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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 605 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Size
    Cons mentioned:
    Remote control

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT VALUE – GOOD SOUND – GOOD FEATURES

    Posted .

    GREAT VALUE – GOOD SOUND – GOOD FEATURES REVIEW: Sony - 2.1-Channel Soundbar – Black Model:HTS200F Best Buy Tech Insider Network SUMMARY: Sound quality is VERY VERY subjective. Everyone hears a little differently and has different taste in highs lows etc. I highly suggest you try them out for yourself. For me, personally, I like crisp highs and heavy base. This speaker is zeroed in on the mid-range with decent enough base. I would recommend this for an affordable all around speaker that is clearly better than anything you will find built into a TV or monitor. UNBOXING: (see picture) INITIAL IMPRESSIONS: Well packaged and extras like a good size remote, and included thin digital audio cable is very nice. The first thing I noticed was that there are no analog inputs, so you must get your audio source from HDMI, Digital Audio (fiber), or a USB sound source. This is probably not a showstopper for most people. It is an attractive enough basic looking rectangular soundbar. PERFORMANCE / EASE OF USE: INITIAL SETUP: My first test of any speaker is to see how it performs with an analog signal from my turntable. So, I started out listening to a few albums. The first challenge was that I had to find an Analog to Bluetooth adapter so that I could pair with the speaker and listen to music. (fortunately, I had one laying around otherwise expect to spend $30 or so). The next small challenge was finding a decent hiding place for the power brick, which I was not expecting. Other sound bars I own have the power supply built into them. A longer AC cord would have been useful. (fortunately, I had others laying around I could use otherwise expect to spend $10-$20 or so). To pair with Bluetooth, I had to find the faint logo on the soundbar and press and hold it until it went into pairing mode. It would have been nice to have better labeled buttons (more visible) or a Bluetooth button on the remote. (maybe there is a better way in the instructions, but who reads them anyway) PERFORMANCE / USAGE: Again, I will try to quantify my subjective feelings of the sound quality for a variety of uses. Audio Only Performance (1-10 best) = 6 Overall TV Sound Quality = 7 Brightness and Voices = 6 Deep Bass = 7 Casual Computer Speaker = 7 Personal Audiophile preference = 6 Remote = 9 (nice, big, won’t get lost, easy to use) Value for Price = 8 SUMMARY: I found the sound overall good and “wide” but not bright. I have smaller desktop speakers that cost about 2x-3x more and this comes pretty close to the quality of them at a fraction of the price. My primary use will be to improve the sound of the TV in my recreation room beyond what the built in speakers provide. I would recommend this for bigger sound on a budget for either a computer speaker or TV soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi TheOffice1234, thank you so much for your very detailed review, we appreciate it! -Erin Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi, Remote control

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic soundbar for small rooms

    Posted .

    This is a good basic soundbar for a secondary space, such as a bedroom or home office. I am comparing it to the soundbar setup on our main TV in the family room, which is not really a fair comparison - the setup on that TV is a Sonos Beam with subwoofer and two Sonos One surrounds. Obviously however, that setup cost a whole lot more than this Sony soundbar - A single Sonos One costs more than this Sony soundbar! However, in a bedroom or home office I'm not looking for the same level of bass volume or surround capability and I certainly don't want to spend that much. For this situation, this Sony seems to excel. For many people, this soundbar would function perfectly well for their main TV as long as their expectations are realistic. The sound quality from this Sony is quite nice for the size. It's not as good as the Sonos, but again is much less expensive. It's a great improvement over the built-in speakers of almost any TV. Bass is as good as you can expect from 2.5" speakers but can't compare to a true subwoofer. Stereo separation is not exceptional, but I've yet to hear a soundbar that provided really good separation. Again, the Sonos Beam is better but also 2.5X the price. The 43" LG TV I connected this Sony to actually has very respectable built-in speakers, but the Sony is still an improvement. I've tried the different sound modes (Standard, Cinema, Voice, Night) but to be honest could not discern that much of a difference between them. All the functions are controlled from a small, slim remote which I thought was nice - not too small, but not oversized (I've uploaded a photo of the remote; it always bugs me when the online product info doesn't show the remote). However deciphering which of the mode selections you've made requires looking at the top of the soundbar and watching for a sequence of blinking lights - not the most user friendly. It would have been nice to have discrete LED's on the top to indicate which mode you are in. The build quality of the soundbar is solid, it feels well-made with not cheap rattles. The materials and assembly seem very good. For connections, you have two options (typical of soundbars), and HDMI ARC port and an optical port. I tried both and they worked fine, but of course HDMI ARC is more convenient because you can control the volume using your TV or cable remote. If your TV is recent enough to have an HDMI ARC connection, it will also have an option in the sound menu to disable the built-in speakers and route sound to the external. Setup went smoothly and easily for me. Make sure you are connecting to the correct HDMI port for ARC though! On all of my TV's this has been HDMI-2, but I'm not sure if that's a defacto standard or just coincidence. Be aware - there is no HDMI pass-though port. This means that using this soundbar will monopolize that one HDMI ARC port, you won't be able to use it for anything else. So if your TV has a cable box and a separate device like a Roku, Firestick, Blu-Ray or game console, you will need a minimum of 3 HDMI ports on your TV! Most TV's have at least this many, but I have seen some lower-end TV's that only have two HDMI ports. In that scenario, you will have to connect using the optical cable (assuming you have that connector) and use the soundbar's remote to control volume, which is less convenient but will sound just as good. In summary, if you are looking for deep, rich bass and the potential for true surround sound, this is not the soundbar for you. However if you are looking for a less expensive way to dramatically improve the sound on your TV from a quality manufacturer, this is a winner and a good value. If I did not have the optional subwoofer and surrounds on my Sonos Beam, I'm not sure the difference between the two soundbars themselves would be that dramatic to the average user this is targeted for. Some more expensive soundbars (like the Sonos Beam but also models from Sony, LG and Samsung) give you the option of adding surrounds or subwoofers later. However, they are in a different price category and don't really compete directly with this entry-level Sony.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Size, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Volume

