The PSBV200BT is a home audio system from Pyle Audio that provides great sound for a small system. Not ‘audiophile’ material, but its great for what it is. An all-in-one audio system with lots of options. FM radio, SD/Flash drives, bluetooth and aux cables (3.5mm) are all on the list. The unit is a self-contained sound system with a woofer in the back. It’s a 300 watt system – it did get distorted when we cranked it up very loud, and it gets very loud.
The PSBV200BT has a 3D sound mode which you can toggle on and off with the remote. It brings out the highs and lows, and feels like the music is really surrounding you. I haven’t seen many speakers that were able to replicate that headphone feel very well (like Bose, who does it amazingly). It’s not on the same level as Bose, but certainly better than what we commonly see.
The all-in-one design comes with a long cord and is easy to move around. A single power button brings it to life. The remote only works if the stereo is manually turned on (or on standby) but not if it’s off. There’s an SD card slot and a USB port which worked fine with the 2gb SD card and the 4gb flash drive I tested it with.
The controls didn’t work properly through Bluetooth. Pausing worked sometimes, but others times it muted the sound on the speaker for 2-3 seconds and went back to playing it. Receiving calls is easy once the device is paired. You can also increase/decrease the call volume with the panel buttons.
Placing is key with any kind of speaker. The sound resonates and changes how we perceive the music. You need to check on the objects the sound will resonate to before you place your speaker(s)/speaker system. A distance of 20 – 30 inches from a wall will allow it to resonate around the room better than if placed against a window.
Pros and Cons
All in all the PSBV200BT is a great all in one sound system. It does not have any output cables to connect more speakers, so you will have to like it as is. The PSBV200BT retails for $131 at Amazon and for $323 at PyleAudio.com