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Klipsch Cinema 600 Review

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Overview

The Klipsch Cinema 600 is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first made available in 2020, and it features an exceptionally loud set of speakers that easily fills even large rooms without much effort.

The soundbar touts a similar soundstage to stereo systems, which means it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos or DTS: X for a wider soundstage, and the soundbar boasts HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) support for controlling the TV and soundbar from one remote.

Besides that, its selection of ports includes an optical audio port and a 3.5 mm audio jack for effortless wired connectivity. And just like the best speakers on the market, it supports Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and for connecting the included wireless subwoofer to the system, but it lacks WiFi, Chromecast, or Apple AirPlay.

Similar to the highest-ranked soundbars in the industry, its dedicated center channel speaker touts an extremely nuanced audio output for vocals and dialogues. However, if you don’t need a 3.1 setup, check out our Klipsch Cinema 400 review.

Consensus

ReasonS to Buy

  • Balanced and powerful sound quality
    • Provides a great versatile sound profile for TV shows and movies. It has a loud but balanced profile, allowing users to crank up the volume while maintaining a stereo frequency, clear mids, and accurate bass response.

  • Good vocal clarity
    • The discrete center channel delivers crisp, accurate vocals and dialogue, as it features adjustable dialogue enhancement that improves vocal clarity.

  • Strong bass performance
    • The dedicated subwoofer delivers low and thumpy bass. Additionally, the subwoofer features a level adjustment for sound customization.

  • Smart features
    • The smart features deliver many sound and navigational enhancements. Like different sound modes that adjust the sound for different atmospheres. It also features the Klipsch Connect App, which allows users to issue updates, although it doesn’t let users use the app as a remote control.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor surround sound performance
    • The lack of Dolby Atmos, DTS, and higher-resolution formats leads to a less immersive surround sound experience. It also has limited bass and treble adjustment options, which restrict user ability to fashion sound to their environment.

  • “Limited wireless connectivity and poor latency “
    • Only connects to Bluetooth and does not support Chromecast, Apple AirPlay, or Wi-Fi. The bar also experiences audio/visual synching issues during fast-paced dialogue scenes, as the latency tested at 50 ms, which is below average for the category.

  • Poor display quality
    • The display is small and awkwardly placed, making it hard to view settings and status.

Klipsch Cinema 600 Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth45"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement FeatureYes
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star Certified
Equalizer Settingsn/a
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight3.33"
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels3.1
SubwooferSubwooferIncluded
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital
Voice AssistantVoice Assistant
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight30.8 lbs
WidthWidth2.8"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer ConnectivityYes
Works WithWorks With

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Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)34.621
High End Roll Off (Hz)12,534.309
Max Volume Test (db)101.8
Latency (ms)50
THD @ 80dB0.2

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Market Context

The Klipsch Cinema 600 is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first made available in 2020, and it features an exceptionally loud set of speakers…

The Klipsch Cinema 600 is a mid-range 3.1-channel soundbar that was first made available in 2020, and it features an exceptionally loud set of speakers that easily fills even large rooms without much effort.

The soundbar touts a similar soundstage to stereo systems, which means it doesn’t support Dolby Atmos or DTS: X for a wider soundstage, and the soundbar boasts HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) support for controlling the TV and soundbar from one remote.

Besides that, its selection of ports includes an optical audio port and a 3.5 mm audio jack for effortless wired connectivity. And just like the best speakers on the market, it supports Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and for connecting the included wireless subwoofer to the system, but it lacks WiFi, Chromecast, or Apple AirPlay.

Similar to the highest-ranked soundbars in the industry, its dedicated center channel speaker touts an extremely nuanced audio output for vocals and dialogues. However, if you don’t need a 3.1 setup, check out our Klipsch Cinema 400 review.

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Unlike the Klipsch Cinema 600, the Sonos Arc soundbar features a built-in microphone and supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa natively. But, the Cinema…

Unlike the Klipsch Cinema 600, the Sonos Arc soundbar features a built-in microphone and supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa natively. But, the Cinema 600 does come with a dedicated wireless subwoofer that the Sonos Arc lacks.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

45"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

Yes

Energy Star Certified

Equalizer Settings

n/a

HDMI ARC

Yes

Height

3.33"

Number of Audio Channels

3.1

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  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Klipsch Cinema 600 Soundbar is good for mixed usage. This 3.1 setup has a… Read More

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  • PC Mag
    54.9

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    80
    The Klipsch Cinema 600 soundbar delivers theater-like rumble and excellent clarity for movies and music… Read More

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    60.27

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    The Klipsch Cinema 600 3.1-channel soundbar includes HDMI-ARC and delivers fantastic audio thanks to its… Read More

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    75.48

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