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Klipsch - Reference Series 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 8" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 661 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar!

    Posted
    JudgeSmails
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    I needed a soundbar for a 20x20 room for a Samsung 55KS8000 TV. My main requirements were 3.1 channels and HDMI ARC. HDMI ARC was mandatory since this is a living room TV that my wife and kids use (any extra complexity required to control the volume would not be tolerated). I initially purchased a Polk Magnifi Max at a local Best Buy. I had the Polk for about a week, which worked fairly well, but had two issues. The biggest issue was that high frequencies were almost non-existent. Midrange and bass severely overpowered the highs. The other issue was that the sound would often drop out when changing channels, taking 2 or 3 seconds to come back on. I tried messing with every bitstream/audio setting on the TV, and couldn't fix the issue. This was not a huge problem, but just noticeable enough to be annoying. I returned the Polk back to Best Buy (the return process was super easy, BTW) and listened to a bunch of other soundbars (much more carefully this time). I heard the same weak highs on the Polk display model that I was hearing at home, and was irritated at myself for not noticing this the first time. I really wanted to like the JBL Bar 3.1, but it had the opposite problem that the Polk had. The JBL had great highs, especially compared to the Polk, but absolutely no midrange. That led me to the Klipsch RSB-11. I had previously not considered the Klipsch because it was only 2.1 channels. However, it sounded so much better in the store than the Polk or JBL that I was willing compromise on my 3.1 channel requirement. A less expensive Klipsch model (RSB-8) also sounded much better. I went ahead and bought the RSB-11, which was basically the same cost (actually slightly cheaper) as the Polk that I had just returned. I am extremely glad I went to the trouble of returning the Polk and getting the Klipsch. I don't miss the 3rd channel one bit, as the Klipsch just sounds much better. Highs are far better, making dialogue much easier to hear. Bass and mids are great as well. Also, the Klipsch unit does not have the issue with the audio dropping out during channel changes like I saw with the Polk. The HDMI ARC work seamlessly, making the soundbar a perfectly integrated extension of the TV. I've heard that ARC can be flakey between different manufacturers, but it worked perfectly in my case with the Klipsch and Samsung TV. The Klipsch is better than the Polk, for my needs, in almost every way. I will say that the overall aesthetics of the Polk (and JBL) are probably better. They are slimmer and less noticeable. The Klipsch is bigger and has a generally less sleek design. I'm assuming the larger size contributes to the improved sound. Also, the Bluetooth reception isn't great on the Klipsch as you have to be within about 15 feet of the soundbar to maintain a reliable connection. For me, these things are both of negligible importance compared to the sound quality and integration with the TV. I have had the Klipsch soundbar for about two months, and am still very pleased with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, my first Klipsch ever.

