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Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue

Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue

Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
Denon DHT-S216 Home Theater Soundbar | Virtual Surround Sound | HDMI ARC | HD, 4K & Bluetooth Compatible | Low-Profile Design | Crystal Clear Dialogue
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Features

  • TRANSFORM YOUR TV INTO A HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with DHT-S216 soundbar's (2) 3" down-firing subwoofers, dual 1.75" x 3.5" mid-range drivers and (2) 1” tweeters pumping DYNAMIC THEATER-QUALITY AUDIO into your movies, TV and music listening experience
  • EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND, multi-dimensional audio detail and enhanced bass from your TV’s streaming apps, Blu-ray movies and gaming systems with DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Digital and DTS, WITHOUT THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS
  • HEAR EVERY WORD with the Dialogue Enhancer that SHARPENS DIALOGUE CLARITY making them sound crystal clear without the need to adjust overall volume. Select from 3 pre-set EQ modes - movies, music and night - for a custom listening experience at any time
  • 4K AND HD COMPATIBILITY – Connect your TV to gaming consoles, Blu-Ray player or any audio source via HDCP 2.2 HDMI in & out ports with Audio Return Channel, optical or aux inputs. Plus control the soundbar via your TV remote through HDMI ARC connection
  • SLIM PROFILE IN WALL-MOUNTABLE OPTION - At 2" tall, the sleek bar fits in most spaces and can be placed in front of your TV without blocking your TV’s bottom edge. Easy to wall mount using the included mounting template
  • EASY SET UP & USER EXPERIENCE - Quickly connect the system to your TV or other devices with the included HDMI cable or via the optical input
  • WIRELESSLY STREAM your favorite tracks, podcasts and other audio content by pairing your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth

Description

As you would expect from the market leader in AV receivers, Denon transforms any TV into a home entertainment center with the DHT-S216. The low-profile, wall-mountable sound bar features powerful built-in down-firing subwoofers, Dolby Digital Decoding and DTS Virtual:X 3D audio technology to create a powerful home theater surround sound experience, without the need for a separate subwoofer. Fully compatible with today’s HD and 4K TV’s, the built-in 4K UHD HDMI (1 in / 1 out with ARC) delivers clear images and amazing sound quality. Quickly connect your TV, Blu-ray or other devices through the HDMI and Optical inputs, and easily stream your favorite music via Bluetooth.


Product Dimensions 4.7 x 35 x 2.35 inches


Item Weight 7.48 pounds


ASIN B083JZ9N91


Item model number DHT-S216H


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 86 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,590 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #144 in Home Audio Sound Bars


Date First Available January 6, 2020


Manufacturer Denon


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Features

  • TRANSFORM YOUR TV INTO A HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with DHT-S216 soundbar's (2) 3" down-firing subwoofers, dual 1.75" x 3.5" mid-range drivers and (2) 1” tweeters pumping DYNAMIC THEATER-QUALITY AUDIO into your movies, TV and music listening experience
  • EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND, multi-dimensional audio detail and enhanced bass from your TV’s streaming apps, Blu-ray movies and gaming systems with DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Digital and DTS, WITHOUT THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS
  • HEAR EVERY WORD with the Dialogue Enhancer that SHARPENS DIALOGUE CLARITY making them sound crystal clear without the need to adjust overall volume. Select from 3 pre-set EQ modes - movies, music and night - for a custom listening experience at any time
  • 4K AND HD COMPATIBILITY – Connect your TV to gaming consoles, Blu-Ray player or any audio source via HDCP 2.2 HDMI in & out ports with Audio Return Channel, optical or aux inputs. Plus control the soundbar via your TV remote through HDMI ARC connection
  • SLIM PROFILE IN WALL-MOUNTABLE OPTION - At 2" tall, the sleek bar fits in most spaces and can be placed in front of your TV without blocking your TV’s bottom edge. Easy to wall mount using the included mounting template
  • EASY SET UP & USER EXPERIENCE - Quickly connect the system to your TV or other devices with the included HDMI cable or via the optical input
  • WIRELESSLY STREAM your favorite tracks, podcasts and other audio content by pairing your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth

