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LG's connected sound bar impressesThe LG Music Flow LAS751M is a dynamite package with cutting-edge features, sophisticated performance and a great price.
It seems like the 2010s have been a boon to budget hunt cinema, with some excellent low price gear coming out in recent years, led by companies such as Pioneer, Visio, and Sony. With the LAS751M Music Flow Sound Bar, LG has entered this illustrious group. This is a product that looks great, sounds great, and offers an unexpected wealth of features for the money. At around 400 bucks, you are lucky to find a sound bar that even supports Bluetooth. Not only does this LG have Bluetooth but is also boasts internet connectivity. With this speaker comes LG's multi room system Music Flow. It allows you to stream music from your phone, your network, or from services such as Pandora and Spotify. The system has HDMI in and out, but it does lack an on-screen display. Many functions are, instead, controlled with the remote or with the music flow app. While this is a 4.1 channel system, with two fronts, two pseudo surrounds, and wireless subwoofer. You can also add two wireless H3 speakers as dedicated surrounds. Given the number of features it has and how slim the unit is, we were kinda blown away by the sound quality. It's not cupped, muffled, or boomy. It's very open and detailed sounding. And it also sounds really good with both music and movies, which is kind of rare. Sure, dedicated speakers and a receiver will give you more sonic warp, but at this price there's no other product that can match its mix of features and performance. The LAS 751 n music player Samba is therefore highly recommended. This is Ty Pennelbry for Cnet.com.