    Posted
    Marius
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    I bought a new tv so I told myself that I have to push it a little bit by buying a soundbar. I didnt know which soundbar should I take so I bought two : Bose 500 plus the base $900 and I bought Klipsch RSB11 (it comes with base) for $400 (was on sale from $600). I have both for few days and I was trying everything possible just to get my mind clear. 1. I will start by saying that Bose looks amazing, small, compact, stylish. Nothing to say about that, compared to a bulky much bigger RSB11. 1-0 Bose. 2. Connectivity: both were kind of easy to set up, but for BOSE I had to download the app. That's a minus because it took longer than RSB11. 1-1 3. Bluetooth: on the Bose i had a problem that I did't find on RSB11. Connecting the soundbar to my Mac, playing anything on it (music, listening live tv, youtube) every 5-6 minutes i was having 1-2 second gaps, where the music stopped. On the Klipsch, the bluetooth connection just went continuously with no gap. Both had delays image-sound but I think it is normal for a Bluetooth connection. 2-1 Klipsch. 4. The most important, SOUND: Maybe I had better expectations, maybe all the fame of BOSE brand made me believe in the beginning that the sound SHOULD AND WILL BE CRYSTAL CLEAR. It is not. And here is where I get very very DISAPPOINTING. Not loud enough, not clear enough, the base not powerful enough. I tried movies, 4k movies, music, youtube. It's not CLEAR. On the other side, Klipsch convinced me with a better clarity of the sound, clarity of the dialog, better base and louder even. 3-1 Klipsch. 5. Connections: I like the fact that Bose got HDMI, optical and they give you the chance to add wired speakers on the soundbar. Klipsch doesn't allow that. 3-2 Klipsch. 6. Price: $900 BOSE vs $400 Klipsch. For nothing in the world BOSE 500 doesn't value (except for the fact that you PAY THE NAME) double that Klipsch RSB11... it's impossible. The easiest comparison ... 4-2 Klipsch. I will return the BOSE in the next days, it is just NOT WORTH IT to spend so much money for so little to offer. If you just want to show off in front of your friends that you have money to spend on a BOSE, that buy BOSE soundbar 500, but if you care about your budget and the better quality soundbar, Klipsch RSB11 offer what you need. (not that Klipsch is not a good name brand). p.s. I bought a BOSE QC II headphones, but these are great, amazing. 5 starts with no questions. Just to show that I am very objective about this review. BOSE might have some great products but not the Soundbar 500. Sorry. p.p.s. I do hear when it is on a static sound if i get my ear 5-10 inches close to the soundbar, but I hope it is fixable. And I wish Klipsch RSB11 would be more stylish :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great full-sounding soundbar!

    Posted
    Neni86
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    First off, I’d like to say that by no means am I an audiophile!! But my familiarity with audio products comes from the years I worked in the Home Theater department at Best Buy—9 years overall, and 3 of those years were in the Magnolia Home Theater section of Best Buy. Over the years I had the opportunity to test multiple speakers/receivers/sound bars and give a bunch of demos to customers. While working in a store with just core audio products (Non-Magnolia store) I was always drawn to this soundbar. At the time, however, I had a Speakercraft soundbar that I was pleased with so I didn’t bother buying the Klipsch. Few years later the Speakercraft soundbar blew out so I bouhht the Klipsch after remembering how much I liked it when I worked at Best Buy. It sounds FULL!! No tinniness. Some of the other brands I tested either sounded tinny or had a muddy sound. The bass may not be AS loud as what some bass addicts would like it to be and you can definitely find other sound bars with more bass BUTTT let’s not get it twisted—this sound bar provides MORE than enough bass to make action movies sound...like they are action movies lol. On top of that, I don’t have the bass set to the max, I have it turned up about 60% (more on that below) which is adequate for me! I personally don’t go for heavy bass because it can take away from listening to the little details but even with it set at 60% bass, you can still feel it enough to envelop you in the movie/music, etc. I prefer a balance between bass and mids/highs and I feel like this soundbar delivers that. The soundbar has about 12 levels and mine is at the 7th level (~60%). Please note— there is no actual indicator for what level the sound nor sub is on. For the sub, I tested it while listening to a song on bluetooth. I turned it all the way down (I noticed that the source icon blinks when pressing the sub up or down button, same with volume) then turned it up one button press at a time. After 12 button presses the Bluetooth icon stopped blinking so I knew it was at its max. It’s the same with volume, the source blinks until it has reached it’s min or max. Would’ve been great if it were to tell you the actual decibel level though! The clarity of dialogue is amazing. It definitely separates from the ambient sounds, which is ideally one of the main purposes of a soundbar. Setup was simple. I connected the hdmi cable to hdmi ARC input of my tv. Connected my ps4 and Nintendo switch via hdmi into it. I did not have to reset the subwoofer, just paired it as per instructions. The Bluetooth thoughhhhh.. *sigh*.. somewhat lacking. For me, I can only get about 9 ft away before it starts cutting in and out. :/ I am contemplating connecting a small Bluetooth receiver to the 3.5 jack of the soundbar which will probably give me a longer range. I have not done this yet because the soundbar remote can control the music on my phone (rewind, skip, pause, etc) and the remote DEFINITELY has a longer range so it is doable for now. All in all, a great soundbar!! I am extremely pleased with my purchase and still get excited to watch a movie or listen to music. Are there better sounding sound bars out there? Of course! BUT, I don’t think you will find it at this price. Hope this helps! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So close