Description

As you would expect from the market leader in AV receivers, Denon transforms any TV into a home entertainment center with the DHT-S216. The low-profile, wall-mountable sound bar features powerful built-in down-firing subwoofers, Dolby Digital Decoding and DTS Virtual:X 3D audio technology to create a powerful home theater surround sound experience, without the need for a separate subwoofer. Fully compatible with today’s HD and 4K TV’s, the built-in 4K UHD HDMI (1 in / 1 out with ARC) delivers clear images and amazing sound quality. Quickly connect your TV, Blu-ray or other devices through the HDMI and Optical inputs, and easily stream your favorite music via Bluetooth.


Product Dimensions 4.7 x 35 x 2.35 inches


Item Weight 7.48 pounds


ASIN B083JZ9N91


Item model number DHT-S216H


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 86 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,590 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #144 in Home Audio Sound Bars


Date First Available January 6, 2020


Manufacturer Denon


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • TRANSFORM YOUR TV INTO A HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with DHT-S216 soundbar's (2) 3" down-firing subwoofers, dual 1.75" x 3.5" mid-range drivers and (2) 1” tweeters pumping DYNAMIC THEATER-QUALITY AUDIO into your movies, TV and music listening experience
  • EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND, multi-dimensional audio detail and enhanced bass from your TV’s streaming apps, Blu-ray movies and gaming systems with DTS Virtual:X, Dolby Digital and DTS, WITHOUT THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS
  • HEAR EVERY WORD with the Dialogue Enhancer that SHARPENS DIALOGUE CLARITY making them sound crystal clear without the need to adjust overall volume. Select from 3 pre-set EQ modes - movies, music and night - for a custom listening experience at any time
  • 4K AND HD COMPATIBILITY – Connect your TV to gaming consoles, Blu-Ray player or any audio source via HDCP 2.2 HDMI in & out ports with Audio Return Channel, optical or aux inputs. Plus control the soundbar via your TV remote through HDMI ARC connection
  • SLIM PROFILE IN WALL-MOUNTABLE OPTION - At 2" tall, the sleek bar fits in most spaces and can be placed in front of your TV without blocking your TV’s bottom edge. Easy to wall mount using the included mounting template
  • EASY SET UP & USER EXPERIENCE - Quickly connect the system to your TV or other devices with the included HDMI cable or via the optical input
  • WIRELESSLY STREAM your favorite tracks, podcasts and other audio content by pairing your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth

Description

As you would expect from the market leader in AV receivers, Denon transforms any TV into a home entertainment center with the DHT-S216. The low-profile, wall-mountable sound bar features powerful built-in down-firing subwoofers, Dolby Digital Decoding and DTS Virtual:X 3D audio technology to create a powerful home theater surround sound experience, without the need for a separate subwoofer. Fully compatible with today’s HD and 4K TV’s, the built-in 4K UHD HDMI (1 in / 1 out with ARC) delivers clear images and amazing sound quality. Quickly connect your TV, Blu-ray or other devices through the HDMI and Optical inputs, and easily stream your favorite music via Bluetooth.


Product Dimensions 4.7 x 35 x 2.35 inches


Item Weight 7.48 pounds


ASIN B083JZ9N91


Item model number DHT-S216H


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 86 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,590 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #144 in Home Audio Sound Bars


