Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro Dolby Soundbar review: Tunable sound at an affordable price

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The Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro is a multi-purpose soundbar that, like most soundbars, can be utilized together with your TV, Desktop, cellphone or just about some other system that may output sound by way of a 3.5mm port or Bluetooth. Priced at Rs 6,199, the system has plenty of rivals, in addition to options to set it aside from the group. We tried the 60W soundbar for a couple of week and listed below are our ideas on the system.

Design

The Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro contains a glossy design and weighs 3.7 kg. Despite the size of 90 cm, we preferred the truth that the system has grooves on the again that permit it to be wall-mounted, eliminating the necessity to custom-make or purchase a separate platform that may help the unit. On the rear face of the soundbar are the HDMI, AUX and Optical enter ports, tucked neatly right into a cavity, that may assist any wires not get squished towards a wall.

Connectivity, options and performance

The Juke Bar 3800 Pro has an spectacular arsenal of options, managed by its personal devoted distant management, one thing not all soundbars include at this price. If you misplace the distant management, there’s an additional set of energy button and quantity keys neatly positioned on the correct fringe of the unit. This edge additionally homes the USB enter, permitting you to shortly join a flash drive.

The devoted distant management lets you tune the sound, choose equaliser presets and management playback and quantity. (Image Credits: The Indian Express/ Chetan Nayak)

The potential to get sound enter from 5 various kinds of sources is a spotlight right here. The system can play audio from an HDMI port, a 3.5mm port, a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, a USB port and an Optical enter port. Also, the USB port solely works with storage choices that aren’t greater than 32GB. However, having the ability to join your cellphone, TV and laptop computer is fairly helpful, and so is the truth that you may change enter modes at the press of a devoted button on the distant.

The distant additionally has buttons that let you play/pause your media and skip to the earlier/subsequent monitor. Apart from the amount keys and a devoted mute button, the distant homes 4 equaliser presets that you may shortly change between.

There’s additionally an LED indicator within the centre of the unit that provides you fast related info when the unit is in use. This contains enter mode, quantity stage and what equaliser preset has been chosen.  However, this isn’t a devoted display, so you may view solely one of many above-mentioned parts at a time. Also, the indicator can’t be turned off so long as there’s energy being equipped to the unit, even if you happen to flip the soundbar off. 

Zebronics, Zebronics Juke Bar, Zeb JukeBar, soundbar, soundbar review, speaker, speaker review, tech review, An LED show on the Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro offers you helpful info on presets, enter mode and quantity ranges. (Image Credits: The Indian Express/ Chetan Nayak)

Sound

The Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro has a robust output and a fairly-balanced sound signature. There’s sufficient energy right here for the soundbar to be heard all through a full house when positioned in the lounge. 

We largely examined the unit with the music and the 3D equaliser presets and might say that sound is neither too biased in direction of the highs or the lows. The bass is punchy and the instrument separation is fairly spectacular. However, the distant lets you enhance or lower the bass and treble ranges on a scale of -5 to +5. This permits customers to customize the sound signature in keeping with their style.

Listening to bass-heavy tracks by artists like ‘Evanescence’ or ‘Run The Jewels’ is a good expertise whenever you enhance bass as much as 4 or 5, and convey treble right down to -2 or -3 for additional impact. On the opposite hand, you may get crisp dialogues whereas watching motion pictures by bringing the treble ranges up. Neither frequencies present distortion except you flip the amount up very excessive.

Zebronics, Zebronics Juke Bar, Zeb JukeBar, soundbar, soundbar review, speaker, speaker review, tech review, The Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro options Dolby Digital Plus know-how. (Image Credits: The Indian Express/ Chetan Nayak)

Meanwhile, the shortly accessible 3D sound impact due to the preset button, can be a neat addition to have, particularly when enjoying video games. Trying Grand Theft Auto 5 with audio output on the Juke Bar 3800 Pro, sounds from different characters and autos within the recreation had a way of route to them. Though not as efficient as one thing like a multi-speaker home-theatre setup, it will get the job carried out.

Verdict

The Zebronics Juke Bar 3800 Pro is an efficient soundbar. Ideal to your TV or gaming setup, it really works nicely with desktops as nicely, if you happen to can accommodate the scale. Available on the Zebronics web site and Flipkart for Rs 6,199, the 3800 Pro’s strengths are its devoted distant management, and adjustable sound signature, each of that are actually helpful. 

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