    Posted
    Jason
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    I bought this to replace an LG SH7B that started having problems with the sub cutting out and having to be reset multiple times a day. I'm not sure if I'm an audiophile or just a person that enjoys good sounds. Either way I absolutely love the sounds that come from this sound bar and sub. Everything is so clear and the sub sounds great. I did have to turn the sub volume up all the way for my liking and would like it to go a little further since I do like bass but it's really fine for what it is and it keeps the bass from taking over. The problem comes at night while I would watch tv at lower volume than during the day. I sit about 10ft from the sound bar and can hear a hiss/static kinda noise coming from the bar, more so from the left side. I tried a surge protector with clean power, unplugged everything but the power cord and tried different outlets and nothing solved the issue. I returned it for a new one and had the same problem. I then went to the Best Buy store and listened to the one on display and heard the same thing. I then moved on to a Polk Audio Magnifi Max and I gotta say, it sounds pretty bad for Polk. I expected a lot more. There was more bass than the Klipsch but it just kinda merged with the mids making everything all muddy with barely any highs. I had both hooked up at the same time with Gardians of the Galaxy 2 on switching back and forth between the Polk and Klipsch and there is so much missing from the Polk. The Klipsch produces so much more sounds that you just don't hear from the Polk no matter how you adjust it. Then the sub started popping, I read online it's common. Seems as though the sub cuts in and out causing the popping noise. I don't know for sure but I don't really care because the sound just stinks. It's better than tv speakers of course but it's not great and definitely not worth the price even with the sub working properly. I did contact Klipsch support via their website and they said it's normal. I say it may be normal for that bar but not in general. I know all audio equipment produce a bit of noise if you put your ear right next to the speakers but you shouldn't be able you hear it 10 ft away, especially enough to drive you nuts. I'm assuming many people don't notice it like I do, don't turn the volume low enough to hear it or get bothered by it because there are many great reviews. I wish I could have kept it but I just can't take the hissing noise. If you want to know what I'm talking about go search for rsb-11 static, another person with the same issue uploaded a video of the same sound.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best so far..

    Posted
    frankie4
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    After downgrading sound systems over the twenty years its been difficult to find a system I think is practical, worth the expense and gets by the wife. Once you hear true 5.1 Dolby surround a 2.1 sound bar just can't compete. After years of disappointing systems, trying systems from Samsung, JBL, Bose, Polk and Yamaha I always had an eye on the Klipsch systems. We upgraded to a 65" 4k TV and while the Yamaha YAS-105 was one of Rolling Stones top tech gifts for 2016, worked well with our old system it just did not do justice with this giant 4k TV. In July of 2017 the RSB-11 was on sale for $450 but I found an open-box for a bit less and took advantage. While it is much more difficult than the optical connection the HDMI offers integrated Dolby Surround and if you use proper 4k connections and components the difference in sound quality is unbelievable when you hit the surround option and the Dolby signal lights up on the Klipsch system telling you the 4k Dolby signal is getting through! I read quite a few complaints from people calling themselves tech-savvy audiophiles but it is obvious if you are using any powerful high-fi system the tiniest magnetic, electrical, or digital interference affects the sound quality. a microscopic piece of dust in a connection will create a humm so you need to keep everything clean and static free if you expect to get a distortion free signal. Also keep in mind the unbelievable amount of data coming through every second when streaming a 4k movie!!! To not have a mistake in billions on lines of code is nearly impossible so yes, I have interruptions, but they are entirely acceptable to me as I am running approx.. 60mbps and its just so much data what do you really expect? A message for Klipsch... Please make backward compatible rear surround speakers, that are wireless, and give us a 5.1 Dolby decoder in a firmware update for this system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounds, but some quirks

