Got this as a Christmas gift less than a year ago. Reception not great for radio, but with other features, not a huge deal. Cd is fine but Bluetooth cuts out after a minute or two. Called customer service, 90 day warranty is up, so I could buy a cord to see if it will work. Although they were pleasant, NO customer help! :( I would buy something else unless you want to throw products in your home.
Purchased yesterday, hooked up as instructed with RCA cables and no sound obtained an aux cable have sound, my complaint is the remote it doesn't work tried numerous time have to select from bar. Being elderly with severe back problems I cannot bend over to adjust the bar as needed. The price was affordable took and chance hoping it would be what I needed. Thinking about sending it back and getting one from Best Buy around the same price.
Everything but the radio seems to be fine. I can get two stations and sometimes I listen to it and it just drops off. No volume at all. I don't know what to say but I wouldn't have bought it if I knew what it would be like.
This small footprint sound bar solved, at least for now, a quandary with my wife and myself. Being a retired Marine and also a professional musician along with being an audiophile, I never settle for substandard audio. My wife has been upset with me for the aesthetics, size and weight of all my discreet audio components and large speaker cabinets that occupy most of the real estate in our living room. This short sound bar was supposed to be my first experiment in scaling down my audio system to appease my wife. Understanding that there is no system that can ever beat the sound of my all vacuum tube audio components, I was pleasantly surprised in the iLive compact 20" sound bar's clarity and full range flat frequency response using the optical input from such small drivers which appear to be somewhere between 2" and 3" in size. There also appears to be 2 oval passive radiators molded into the heavy, dense material plastic cabinet that enhance the mid bass response that make the system sound and feel like a much larger system. I'm now researching and demoing multiple sound bars for a superior future purchase, but will take my time as the iLive compact 20" sound bar's sound quality far exceeds it's low price. The added plus of being able to stream high quality digital music from our smart devices through the iLive compact 20" sound bar via Bluetooth opens up the idea of purchasing one for each room and one for the garage and another for our large enclosed outdoor patio.
This machine is 6 months old exactly and has only been used 3 times (special occasions) and here I am bringing it out for family night it does not work at all! It has been in the box, and I’m so mad bc the theme of family night was kareoke night but there was no kareoke machine. I should’ve read the reviews before my purchase smh.
Very disapointed with product quality. I received the system as a gift and I haven't had it for a year yet and the dvd player doesn't work. The tray will not open and close. It has been finicky ever since I got it. Alot of times the buttons on the system itself don't work, only the remote will. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Great Bluetooth speaker for the money. Tried the Bose5, and this one has more versatility than the Bose. Can listen to voice or music with the touch of a button. Also adapts to your own remotes. Bad thing is only one remote for the power button, but can live with that.
I am very pleased with the iLive soundbar. It has surprisingly good sound and a bass adjustment that really helps give it a full sound. I've had it for 2 years now and have not had any issues. It spends 8 months of the year outside on the covered patio and has not shown any signs of moisture problems.
The detachable satellite speakers really help to expand the coverage area and work well for surround sound. Blue tooth is good and remote works great.
The only issue I have experienced is the left satellite speaker will lose connection and get staticky at times. The charge on the satellites last a good several hours too.
Overall, for the price and quality of sound, I would buy another.