Denon is a very respected brand in the home theater market with their AV receivers are the first that comes to mind and have earned a lot of praise through the years. But Denon makes a lot more than just AV receivers, and another market they are in, although in a smaller capacity, is the soundbars one. And today, in our Denon DHT-S316 review, we will be testing the last one in their current lineup that we didn’t have the chance to check out yet.
The DHT-S316 soundbar is not a new model. Unlike the DHT-S517 and the DHT-S217, the new 2022 model, the DHT-S316, has been available for a few years. But judging by its specs, Denon decided to continue its availability to bridge the gap that was visible between the two new releases. The DHT-S316 is considered the mid-tier option in Denon’s soundbars lineup.
Let’s see now real quick what this soundbar can offer. This is essentially a soundbar-subwoofer combo with a 2.1 channel configuration. It supports Dolby Digital and DTS sound, while in terms of extras, it comes with the bare minimum: Bluetooth streaming and very few sound features.
The Denon DHT-S316 looks like a straightforward system. In terms of features, you get the basics, and judging by the specs, it is obvious why Denon kept it well into 2022. But with a price of $299, competition is very stiff nowadays, and there are a lot of other brands with similar costs.