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Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar

Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar
alaScore 90

82 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 82 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Speakercraft - CS3 - TV SpeakerSpeakerCraft CS3 Center Stage 80-Watt Bluetooth Ready Television Speaker (Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (

SpeakerCraft CS3


The SpeakerCraft CS3 ($600 street) is the best high-performance sound bar we've tested. For one, it features a "pedestal" design, letting you place it under your TV rather than in front, which we prefer, for a sleeker look. It's also a top-notch...

The SpeakerCraft CS3 has an excellent pedestal-style sound bar design, with a refined look that doesn't call attention to itself. Sound quality is outstanding for a pedestal sound bar, even with two-channel music. Its built-in Bluetooth is also a huge...

It's expensive, especially when there are solid sound bars available for half the price. There's also no front-panel display, so you don't get any visual feedback when adjusting the volume. And the included remote is cheap-feeling for a pricey product.

The SpeakerCraft CS3 is a handsome, excellent-sounding sound bar that's well worth its lofty price.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Marshall Guthrie (

Speakercraft CS3 Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer Review


Breaking the mold of the typical soundbar, the CS3 from Speakercraft offers a great sounding and immersive experience without the help of an external subwoofer. Watch or read our full review.

Regardless of what product category you try to squeeze the CS3 into,what Speakercraft has created is spacious, accurate, nearly full-range soundwith a dead simple setup that is easy to use and takes up very little visualspace. If the form factor and...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (

Hands On: SpeakerCraft CS3 TV Speaker


The CS3 is an easy upgrade for your TV's terrible speakers, plus Bluetooth for more music.

Controlling light from big windows was key to this bar and home theater space’s success.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (

SpeakerCraft CS3 review


The soundbar market is making quite a noise these days. The compact convenience of these sonic slivers has proved a big hit with telly addicts eager to compensate for the rubbish audio offered by most superslim TVs. The latest maker to sound off with...

Powerful, full-range presentation, sturdy pedestal design, Bluetooth streaming

No Dolby Digital decoder; no status display; no aptX provision

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: ij2cool (

"I have had 2 go out within a year, Junk"


Quality,Bad Remote,Sound good until it dies.Take my advice here and don't buy this thing.

Great sound until it Dies which in my case wasn't long, 2 of them !

They won't last, Check Best Buy user reviews and Amazon, Loud Pop then no more sound. Even under Warranty you have to pay ship this back. My second one just blew, not sure if I will pay another 150 bucks to ship back

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: cs3sucks (

"Piece of worthless trash , broke down in two weeks ."


Best Buy said, " this is just the thing, this CS3. Right, piece of garbage broke down in two weeks, customer service, laughing at you, knowing well they are running you around, fraud low life operation, don't buy this CS3. Reviews on Best buy tell same...

none, just broke fast, lousy, limited broken connectivity, customer service, the run around, and lies, small hard to read cheap remote, no display, broke down in two weeks, and cannot return, a rip-off, fraud company.

just junk, worked a few weeks, run around at customer service, money down the toilet, a fraud company.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:Soundbar
System Type:Single Soundbar