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good soundbar for bedrooms and small offices

    Posted .

    Soundbars come in various sizes and shapes. For the vast majority of soundbars on the market, the audio quality varies depending on the brand and features. However, what is consistent with most soundbars is the quality of sound sometimes is a bit lacking, perhaps a bit tinny and missing on the low end of the audio spectrum. To address that lack there-of, many manufacturers, including Sony produce soundbars with an external subwoofer to complement the soundbar. In the compact soundbar market, this soundbar HTS200F aims to solve that problem with a soundbar with a built-in subwoofer. First off, one has to keep their expectations of a ‘subwoofer’ at a reasonable level. This is not a subwoofer that can hit lows frequencies with a big thump, rather this is a subwoofer that complements the existing mid-high speakers with a lower end frequency. This is more a ‘woofer’ than a sub-woofer. That said, this soundbar is 23 inches long and sits perfectly below most tv screens, regardless of size. Its ideal for the sub 40” TV’s, but is well suited for the 55” that I had used for testing. The soundbar is very well built, and its 5 lb heft shows. Sound is produced by two 2” mid-high speakers, and a 2.5” sub-woofer. There are two ports on either side for increasing the low-end response, and they seem to work rather well in amplifying the low end. The 80-watt amplifier is linked with three inputs, Bluetooth, Optical (TOSLink) and HDMI-ARC. The speaker’s metal front grille is complemented by its leathery surface on top. This build quality is top-notch and definitely a plus, and it looks lovely right under the TV or monitor. The top-mounted buttons allow you to go without the remote for the basic tasks but using a remote helps access many more functions. I did not like the exposed sub-speaker, but it should not matter as it’s out of the way. I did appreciate the keyhole mounts on the back to allow for the wall mount of the speaker. Setting up the soundbar is rather easy. Hookups are either Optical, Bluetooth or HDMI-ARC. Most people are familiar with Bluetooth. It is great for connecting to phones for audio, and also for those TV’s that feature Bluetooth audio. Most TVs have an optical out, and one could use this to connect the TV, even if it limits you to having to use a separate remote to adjust the sound. The HDMI-ARC option is the best and most intriguing. First off, this soundbar only has an HDMI-ARC and not an input. Which means, your TV should have its HDMI-ARC port open for you to use this feature. In my case, my HDMI-ARC on my TV was utilized by another device, so I had to re-route the connectors for a hookup. Once hooked up with the right ports, HDMI-ARC allows you to control the soundbar from your tv, and bring about universal remote features. The soundbar only supports Dolby Digital (on HDMI-ARC or Optical) so your expectation of simulated 5.1 surround sound is going to be limited as it downmixes the 5.1 surrounds to a 2.1 signal. The Sony S-Force sound optimization is the default sound profile on powerup and is generally quite good. Nevertheless, there are other sound profiles available, including a voice profile which enhances clarity of the vocal tracks, overall the vocal track clarity in all sound modes helps make tv watching more enjoyable. The speaker when first powered up sounded mighty tinny and honestly quite a bit muddy, it was not what I was expecting. However, given about five hours of playtime, and the sound got significantly better. The vocals got crisp and the overall sound improved. The stereo separation is a bit lacking due to the size, but that was expected. The speaker excels in voice dialogue. It’s mediocre when it comes to movie explosions, and soundstage, and definitely not a speaker for enjoying music with a wide complement of instrument frequencies. The amplifier can get loud but starts to sound muddy over 80% of max volume when playing movies with lots of explosions or music. Voice is clear and in general, any sort of vocal source including that of podcasts via Bluetooth was extremely clear. After having listened to this for seven days with various audio programs and settings, I believe this is a good starter soundbar for a bedroom or office. It would not work as the main room sound system unless you plan to use it as a soundbar to enhance the audio coming out of the TV. It is best for small/medium rooms. As it stands, I have relocated this to my bedroom, and now my dedicated computer speaker hooked to my computer via Bluetooth. It works great for watching streaming videos and listening to podcasts. As it is in a near-field situation, I do not have to turn the volume up too loud as it is very clear. Pros: * Great build quality, blends in with the TV * Very good vocal dialogue clarity, decent movie and music experience at lower volumes Cons: * Missing an analog input * The lights up front identify input, but hard to tell what sound mode or other options are as there is no screen to identify sound profiles. * The speaker feels like it has a narrow band of frequencies, it cannot get too low or high on the audio frequency spectrum. Hi-hat sounds are not as clear, and generally, lower-end frequencies are muddy at high volumes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Size, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Remote control, Volume

