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Sony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6.3" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 932 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good. Loud and clear.

    Posted
    Johnny
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First of all let me start of by saying this: Purchase the geek 4yr extended warranty, it paid dividends. I purchase my first soundbar 2 years ago, it was a Sony soundbar like this one but basic model. I wasn't too happy because I felt the sound was great, amazing but to be honest just not quite loud even though it was 300 watts. So I returned it and purchase a Vizio sb3851-CO. Amazing soundbar, good bass, voice and super loud. Huge problem: it's system equalizer was so bug out that if you were playing movies or audio with low db/kbps/sound it would completely drop the frame/sound which resulted in a annoying cut in cut out. Took me 2 year 2 realize it was visio soundbar and not my TV. Apparently Vizio has a huge problem with sound jitters or drops. Best buy accepted my warranty return and gave me credit for full paid price on soundbar (not including paid warranty) and this is where my review begins with this Sony HT-CT800. Well sorta. I purchased the HT-CT800 giving Sony another try. I was blown away by the store model, very loud and beautiful. Bought it, set it up and Work right out of the box. However it sounded nothing like the store model. So why did I give it 5 stars and said it has amazing sound? When you listen to any store model soundbar, have you notice what's always usually playing as Demo? It's music. Music tends to be recorded at louder frequency , way louder with more bass then movies or shows. Keep that in mind. After noticing this I tested many songs and many movies. The soundbar wasn't to blame, the quality was superb but the loudness and bass will depend on your media and source. Meaning: what your playing the media from and how good of quality it is. So test various songs/shows/movies and presets for each before saying it's not loud or bad. I am very happy with the quality of this soundbar and at times I can't even raise the volume pass 32 (50 being Max) because it's too loud. I love the looks, the bass and the built-in chrome cast. With soundbar I think back speakers are over rated, had them in my Vizio and don't miss them at all. However if you must have them, Sony has wireless speakers for this model you can purchase separately. To conclude, I think it's worth saying that at first I did return this Sony soundbar only to give Samsung HW-m550 a chance and even purchase the back rear speakers, which didn't even come with screws and did not fit on your traditional speaker stands. Sound was very loud and crisp, clear but too on the treble side. Not enough bass from sound bar or even subwoofer. I was really annoyed by their sound scaling level as well which reach 100 and took so long to go up and down. But gave you better control over sound level at the same time, I guess. So I return it and got the Ht-ct800. Yep this was the winner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Cinema Quality with surround speakers

    Posted
    SirNigelOfWestminster
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    In all honesty, I was disappointed with my Sony HT-XT2 soundbar, not because of the sound quality - the built-in subwoofer produces amazing, punchy base - but because of the lack of an open sound-stage. So in my quest for that cinematic sound for my 13' x 11' bedroom, I purchased a pair of ZR-5 bluetooth speakers to use with the XT2 as surrounds. Even though the sound was vastly improved, there was still a lack of left-right width to the sound. That was when I decided to look at other options. A trip to Best Buy led me to examine two models: the Sony HTNT5, and the HTCT800. The CT800 was not connected to surround speakers but still produced an open sound stage with the in-store Pacific Rim demo. The NT5 was hooked up to a pair of Z-R5 bluetooth surrounds and sounded outstanding! The NT5, however was outside of my budget at $799, so I took home the HT-CT800. There is still a part of me that wished I had gotten the NT5 because of the greater number of drivers built into the unit which is sure to produce a more audiophile sound quality. The HT-CT800 however is no slouch. Its subwoofer is nothing short of powerful. The open soundstage even without my ZR5's connected still produces a very immersive soundstage - although I do find that the SoundForce virtual surround is no substitute for a pair of rear surrounds. Without my ZR5's there is a bubble of sound that does not seem to extend behind my viewing area the way other two-speaker SRS (sound retrieval systems) and virtual surround systems do. Used in conjunction with the ZR5's however, this soundbar transforms my room into a convincing movie theatre. Movies on Itunes and Blu-ray and shows on HBO transport you, and immerse you in the onscreen environment with crisp ambient sounds, and vocals - whether they are in front or behind. Battle scenes surround you in explosions, the swish of bullets, crakling fire, and shouts. Urban environments produce cars honking, distant sirens, overhead helicopters, distant music and everything you would expect to hear around you. I did learn that not all was smooth out of the box, however. The Soundbar itself works great, but there are times when there is no sound being poduced until you turn off the wireless surround, and then turn it back on again. The Songpal Music Center app needs to be seriously updated as your speaker combo setups will sometimes disappear from your mobile device - forcing you to repeat the setup process if you want to use just your surrounds to listen to music, for instance. The output of the surrounds was initially disappointing until I set the level to twice the decibel count of the soundbar and the subwoofer. Which leads to the very functional interface of the soundbar itself. The remote-accessible input-switching, and individual sound level adjustments for the soundbar, the subwoofer, and the wireless surrounds make this soundbar behave like a high-end surround receiver. There is even automatic input switching depending on which device is turned on first. Overall, I am thoroughly pleased with this soundbar, and despite a couple of annoyances related to wireless surround and the Songpal app, I readily give the Sony HT-CT800 five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You want options? You got 'em.

