The Philips TAB7305 soundbar comes in a two-part configuration, with a dedicated woofer. It also comes with a number of ways to adjust the sound to your liking, bold looks, and a range of input modes. However, would we pay Rs 16,990 for it? Maybe yes, and here’s why.
What the Philips TAB7305 achieves is a number of things. The first of these, which is noticeable right out of the L-shaped box it comes in, is the angular parallelogram-shaped design, something that transmits from the soundbar to the remote. These sleek looks help the soundbar retain its own identity, instead of fading away and becoming just an extension of your TV.
The sound is unsurprisingly good and you can get crisp dialogue as well as muffled music from the soundbar-subwoofer combination. They also connect wirelessly to each other, leaving you with just one cable to worry about the subwoofer. There is also a bracket for wall mounting like most soundbars and you have a mounting setup included in the box.
Individual volume controls for the sound bar and subwoofer on the remote make it easy to adjust the sound to personal preference. Switching between a bass-rich output for a hip-hop marathon or a more vocal-focused output for the next episode of your favorite show is as easy as cranking up / down the volume on the soundbar and subwoofer. separately.
There’s also a dedicated button on the remote that lets you switch between four presets, two set for bass and two for treble.
For those of you who don’t want to use the dedicated remote, there’s also an HDMI ARC port on the back. The capacitive controls at the top right of the soundbar are also a nice touch, although you might not use them much.
It’s also a 300W sound system (160W soundbar, 140W subwoofer) and offers plenty of power for everything from your computer table to a proper home theater setup (that’s there it would really shine). The 2.1-channel soundbar also supports Dolby Audio.
The connectivity options are good and users can choose from AUX, HDMI ARC, Bluetooth, USB, and an optical port. Bluetooth connectivity is also pretty reliable, and there’s no drop as long as you’re within range.
There is nothing that the soundbar is wrong. If we were to nit-pick, however, a little display indicator besides the four-part LEDs would have been nice and more useful than the guesswork you have to do with the lights.
Verdict: Should you get the Philips TAB7305?
At the price you pay, you get good sound, 300W output, great design, plenty of ports, and a handy remote control. This is a solid buy and a great addition to most settings if it fits your budget. Best of all, if you make the purchase during the holiday season, you might even be able to save more money.