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CNET First Look
Sharp HT-SB602 a match for huge TVsThe Sharp HT-SB602 offers a decent feature-set and high-energy movie sound but a "cheap"-feeling subwoofer and poor musical replay means it's outclassed by rivals.
[MUSIC] If you're someone who likes to keep everything AV related to the one brand and you have a Sharp TV then you may have been eyeing this soundbar. The Sharp HT-SB602 is a stereo soundbar with a wireless subwoofer and it retails for $399. The cosmetics will suit sharp TVs with its gun-metal color scheme and attractive metallic drivers. Be aware that this is a 54 inch wide unit and will look weird with TVs less than 60 inches in screen size. While the main unit is attractive, the subwoofer is a little bit ugly, and not quite up to the standard of other models at the price. The 602 feature dual HDMI connectivity with both Dolby and DTS decoding. Bluetooth with NFC pairing, and an optical input. Like most sound boxes are designed predominately for movie listening with an exciting sound and crisp dialog. It's only stereo [UNKNOWN] won't get sound effects from this unit. While movies sound great, music really suffers. For the civil inequality that makes tiring to listen to for very long. Turning down the treble helps a little bit. But it isn't as balanced sounding as competitors like the Yamaha YAS203. While it will suit your new Sharp TV, and is pretty good with movies, there are better models for the money. [MUSIC] This is [UNKNOWN] for cnet.com.