    Posted
    gdesjardin
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    I actually returned the first one of these I bought because I thought it was defective -- no sound would come out through the HDMI Arc connection that was connected to my TV. When I returned it, the manager at the store said a lot of people bring this model back for that same reason. So many people recommended it, though, so I took a chance and bought another of the same model, and had the same issue. After playing around with the settings on my TV (a 2017 high-end Samsung), I finally got it to work by setting the Audio on my TV to PCM. Google searches after that confirmed that PCM is the correct setting for my TV and this speaker system. Once I got that working, I was incredibly impressed with the sound. It has more depth than my previous Samsung Soundbar. I can't really give it a thorough (loud) test due to the fact that I'm in a townhouse with somewhat thin walls, but it sounds awesome, and I really like the Dialogue setting for when you want clearer dialogue. Aside from the frustrations initially trying to get it to work, my other issues with it are that if you have the input (like your TV) paused for a while, the system loses its connection to the TV and you have to turn the sound system back on. I read about this issue online, and it sounded like Klipsch had resolved it, but I have the latest version of the software and it's still an issue. Also, the instructions to set the system up are somewhat sparse useless. Other than that, my only other complaint is that the screen on the sound bar is small, and doesn't display the volume value. There also isn't much you can do to refine the sound. These are things I liked in my previous Samsung Soundbar. I would still pick this one over that, though, due to the better overall sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounds good! Randomly will turn on my TV?

    Posted
    Carlton
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    I bought this soundbar because my computer speakers derided to die. I had a Sony soundbar on my TV (Samsung 55" 4k not QLED) which sounds good on only one setting so I removed that one and added it to my PC and use this one for my TV. For what ever reason, (I still can't find the cause) my TV will randomly turn on by it self. It never did this with the Sony so I know it is the Klipisch. The only way to fix this is to unplug the TV for 1-5 mins and plug it back in. Like I said, it is random when this happens so it will be good for a couple days and start doing this all over again or will just keep doing this so I just keep the TV unplugged. I tried updating the firmware on the soundbar but the problem is still there. The last firmware update was 2 years ago, shortly after this soundbar was released. I talked to Samsung and they said it is a problem with the soundbar and I tried to reach out to Klipisch but they fail to respond. The only reason I'm giving this review a 2 star is because Klipisch customer service seems to be nonexistent but the sound of the soundbar is very good. If the customer service just replied, I would give this review 4 if not 5 starts depending what they say. They do have a page about this issue and it pretty much says "The problem is your TV not us" so I guess i'm stuck with this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Was Good, But.....

    Posted
    Windwalker
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    I have had the Klipsch RSB-11 Soundbar and Subwoofer for about two months. It worked very well until I had time to do the Firmware update that Klipsch offered. I printed out the detailed instructions, downloaded the Zip file that contained the update, unzipped the file and loaded the two Firmware updates onto a jump drive and started the update following the steps exactly. It shutdown for the next step in the update and it would not power back up. I contacted Klipsch thru their Customer support on the website, and opened a Ticket to ask a question about what happened. I got a automated response stating I would be contacted within 7 days. It has been well over a week now, and no response. I returned it to BestBuy for Geek Squad to send it back to their repair center. It could take a month till I get my Soundbar back....if I am lucky...Lol. I am rating it one Star, because of the Firm Ware Update Failure and the lack of RESPONSE from Klipsch, their Customer Support is very BAD and Seemingly Non-Existent. The Best Advice I would give to anyone considering buying this Soudbar would be to "Not do the Firmware Update" if you want to enjoy your Soundbar. I would not recommend this Soundbar to anyone because of the lack of Customer Support from Klipsch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but had functionality issues

