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Klipsch - Reference Soundbar with 8" Wireless Subwoofer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 726 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love at first sound

    Posted
    mnmatt
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had a Panasonic DVD/Home theatre all in one system that I loved. It was 5.1 with a powered subwoofer and it sounded great even after 6 years. It sounded great. But now my wife is one that hates the look of the speakers and stands everywhere. It didn't bother me but it did her. Plus with a 13 month old running around, the speakers became something to play with. I started to get tired of picking them up all the time. So I started to look around at different options. I never heard great things about sound bars compared to the original, tried and true method of a receiver, 5 speakers and a sub. Well when I was in the Grand Forks, ND store, I was approached and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I was already sold on a Yamaha because of the name and price. I was prepared to spend only $300. When I was shown the different sound bars I didn't mind what I was hearing, but I wasn't excited to buy and go home right away to set it up. I then heard the Klipsch R-10B sound bar and sub. I was blown away! The little hairs on the back of neck tingled as did the rest of me as I listened. I asked how much? It was on sale for $499.99. I was like no way can I spend that much. I thought about it and I left to look at a few other options first. I even looked online everywhere too to compare pricing and reviews. I then just made the decision to say heck with it, i'm buying it. The other one were fine too, but I have a ear for sound. I did not want to buy something for $300 or $350 and have buyers remorse and not be happy. So, I bought this system. As soon as I got home, I set it up. I had bought Pacific Rim on Blu Ray to test it out as well. I was in love. It was the best thing that I had purchased. The sound is awesome. Set up is easy. DO NOT LET THE 1 OPTICAL INPUT AND 1 STEREO OUTPUT SCARE YOU! Most all newer tv's have the digital output. So, in old school methods, turn your tv into the receiver for your home theatre system. Connect your directv, blu ray player, PS3 and Xbox to your tv via the HDMI cable. Then just use the digital out from the tv to the sound bar. It is the best way. I then connected my 300 disc changer via the stereo inputs. Programming the sound bar to my Directv remote was easy as I use the sound bar for all of my sound and the I do the over ride to allow AV1 to be my sound source. It is easy instructions. I recommend this sound bar to everyone. If you have a budget of $200 or less, that is fine. But, if you can swing it, save up a few more dollars for this. No questions asked, just buy this sound bar. Glad it was on sale when I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best soundbar best buy stocks

    Posted
    bandjoe
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    This is the best soundbar system that best buy stocks. I had the older model jbl sb300. That in my opinion sounded pretty good, but i had an issue with speakers going out. so after the second time i gave up, its being repaired under warranty. So i went on a mission to find something that would replace this one. I wasn't aware at the time of what a challenge this would be. First i tried the energy cs-30. My opinion is this is a pretty good soundbar, my issue with it was the midrange clarity and the crossover on the sub was preset to high so male voices would come out of it during shows and movies. This made dialogue hard to understand at times. so i returned it and bought the new jbl sb400. the jbl sb400 had impressive bass and an over all good sound quality. Its very good for music, it lacked any high end " treble " clarity. You can't hear the sound water makes when it drips or the sound an arrow makes when its drawn back. I tried to like this one but it was no upgrade to what i had in fact i thought the sb300 sounded better. I was looking for a good compromise of bass and treble clarity, i thought if i could combine the energy and the jbl. Then i heard a klipsch at a friends house he had the sb3 which is discontinued it sounded amazing!! I"m like i want this!! So i take back the jbl and buy the klipsch r10b, i was interested in the r20b but no one stocks this for some reason. I have to say the r10b is amazing, simply amazing. The bass is very clear and often surprises me. during shows its strong and when it needs to it can shake your walls. But the highs!! Oh man the highs are so clear and no distortion. You can hear every detail intended to be heard in a movie or show. And music sounds great as well. The highs and lows are so well balanced i still can't believe it. Voices are clear and crisp but not unnatural sounding. Remember its not a 5.1 system its a very basic and simple speaker combo that will impress the average user. If your a casual user who watches movies and tv shows and occasional music this is what you should buy. Its worth the money in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound but software bugs

