"The feature range includes many things that were sorely missed on Teufel soundbars: HDMI wiring, Bluetooth, and NFC are all included along with Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. The Cinebar 11 even has a virtual surround sound program.
The connection possibilities are comprised of an HDMI input, an HDMI output, an optical digital input, a 3.5 mm analogue stereo jack input and, as a wireless option, Bluetooth with NFC. The Cinebar 11 has a very pleasant appearance. Teufel opted out of the high-gloss look in favour of a matte synthetic. The front drivers are positioned behind precisely fitted metal grilles and enhanced with a chrome ring – a nice detail that immediately increases the perceived value of the workmanship.
The active subwoofer is wirelessly connected [...] 90 watts is given as the subwoofer channel’s maximum power capacity. The continuous power capacity is 60 watts. The bass driver can produce frequencies from 42 t0 200 Hz and operates according to a bass reflex principle.”
"Acoustically, it’s, of course, not so easy to pull the maximum from a very compact enclosure. We’re therefore eager to see whether Teufel managed to achieve a rich, lively sound. We listened to the Blu-ray disc “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” starting with the second chapter. The gigantic hangar door opens with a powerful drone. The active subwoofer does a very good job here and ensures a respectable volume.
Ideally, the room should measure about 12 by 20 square metres. The Cinebar 11 unfurls an astonishingly rich and intense sound in this room size, and higher levels are no problem. The musical score was well integrated; the collaboration between the subwoofer and the soundbar is perfectly executed. The sound seems full, but is at the same time precise and dynamic.
When the movie really heats up [...], the Cinebar 11 comes into its own: The punches and gun shots are penetrating, the vehicle sounds and crashes are not only impressive, they reach the listener with clearly differentiated levels. Due to the broad horizontal dispersion angle, it’s no problem to include a number of listeners in the enjoyment of the Cinebar 11’s sound quality.
The virtual surround sound function is a success. It creates a large addition of realistic dimensionality, without damping the tone or making it sound tinny. Spatial widths as well as depth are considerably – and successfully – enhanced.
The Bluetooth connection is easily established even when NFC is not used. One simply presses the “BT Pairing” button on the remote and the Cinebar 11 is ready to connect. If a smartphone is Bluetooth enabled, it takes less than 30 seconds for the connection to be established. Conclusion
"Late bloomer: Teufel’s first flat soundbar comes onto the market just in time for the Christmas season. Good workmanship, a reasonable price, and equipped with all the modern, in-demand features, the Cinebar 11 set is doubtlessly a good deal. The sound evinces clarity, powerful bass, and dimensionality.
Like a ‘Berlin hip flask’: Chic, fully loaded, and powerful - the Cinebar 11 plays into the hearts of consumers.”