In addition to the HDMI input for connecting to a television, the SBW 280 also features an optical digital input, an analog 3.5 mm jack input, as well as a USB input that can be used to play MP3 and WMA files. Last but not least, the Bluetooth interface with lossless aptX transmission rounds off the variety of inputs.
The USB connection can be used to supply power, thereby enabling Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice assistants to be easily connected.
The subwoofer, which is also fully active and wirelessly connected, is equipped with a 200 mm long-throw chassis at the side. This is driven by an amplifier that delivers 70 watts of continuous power and 140 watts of maximum power. Thanks to a power consumption of less than half a watt in standby mode, both the soundbar and the subwoofer can be left on without hesitation. As a result, you can enjoy a high-quality sound as soon as a connected source is switched on.
Thanks to HDMI-CEC functionality, the system can be operated via your TV's remote control. If that's not possible, you can use the remote control supplied with the system. In addition, operating elements for all of the essential functions are located on the top of the soundbar.