The Definitive Technology Descend DN8 is a compact, digitally optimized subwoofer designed for movies and music. It is outfitted with dual 8” Bass Radiators that are pressure coupled to the 8” driver and 500W peak Class D amplification that deliver powerful bass with amazing speed, musicality, and control even at 34Hz. Featuring the unique 3XR Architecture with three-times the bass-producing surface area of traditional subwoofers, the DN8 performs like a 10” sub and delivers louder and clearer lows without any unwanted port noise distortion. Built-in controls easily accessible at the back panel allows variable volume, low pass filter and phase control (0/180°) for optimum bass levels. Set power toggle to Auto on/off or DC control for fast and easy on/off power switching in the sub and other home theater equipment. A perfect complement to any home theater system, you can easily connect the DN8 via LFE or stereo line level RCA inputs (cables not included). Add another, same-model subwoofer to your home audio set up to dramatically improve realism, smooth out peaks and dips, as well as to get an even bass response for all your movies and music. Be at the center of action from any part of the room!
I decided on the 8" to replace decade old Def Tech 10" Pro sub and this one has breathed new life into my system. Very happy with my purchase.Oct 14, 2021 11:58
Experience amazing sound in a compact design with Polk Reserve R100 Small Bookshelf Loudspeaker. Featuring a two-driver array with a 1” high-definition Pinnacle Ring tweeter and a 5.25” Turbine Cone Woofer, this flagship speaker delivers pristine highs, detailed midrange, and effortless bass for all your movies, music, and video games. Additionally, the newly patented Polk X-Port Technology with an Eigentone Filter (ETF) housed inside a bass reflex cabinet ensures that the upper bass and mid-range are free of port and cabinet resonances for smooth, detailed audio. With Hi-Res Audio Certification, Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced, the Polk Reserve R100 delivers clear and detailed high-end response so that you get clear dialogues and immersive audio for all your entertainment. The R100 can be used as a front stage speaker for a 2-channel system, or as rear/side surrounds for a multi-channel home theater setup. The compact size allows you to place it on a stand (sold separately), shelf, tabletop, or any other stable flat surface, or to wall mount it as per your wish. Create a complete home theater by adding other Reserve Series speakers (sold separately). Add another R100 speaker and pair them with two R500 tower speakers and a R300 center channel speaker or add three R350 LCR Speakers as L/R Surrounds and center channel. Get extraordinary sound reproduction from any part of the room.
In my opinion yes. After listening to the Q150's for over 3 years, replacing them with the R100's several things stood out as an improvement to my old, not so good anymore hearing. In a nutshell these brought back the music for me.
The cabinet while much smaller in size then the Q150 has in room bass that is surprising low, rolling off in the mid 40's with solid initial attack and proper tonality. Most of the time I run them in pure direct not using my subs. My seating position is a little too close to the back wall anyway where it starts to border on nulling with the subs. Switching back and forth only on the deeper notes do the subs make a difference. And as good as my 2 Elac 3010's are, the speakers are better on that initial thwack of the kit. Tight! If one has the room I'd bet up sizing to the R200's would be all you would need for 2 channel listening.
The top end of the bass into the mids has good weight and body but perhaps not quite in there with the Q150 detail wise. That's still high praise though. I call a tie on male vocals, with neither adding anything unwanted.
I'm running out of time so I'll get right to it. The upper mids, treble presence range is where the magic is for my worn out ears (I'm 69 yo) and why I was starting to get bored with the Kefs. The R100's for lack of a better way of stating, are forward in a good way with amazing detail and great non fatiguing treble. Simply said, the Polk R100 bookshelf speakers liven up the sound in a way that I can enjoy my music again.Oct 20, 2021 06:23
Experience amazing sound in a modern design with Polk Reserve R200 Large Bookshelf Loudspeaker. Featuring a two-driver array with a 1” high-definition Pinnacle Ring tweeter and a 6.5” Turbine Cone Woofer, this flagship speaker delivers pristine highs, detailed midrange, and effortless bass for all your movies, music, and video games. Additionally, the newly patented Polk X-Port Technology with an Eigentone Filter (ETF) housed inside a bass reflex cabinet ensures that the upper bass and mid-range are free of port and cabinet resonances for smooth, detailed audio. With Hi-Res Audio Certification, Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced, the Polk Reserve R200 delivers clear and detailed high-end response so that you get clear dialogues and immersive audio for all your entertainment. The R200 can be used as a front stage speaker for a 2-channel system, or as rear/side surrounds for a multi-channel home theater setup. Place it on a stand (sold separately), shelf, tabletop, or any other stable flat surface, or mount it on the wall as per your wish. Create a complete home theater by adding other Reserve Series speakers (sold separately). Add another R200 speaker and pair them with two R500 tower speakers and a R300 center channel speaker or add three R350 LCR Speakers as L/R Surrounds and center channel. Get extraordinary sound reproduction from any part of the room.
Superb sound for the price. I tried these out vs the ls50 metas and while the mids are slightly weaker, the highs are on par and sound better in some ways. The metas got slightly harsh at times(although at times also more detailed sounding) but these sound in-between a soft dome tweeter and a ribbon tweeter(doesnt have the harshness i hear in ribbon tweeters at certain frequencies though slightly less detailed). These are less than half of the price of the metas! The finish is okay but nowhere near the metas. They look good but you can tell this is how the cost was cut to meet the price. The bass is not super strong but clean and definitely better than the metas. Sound stage is great.
The biggest weakness of these: speaker placement. They are really picky about how it's placed/faced. Horizontal dispersion is not great. It sounds different pretty quickly when you move out of the ideal sitting position. Vertical dispersion is not as bad; you can have the tweeter slightly below or above ear level but still not as good as most others I've heard.
