14 Best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor: 2022 Guide & Reviews
There are many 5.1 Surround Sound Processor out there. But not all of them are the best.
The best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor are those that make your life easier and more pleasant. They should be convenient and easy to use, but also provide you with the best results.
In this article, we will look at some of the best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor for your needs.
- 1 List of 14 Best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor Reviews
- 1.1 HDMI LPCM 7.1 Or PCM 2CH to Analog Surround Sound Audio Decoder- 4K Version
- 1.2 Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1 Surround Sound System
- 1.3 ATNEDCVH 5.1 Surround Sound Decoder Separator Converter for DTS AC3, 4K 60Hz HDMI 3 in 1 Out, HDCP 2.2 HDR, Digital Analog Audio Video System 192Khz/24Bit for Home Theater Music Game (Black, 4K 60Hz)
- 1.4 SOUTHSKY 5.1/2.1 Audio Rush Digital Sound Decoder Converter,Optical SPDIF, Coaxial to 5.1CH 2.1CH Analog Audio (6RCA Output)
- 1.5 DAC Audio Digital to Analog Converter , Digital DTS Channel Decoder 5.1 Audio Converter Optical Fiber Coaxial Sound Adapter for PS3 HD DVD PS4
- 1.6 Vantec NBA-200U USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter (Black)
- 1.7 ATNEDCVH 5.1 Decoder Separator Extractor Compatible with DTS AC3, HDMI 2.0b 4K 60Hz HDCP 2.3 HDR 3D , Digital Analog Audio Video Surround Sound System 192Khz/24Bit for Movies Games Music
- 1.8 Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Hi-Res Internal PCIe Sound Card, Quad-Core Processor, 127dB DNR ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC, Xamp Discrete Custom Bi-amp, Discrete 5.1/Virtual 7.1, Dolby, DTS Encoding (Black)
- 1.9 Pyle - PDA7BU (Black) - 5 Channel Rack Mount Bluetooth Receiver, Home Theater Amp, Speaker Amplifier, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming, MP3/USB/SD/AUX/FM Radio, 200 Watt, with Digital ID3 LCD Display
- 1.10 Super Audio CD Sampler 2 / Various
- 1.11 Sonos Playbar - The Mountable Sound Bar for TV, Movies, Music, and More - Black
- 1.12 Elgato Stream Deck - Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand, for Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 or Late (10GAA9901)
- 1.13 4K HDMI to 5.1 Digital Analog Audio Decoder + EDID Switch 24-Bit 192Khz DAC
- 1.14 Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified - Black
- 2 What to look for when buying the best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor
- 3 Verdict
List of 14 Best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor Reviews
HDMI LPCM 7.1 Or PCM 2CH to Analog Surround Sound Audio Decoder- 4K Version
- Premium HDMI LPCM 5.1 7.1 audio decoder. Cost-efficient HDMI LPCM 5.1 7.1 solution for integrating the new HDMI-based AV equipment into analog receivers or home theater systems using the multi-channel cable or fiber optic cable connection. Decodes uncompressed HDMI LPCM 7.1 or 5.1 into multi-channel analog surround sound for amp, receiver or powered speakers. [Note]: DD and DTS audio can not be decoded by this unit. Only LPCM 5.1 7.1 or PCM 2CH accepted.
- 24-bit DAC with sampling rate up to 192 KHz for accurate bit-for-bit duplicate of sound. Enjoy the decoded audio output with directional sound effects. All sonic details are retained from the original HD feeds after the decoding.
- No HDMI output connection is required to receive audio from the analog and optical outputs. Featured with EDID dip switch for manual control of audio output mode. Fully compliant with HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.1 and DVI 1.1 standards. Supports all HD video inputs at 4Kx2K, 1080p, 1080i,720p, 576p and 480p.
- Supports new 36-bit digital video formats in deep color mode from 25MHz to 225MHz (12 bits/color). Easy front panel control with LED status indicators. Ultra high video amplifier bandwidth up to 2.25Gpbs/ 225 MHz to ensure sharp detailed images and fine audio quality.