    Posted
    Mike
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    I purchased the new Klipsch RSB-11 sound bar with wireless sub woofer expecting the typical Klipsch quality sound. Since this was a brand new style soundbar from Klipsch featuring HDMI connections and ARC ( Audio Return Channel) functionality, I assumed there would be no interface issues with my new Samsung 65" UHD 4K TV. To make a long story a little shorter (10 emails back and forth with Klipsch Technical Support), the problem I had was that Klipsch insisted I connect my Direct TV satellite box to the soundbar and then connect the HDMI ARC from the soundbar to the TV ARC connector. The soundbar, seeing a connection at the ARC connector would default to TV source which would be correct, except the ARC was not picking up the audio signal from the TV. This tells me the ARC function in the soundbar is not working correctly. In order to get sound, I needed to use the soundbar remote to switch the audio input from TV to HDMI 1, which is the connector the Klipsch folks said I needed to use to connect the satellite receiver to. So the soundbar was getting the audio signal from the satellite receiver and using the ARC connection to pass the 4K HD video signal to the TV. The techs at Klipsch said they needed to get the engineering folks involved because they couldn't figure out what was causing the issue. Since this is the first soundbar Klipsch has released with HDMI and ARC connections, the techs indicated there are bound to be a few bugs in the circuitry. After waiting almost a month, I decided to return the Klipsch and bought the Bose SoundTouch 300 bar and it performed flawlessly. The connection was simple. Connect the satellite receiver to the TV and connect the TV to the soundbar with the supplied HDMI cable, using the ARC connection. This is the way it should be done. The extra $100 was well worth not having to hassle with two remotes, and the sound quality was better from the Bose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent FULL sound

    Posted
    Blink7377
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    I've owned a Vizio and Sony soundbar in the past. After my Sony went out, I decided I'd continue down the sound bar path. I went to Best Buy and tested ALL of them out. I fell for a handful, but was convinced to spend some money on a Sony featuring Dolby Atmos. After getting home I was left utterly disappointed. The audio was flat, and the "immerse" experience from the Dolby Atmos left me feeling as though it was still gimmicky (especially on a soundbar). I took it back the very next day. Back in the store I realized I overlooked the Klipsch RSB-11 and was immediately blown away by its mid range level. The subwoofer keeps an expected level of bass and the full set of speakers really punched. I brought it home and it worked great out of the box with my bluetooth media devices. To make it work with my TCL I did have some trouble, but I think it was my TV. Instead of setting my CEC detection for ARC to auto, I had to manually set it to Dolby D. Otherwise it there was no audio coming from the TV. After playing Infinity War as a trial, I was blown away. There is a full range of audio from this set up. It may be bulky, but I attribute the large speakers to that and I'm ok with the sacrifice! 5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Yet

    Posted
    Frankie4
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    After downgrading from Amp/Pre-Amp, then 5.1.1 Dolby Surround due to moves and aesthetics 2.1 sound bars don't compete with 5.1 but after trying six systems over the past ten years the RSB-11 is by far the best sounding system I've heard. It offers clear deep non-directional bass, crisp clear highs and mids that make me feel like people are talking in the room with this system. The difference between the optical and HDMI set-up is huge!! If you set it up properly with all new 4k compatible components a little Dolby signal lights up on the face of the sound bar and it makes a truly dramatic difference. I have had issues with hums, crackling and dead spots but I have recognized and corrected the cause for all of the issues. With such high quality sound you need to use an air duster and control static when making connections. I also had a digital feed buzz when one of the HDMI cables was zip tied to six-pin ethernet cord and once I separated them it was fine. I also get pauses when streaming 4k with Dolby in the signal, I don't think it possible to stream that much data wirelessly without having issues as the dead spots hit maybe once every 30 minutes for a fraction of a second, even when I am running a wired ethernet at 60mbps. I just saw two wireless rear satellites for LG sound bars and ask Klipsch to offer backwards compatible wireless rears for the RSB-11 with a firmware upgrade that includes the full Dolby 5.1, the bar has enough speakers and is long enough to do l/center/r, we have the sub just add the wireless rears as an add on option please!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Soundbar

