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Dell NCW95 MN008 USB Computer Soundbar AC511 by Review Summary ,  Sep 3, 2015

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Dell NCW95 MN008 USB Computer Soundbar AC511
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 171 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 1.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.7   above average
Price4.5   average
Speaker4.4   above average
Sound4.2   average
Monitor4.0   average
Quality3.4   below average
USB3.3   below average
Headphone2.5   mediocre


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Connector

Connector:
"The only problem I had was when I used the headphone jack."
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"The sound bar's headphone jack does not play well with the mic portion of headphone jacks apparently."
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"As others have mentioned, the headphone jack is terrible."
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"The headphone jack is also a plus (but it would be even better if a mic jack were included as well)."
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"I was somewhat worried about this sound bar because some of the negative reviews spoke of buzzing and non-functioning headphone jacks."
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"Compact form factor with easily accessible controls and audio jacks."
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"First, 2 major complaints that lower this from a 5 star to a 3 star review.1) The audio jack on the speaker isn't just terrible, but complete unusable on 2 out of 3 headphone I tested."
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"The sound bar works reasonably well, but the headphone jack produces a hollow and unbalanced sound through some high-end headphones."
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Fit

Fit:
"On the downside, they don't fit well with my Dell monitor stand and the headphone sound quality is lacking."
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"Perfect fit for my Dell U2415 monitor."
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"+ Good speaker for the manufacturer monitor+ Fits well+ Easy to install+ Desk space saver+ Volume control+ Headphone out+ Silences the speaker when headphone plugs in- No mic built in"
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"The sound is good, the design is excellent and fits perfectly with my Dell monitor."
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"This soundbar perfectly fit my desire to compact my desktop footprint and reduce energy use by not powering external speakers subwoofer."
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"Great price, fits perfect, sounds good"
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Headphone

Headphone:
"I was somewhat worried about this sound bar because some of the negative reviews spoke of buzzing and non-functioning headphone jacks."
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"The only problem I had was when I used the headphone jack."
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"The sound bar's headphone jack does not play well with the mic portion of headphone jacks apparently."
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"As others have mentioned, the headphone jack is terrible."
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"On the downside, they don't fit well with my Dell monitor stand and the headphone sound quality is lacking."
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"I was somewhat worried about this sound bar because some of the negative reviews spoke of buzzing and non-functioning headphone jacks."
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"To get good sound from headphones with mic, I have to use a 3.5 mm extension cable or not push the jack in all the way."
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"First, 2 major complaints that lower this from a 5 star to a 3 star review.1) The audio jack on the speaker isn't just terrible, but complete unusable on 2 out of 3 headphone I tested."
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"I can't tell if the port on the sound bar is defective (my headphones work well plugged in any other way) or if Dell intends it to sound this way."
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"The sound bar works reasonably well, but the headphone jack produces a hollow and unbalanced sound through some high-end headphones."
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Monitor

Monitor:
"There is no particular advantage to purchasing this unless you have a DELL monitor which it is specifically designed to fit, and you are not interested in playing music or listening to videos at anything other than a low to low-medium volume level."
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"if you plan on using this with a pc, you may not have any of the problems i've had, and it could be a great addition to your monitor setup."
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"The installation was fairly straightforward, although it did take a few attempts to get the tabs to slide into the monitor just right, and the USB connection was truly plug-n-play."
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"Maybe Dell doesn't recommend placing their monitors on top of their PCs."
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"The other annoying thing about this device is that it requires you to use the monitor as a USB hub."
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"The hub in the Dell monitor is powered, and the AC to DC converter must not be the best quality."
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"This sound bar looks nice and sits happily below my dell monitor."
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"You really can't go wrong with it considering the price and if you have a Dell Monitor."
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"It sounds surprisingly good for $20 and looks good underneath the monitor."
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"I have a number of devices I would like to have been able to connect via HDMI or display port, but the ability for the monitor to easily switch video sources is torpedoed by the inability to switch audio sources."
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"Mounts nicely on compatible Dell monitor, good sound for the size, a great and inexpensive solution or poor quality or no monitor speakers."
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Price