Overall, 4.5 (5 if based off of value for the price)Oct 02, 2021 07:59
Easy to listen to speakers that look great at this price point. Sony STR=DH790 didn't have any issues driving these speakers at reasonable volumes. They are pretty big for bookshelf speakers and the port design does not lend to plugging if you have to put them close to a wall behind them. I mention this as I did have to pull them out a little more than I thought to reduce the boomy-ness.Sep 25, 2021 14:36
Experience depth and accuracy in a compact design with Polk Reserve R300 Compact Center Channel Loudspeaker. Featuring a two-way driver design with a 1” high-definition Pinnacle Ring tweeter and dual 5.25” Turbine Cone Woofer, this flagship speaker delivers pristine highs, detailed midrange, and effortless bass for all your movies, music, and video games. With Hi-Res Audio Certification, the Polk Reserve R300 delivers clear and detailed high-end response so that you get crystal-clear dialogues and immersive audio for all your entertainment. Place it on a stand (sold separately), shelf, tabletop, or any other stable flat surface, or mount it on the wall as per your wish. Create a complete home theater by adding other Reserve Series speakers (sold separately). Add a pair of R100 or R200 bookshelf speaker and two R500 or R600 tower speakers or add two R350 LCR Speakers as L/R Surrounds. Get extraordinary sound reproduction from any part of the room.
Polk Audio Reserve R300
Easy to set up
Pretty expensive BUT you get what you pay for…Sep 10, 2021 16:10
Big sound and bass in a compact package with the incredible VIZIO V-Series 2.1 Compact Sound Bar, from VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar Brand. Compact in size, yet powerful in performance, delivering the audio experience that your favorite content deserves. The clean, low profile design fits neatly under smaller TVs. Enjoy outstanding clarity and room-filling sound with Dolby Audio and DTS Digital Surround that combine to create a realistic audio experience. With 2 power-packed full-range speakers and a 4.5” wireless subwoofer, the V-Series delivers striking performance beyond its minimalist size. Get setup and listening in minutes with the included HDMI ARC cable that provides the highest-quality audio in a simple, single-cable setup. This also allows you to control your sound bar with your TV remote. Wirelessly stream your favorite music and podcasts with Bluetooth using your phone or compatible device, and conveniently amplify the voice of your favorite assistant by easily connecting it to the Voice Assistant input, for an upgraded, smart audio experience.
I have my PS4 Pro setup in my game room and use my 27" Dell gaming monitor which has no speakers as the display. Bought these today with low expectations. Figured I'd try and if it sounded like junk I'd just return them.
First off the sound bar (24") fits perfectly under my Dell monitor. Almost looks like its part of the monitor. I connected through optical, played some Cold War and was impressed by the big sound from this small 2.1 speaker set up.
Bass is plentiful without any distortion at the level I was satisfied with. Overall sound is crisp and clear. Turn on the DTS Virtual: X option for a more surround stereo sound, makes a huge difference.
Definitely recommend these for anyone looking to add a little sound bar (24") to their gaming/computer set up with some bass.Oct 03, 2021 15:53
Very impressed with the sound of this compact soundbar and sub! I did a quick search for reasonably pried soundbars with wireless sub for my outdoor TV. The TV speakers basically fire backwards so the sound is too loud around the TV area. The soundbar directs the sound right out front so the neighbors don't get annoyed. The wireless sub-woofer performs great for its size. The system was so easy to set up that I thought i was missing something. One HDMI cord from the ARC output from the TCL TV and 2 power cords and was done. The bass module set itself up and ting as working in less than 5 minutes. The soundbar is customizable and has a virtual X 3D mode that sounds great. The system works seamlessly with the ROKU remote that comes wit the TCL TV that I also purchased from BestBuy.Oct 05, 2021 14:45
Great sound for its size and easy to use. It fits underneath and between my smaller TV where space is an issue.Oct 11, 2021 12:13
So it started off rocky because my bar was stuck on demo mode. I wasn’t aware of it at first until I spent about 20 minutes getting frustrated. Once I did enough research to figure out what the problem was, it was smooth sailing. Controls could be a little nicer, but overall it’s a solid bar and sub - delivers great volume and depth for the cost. This is just in my office/man cave so I didn’t need anything elaborate and the size was perfect for my stand.Sep 23, 2021 11:28
I bought it primarily to send the sound from the insignia fire tv forward and not backwards as it was doing. With the sound bar the bass is decent and the audio is directed into the living room and not the rest of the first floor. Very easy to connect. I used the HDMI(ARC) connection. You need to make sure the TV port days HDMI(ARC). Then in the insignia tv you need to enable PCM under tv audio options and also enable CEC so that you can control the sound bar volume with the TV remote. It's nothing fantastic. But the sub woofer helps. It serves my purpose.Nov 07, 2021 08:43
Its a good set. The sub woofer is too good. Sound bar itself isn’t the best, but it’s because it’s a smaller one. With the sub woofer it’s good, just have to find a happy medium setting for bar and speaker so that the bass doesn’t overpower the soundbar.Oct 18, 2021 12:34
Great knowledgeable staff in the computer department. Explained everything to me that transpired, The one drawback, I had a gift card I wanted them to use with the purchase of the computer and they forgot. The value was credited back to my credit card.
The GEEK SQUAD, who set up my computer, said it would be 30 minutes. It ended up taking about an hour. In their defense they were busy and they did apologize for my having to wait. They were very cordial and informative.Oct 15, 2021 19:26
This buy thus far is great soundbar for your buck. Love the bass this thing carries. Just the right notes. Doesn't over due. Plus it's on SALE right now. Stop reading this and buy one...only if you need it. :)Nov 06, 2021 00:53
Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906-hear every detail, all around you, in theater-quality sound. 500 watts (RMS) of thunderous audio turns any night into opening night. THX Certification gives you quality you can count on, while onboard 5.1 digital decoding immerses you in your favorite movies as you hear every detail of Dolby Digital or DTSTM encoded soundtracks in surround sound-from the roar of the crowd to the footsteps right behind you. You can connect up to six components simultaneously, including your TV, Blu-ray/DVD, player, DVR, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, iPod and stereo. With its easy-to-read display and easy-to-stack design, the control console fits right in with the home-entertainment setup in your living room. And a wireless remote lets you control your listening experience without ever getting off the couch.