Date First Available January 6, 2020


Manufacturer Denon


abunda_amazon_reviews If you've followed any of my other soundbar reviews, you'll already know, but to put the story in a nutshell, I have over 30 years of home surround sound experience, and have been on a quest of sorts for the best stand alone (no separate subwoofer) soundbar in the $200-300 price range. The S216 is the fourth soundbar I've tried (the others include the Sony HTX8500, Yamaha 1080 and one by Polk Audio), so I'll be directly comparing this one to the other three. As I've stated in other reviews, you're never going to get true surround from a stand alone soundbar, but, if the electronics and design are good enough, you will find that a good soundbar will draw you even farther into a film without drawing your attention to the soundbar itself. The good: The S216 does a pretty good job of creating a decent size soundstage as long as you are within about 7-8 feet of the soundbar. When compared with the Sony and Yamaha, the Denon comes up about even when using a Dolby encoded movie. The soundstage for Midway (2019) is better than the Yamaha, but comes up a little short of the Sony, which is somewhat expected since the 8500 includes Dolby Atmos. That said, the Denon, by virtue of having far more adjustability to the bass level than the Sony, provides a better experience. Turning to Independence Day, which has a DTS encoded soundtrack - this is where the Denon really comes into its own. The soundstage really opened up and drew me into the whole experience. If there is a drawback, it's the same as both the Sony and Polk Audio soundbars, they can all be overwhelmed with even slightly too much bass added in. This was where the Yamaha outshined all three of the other competitors. The Denon has one place where it beats the others hands-down, and that's in Dialog Enhancement. The S216 has three different settings for this feature, and I seldom found use to go any higher than Medium - Denon has clearly done their homework in this area, and to date, is the way in the lead amongst the other soundbars I've bought. The not so good: Bass from the S16 could certainly be better. Although it does better than the 8500 due to more adjustability, and beats the Polk Audio hands-down, it comes up really short of Yamaha's 1080. I suspect that this is because the 1080 uses larger, down firing built in subwoofers, and likely with a bit more power driving them. The bad: I can't really call it bad, but the Dolby performance was somewhat disappointing. This is the only area where Sony's 8500 was the clear winner, and with so many 4K discs being encoded in Dolby Atmos, it may be its biggest downfall. Still, the far superior Dialog Enhancement found on the Denon goes a long way to making up for this. The ugly: I don't plan on using this soundbar for music playback, but am rating it for others in that respect so they can get an idea of this bar is what they are looking for. The S216, despite being made by one of the best audio manufacturers, comes up really short in music reproduction. The high end is far too restrained, no matter what settings are used, and the soundstage shrunk significantly from when it was put through its paces for movies. If you're looking for a multi-purpose soundbar, the Yamaha is clearly the better choice, although the 1080 has a huge drawback of its own in that it does not passthrough Dolby Vision. Positives: + Outstanding dialog enhancement + Good soundstage (excellent with DTS) + HDR10 and Dolby Vision passthrough + Great adjustability for bass levels Negatives: - Smaller soundstage than 8500 on more common Dolby Atmos discs - Not so great at music reproduction - Best surround effect is with soundbar 8 feet or closer All in all, the Denon is an excellent soundbar in its price range. Even with its limitations with Dolby encoded films, I'm using it over the Sony 8500 because of the Denon's vastly superior Dialog Enhancement and more adjustability for bass level. There may be one more review yet to come, as I'm considering trying the newer Sony 3.1 Dolby Atmos capable soundbar to see if it will offer the superior Dolby Atmos experience of the 8500, yet have Dialog Enhancement as good as that found on the S216. For now, the Denon will be my soundbar though. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!;;Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Decent soundstage, excellent dialog enhancement...;;Harold Shaw;;;I This sound bar is amazing! I have a good subwoofer, but I don’t even need it with this! Very happy with the clarity and sound! Definitely recommend!;;Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great!;;sunnyb;;;I was in the market for a sound bar to enhance my TCL television. I did not want to have a full theater set up with multiple speakers and an external sub woofer. This met my requirements at a really nice price point. Its easy to adjust, the remote is simple enough, and the virtual X is quite nice. I've watched all the Marvel movies with it and am quite impressed at the surround capability, very surprising for a one unit system. The ARC controls worked fine, I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and select the sound icon that came up on my television and it was working fine. I liked the night mode and dialogue clarity options as well. I viewed other options in this space, (for example the Yamaha with subwoofer). This one easily met my needs. What you aren't getting is a smart speaker, just good sound (the unit does allow bluetooth from a device.) Bottom line: price point and what you get make this worth it. Recommended. One thing to keep in mind, I noticed that occasionally the unit would not provide sound when switching from one streaming media service to another on my TV. This is an extremely rare occurrence, and from the research I've done it appears it is due to the television not the soundbar. I found that slowing down a bit solved the issue, I'd wait till I hear the menu selection click on the home screen. Another fix is to tell the TCL television to do a system restart from the menu. I've had this happen without a soundbar as well on a different TCL television. Information provided here in case it helps someone else considering this particular unit.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent sound bar for the price.;;Declan DeSee;;;I was able to replace my 100watt/ch Denon amp w a high end DEF surround sound speaker system w this soundbar! Of course the subwoofer I plugged in adjacent w the soundbar enhanced the reality of ‘being there’ in exciting movie scenes. One of the first movies I watched was Super 8. The sound from the scene w the train crash was incredible! My windows and adjacent pottery was shaking w each explosion and crash! But yet the voice of each character came through crisp and clear! I don’t think a $900 Bose could beat it for quality of sound ! Not that I’m bragging! Lol! Way to go Denon! A real winner of a soundbar from this satisfied user!;;Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Denon does ‘it’ with this Soundbar of exceptional value!;;The dude 814;;;The Denon DHT-s216 replaces a different brand, which was adequate but lacking immersive depth of sound. The Denon DHT-s216 sound --- and picture quality (pass through of NVIDIA Shield device) are superb!. Performance of all inputs is noticeably improved with the Denon sound bar. ARC to eARC (TV) connection allows for control of the sound bar (and all other devices) . I could not babe more pleased with this purchase. 5 big stars!;;Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Perfect solution to my a/v needs;;Vintagemusic;;;Sound is clear definitely has bass but you can't feel it, the yamaha 108 has more bass but the sound isn't as clear. Hdmi arc is fine but if you connect bluetooth it doesn't quite switch over it will play whatever is in the hdmi port for this reason the value for the money isn't worth it.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Other soundbar for the $$$;;Jelani Montgomery;;;Easy to set up, sound was just marginal, my computer speakers sound better. What was really annoying was it kept turning itself off and then audio would quit while watching TV. Would not recommend this.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2020;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Not the best choice;;L M P;;;I love the sound produced by this soundbar! My living room isn't very large and this soundbar works great for it. Love the dialogue boost feature as well, it really brings out the actors voices so that tgey can be heard clearly over background noises in movies & t.v. shows. The only thing I dont like is the short amount of inactive time it takes for the soundbar to timeout and turn off. A minor inconvenience at most, but worth mentioning.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Wonderful sound;;Curtis A Hatridge