    Posted
    christian
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I wanted a soundbar that worked with HDMI ARC to simplify remotes. I have a Samsung tv. I started with the LG SH7B but it had a mind of it's own. Sometimes it would turn on with the tv and sometimes it wouldn't. I had read afterward that LG doesn't play nice with many products that aren't LG. The sound was great but I couldn't deal with the software bugs. I figured I'd try the Samsung HW-M550 since I had a Samsung tv. The Samsung had the worst bass, it was actually non-existent. There was sound coming out of it but it was so faint that I felt it was actually defective. I decided to try the Klipsch. The sound is great, the bass is smooth but I am having issues with the HDMI ARC. When you turn the tv off, the soundbar goes off. When you turn the tv on, the soundbar comes on but all of your settings are gone. In other words, if you turn on the surround mode and turn the bass up, when you turn it off and back on again with the HDMI ARC, when it comes back on the surround mode will be off and the subwoofer setting will be back at 0. I end up grabbing the Klipsch remote to turn the surround feature back on and turn the subwoofer volume up. I have emailed with Klipsch about this and they say a fix for the subwoofer volume is coming in a firmware update but didn't really have an answer for the surround mode resetting to off. If it wasn't for these 2 issues, I would easily give it a 5 star rating but the purpose of the HDMI ARC is to eliminate a remote and be able to use your tv remote to control the soundbar. I have yet to find a soundbar where this actually works without any quarks or hitches. Also, if you switch inputs on the tv, like from HDMI 1 from your cable box to another input like a USB drive that stores movies, the soundbar also tries to switch its inputs and you lose the sound until you pick up the Klipsch remote and cycle it back to the tv input. I'm not sure why it does that but all of the little hangups of this product start to get annoying. I've had it for 7 days so I am getting too close to my 10 day return window so I imagine I'm going to keep it and pray for some firmware updates that start to solve these issues. All in all, it sounds great but don't buy it, hook it up with HDMI ARC and expect to toss the Klipsch remote in a drawer because that's not going to happen. You will need their remote sitting right next to your tv remote to reset everything every time you turn it off and back on again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    EddieSpaghetti
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I skipped from an old fashioned rear-projection TV to a Sony Bravia 55" ultra HD and wanted a sound bar to match the quality of the new TV. I did extensive homework through product reviews at the Best Buy, Amazon, and Klipsch websites. This particular sound bar had the highest rating for any sound bar within this price range. Among the reviews, the only minor complaint made was that this sound bar, though packing lots of sound, lacked in the mid-range area. I bought it, set it up, and thought the sound was really good, but agreed that mid-range was anemic. A month after I set it up, I found out that the Bravia TV itself offers an equalizer and various options to enhance the sound of the TV speakers themselves. Once I made the adjustments to the TV speaker sound in the 'settings' mode, mid-range sounds great, along with bass and treble. I think Klipsch factored in the use of the TV speakers to be used in conjunction with the sound bar and sub-woofer, so there would not be any redundancy between the TV and sound bar. Final summary--worth the money, but find your TV treble/bass or equalizer controls and set accordingly before determining that your TV/Klipsch sound bar combo system lacks mid-range. It is a great sound and I think it will easily satisfy and even delight most purchasers. It certainly did me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy with sound, features and ease of use.

    Posted
    SLOJES

    I'm very happy with the Klipsch R10b. I was uncertain about the purchase but fears were unfounded. It sounds great in all applications - regular tv shows, streamed movies, blueray movies and even listening to music on Direct TV music channels. Of course it is a huge improvement from the Visio TV speakers (better be for the price!) but it really puts out an impressive deep rich full sound. The first trial was tuning into the movie Ender's Game right after set up, and it shook the room with the sound effects. I knew right then it was a keeper. The important thing for me on this purchase, aside from good sound quality was that it had to operate with our existing Direct Tv remote. Although it didn't work with the newer style genie remote, I went to Best Buy and bought the older style (RC64 or RC66) and it works fine (sound up, down and mute). So this sound bar saved me from having to wire up speakers for 5.1 (the other option I was considering), buy a AV receiver, hassle with multiple remotes. Just plug in the optical cable, set the (massive) sub woofer speaker in a corner an plug in, and you're done. Comes on automatically with the tv on, turns off automatically a few minutes after tv off, and sounds amazing. My daughter is also able to stream music from her iPhone via Blutooth. Overall very happy with sound, features and ease of use with DirectTV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sound ever!

