• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Buffalo

    While the upper-end clarity of these speakers wasn't horrible, which is why I gave it two stars; however, it severely lacked any bass. I tried to find a stand-alone sub-woofer, but had no luck, so I had to return the Tango Bar. Too bad because it really fit perfectly under my iMac.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, sounds...eh.

    • Written by from Palisades Park

    I am by no means an audio snob, and I don't need stereo speakers that rock the house because I mostly use them when sitting at my computer. So I figured the XtremeMac Tango Bar would be plenty good.

    WRONG.

    But let me first talk about the look. It's fantastic. The Tango Bar matches my iMac perfectly. It sits right below the screen, reducing clutter and unnecessary wires. That's the good news.

    Now on to the sound. It lacks bass. The midtones are fine, but I;m used to the full sound of Harmon Sound Sticks. The Tango has an output for a subwoofer, but I haven't found one that makes this an economical option. Besides, if you're adding a subwoofer it kind of defeats the purpose of the clean, all-in-one look of the Tango. You're better off getting Sound Sticks.

    If you just need a nice looking speaker that improves the sound on your computer, the Tango is fine. But if you want good sound, skip this and get the Sound Sticks. Dealing with the wires and subwoofer is worth it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tango Bar Superb

    • Written by from Mankato

    Having trouble with Bluetooth speakers? I did. Bought several versions (portable and stay-at-home). Had nothing but trouble getting them to work smoothly with the MacBook Pro system. Sent them all back. The handsome XtremeMac Tango Bar USB speakers just arrived (much discounted from the retail listed here) and I couldn’t be happier! Smooth integration, sounds fantastic for 10W (really like twice that). Plenty of bass in iTunes and no distortion even using the preamp. VERY LOUD in a large living room if you want and carries well even at low volumes. Used it with Safari (Internet radio), iTunes (playing Brahms cello sonatas), and Garage Band, with excellent fidelity in the latter playing electric guitar, concert piano, and synthesizers of all kinds, input from my external Behringer keyboard. This is the best laptop speaker deal for the money, believe me! Praise to Imation Corporation for this superb piece of needed technology.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Actually Pretty Good for the money.

    • Written by from Irving

    I saw this in the Apple store did some reading, found mostly positive reviews and thought I've give this cool unit a shot. I was pleased with the quality of the sound for basic video editing. The cool design works nice with the Mac's and fits nicely under most monitors, I have a older 30 cinema display, I pushed it way back to the base so I could use the front of the base stand for a card reader.

    A few words on set-up:

    The usb cable mounted to the unit is really short and designed to be plugged into the back of the monitor, when I did this I got this ugly feedback from the speakers. Not a big problem but it did require a trip the local electronics store to pick up a usb extension cable about $5.00. NOTE: The usb cable must be plugged into the computer not a wall socket as I found after a bit work. I found an open usb port in the back of my Mac tower did the trick and keep the cords out of sight.

    Overall a nice unit for my needs and not a bad price at all.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for what it does...industrial design is a winner...note on Windows

    • Written by from Bryn Mawr

    I've had two Tango Bars for a couple of years...very highly recommended!
    I was prompted to finally write today because I repurposed one to a Windows 8 machine (I know how evil that is, but it is a Sony Tap 20, and don't dump on it till you try it...on the other hand, DUMP AWAY ON WINDOWS 8/METRO/DESKTOP and all that stupidity...)
    My only suggestion in using USB speakers in WINDOWS: if you get cutting out at high volumes, use a powered USB hub...usually the cutting out is because high volumes require more power...good to know when you want to get loud!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Houghton Regis

    Looked forward to receiving the sound bar but when I received it the sound was poor. Not much base and the sound was distorted. Now I need to spend money on a sub woofer but having trouble finding one that plugs into the sound bar.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    XtremeMac Tango Bar

    • Written by from Eindhoven

    I was sceptic about the performance of the Sound Bar.
    But as i received the package i was astonished about the dimensions and the weight.
    It felt like a professional equipment.
    As i connected it to my Mac the astoneshment was even greater.
    It was far beyond my expectations.There was a great bass sound .The overall performance was perfect.I enjoy listening to my iTunes music.And the look is very positive it fits perfect with my Mac.
    My overall judgement is "excellent".A recommandation to Mac users.You must have this! It is worth its money!

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Marmora

    looks good, the volume is easy to use, but ...
    The headphone jack is in the back (like the iMac, poorly placed) the volume is greater than the iMac's but I was really hoping for crisp rich sound quality. It just don't got it. I wish I had splurged for the B&W's. :(

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite there yet

    • Written by from West Bend

    +Great aesthetic design
    +Easy setup with simple USB connection
    +Intuitively located controls
    +Built-in sub-woofer port

    -Tinny & harsh sounding speakers (no bass or depth)
    -Not an improvement over the built-in iMac speakers
    -No companion sub-woofer available with this product

    Based on the clean look and simple USB design, we wanted these to work for us!! However in the end the JBL Duet 2.0 and Bose Companion 2 which are similarly priced provide a much richer sound!

    84 of 90 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Whitehouse Station

    I purchased the Tango Bar and was pleasantly surprised with the sound quality. It goes perfectly with the Apple 27" LED Display in which it utilizes otherwise wasted space under the monitor. The simplistic design goes well with all Apple products. With only one cable going into an unused USB Port, the Tango Bar minimizes the clutter of having multiple speakers and wires. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars was because the $100.00 price tag is rather expensive and the Bass is minimal. Hope this review helps.

    87 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lots of sound

    • Written by from Toronto

    very powerful sound out of a USB speaker. Fits perfectly with the iMac.

    102 of 114 people found this useful