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Harold Shaw - Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
Decent soundstage, excellent dialog enhancement...
If you've followed any of my other soundbar reviews, you'll already know, but to put the story in a nutshell, I have over 30 years of home surround sound experience, and have been on a quest of sorts for the best stand alone (no separate subwoofer) soundbar in the $200-300 price range. The S216 is the fourth soundbar I've tried (the others include the Sony HTX8500, Yamaha 1080 and one by Polk Audio), so I'll be directly comparing this one to the other three. As I've stated in other reviews, you're never going to get true surround from a stand alone soundbar, but, if the electronics and design are good enough, you will find that a good soundbar will draw you even farther into a film without drawing your attention to the soundbar itself. The good: The S216 does a pretty good job of creating a decent size soundstage as long as you are within about 7-8 feet of the soundbar. When compared with the Sony and Yamaha, the Denon comes up about even when using a Dolby encoded movie. The soundstage for Midway (2019) is better than the Yamaha, but comes up a little short of the Sony, which is somewhat expected since the 8500 includes Dolby Atmos. That said, the Denon, by virtue of having far more adjustability to the bass level than the Sony, provides a better experience. Turning to Independence Day, which has a DTS encoded soundtrack - this is where the Denon really comes into its own. The soundstage really opened up and drew me into the whole experience. If there is a drawback, it's the same as both the Sony and Polk Audio soundbars, they can all be overwhelmed with even slightly too much bass added in. This was where the Yamaha outshined all three of the other competitors. The Denon has one place where it beats the others hands-down, and that's in Dialog Enhancement. The S216 has three different settings for this feature, and I seldom found use to go any higher than Medium - Denon has clearly done their homework in this area, and to date, is the way in the lead amongst the other soundbars I've bought. The not so good: Bass from the S16 could certainly be better. Although it does better than the 8500 due to more adjustability, and beats the Polk Audio hands-down, it comes up really short of Yamaha's 1080. I suspect that this is because the 1080 uses larger, down firing built in subwoofers, and likely with a bit more power driving them. The bad: I can't really call it bad, but the Dolby performance was somewhat disappointing. This is the only area where Sony's 8500 was the clear winner, and with so many 4K discs being encoded in Dolby Atmos, it may be its biggest downfall. Still, the far superior Dialog Enhancement found on the Denon goes a long way to making up for this. The ugly: I don't plan on using this soundbar for music playback, but am rating it for others in that respect so they can get an idea of this bar is what they are looking for. The S216, despite being made by one of the best audio manufacturers, comes up really short in music reproduction. The high end is far too restrained, no matter what settings are used, and the soundstage shrunk significantly from when it was put through its paces for movies. If you're looking for a multi-purpose soundbar, the Yamaha is clearly the better choice, although the 1080 has a huge drawback of its own in that it does not passthrough Dolby Vision. Positives: + Outstanding dialog enhancement + Good soundstage (excellent with DTS) + HDR10 and Dolby Vision passthrough + Great adjustability for bass levels Negatives: - Smaller soundstage than 8500 on more common Dolby Atmos discs - Not so great at music reproduction - Best surround effect is with soundbar 8 feet or closer All in all, the Denon is an excellent soundbar in its price range. Even with its limitations with Dolby encoded films, I'm using it over the Sony 8500 because of the Denon's vastly superior Dialog Enhancement and more adjustability for bass level. There may be one more review yet to come, as I'm considering trying the newer Sony 3.1 Dolby Atmos capable soundbar to see if it will offer the superior Dolby Atmos experience of the 8500, yet have Dialog Enhancement as good as that found on the S216. For now, the Denon will be my soundbar though. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By sunnyb - Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
Great!
I This sound bar is amazing! I have a good subwoofer, but I don’t even need it with this! Very happy with the clarity and sound! Definitely recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Declan DeSee - Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
Excellent sound bar for the price.
I was in the market for a sound bar to enhance my TCL television. I did not want to have a full theater set up with multiple speakers and an external sub woofer. This met my requirements at a really nice price point. Its easy to adjust, the remote is simple enough, and the virtual X is quite nice. I've watched all the Marvel movies with it and am quite impressed at the surround capability, very surprising for a one unit system. The ARC controls worked fine, I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and select the sound icon that came up on my television and it was working fine. I liked the night mode and dialogue clarity options as well. I viewed other options in this space, (for example the Yamaha with subwoofer). This one easily met my needs. What you aren't getting is a smart speaker, just good sound (the unit does allow bluetooth from a device.) Bottom line: price point and what you get make this worth it. Recommended. One thing to keep in mind, I noticed that occasionally the unit would not provide sound when switching from one streaming media service to another on my TV. This is an extremely rare occurrence, and from the research I've done it appears it is due to the television not the soundbar. I found that slowing down a bit solved the issue, I'd wait till I hear the menu selection click on the home screen. Another fix is to tell the TCL television to do a system restart from the menu. I've had this happen without a soundbar as well on a different TCL television. Information provided here in case it helps someone else considering this particular unit.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By The dude 814 - Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
