ONKYO 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver and Speaker – Black : Great entry level speaker set

It has a really nice, modern look and feel. Everything is there, speakers, receiver, cables, remote, etc. Only thing missing is cable to connect the tv or other devices, but a regular hdmi cable would do, which is easy to come by. I wasn’t completely in awe from the sound, but i guess for the size of speakers and the price point it does the job perfectly. The menu for setup is not the easiest to use, but the manual helps at least. There was no sound from tv even after trying every possible setting, but restarting both devices fixed somehow.

I purchased this as a replacement for a sony speaker setup. Unfortunately the box that the speakers came in was damaged but the actual contents were ok. On trying to set up the speakers i found that the instructions were in french and german, i found the manual online so this wasn’t a big deal. On plugging in the amplifier i discovered a small issue, the plug which is moulded onto the rear of the amplifier is a 2 pin euro plug and not a 3 pin uk plug. Amazon are currently investigating but i need to use a eu to uk adapter to use this product. Onkyo have been asked to help but so far are not willing to help saying the product will work in the uk with a eu plugonce i managed to get power to the unit and get everything hooked up i tested it using a sky hd+ box, xbox one and a sony tv. To understand spoken words i have to have the speakers at 40-45% of volume, my old speakers it was 10-15%. This makes explosions very loud. It could be i have missed a setting somewhere in the setup that is affecting this hopefully with some time i will find a way to make it louder without increasing the volume. Running the built-in speaker test produces an acceptable sound from everything bar the subwoofer which you can’t hear in the test but during playback of a film or game you can feel it vibrating and the low frequency sound.

We have an average size sitting room and it works for us. We got rid of our bose which had a slightly better base, but it did not do 4k, this does it all.

All-in-all i like this system. The speakers feel very light compared to those that came with my old onkyo htx-22htx which didn’t fill me with confidence. I don’t understand audio equipment to be honest but they have three times higher a wattage rating than my old speakers so i thought they would feel heavier?they sound fine for the price but i disconnected and gave away the old system so can’t do back-to-back comparisons. It’s pretty much the same as my old system so i guess you can say it is par for the price range if you are buying a complete system with speakers like this. I’m no audiophile and let’s face it they wouldn’t touch a system like this so you can only get my laymans explanation – it is “what i expected”, comparable to my old unit and obviously a massive upgrade over tv speakers and soundbars for those that haven’t had a 5. The sub isn’t an active sub but is more than powerful enough (feels well balanced with the speakers) and doesn’t consume an extra plug socket so i’m cool with that. Definitely no concerns about the sub at all. Everything else feels well balanced. I adjusted the speaker distances in the menus but that’s it.

Features of ONKYO 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver and Speaker – Black

All 4 HDMI Ports support 4k/60Hz High Res Video

I upgraded from a samsung soundbar and immediately the difference was staggering. The power from this system is addictive and of course having 5. I did upgrade the front left and front right satellite speakers for the onkyo skf-4800 tower speakers so that is probably helping a lot with my experience. I love movie nights now and i’m far more inclined to purchase blu ray discs again.

Very happy fast postage very good.

For me the bass is a bit on a heavier side,since im in an apartment during night hours i have to put the volume up for voices and everything else to be heard,and then suddenly some action happens and subwoofer just tears trough the room. I use it mostly for gaming on ps4 and netflix. On my pc i use jbl studio monitors which i still prefer alot compared to this system. But like i said before for the price its a nice budget surround.

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Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master AudioTM decoding for the latest lossless Movie soundtracks

Easy connection and easy set up

Bluetooth audio streaming from any suitably equipped playback device

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 32.6 x 43.5 x 16.8 cm ; 16.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 18.5 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HT-S3800

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