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Onkyo HT-S5500

Onkyo HT-S5500
alaScore 85

338 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Onkyo HT-S5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 338 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Onkyo HT-S5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 user reviews of Onkyo HT-S5500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver Package (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Onkyo HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver Package (Old Version)

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Onkyo HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package Preview


The HT-S3500 is a true budget offering that provides a 5.1 channel receiver with HDMI 1.4a and 3D and throws in some speakers. The larger HT-S5500 may cost more ($649 vs $399) but you get more.

It's pretty clear that these two HTiB packages target different consumers. The HT-S3500 is a true budget offering that is providing a 5.1 channel receiver with HDMI 1.4a and 3D and throwing in some speakers. The larger HT-S5500 may cost more ($649 vs...

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we used an aftermarket speaker wire right out of the box so we cannot attest to the stuff it comes with, but it really does sound amazing. Highly recomended

Wow, just wow.... sound is amazing. only use it on about 12-16 and rattles the house. very well made. a whole lot bigger than we thought it was going to be when we bought it. Truly is an amazing sounding system, cannot say this enough

Sometimes with using the hdmi throughputs, gibberish appears on the screen. For just a second or two. not sure why


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Loss of HDMI inputs


Direct TV is killing them, down to 3....

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Had this for a while now!!


I purchased this system 3 years ago to this point it has performed flawsly and without any problems. It is a great system with 5 HDMI interfaces in the back, and a truckload of options. I rate this system at A++++++++.The surround sound is window...

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Wow, good, then bad..


i Really regret buying this DARN thing.. it totaly sucks..

loud, lots of inputs, lots of outputs. worked great for the time it lasted

within 2 months of owning the Stupid thing, it compleatly craped out.. the hdmi out burnt out, the sound quality is just loud.. not good. im not impressed... not impressed at all

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Poor Reliability, Poor Performance


Low Cost

There is an issue with Dolby PL II x circuitry. The PL II x mode upconverts sources which have less than 7.1 channels to 7.1 channels. There is a loud popping noise when this circuit changes upconversion modes. Any time I change a TV channel and this...

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Awsome system


I have purchased a bunch of sound sound systems through the years, some for much more than this, and this is by far the best HTIB I have owned. Especially since it is $100 cheaper than when I bought it.

The System was very easy to setup and the Audyssey Room Correction was easy to go through and get the best sound out of the system. If you are looking for a great surround sound experience on a budget this is the system for you

the speakers are a little larger than i expected. especially the front center speakers

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Great product. Best deal.


Sound quality is great. Nice bass. Can't get a better deal at that price. This is my first time buying Onkyo. Always heard it was a good brand and so far I am very satisfied.

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Big Sound!!! Affordable Price!!!


I use this system as a second Home Theater System

Clear Sound","Easy To Set Up","Nsmith

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2 years strong


Just thought I would write a review after 2 years using the Onkyo 5500 system. I was leery of the cheap cost when I bought it because there are many systems double the cost for the same features. I must say that the Onkyo system has stood the test of...