    Posted
    Ryan
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    When I decided that I wanted a soundbar for my TV, I started to look around to see what I thought might be some good features to have. The one thing that I quickly saw that I wanted is a system that has HDMI ARC, which would allow for the audio system to be controlled by the TV. However, after digging deeper I saw that most ARC-capable soundbars used HDMI 1.4 ports that were not HDCP 2.2 capable. This means that whatever input you connected to the soundbar would not be able to send video to the TV in 4k. As 4k TVs are ubiquitous now, this seems like a bad design decision. Fortunately, this Sony soundbar is HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 capable and it has three HDMI inputs. This gives your TV an additional two HDMI inputs if you need them, which is a nice feature to have. Pros: - As expanded above, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 ports so 4k HDR content can be pushed through the HDMI ARC port. - Dead simple setup and use. Plug the sub in, plug the main soundbar in and if you'd like the wifi features walk through that on the TV. HDMI CEC is turned on by default on the soundbar, so after that you can use the TV remote for most functionality. - Spotify integration is a nice feature to have. Neutral: - I'm not an audiophile so when it comes to the sound I'll say that the system is much better than my TV speakers but doesn't knock my socks off. I'm sure there are much better reviews of this system's sound elsewhere online. Cons: - I think this is more a con of HDMI CEC, but I wish that control of the three inputs on the soundbar would flow through to the TV. As it is, if you want to switch from one to another you must use the soundbar remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar when used with SRSZR5

    Posted
    mrxiro
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is my first sound bar but I've been looking into getting one for quite a while. Previously I used a 5.1 receiver the HT-IS100 from Sony which had tiny golf ball sized speakers and a big sub that also output a majority the mids from the. The sound was OK an the speakers were easy to hide but ultimately the sound was very thin when watch movies and voices often got lost. I resorted to lowering the front L/R speakers to as quiet as possible and making the center as loud as possible which made it better but the sound was very thin. This sound bar has VERY full sound and most importantly it has 4 HDMI ports (1 being ARC) that pass through 4K and HDR. The only thing missing is Dolby Atmos but I live in a smallish apartment so not a huge deal. The sound is fantastic when paired with the SRSZR5; which are a pricey $199 each. I tried without the wireless rear speaker add-ons and didn't love the sound. But considering most other soundbars at the 800-900 price range only have one HDMI in and out this is a best bang for your buck for a full surround sound with all the newest decoders. The vocals are still a little weak for my taste but they have a vocal booster that goes from 0 to 1 to 2. 2 seems like the best for me, as the SFX and mixed audio is very loud and powerful in the fronts. Probably why some people prefer having a center channel but IMO the center channel isn't always needed. I auditioned John Wick in TrueHD, Jurassic Park and 4K disc of Deadpool. All sounded great! The only knock I have against this system is that you lose other sound fields if you add on the wireless rears. So no Sports or Game modes. Your choices are either Movie or Music after you add the rears and I honestly don't hear any difference between the two. DTS Neo 6 virtualization is really nice too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Return & Exchange Promise is a Broken One