Being the nerd that I am, I didn't just want a couple good speakers, I wanted true surround sound for my new computer. I had a previous version of this setup from the early 2000s and it ran like a champ for years , but it was time for an upgrade. I'm planning on setting up both my computer and two different game consoles on this screen, so extra digital audio inputs on the speaker set was a must.
The setup comes with speaker wire to connect each of the speakers, so it's easy to fish through small spaces. Extra long cords provided for the back speakers. There are six inputs, the green/orange/black combo from most good computers, red/white RCA, a couple digital audio and so forth. It's easy to switch between them from the control box. I adjust the main volume on the control box, and then fiddle with the volume from the volume control on my keyboard. When you adjust the main volume control on the control box, the speakers in use are lit up. It would have been cool to make the colors adjustable on the control box. They're just orange. Not bad, just would have been nice to make them match the color of the keyboard lights.
My only complaint is that the control box is light... to light. It can scoot around on the desk. If i were them I would have added a pound of weight inside to keep it in place and help it feel more substantial. Once I get my new computer and monitor all set up I'll probably velcro or command-strip it into place.
Also, it looks like they were designed to have black mesh speaker covers, but they're not included. When did they stop making the mesh covers?
Aside from that, truly amazing speakers.Aug 04, 2020 08:49
I purchased the speakers just under a month ago and I am very pleased with the sound quality. I use this at work I work in an automotive repair shop and it is more than enough to fill the shop with crisp and clear music.Aug 06, 2021 17:38
this is really good am I am very happy never payed this much for a logitech sound system for my pc this is my second one owned and it is great first one was the x-540 for 100 new back in the day still works just wanted new things and this hits it right on the dot bass is really good and the highs are load good mixture couldnt have asked for moreAug 22, 2021 14:14
I purchased the Logitech Z906 5.1 500 Watt speaker system for surround sound for both my TV and game computer. I'm giving it 5 stars for what it is, a really good computer audio system that also plays well with TVs and other audio devices, given you have the right hookups.
Pros: Overall, the sound quality is very good. Much better than any sound bar I've had, and way better than the sad speakers that come in most TVs these days. The subwoofer can pump out a nice healthy level of bass. I always test bass and surround with the first Sauron scene from Lord of the Rings, and was NOT disappointed.
The provided remote is functional, allowing you to change volume, input, and sound mode/levels.
The provided speaker wires should be plenty long enough for any small to medium room. My living room is 11x14, and they are just right for where I needed to place the speakers.
This system has 6 audio inputs (NO iPod input or bluetooth, the Best Buy description is misleading. I did not purchase it for either of those options).
1 - 3-wire 1/8" Computer Audio Surround input (green/orange/black, comes with the wires for that)
1 - RCA left/right input (red/white)
2 - Optical Digital Audio input
1 - Coaxial Digital Audio input (orange)
1 - 1/8" stereo input (located on the control module)
The control module has a large knob for adjusting volume levels, and buttons for selecting the audio modes and inputs.
It offers various surround modes depending on which input and type of signal you are using. If the input is digital and you are sending a surround signal, it will automatically use "Decode". If you are using an analog or stereo input, you have 3 "Stereo" options to choose from: 3D (expands stereo in to fake surround, does a pretty good job), 4.1 (plays stereo left on the two left speakers, stereo right on the two right speakers, plus the subwoofer), and 2.1 (just the two front speakers and subwoofer).
I easily mounted my two rear speakers using the Sanus HTBS floor stands.
Cons: There are no EQ settings, so you get what it gives. I found the front speakers to be a little too "crisp" and ended up reusing my old bookshelf speakers for the front left and right. I would have liked some EQ options.
If you are sending a true surround signal to one of the digital inputs, you can not use any of the stereo enhancement modes. therefore, if, say, you have your TV outputting Dolby Surround, and your Netflix show is only in stereo, you can't fill the surround speakers unless you set your TV to output regular stereo as well.
Lack of HDMI input might be a deal breaker for some. I didn't need it.
Final thoughts: Overall, a great speaker system for PC gamers, and a quite capable system for TVs as well, as long as you know what to expect. I've seen some questions about receivers, and this does not contain a receiver. All connections are on the subwoofer (except for the 1/8" input on the control module). I would recommend the Z906 to anyone who does not want to break the bank on a surround system while still getting a quality product.Apr 16, 2021 17:59
I found this after doing some online searching for reasonably priced wired/corded surround systems. This one caught my eye because of the on-sale (reduced) price point and from positive experiences with Logitech. I set it up in the 300 square-foot room. This system provides more than enough volume. The subwoofer is impressive. I’m in a noisy area so the front plus rear setup of a 5.1 system is necessary. The front, rear and subwoofer levels are separately adjustable. The highs are not the best because it does not have separate tweeters (Frequency Response: 35 Hz – 20 KHz). In the box for the satellites and center channel, you get two 25ft and three 15ft 18-guage black speaker wire. I had to get a roll of speaker wire (50’) and wire splicers because of where I mounted the rears (in the middle of the wall). Make sure you measure the entire distance up and down walls where you are mounting the rear satellites. The control console is very light and with the large size of the cable in the back, it likes to move around a bit. I saw a review that said someone needed to use Velcro/mounting tape to keep it still. They were right. Some of the orange indicator lights on the control console stay on so it may be distracting if it is set near your TV/Monitor.
If you are going to mount the speakers on a wall or ceiling, I recommend the Rocketfish 2 pack, model RF-HSWM2B UPC 600603166594 or the 5 pack, model RF-HSWM5B UPC 600603166600 (I bought the 5 pack) both available at Best Buy and have all of the necessary hardware including screws for the satellite speakers and center channel.
Item "Specifications" listing error - at the time of this review:
On Best Buy’s website, under Specifications > Audio, it lists “Number of Speakers – 0”. This is not accurate. You get the four satellites (two front, two rear), center channel and subwoofer.
Also, under Connectivity, it lists “Headphone Jack” - No. This is not accurate. There is a headphone jack on the side of the control console.Nov 28, 2020 22:00
Music. Or if you're plugging it into the computer. This is louder and has more bass . my neighbors can hear me
I would not advise purchasing if you live in a condo or apartment. For the money is blows every soundbar or other systems for half the cost.
System rocks!!!Feb 07, 2020 17:25
awesome speaker setup that i do not regret upgrading too from a lower modelNov 04, 2021 17:02
Excellent sound quality. In love with this surround sound setup!Oct 24, 2021 23:44
Transform your TV sound with the incredible V-Series 2.0 Compact Sound Bar, from VIZIO, America’s #1 Sound Bar Brand. Compact in size, yet powerful in performance, delivering the audio experience that your favorite content deserves. The clean, low profile design fits neatly under smaller TVs. Enjoy outstanding clarity and room-filling sound with Dolby Audio and DTS Digital Surround that combine to create a realistic audio experience. With 2 power-packed full-range speakers, the V-Series delivers striking performance beyond its minimalist size. Get setup and listening in minutes with the included HDMI ARC cable that provides the highest-quality audio in a simple, single-cable setup. This also allows you to control your sound bar with your TV remote. Wirelessly stream your favorite music and podcasts with Bluetooth using your phone or compatible device, and conveniently amplify the voice of your favorite assistant by easily connecting it to the Voice Assistant input, for an upgraded, smart audio experience.
Pretty good sound bar. I like that you can change the equalizer and select more or less bass and treble.Oct 01, 2021 16:36
Needed a simple soundbar to make my boyfriend's TV room bearable (the TV speakers point straight down...). This does the job. Dialogue is audible, bass is solid for this form factor, setup (optical cable) was easy. I'm sure we'll get an upgrade eventually, but for an impulse buy, this thing has been great.Oct 26, 2021 11:27
This is perfect for my setup. I have it hooked up to my Xbox because I'm using it with a gaming monitor instead of a TV.
The monitor itself doesn't have great audio and didn't come with a remote so I wanted to add those to my experience.
Coolest thing is the sound bar can learn to be controlled by my Xbox TV style remote. So I can control everything from the Xbox remote, since the gaming monitor already goes to sleep when I shut down the Xbox.Oct 18, 2021 12:04
Great sound from a small but mighty sounding sound bar! I bought this for my bedroom TV and it produces really nice sound. Works seamlessly with my Amazon Fire TV.Oct 31, 2021 09:42
Super small but has a loud sound. Easy set up, improved from earlier models. No need to go over half on volume and that’s outside.Sep 26, 2021 19:13
Good sound but lacking subwoofer. Right of the box very easy to setup and extra lightOct 15, 2021 15:27
We have never owned a sound bar before, but we are definitely glad we purchase one. Makes a big difference and It was easy to set up too!Nov 05, 2021 17:39
I always wanted to get this soundbar,looks and sounds greatOct 22, 2021 19:54
Add surround sound to your home theater setup with this Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V speaker system, which includes 4 Direct/Reflecting Series II speakers, a horizontal center-channel speaker and a powered Acoustimass module.
I’ve owned Bose speakers for as long as I can remember, including a previous version of the Acoustimass series (which I still have), and they’ve never disappointed.
This new system fills the room with sound. Crisp at the high-end and wonderfully deep bass. And I love the way they look. I bought the matching Bose stands (highly recommended) which I believe adds to the simple elegance of these speakers.
Quite honestly I didn’t do a great deal of comparison shopping because I’m such a Bose fan but I’d challenge anyone to find a better speaker system for the money.May 08, 2021 11:08
I’ve loved Bose for many years, but couldn’t afford them. I recently bought the accoustimass 10, and I absolutely love it! I have the front three speakers at ear level, and I mounted the rear speakers on the wall, right behind my chair! I am so glad I finally paid the money for this system!!May 22, 2020 17:48
An excellent product for a proper starter 5.1 surround sound at a reasonable price. They look good and are easy to set up. Most importantly there was plenty of cable for the rear/side speakers.
Remember that this product needs you to have an amplifier in order for them to work, but you won’t regret this setup as it far exceeds most other options at this price range (even with the amp price).Mar 07, 2021 10:09
Wasn’t to pleased with install by Greek squad. But the sound is awesome.Aug 18, 2019 17:37
Best of the best. If you got the money, acoustimass is the way to go. This system is perfected. Wont regret. Just dont forget the receiver! Enjoy.Dec 08, 2020 23:27
Bose is very good for music, i had this in my living room at first with Sony str dh590, then bought the sony str dn1080, it has good combo, putting them together, boss is know by their subs, u can play the the LPF that extend the rumbling sounds, the only thing i dont like is the center channel when it comes to movie, since ive use the Sony 590 and sony 1080 receiver, it doesnt give me a good dialogue option to increase. When it come to music bose has a good mid range.Jun 26, 2021 04:06
The quality of this Home theater system is second to none. Pair it with a quality AV receiver and it is like you are in the movie theaters.
I am totally satisfied with the product!!!!!Jun 06, 2020 20:30
Having had an older home theater system already in place I was expecting a significant difference. It didn't meet my expectations for a Bose product.
You have to use Bose brackets, stands, and mounts to hang them.
The biggest issue we came across was the wiring.
If you have pre wiring in your home you can't use this system unless you patch in the wiring that comes with it. Doing so has a negative effect on sound. No hard wire installation.
On a positive, the Best Buy salesman was patient and went the extra mile for my sale.
