One could spend a lot more on a fancy sound system, but this one is pretty good for the money. There's no independent equalization control, just a bunch of pre-set sound configurations. I couldn't figure out why it sounded kind of crappy at first, so I tried the little self-calibrating microphone thingy that came with it. The thing made a bunch of sci-fi weird noises during the set-up process and after it was done, voila! it sounded great! Modern technology. What can I say. It also works well with my other devices (smart TV, satellite receiver, blue ray player, turn table, game console, it even plays music via blue tooth from my phone). Had to do a little hand-shaking coordination with the TV, but all works well together and it makes movies sound a lot better. Not surprisingly, you have to sort through the inputs to get it to play a particular device, but that's a small price to pay for the versatility and great sound.