Conclusion: There’s no doubt that the HT-E5530 offers a lot for your money. Built-in Wi-Fi, an excellent web portal, DLNA streaming, 3D Blu-ray playback and wide format support is a good spec in anyone’s book, plus it brings a bit of gloss-black glamour to your living space. It’s just a shame Samsung couldn’t back it up with better sound quality. The congested midrange and hard-sounding effects take the shine off its performance, particularly when you crank the volume up high.
Pros: Generous feature list, Stylish gloss black speakers, Slick, attractive operating system
Cons: Hard, compressed sound, Tower speaker build quality, Smart Hub needs more catch-up TV