    Posted
    LynxCub
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    Connecting the RSB-11 to a Samsung UN65MU8000 Speakers sound great, fill the room, and you can hear every bit of dialogue and boom. But I did have a few setup issues. First Issue) After spending about an hour trying to figure out why the HDMI ARC wasn't working, I stumbled upon why it wasn't working. You have to enable HDMI ARC (it's off by default). You have to enable it on the TV side as well. Then you have to set the soundbar to TV mode (This is the part that got me), and at least for the Samsung will see it as an Amplifier/Receiver. Once that is done, the TV remote will control the volume settings, but not any of the other settings, like Dolby, Night, and etc. Second Issue) It won't remember the settings, and you have to reset it back to TV mode plus reset your bass settings. This is an easy fix, just get the firmware update, but make sure you get one that is based off the correct Serial Number. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. Best advice I can give. Every new sound product will have its learning curve. Read the manuals for all connected devices. Once set, and working, leave it alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Klipsch sound and bass

    Posted
    Josh
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    This setup replaced my Klipsch R-20 soundbar with 10” wireless sub and it was worth the upgrade. The bass from this 8” sub is very comparable to the R-20 10” sub, but this setup excels with the mids/highs. So crisp and clear and now you have your surround and dialog options to create the best sound for whatever you’re listening to. The remote is extremely better with many more functions including bass settings. Unfortunately, the bass always resets to the lowest setting unless you increase it using the remote and there’s no visible level of bass. You just set it to what sounds best. The only reason this did not get 5 stars is because the Bluetooth connectivity is still terrible! What’s up with that Klipsch?! You literally cannot get more than 10 feet away without the Bluetooth intermittently cutting out. Also, the bass always resets to the lowest setting unless you increase it using the remote and there’s no visible level of bass. You just set it to what sounds best. Hopefully we can get some software updates to fix these issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Limited Bluetooth, otherwise great sound

    Posted
    Benjamin

    Purchased at BB after reading many reviews and expecting quality sound based on Klipsch's history. Easy to hook-up to newer Sony TV via optical cable. TV sound is excellent. Pandora streamed through TV was very good. Subwoofer is good, but not overpowering. Dialog enhancement seemed to work well. When Bluetooth was synced to my iPhone 6, the volume was very low and sound was muffled (almost like AM radio). Sounded the same with my wife's iPhone . Do not have and did not try an Android phone. I had to turn the volume way up just to get to a moderate listening volume. Not sure if this was a Bluetooth compatibility issue with the iPhone (not apt-x?), but this was a deal breaker for me. Returned the soundbar and will be purchasing the RSB-14 elsewhere when on sale, which has Play-Fi wi-fi. Figured for the money, Play-fi adds better wireless sound quality compared to Bluetooth and can be linked to other speakers. I figure this is the future direction of wireless technology and sound quality. I would recommend the product, but caution with iPhone Bluetooth. Recommend testing Bluetooth with your phone in the store to ensure satisfaction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sound.

    Posted
    Fire708
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    We bought this soundbar with our new 4K tv. The sound is very impressive for a soundbar. Our only complaint, and the reason I dropped a star, was it wouldn't work with the hdmi-cec control with our new Samsung tv. I tried tried to update the firmware and ran into problems, the soundbar ended up bricked, I followed the instructions exactly but still nada. Klipsch support was very helpful but couldn't get anything to work. Quality of support and helpfulness of the tech keeps me from dropping a star for the firmware glitch. Back to Best Buy for an exchange. Further research I found that hdmi-cec is very hit or miss across all brands, Brand A will interfere with Brand B and you get all sorts of weird problems. The new Samsung remotes are wonderful but are still very new and use hdmi-Cecil to control other devices. I also recommend getting CDC blockers! So, for,sound quality alone this sound bar gets five stars. Just make sure you get a good quality universal remote if you also have a new model Samsung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is awesome speakers