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and size for compact spaces.

    Posted .

    Verdict: I LOVE this soundbar because it accomplishes exactly what it advertises: great sound in a small package. We had very limited space and this surpassed our expectations in volume and sound quality for a soundbar this size and at this price range. Initial impressions. It is small, sleek, and the weight gives the impression of quality. The most impressive visual feature is the leather appearance on the top of the top of the speaker, that is a really nice touch. Setup. Setup was a breeze. The TV we wanted to use with this soundbar does not have an HDMI ARC connector, nor Bluetooth, so I had to use the optical option. It took me about two minutes to hook up the optical line on each device and plug the power in. From there, I cranked up the volume on the sound bar, and turned the volume down on the TV, and it worked. I could get a better experience with these speakers with a newer TV, but we are still holding on to an older large size TV. Sound. To put it simply, this soundbar blows the TV sound out of the water. We regularly complained that this particularly TV had poor sound that shortchanged whatever we watched on it. This problem is now fixed. The sound is good and full, providing decent performance across the full range. There is no separate bass unit so manage your expectation on lows… nonetheless, the built-in subwoofer is sufficient for enjoyment. The overall sound is loud enough; I don’t think we will really ever watch content at full sound on this soundbar. The surround sound effect is decent and definitely better than the TV’s. Size. My favorite aspect of this speaker is its size. We needed a soundbar for this specific TV for a long time, but I didn’t think I could find something that would perfectly fit in the small space I had next to the TV… but this soundbar is PERFECT! So if you are tight on space and want good sound (and much better than the stock TV sound) then this is it. Things I like: - Compact size but very capable sound - Built-in subwoofer, and virtual surround sound - Variable connection options: Bluetooth, HDMI, and optical - Plug and play and easy to use Things I don’t like: - The remote control feels a little cheap, and there are way too many buttons. Other manufacturers have shown that you really don’t need that many buttons on remote. - The LED feedback on the speaker is not easily visible from different angles, so it’s not always obvious that something is going on when you press the remote. Overall, this is a fantastic soundbar. I would highly recommend it if you want better sound for your TV with the latest sound technology but you have space constraint like we do.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi AllAboutTech, Thank you so much for your very detailed review, we appreciate it! -Erin Sony_US

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for the money.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    We’ve had this speaker for almost a year with no issues. We set it up to work with our apple remote so we don’t even use the remote that came with it. We just wanted something a bit louder the the TV speakers and this delivered!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Jerry, we're glad you are enjoying our product with your TV. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing SONY. ~Earl Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Set up, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A good decent sound from a small speaker

    Posted .