    Posted
    Steve
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    I purchased an "excellent" rated open box Sony HTCT800 Sound Bar. I connected it via the HDMI ARC channel to my Sony Bravia TV and while it would turn on when the TV was turned on, it would then turn itself off within 15 seconds. I spent 2 1/2 hours with 3 different Sony technicians who took me through all the settings over and over again, resetting the TV, consulting with Sony engineering, etc before concluding that the soundbar was defective and needed to be replaced. I contacted the Greensboro NC store where I bought it to exercise the "refund or exchange" option which according to the policy applies to open box items as well as new items. The manager explained to me that since I got "such a good deal" on it he could not do an exchange for a new one, which to me seems to contradict the stated Best Buy policy. It is very rare to find multiple open box items of the same product in a store, so it seems logical to read the policy as stating that if my "excellent" rated open box soundbar is defective, I should be able to exchange it for the only exchange possible, a new one. But rather than keep a long standing customer satisfied and doing the right thing, Best Buy interprets their policy in a way that is to their benefit rather than the customer's. They have the power to make the exchange to repay for the inconvenience of all the time spent with Sony and of my having to return the item to Sony now for repair, but they chose not to. Best Buy will get no more of my business.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Steve, We appreciate your time sharing this feedback, rest assured that your feedback will not go unseen and will be directed to the proper department. We place a very high value on feedback from our customers because it allows us to continue to improve. Regards, Zac sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Massove Improvement over the Samsung. Love It

    Posted
    Kingsberry
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    I previous started out with the Samsung HW-M450/ZA 320W Soundbar then the upgraded HW-M550/ZA 340W and let me tell you both had an issue with the sub. The subs build quality wasn't the highest and between the two models I got the sub was exactly the same. Anyway back to the sub itself it shouldn't have even been included in the box because it It was literally nonexistent. The only way I got any sound from it was I had to literally max out the volume to get the tiniest thump. Now to the Champ: i really love this bar and since Sony worked out so well I am going to upgrade my TV soon to the new Bravia's. - Build Quality : No complaints here. Neither the sub woofer nor sound bar feel cheaply made. - Appearance : Very nice, if not unassuming. Well thought out for the most part. - Bass : For our small living area, nuanced and balanced well. Easy to adjust from the remote. I actually had to turn down the default level a bit during a movie we watched over the first weekend of testing the system. - Voice : Ever have voices disappear into the background of a non 5.1 or 7.1 system? Me too. No issues here. There are even 2 levels of voice enhancement you can access from the remote to fix you right up. Also the remote a clear voice button that works amazing if the default configuration is not to your liking. Anyway I got this on sale but I would highly recommend it compared to the Samsung soundbar's I went through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, expensive

    Posted
    Prafulla
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    It's a great speaker for someone looking for good music, bass along with voice when watching movies. You can adjust the volume and bass from zero to ear bleeding music. Night mode is a plus, though not something I use frequently Three HDMI in sources with one HDMI out to the TV is great, especially since my TV only had 2 HDMI in, now I can transmit without having to changeover my HDMI cables. It will transmit the video through the speaker to the TV and the audio will play from the 2.1 speaker. The balance is great and wireless bass means less clutter. Issues: Casting with Google home is sometimes a pain. Tries to start my TV everytime I cast music, which doesn't make sense. To stop it from doing so, I have to disable the start TV on signal setting, which clearly negates the whole HDMI interaction feature. They should provide an option to choose whether we want it to start the TV when casting music, for all other purposes you can start the TV. Doesn't play well with my Samsung smart TV, don't know whose fault it really is. The sound doesn't come from my smart TV back to the speaker even though the TV supports ARC. For signals from outside to the TV it works OK, even though sometimes it is a pain to get it to send the audio to the speaker and I have to restart both my speaker and my TV a bunch of times to get it to work right. Rear surround speakers are 199$ each, or 299 for 2 speakers. It's definitely on the expensive side and the 2.1 system doesn't support any other speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar for a medium to smaller room

