If you glanced at the Soundcore webpage lately, you probably noticed its newest product in a banner: the Soundcore Infini Mini, the first soundbar produced by Soundcore/Anker:
The link leads directly to the Amazon.com product page, where we can see it priced at a very reasonable 80$. Don’t forget the “Mini” in the name, though; it’s a 21" soundbar, and the tagline on the Soundcore webpage reads “for small spaces”. One of the images down at the product info on Amazon even shows it below an iMac.
Still, as we well know by now, sometimes, sizes doesn’t always relates to sound power - to an extent, of course. That said, the cheap soundbar market is an unforgiving one. I’ll quote a recent review made by Gizmodo of another cheap soundbar:
Cheap soundbars are a lot like cheap headphones. Many of them will do the job. Few of them will do it well.
It’s most likely that any soundbar you purchase will sound better than the speakers on your TV - or in your computer. But that’s the easy part.
I never used a soundbar. After looking into several options and comparing them, I purchased a Blu-Ray player with integrated 5.1 drivers, complete with all the speakers. They serve me well as a cheaper option to a proper home theater set - the Blu-Ray player mostly delivers sound these days as it has become rare to go after physical media. Still, for the price I paid, I’m deeply satisfied.
The same can’t be said of some friends who bought soundbars. One of them is very satisfied as well, the others not so much. A quick analysis showed me that the room size and the distance you are from the soundbar makes all the difference. And, no matter how much a soundbar touts a “virtual 5.1 ambient sound”, it’s simply not true.
The Soundcore Infini Mini is still fresh in the market, and I’m curious as how it will be received. The two reviews on Amazon.com as of now get the Infini Mini at 4.5 stars, one Power User having given 4 stars to it mentioning that it struggles in large spaces. The 5 stars review use it on its computer, which is the niche I believe this product will fulfill.
This is a merely informative posting. I have not used the product.