- Supports pass-through of deep color, Lip-Sync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD MA and 3D information. Supports CEC. Maximum HDMI bandwidth at 300Mhz.
Klipsch Black Reference Theater Pack 5.1 Surround Sound System
17 used from $238.99
- The Klipsch reference theater pack delivers a superior acoustic performance while keeping an incredibly minimal footprint
- Klipsch's exclusive Tractrix Horn technology and aluminum Tweeters deliver the cleanest, most natural sound possible. The down-firing wireless subwoofer is designed to deliver room-filling low frequencies without requiring too much floor space
- To complement the easy placement of the wireless subwoofer, each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a threaded insert for maximum mounting flexibility
- The reference theater pack brings the Klipsch cinematic sound into your home with an incredibly minimal footprint
ATNEDCVH 5.1 Surround Sound Decoder Separator Converter for DTS AC3, 4K 60Hz HDMI 3 in 1 Out, HDCP 2.2 HDR, Digital Analog Audio Video System 192Khz/24Bit for Home Theater Music Game (Black, 4K 60Hz)
- ※ HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, Supporting 4K 60Hz,3D and HDR. Great surrounds 5.1 sound effect. HDMI ARC function is supported. When with ARC channel input, HDMI 2.0 cable (19 + 1 core) must be used. It's an excellent high quality 5.1ch surrounding audio and video system for movies, game, music.
- ※ 8 signal source inputs (3×HDMI / COXIAL / OPTICAL / PC-USB / U disk-USB / AUX ). You can adjust the volume by the knob or the remote control which each channel can be adjusted separately. Note: when sounds output from the decoder, you can adjust the volume only with the remote control or knob on the unit, and can't control the volume through your TV remote control.
- ※ All signal source ( HDMI/ARC/COX/OPT/PC-USB/AUX/U disk-USB ) can decode to 5.1ch output,it is the 5.1 analog output system. Except for U disk all signal sources (HDMI/ARC/COX/OPT/PC-USB/AUX) can convert to COXIAL/OPTICAL output.it is the Digital output system. Support 192Khz/24Bit playing.If the audio signal source is 5.1ch then the hardware decodes (real 5.1). if the audio signal source is 2.0 then software decoding (virtual 5.1).
- ※ Supports all audio format decoding output: DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-HD,AC3, Db True HD, FLAC, APE, WAV, HDCD, AAC, WMV, MP3, m4a, etc. Support 5.1ch or 2.0ch outputing mode.FL/FR active when 2.0ch output mode.LCD panel display, real-time display of playing information.
- ※ Supports many different devices,such as TV, TV box, Set-Top Box, Projector, Monitor, Blu-ray DVD, IPTV, PS/XBox game machine, PC, U disk, Mobile phone,Tablet PC,Hifi player. The audio and video was be synchronously inputed or outputed. 5.1ch (analog) output to an amplifier or active speakers. Or output from COX or OPT to other digital devices. Digital output isn't be supported on the U Disk playing.
SOUTHSKY 5.1/2.1 Audio Rush Digital Sound Decoder Converter,Optical SPDIF, Coaxial to 5.1CH 2.1CH Analog Audio (6RCA Output)
- 【5.1CH &2.1CH DAC】Convert digital optical(Toslink,SPDIF),Coaxial signals to 6 RCA /5.1 channel analog sound surround audio and 2.1 CH (FL,FR,SW) stereo, including LPCM,support Dolby, DTS /AC-3 audio decoder conversion for Home Theater.One key switch 5.1ch and 2.1ch mode;
- 【Multi Interfaces & One Key Switch】2 SPDIF (optical fiber / Toslink) input ports, 1 coaxial and 3.5mm aux input; Output: 6 RCA (FL, FR, SL, SR, CEN, SW); One key to switch the input signal channel.
