Best 5.1 Channel Home Theater Systems – top complete out of a box sound for your TV

If you are not one to fuss around, looking for the best combination of speakers, receiver and power supply for a good home theater system and just want good quality sound from a complete 5.1 home theater system then you are in luck.

If you would rather pick up a good setup from a reputable name for a complete home theater system out of a box, then you can’t go wrong with one of the packages from our line-up. These are user tested and rated to offer the best quality sound for every home.

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Top 8 Best 5.1 Channel Home Theater Systems

We look at some seriously good home theater systems. Our line-up consists of big names such as Onkyo, Yamaha, Sonos, Enclave and Bose.

  1. Onkyo HT-S3700 5.1-Channel Home Theater Package
  2. Yamaha YHT-3920UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater System with Bluetooth
  3. Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System – FAVOURITE, WIRELESS
  4. Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater System – WIRELESS
  5. Bose SoundTouch 520 Home Theater System
  6. Yamaha YHT-4920UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater System with Bluetooth
  7. Onkyo HT-S7700 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Network AV Receiver & Speaker Package 
  8. Onkyo HT-S5800 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package

A Closer Look

1. Onkyo HT-S3700 5.1-Channel Home Theater Package

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The HT-S3700 has everything needed to supercharge music, movies, and games. Dynamic high-current amplification with Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) has muscle to fill your rooms with clean and punchy sound and smoothly handles the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks featured on Blu-ray Disc.

There are six of the new 4K/60 Hz HDMI 2.0 inputs to connect all your media players and gaming consoles, an HDMI output with ARC to add surround sound to broadcast TV, and DSP-optimized Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from smartphone, tablet, or laptop. A rear-panel USB port is ready to accept a range of audio formats from mass- storage class disks. As well as MP3 and AAC, you can play FLAC and WAV up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution, Apple Lossless, and 5.6 MHz DSD for Lossless and Hi-Res music.

With the stylish full-range speakers and subwoofer hooked up, you’ll find your new home theater is easy to use thanks to overlaid setup menus and selectable listening modes for different types of content. To extend your system to another room, the Zone 2 line-level output lets you enjoy music from the source devices connected to your A/V receiver via the analog audio inputs. Use this to connect a power amp and a pair of speakers and set them up in your kitchen, garage, or even out on the deck and listen to CDs and radio playing via your A/V receiver.

2. Yamaha YHT-3920UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater System with Bluetooth

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The Yamaha YHT-3920UBL home theater in a box supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback, 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility and features a discrete 5.1-channel amplifier design. For ease of use, the exclusive Yamaha YPAO system automatically calibrates your listening environment for optimal sound performance using YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer). Included is a compact 5.1-channel speaker system with a powerful 8 inch 100 watt powered subwoofer.

  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming with Compressed Music Enhancer
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Virtual cinema front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Extra Bass setting provides more bass output from smaller speakers
  • 5-channel speaker package
  • 8″ 100 watt powered subwoofer

3. Sonos 5.1 Home Theater System – FAVOURITE, WIRELESS

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Okay, so they are not exactly wireless as you will still need to power them up, connecting them to a wall socket but these speakers have their own amplifier built-in and they network together to form a group of speakers for a home theater system. Looking more like a 3.1, the Sonos Playbar offers the front and center channels making it a 3-channel unit. The pair of Sonos Play:1s make up the rear channels and the Sonos Sub is the sub-woofer. While you can replace the Play:1s with Play:3s or Play:5s we think the Play:1s are more than enough as rear channels.

  • This Sonos 5.1 Home Theater system consists of Sonos SUB, PLAYBAR, 2 x PLAY:1s

4. Enclave Audio CineHome HD 5.1 Wireless Audio Home Theater System – WIRELESS

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Another wireless home theater system, the Enclave Audio Wireless 5.1 system. It offers 14 distinct drivers in 6 individual speaker enclosures that surround you with sound, not wires. An incredible soundstage of 24 bit wire free audio creating an HD quality immersive audio experience not possible with any soundbar, yet sets up just as easy.

The Enclave Audio CineHome HD Smart Center speaker is the control center of your system. An innovative design that incorporates all of the system controls, inputs, outputs, and center channel audio all in one enclosure. There are 3 HDMI Inputs, 1 Analog 3.5mm, Optical In, HDMI out, Bluetooth input and assistance lamp for improved viewing in dark spaces.

Instead of using WiFi or Bluetooth to connect the speakers, Enclave uses the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channels between 5.2 and 5.8 GHz. These channels are unlicensed, but not unregulated.  The DFS channels were previously reserved for weather and military applications. Consumer devices can use these DFS channels, as long as conflicts with these important services are actively avoided. Enclave’s system looks ahead to determine the next open frequency so in an event of inteference, it select the available frequency.

For a truely wirelesss surround, battery packs are available for the rear channel speakers. Front, center and sub-woofer will need AC power supply. You can also grab the Enclave Audio App for iOS or Android, for mobile and tablet users to stream locally stored music via Bluetooth or Google Cast. Alternatively, stream other music services of choice; TuneIn Radio, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more.

