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Soundcore Infini Pro Review

This model delivers with an easy setup and plenty of volume but lacks top-tier audio and customization
Soundcore Infini Pro
Credit: Soundcore
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Price:   $219 List | $219.00 at Amazon
Pros:  Dolby Atmos support, easy to set up, Bluetooth connection
Cons:  Not the best sound quality, not voice assistant compatible
Manufacturer:   Soundcore
By Michelle Powell and Matt Bento  ⋅  Nov 11, 2021
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RANKED
#9 of 11
  • Sound Quality - 45% 3.9
  • Ease of Use - 35% 6.6
  • Volume - 15% 8
  • Style/Design - 5% 4.9

Our Verdict

Competition is stiff among the less expensive soundbars and the Soundcore Infini Pro brings a few compelling features to the table, including Dolby Atmos. This model is very easy to set up and can double as your primary speaker for music thanks to its Bluetooth capabilities. No patience for a complicated setup process? You won't have to worry with the Infini Pro, as we had it out of the box and ready to go in about 5 minutes. While we appreciate how easy this model is to use, we do wish there were more sound customization options available.

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Pros Dolby Atmos support, easy to set up, Bluetooth connectionGreat sound for the price, bluetooth, external subwooferEasy setup, great price tag, subwoofer includedCompact footprint, simple setup, versatile physical inputsLow price, includes subwoofer
Cons Not the best sound quality, not voice assistant compatibleNo wifi connection, no EQ controlsNot the best overall sound qualityNo smart features, minimal EQ customizationNo HDMI connection, weak low end
Bottom Line This model delivers with an easy setup and plenty of volume but lacks top-tier audio and customizationThis is the best sounding entry-level soundbar, and the loudest model we testedThis soundbar is loaded with great features and has an enormous sound, making it an exceptionally good valueThis soundbar sounds great for its size, but can't hold a candle to higher-end modelsThis model is affordable and fairly easy to set up, though there are similarly priced options that deliver much better sound quality and advanced connectivity
Rating Categories Soundcore Infini Pro Sony HT-S350 Vizio V-Series 2.1... Bose TV Speaker Samsung HW-A450/ZA...
Sound Quality (45%)
3.9
7.1
5.6
5.6
4.1
Ease Of Use (35%)
6.6
5.8
6.9
5.9
5.0
Volume (15%)
8.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Style Design (5%)
4.9
6.8
5.4
9.0
4.0
Specs Soundcore Infini Pro Sony HT-S350 Vizio V-Series 2.1... Bose TV Speaker Samsung HW-A450/ZA...
Dimensions 2.4" x 36.6" x 4.7" Bar: 2.6" x 35.5" x 3.5"
Sub: 15.4" x 7.5" x 15.13"
Bar: 2.28" x 36.00" x 3.20"
Sub: 9.9" x 8.25" x 8.25"
Bar: 2.6" x 35.5" x 3.5"
Sub: 15.4" x 7.5" x 15.13""
Bar: 2.1" x 33.9" x 2.9"
Sub: 13.5" x 7.1" x 10.7"
External Subwoofer No (optional) Yes Yes No (optional) Yes
Inputs (wired) Digital audio in (optical), HDMI (ARC), HDMI in, 3.5mm AUX, USB Digitcal audio in (optical), HDMI (ARC) Digital audio in (optical), HDMI (ARC), 3.5mm AUX VA, 3.5mm AUX, USB Digital audio in (optical), HDMI (ARC), 3.5mm AUX Digital audio in (optical), USB
Supported Audio File Formats Dolmy Atmos Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono, LPCM 2ch DTS Dolby Dolby 2ch, DTS 2ch
WiFi-enabled Yes No No No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Assistants n/a n/a None, but has a dedicated 3.5mm AUX port to connect a VA device n/a n/a
App Soundcore n/a n/a n/a n/a
Remote control? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Max Volume 95dB 102dB 95dB 91dB 91dB
Syncs with: None None None Bose Simplesync enabled speakers Samsung Wireless Surround Rear Speakers

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Soundcore Infini Pro is a mid-priced model that offers Dolby Atmos, an array of connection options, and has a truly plug and play setup. It's a massive improvement on any TV speakers, though none of our testers are impressed it the overall sound quality, especially when compared to the less expensive options.

