Orbitsound has managed to bring the T9 in at a fraction under £200 so as well as its audio being focused on attaining a universal sweet spot, we think its pricing is too. For £199 you are getting an Apple dock and soundbar all-in-one which is capable of outdoing more expensive alternatives in both categories. And we still can’t get over just how small it is.
In terms of what is missing, we’d certainly have liked to see HDMI included but equally Bluetooth (specifically with aptX) would have added a welcome wireless audio option. Apple fans will point to AirPlay as well, but given the premium surrounding it the price would’ve taken a significant jump and an AirPort Express unit can still be attached for those unable to live without it.
All in all then the T9 is exceptional value for money and this provides the finishing touch to an already exceptional device.
It is hard to fault the T9. Obitsound has produced a much smaller and cheaper version of the superb T12 with truly size defying performance. The tiny soundbar and its sub will devour music and home cinema content with equal glee and fill out even the largest of rooms. If anything Orbitsound may have undercut the need to purchase the more expensive T12. Omissions include HDMI input and any form of wireless audio streaming, but for the sub £200 price tag they are difficult to dwell upon.
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Score in detail
Sound Quality 10