Sound bars and bass (Philips HTL5110/F7 in my case)
I don't have much experience with sound equipment. I have always owned stock car stereos and relatively cheap boom boxes. Plus I never actually bought a sound system for any of my previous tvs. But now that I got a new TV with rear-facing speakers (Samsung LED UN46EH5000FXZC), I wanted to upgrade my sound experience a bit. I live in a medium apartment so a sound bar seemed like a wise choice. I shopped online and finally settled for a Philips HTL5110/F7 sound bar on Futureshop.ca for $200 CA.
I received the bar in the mail, hooked it up with a optical cable running from my TV and paired the wireless subwoofer. Now, I do find that the sound coming from the bar is ''crisper''. It is easier to understand dialogue (I use OTA programming). However, I also find the bar itself sound a little... tiny. A little metallic maybe. Like not a single low-spectrum sound is actually produced by the bar itself. It seems like all the bass is coming from the subwoofer, and even then, the sub only seems to activate for loud basslines and other sounds of that type.
In a way, I'm feeling I'm missing on a certain range of low sounds. And here's my question : do you think this is normal? Do all sound bars relegate the bass exclusively to their subwoofer? Am I the one to blame? (i.e. is it an acquired taste?)
It's just that I thought the sound bar would greatly upgrade my experience, but as it is now, it is merely a little better (granted, this is a relatively cheap sound bar).
Anyway, any input would be appreciated.