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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 934 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Sound but..

    Posted
    Reels29
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    For the price and value, seems to be a good fit. Sound is crisp and clear. But... its hard to separate the voice from the noise, so when you turn it up to hear the voices, you also turn up the noise (and by noise I mean all the crash booms and bangs) and it can carry some loud noises! It definitely enhances the sound if you are just listening to your TV speakers, but doesn't separate the voice channel enough

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound when up loud

    Posted
    D2cha
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    Great sound bar much better than my 300 dollar Sony. Voice feature doesn't really work well tho. . sometimes it has to be louder than I'd like to hear the talking. action movies and other loud things sound perfect tho so maybe an update can fix the voice up feature later

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Sound Bar

    Posted
    skyhawk
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    I have a Sony 4K HD TV, but the sound was not what I desired. Frequently the spoken voice was obscured by the background music. I purchased this soundbar and it has made a world of difference. Easy to set up, easy to use and the sound is fantastic. Voices are clear, other tracks are sharp, and the base adds depth I had not heard before. An outstanding product. Very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar when used with SRSZR5

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    mrxiro
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    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've 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    sounds good, easy initial hookup

    Posted
    Dude
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    Originally purchased a less expensive LG soundbar (SJ5Y-S). Had lots of bass but was hard to hear voices. Exchanged for this Sony soundbar. Balanced more realistic sound. Hookup was simple. Bluetooth connected easy. Only issue I had was after three weeks the subwoofer would not link. After two day before I was able to call Sony I got it linked. Worked fine after that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good soundbar, cheap sub setup. Limited settings.

    Posted
    techuck

    The soundbar sounds good. It is a little bright but still 9/10 SQ. The subwoofer is lightweight, but actually sounds decent. The problem I've is that there is no tuning/crossover options for subwoofer, it cuts on randomly as it detects bass. Eg. If I'm watching the news and a deep voice begins speaking, the sub 'jumps' in, it's not a smooth transition and my SW volume is on 1. I put the sub all the way across the living room and I still hear it cut in and out. I've gone back to my standalone sub...no other use for this one as connection is Sony wireless, no buttons on the sub at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good quality sound

    Posted
    soxfan021
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    I purchased this soundbar with the Sony 900E tv since they had a promo for $200 off. For what I paid, it is a great quality soundbar. It is loud, it synced to the tv very easy, and it is controlled with the same remote from the sony tv. My only complaint would be that the voices are a bit soft. My wife has me turn up the sound when people are talking and then turn it way down when there is gunfire/yelling/loud music. it gets annoying. I wouldn't pay the full price for this soundbar. I thought the $300 I paid for it when it was on sale is a good price. But all in all, this is still a good quality soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound through ARC and HDMI's

    Posted
    TriglideRider

    Purchased High End soundbar from another manufacturer. Never could get Voices and Video in sync. Very disappointed. I let return time pass before realizing I was never going to get decent sound. Decided to eat the almost 1K price tag. Gave it away. I was that disappointed with it. This Sony soundbar setup was easy right out of the box. I'm more than happy and have been recommending it to friends. Using ARC connection to 4K Sony TV and it produces fantastic sound and video. Buy this one. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar for a medium to smaller room

    Posted
    fastcuda69
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    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