LG Eclair is no ordinary-looking soundbar. When the term soundbar is pronounced, the visual effect is always a long bar with a bunch of speakers fitted inside it with a couple of ports at the back and a separate subwoofer.
The Eclair QP5 breaks that stereotype for a soundbar. Instead, it has a compact form factor. In fact, it can be easily called a portable soundbar. To put that into perspective, let’s take a look at the size of another 3.1.2 channel soundbar from LG — LG SP8A. The soundbar unit measures 1060 x 57 x 119mm, while the Eclair QP5 measures 296 x 59.9 x 126mm.
Talking about the design, it features a curved design instead of sharp edges. You can simply misread it for a portable battery-powered speaker from LG. The soundbar unit is covered in a fabric material from all around and it carries a couple of buttons at the top and ports at the back.
The soundbar is also designed in a similar way to match its aesthetics with the bar unit. It also features a similar rounded corner design. It is also a completely packed unit with no opening for air vents, etc.
The soundbar and subwoofer can be connected wirelessly, all they need is powered up individually.
LG has also included a pretty functional remote with buttons for changing the listening mode, volume adjustment, bass volume adjustment and more.
Apart from that, the bar unit also comes with three-light indicators which basically talk to the users in sign language. For instance, each light has three levels of brightness and when you increase the volume, the indicator lights represent it with the brightness level. Then if there’s an error or you pressed a button on a remote with is invalid, then all the lights will blink. Pretty annoying to remember. LG should have included a simple screen as it does with other soundbars.