The FRESHeBAR Leather Soundbar packs powerful audio into a stylish package - now 56% off


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Maybe it was the mention of leather, but I first read that as FLESHeBAR.



When I think of high fidelity, I think of cattle.

Is there a vegan version?


I know my own needs. And what I need from a soundbar is the luxury of soft Corinthian leather.


Oh, thanks goodness. I thought it was just me. I mean, it does have flesh on it.


So, did home audio greatly improve in sound quality recently? Or is that just some ad copy nonsense? Haven’t heard about this at all.


Only if you use properly broken in $10,000 artisinal-grade free-range vegan interconnects with it.


Well, turntables and tube amps are back. And while most people agree that Monster Cables are a scam, we now know that the skinny Radio Shack speaker wire we all used in the 70s is best replaced by something thicker. I don’t know what that has to do with bluetooth.


decent review for anyone interested:

from the review:
“on a scale of 1 to 10, this is a win.”


The problem is, “a win” is an irrational number between 3 and 4.


So essentially no, just ad copy nonsense. Figures.


They’re great for the [puts on sunglasses] low notes.


Sound appears to have been a bit left behind in the recent waves of innovation in home entertainment. We stream at not great quality into “soundbars” which, while expensive, are not as good as a nice pair of speakers and a decent amp costing far less. They are smaller though I suppose.

When I’ve tried them out the sound quality I would most associate with them is “muddiness”.

A bit like the Beats 'phones everyone seems to carry, They do give a lot of bass, but I found cheap cans I had to hand outperform them. (Sennheiser PX 100s - cost me €30ish and were my everyday carry until the children destroyed them).


That guy’s great


Well, to be fair this soundbar is selling for only $110; you’d be hard pressed to find a good speaker/amp combo for that. You can get a pretty impressive T-amp for around $75 - this soundbar probably has a Lepai-type $20 T-amp inside - but good speakers are tough at the price point, especially small ones, outside of thrift shop/garage sale finds.


Good point, by high priced I wasn’t really thinking of this but rather fairly high priced ones!

I don’t know whether pretty cheap sound bars sound better than pretty cheap amp/ speaker combos. I have no reason to think they do.


Here’s my review based just on the picture.

It’s a piece of plastic crap with a bit of leather on it and it sounds like crap.


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