s3nki by May 2021, 12 | 0
This has now been hit hard - AirAux AA-SAR3 soundbar test
Beautiful velvety bass and fine treble at 120 watts.
I’m trying to figure out how many BlitzWolf soundbarts I’m trying out, and if all is true, it’s either the fourth or the fifth. So I've met some before. Of course, there were Xiaomi, Redmi, and some unnamed structures. I've been waiting for the real thing for a while, but now it's finally here. I'll keep it!
The AirAux AA-SAR3 box got a pretty surprising shape, like a big L letter. There is a good reason for this, because in addition to the usual tube (soundbar), we also find a large subwoofer, and this shape was the most economical solution. I like that they save on paper!
In the box, in addition to the speakers, you will find the accessories in a bag. There are dowels and screws for wall mounting, there are also two adhesive spacers for this. There is a description, there is a cable with two RCA on one side and a three and a half jack on the other side. In addition, a remote control drops into our hands, which at first glance has far more buttons than we could get used to with a soundbar.
Exterior and knowledge
Let’s start with the most important, the SAR3 is the most powerful member of the family, with a total power of 120 watts. The soundbar in the package is also available as a separate product called AA-SAR1, and there is also a weaker version of this set that can hold a total of 80 watts. Of course, prices also scale this way, but as you’ll see, even this largest package is surprisingly cheap.
Externally, the soundbar doesn't hold many surprises. Front and top metal grille, rear connectors. Regarding the latter, it is important to mention that the manufacturer also thought of those who want to mount the speaker on a wall, so the connectors are recessed, do not interfere with the equipment.
Wall mounting may be due to the fact that the USB connector into which a flash drive can be inserted is not located at the back, but at the end of the tube, so that an external drive can be screwed on. Significantly, the tube is a little longer than the Blitzwolf soundbars I’ve ever had, at 860 millimeters long (76 millimeters high and 78 millimeters deep).
A 43-inch Xiaomi is a bit a bit narrower than my TV, but I know many say the 43-inch is no longer a TV but a monitor.
The subwoofer is 420 millimeters high and 250 millimeters wide and 115 millimeters wide. Think about it too, if you want to buy it, it will have to be placed somewhere. Also think about the fact that the subwoofer needs to be connected to the soundbar with a cable, it can be about 3 meters, so if you don’t want to plug it in, you have to find a place for it near the tv.
Unfortunately, we don't know anything about the structure of the soundbar. Respectively, two active radiators are included, they are 30 watts each and the diaphragm is 2,75 inches. It is likely that there is also a passive speaker for bass, because as I wrote, you can get this without a subwoofer, it would be pretty crappy if it weren't deep in it.
I've already written about the size of the subwoofer, but not about the fact that it's also 60 watts, so it comes out with 120 watts of total power. The speaker diaphragm is 5,25 inches, or ~ 13,5 inches. This is not bad, but the effect is enhanced by the fact that we find a reflex opening at the bottom of the front panel that moves the air towards the room.
It’s still worth knowing about the subwoofer that its box is made of wood, so we’re not expected to get any hurtful resonance.
This chapter also includes the remote control. As I wrote a surprising amount of buttons on it, which means we can set quite a lot of things. On the other hand, we can hardly find any buttons on the speaker, which is good, because I've never used them before (on projectors I've used before), I've always used a remote control, so a lot of buttons are a little unnecessary. I don't mind being left behind.
Come on, let's get back to the remote.
In addition to the usual power, volume, and input select buttons, there are + and - buttons for treble and bass. There are four more buttons to choose from preset soundscapes that listen to music, cinema, text and 3D.
So much for knowledge, let's see how it sounds!
Well, as I wrote, I already had a few soundbars, and maybe two of them I found unacceptable. The others, depending on the price, brought them more with less success for what we put them on, meaning they sounded better or occasionally much better than the TV’s built-in speakers.
Blitzwolf already had a subwoofer set, I really wanted to, but I didn’t slip off it with ease. When I finally decided to place an order I could no longer receive it. So I was very happy for him when the members of the SAR family showed up. I only had more pleasure than that when I read the first tests and the experience was clearly good.
I bought it, arrived, unpacked it, and set it up next to and under the TV.
The location of the speakers is pretty much given, as we place the tube under / in front of the TV, the subwoofer on either side, or if there is space next to the TV cabinet, there. The placement of the subwoofer, especially the placement of this form, does not require skill. The bass has no direction, there is no right and left here, we can do where we want. Maybe it's just that the front faces the room.
There may be only one thing to avoid when placing the subwoofer, not to push the speaker against the wall.
I didn't have a cable, both my TV and SAR3 use Bluetooth 5.0, so the delay is very small, so there will be no annoying slip between the mouth movement and the speech sound coming from the speaker. At least I don't feel that way, if you do, it's no problem, there are cable options.
You can use an analog cable (included in the package), you can also use an optical cable or an HDMI cable. This is marked ARC, which means that there will be a two-way data connection between the speaker and the TV.
So, how is it?
Short? Well! A little longer? Very good!
I have the bass set to +1, the treble to +2, so I like the sound. Of course you can set it differently, it depends on how big your room is, how far the wall is, etc. etc. etc. Interestingly (I was really surprised by this) even pre-programmed audio images can be used and benefit the set. For me, 3D didn’t come in so much, but the rest is downright good!
Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like that set is of course 2.1, which means we get some surround sound from it,.
The sound of the stuff is surprisingly pleasant. I have to say that this was a big hit. It stays clean even at high volume, but for me it’s really max. to the third you like it, at least for listening to music. Let’s just say I’m not used to roaring music, I’m more of that immersive type.
The 120 watts total power gives you a way to get clear sounds at normal volume. The deep is perfect at this time. It’s not brummog, it’s not banging, but it sounds beautiful, velvety. I can’t really describe it any other way, so it’s nothing scratchy, almost caressing.
The mid range is also okay, if I really want to tie it into something, maybe it would be that they could have put two dedicated tweeters in the soundbar, I think the bomb would be good stuff. It’s not like it sounds so bad, it’s just that readers expect me not to always just write good, so I need something bad too.
Needless to say, the stuff sounds perfect even in movies. It has a dynamic, strong voice, but the clarity remains. You don’t feel the straining of the speakers in the background, you don’t want the diaphragms to tear out of place, so it’s all in one.
One more thing that can be important for listening to music. I do have a larger pair of speakers and an amplifier for this purpose, but if you don't have one, you'll be happy to be able to play the lossless FLAC format from a flash drive, and you may want to use it on this set, because there's a difference. there is a crap compared to a compressed MP3!
The only thing is that BlitzWolf, or so to speak, AirAux has really hit this package. If you’re really hollow-eared, you’re certainly not included in your target audience, but those who are really hollow-eared are a pretty narrow group, say 1-2 percent of people.
If you’re in the remaining 98-99 percent, I promise you’ll be surprised to hear the sound of this set. It sounds nice, clean, but if you live in a panel and you want to joke with your neighbor, that’s good too, you just have to turn up the volume and you can jump out of your panties (or your pants, who wears what).
The thing, of course, would not be convincing if it were expensive, because a lot of money is not an art to do good. Well, the AirAux Sar3 is not expensive at all. With the coupon code BGSAR31, from the Czech warehouse without customs clearance, you can now add it to your cart for HUF 37 during the pre-Christmas shopping fever: