www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Sony-str-da5500es.30950474
6.5 out of 10

Sony STR-DA5500ES

Features: 120 watts x 7, multi-room audio and video, 9 HD inputs Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Sony STR-DA5500ES

Showing 1-7 of 7
Overall 2
2.0

Very poor quality

mejis, Amazon
27 March 2011
  • Summary: I have purchased numerous Sony ES series receivers over the past years, but Sony has continued to cut back on their build quality over the years, and their receivers are now JUNK. My Sony 5500ES receiver completely failed after just 10 months of use! Even when it did work, the sound quality and performance was sub-par compared to other receivers at this price point.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Excellent in every way

R. DeRieux, Amazon
23 December 2010
  • Summary: Pros: Incredible sound performance, amazing video processing Cons: assigning imputs such as BD or SAT to hdmi allows for video imput but not audio. Summary: I have researched Sony's es line for the last three years. I've taken the opportunity to do side by side comparisons with Sony and equal Yamaha, Denon and Marantz. There were pros and cons with each manufacture. I like Sony's products and have had nothing but exceptional service from their customer support.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

excellent in every way

rtg_paintball, Ebay
20 December 2010
  • Summary: Pros: Incredible sound performance, amazing video processing Cons: assigning imputs such as BD or SAT to hdmi allows for video imput but not audio. Summary: I have researched Sony's es line for the last three years. I've taken the opportunity to do side by side comparisons with Sony and equal Yamaha, Denon and Marantz. There were pros and cons with each manufacture. I like Sony's products and have had nothing but exceptional service from their customer support.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Sony STR-DA5500ES

Dennis, Amazon
30 October 2010
  • Summary: This is a very good Receiver When it comes right down to it, audio quality is the most important feature of a surround sound receiver. The STR-DA5500ES does not disappoint. Quality is far above what I would expect from a receiver at this price point. This receiver had the clarity to make bookshelf speakers sound amazing, and enough power to rock some free-standing towers. The fun thing was to adjust the EQ on the fly with the set-up manager on my laptop.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great receiver with some unexspected limitiations

theater03, Amazon
12 October 2010
  • Summary: I have had this receiver for several weeks now and it has been light years ahead of what it replaced. Lots of inputs and assignable, flexible. For example you can actually assign video inputs to things like the MD in and gain another video source :) The gui is awesome aswell, everything is namable, assignable, and customizable. Now for the limitations that I have ran into. First off you cannot re-arrange the sources in the GUI just Rename.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome Sony Receiver

Isam A. Qurie "IQ", Amazon
29 August 2010
  • Summary: I am very pleased with the STR-DA5500ES. I have always loved Sony's products especially the ES line. This one won't disappoint.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

What a disappointment

Gary M. Leiss "GML", Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this high end receiver with high expectations. Although it is sleek looking it has very poor sound quality and very limited audio adjustments. It seems to be cheeply made and poorly engineered. It is adequate as a video hub, however, very poor as a home theater receiver. Their is no onboard graphic equalizer to tweek your speekers. It simply has base and treble adjustment. I was so disappointed that I sent it back and purchased a Denon 4310 receiver.
  • Read full review