SonicGear SonicBar BT3500 Review – Powerful Budget Soundbar with Dedicated Subwoofer!

Introduction
120W max total output power! Yes, SonicGear SonicBar BT3500 Soundbar with subwoofer can do so. In addition, it is loaded with Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, built-in media player and digital connections like coaxial & S/PDIF on top of the usual AUX. The usual question – does it sound great? Let’s find out now…

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Package Content & Design
Everything comes well-protected. One taken the soundbar and subwoofer out, you can find remote control, TOSLINK optical cable, stereo 3.5mm audio cable, AUX to RCA cable, power adaptor, AAA batteries screws and user manual in the package. That’s everything you need.

Great build quality for the price. The soundbar itself has metal as housing (with minor plastic parts). And loaded with 4 x 2″ speaker drivers. Having 30W total power output (RMS). Navigation control buttons, LED display, IR receiver and USB port are located in the middle. Great when remote control is not around with you.

At the back, there are AUX line in, coaxial and S/PDIF digital inputs, subwoofer output and DC input for power. The cable is external FM antenna by the way.

Alright, here are the wall holder and anti-skip pad. Available on both and right.

A solid subwoofer with MDF wood as housing. The top part is plastic however. 30W total output power (RMS) too.

The bass reflex port and audio cable at the back.

The 5.25″ bass driver is located at the bottom. And 4 feet to provide stability.

Performance Result
Excellent Bluetooth range! Easily go up to 8m+ with obstacles like wall. In addition, it has virtually no lag between video and audio. That’s great for playing games and watching movie on your smartphone and tablet. FM radio reception is decent thanks to external antenna. Just adjust the antenna to get the best signal. As for built-in media player, it works as expected. Yes, FLAC format is supported on top of the usual MP3. It will start playing songs after plugged in USB flash drive.

Yes, this is the LED indicator in the middle of the soundbar for audio source, sound volume and so on. The remote control is very handy and can reach up to 8m easily. You can control the soundbar while sitting way back from the TV. By the way, there are 6 EQ modes. Just pick the one that suit you. Things to take note… It can’t remember last used audio source, volume level and EQ after power off. So do keep it as standby to save those settings.

Sound Quality
SonicBar BT3500 sound excellent for the price. Period. However, you will hear slightly electric static hiss noise when sitting close to the soundbar. Thankfully, you won’t notice it during music playback and when far from the soundbar.

Digital connections are working great. By the way, you get the cleanest audio quality through digital. As long as your TV and TV Box support them, you are good to go. Of course, other connections are working well as expected too.

As for sound signature, it is balanced. You can also use the remote control to adjust the treble and bass level (-9 to +9) to suit your taste. For my tests, optical connection is being used here so everything is processed by the soundbar itself. Highs are clear and bright. Sharp too thanks to small speaker drivers. For mids, vocals for both male and female sound nice. Clear as usual. Lows are there. Punchy for its size. You can feel its powerful and deep bass in those action scenes. Overall, it is a pleasure to use SonicBar BT3500 for gaming, watching movie and music listening.

Advantages

  • Clear treble with amazing bass
  • Wide Bluetooth range
  • Digital connections support
  • Bluetooth, FM & FLAC/MP3 player support
  • Remote control included
  • Great build quality

Limitations

  • Hiss noise noticeable when close to it
  • Does not remember audio source, other settings

Conclusion
SonicGear SonicBar BT3500 is a budget soundbar with dedicated subwoofer that provides much better sound quality than your TV’s ones. You can also enjoy a lot of features including Bluetooth, FM and FLAC/MP3 player. Interested? Get yours at Shopee or Lazada now.

4 COMMENTS

  1. If this sonicgear bt3500 compare to vinnfier hyperbar 300 btr which is much more better to purchase as your opinion. (sonicgear bt3500 vs vinnfier hyperbar 300btr)

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