 Soundbar comes in a two-piece system, with a dedicated woofer. It comes in many ways depending on your liking for the sound, sharp look and range of input methods. However, do we have to pay Rs 16,990 for it? Maybe yes, here’s why.
Getting the Philips TAB7305 right is one of many things. The first of these is something noticeable from the L-shaped box, one that carries an angle, parallel map-like design, even from the soundbar to the remote control. This sleek look allows the soundbar to disappear and maintain its own identity instead of becoming an extension of your TV.
The sound is surprisingly good and you can get crisp conversations and pulsating music from the soundbar-subwoofer mix. They connect to each other wirelessly so you only have one cable to worry about over the speaker. Like most soundbars there is also wall mounting support and a mount system is included in the box.
Personal volume controls for the soundbar and subwoofer on the remote make tuning sound very easy to one’s personal preferences. For a hip-hop marathon run it is easy to raise the volume separately between the bass-heavy release or the highly voice-focused release for the next episode of one’s favorite show on the soundbar and loudspeaker.
The remote also has a dedicated button, which allows you to switch between four presets, two tuned for the pass and two for the treble.
For those who do not want to use a dedicated remote for you, there is an HDMI ARC port on the back. The capacitance controls on the top right of the soundbar are a nice touch, even if you don’t use them much.
It has 300W sound system (160W soundbar, 140W speaker) and a lot of power from your computer table to the perfect home-theater system (where it really shines). The 2.1 channel soundbar also supports Dolby audio.
Connection options are good and users can choose AUX, HDMI ARC, Bluetooth, USB and optical port. The Bluetooth connection is also very reliable and there are no drops as long as you are in range.
There is nothing wrong with the soundbar. However, if we were the Night Pick, a small display indicator other than the four-part LED would have been better and more helpful than you might have guessed with the lights.
Verdict: Do you want to get a Philips TAB7305?
For the price you pay, you get good sound, 300W output, a great design, lots of ports and a simple remote. This is a solid purchase and a great addition to most systems if it is within your budget range. Even better, if you make purchases during the festive season, you can still save a little money.