This sleek Sony Bluetooth soundbar produces sound via three-way speakers and six discrete amplifiers for superb front surround-sound cinematic audio. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity lets you enjoy high-resolution audio in multiple rooms. Movies, playlists and video games come to life in the slim, unobtrusive profile of this 2.1-channel Sony Bluetooth soundbar.
Easy setup, beautiful design, immersive sound
Posted by: Traveler73 from: on
I had considered buying one of the previous year's 7.1 models, but wanted inputs/outputs compatible with HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2 for full 4K & HDR. Despite the description/specifications listed on Bestbuy's website, this system has 1 HDMI output w/ARC & 3 HDMI inputs, all of which are HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2. Full specs can be found at http://www.sony.com/electronics/sound-bars/ht-nt5#product_details_default
This HT-NT5 is an impressive sound bar system. SONY has outdone themselves with this one. The high-res audio is clear, crisp, & precise. I was initially hesitant to get 2.1 over 7.1 at this price point, but I am extremely happy I did. I am looking forward to the update next month that will allow SongPal Link to connect the soundbar system to other compatible SONY bluetooth/wifi speakers as wireless surround, or multi-room listening.
48 out of 50 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Wife from: on
Go this because my TV just needed a little extra sound to it. Set it all up, put the soundbar into Movie Mode, Voice on type 2 sub on 9. IT SOUNDS SOOOOOOOO GOOD. I am currently watching Star Wars and I can hear the smallest of sounds. For people who want Loud just go somewhere else, but people who want clarity Pick this bar up and you wont regret it.
28 out of 29 found this review helpful.
really good. however.....
Posted by: damar1979 from: on
This soundbar is really really good! the sound is very full yet balanced. the fact that it also meets up to date 4k passthrough standards is also a wonderful thing. so in those regards this soundbar is 5 stars. reason why I only put 4 however has nothing to do with the soundbar itself, but for the aspect of surround sound which is why I purchased it. I was told via a best buy rep that the soundbar can pair with the srszr5 wireless speakers to make for a surround sound system. so went ahead and purchased everything...... only to find out that the software update that would enable the soundbar to pair with the speakers has yet to be released. so in otherwords it won't pair until it releases a software update enabling such. if you are just looking for a soundbar and a woofer... this bar is definitely a worthy choice! if you are trying to do a wireless surround sound setup.... I would wait. the fact that sony would release an awesome sounding soundbar, awesome sounding rear speakers..... but yet won't release a software update that bonds the two together just doesn't make sense to me.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Home Audio in a Bar!!!!
Posted by: Cloud from: Brooklyn on
This Sound Bar is fantastic the Spec/Website Info Doesn't Do this home audio System justice. Notice that i say home audio system, this thing doesn't just sound amazing its a Receiver and More, For one it has 3 4K/HDR HDMI in ports and one out which is all you need to connect to your 4K TV. Which means you can plug everything to Bar it self Due to its GUI "Graphic User Interface" that operates like a Receiver. That's Not all it also supports every Audio Codex for Music lovers and Blu-ray and 4k Blu-ray audio Codex's (DTS-DH MA, Dolby TruHD, Hi-Res & More. That's just amazing,But it doesn't stop there, it also has Wifi/BT for wireless multi room set up like Sono's just better because its supports up to 50 Speakers and its Hi-Res. Also it can turn into a Wireless true surround Sound system with some speakers called the SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7's. those can also be added throughout your home and grouped as zones!!!. Oh yeah i bought 2 of those little speakers because you can also use them for speakers on your other TVs because they support DTS and Dolby audio files with ARC HDMI. i have had this set up for about a week will update if anything changes. will recommend to all my friends ALL!!!
OH YEAH they take $200 if you buy a Sony TV with it
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Nice sound bar
Posted by: jpwest from: on
The sound bar is a nice addition to my new TV. It will give a theater experience to my viewing.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Incredible Hi Res Soundbar
Posted by: Bobino44 from: OFallon Missouri on
This item is a gem well suited to compliment any Sony or other TV..So many features including HDMI 2.0 with HDMI CP 2.2 switching,DSEE audio upscaling,Wifi/Aptx BT,S Master discrete amplification,and wireless multiroom...phenomenal audio solution for any TV application.Buy this..you'll love it.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Clear, balanced sound. Nice for streaming audio.
Posted by: RobtJ23 from: on
Simple to set up. Beautiful sound and a handsome addition to our console.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Awesome in the store but Mega lame at home
Posted by: Snowdogkh from: on
So for the Black Friday weekend I purchased a brand new Sony 75 inch TV and decided to go with the Sony Sound Bar since at Best Buy it sounded fantastic. As other 1 and 2 star reviews have stated, this system just doesn't have enough power at all. Problem is when you hook it up to the TV with the HDMI ARC port it just simply flat-out does not have enough punch. Even for regular TV you have to listen to it at 80 for it to even sound halfway decent. It's real weakness is the bass. There's virtually little to none. It just has no punch. I did not try music on a stick because I don't have one handy and really if it can't do everything good I'm just not interested. On a positive note, the setup was pretty straightforward and it seemed to work seamlessly with the Sony TV. I also really like the design along with fit and finish. If I turn it up to max volume and shut it off the TV is actually louder than the soundbar although the sound bar does have better overall sound but it's just lacks bass big time! For having a retail price of about 800 bucks it's definitely not worth it. I paid half that at 399 because of a $200 Black Friday sale and a $200 bundle discount. In my opinion it's still not worth the $400. I'd rather pay a few extra bucks and get a system that actually has some decent punch to it. I wish I would have read some reviews on it before I purchased it. I guess I'm off to the drawing board again as far as a sound bar. In my opinion don't waste your money unless you don't care about getting rich loud sound. If you catch it on sale for 400 or less and you really don't crank your TV it will do but my guess is there's better options out there. This was my first sound bar but it's definitely going back to Best Buy tomorrow. And for the record mr. or mrs. Sony (whoever is posting here in rebuttal) I did go through all the settings and resets but to no avail. This thing just has no umph! The TV on the other hand, I am loving it!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
A must for next gen t.v.'s!
Posted by: Tycoon from: on
I bought my Sony 4k tv at the same time I bought my sound bar and I have fallen in love with it! I was a little unsure about getting a sound bar because I was not really interested in putting my t.v. too loud, but after hearing a movie on this, oh my goodness, It sounds super clear! The 4k quality and the subwoofer makes any home a movie theater. Trust me, this is a good buy if you are looking for a sound bar.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Went thru 2 in 3 days
Posted by: suecano from: union city, california on
I set it up thru ARC to my new Sony XBR-55X850, thinking the package would work great together. It did for one day, then the soundbar would not give any sound the next day. I spent several hours online with Sony support and called and spoke with a live person 3 times. To no avail, they would just basically read the same thing as what was on Sony e support. I finally called BestBuy and they said to return it because it could of been a bad batch! After reading all the reviews, at least I am not alone, but $500 (using a $200 deal) is too much for something that doesn't work properly. I am majorly disappointed, because it did sound good (not as loud as I would expect in TV mode), but for Bluetooth you could really hear the 400 watts. I will be returning this tomorrow and I am looking for something compatible and better than this sound bar.