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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I have a solid review for you

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Okay, just to give the basics. I wanted to go from a huge receiver 6.1 surround system. Ton of wires, everywhere! 12” subwoofer. To this. I was happy with the old sound. But, it took soooo much living space. I went with this because I got such a good deal on it and know klipsch is a great brand. The sound quality is outstanding. It really holds up as expected. Do not let your cable service provide content as your test run. Use an actual Blu-ray. Or use Netflix. But the best test is a solid connection. I have Comcast and tested it out with Captain America: Winter Soldier and it sounded real low res. I popped in the Blu-ray and made it 100x better. Also great for music. It has Bluetooth connectivity. What ever service you use, make sure you quality is set to its max. Plenty of HDMI inputs and optical. NO COAX. Which is an issue for me. My tv does not output in optical. So maybe one day I’ll upgrade and make sure it has an optical output. The subwoofer is wireless and has its own controls on the remote. Has a decent reach without losing quality. Drawbacks, the speaker is really wide. Hangs off the tv stand I have. I will have to find a new solution for that. So make sure you have a BIG tv for this speaker set up. 55+ For sure. It’s not the cleanest prettiest looking speaker. It’s pretty round and a little bulky. Klipsch is known for that dark wood tower speakers and they totally missed an opportunity here. Instead it’s plastic. But other then that it’s a great speaker set up, especially for its brand and price. Hope this helps!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound bar system to use with a new TV.

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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
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good - for a soundbar I guess

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    Losing sound on my Onkyo surround system, I needed something to hold me over until I figured out what to do. Found this at BB open box for a really good price, figured Klipsch is a good name too. But the selling point for me was the wireless sub-woofer is just plain solid, not great sounding but built really solid. I have 2 toddler boys who quickly got bored w/ trying to play w/ it and now leave it alone. Not much bass out of it, seems to work OK, range on the remote is weak though. Again, after hearing my surround for the last few years, this doesn't compare. Plan is to put it in my bedroom w/ my Panasonic Plasma where I don't need superior sound quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar for the price.

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    Sounds great in my living room. Great improvement over the TV speakers. Easy to hook up. Solid bass. Full mids and decent highs. Not tinny at all. Worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond expectation

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    I purchased blind thinking if it cost this much it must be good. Well it cleaned up a mess of cabling with only one HDMI running up wall to DTV. It has great sound over broad audio frequency range, it automatically senses source and switches sound to that source ( you must still switch origination source but simplifies). This entertainment tool was not presented in the best light and was worth more than expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound bar

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    Sounds great awesome bass very loud. Must have when watching movies. Very easy to hook up shuts on and off with tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    I purchased a new 4K HDTV and wanted the sound to match. After trying out an LG and Samsung the Klipsch was definitely a class above the rest. I got the boom with this system which is what I was looking for. Love how it fits right in with my TV Stand and with the Subwoofer still hidden it makes great sound. I am very pleased with this and would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    An awesome unit for the money!

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    Klipsch - Reference Series 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 8 Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black. A very good system for those who don't want to pay Bose prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am please with the quality and sound

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    I am please with the quality and sound I bought it for the outdoor 60" TV, very decent sound for the price The only thing I don't like is the lack of holders/hooks on the back of it, so I attached it to the TV in order to moves with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Open box, sold as new...

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    This is a really great product; however, Best Buy sold this opened box product to me as a new, unopened, product for a new product price - this kind of store management behavior is simply unacceptable. Best Buy needs to make this right!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar!

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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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great full-sounding soundbar!

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love It!

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    I've been watching various brands of sound bars for the last 6 months. When this one finally arrived at BestBuy, I knew I had to have it. I've had Klipsch speakers for years at my house so I trusted the brand. Installation and set up was a breeze. I've tied it in with a new Sony 4K TV using ARC to the sound bar to make the perfect entertainment system. The sub-woofer gives just a enough punch that my whole living room feels like a theater. Best bang for the buck I've found!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for a soundbar

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    I usually read the reviews on the products I purchase, but since this one is fairly new no reviews were really available. I knew Klipsch has a well established name in sound and reviewed some of this soundbars predecessors. I had listened to several soundbars in stores and did not like too many of them. At this point I should probably state that I "downgraded" from my Onkyo 5.1 surround system to a soundbar due to the setup in our new apartment. So I am probably more picky than the average user. But this has proven to be a great choice for a soundbar. It will not match a surround sound system, but the sound is clear and good. I have noticed depending on where you sit the sound is sometimes better, but I can recommend it any way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    QUALITY SOUND

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

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    Perfect for a medium size room. I put this in my loft. OMG! The sound is amazing when the source is plugged directly to the soundbar via HDMI. It is louder and provides a more full surround sound. Even using the optic digital source the sound is as powerful. Both sources provide great clear and a clarity sound. The HDMI is better. It is also bluetooth. I have connected my phone to listen to music as well. The sound is superb.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Soundbar

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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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounds, but some quirks

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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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sound.

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, my first Klipsch ever.

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar

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    We returned a Sony soundbar with subwoofer due to its being too small a system for our family room. We purchased this Klipsch soundbar with subwoofer and are extremely pleased. The bluetooth subwoofer works great and the sound quality is excellent. We connected the soundbar/subwoofer through bluebooth to our Amazon dot and play music through Amazon Prime almost daily. The Klipsch is also connected to our 8 year old 52" Sony HDTV and is used rather than the built-in speakers in the television. Our family room is 21' X 17' and the Klipsch soundbar provides plenty of volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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