Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System : Best sound bar and TV cinema sound every

Cant believe the difference, would advise anyone to buy one easy set up, even i could do it, 10 out of 10.

After a shaky start, a really superb soundbar with wonderful open and satisfying sound. . I originally ordered this denon dhts514 in june 216 and was initially pleased with the performance and features, but i held off writing a review because i had some concerns about the design and operation of the control functions. The automatic selection of inputs just didn’t seem to be reliable, which made getting used to the concept of no control displays a little difficult to get used to. I also had a problem getting the remote control for my sony bravia tv to work with the irblaster. Then, about 4 months later, the soundbar began to frequently and randomly lose the sound source (or its power input) for a fraction of second. It was clear the unit had developed a fault. I checked the denon website which confirmed the warranty responsibility lay with amazon, and true to form, amazon were brilliant, immediately replacing it without any hesitation. The new unit arrived within a couple of days. The installation was easy again, the sub-woofer connected automatically via bluetooth – and the whole system was up and running in a few minutes. Fabulous deep rolling bass, excellent mid and treble quality and good wide open spacial effects. And the curious input selection issues had disappeared. Consequently, the control functions – which do take a little getting used to – now work logically and reliably. I had originally wondered if a visual lcd display would have been better – but now i find it is easy to use.

Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

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  • 2-way speaker system with 2x 1/2″ tweeters and2x oval 2″ x 5″ mid chassis
  • HDMI connectivity (1x in / 1x out) with ARC(Audio Return Channel)
  • Bluetooth with aptX streaming for CD like sound quality
  • Dolby Digital and DTS decoding with Denon Virtual Surround
  • Wireless subwoofer with strong 2x 5 1/4″ chassis fordeep bass attacks

Which is amazing for the price. This is a superb product, which is amazing for the price. Setting up was a doddle, simply power on the sub and the speaker and they connect automatically with a green led indicating it has completed (the sub is wireless). The remote is very simple and easy to use providing you with all the options you need. You can easily program in other remote controls (i used my sky control) to adjust volume and the like. The sound quality is simply superb, and you can choose from several sound types depending on what you are watching – movies, music, tv e. The sound bar comes with two sets of feet (different heights) or you can mount it to the wall very easily.

Nice look and decent performance.

Mid & treble clear and sharp. Bit of a problem with connectivity, but resolved after reading the instructions.

Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black : Purchased this new model after researching various brands. Looks attractive and well made. I have it paired up with 42″ sony bravia for now, despite it’s suitability to 46″ plus sets, it fits well now and gives me some future proofing when the set is repalced in the future. Set up very simple, worked without any hick ups. All necessay cables suplied. Hdmi a little short, for my particular set up, but have ordered a longer cable to allow me to run it where i want to, minor issue. “wakes up” when tv switches on, so no messing around switching on seperate systems and selecting speaker systems. Simple to “teach” existing remore to operate volume. Very impressed with performance in various tv modes to suit speech, music, films.

Easy set uplooks greatsounds good.

Which is amazing for the price. This is a superb product, which is amazing for the price. Setting up was a doddle, simply power on the sub and the speaker and they connect automatically with a green led indicating it has completed (the sub is wireless). The remote is very simple and easy to use providing you with all the options you need. You can easily program in other remote controls (i used my sky control) to adjust volume and the like. The sound quality is simply superb, and you can choose from several sound types depending on what you are watching – movies, music, tv e. The sound bar comes with two sets of feet (different heights) or you can mount it to the wall very easily.

. For many years iv been an avid bose fan owning both an acoustimass system then most recently a cinemate system. Iv been very happy with systems until one day i was sat listening to music and really noticed how anemic the sound is. There’s no highs and no real bass as such. I started shopping about for a simple home cinema set ups and came across the denon soundbar. I looked at youtube videos, consumer and critic reviews and made the purchase thinking it will be a safe bet. Firstly simple set up, subwoofer connects wirelessly and one connection between the tv and soundbar. I feel i well and truly upgraded from my bose cinemate system. The sound is simply magnificent for this price point.

