Onkyo HT-S5300 7.1 Home Theater System Review

Posted: November 1, 2010
Onkyo HT-S5300 7.1 Home Theater System Review

Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip review the affordable Onkyo HT-S5300 7.1 home theater system that features 4 HDMI inputs that are 3D ready, a 1200 Watt system with 7 speakers and an iPod dock. Find out if this home theater system offers a solid performance for its $400 price tag.

What You Need To Know

  • The front and center speakers are a little over a foot long.
  • The other four satellites are just under that size.
  • The subwoofer is about a foot and a half tall.
  • Overall, it has a big, blocky feel to it with no removable grills.
  • This system comes with a full blown receiver that as all the connections you need.
  • It has 4 HDMIs that are 3D ready, 2 digital audio video inputs, 2 component video ins, and 4 composite video inputs.
  • It'll pass video and audio through HDMI.
  • All these inputs and outputs should be overkill for most people.
  • They also have an onscreen menu to change settings, which isn't something all receivers have.
  • It's a huge help because the menus are so complicated.
  • We did have to consult the owner's manual a couple of times to figure out how to configure our speakers and sound.
  • There is no auto-calibration option.
  • The system sounds good: lows and mids sound great but we felt like there wasn't enough treble represented.
  • Since this is a 7.1 system, you're enveloped in sound and we would have liked to hear more discreet sounds coming from each speaker.
  • It does get incredibly loud without overloading.
  • Overall, we were pleased.


  • $400


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The amount of system of you get for the money is great. There's even an iPod dock!

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Comments are Closed

  • wapless

    Where did they get this priced at $400?

    Posted: April 29, 2011 1:16 PM
  • megamanxzxz

    they should review the S6300 it has the improvements they were talking about and it costs about $120 more

    Posted: November 2, 2010 9:08 PM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    Are they wireless speakers???

    Posted: November 2, 2010 4:54 PM
  • AtlusCity

    Thank you for the post Moye :D

    Posted: November 2, 2010 4:27 PM