Price:
"Quality of the sound is not so great but ok for the price."
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"Sound is ok. Not great, but it was fairly cheap."
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"Would have liked a little better bass response, but nice, clean sound for the money."
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"Great price."
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"This is very good quality for the price."
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"You really can't go wrong with it considering the price and if you have a Dell Monitor."
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"Good sound and quality for the money."
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Quality

Quality:
"Quality of the sound is not so great but ok for the price."
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"I guess I should have expected as much for a $10 speaker, but the sound quality is pretty crappy - it reminds me of a child's boom box I had in 1991 or so."
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"Not the greatest sound quality, but it will suffice."
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"The sound quality is good, not great."
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"The hub in the Dell monitor is powered, and the AC to DC converter must not be the best quality."
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"The sound bar looks very good and fits the monitor well, but the sound quality is quite disappointing, it has static white noise when nothing is coming through it from time to time, which is quite annoying"
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"This is very good quality for the price."
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"Good sound and quality for the money."
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"Mounts nicely on compatible Dell monitor, good sound for the size, a great and inexpensive solution or poor quality or no monitor speakers."
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"sound quality is good and clear, with adequate response for a tiny soundbar."
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"I guess I should have expected as much for a $10 speaker, but the sound quality is pretty crappy - it reminds me of a child's boom box I had in 1991 or so."
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Sound

Sound:
"My only real complaint is that since its a stand alone sound system you cant really fine tune how loud or soft it is."
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"Quality of the sound is not so great but ok for the price."
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"I guess I should have expected as much for a $10 speaker, but the sound quality is pretty crappy - it reminds me of a child's boom box I had in 1991 or so."
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"I was somewhat worried about this sound bar because some of the negative reviews spoke of buzzing and non-functioning headphone jacks."
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"The only negative for me is that it controls the Windows sound level directly - so turning the built-in knob is the same as dragging the soundslider from your task bar."
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"Not the greatest sound quality, but it will suffice."
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"Would have liked a little better bass response, but nice, clean sound for the money."
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"I like it, it sounds pretty good for its size, and it is nice to be able to tuck in under the screen out of the way."
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"This sound bar looks nice and sits happily below my dell monitor."
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"Good sound and quality for the money."
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"It sounds surprisingly good for $20 and looks good underneath the monitor."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"(Better than $20 computer speakers, not as good as $50+ ones."
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"I guess I should have expected as much for a $10 speaker, but the sound quality is pretty crappy - it reminds me of a child's boom box I had in 1991 or so."
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"For less than $25, this speaker does the job but not particularly well."
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"There are a couple of posts on the Dell forum sites with people complaining that these speakers don't work at all, or have static."
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"This is not for folks that want great sound out of their computer speakers."
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"However, I do think it could be great to use as portable speaker for anyone on the go but I won't be using it for my home computer."
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"+ Good speaker for the manufacturer monitor+ Fits well+ Easy to install+ Desk space saver+ Volume control+ Headphone out+ Silences the speaker when headphone plugs in- No mic built in"
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"It looks amazing.. like the monitor was built for this speaker."
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"I guess I should have expected as much for a $10 speaker, but the sound quality is pretty crappy - it reminds me of a child's boom box I had in 1991 or so."
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USB

USB:
"Unfortunately, while the product description says it's USB Powered, it doesn't adequately explain that it also ~requires~ USB audio input, rendering the combination useless as an HDMI video audio device."
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"I like that the speaker connects via USB but I think the non-detachable USB cable is inconvenient because it's too long which makes it difficult to hide."
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"I am completely satisfied with my purchase of Dell AC511 USB Wired SoundBar."
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"Dell AC511 USB Soundbar Works Well."
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"The Dell monitor is fantastic and comes with the built in USB hub and this soundbar completes the picture for me."
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"The speaker is very easy to hook up, just one usb cable, and that's it."
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"This Dell soundbar is the best you can hope for from a USB driven stereo speaker."
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