I'm not going to lie, I have absolutely zero experience with those "sound bars" that claim to simulate 5.1 surround sound from a single long speaker. But obviously there must be a decent market for them if ASUS decided to pour some of their resources into developing the Cine5. That being said, I think that a lot of people who want the 5.1 experience but don't want to go through the hassle of mounting speakers and running wires will be all over this. Besides, half of the people who post screenshots of their workstation always have all five speakers on their desk anyway. The Cine5 would provide a more efficient if it works as claimed, a better surround experience as well.