Summary: The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a stylish and compact 5.1 speaker system, but better-sounding systems are available at this price.
Pros: The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a compact surround-sound speaker system with four small two-way satellites, a center channel, and a 100-watt, 8-inch powered subwoofer. It can often be found online for less than $500 and sounds much better than a sound bar or HTIB.
Cons: While the HD Theater 500 sounds much better than a sound bar, its sound quality is a step behind other budget speaker packages. Also, its speakers' wire spring-clip connectors feel cheap and aren't as secure as we'd like.
Conclusion: To achieve such outstanding sound reproduction from such a small package is an impressive feat. Here, Klipsch stays true to its legacy of exceeding listener expectations by offering us a package that delivers engaging home theater and a satisfying music experience. Audiophiles on a budget or with serious space constraints need to add this package onto their short lists. They won’t be disappointed.
Pros: Attractive satellites, surprising balance of sound, mounting hardware included.
Cons: Poor wire connections, sub may not perform well in larger or open rooms.
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