Intex Sound Bar Home Theatre System
Price: Rs 12,999
At first sight we thought that it was the Bose Cinemate SR1. But the Intex logo is too glaring to miss. Yes, this is the Sound Bar Marvel 250. Thankfully, the Marvel 250 is easy to plug in and there is nothing here to confuse the user. Plug in the audio output from your TV or DVD player directly into the sleek Soundbar and you are ready to go. This ease of use is because the system is equipped with instant Low Power Radio (LPR) based wireless interface at 2.4GHz to link the largish sub woofer with the channel bar.
The sound is crystal clear and you can use the remote to really pump up the bass or tune the treble. There are four control buttons on the top of the bar, while the remote has three sound modes - normal, music and movie. So, we had no complaints at all with the sound. However, the ease of use means your connectivity options are limited. No, you can't plug in USB or even your iPod or other sources, which thought was a big killjoy. Intex could have at least added Bluetooth connectivity. At a time when you have media on multiple devices, this kind of interoperability has to be a necessity not a luxury. Still, the Sound Bar Marvel 250 is a reasonably priced option to augment the audio for your large-screen TV, especially if you don't have the money or space for a fullblown home theatre system.
BAG IT OR JUNK IT? High on sound quality, low on options.