    Posted
    Manoz
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    I brought this speaker during offer and had received 20 percent off. Delivery took longer than expected because of UPS they gave wrong update. THis speaker is best for 55 incher or plus size tv as its lenght matches tv size of 55 these are great speaker. you can connect using analog 3.5mm jack to any analog output devices including phone laptop Can use digital output for tvs Bluetooth connectivity succesfully connected my phone and blue ray player to connect bluetooth device you have to press bluetooth icon on remote for 3 seconds it supports hdmi output from tv as well it has passtrhough hdmi Controls are pretty easy and assembling was easy you can do without manual as well Sound is monster awesome it makes my floor vibrate all the way to the kitchen if it is at full bass if you dont like bass you can opt for night mode where you have minimal bass Sound is crispy and clear at all the volumes level Missing sounds can be heard and Awesome movie expereince at home this is my first Klipsh speaker and i have realized these are far better than Boss speakers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound bar

    Posted
    billg
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    I originally purchased a bose sound touch 300, but after spending 3 days trying to set it up and fix a glitch, I finally packed it up and returned it to best buy. The main problem was it would randomly turn on my sony 900e. I worked with bose tech support and they were most helpful but since the problem was random, We thought the issue was solved but it continued. I bought a Klipsch rsb 11 with the included subwoofer. Very simple installation and really good sound quality, Love the included subwoofer. It easily connected with my iPhone via bluetooth and does a great job of playing my music. If you are thinking about a pretty good quality sound bar, go to best buy and listen to this unit. You will be pleasantly surprised . I used the optical cable to make my connection, just because it was simpler. Oh, I have directv and its simple to control the sound bar volume, mute, and that kind of stuff. Have not figured out how to turn it off with the directv controller, but I will work on it a bit more. What speakers people like are totally subjective , but I prefer the overall sound provided by the Klipshe over the Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sonic Boom!

    Posted
    MustangfreakB
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    When I recently upgraded my TV to a 55" 4K LG I decided it was time to upgrade my soundbar as well. I do not have the space nor funds for full surround system. I decided on this model because I love Klipsch products. I listened to all the near by high end soundbars next to this one and decided that once again Klipsch would earn my business. The frequencies that the Klipsch horns are able to reproduce astonish me. They are so clean throughout the range. The lows, mids and highs. Does not matter the volume, quiet or loud, this thing sounds amazing! On Blu-rays the virtual surround is awesome. I can hear stuff on the sides and I swear behind me too. The 8" sub does the job. It sits elevated on my fireplace mantle about 20 feet away from the couch and it still manages to shake the floor. Wattage is not everything. This thing is awesome. I have had it close to maximum volume only once for 5 minutes, just to see how it was. Needless to say it remained super crisp and clear. I like my movies loud and there is no way I could watch an entire movie at that volume. I maxed my old Sony one all the time. Not this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar

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    Klipschsoundbarfan
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    Just replaced my 3 year old Klipsch Reference R-10B, after it stopped working. I looked into several soundbars available on the market. Finally I went back to Klipsch Reference series RSB-11. Setup was a piece of cake. And the sound is amazing. Better than R-10B. It has different modes. For example "night" mode. Just a click of a button on the remote and the sound drops several notches. The "dialog" mode makes dialogs sound clear. Has a "surround" mode too, but it's not the best, after all it's only a 2.1 output system. I don't like the bluetooth function. It was never the best even on R-10B. The reason being that you have to keep the source stationary and close to the sound bar. The subwoofer is similar to the one accompanied with R-10B. You can also adjust the level of subwoofer with the remote. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound bar system to use with a new TV.

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    Eyaf
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    We already had two excellent sound systems: A Bose Lifestyle system and a Blue Sky system. We gave the Bose to one of the kids and the Blue Sky is used with one,of the computers. After buying a Sony 55" TV we wanted a decent sound system to use with it. The Klipsch - Reference Series 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 8" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier Sound Bar System works wonderfully! What I like most about it is it's size: 44" wide, 4" tall, less than 4" deep. So the sound bar's low height, small depth and height makes it very low key in appearance. Being wireless is also a huge plus! And the sound that comes out of it is surprising for it's size. Sure, I could have gotten a very high end product for many many more dollars, but why go to that expense when I don't have a professional home movie theatre?

    I would recommend this to a friend