    Posted
    fastcuda69
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love this sound bar. Really fills my apartments living room area. I recently had the htct790, and what a difference with the htct800. The biggest difference is how smoothly and quickly the 800 turns on with my samsung tv and apple tv via ARC. I had major issues with 790 turning on and no sound, or 2-3 minute delays until the sound would work. The 800 seems to have much better internals, because there is ZERO delay with ARC. The software seems to be better than the 790 as well, because you can set your speaker distances and levels. My only CON with this sound bar, is there seems to be a minor sound loss where the center channel should be, as in, muffled vocals, but not all vocals. Again, it just seems to be light on the center channel. If Sony could drop an update, to give a "virtual center" channel (in movie mode), this sound bar would be 5 Stars all day! Please Note, you do have the ability to change the volume of each channel, but it still is just missing that center high or vocal in movie mode... if you put it on Clear Sound, it is there, but then you lose the better surround. Great sound bar for the $$$, I love mine, and just ordered the rear surround speakers!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice sound bar for the money!

    Posted
    EliteMember
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I really like this sound bar. Great sound quality for the price point. However I have deducted one star for some features I think its missing. I have it hooked up to a 75 inch Sony X900E. However I still have to use the remote that came with soundbar to adjust the volume. I wished that it would integrate with the TV remote control and I haven't been able to achieve that. However if there is something I am missing about how to do that then it I would give it a 5 stars. But with minor annoyance of that I can only give it 4 stars. Not a deal breaker though because I just order another one that's currently being shipped to me from Best Buy at the time of this review to hook up to my 55 inch Sony X900E in my master bedroom. So the overall quality and sound it provides is good or I wouldn't have purchased a second one. So I would recommend it to someone however I feel that you should be able to integrate the volume of the soundbar system to your main remote control especially when your rocking all the same brand on everything or even a smart universal remote. I have owned the the one in my living room for a year now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive a Junk that Geek Squad won’t support

    Posted
    BDub
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I spent a few grand on a new 4K UHD tv and this sound bar, paid for installation (into a large cabinet, mind you - not even wall mounting) and 2-yr Geek Squad protection. Unfortunately, I was at work during delivery and set up and came home to find husband allowed them to just lay the sound bar in front of the tv instead of mounting it above in the cabinet the way I had instructed. This blocked the remote for the tv, the remotes were not synchro, etc. to top it off, the sound bar completely stopped working one day. Has power but will not respond to the remote or the buttons and zero sound. Resetting hasn’t helped. Called,for geek squad to come out to repair it and mount it properly and found they will not do in home visits if the problem with your home theater is the sound bar. This was not what I was told at point of purchase. I was told to remove the tv from the cabinet to undo the connnections and haul the sound bar in to the store to have it looked at. At this point if I go to that bother, after all I have spent in the past 12 months, I would probably just throw it on the floor and walk out. So disappointed in the product and especially the lack of service. Was planning to add a 75 inch Sony OLED to the bedroom this month, and still will but not at Best Buy after this experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi BDub, We're sorry to hear about your experience here, with regards to your purchase. Rest assured that your feedback will not go unseen and will be directed to the proper department.

      With regards to the soundbar remote that is not responding, you may use these steps for isolating the issue, here are links:

      https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29977
      https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/39305