- 【Signal Input Memory Function】Input signals automatically recovery after restart, no need to switch the button to choose the input signals again or every time,very smart;
- 【LED Indicators】 LED indicators of input signals and operating status,let you easily choose and identify the right input channel;eg,when input is SPDIF-2 port, switch the input button till LED D2 light will be always on(when input is 3.5mm aux port, switch the input button till all LED light off)
- 【Wide Range of Applications】Well surface treatment, mini size,portable,black color; Need to connect to an AV amplifier or receiver to power up your 6 speakers or soundbar and enjoy the shock effect of sound surround.widely used at home, school, square, concert hall, movie theater and other public places, you can enjoy the perfect shock stereo sound surround effect of DTS or Dolby. Compatible with HDTV, Blu-ray DVD, DVD, PlayStation Game Console, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox360, DM500S, DM800HD etc.
DAC Audio Digital to Analog Converter , Digital DTS Channel Decoder 5.1 Audio Converter Optical Fiber Coaxial Sound Adapter for PS3 HD DVD PS4
- High performance: 24-bit audio digital signal processing, 96KHz digital receiver, 24-bit ADC. Supports uncompressed PCM, LPCM for all S/PDIF digital audio transmissions. Large audio decoding chip that decodes DTS / dolby digital audio source code.
- Role: This 5.1 audio sound decoder converter converts coaxial digital audio from a DVD player, cable or satellite receiver to fiber optic input. Rich input interface: fiber, coaxial, analog audio interface, output interface: FL / FR, SL / SR, CEN / SW.
- Premium Materials: Dac converter converts digital fiber or coaxial audio signals into analog RCA L / R and 3.5mm jack audio. Aluminum alloy case, lightweight, durable and heat resistant. Excellent performance, no electromagnetic noise transmission. Easy to install, practical and durable, easy to use.
- Convenience: The compact form factor makes it suitable for installation in almost any location, regardless of space, while still providing lossless audio signals. In addition, digital coaxial or Toslink to RCA converters support plug-and-play installation, saving you time.
- Use range: This audio converter can be used to decode network players, HD video players, DVD, SP3, and other output digital signals, HD DVD, HDTV, home theater, etc., without RCA output (L / R) or 3.5 mm Jack output.
Vantec NBA-200U USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter (Black)
$27.99 in stock
- 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
- Simple USB 2.0 Connection (Backwards Compatible w/ USB 1.1)
- Support 48/44.1 KHz Sampling Rates For Both Playbacks and Recordings
- SPDIF Optical Digital Input And Output
- Separate Left And Right Microphone Inputs For True Stereo Recordings
ATNEDCVH 5.1 Decoder Separator Extractor Compatible with DTS AC3, HDMI 2.0b 4K 60Hz HDCP 2.3 HDR 3D , Digital Analog Audio Video Surround Sound System 192Khz/24Bit for Movies Games Music
- ※ Shocking surround 5.1 sound effects, Give you a real scene. It is an great high quality 5.1ch surround audio and video system for movies, games, music.
- ※ 5 sorts of signal source input ( HDMI / COXIAL / OPTICAL / PC-USB / U disk-USB ). You can switch different signal sources freely by the button or remote. Note: when audio is decoeded to output from the decoder, you can adjust the volume only with the remote control or volume adjustment knob of this unit, and can't control the volume through your TV remote control.
- ※ All signal sources ( HDMI / ARC / COX / OPT / PC-USB / U disk-USB ) can decode to surround 5.1ch or F/L 2.1ch output. Support 192Khz/24Bit playing.If the signal source is 5.1ch then the hardware decodes (real 5.1), and if it is 2.0 then software decoding (virtual 5.1).
- ※ Adjusting the volume of each channel separately is supported. You can adjust the volume of any one of SLR / CEN / SW channels separately. Compatible with all audio formats: DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-HD,AC3, Db True HD, FLAC, APE, WAV, HDCD, AAC, WMV, MP3, m4a, etc. Outputed as 5.1ch or 2.0ch. FL/FR is going to be active in 2.0ch output mode.
- ※ Supports many different devices,such as TV, TV box, Set-Top Box, Projector, Monitor, Blu-ray DVD, IPTV, PS/XBox game machine, PC, U disk, Mobile phone,Tablet PC,Hifi player, and the audio and video can be synchronously inputed or outputed. Output 5.1ch or 2.0ch to an amplifier or active speakers.
Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Hi-Res Internal PCIe Sound Card, Quad-Core Processor, 127dB DNR ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC, Xamp Discrete Custom Bi-amp, Discrete 5.1/Virtual 7.1, Dolby, DTS Encoding (Black)
$199.99 in stock
5 used from $135.52
- Pristine Audio Output | Supreme Audio Fidelity With 127 Db Dnr Hi-Res 32-Bit / 384 Khz Playback Via Ess Sabre-Class 9018 Dac And Dsd64 Playback Support That Satisfies Even The Most Demanding Needs Of Audiophiles For Incredibly Clean Audio
- Massively Powerful Headphone Audio | Custom Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-Amp Powers Each Earcup Separately With 1Ω Output Impedance And Drives Studio-Grade Headphones Of Up To 600Ω, Including High-End Planar-Magnetic Headphones. And With The Audio Control Module, Gain Quick Access To The Volume Control Knob, As Well As The ¼” And ⅛” Mic And Headphones I/O Connectors – All Within Your Fingertips
- Theatrical-Grade Discreet And Virtual Surround | Supports Discrete 5. 1 On Speakers With Dolby Digital Live / Dts Connect Encoding, And Up To 7. 1 Virtual Surround On Headphones And Speakers. To Top It Off, We Have Also Integrated Sound Blaster’S Surround Virtualization Technology Onto Ae-7 So That You Can Conveniently Enjoy Surround Sound On Most Form Of Media
- True Hardware Accelerated Audio | Dedicated Quad-Core Processor Designed To Deliver Incredibly Pristine And Enhanced Sound On Your Pc Without Overstressing Your Cpu. Sound Blaster Manages Audio Processing On The Card Itself, Freeing Your Cpu To Handle Other Tasks
Pyle - PDA7BU (Black) - 5 Channel Rack Mount Bluetooth Receiver, Home Theater Amp, Speaker Amplifier, Bluetooth Wireless Streaming, MP3/USB/SD/AUX/FM Radio, 200 Watt, with Digital ID3 LCD Display
$68.39 in stock
12 used from $52.84
- WIRELESS STREAMING: The receiver rack mount features a premium built in Bluetooth 2.1 wireless streaming receiver. Making the receiver compatible with all your favorite devices, like iPhone, Androids, tablets, etc. It has a wireless range of 30’ plus
- HOME STEREO AMP: The rack mount home theater amp is a complete sound system. It acts like an FM radio with a digital LCD display with ID3 tag readout displaying each song title. Also features a 2.1 channel audio amp design
- CONNECT TO EXTERNAL DEVICES: The rack mount home theater amp features USB flash and SD memory card readers, as well as a 3.5mm aux input jack and multi source RCA audio input connectors
- RELIABLE & DURABLE: The home theater receiver is made of heavy duty metal and aluminum alloy panel to protect your gear for years to come. The package includes sturdy removable rack mount brackets for trustworthy and easy installation
- WHAT'S IN THE BOX: The audio receiver rack mount comes with everything you need to get started. This exclusive bundle from Pyle features our top of the line amplifier receiver, wireless remote control, detachable hardware rack mounts and FM antenna
Super Audio CD Sampler 2 / Various
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Sonos Playbar - The Mountable Sound Bar for TV, Movies, Music, and More - Black
$869.95 in stock
- The mountable soundbar for TV, movies, music, and more
- Enjoy crisp dialogue and impressive bass from wall to wall with Playbar. Control it with the Sonos app, your remote, and more
- Whether you mount it on the wall or place it below your TV on a stand or console, Playbar automatically tunes itself for the best possible sound
- Playbar was specially tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice so you can always follow the story
- Easily connect Sonos speakers in different rooms over WiFi to create a home sound system that brings every room and everyone together
Elgato Stream Deck - Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand, for Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 or Late (10GAA9901)
$118.53 in stock
2 used from $96.00
- Tactile Live Production: easily control your favorite tools and platforms.
- 15 Customizable LCD Keys: instantly trigger unlimited actions with a tap.
- Multi Actions: tap once to launch multiple actions simultaneously or sequentially with time intervals.
- Smart Profiles: create unique key configurations for different apps, and switch between them on the fly.
