Bomaker Odine Soundbar Review

The Bomaker Odine soundbar

Why I Choose Bomaker Odine Soundbar

Earlier this year, I picked up a Toptro X1 projector and mounted it on the ceiling of my dining room. The device exceeded my expectations, being able to project bright and clear images onto a 100-inch screen.

Then summer arrived, bringing with it temperatures much higher than comfortable. I responded by turning on various air conditioners and fans. Noise levels rose to the point where it was difficult to hear the pair of five-watt speakers built into the projector.

I decided to grab a cheap Bluetooth-enabled soundbar and plug it into my system. After checking the offers available on Amazon, I ordered the Bomaker Odine Soundbar.

Description

The Bomaker Odine I Soundbar measures 36.5 inches long, 3 inches high and 3.5 inches deep. It mainly consists of black colored plastic with a dark gray cloth-like material covering the front.

The power switch, USB input, volume, Bluetooth, and mode controls are located at the far right of this soundbar. The AC adapter is plugged in here as well as the optical cable.

Three indicator lights and an IR receptor, intended for use with the remote, are placed on the front of this soundbar. Two rear-mounted brackets provide a method of mounting to a wall.

Four 2.5-inch full-range speakers are hidden behind a fabric grille. According to the description provided by Bomaker, this soundbar is powered by a 110W amplifier. I assume they are referring to peak power.

AC adapter

Optical cable

3.5mm to RCA connector

Remote control


Specification

  • Brand: Bomaker
  • Model: Odine 1
  • Soundbar Dimensions: 93 x 7.6 x 8.9 centimeters (36.5 x 3 x 3.5 inches)
  • Power: 55 RMS Watts (Derived from 110W peak)
  • Subwoofer: No
  • Soundbar Speakers: Four 63.5-millimeter (2.5-inch) full-range drivers
  • Inputs: Optical, analog (3.5mm input jack), and Bluetooth
  • Dolby/DTS decoding: No
  • Features: Adjustable sound volume, bass and treble
  • WiFi capable: No
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • S/T: 65db
  • Distortion: < 0.5%
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz~20KHz
  • Accessories: Remote, 3.5 mm Aux to RCA cable, and optical optical cable

Manufacturer

Bomaker is a trademark by Substanbo Innovations Technology Limited of Hong Kong.

Rear View

Visual Appeal

The Bomaker Odine is long, slung low, and has a dark gray fabric grill. It seemed too long and awkward as it was perched on a small table in front of my projector screen.

However, when I finally manage to mount it to the wall just above the screen, it fits perfectly into the d├ęcor of the room.

Connection

This soundbar can be connected using the included optical cable, the included Aux to RCA 3.5mm cable, or Bluetooth. Not equipped for use with HDMI ARC.

This soundbar comes with a set of preinstalled brackets

Bluetooth

My projector can deliver sound via the physical 3.5mm Aux output or via Bluetooth. Since I wanted to place the soundbar next to the screen, I chose the Bluetooth option.

After I plugged the soundbar into power and switched to Bluetooth mode, the corresponding indicator started flashing.

I turned on the projector, selected Bluetooth mode, and waited while searching for compatible devices. After finding Odine, I chose the connect command. Soundbar connected immediately.

From then on, whenever I turned on the soundbar and projector, they would search for each other automatically and then connect.

I was worried that there would be a slight delay between video and audio, but they both work in complete synchrony.

This soundbar comes with a set of preinstalled brackets

Volume and Sound Quality

Projector speakers have sufficient volume at 75 percent, provided there is no background noise. Once I turn on the AC and fan, even 95 percent volume is not sufficient.

With five times the power output of projector speakers, the Bowmaker soundbar effortlessly cuts out background noise. I usually set it at 60 percent, lowering the volume even lower when the fan isn't needed.

I tuned to VELO and watched some videos. The sound quality is much better than projector speakers. In addition, I can use the remote to adjust the bass and treble or increase the volume in the vocal range.

The final test is to play the movie and check the Big Cinema sound. The Bomaker Odine performs reasonably well for a soundbar in its price range but, of course, isn't competitive with my Polk Audio 5.1 system and its 200-watt subwoofer.

All controls and inputs are located at the far right end of the soundbar

Overall impression

The Bomaker Odine performs well when compared to other soundbars in its price range. The power output is more than adequate, and the four 2.5-inch speakers deliver decent sound.

It won't produce the ear-splitting explosions you'd expect when visiting the theater, but if you're looking to significantly improve television sound without spending a fortune, Bomaker Odine is well worth a close look.

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