      And if the soundbar is blocking the remote sensor of the TV, you can try these steps as a workaround, here's how:

      https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/47878

      Regards,
      Zac sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    Lightning
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sony Sound Bar was really really great coming out of the box it was very loud I purchased Saving Private Ryan on 4K and the sounds was just amazing all along with the picture quality but more importantly the sound was really great the sound bar was pretty crisp and clear but also the woofer was very loud and I could not blow the woofer even today I can't blow that woofer speaker that's a very powerful loud Bassy woofer speaker however I was playing YouTube music on the Music settings on the Soundbar and I turned it up 36 with volume 50 being the max at 36 volume I blew the sound bar which is disappointing considering the fact that watching movies was really intense with my soundbar I am very very happy but when I blew the Soundbar it was disappointing and sad luckily I purchased the Geek Squad for your protection and this weekend I intend on taking it back to BestBuy to get a brand new replacement I just have to be more careful about the Music settings and not put it past 36 it's a very intense Soundbar with woofer it's great for the money it's a Sony product but in the end you really can't turn it all the way up cuz you can blow the Soundbar I wish I wouldn't have blown it better than the best $300 I've ever spent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed.

    Posted
    Disappointed

    I bought this a year ago and loved it for the amazing sound quality it had for this price point. The sound system had great range and a well balanced base. However, about a year in, the subwoofer died. I’ve done everything under the sun to try and revive it, read the manual to trouble shoot, and contacted Sony for help - to no avail. Apparently, there is a whole community of people that own this exact unit that is having this exact problem of the subwoofer spontaneously dying. Just google “subwoofer dead Sony HTC soundbar” and you’ll find pages and pages of people trying to fix their dead subwoofer. It’s also important to note that you can not buy a separate subwoofer to replace just the unit. You HAVE to buy the exact same one because the software connects the subwoofer to the sound bar. Bummer. I’m not saying this will happen to everyone that does own one. But it certainly has happened to a significant subset of us. Buy it with caution and at your own risk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Disappointed, Thank you for your feedback on your experience with your (soundbar. We are sorry for any inconvenience you had experienced. Please be assured we take this very seriously and continuously strive to improve our products. You may visit our service website to locate a servicer to repair the subwoofer. https://us.esupport.sony.com/support/s/service?language=en_US

      Regards,
      Erin
      Sony Social Support Sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Davidsfnp1
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    This is a really good sound bar and sub woofer, 2.1 system. I am not an audio file, so I can’t tell you this is the best sound in a sound bar, but it works really well. It gives great sound with good sub woofer base. It’s pretty easy to set up, I’m pretty intuitive, you can either hook up your devices all to the sound bar like a receiver through HDMI, or you can hook up your TV with a optical cable. I had mine set up with HDMI cables at first, but ran into a problem with one of my devices, so I just switched it to The optical cable, and it acts just like an external speaker to the TV. This is my recommendation, based on what the DIRECTV geek squad representative told me. It works just like it should now. I read some of the reviews that talked about a sub woofer delay, I have my sub woofer at least 20 feet away from the sound bar itself and cannot tell any kind of delays at all. It sounds awesome to me. I also connected this to my chrome cast Google Home system with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent soundbar if you set it up correctly

    Posted
    josh
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    This is the first time I've owned a soundbar. I bought it to pair with my Sony x900f. I really like how easy it is using the ARC port. Only one HDMI cable runs to the TV and everything else (blu ray player, console, streaming device, etc) plugs into the soundbar. Despite this, you really need to go through all the settings to make sure you are turning on the HDMI ports to enhanced for the 4k content and some other things. I had a problem where my netflix wasn't registering HDR content (through roku ultra) and it was because my HDMI port config for it was set to standard not enhanced / advanced. Once I set this the netflix HDR shows played in HDR mode. I've had this a few months now and haven't had any issues. Watching movies such as Saving Private Ryan will really bump your house which makes the experience of watching a movie more fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sound bar

    Posted
    Mike

    I have been trying to figure out for over a year now on what i would like to have as my surround sound for my TV. I wanted to do the best way, receiver, then good speakers with an electrician coming in to do the wiring. The problem came down essential to cost. I started looking around for good soundbars that would work as well as a good surround sound stereo and yes it probably isn't close to a true surround sound system but it feels close. I love all of its features. The 6.7 inch Sub woofer gives a solid crisp sound that shakes my house and the soundbar is just as crisp. I watched on of my loud 4K movies being played from my Xbox One S on my Samsung 65 inch 4K TV and it was an awesome experience. My only knock on it is that if you set it up with your TV you cant listen to music on the Bluetooth setting and be able to watch/play video and listen at the same time. but otherwise its an awesome sounding sound bar and has worked better then i expected for the price i paid. I would defiantly recommend this product. I hope that i can write a good review in a year saying that it lasted a still sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away From This Sony Sound Bar

