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Onkyo HT-S5400
6.6 out of 10

Onkyo HT-S5400

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Overall 2

HT-S5400 7.1 Home Theater System

Steve M., Newegg
27 May 2012
  • Summary: Save your money and if need be buy a cheap one and move up to a Yamaha or Bose or Polk down the road, this system will definitely be going into my garage, or being sold.
  • Pros: First 3 months all thumbs up, after that nothing but problems.
  • Cons: To whom it may concern: I bought a complete system in a box through Newegg.com Sept. 2011 it was HT-R590 or S5400 7.1 Home Theater Sys.and don’t know if I got a obsolete system but I can’t find it on your website. But I am writing this to tell you that I am a unhappy customer. Your warranty syste...
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Overall 10

Dollar for dollar, best deal around

Kevin H., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • Summary: If you're looking into this set, you're probably getting your first set or are shopping for someone who is. I'm upgrading from a $50 2.1 speaker set so I'm not an experienced audiophile. I've been looking at speakers and HTIBs for weeks before deciding this was the best money for the value.
  • Pros: Great Highs Great Lows Sound fills the room Very affordable for the features (Automatic setting adjustments and such) Multiple simulated 7.1 sound options for non-7.1 input which are effective. Very upgradeable.
  • Cons: Serious break-in period on the sub. When I first set it up I maxed the volume on the sub and receiver. Could barely hear it. By the end of the day it was shaking the house, so don't stress it if it doesn't sound great right away I don't want to say this is a perfect set because I don't want to co...
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Overall 10


jon h., Newegg
11 November 2011
  • Pros: This is a great system. I got it last year and love it. Works well with 3D and everyday gaming, TV, etc. Sounds fantastic.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
5 November 2011
  • Summary: I used heavier wire, but don't know if that made any difference.
  • Pros: This is the best system I have owned. Easy ti hook up, and the sound is great.
  • Cons: Can't find any
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Overall 4

HDMI issues.

June H., Newegg
22 October 2011
  • Summary: I may end up buying a different brand reciever, this is very dissapointing for me. I hoped for no problems when Skyrim came out.
  • Pros: for what you get, meaning, power, 7.1, everything in one box, it's a good system. When it works, it's truly amazing.
  • Cons: The cons, HDMI HDMI HDMI. This is a ongoing issue with Onkyo receivers. While I type this my screens signal is going in and out. Others have reported issues with sound going out. Please. look at the other Onkyo recievers. do a search first. I believe the system runs way to hot. The OSD has artifa...
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Overall 10


Carol D., Newegg
24 September 2011
  • Pros: My sister has this Home Theatre system and it really impresses me. The Lows, Mids, and Highs are amazing! Really worth it. The bass literally shakes the house, haha.
  • Cons: The receiver looks kind of empty inside for the size but that quite alright
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Overall 10

WAY-WAY MORE than You Pay For

Ernest L., Newegg
10 September 2011
  • Summary: Phenomenal for the money and worth more than every cent. As a former dealer of much more expensive Brand Name electronics, this system wonderfully expresses the current state of the art available for very little money. SET UP options couldn't be easier unless you have someone else do it.
  • Pros: Very easy to set up not matter which way or how you choose. However - wisely choose the most detailed and then double check for the best results - it will make a difference (machines can and sometimes do still make mistakes) Excellent Manual, Incredible Sound, Fantastically Good Speakers Very acc...
  • Cons: Nothing is ever perfect, and if it ever were, it never stays that way for long. This unit and transaction as a whole or in parts have no "Cons" whatsoever that would be substantial or actually worth stating.
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Overall 10

Awesome Sound

Christopher D., Newegg
22 August 2011
  • Summary: I don't use the radio, don't even know where the antenna is now. The speaker cables do seem thinner than I would like but everything works fine so I'm not going to go buy anything new. I'm not a huge audio person but I think this sounds great and I'd buy it again.
  • Pros: I've always heard Onkyo is a good brand name. I've used this with a laptop, desktop and PS3, all sound great. The system comes with an auto-adjuster which works pretty well but I still had to fix it up a bit myself. It can get really loud without any distortion. Setup is pretty much idiot proof w...
  • Cons: Bass seemed somewhat depressing at first, but after a week or 2 it was great. I've read new speakers, and even more so subwoofers, have something like a burn-in time up front. This seems to be pretty normal with new sound systems so I cant count off.
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Overall 10

Better than I expected

Edward B., Newegg
21 August 2011
  • Summary: Buy it !!!! It's a win/win solution.
  • Pros: Great sound and plenty of power for my 30x15 room. The auto setup for the surround sound was a surprise because it really works. It was very affordable and the black matches all my components.
  • Cons: I can't find any cons. I don't really understand some of the other surveys. Maybe the small wire may look as if it will loose some power, but I didn't find that it was.
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Overall 10

Good System

Tripp G., Newegg
3 August 2011
  • Pros: The system is much bigger than it look in the pictures, which could be good or bad depending on your room size. I bought this system for a dorm room, so it's a bit big for that but I like that. It has good response, clear sound, and rich bass that doesn't get boomy if you configure it correctly. ...
  • Cons: Size could be an issue but that's all relative to your room size. Supplied speaker wire is a bit thin, I bought some 16 gauge wire per multiple recommendations on the internet and I am very happy with the sound I'm getting out.
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