Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD Review Archive$5,999.00
- Audio Quality
We don't expect to be impressed by TV audio. You can only do so much with the tiny speakers that companies put in their TVs, which are usually a far cry from the quality offered by basic external speakers.
The Elite PRO-60X5FD changes this.
The overall sound quality produced by the Elite's two 15-watt speakers and one 15-watt subwoofer is clear all-around. The low-ends, like bass, actually feel powerful, yet not distorted. Treble tones were crisp and avoided the dreaded "tinny" sound that many TVs have. Mid-range frequencies, like dialogue, sounded loud and intelligible. This was an impressive auditory performance.
Like other Sharp TVs that we have reviewed, there are plenty of sound options included to play around with. Treble, bass, and balance can all be adjusted. There is a bass enhancer, which actually works and puts the 15-watt subwoofer to work. Surround mode, referred to as "3D Surround," spreads the audio out and does an admirable job of mimicking an actual 5.1 system, although it's not quite that good.