I’ve not had a soundbar before, but decided that i wanted something for films, and the bluetooth was a bonus. Having installed this product, i now use it frequently with a phone for playing music (bluetooth), and i’m really impressed with the quality: the bar itself is crisp and clear, and the sub is subtle (i’m not a fan of chuffy, window rattling bass). I often use a projector for films, and this is where it’s really superb. The dialogue is clear, and the sound effects/music well balanced. Having multiple inputs is great too (i’ve got a ps3 on the optical in, and cable box on the hdmi). The option to learn remote codes means i hardly ever use the included remote, which is tiny anyway; it is set up to respond to tv on/off and volume. Having the sub wireless makes it easy to locate too. The only complaint i have is that sometimes the sub fails to wake up with the bar, and needs to be power-cycled. This has happened about 3 times in about 6 months.

Great sound but shame it dont have base controll on. Great sound but shame it dont have base controll on the remote. Had an issue with mine but the sller fixed and returned within two weeks which is great.

Great sound but shame it dont have base controll on. Great sound but shame it dont have base controll on the remote. Had an issue with mine but the sller fixed and returned within two weeks which is great.

Excellent and easy to use. . I bought this in amazon’s lightning deals for £199 along with three other sound bars to test them against each other. This one was by far the best one. The sounds quality is amazing and the bass from the sub is deep and clear. Very easy to set up, even my 6 year old worked out how to connect his ipad via bluetooth. All in all would def recommend this.

