These 5 Editors' Choice Audio Deals Sound Good to Us

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At dealnews, we cast our net wide to bring you the best bargains we can find from whomever is offering the best deal. And while variety is the spice of life, sometimes a single merchant's deals are so good that we don't mind honing in on their exclusive sales and discounts. This week, our dealslingers found a plethora of exceptional audio deals at newegg, and we've rounded up five Editors' Choice options. If you can't find what you're looking for here, be sure to browse our audio section for more deals, as there are many others.

  1. Onkyo HT-S8409 7.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System
    Vendor: newegg
    Price: $649.99 in-cart with free shipping
    Lowest By: $145

    Is It Worth It?: It's hard to imagine an easier, more economical way to dive head-first into the amazing world of 7.1 audio than with this speaker system. This setup splits 130 watts per channel into seven channels, and features an Ethernet port, remote app for iPhone, Dolby Digital DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, six HDMI inputs, and more. The eight-speaker rig includes left and right front, surround, and surround back speakers, a center-channel speaker, and a 230-watt powered 10" subwoofer.

  2. LG 140-watt Stereo Bluetooth Soundbar
    Vendor: newegg
    Discount: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $49

    Is It Worth It?: This soundbar divides 70 watts per channel into two channels, and features Bluetooth connectivity, two optical inputs, and more. But a number of newegg customers say that this soundbar delivers fidelity that's about on par with normal TV speakers. Indeed, packing superior clarity into such a small package is a tough feat. This soundbar is suited for people who don't need loud volumes and want to squeeze their speaker setup into a compact space.

  3. Pair of Energy EF-500 Tower Speakers
    Vendor: newegg
    Discount: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $325

    Is It Worth It?: Each floorstanding speaker in this pair features a frequency response of 48Hz to 20kHz, two 5.5" woofers, one 1" aluminum tweeter, power handling of up to 140 watts, and more. While 140 watts may not accommodate the punch of some bone-rattling receivers, the frequency response ratings suggest smooth response across the audio spectrum, and high position of the woofers gets sound off the floor (where it otherwise gets absorbed) and into the air for a more pristine listening experience.

  4. Sony 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System
    Vendor: newegg
    Price: $199.99 with free shipping
    Lowest by: $50

    Is It Worth It?: Sony is one of those few electronics brands that you'll see both in a great home stereo system and at professional recording studios. This 5.1 system includes one center channel speaker, two front speakers, two rear speakers, 100-watt 10" powered subwoofer, two speaker stands, and more. You may want to hold off if you've got serious dreams of going 7.1, but otherwise the slim design and exceptional frequency response (70KHz on the high end is well above human hearing range for treble) mean you won't want to miss out while the price is primo.

  5. Energy RC Micro 5-Channel Theater Speaker System
    Vendor: newegg
    Price: $149.99 via coupon code "EMCNJHD69" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: Coupon code "EMCNJHD69" saves you a whopping $250 off this 240-watt system. The setup features satellite speakers and a center speaker, all with 1/2" tweeters and 2.5" midrange cones. That's a small profile for a hi-fi speaker, but assuming you elevate these babies properly off the ground, you can expect clear sound.

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Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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