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Denon DHT-S716H soundbar review

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Quick verdict: Denon’s new premium soundbar is pricey, but it has a lot to offer for audiophiles and those wanting a better home theatre set-up.

  • Wall mountable
  • Impressive sound
  • Includes a remote
  • Not cheap
  • App isn’t intuitive to use
  • No Dolby Atmos support

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Denon DHT-S716H soundbar resting on a timber bench
Finder score: 4.0
How we score our reviews

Japanese manufacturer Denon announced two new high-end soundbars earlier this year: the DHT-S716H and the DHT-S516H.

The DHT-S716H is a 3.0 channel soundbar designed to offer immersive sound for home theatre enthusiasts. I set it up at home for a few weeks to see if the audio performance measured up to the high price tag.


Design

Design

  • Fabric-wrapped design
  • Shallow height means it can fit in front of most TVs
  • Can be wall mounted
  • 3.0 channels
  • Remote included
Denon DHT-S716H soundbar

Performance

Performance

  • Can be voice-controlled using an Amazon Alexa device
  • Supports Dolby TrueHD but not Dolby Atmos
  • Impressive sound quality
  • App isn't intuitive to use
Denon DHT-S716H soundbar

Verdict

Verdict

  • Great sound, but at a high cost
Denon DHT-S716H soundbar

Should you buy it?

Denon's DHT-S716H soundbar offers an impressively deep sound considering it doesn't have a built-in subwoofer, but is it worth the asking price of $1,699?

It depends what you're looking for.

If you're an audiophile with limited space, the DHT-S716H packs a lot in a slim soundbar that you can easily mount on your wall. If you're looking for more bass for your buck, Denon also recently launched the DHT-S516H, a 2.1 channel soundbar and wireless subwoofer combination that retails for $1,699.


Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $1,699

Where to buy


Specifications

Build

Dimensions

1,100x72x148mm

Weight

4.8kg

Power supply

100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz

Colours

Black

Sound format

Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio


Connectivity

Bluetooth

Yes

HDMI inputs

4

Optical input

1

3.5mm input

1

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