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VIZIO 54" 3.0 Sound Bar with High Performance Bass - Black (S5430w-C2)

VIZIO 54" 3.0 Sound Bar with High Performance Bass - Black (S5430w-C2)
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54 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of VIZIO 54" 3.0 Sound Bar with High Performance Bass - Black (S5430w-C2) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar (Black)

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Installation should have been easier


Overall a very good product. BestBuy had a decent price, and good delivery. Sound is GOOD, and moves up to VERY GOOD, once a separate sub-woofer is connected. This unit is one of the very few that had a sub-woofer port (it is not wireless). It was not...

Good sound - almost as good as studio quality speakers

Not easy to hook up. Vizio customer support was more interested in getting off the phone than really solving the problem

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Good Sound


Sound bar has good sound but needs the wireless sup-woofer to complete its performance. I truly wish that there was a external sub-woofer but without the sub-woofer the sound bar is just average.

Has excellent mid tones

Direly missing the deep bass


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Great sound for basement


Purchased soundbar because it was on sale. Great for basement TV

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Best buy!!


Except for difficulty in seeing the led indicators and trying to read the remote in low light, this is a sweet buy. Audio performance far exceeded my expectations. Perfect fit for my 60" Vizio.

Sound quality

Led status indicators need to be more visible, remote needs lighting

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First rate! Very good even without subwoofer.


I placed the Vizio S5430W-C2 on the TV stand in front of my Panasonic ZT60 and conected an HDMI cable from the VIZIO to the HDMI ARC input of the Panasonic. My Direct TV DVR and Blu-ray player are connected by HDMI directly to the TV. I turned on the...

Easy setup. Sound is clear, spacious and dynamic. Great value

Considering the price, nothing

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For the money, expected a little more "WOW"!


For the money, was expecting a bit more "Wow" out of this soundbar. The bass is very dissapointing. Our unit is in a relatively small family room so it's possible that this soundbar is oversize for our space as you have to keep the volume down low so...

Easy to set up, integrates well with Vizio TV

Sound quality isn't any better than TV, just louder

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Just okay


I expected more for $300. While I agree it significantly improved sound quality from my new Vizio TV, it didn't get a wow from me or my family.

Improves sound from "behind the tv" speakers

Sound quality is just okay