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Comparing Klipsch Reference RSB-6 and Klipsch Reference RSB-8

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch Reference RSB-6 ranks #52 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.5
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch Reference RSB-8 ranks #198 out of 200.
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3.0
Poor
Klipsch Reference RSB-6: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Klipsch Reference RSB-6 vs Klipsch Reference RSB-8: Experts prefer neither

On 3 Jun 2022 (1 month ago) we went through 113 Sound Bar expert endorsements , however neither Klipsch Reference RSB-6 nor Klipsch Reference RSB-8 were included in any of those recommendations. Since neither Sound Bar received a single endorsement, as far as expert recommendations go, it's technically a tie. We do, however, recommend taking a look at Sonos Arc or other critically acclaimed Sound Bars of this month.

For reference, Sonos Arc received 7 endorsements this month, from Tom's Guide (1 Jun 2022), World Wide Stereo (11 May 2022) TechRadar (31 May 2022) and 4 others.

Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
- $889
Sonos Arc
2
3
1
2
3
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2
3
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N/A N/A $341
Klipsch Reference RSB-6
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N/A N/A $499
Klipsch Reference RSB-8
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-
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Customers like Klipsch Reference RSB-6 way more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Klipsch Reference RSB-6
Klipsch Reference RSB-8
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Klipsch Reference RSB-6, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Klipsch Reference RSB-8.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling sound bar receives a consumer score of 7.8 (good). Klipsch Reference RSB-6 ranks higher than that and Klipsch Reference RSB-8 ranks lower than that.

Klipsch Reference RSB-6
In comparison:
Klipsch Reference RSB-6 ranks #52 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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8.5
Great
Klipsch Reference RSB-8
In comparison:
Klipsch Reference RSB-8 ranks #198 out of 200.
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3.0
Poor
Median best-selling Sound Bar
In comparison:
JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam ranks #101 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.8
Good





Klipsch Reference RSB-6 is more popular than Klipsch Reference RSB-8

It's fairly safe to say that Klipsch Reference RSB-6 is a more popular sound bar than Klipsch Reference RSB-8, based on its 100+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Klipsch Reference RSB-6 and RSB-8 often consider Vizio M-Series 5.1, a more popular, cheaper option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Klipsch Reference RSB-6 and RSB-8
Vizio M-Series 5.1 $328
In comparison:
Vizio M-Series 5.1 ranks #17 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.9
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Sonos Beam Gen 2 $527
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 2 ranks #27 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
8 expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
Yamaha YAS-209 $350
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-209 ranks #118 out of 200. It is in the top 20%.
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7.6
Good
3 expert recommendations More Popular
Sonos Beam Gen 1 $499
In comparison:
Sonos Beam Gen 1 ranks #3 out of 200. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
2 expert recommendations More Popular Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Jun 2022 neither Klipsch Reference RSB-6 nor Klipsch Reference RSB-8 were recommended by key experts who publish Sound Bars recommendations.
Rank Change Price Sound Bar
Tom's Guide
World Wide Stereo
TechRadar
Rtings.com
What Hi-Fi
SoundGuys
CNN Underscored
PCMag
TechHive
WIRED
1
- $889
Sonos Arc
2
3
1
2
3
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2
3
-
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2
- $527
Sonos Beam Gen 2
8
5
5
5
2
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8
4
4
3
- Check price
Samsung HW-Q950A
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3
3
17
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-
-
5
3
4
- $100
Roku Streambar
10
-
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-
14
-
5
-
2
8
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From Seller:
  • 4K Ultra-HD video pass-through
  • Super easy to set up
  • Featuring Klipsch Tractrix horns for detailed, impactful sound
  • Integrated Dolby Audio for an incredible listening experience
  • Automatically-connecting wireless subwoofer
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From Seller:
  • 4K Ultra–HD Video Pass–Through
  • Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi–Room Enabled
  • Klipsch Tractrix Horns For Impactful Sound
  • Integrated Dolby Audio. Frequency response:30Hz ~ 15kHz @ +/–3dB
  • Automatic–Connecting Wireless Subwoofer
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Info
Weight

9.6 lbs
 

6.5 lbs
 
Dimensions
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Frequency Response What is the frequency response of the sound bar?
30-15,000 Hz
30-15,000 Hz
Output power What is the output power of the speaker?
120 watts
150 watts
Speaker sensitivity What is the sensitivity of the speaker?
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103 dB
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Speaker composition What is the cabinet of the speaker made out of?
ABS
ABS
Speaker Design Number of drivers in the speaker
Two-Way
Two-Way
Number of tweeters How many tweeters does the speaker have?
1 tweeters
2 tweeters
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Tweeter type What type of tweeter does this speaker use?
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Dome
Tweeter composition What is the tweeter made out of?
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Other
Textile
Number of Subwoofers How many subwoofers does the speaker have?
1 woofers
1 woofers
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Subwoofer type What type of subwoofer does this speaker use?
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Cone
Subwoofer composition What is the subwoofer made out of?
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Other
Fiber
Separate subwoofer included Does the soundbar comes with a separate subwoofer?
No
No
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Bluetooth Capability Does the speaker support wireless connection?
Yes
Yes
Supported connections What type of connections does the speaker support?
3.5mm audio, HDMI, Optical Digital Audio
  • HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 compatibility
  • Optical Digital
  • 3.5mm miniplug (analog)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WIFI (for DTS Play-Fi)
Hi-resolution audio Does the speaker support hi-resolution audio playback?
Yes
Yes
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Rechargeable battery Does the speaker have a built in rechargeable battery?
No
No
FM Radio capability Does the speaker have an FM radio?
No
No
Built-in microphone Does the speaker have a built-in microphone?
No
No
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Wi-fi enabled Is the speaker capable of connecting to wi-fi?
Yes
Yes
App/Smartphone controlled Is the speaker can be controlled by an app or a smartphone?
No
Yes
Klipsch Stream app
ENERGY STAR certified Is the speaker energy star certified?
No
No
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Chromecast built-in Does the speaker have a built-in Chromecast playback?
No
No
Airplay capability Does the speaker support Airplay technology?
No
No
IR Remote Learning Can the speaker be controlled with an external (universal) remote?
Yes
Yes
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Included Accessories What are the accessories included with the speaker?
Remote control, 2 AC power adapters, HDMI cable, rubber feet, wall template
  • 1.5m HDMI cable
  • Pair of rubber feet
  • Wall mounting template
  • Wireless remote control
  • 2 power supplies (one for the sound bar and one for subwoofer)
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Klipsch Reference RSB-6 is a well-known and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as TCL Alto 7 Plus or Samsung HW-T650 .

Klipsch Reference RSB-6 is $78.31 more expensive than an average sound bar ($262.68).

Klipsch Reference RSB-8 is a well-known and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling sound bars and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sonos Beam Gen 1 or Denon Home 550 .

Klipsch Reference RSB-8 is $236.32 more expensive than an average sound bar ($262.68).

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