    Posted
    ski25x
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This sound bar is by far the best sounding of all that I've listened to. The sub-woofer offers clean booming bass, and has its own volume control for just the right setting. The bar itself offers much better mid-range and very clear, non-tinny upper range. Installation was very easy, especially with the wireless sub-woofer. I use it with the provided optical cable and have it connected to a new Visio 55" Smart TV. While an HDMI cable would be preferred, there is no HDMI offering. My only negative would be the lack of compatibility to existing remote controls. According to Klipsch tech support, programming the volume and channel buttons on any Smart TV's remote will not work due to "different technology". Although programming codes are provided by Klipsch for integration with DirecTV remotes, they do not work. Neither Klipsch nor DirecTV have a solution. Perhaps a good universal remote might work, but I'm not sure. Other than having to use the Klipsch remote for adjusting the volume, this sound bar is awesome. I would recommend it any day for someone who values quality sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great soundbar for the price

    Posted
    tc8228
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    I bought this sound bar to replace my Bose 2.1 system that I've had for over 20 years. First off, kudos to Bose for making incredible speakers and subs. I have owned nothing but Bose so to find a sound bar that competed with a top tier company was shocking enough. The Klipsch R-10B has amazing sound. The highs are crystal clear, the mids are perfectly in place. The included subwoofer puts outstanding bass perfectly into the mix. The system, when played side by side, is actually better than the Bose unit. The Klipsch is louder and more enriched sound. I love my Bose and will not be getting rid of it by any means, but for a Black Friday deal of $349.00 I feel like I found a soundbar that easily competes with a $1400 Bose unit. I conducted extensive research on product reviews of this Klipsch unit and that is what ultimately drove me to this soundbar. My only negative is that the plastic soundbar feels a little cheap but overall, I'm still very happy with the unit. If you have the $1500 to purchase a Sonos soundbar and Subwoofer, that is the only soundbar that is above this Klipsch unit in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound = amazing, Bluetooth=nuts

    Posted
    Mchadi
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    In its primary function as a soundbar I have to say that it blows me away every time I turn it on. Matter of fact I don't even know what my Tv sounds like because I can't be bothered to listen to anything through the TV speakers because I know they simply can't compare. The wireless sub is a force to be reckoned with. Cons: - The remote is this tiny, cheap-looking thing that will fall through sofa gaps so many times the temptation to tape it to the table/ another remote will eventually overcome you. -The Bluetooth will try to pair itself with everything you own. (once initial pairing has been accomplished) This annoying because, other than having to change the source when you want to watch TV, when you eventually want to use it to play some tunes. You will have to be a couple of centimeters away if you want a seamless experience, if not be ready to deal with weakest Bluetooth you will ever encounter. It doesn't really bother me because I have a portable Bluetooth speaker for that but it is still annoying (Maybe mine is, a position issue) All those things are forgotten when you hear what it sounds like though... P.s: Got it for a discount, would buy it many times over...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, made in the USA

    Posted
    BoilerColts
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    Klipsch is a terrific brand that cherishes their history and still make their products in the USA. The products produce superb sound quality at multiple price points and I prefer all of them to other big brands like Bose or Beats. This sound bar produces terrific base and crisp sound that will allow you to enjoy your viewing experience more, especially movies. It also helps lessen the frustration where volume levels of talking is much quieter than action scenes/music with how it handles the sounds. This product also easily pairs with other devices if you just want to listen to music. We have had some rare occasions where the connection to my phone drops the music for a split second here or there, but this may be due to interference or distance that my phone was from the speaker -- I have not had any issues like this when watching tv/movies. If you're looking for whole-home connectivity this also is not the product for you (Klipsch and others have lines out that will allow this feature now, though)... but if you want to save a little money and still enjoy a quality sound experience, I would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet!