Performance Comparison


The Infini Pro can play Dolby Atmos content, but in this case, the...
The Infini Pro can play Dolby Atmos content, but in this case, the results are underwhelming.
Credit: Laura Casner

Sound Quality


This soundbar combines a pair of forward-facing drivers and tweeters with two skyward facing subwoofers to take advantage of the Dolby Atmos tech. The result is fairly underwhelming, as we had trouble discerning the height differences provided by Atmos. Atmos uses feedback from the speaker to assess the shape and size of your room, projecting sounds in a way that you can discern them coming from above or below. For soundbars, this adds a level of immersiveness not previously experienced from a single set of speakers from one point in front of the listener. This is apparent in higher-end Atmos capable soundbars, but unfortunately, the effect is minimal in the case of the Soundcore Infini Pro. Also, keep in mind that your streaming service must be able to provide the Atmos format and offer content that supports Atmos.

This soundbar took our testers about 5 minutes to connect to our TV...
This soundbar took our testers about 5 minutes to connect to our TV and have it ready for watching movies.
Credit: Laura Casner

Ease of Use


If your television has an HDMI connection, then all you need to do is plug in this soundbar with the included HDMI cable and let it rip. Ditto if you only have an optical connection. The Infini Pro is a true plug-and-play device so if customization or navigating menus isn't your thing, you've got nothing to worry about. It can also play music off your phone Via Bluetooth as any wireless speaker does. This model includes a small remote, and an app is available with the same functions as the remote.

If you lose the remote, the app has all the same functions.
If you lose the remote, the app has all the same functions.
Credit: Laura Casner

On the bar itself are controls for ​​power, input, Bluetooth, volume, though there aren't any indicator lights on the front, so your ears will have to confirm what you are inputting with the remote. Some folks will appreciate the absence of blinking indicators, but we find them quite useful when initially using a soundbar.

Sound Customization


While this soundbar is nice and easy to set up, there are few customization options for folks looking to optimize their sound. The included presets are movie, music, voice, and surround sound, plus an option to increase the bass level.

Volume


While we observed a max volume reading of 95 dBa, the highs sound harsh, almost at the edge of break up at higher volumes. The small, built-in subwoofers add body to the whole package, but can't move air like a dedicated subwoofer, causing this soundbar to sound thin and less immersive than models with additional woofers.

On a more positive note, the Infini Pro has a decent voice setting that will bring out dialogue without increasing the overall volume. This is very useful anytime you need to watch action movies at lower volumes.

Design/Style


This model uses a cloth mesh wrap to protect the internal hardware without inhibiting sound projection. It has the classic speaker look but comes with the usual challenges of keeping the mesh clean and lint-free and protecting it from tearing. The Infini Pro can be mounted on the wall to keep it safe and out of the way.

A cloth-mesh covering houses 2 drivers, 2 tweeters, and two...
A cloth-mesh covering houses 2 drivers, 2 tweeters, and two upward-facing subwwofers.
Credit: Laura Casner

Value


The Infini Pro is priced to compete with models from Yamaha and Samsung, and after some hair-splitting test sessions, it scores better, so it represents a better value. It still isn't our favorite budget-friendly option, though.

This is one of the few soundbars we tested with 2 HDMI ports...
This is one of the few soundbars we tested with 2 HDMI ports, allowing you to connect a Blu-ray player or gaming system directly to the soundbar.
Credit: Laura Casner

Conclusion


It's great to see relatively new technologies like Dolby Atmos making their way into inexpensive soundbars. Even if the execution isn't perfect, it makes for a more immersive experience, which is impressive coming from one set of speakers sitting twelve feet in front of the viewer.

Michelle Powell and Matt Bento

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