Denon does ‘it’ with this Soundbar of exceptional value!
I was able to replace my 100watt/ch Denon amp w a high end DEF surround sound speaker system w this soundbar! Of course the subwoofer I plugged in adjacent w the soundbar enhanced the reality of ‘being there’ in exciting movie scenes. One of the first movies I watched was Super 8. The sound from the scene w the train crash was incredible! My windows and adjacent pottery was shaking w each explosion and crash! But yet the voice of each character came through crisp and clear! I don’t think a $900 Bose could beat it for quality of sound ! Not that I’m bragging! Lol! Way to go Denon! A real winner of a soundbar from this satisfied user!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Vintagemusic - Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
Perfect solution to my a/v needs
The Denon DHT-s216 replaces a different brand, which was adequate but lacking immersive depth of sound. The Denon DHT-s216 sound --- and picture quality (pass through of NVIDIA Shield device) are superb!. Performance of all inputs is noticeably improved with the Denon sound bar. ARC to eARC (TV) connection allows for control of the sound bar (and all other devices) . I could not babe more pleased with this purchase. 5 big stars!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Jelani Montgomery - Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020
Other soundbar for the $$$
Sound is clear definitely has bass but you can't feel it, the yamaha 108 has more bass but the sound isn't as clear. Hdmi arc is fine but if you connect bluetooth it doesn't quite switch over it will play whatever is in the hdmi port for this reason the value for the money isn't worth it.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By L M P - Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2020
Not the best choice
Easy to set up, sound was just marginal, my computer speakers sound better. What was really annoying was it kept turning itself off and then audio would quit while watching TV. Would not recommend this.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Curtis A Hatridge - Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
Wonderful sound
I love the sound produced by this soundbar! My living room isn't very large and this soundbar works great for it. Love the dialogue boost feature as well, it really brings out the actors voices so that tgey can be heard clearly over background noises in movies & t.v. shows. The only thing I dont like is the short amount of inactive time it takes for the soundbar to timeout and turn off. A minor inconvenience at most, but worth mentioning.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Harold Shaw - Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
Decent soundstage, excellent dialog enhancement...
If you've followed any of my other soundbar reviews, you'll already know, but to put the story in a nutshell, I have over 30 years of home surround sound experience, and have been on a quest of sorts for the best stand alone (no separate subwoofer) soundbar in the $200-300 price range. The S216 is the fourth soundbar I've tried (the others include the Sony HTX8500, Yamaha 1080 and one by Polk Audio), so I'll be directly comparing this one to the other three. As I've stated in other reviews, you're never going to get true surround from a stand alone soundbar, but, if the electronics and design are good enough, you will find that a good soundbar will draw you even farther into a film without drawing your attention to the soundbar itself. The good: The S216 does a pretty good job of creating a decent size soundstage as long as you are within about 7-8 feet of the soundbar. When compared with the Sony and Yamaha, the Denon comes up about even when using a Dolby encoded movie. The soundstage for Midway (2019) is better than the Yamaha, but comes up a little short of the Sony, which is somewhat expected since the 8500 includes Dolby Atmos. That said, the Denon, by virtue of having far more adjustability to the bass level than the Sony, provides a better experience. Turning to Independence Day, which has a DTS encoded soundtrack - this is where the Denon really comes into its own. The soundstage really opened up and drew me into the whole experience. If there is a drawback, it's the same as both the Sony and Polk Audio soundbars, they can all be overwhelmed with even slightly too much bass added in. This was where the Yamaha outshined all three of the other competitors. The Denon has one place where it beats the others hands-down, and that's in Dialog Enhancement. The S216 has three different settings for this feature, and I seldom found use to go any higher than Medium - Denon has clearly done their homework in this area, and to date, is the way in the lead amongst the other soundbars I've bought. The not so good: Bass from the S16 could certainly be better. Although it does better than the 8500 due to more adjustability, and beats the Polk Audio hands-down, it comes up really short of Yamaha's 1080. I suspect that this is because the 1080 uses larger, down firing built in subwoofers, and likely with a bit more power driving them. The bad: I can't really call it bad, but the Dolby performance was somewhat disappointing. This is the only area where Sony's 8500 was the clear winner, and with so many 4K discs being encoded in Dolby Atmos, it may be its biggest downfall. Still, the far superior Dialog Enhancement found on the Denon goes a long way to making up for this. The ugly: I don't plan on using this soundbar for music playback, but am rating it for others in that respect so they can get an idea of this bar is what they are looking for. The S216, despite being made