    Posted
    Soulfly54
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Wow. If you sat down in a room with your eyes closed and listened to the Klipsch R-10B you would never know it was a soundbar. This system sounds phenomenal. Crisp high & clean mid range. And holy subwoofer! The sub on this is a beast. Awesome and aggressive bass that remains clean with punch- not distorted & grumbly when you crank it up. Movies & tv shows sound like they're supposed to. And music sounds awesome as well, which has been my big gripe for a while with most soundbars. When I went to buy a new soundbar I was looking at Sony, JBL & Samsung models in the $300- $450 range. They all sounded decent enough. And then I saw this Klipsch model on display and gave it a listen. There was no comparison. The Klipsch blew the others out of the water. Quality buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound, Adjusting it another story

    Posted
    RayH
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    Bought this to replace the sound of the Sony Bravia 60" Smart TV we purchased last fall (November 2014). Very easy hookup and set up. Klipsch sound is phenomenal, from both the sound bar and sub. However, after many attempts, unable to sync the Klipsch remote to the satellite (Dish) remote or to the TV remote. A real nuisance to have to use a separate remote to adjust the sound. Furthermore, the Klipsch remote is a third the size of a typical remote, meaning it's very easy to lose/misplace in or under the sofa or easy chair, and for guys with large hands (like me), somewhat difficult to operate. In addition, without warning or notice, the sound will 'automatically' rapidly escalate when certain commercials come on when watching live TV. And some of those can really blast to the point you're scrambling to find the sound remote. Due to the sync and sudden-sound-change issues, giving this system an 'average' rating. As for the sync issue, perhaps the appropriate component engineers could get their heads together and develop an 'all in one' infrared signal to make this sound system truly 'user friendly'.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    overall quality is great

    Posted
    Steve
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    I like this sound bar a lot. I have only two issues with it, albeit minor issues. First, using the remote to adjust the volume is rather annoying. You have to be pretty much straight in line with it for it to work. If you're like me and have a sectional or seating off to the side, using the remote is quite annoying at times. Second, I didnt think it would be an issue when I bought the sound bar but not having a display on it kinda sucks too. You cant set the volume to a specific number that you know is either loud enough or quiet enough for what you need. All in all, the sound is fantastic. By far the best sound bar I found for the money. I have it sitting on a glass shelf that my wife was worried about the vibration breaking and so far, 3 months in and countless hours of gaming and action movies, and it hasnt even budged. I like the fact that when I turn on my tv the sound bar also turns on so I dont have to grab the remote, that sucks, and try and turn it on. Overall I am extremely satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You'll be happy - If you can get over the size

    Posted
    CStep0906
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    PROS Excellent sound quality - very balanced. I can hear all of the whispers in movies and TV shows, and still not have to turn it down with the loud scenes come. CONS It is quite a bit larger than other sound bars on the market. I ended up having to build a small stand for my TV to sit on so the sound bar would not block the TV for our remote. The remote is very small and easily misplaced. I've also found I need to be pointing the remote a certain way to get it to work. Could be better. The sound quality was ultimately what I was looking for, and since I found this on sale, there was no better deal out there. I listened to several other sound bars while comparing in Best Buy, included in a Sony 2.1, Samsung 4.1 and Bose Cinemate and Solo 15. The Klipsch blew the Sony and Samsung away in sound quality. It was a close comparison to the Bose system. I decided on the Klipsch because Bose does not offer Bluetooth connectivity in their systems. I would have had to purchase another box to connect for this feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    Posted
    SConway
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    Wow! What a waste of money. The speakers sound great but that's about it. It's so annoying to use I'm tempted to sell it and get something else. I've used this with 2 different TVs and had the same issues. + Great Sound - It's quite the brick. Stands about 4 1/2" high and 40" wide so it's not the sleekest thing on the entertainment center - If you use the bluetooth to play music from your phone and change back to the TV, for some reason, it won't receive the signal from the optical cable for a couple minutes. - There's no visual interface. "What's the volume at?...Whoa! OK, loud!" - When I turn everything off at night, I wake up and it seems to turn itself back on sometimes....weird. - The remote is a tiny little wafer that doesn't work very well. I think it's the way the button mechanics work but I always find myself shouting at it when I'm trying to adjust the volume. "Work you stupid little chiclet!" All and all, Klipsch makes great speakers but the tech that's running them sucks. For $600 this is a poor product. I guess you don't always get what you pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loud and clear!