The geek squad showed the same professionalism during an install. Very knowledgeable.Mar 04, 2016 18:10
Upgrade home entertainment with this Yamaha home theater system. Bluetooth functionality enables wireless music playback from smartphones and other devices, while the Compressed Music Enhancer ensures superior sound quality. This Yamaha home theater system supports 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 support, and the virtual CINEMA FRONT allows for 5.1-channel surround sound installation.
Fantastic. Sounds incredible, daily driver with my 2 monitor PC set up, ps5, switch and a media server. The options and settings are quite robust, with a nice on screen interface. The bass box will quite literally rattle the windows and the room, and the sounds from the speakers in a 5.1 set up sound amazing, crisp, and the flow of the audio is simply on point. I purchased this one as a "settle for what they have" kind of situation and am by NO means disappointed it went down that way. Happy with the purchase, will buy one for my living room too.
Oh, also, you can rename any of the inputs so you can sort by device when rolling through the menu. Bluetooth to my phone for Spotify is a god send too.Oct 08, 2021 20:10
This surround sound system is terrific. I find myself listening to music more than watching movies with it.Oct 22, 2021 20:00
Do NOT LIKE HOW THE BASS SOUNDS SOUNDS LIKE ITS BOTTOMING OUTAug 20, 2021 23:17
So I have had this surround sound for a couple days & I will say it sounds amazing for anything at this price point of $500 or below. The subwoofer sounds amazing puts out great bass for movies,music. The speakers sound very clear. The receiver has lots of options & is a good size & works great so far. I would highly recommend this if you want a very good surround sound experience without breaking the bank. I have this paired with my Sony Bravia 65Inch X900H TVMar 23, 2021 13:30
Is this product top of the line home stereo? No. Is this better than 90% of the sound bars that are out there? Yes! Could you buy a Bose surround sound thats probably better? Yes. So, if you know what you want, this is a very good surround sound system that is good value. Yamaha puts out a very good product. This receiver decodes most if not all of the Dolby codes for movies, has a subwoofer that definitely puts out the base(!), and has lots of input options for HDMI, component, bluetooth, etc. I recommend it for the price point. You can listen to to FM radio, tv, blu-ray, or game systems and the receiver has options to tailor the output of the sound.
Cons: more difficult to hook up than a sound bar but really its not bad. The rear speakers are wired so you will have to determine if that works for you. The speakers are smallish and lightweight - thats ok for most applications but it means that the system relies on the subwoofer for most of the base. I recommend getting better speaker wire as the supplied speaker wire will work but seems very lightweight.
I use this system for all the applications mentioned above. It sounds great and is good value in my opinion. To noticeably upgrade beyond this system you would need to spend double the amount or more!
If you are not able to see this in the store then know that the 4 satellite speakers are only 6.5 inches tall. See picture.Feb 07, 2020 17:26
Amazing sound if you use the ypao microphone for correct level and distance. It’s helpful you have some understanding of sound to get the full potential out of this system! The speakers are crisp and the bass surely rumbles!Nov 04, 2020 06:39
I’m loving my new surroundsound that sounds perfect around my house it’s giving me the quality for the money and the price that I spent for itDec 18, 2020 16:06
It's a nice setup for small and compact room or place. Sound is pretty decent. Don;t expect anything spectacular from the speakers though, they struggle at times. Overall, it's a nice starter setup.Aug 14, 2020 16:07
The Definitive Technology Descend DN10 is a compact, digitally optimized subwoofer designed for movies and music. It is outfitted with dual 10” Bass Radiators that are pressure coupled to the 10” driver and 500W peak Class D amplification that deliver powerful bass with amazing speed, musicality, and control even at 28Hz. Featuring the unique 3XR Architecture with three-times the bass-producing surface area of traditional subwoofers, the DN10 performs like a 12” sub and delivers louder and clearer lows without any unwanted port noise distortion. Built-in controls easily accessible at the back panel allows variable volume, low pass filter and phase control (0/1100°) for optimum bass levels. Set power toggle to Auto on/off or DC control for fast and easy on/off power switching in the sub and other home theater equipment. A perfect complement to any home theater system, you can easily connect the DN10 via LFE or stereo line level RCA inputs (cables not included). Add another, same-model subwoofer to your home audio set up to dramatically improve realism, smooth out peaks and dips, as well as to get an even bass response for all your movies and music. Be at the center of action from any part of the room!
Was on the fence about multiple subs aka B&W, SVS (ported and non) this sub sounded so much cleaner and the aestetics are so much better. This thing screams quality!!Oct 15, 2021 22:21
Super nice. We paired this wirh our 7.5 in sub to play dual subs and it works just like we wantedSep 25, 2021 20:13
THIS BY FAR IS THE BEST SUB I HAVE EVER BOUGHT. AMAZING BASSOct 05, 2021 09:18
not completed as of now. They will be back November 2, 2021 to complete the job.................Oct 29, 2021 15:50
The best 5.1 system from Bose, made for your music, movies and TV and designed to sound every bit as stunning as it looks. Small omnidirectional speakers, a wireless bass module and wireless rear surround speakers deliver an astonishing audio experience that melts luxuriously into your room. The glass-topped console has 4K pass-through and 6 HDMI inputs, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to wirelessly stream music any way you prefer.
Above all I would like to rate this product on the sound it offers and it is simply put amazing! Why not 5 stars - I had to separately purchase wall mount brackets for all of the speakers and an in-wall wiring kit (BTW in-wall wiring kit had an issue with incorrect wire labels that was a pain to figure out, thanks to support blog posts). At this price one would expect that these would be included. Also, the set up process is not as easy/simple as Bose wants you to believe. I would recommend a professional to help with the installation and configuration in order to achieve best results on the sound.Apr 13, 2017 18:07
I am a huge fan of Bose products and have purchased numerous products over the years, including headphones, SoundTouch speakers and a 3-2-1 AV system that produced excellent sound for over 10 years. We purchased a new LG OLED 65" 4K TV and decided to upgrade our 3-2-1 to the Lifestyle 650 at the same time. I purchase the L650 system for 3 reasons: (1) Sound quality; (2) single integration of external HD devices through 1 HDMI cable to the TV; and (3) combining all remotes into the single Lifestyle 650 smart remote.