by one of the best audio manufacturers, comes up really short in music reproduction. The high end is far too restrained, no matter what settings are used, and the soundstage shrunk significantly from when it was put through its paces for movies. If you're looking for a multi-purpose soundbar, the Yamaha is clearly the better choice, although the 1080 has a huge drawback of its own in that it does not passthrough Dolby Vision. Positives: + Outstanding dialog enhancement + Good soundstage (excellent with DTS) + HDR10 and Dolby Vision passthrough + Great adjustability for bass levels Negatives: - Smaller soundstage than 8500 on more common Dolby Atmos discs - Not so great at music reproduction - Best surround effect is with soundbar 8 feet or closer All in all, the Denon is an excellent soundbar in its price range. Even with its limitations with Dolby encoded films, I'm using it over the Sony 8500 because of the Denon's vastly superior Dialog Enhancement and more adjustability for bass level. There may be one more review yet to come, as I'm considering trying the newer Sony 3.1 Dolby Atmos capable soundbar to see if it will offer the superior Dolby Atmos experience of the 8500, yet have Dialog Enhancement as good as that found on the S216. For now, the Denon will be my soundbar though. Thanks for reading and happy viewing!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By sunnyb - Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
Great!
I This sound bar is amazing! I have a good subwoofer, but I don’t even need it with this! Very happy with the clarity and sound! Definitely recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Declan DeSee - Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
Excellent sound bar for the price.
I was in the market for a sound bar to enhance my TCL television. I did not want to have a full theater set up with multiple speakers and an external sub woofer. This met my requirements at a really nice price point. Its easy to adjust, the remote is simple enough, and the virtual X is quite nice. I've watched all the Marvel movies with it and am quite impressed at the surround capability, very surprising for a one unit system. The ARC controls worked fine, I didn't have to do anything but plug it in and select the sound icon that came up on my television and it was working fine. I liked the night mode and dialogue clarity options as well. I viewed other options in this space, (for example the Yamaha with subwoofer). This one easily met my needs. What you aren't getting is a smart speaker, just good sound (the unit does allow bluetooth from a device.) Bottom line: price point and what you get make this worth it. Recommended. One thing to keep in mind, I noticed that occasionally the unit would not provide sound when switching from one streaming media service to another on my TV. This is an extremely rare occurrence, and from the research I've done it appears it is due to the television not the soundbar. I found that slowing down a bit solved the issue, I'd wait till I hear the menu selection click on the home screen. Another fix is to tell the TCL television to do a system restart from the menu. I've had this happen without a soundbar as well on a different TCL television. Information provided here in case it helps someone else considering this particular unit.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By The dude 814 - Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
Denon does ‘it’ with this Soundbar of exceptional value!
I was able to replace my 100watt/ch Denon amp w a high end DEF surround sound speaker system w this soundbar! Of course the subwoofer I plugged in adjacent w the soundbar enhanced the reality of ‘being there’ in exciting movie scenes. One of the first movies I watched was Super 8. The sound from the scene w the train crash was incredible! My windows and adjacent pottery was shaking w each explosion and crash! But yet the voice of each character came through crisp and clear! I don’t think a $900 Bose could beat it for quality of sound ! Not that I’m bragging! Lol! Way to go Denon! A real winner of a soundbar from this satisfied user!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Vintagemusic - Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
Perfect solution to my a/v needs
The Denon DHT-s216 replaces a different brand, which was adequate but lacking immersive depth of sound. The Denon DHT-s216 sound --- and picture quality (pass through of NVIDIA Shield device) are superb!. Performance of all inputs is noticeably improved with the Denon sound bar. ARC to eARC (TV) connection allows for control of the sound bar (and all other devices) . I could not babe more pleased with this purchase. 5 big stars!

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Jelani Montgomery - Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020
Other soundbar for the $$$
Sound is clear definitely has bass but you can't feel it, the yamaha 108 has more bass but the sound isn't as clear. Hdmi arc is fine but if you connect bluetooth it doesn't quite switch over it will play whatever is in the hdmi port for this reason the value for the money isn't worth it.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By L M P - Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2020
Not the best choice
Easy to set up, sound was just marginal, my computer speakers sound better. What was really annoying was it kept turning itself off and then audio would quit while watching TV. Would not recommend this.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Curtis A Hatridge - Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
Wonderful sound
I love the sound produced by this soundbar! My living room isn't very large and this soundbar works great for it. Love the dialogue boost feature as well, it really brings out the actors voices so that tgey can be heard clearly over background noises in movies & t.v. shows. The only thing I dont like is the short amount of inactive time it takes for the soundbar to timeout and turn off. A minor inconvenience at most, but worth mentioning.