Sharp has released two new Dolby Atmos-capable soundbars, also with a reasonably nice price tag.
With Dolby Atmos, many think of an arsenal of speakers. Not everyone is really willing to do that. That is why the sound bar enjoys immense popularity. The compact bar with speakers gives almost any TV a big boost in sound quality. And the developments around sound bars are obviously not at a hold… Sharp has released two new ones, both of which support Dolby Atomos. But without the extra speakers around you.
With or without up facing speakers
First there is the Sharp HT-SBW800, with a price tag of just under €400. This is a 5.1.2-channel soundbar with a total power of 570 Watt. In order to control the height channel, speakers in the bar are directed upwards. Together with the side speakers they should provide a real surround experience. You also get a wireless subwoofer for a solid bass.
The cheaper (just under €300) Sharp HT-SBW460 delivers a total maximum power of 440 Watts. This time it’s a 3.1-channel setup, with the speakers facing up missing. Instead, some heavy-duty calculations are pulled out of the cabinet to give you an altitude experience. Again, you get a wireless sub. Both Sharp soundbars also support Bluetooth, 2 4K HDMI inputs and 1 4K HDMI out, coax in and USB in.