Hisense HS214 Soundbar Review & Comments

stblob

Well-known Member
Cheap and cheerful. Can't expect much really for £99.
Get slightly better sound from a second TV can be a good thing.
A sub output wouldn't add a huge amount to the cost or would it.
What happens when you play a DTS soundtrack? You get no sound at all?
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Cheap and cheerful. Can't expect much really for £99.
Get slightly better sound from a second TV can be a good thing.
A sub output wouldn't add a huge amount to the cost or would it.
What happens when you play a DTS soundtrack? You get no sound at all?
It's a struggle to actually get a DTS soundtrack into the soundbar, because you have to connect a player via the optical digital input. But when I tried there didn't appear to be any audio. This soundbar is obviously aimed at TV audio and built-in streaming apps, which is exclusively Dolby these days. The margin at £99 must be wafer thin (hence the lack of DTS support), so I suspect adding a subwoofer output would also cost too much.
 

Clark1983

Active Member
Hopefully, and I really need to get the Sonos Arc in as well.
Please review the Arc by tomorrow... I have the Bang & Olufsen Beosound Stage but I want the Sonos Arc (it’s meant to getting DTS in an update). Love the stage and has great bass but dialogue and atmos are average.
 

Evinger

Distinguished Member

Clark1983

Active Member
A little demanding, don't you think? ;)
Hahaha - I’m Getting the Sonos Saturday - was tempted by the `Bose 900 but gonna stick with the Arc + Sub. Hence why I wanted a review to vindicate my choice!
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Will you be reviewing the Sony HT A9 "soundbar destroyer" as well? It seems to be getting rave reviews on the YouTube.
I'm planning to round-up a few of the key soundbars that I haven't seen yet by the end of the year, subject to being able to source samples of course.
 

Expostie

Standard Member
I was lookin at the Hisense 214 was quite impressed with the review, then just looked on "Which reviews of soundbars 39% rating "A Poor Choice -Avoid" then in the should I buy it section "Absolutely Not""
so really I am at a bit of a loss here. ???
Cheers
Pete
 

bydandie

Active Member
I was lookin at the Hisense 214 was quite impressed with the review, then just looked on "Which reviews of soundbars 39% rating "A Poor Choice -Avoid" then in the should I buy it section "Absolutely Not""
so really I am at a bit of a loss here. ???
Cheers
Pete
Yet to be fair Which likes being an outlier in many reviews ;)
 

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