    Posted
    Buyer
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    I purchased this sound bar only 3 months ago and it has stopped functioning. I have tried the hard reset by holding down the vol - and power buttons. I have manually updated the firmware yet the issues persist. The sound bar will turn on but one of two things will happen: no audio will come out or the sound will come out but the audio wont be synched up with the video on the screen. On top of this, the system response time becomes very slow and the menu screen will not show up at all. This sync issue exists no matter what you are trying to watch on TV: streaming, cable, video games, all off sync. Troubleshooting the issues for the sound bar have also proved fruitless The only fix that I have found that seems to fix the issue is to return the product and avoid this line of Sony products. I will be following suit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS SOUND BAR

    Posted
    THREEEYEDSAGE
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    So I originally bought a Samsung soundbar do to price and look, but I quickly returned that because the bass was almost non existent. After picking this up the next day I have to stay I'm still kicking myself for not spending the extra money from the beginning. The sound is great, bass is awesome, and syncs perfectly with my new Sony tv. The only thing I wish it had was a custom equalizer so I could adjust things like treble independently. As it stands the 6 or so present sound field options and night mode are pretty good, I just like the ability to do my own thing. Night mode I've started to using almost every night now because the bass can some time keep me up even at low volume levels due to the way it reverberates off the hardwood floor. Its placed under my bed close to the wall so I can even feel it through the bed sometimes but when I turn on night mode everything balances out to an even level so I don't notice it as much. All and all loving my new toy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for the price

    Posted
    PeacemakerJack
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    I had an Onkyo Home Theater in a box set up with my family room tv for about 8 years. However when we set up a dedicated theater area we moved that system and I was left with a real sound deficit. My wife wanted a clean lines look without all the speakers and Sony’s sound bar was very attractive. It produces a room filling sound and has a wireless sub that can be placed anywhere it is convenient for your layout. I also appreciate the fact that the remote has separate buttons for both volume and sub woofer gains. While watching a movie, if you feel there is too much bass during heavy action scenes, you can lower it from your seat. I also appreciate and use the Bluetooth pairing to connect my devices to play music through the system which is very capable. All in all, I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Bar, especially for Sony TVs

    Posted
    Joseph
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    Was in the market for a decent soundbar for my Sony X850d. Wanted to stay within the Sony ecosystem because I knew the setup and use would be easy, and I wouldn't have to worry about any compatibility issues; all working from the TV remote. As far as the sound goes, those who prefer a bass heavy system will be disappointed, but that goes for most sound bars. To me, the sound was pretty balanced for highs, mids and lows. Video games come alive, movies sound awesome, and also pretty good for just listening to music. Explosions can be heard from rooms on the 2nd floor. Key point is to adjust your exception to how much you are paying, this obviously won't sound as good as a component system hooked up to a receiver, not as good as those sound bars $600 and up. Other brands may have bars slightly cheaper, but staying in the same ecosystem will prevent a lot of headaches that mixing brands bring about. That ease of use is worth the slightly higher price tag to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Multi Purpose Sound Bar

    Posted
    Coopman
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    After reading all of the positive reviews on this sound bar, not just on Best Buy, but across the internet, I had to experience it for myself. They weren't wrong - this thing rocks! Yes, it's a little more well suited for music than movie dialogue and the sound spacing could be better, in terms of left/right separation, but overall, for the money (compared to a Sonos or Bose at $1200+) it kicks out the bass and delivers crystal clear, powerful audio. I've not experienced any of the wireless sub connection issues others have mentioned. The one thing that is a little too complicated is setting the audio connection across different devices - making sure the audio is routed the right way, but once you get that down, you're golden.

    I would recommend this to a friend