(1) Sound quality: when we were able to get the system working initially, the sound was incredible. It filled the room fully, and the 5.1 surround sound processing created a dramatic effect, particularly for true 4k inputs (Blue Ray and 4k streaming). It's hard to believe that the sound is coming from the tiny speakers. Set up with the ADAPTiQ was quite easy. I remain convinced that Bose is one of the best sound technology companies in the world. Sound quality review: 5 stars.
(2) Video integration: This is where the problems start. The system has a lot of software issues attempting to deal with the ARC HDMI connection (which lets signals run both ways through the cable) and the HDCP 2.2 anti-piracy encryption. Unfortunately (in my experience), it frequently fails in the handshake with the counter device (4kTV, digital cable box, Blue-Ray, etc.), even when previously recognized. The net effect is there can be no picture, a flawed picture, or no sound. Our system worked well for a few minutes after set-up, but then lost sound. I spent the better part of 2 days on the phone with customer service, who acknowledged the issues and ran me through various reboots, configuration changes, re-connecting cables to avoid the ARC input, turning all CEC smart connections off, etc. This required me to remove and re-add the same devices in the software several times, and to eventually complete hard factory resets and start over from scratch on the whole set up. We also tried hard wiring optical audio from the TV to the Bose and from the inputs (cable, Blue Ray) to the Bose. In the end, none of it worked. You could unplug and replug the HDMI and it would work initially, but then fail again after a few minutes. Since all other devices and cables were new, Bose concluded the unit had software issues and that they would replace it. This could be true; however, in the process of troubleshooting, I came across numerous postings of similar issues -- both the ARC connection and particularly the HDCP 2.2 handshake failure. It does not seem that the problem is unique to me. Video integration review: 1 star.
(3) Unified remote: Before the handshake issues started, I spent 90 minutes with customer service in the initial setup trying to get the remote to recognize my 3 devices: a new LG 4K TV, a new Sony Blue-Ray, and a current digital cable TV box. In the auto set-up, it said each device was recognized, but did not operate any successfully. We then did the manual set-up based on each specific product model number; it indicated that the product was found and paired, but the remote never worked for any of the devices -- not even a simple power on/off. We tried various combinations of CEC on and off without success. Bose ultimately recommended that we continue to use each of the manufacturers' remotes, rendering the 650 remote of little value and just a 4th remote on the table. Unified Remote review: 1 star.
As much as I respect and admire Bose for sound, I think they are out of their sweet spot when they venture into video. (This was even true with the old 3-2-1 System (the Lifestyle 600/650 predecessor). The built in DVD player was buggy from the day we bought it, often skipping or just timing out and unable to display DVDs that a $30 replacement DVD player rendered perfectly. The sound was beautiful so we just avoided the DVD player...) In working through the troubleshooting for the 650, it was very frustrating as each individual fix caused other software failures to appear. (Hard reset caused the speaker connections to be lost from the unit. Factory reset caused the remote pairing to be lost.) All of these procedures were quite mysterious as there is virtually no substantive troubleshooting documentation available online -- only through customer service. Community blogs are very spotty, illuminating the issues but with few solutions. I would note that customer service was very friendly and patient, but also had wait times well in excess of an hour each time I called.
In the end, the 650 system is marketed for elegance and simplicity. It is a well-constructed, beautiful product, yet is anything but simple. New technologies like the ARC and HDCP 2.2 do not seem to have the kinks worked out yet. I am returning the unit and will revert to a more traditional receiver setup. If you are looking for a simple, turn-key solution, a soundbar with wireless subwoofer and a direct optical audio connection may be the better bet. If you don't mind tinkering with various setup configurations and have good technical working knowledge, it may be the right product with excellent sound.Nov 26, 2018 09:55
THIS IS WORTH THE MONEY FOR SURE! WE HAVE A THEATER EXPERIENCE, EVERY TIME WE WATCH A MOVIE.Jul 21, 2021 17:07
The most quality electronics ever bought, I like this product so much, great technology.May 14, 2021 20:15
Above all I would like to rate this product on the sound it offers and it is simply put amazing! Why not 5 stars - I had to separately purchase wall mount brackets for all of the speakers and an in-wall wiring kit (BTW in-wall wiring kit had an issue with incorrect wire labels that was a pain to figure out, thanks to support blog posts). At this price one would expect that these would be included. Also, the set up process is not as easy/simple as Bose wants you to believe. I would recommend a professional to help with the installation and configuration in order to achieve best results on the sound.Apr 07, 2017 17:09
This was an upgrade from my 20-year-old Bose Lifestyle 25 surround system. The unit is beautiful to look at and the sound produced by the small surround speakers is very impressive. A clear upgrade from the 25 is the streaming options...both through wi-fi and Bluetooth. The remote is a little bulky (is actually taller than the speaker cubes!), but not difficult to use. Connections to various media through the console are easy to attach and Bose provides ample HDMI ports. Although the rear speakers can be connected wirelessly, three different Bose techs I talked with suggested wiring them for optimal sound. Plus, the heavy "bricks" needed to connect wirelessly also require two electrical outlets. Note the 650 does not have a CD player or AM/FM tuner, but there are simple ways to add those if you want. To be honest, I do not hear a dramatic improvement is the overall surround sound, compared with my older Lifestyle 25, but I attribute that more toward the overall quality of the Bose products over the years than any perceived problems. The 650 is not cheap, but none of the Bose line of products are. I also am impressed with the Bose customer service techs who have helped me tweak the system over the past few weeks. They are quite patient and have helped me better understand "best practices" for the system. One significant downside to my experience was the terrible service I received from the Best Buy Geek Squad. From my first meeting with them, I experienced misleading promises, missed deadlines and delays. Much, but not all, of that disappoint was offset by the wonderful, excellent work of the Geek Squad installer who dismantled by old 25 and connected the 650. It was a four-hour process and he did a superb job. Too bad my initial experience with this group was so problematic. That said, a month in, I am happy with the performance and love the new system. I just hope the Geek Squad does a serious examination of their practices so the overall Best Buy/Bose experience in the future improves.Jul 20, 2019 09:32
This being the central core to my home entertainment system, I didn't want to scrimp. I mean, everything else is piped through this, right? So, I spent the money.