    Posted
    Shawz
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    I bought Klipsch soundbar a month ago from best buy, the salesperson was very knowledgeable and was able to demonstrate the Klipsch quality at the demo set. I was originally going to spent 200 - $300 on soundbar. but decided to buy Klipsch which is $599+ this is made in USA! but believe it or not its worth every $. At first when I turned it on, my kids started crying, because of the loud base, then we adjustedit, kids love it now :) it is very very loud specially the subwoofer gives a lot of base that shakes my whole house. I have a big family room and it is perfect sound system for this size. I will recommend Klipsch to people have bigger tv rooms and enjoy watching movies with sound effect, you will hear every bit and very clearly. This is an incredible sound system with only soundbar and a subwoofer system, not many wires running around your room. Klipsch: you have nailed it !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Posted
    Doyles96
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Have been looking for a sound bar for quite some time and found this one to fit the bill. Price might be up there but you get what you pay for and that definitely rings true with this setup. I failed to pull the trigger on a lot of units similar as I hate to have to use two remotes to control the TV and the volume so I was happy to see it learns your remote which is a great feature. Some may complain as it doesn't have and HDMI port but I just use the optical out of the TV and the sound is crisp and clear. To another reviewer on here about the source mode I agree there is no clear way to tell which one you are on but there are only 3 sources, optical, RCA, and bluetooth with the bluetooth lighting up blue and the others green it's pretty basic and I don't need some gaudy display telling me which one I am on. Last but not least having a volume on the sub is a really nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch does not disappoint

    Posted
    TechDad
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    We bought this for our loft. Having always been a 5.1 surround guy, I was skeptical. This thing is wicked. It does much more the "enhance or replace your TV's speakers." It provides a room filling sound. I read some reviews about people returning this because the sub would not pair. There is a reset button on both the soundbar and subwoofer that takes care of this should yours have this problem. No need to return, trust me. This also eliminates the need for a wireless speaker if you like to stream from your mobile device. Bluetooth pairing is easy and works great. Warning, some iPhone Bluetooth streaming issues with quality will be exposed with this soundbar but iPad and Android devices work fine. Pros: Great sound and power Space saving Klipsch quality Cons: "Plasticky" look Credit card style remote looks cheap and not what I am accustomed to from Klipsch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Circuit Board Toast After 1 Month. Not worth $600

    Posted
    NTEngineer

    I purchased the Klipsch R-10B Soundbar due to Klipsch's reputation of making great speakers. After only one month of use, my soundbar would not power up. I asked Best Buy if they could give me a replacement, because I purchased a defective unit. However, they would not let me since they only have a 15 day return policy. They sent my soundbar to their Geek Squad repair facility and said it would be ready in two weeks. However, it took Geek Squad a month to fix and return the soundbar. Geek Squad said the main circuit board was toast and had to be replaced. If I had it to do over again, I would not purchase this soundbar. It is way overpriced to fail within the first month of use. Also, the sound is only mediocre. The wireless sub makes a whistling noise. For $600 I would expect the performance to be a lot better. In conclusion, for $600 you are paying a premium for the Klipsh logo, but it's not the Klipsh quality you've come to expect. Also, using Geek Squad to perform repairs covered by manufactured warranty is heavily unadvised unless you want to wait a month.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar

    Posted
    Nate
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    I am completely pleased with my purchase, definitely a good buy for the money. Easy setup. Sound quality from sound bar is great for me, bass, however, is amazing when volume is up. I have my sub turned all the way up and normal tv watching it seems a little lacking, but still great. But when you turn up the volume the bass will definitely rattle the house, no distortion. I like to feel what im watching, so i was going to buy the R-20B (10" sub and 2 more speakers in sound bar) only to find out the power rating is the same, the only benefit to getting the R-20B is you'll hear some deeper tones. To most people, probably couldnt tell the difference, so i decided to keep the R-10B and save a couple hundred. Definitely a good buy for mid-price level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Solid Soundbar

    Posted
    MattyP
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    I'm pretty happy with this soundbar, but wish it was either $100 less, or included HDMI. I used some reward zone certificates along with a 10% movers coupon, so the price was a little easier to swallow though. Overall this thing sounds great in our bedroom. Vocals are crystal clear, bass is solid, and the blend between the soundbar and sub is pretty incredible. It DOES NOT offer surround sound or even simulated surround sound, so if this is what you want (I'd say don't bother, but to each their own) you need to look elsewhere. What this thing DOES is make movies, games, TV shows and music come alive like no TV speaker on earth can. Everything sounds great, and very balanced. Not too much treble, mid, or bass. I purchased 3 other brands before coming to terms with the price of the Klipsch and this thing definitely sounds the best. Still maybe not *quite* worth what they ask for it, but pretty good sound none the less.

    I would recommend this to a friend