Bought one of these new and put it in my basement to pair with a Vizio TV and XboxOne.
The sound is great. It works really nicely. Not the easiet to set up but not bad. The bluetooth functionality is nice, but honestly since it’s in my basement and hooked to my Xbox I don’t use the bluetooth at all.
One problem I have is with the satellite speakers. The don’t really give you a lot of cord and trying to place them is kind of awkward. They connect to the subwoofer so you have to put them about 10 feet from the sub. Problem for me was that my outlet for the sub is on the wall so I wanted to run the wire up the wall. You get the same amount of wire for both speakers so I had to buy an adapter and an extension for the speaker farthest from the wall.
TBH, surround sound isn’t that great of a thing to me. It’s either gimicky or absent and I’m finding it’s just not usually there. Even on video games I don’t really pick up things moving around the room or bullets flying over my head.For this reason, when I upgraded my main floor TV I went with a 2.1 system instead of the 5.1. I don’t notice a single bit of difference. I’ve had surround systems since they came out. They’re a big mess of cords and ugly speakers and really no big gain in experience.
But this is a great price. I dropped $300 on the 5.1 system new (but I think it’s the 48".)
Protip: pair it with your TV and you can just use your main TV remote to turn it on and off with the volume. It’ll shut off after a while of not being used and you wake it back up iwth volume. At least on a Vizio TV, which both of mine are.