Onkyo HT-S3500 Review-5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver

Onkyo HT-S3500 imageOnkyo HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver is an answer for those who are looking for cheap yet perfect speakers to be put inside humble rooms. This is a great product for students and small apartment or flat owners, who want to have a multi function speaker set that delivers great sound quality even if it is a rather cheap product. If your daily activities are pretty much revolved around listening to music or audio book, watching movies and videos and playing games, Onkyo HT-S3500 is a product for you. In short, this is a perfect speaker for small and medium sized rooms.

Rating: ★★★★½

Practical and Compact Onkyo HT-S3500

The physical characteristics of Onkyo HT-S3500 are very obvious since the first look; this product has simple frontal panel with compact build and easy to assemble structure. Even if you only know a little about electronic products, you will not have any difficulties in assembling this speaker and receiver set once you get them out of the box. You can also see that the USB port is located in a very convenient position on the front panel and all of the wires have color codes, make it easier for you to assemble everything. The product package also comes in handsome black color, very perfect to be put inside any type of rooms.


High Quality Sound of Onkyo HT-S3500

Onkyo HT-S3500 rear viewOnkyo HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver presents sound quality that is almost the same with more expensive speaker sets. This product comes with new sound technology of Onkyo, which is called Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) that smoothens the speaker sound and reduces unnecessary noises, makes it clear and almost without distortion. The sound technology also includes AVR system that can decode Dolby True HD sound, DTS HD Master Audio and 3D movies as well as any types of games. Your TV programs, movies, music, MP3, I-Phone and games will sound as great as when you buy more expensive products.



 More Specs of Onkyo HT-S3500

Onkyo HT-S3500 comes with more specs that will make your audio visual and gaming experiences feel much better than if you buy other low priced speaker and receiver sets. There are:

  • Overlaid on Screen Display system, which makes all setting and adjustment menus to appear in a simple layout atop the screen without interrupting the program pictures, so you can continue watching your program while adjusting some settings.
  • Various listening modes to help adjust the best model for each audio visual experience.
  • USB receiver for I-Phone, MP3 and I-Pod USB connector, very easy to plug in and convenient because located on the front panel.
  • HDMI inputs for better 3D sound quality, whether it is for 3D videos, Blue Ray DVDs, games or satellite tuners.
  • Digital system for audio signal from I-Phone, I-Pod and MP3 player, makes the sound of every file you play has smooth and non distorted quality.


Customer Reviews of Onkyo HT-S3500

Onkyo HT-S3500 with ipodOnkyo HT-S3500 receives 4.5 out of 5 stars of Amazon.com and has a good standing among customers who were looking for cheap yet high quality speakers for small and medium sized rooms. Plus, since many buyers of this speaker and receiver set were students or young people with limited budgets who did not want to be bothered with difficult assembly, the easy set up and plug in are of course the big plus.

The speakers themselves are more than decent, although of course they cannot be compared with more expensive speaker products; some adjustments are still have to be made to find certain sound setting that pleases you.

One distinctive weakness of Onkyo HT-S3500 set is the obvious low quality material of the speaker wires. They are very thin, but you can easily buy the replacement, so it is not a big matter. Plus, some users reported about faint ozone smell that came out from the speakers when the set was used for the first time, although this problem disappeared gradually after a couple of weeks. Overall, this product is a good choice, Onkyo HT-S3500 is one of the best speaker and receiver sets you can get with such a low price. [Read more reviews…]