At first I was underwhelmed by the sound quality. I thought, "I paid 4K for this?!" Then, I hooked my turntable to it. WOW! It's as though they are sitting in my living room! I realized that my first impression was due to the signal that I get from my cable company. Money well spent.!!!Aug 12, 2017 11:15
The best surround sound it's amazing buy you will love it and enjoy it you feel like you are in the moviesOct 23, 2020 17:18
Complete your entertainment. Enjoy a complete home theater with the YHT-5960U. This system will transform how you listen and watch at home with a powerful subwoofer and complete set of surround speakers. This home-theater-in-a-box includes the latest in video processing, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more.
Just purchased last week and so far - so good. I have a one bedroom apartment and the unit it PLENTY loud. I'm not a super audiophile but the system has a deep, rich sound out of the box and the surround sound is really great and makes you feel like you're in a movie theatre.
You WILL spend 2 - 3 days tweaking settings to your liking and there are A LOT of variables that will effect how this sounds in your personal space. The YPAO microphone (included) will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you but I still found myself futzing with the speaker levels to suit my liking even after running the speaker balancing set up program.
I can verify that this does, indeed, offer 4k UHD HDR pass through @ 60hz. Of course, your TV has to support this as well in order for it to work and don't forget to adjust your TVs HDMI input manager so that it allows it to accept the passthrough. This took me a couple days to figure out.
I watched John Carpenter's "The Thing" and "Blade Runner" on physical 4k UHD discs and can attest the 5.1 surround sound is pretty great. Felt like I was sitting in the movie theatre. No - it does not decode Dolby Atmos but unless you have a 9.1 Atmos speaker set up - you're not getting Dolby Atmos anyway no matter what your TV / Streaming service says.
It has all your major AV inputs - HDMI x 4, EARC x 1, Coaxial, Optical, and RCA. Very nice considering many amps are fading RCA and Optical.
A heads up that while, yes, this is a "Home Theatre In A Box" it is not "plug and play" like a sound bar. You will spend a good a few hours getting the speakers where you want them and dressing the wires. I would really recommend picking up an extra spool of speaker wire because they give you JUST ENOUGH for all the included ones. If you miscalculate a wire measurement or have a really big room you're setting this up in, you will probably need the extra. Then - once you get it set up - you will dive down the rabbit hole of tweaking the settings and getting the sound to where you like it. If you don't have a passing knowledge of home audio set up - this will most likely be a frustrating, but not insurmountable, experience for you.
Overall I am happy with this purchase and it does what I wanted it to do. Four stars for now. I will change to five stars once the promised HDMI 2.1 / 4K 120hz passthrough hardware upgrade is released.Sep 27, 2021 13:01
Great system but beware of buying open box. Mine was listed as "open box excellent" and it was full of cockroaches when it arrived. As a result we got a German cockroach infestation. The system itself sounds great for a theater in a box system. I recommend this setup.Oct 09, 2021 11:14
I bought this system for my apartment and it was $650 before taxes. The main thing to note is it has 3 front speakers and 2 SIDE speakers, so the sound will be from the sides not the rear, which was in the description, just emphasizing. I am in love with it and I'm sure if I maximized it's potential I could rack up some complaint.Sep 11, 2021 22:41
It’s a great product but this was the first time I ever buy a home theater system with wires that I have to clip and measure to install. I didn’t even have wire cutters or anything around me. I used scissors and it was very annoying.
The product itself is cool. Installation was the annoying part. I’ve never been so annoyed before. But after I cut and measured out the wires, I was able to install and it was done. There was also a lag in audio/video that corrected itself because this system comes with a mic that also listens to the room’s tone and auto-tunes itself. Overall, good buy. Just the whole wire thing. Made a 5 star go to 3 for sure.Oct 01, 2021 16:16
Works very well with my tv, my Blue-ray player, and for the surround for my music (all different brand names). The sub-woofer works great, and the speakers were easy to hook up and adjust with the receiver. The system also features a remote that is easy to use. The sound is awesome. I was impressed with this theater system for the price, as I had tried others.Oct 17, 2021 02:11
I love the sound and how easy it was to install. I would highly recommend.Nov 05, 2021 17:08
I enjoy the speaker clarity resulting from the 725 rms power rating resulting in not needing a high db level sound level for comfortably listening.Oct 29, 2021 15:36
I just bought this last night so I haven't had a chance to really review itAug 27, 2021 16:52
Experience classic stereo sound with this Innovative Technology Bluetooth CD player. Its 33-foot wireless range lets you stream from remote mobile devices, and it has adjustable bass, treble and balance controls to suit your sonic taste. Save up to 20 radio stations with this 50W Innovative Technology Bluetooth CD player's built-in FM tuner.
This is a good quality audio system. It is a perfect fit for my entertainment needs. I especially like the bluetooth feature and the FM radio quality. The fact that is has the cd option as well, is a plus.May 24, 2020 17:47
This beFree Sound 91592793M speaker system offers Bluetooth for wireless streaming, and a USB port and SD media reader for plugging in compatible audio devices. Five 2.5" satellite speakers and a 4" powered subwoofer produce rich sound.