- Powerful Integrations: Elgato 4KCU, OBS, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Discord, Spotify, Philips Hue, vMix, VoiceMod, and more.
4K HDMI to 5.1 Digital Analog Audio Decoder + EDID Switch 24-Bit 192Khz DAC
- Premium HDMI multi-channel audio decoder and HDMI audio converter for bit-stream AC3, DTS audio and PCM 2CH type uncompressed audio. Decodes digital AC3 and DTS 5.1 audio embedded in HDMI feed into analog surround sound format for amp, receiver or powered speakers. Decodes digital PCM 2-channel audio embedded in HDMI feed into analog stereo sound.
- Cost-efficient solution for integrating the new HDMI-based AV equipment with analog amplifier, receiver or homesteader system. 3 simultaneous analog audio outputs including 6-channel surround sound RCA outputs, stereo 2-channel output and headphone/3.5mm audio output. Built with a 24-bit audio DSP with sampling rate up to 192 KHz for accurate bit-for-bit D to A conversion of sound.
- The decoded analog audio output will retain an accurate duplicate of sound for true home cinema experience with rich and vibrant audio. Easy EDID dip switch for HDMI output audio format selection so users can switch among 2CH and 5.1CH surround sound.
- Automatically detect if the HDMI input has 5.1 sound with LED status indicator. The volume dial on the front panel can act as an external or additional volume control for the music output power/level adjustment for its RCA audio outputs and headphone port.
- Supports HDMI input resolutions up to 3840x2160 and 4096x2160 pixels at 30Hz. Ultra high video amplifier bandwidth up to 2.25Gpbs/ 225 MHz to ensure sharp detailed images and fine audio quality. Supports new 36-bit digital video formats in deep color mode from 25MHz to 225MHz (12 bits/color).
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified - Black
- 5.1 digital surround sound: Hear every detail in your Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks the way the studio intended. Sub woofer: 165 Watts
- THX certified home theater speakers: Your assurance of true cinema quality sound. Satellites : 4 x 67 W, wall mountable
- Delivers a continuous 500 watts of power, with the ability to deliver a peak of 1,000 watts under certain circumstances: Provides rich audio and thunderous bass that let you truly hear and feel every detail
- Flexible setup: Connect upto six devices : Computer, music player, TV, game console and more; Infared remote
- Easy sound control: Compact control console and wireless remote let you instantly personalize your surround sound experience, Digital optical input: 2 (up to 1080p)
What to look for when buying the best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor
When buying 5.1 Surround Sound Processor, there are many things to consider. If you’re looking for the best quality, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you’re getting what you paid for.
First and foremost, the price of the product is important. You want to make sure that you’re spending your money wisely and not purchasing anything that isn’t worth the cost.
Quality and durability
Quality and durability are also important factors to consider when buying any product. If it’s not made well, then it won’t last long, which means you’ll be spending more money on replacements than if you had just bought a better quality product in the first place!
Reviews from other users
Reviews from other users can help you determine whether or not a product is worth buying or not. You can find reviews on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter or even review sites like Amazon where people leave their thoughts about different products they’ve purchased recently so that others know what they should expect before making their own purchases!
Brand name and reputation
Brands have reputations that they’ve built over time by providing quality products at reasonable prices while being easy to use. If a brand has been around for awhile (or even just seems reputable), then chances are they’ll continue making great stuff in the future too!
Style and design of the product
You don’t want to buy a product that is ugly and unattractive. You want a product that looks good and makes your home look beautiful. The style and design of the product should be something you like and can easily add to your home décor.
Ease of use
The product should be easy to use so that no one has trouble using it or learning how to use it. The product should be easy for everyone in your family or friends who may come over for parties or gatherings at your house.
And finally, you need something that comes with a warranty so if anything happens to your product within the first year (or whatever period) of owning it, then you can get it fixed or replaced without any hassle!
In conclusion, the best 5.1 Surround Sound Processor are all unique in their own way. Each product has its own pros and cons, and none of them are perfect. However, each one product listed above does have its place in the market and is a great choice for someone who needs it.