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Klipsch HD Theater 500

Klipsch HD Theater 500
alaScore 86

270 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Klipsch HD Theater 500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Klipsch HD 500 Compact 5.1 Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black) (Old Version)

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Klipsch HD Theater 500


The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a stylish and compact 5.1 speaker system, but better-sounding systems are available at this price.

The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a compact surround-sound speaker system with four small two-way satellites, a center channel, and a 100-watt, 8-inch powered subwoofer. It can often be found online for less than $500 and sounds much better than a sound...

While the HD Theater 500 sounds much better than a sound bar, its sound quality is a step behind other budget speaker packages. Also, its speakers' wire spring-clip connectors feel cheap and aren't as secure as we'd like.


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Klipsch HD Theater 500 (HDT500)


Situated in the middle of Klipsch's affordable HD Theater line, the HDT500 offers a healthy serving of bang-for-your-buck performance. With impressive midrange, well-balanced highs and a capable sub in a tight little package for under $600, this system...

Attractive satellites ; surprising balance of sound ; mounting hardware included

Poor wire connections ; sub may not perform well in larger or open rooms

Klipsch stays true to its legacy by offering us a package that delivers engaging home theater and a satisfying music experience.


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Recession Ready HD Theater Rocks the House


Your meal plans may be more Top Ramen than Top Chef these days, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice dinner music too. Klipsch understands. The high end audio company is now offering three “recession-proof” speaker sets that can deliver top...

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Klipsch HD Theater 500 Speaker System


There are stories we tell over and over again because they never lose their power to teach us something. For example, the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and the big bad wolf teaches us not to risk our survival on houses made of straw or sticks. If...

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Klipsch HD Theater 500


We recommend the Klipsch HD Theater 500 for a great combination of durability, sound quality and smart design. If you treat them right, these speakers will wow you for a long time. They may not produce audiophile-quality music, but for home theater...

The subwoofer included in this home theater speaker set produces strong, even bass

Low-quality spring clip connectors take the place of 5-way binding posts

These speakers will live a long time and produce great sound along the way, but don't expect audiophile performance.

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Klipsch HD Theater 500 review


We audition another horn-based, 5.1 compact speaker system and think it's money well spent

Good detail and projection ; solid, well extended bass

Slightly rough and edgy horn tweeters don't deliver high-quality audio reproduction

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Klipsch HD Theater 500 review


The popularity of this type of compact speaker package has mostly been driven by the switch from CRTs to flatscreen TVs.

Good detail and projection; solid, well extended bass

Slightly rough and edgy horn tweeters don’t deliver high-quality audio reproduction ; Performance: 4/5 ; Design: 4/5 ; Features: 3/5 ; Overall: 4/5

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Klipsch HD Theater 500 5.1-Channel Speakers


Don't let the price fool you, the HD Theater 500 is a capable surround sound setup.

Pick one up and can feel the quality instantly, telling you all you need to know about their long-term durability. They may be small, but each one is weighty and solid, the sort of build quality that you perhaps wouldn’t expect at this price point....

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Klipsch HD Theater 500


On the plus side, Klipsch's horn-loaded driver technology inside the sats means you don't need a lot of power to drive them. The active subwoofer meanwhile features a fetching pica vinyl finish, curved corners and a suitably compact size, and on the...

Compact speakers; looks; great value

Some distortion at high volumes; spring clip terminals

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Klipsch HD Theater 500 (HDT500) Review


Superb design and clarity of sound is excellent. Only cons is high prize in India. Performance wise, can not compare with any other model. Best product from KLIPSCH.

Klipsch stays true to its legacy by offering us a package that delivers engaging home theater and a satisfying music experience.

Product Specifications

Klipsch's HD Theater 500 is a compact, high-definition 5.1 home theater system that's simple to set up and use. It consists of five speakers - left, center and right front channels with two rear surrounds - and one powered subwoofer. Each main and surround speaker is a sealed enclosure finished in high-gloss piano black with a 2.5-inch IMG woofer and a MicroTractrix Horn-loaded 0.75-inch aluminum dome tweeter inside. The magnetically shielded center channel - so it won't interfere with your TV picture - shares the same durable, high-quality attributes, except it employs dual woofers. The subwoofer delivers class-leading, room-shaking bass thanks to a powerful class D amplifier and an 8-inch driver. Featuring a sleek black pica vinyl finish, this hard-hitter also includes traditional volume, crossover and phase controls, so you can customize the level of bass for your room. Sound accounts for half of your home theater experience, whether you're watching a movie or sporting event - or even playing a video game. Your TV is only one piece of the puzzle. It's the audio that drives the action, creates the mood and brings your video content to life. So, make the HD Theater 500 part of your home entertainment today.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch HD Theater



Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Audio System Nominal Output Power:600Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:36 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system