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  1. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Excellent product quality, the sound is crazy and exemplary build quality.
      1. Great quality that feels your room with dynamic sound. I am over all very happy with it. It does not produce a surround effect, but it definitely has a great depth and quality. The sound really fills up the entire room. I often use it with my xbox one and playstation 4 and the sound is just amazingi finished uncharted 4 with a normal 2. 1 sound bar that does not handle dts or dolby digital then i purchased my denon and i was shocked how i did not consider buying this earlier. It changed the experience of the game completely.
  2. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Great quality that feels your room with dynamic sound. I am over all very happy with it. It does not produce a surround effect, but it definitely has a great depth and quality. The sound really fills up the entire room. I often use it with my xbox one and playstation 4 and the sound is just amazingi finished uncharted 4 with a normal 2. 1 sound bar that does not handle dts or dolby digital then i purchased my denon and i was shocked how i did not consider buying this earlier. It changed the experience of the game completely.
    1. Best sound bar and tv cinema sound every. Best sound bar and tv cinema sound every. I shopped around for many and heard thetop four on the market including bose. For a small to medium room or lounge its top kit. Works with both hdmi or optical cable ( supplied ). Ensure your tv or tv box ( sky ) has optical inputs. The sound is clear and very loud. The base unit is wifi based so you do not need cables to link the speaker bar on thebase unit. The base is deep and gives the full effect of action scenes in a movie. Thisproduct has transformed the way we watch tv.
  3. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Best sound bar and tv cinema sound every. Best sound bar and tv cinema sound every. I shopped around for many and heard thetop four on the market including bose. For a small to medium room or lounge its top kit. Works with both hdmi or optical cable ( supplied ). Ensure your tv or tv box ( sky ) has optical inputs. The sound is clear and very loud. The base unit is wifi based so you do not need cables to link the speaker bar on thebase unit. The base is deep and gives the full effect of action scenes in a movie. Thisproduct has transformed the way we watch tv.
  4. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    I was worried moving from a decent albeit old surround sound system. Stick the wireless subwoofer in behind your sofa and it feels like the woke room is reverberating with high quality sound.
    1. I was worried moving from a decent albeit old surround sound system. Stick the wireless subwoofer in behind your sofa and it feels like the woke room is reverberating with high quality sound.
  5. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Bought denon for years and wanted to update my cheap soundbar ,not surprised this bar is brilliant,i listen to a lot of classical music etc and the woofer enhances the cellos vibrant tones just right (if base is overbearing just tune it in on back of unit)being an oldie i knap sometimes while watching the dross on night time tv, this unit wakes me up through my feet and ears brilliant,now where’s my listening slippers?.
  6. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Bought denon for years and wanted to update my cheap soundbar ,not surprised this bar is brilliant,i listen to a lot of classical music etc and the woofer enhances the cellos vibrant tones just right (if base is overbearing just tune it in on back of unit)being an oldie i knap sometimes while watching the dross on night time tv, this unit wakes me up through my feet and ears brilliant,now where’s my listening slippers?.
    1. Some small niggles but generally a good purchase. Punchy sound for a small package. The hdmi / cec control system is sometimes a bit temperamental (i. Audio system sometimes crashes). Not sure whether this is to do with the sony tv or the sound bar. Dialogue is sometimes indistinct in movies with lots of big sound effects and music. – but there is a dialogue setting for this if it bothers you. It is nice and discreet – i hide it behind the tv and control it via the cec interface on the tv remote.
      1. Some small niggles but generally a good purchase. Punchy sound for a small package. The hdmi / cec control system is sometimes a bit temperamental (i. Audio system sometimes crashes). Not sure whether this is to do with the sony tv or the sound bar. Dialogue is sometimes indistinct in movies with lots of big sound effects and music. – but there is a dialogue setting for this if it bothers you. It is nice and discreet – i hide it behind the tv and control it via the cec interface on the tv remote.
  7. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    I was a little apprehensive going from a 5. 1 surround sound to a sound bar. I did loads of research and subscribed to a testing magazine which didn’t rate it the best (they rated sonos). But an alternative reviews website rated it the best, so i went with that based on the review and also a review on richer sounds website for the previous model (this one can only be better) and also power, watts etc. And that it doesn’t have to be remotely accessed with an i phone or i pad like the sonos (how does anyone staying in the house use it if we go out with our phones?). I am very happy with it, sound is crystal clear, no distorsion on a high volume and also no vibrations on the tv unit. We have a 2007 samsung plasma and we ended up connecting it with the 3. 5mm stereo lead only (2nd wire not needed), it was the only was to get sound from it and for it to not go silent when using the sky + remote to change channels etc. Instructions are good, process of elimination with 5 ways to wire it up (all leads supplied).
  8. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    I was a little apprehensive going from a 5. 1 surround sound to a sound bar. I did loads of research and subscribed to a testing magazine which didn’t rate it the best (they rated sonos). But an alternative reviews website rated it the best, so i went with that based on the review and also a review on richer sounds website for the previous model (this one can only be better) and also power, watts etc. And that it doesn’t have to be remotely accessed with an i phone or i pad like the sonos (how does anyone staying in the house use it if we go out with our phones?). I am very happy with it, sound is crystal clear, no distorsion on a high volume and also no vibrations on the tv unit. We have a 2007 samsung plasma and we ended up connecting it with the 3. 5mm stereo lead only (2nd wire not needed), it was the only was to get sound from it and for it to not go silent when using the sky + remote to change channels etc. Instructions are good, process of elimination with 5 ways to wire it up (all leads supplied).
  9. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Very comparable to bose cinemate 130, ar about 30% of at the price of bose. A must if ur looking for a great quality product .
    1. Very comparable to bose cinemate 130, ar about 30% of at the price of bose. A must if ur looking for a great quality product .
      1. Great sound; some issue setting up with multiple hdmi in/out. Couldn’t get it to work with multiple hdmi inputs with hdmi back from the soundbar to hdmi 3 on our samsung tv though so had to just use optical output from tv to the soundbar in the end. One hdmi input one hdmi output worked fine too so not sure whether it was something i did wrong (maybe tv setting though i changed what i thought i needed to). Quality and ease of control form smartphone/ipad etc via bluetooth was great too.
  10. Great sound; some issue setting up with multiple hdmi in/out. Couldn’t get it to work with multiple hdmi inputs with hdmi back from the soundbar to hdmi 3 on our samsung tv though so had to just use optical output from tv to the soundbar in the end. One hdmi input one hdmi output worked fine too so not sure whether it was something i did wrong (maybe tv setting though i changed what i thought i needed to). Quality and ease of control form smartphone/ipad etc via bluetooth was great too.
  11. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Bought as 60th birthday present for my husband, who’s thrilled with it. I don’t know anything about the technicalities, but it certainly creates great sound – and looks good – in our sitting room.
  12. This review is from : Denon DHTS514 2-Way Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Bought as 60th birthday present for my husband, who’s thrilled with it. I don’t know anything about the technicalities, but it certainly creates great sound – and looks good – in our sitting room.