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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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You want options? You got 'em.

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound bar for a medium to smaller room

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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice sound bar for the money!

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    EliteMember
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

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    Lightning
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent soundbar if you set it up correctly

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS SOUND BAR

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound Bar, especially for Sony TVs

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    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

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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome soundbar

    Posted
    Hawksnest
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    I spent the last year looking and doing research and reading allot of reviews on different sound bars in the $200-400 price range. I have a Kenwood 5.1 surround sound so if I was going to replace that system it better be worth it. I ended up buying this Sony HTC-800 for Christmas, and I have to say so far I'm very happy with it. It took me about 20min to hook everything up and getting the settings to where I wanted them. If you like to watch movies and want to feel like your in the theater this is for you. Listening to Music also sounds really good, everything is crystal clear even when it's turned up over 1/2 way. Overall I'm impressed with this Sony sound bar so far. I've only giving it 4stars because I just hooked it up on the 27th. The only thing I do wish for, was that if you wanted to buy rear speakers not that you need them with this sound bar but $200 for each speaker is a bit much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    excellent value if it performs

    Posted
    jimmy
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    I've purchased this unit to replace one of my NT-5 Sony soundbars. The NT-5 soundbar series has a serious design flaw and Sony has discontinued them without admitting the issue, I suppose for financial reasons, despite repairs on multiple occasions. This CT800 shares many of the NT-5's features with fewer watts, fewer drivers, for fewer dollars. The main reason I bought this unit is that it is one of the few soundbars that is compatible with Sony's ZR-5 surround speakers (over $300 for the pair … also discontinued) so I need to ride this out. When these soundbars are up and running, they are good performers; when NOT, they are good doorstops. I'm completely brand-loyal to Sony, much to my disadvantage at times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'd buy it again

    Posted
    Zach
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    I originally intended to purchase an LG sound bar because it was on sale and it would match my TV, but I decided to go with this one because it got better reviews and I have good experience with Sony. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase. I would recommend getting a nice universal remote. Setup is kind of a PIA, but these things are always a pain to get setup. I ran all my devices via HDMI to the sound bar, and then one HDMI from the sound bar to the TV. I had to get an optical cable (which is not included), and I have some issues of switching sources where the TV just cuts out, sound works but no video; inconvenient, but minuscule. Just have to toggle the TV power. That's about the only reason I didn't give it 5-stars, but my rating would really be 4.5-stars if that were possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loooovvvve it

    Posted
    hurrikeane
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    I have to say Im loving this thing so far. Upgraded from an LG that had very inconsistent volume levels that would fluctuate and you couldnt even see an indicator of sound like vol 15 vs 25. The sony is beautiful, you run your hdmi connections through this to the tv, you get the volume levels and a host of other features. But the best part is the sound. Watching my favorite movies and hbo series on the lg was a horrible experience when at higher levels the sound just wasnt crisp. The sony is very clear with good bass. I couldnt gice it 5 stars because it feels like the volume is low between 1-16 range, almost like level 16 should be its 1. You dang near have to crank it to 80% plus but after that its just what i needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system for the money

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    AZRealtor27
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    Overall, this is a killer setup for the price. I use it with my xBox One & 65" Sony TV in my living room. I gave it 4 stars because I was expecting a little more customization ability with with sound. The Music preset is what we leave it on all the time for the clarity without losing the low ends, and the movie & game presets are okay too. the rest of them are not enjoyable to use. I bought the JBL 2.1 system first, and wound up returning it for this one. IMO this is the best system for under $500 I could find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6.3" Wirel

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    LNWW
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    This Sony sound bar with subwoofer is good looking and sounds very clear. I wished there was a bit more in the bass range. But satisfied overall. I purchased this system after making sure that I could use it with my current Sony Bravia TV in our guest house. The only problem I have is that despite checking before hand if this model is compatible with my current TV, which it said it was, is that I cannot get the two units synchronized. The sound bar works well with other blue tooth devices with no problem. I have attached the required HDMI cords properly and still cannot get it to work with the TV. It was a great purchase and I would recommend this product. Good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Bar System for normal Listeners.

    Posted
    Hollywoodengineer
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    I purchased this for My Daughter. She and her Boyfriend are very happy with the system. It gives them a lot of versatility for playing music and watching movies. I opted for the 350watt Sub and the 3 input HDMI as it was enough for hooking up their CableBox,AppleTV and their PlayStation. As well as the Bluetooth from their Phones. I am an Video/Audio Engineer in the Broadcast Industry so I have a system that I spent 50K on so the comparison is not applicable. Yet I have to say, it does a great job for being Under $600 Dollars. So I would recommend this for people that are shooting for that budget range. Hope this helps.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent soundbar - though it is my first

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    branvaughnlaw
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    I bought this Sony soudbar to pair with my Sony 900E television. It's my first soundbar as I always had my stereo received and box speakers (still do in fact) Anyway the soundbar is great, rich full sound with good bass. Subwoofer placed in the rear of the living room really aids the surround effect. 3 HDMI inputs and 1 USB. Very easy to set up and operate. Lays flat so pairs well with my tv. And you can connect Amazon Alexa to it as well via bluetooth to play games or music. It was a little pricey in my mind, but not the highest priced and I guess it's about right from the research I did. 3 weeks in and no complaints.

    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 have 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

    Sony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6.3" Wirel

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    mike
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    we love our new Sony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6.3" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier in black. it enhances the sound on our new sony 930 65" tv . its just perfect for our room aND SOUNDS SO GOOD WHEN WHERE WATCHING MOVIES AND SPORTS OR PRIMETIME TV. I cant wait to get the small pair of speakers that go with the system. I would highly recommend the sound bar to anyone looking for that extra sound in there room. the bass is also awesome on theSony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6.3" Wireless Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier. get yours at best buy like I did. the deals are just great

    I would 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system for the price

    Posted
    Robotinsurance
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    I purchased this via open box on Best Buy dot com. I was impressed with the availability of the open box product and even happier that everything was in the box. The system itself is just what I was looking for - a relatively easy to install system that provided better sound than my tv speakers. I love that it works seamlessly with the tv despite being a different brand, and that it responds to multiple remotes (tv and Apple TV). Sound didn’t absolutely blow me away but that was expected given that it’s a sound bar and subwoofer, not an elaborate six piece system.

    I would recommend this to a friend