Summary: Very similar and plays good as my 35 year old JVC RX309 model 200 watt Digital Synthesizer Receiver. I have a large bedroom and used two Sony SSB1000 model Shelf Speakers on the A speakers and a KLH passive sub woofer with two KLH Satellite speaker system on the B Speakers. I can control my Treble and Bass settings right off the Remote with surround/Stereo etc. modes.
Summary: The first unit arrived with a display doa. The second unit is working fine. I use this receiver for one purpose only, and that is to use it as a headphone amplifier. It has Dolby Headphone along with a six channel external input that I use from the analog output of my Oppo 103D. It has an option for direct source on/off which is great if you want to adjust the bass or treble, otherwise leave the direct on to listen as the audio was mastered.
Summary: PRO: The surround sound quality is excellent. Clear sound! Rear component plug-ins were a snap. The owner's manual is clear to read. The accessories are good quality, The shipping arrival was 2 days early ! Bluetooth. Con: No extra power outlets in the rear of the Amp. Had to buy an extra power strip. Have to re-set the source component in-put dial every time you turn it back on.
Summary: I was considering an up grade of my 15 year old, or about, Sony 150 tower speakers, which are equivalent to the 7000 series, to improve base response. Then, thought to up grade my 2 channel Sony str185 100 watt per channel receiver, which is close to the same age, with a 2.1 to add a sub woofer. I came to the conclusion after purchasing the RX5403 2.1 that I was content. I was pleasantly surprised with the difference in bass, clarity and definition.
Summary: This is a bare bones 100 watt receiver but I love it so far! I have a small place and did have a Yamaha surround sound 5.1 speaker thang....receiver gave up it's ghost and then I sent for this SHERWOOD and it's been fine.....good price for the product!
Summary: This is a great receiver and meets and exceeds my expectations in all categories. My only mistake was that I didn't order the next model up with more input ports. Not Sherwood's fault but the consumer messed up!