5. Bose SoundTouch 520 Home Theater System

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The Bose Sound Touch 520 home theater system delivers true surround sound from five small speakers and a wireless bass module. It lets you easily enjoy wireless music when connected to your existing home Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth devices. Stream music services like Spotify and Pandora, Internet radio stations or your own stored music library.

A small control console with four HDMI inputs ensures you hear the movie or soundtrack the way it was meant to be. A universal remote is included as well to simplify your everyday experience. Included are Five Direct/Reflecting Series II speakers, control console, wireless Acoustic mass module, speaker cables, HDMI cable, power cords, universal remote and adapted headset.

  • The most compact Bose Sound Touch system fits anywhere in your home
  • Wireless connection via your home Wi-Fi network; also works with Bluetooth
  • One-touch access to music services (Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora), internet radio and music library playlists with six personalized presets
  • Powerful control with the Sound Touch app for your smartphone or tablet
  • Part of an entire family of Bose wireless products

6. Yamaha YHT-4920UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater System with Bluetooth

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Similar to the Yamaha YHT-3920UBL, the Yamaha YHT-4920UBL home theater in a box supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback, 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility and features a discrete 5.1-channel amplifier design. For ease of use, the exclusive Yamaha YPAO system automatically calibrates your listening environment for optimal sound performance. Included is a compact 5.1-channel speaker system with a powerful 8″ 100 watt powered subwoofer.

  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming with Compressed Music Enhancer
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 support
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Virtual cinema front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Extra Bass setting provides more bass output from smaller speakers
  • 5-channel compact black gloss speaker package
  • 8″ 100 watt powered subwoofer

Apart from the gloss black speakers with bigger drivers and sub-woofer with square front grill, both systems are quite similar. You can find a table of comparison between the two systems below:

YHT-3920UBLYHT-4920UBL
Channels5.1-ch5.1-ch
Output Power (1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven, 8 ohm)130 W130 W
Output Power (20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.09%, 2-ch driven, 8 ohms)70 W70 W
4K Ultra HD with HDCP 2.2Yes (pass-through)Yes (pass-through)
BluetoothYesYes
Wi-Fi
Network Sources
Surround Speakers x 42-1/2″ woofer and 1/2″ tweeter2-3/4″ full-range cone
Center SpeakerDual 2-1/2″ woofer and 1/2″ tweeter2-3/4″ full-range cone
Subwoofer100 watt, 8″ cone100 watt, 6-1/2″ cone

7. Onkyo HT-S7700 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Network AV Receiver with Speaker Package

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Onkyo HT-S7700 package has everything you need for next-generation home entertainment with Dolby Atmos sound. Paired with Onkyo’s high-current discrete amplification system is a Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker package designed to add multidimensional sound to the latest 4K/60 Hz games and movies. This solid and compact speaker system includes a subwoofer driving 120 Watts through a big 10-inch cone, and gives you a totally immersive audio experience.

You can stream high-resolution music via built-in Wi-Fi® and remote app, and you can access the largest selection of internet streaming services around. Bluetooth is also built-in, with sound quality boosted by a Music Optimizer DSP mode. There’s even a phono input to connect your turntable, and USB port for lossless audio. Graphical menus are overlaid via HDMI® 2.0 and there’s a choice of preprogrammed or smartphone remote control, making this package a snap to set up and use.

  • Supports Dolby Atmos Multidimensional Sound Format
  • 120 W per Channel (8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
  • 4K/60 Hz-Capable HDMI 2.0 Terminals for Ultra HD Entertainment, and Supports HDCP 2.2 for Future 4K/Full HD Video Streaming and Broadcast
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with Advanced Music Optimizer DSP Technology
  • 7 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/6 Rear) and 2 Outputs

8. Onkyo HT-S5800 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theater Package

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At the helm is a 115 Watt 7-channel receiver that connects all your media players and sends video to the TV via a single HDMI cable from your old analog game consoles to the latest 4K/60 Hz video with HDR color and 21:9 cinema aspect. For rull smart TV capabilities, plug a dongle (such as Google’s Chromecast) into the rear side STRM Box port and enjoy a wealth of audio and video streaming apps. Once you’ve connected the speaker system, AccuEQ optimizes the sound to suit the unique shape of your room. Bluetooth lets you enjoy your streamed audio with Onkyo’s legendary clarity and dynamism

  • Supports Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.2 Channels (Speakers Included)
  • 115 W per Channel with WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) and H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Transformer
  • 4K/60 Hz-Capable HDMI Terminals with 4:4:4 Color Space for UltraHD Entertainment (4 In/1 Out)
  • 5.1.2-Channel Home Theater Speaker System with Simple Rear Panel Diagrams for Easy Connection and AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration
  • Bluetooth Wireless Audio Streaming with Advanced Music Optimizer to Improve Compressed Digital Audio Quality and Double Bass Function