Conclusion: Samsung should be commended for raising the bar for HTIB systems. While the HT-E6500W can’t be considered a high-end audio system by audiophile standards, it does handily outperform most single-box solutions. If $600 seems a bit pricey for an HTIB, consider the fact that the system includes a Smart Blu-ray player worth at least $150 on its own, and pairs it with a capable, convenient audio solution with the ability to switch between two external HDMI sources.
Pros: Impressive overall fidelity for an HTIB, Quality music reproduction, Includes iPod/iPhone docking cradle, Wireless surround signal delivery, Built-in Wi-Fi and network media access
Cons: Audio compresses at high volumes, Center channel leans heavily on subwoofer, Wireless surround receiver is bulky, Sub misses lowest octave