Your general idea regarding soundbars will change when you take a look at the new soundbar from Porsche. Usually, soundbars are thought of as something that is sleek and sits unobtrusively in front of the television. But this one from Porshe is all about getting eyes.
Porsche Design has basically taken an exhaust system from the Porsche 992 GT3 and converted it into a speaker system. And this obtrusively looking soundbar goes by 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro.
At first glance, you can tell that the team really intended the soundbar to stand out from the rest of your setup. But an average-grade sound with unique looks is nothing.
Well, the good news is that the soundbar has what it takes to deliver a good sound-listening experience. The Porsche 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro comes with a 2.1.2 configuration.
That means it can offer stereo front sound with a bass channel and two Dolby Atmos height channels. Although, from the looks, you would expect the sound to come out from the end of the tailpipe.
However, Porsche Design has taken a practical approach in terms of delivering sound. Instead of coming out of the end, the sound will come out of the sides. So, you can say that the tailpipe design is just for looks.
Nonetheless, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro does not stop at the 2.1.2 configuration. The other tech specifications are pretty impressive too.
First of all, the soundbar has support for 4K audio-compatible HDMI ports. That will surely come in handy for a wired connection.
Finally, the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro can sync with other Porsche 911 soundbars. That means you can create a much more robust setup in the future if you plan to get more models from the 911 collection.
Now, the real question is how this soundbar compares with the other soundbars. The Dolby Atmos and 2.1.2 setup of the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro surely put it at a high spectrum.
But if you are looking for a super-powerful audio setup, you would want to go for the other soundbars instead. Consider the Samsung HW-Q990B, for example.
The 11.1.4 channel configuration can deliver an impressive overall performance. In fact, the HW-Q800A from Samsung has a higher position than the Porsche 911 Soundbar Pro 2.0.
However, no matter how good of sound performance the other soundbars offer, they can not simply come close to the 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro when it comes to looks.
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