It doesn't connect very well sometimes, and the middle speaker is the only one that works wellSep 27, 2019 21:48
there is no usb cable hook up good sound for just streioOct 06, 2018 08:36
Can only get 2 speakers to connect at a time. It's either the front OR the surround OR the center. But not all 5 will connect. And the sound is crap! Sound tinny like it's inside a tin can. Regretting replacing my old surround sound that sounded SO much better. Thought "new" would be an improvement. I was wrong!!Nov 18, 2019 19:27
Excellent product and works good. Is great for what I paid for.Dec 02, 2018 12:46
Perfect size and price for the location and need i purchased it for. Very good sound and sources that can be used.Jul 04, 2021 15:56
I received my surround sound in mail on time and in good condition. Tested the speakers out to make sure they worked alright. They worked beautifully and the sound quality was great. Good for a low budget. My first surround sound system and im perfectly satisfied.Nov 28, 2016 19:17
The sound is a lot better than expected. For the low price, I would recommend to anyone with medium size or small room.Dec 20, 2018 12:10
Great product for the price. Cords are short for speakers but for the size and price can’t go wrong.Jan 04, 2019 19:20
Enjoy crisp, clear sound on this beFree Sound speaker system. It has USB, SD, Bluetooth and FM radio inputs, and five speakers cover your sitting area so you get the full power of a surround sound system. This beFree Sound speaker system comes with a remote for convenient adjustments.
excellent buy, worth it. i highly recommend to anyoneAug 21, 2021 16:19
Speakers are good but not great when once it gets to loud. The bass never sounds rightAug 22, 2019 01:28
This is definitely not a wireless speaker system!!Oct 04, 2021 16:40
I love how easy it was to put together our of the box.Apr 19, 2018 00:07
Great job cleaning up computer and explaining what was done and fixedJan 11, 2020 09:39
Very happy with the quality of sound as well as priceApr 27, 2018 19:56
I really liked the quality of the sound. Good value for the money.Dec 04, 2018 15:39
The sound is crisp but gets lower when used with my TV. Not wireless speakers!!!!Apr 18, 2017 11:43
Listen to music with this beFree Sound surround sound system. It comes with five 3-inch speakers and a 5.25-inch amplifier, and it delivers clear audio from Bluetooth-enabled devices, USB inputs, SD cards or FM radio. The powerful sound of this beFree Sound surround sound system lets you get the theater experience right in your living room.
This is a very confusing system to hook up to a tv .. if you’re looking for surround sound system do bypass this item because it’s useless. This system is more for a computer set up . I should have open the box before the return date because I would have definitely returned it . It’s just sitting in the box in my living room being useless !May 09, 2021 17:08
Description says wireless speaker system ....it’s not wireless far from itOct 25, 2019 15:46
The speakers make a really bad noise like prpeprprprpr,prrrr it’s not good I’m so proud of my self for waisted money on this trashy..Aug 01, 2021 03:40
I thought these would be great for the price, however after setting them up the bass was very distorted and you could barely hear any of the highs. The Sub also shook if you tried turning it up to a reasonable movie level. It was very annoying to hear trying to watch an action movie. I took them back the next day.Jan 11, 2019 15:27
Great vibe and i love the bass Great for my bedrooms thanks alot i love them!Mar 18, 2018 18:04
We bought this for my BIL for xmas and it has been working great for them.May 13, 2020 08:11
Could have spend more but this works amazingly well.Oct 04, 2019 19:01
I absolutely love this product and highly recommend it for purchase. We purchased this for our parents as a Christmas gift because they like to blast jazz all over the house so I thought this would be the perfect gift for more sound quality, it really easy to set up. Love it. Glad I purchased it.May 18, 2017 08:47
Listen to your favorite tunes with this beFree Sound surround sound speaker system. It has five speakers and a 4-inch amplifier, so you can set up your own arrangement and get theater-grade sound. Connect your devices via Bluetooth or use the SD, USB or FM radio options on this beFree Sound surround sound speaker system.
YOU ADVERTISE AS WIRELESS, IT IS NOT. VERY DISSAPOINTED IN YOUR ADVERTISING TECHNIQUE AND WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM YOU AGAIN. YOU SHOULD GIVE ME FULL REFUND BASED ON SALES TELLING ME THAT THIS WAS COMPATIBLE WITH MY TV AND IT WAS NOTMar 04, 2018 11:24
Not wireless buyer beware… this is false advertisement I am making a formal complaint to the occ the organization that governs price marketing and solicitation of goods.May 28, 2021 15:46
Decent product but it was a birthday gift that took two weeks longer then the shipping time had specifiddDec 28, 2020 15:14
Exstreamly hard to get to conect. Only 1 of our 5 TVs will conect to them & to top it off it was a Christmas present so they can not be returned. Also the speakers are not wireless from eachother only the tv.Feb 07, 2021 21:24
Was expecting wireless speakers that connect via Bluetooth. I was wrongDec 14, 2018 20:25
I returned the unit. Not the quality as shown. Small and low quality.Jan 16, 2021 12:00
This is NOT wireless speakers!!! Its also very tinted sounding.Aug 16, 2019 16:46
was not satisfied at all. Very disappointed. I would not recommend it.Dec 18, 2020 18:24
Discover what true surround sound means with this beFree speaker system. The 5.1-channel system works with a variety of inputs, including Bluetooth, so that you can quickly switch between devices, and it even includes a radio. Incredible output power produces plenty of audio from this beFree speaker system to give you the full experience.
We ended up returning this. My first warning sign should have been the fact that there were no reviews. The package came with no instructions and way too many wires for a beginner to know what to do with. We also thought that wireless meant that the unit was COMPLETELY wireless which it was not.Apr 13, 2018 21:35
stated was wireless and it is not unless you consider pointing the remote control at it and the volume goes up and down with much promptingMay 29, 2020 16:36
Great speakers for living room and the price is not bad!Jul 26, 2019 19:30
Super. Except one speaker didn’t work, but sounds great with the rest.Jan 04, 2019 16:28