    I have a 70 inch LG 4K TV in my bedroom that used to be connected to Zvox soundbar. It’s a good sound system that costs almost twice as this Sony. The problem was the Zvox soundbar is very big. It filled the entire top part of the cabinet where I put the soundbar in. So I decided to get something smaller. And this Sony soundbar fits that first requirement. I also connects an Amazon Fire TV cube to my TV and uses its remote to control the TV and the soundbar. Using HDMI-ARC connection from the Sony soundbar to the TV, I am able to keep the same setup - one remote for both TV and Sony soundbar, just like I had with the other soundbar. This is another good thing about this product. However not all TV has the connection and supposedly HDMI - ARC is only going to give you the 2 channels - which is perfect for this soundbar. The soundbar has different sound set up like surround, cinemas, music or night. I usually put it in cinemas because I like the “full sound” with that set up. However you can hardly hear the difference between each setup except for “night” set up, which basically lower the volume a little bit. One of the thing that I wish this soundbar has is an indication, like numbers, of how loud the sound is. It can get pretty loud if you want to, but it’s still limited to 2 channels. I still am happy with it because of the size. And for the size, the sound of this speaker will fill out your rooms, like your bedroom or if you have a limited space and can’t listen to something to loud. It will not shake your media room because this thing is not built for that. You can also use this as a speaker for your Bluetooth devices like your phone or even your computer. The only problem that I encountered when I did that was that I had to manually change the setting of the speaker of my TV after I use it to listen to music from my phone. But it’s a quick change that shouldn’t discourage anybody to use it if there is a need to connect your phone to this speaker. The speaker costs about $160. The set up is very simple. And the sound definitely beats the speaker of my TV. Or any TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Ganlie, Great! We appreciate your feedback about your HTS200F soundbar. We're very pleased to hear that this is what you're looking for in a soundbar. Thanks for sharing your feedback. -Sam Sony_US

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Added to a 32" tv

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Added the Sony hts-200f soundbar to the 32" tv. Awhole lot better...can hear it now.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Dale, we're glad you like our product. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing Sony! ~Earl Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Salman Qureshi

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Works good with my TV and takes only a little space

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Muhammad,

      We are glad the soundbar works well with your TV. The virtual surround sound technology of this soundbar puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      David Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A great compact solution.

    Posted .

    So, my intended application of this soundbar is somewhat atypical. I have a little outdoor theater setup, and I've had it hooked up to a portable bluetooth speaker, which has worked okay, but I wanted higher quality sound. Most soundbars are way too large to be used the way I needed, and so this seemed like an ideal solution, and for it's part, it sounds pretty fantastic. It gets louder than I'll ever need it to, the bass is just punchy enough, and it spreads sound nicely throughout the space that it's in. It also looks fantastic, with a pebbled leather texture that's just nice to touch. I'm really a fan of the finish on this thing. Unfortunately, my setup really needs to either use Bluetooth or standard RCA. This device has no RCA or line input, and the Bluetooth, while being high quality, suffers from about a half-second of latency. Turns out this was never a problem with my previous bluetooth speaker as it supports APTX, while this Sony soundbar does not. So I moved it to my bedroom, where I can take full advantage of it, and I'm out to look for a new solution for the theater. Pros: Easy to set up (automatically connected to my transmitter). Compact for small spaces. Great sound with good bass response. Has clearly marked face controls. Cons: No form of line input. Bluetooth doesn't support APTX, which limits your connectivity options to ARC and Optical. No line in is a little strange for a 2.1 setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s a decent sound bar, with ok bass

    Posted .

    So, as you know this does have just one built in subwoofer. I do own an older non-Sony brand soundbar that is longer and has dual subwoofers, and an external subwoofer port to connect, as an option, a standalone subwoofer. Nonetheless, I set it up, and plugged it in and I believe there more clarity of sound compared than my older soundbar, but of course a bit lesser bass. However, it is worth it at this price point considering average bass. There is no option to connect another external sub. I believe this soundbar goes well with your smaller than 49” HDTVs, and in my own opinion, in a conference room, kitchen or garage atmosphere. I tested out gaming with it, with the bass up at the max, and it’s decent, clearer audio and surround sound, but not more of an action pack thrill when compared to my older dual sub soundbar. Same with watching some action movies. But what I like is the compact size, that it does not take up space much and to can put some decor on either side of it. So far the quality, especially the “leather” look (or just grainy look, not sure if I’m using the right term), looks better. But overall, best soundbar for the money if bass isn’t an issue. It’s still does provide a decent amount of bass. I’d still recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Size, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound bar sounds good

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    It is forward firing instead of my Sony Bravia XR 55 X90J's downward firing speakers, so it is better sound. Yet, it needs to push the volume up much more than the TV speakers. Geek Squad set it so that the sound automatically goes through the Sony HT-S200F sound bar that is a good compact size for my 55" TV. The price was much more reasonable. SONY TV and Sony Sound Bar are in a living room kitchen approx 19' x 13'.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi CaliforniaUnderwater,

      We appreciate the 5-star rating! Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing Sony!

      Regards,
      David Sony_US

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear sound and deep bass but not too loud

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    Posted .
    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Sounds clear and bass is nice. Almost feels like I’m at move theater. Great price for the quality of sound bar, definitely worth double what I paid.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Johnny, thank you so much for the 5 Star review!

      We are so happy to hear you are satisfied with the fantastic sound quality of our S200F for its price.

      The virtual surround sound technology of this soundbar puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style.

      Thank you so much for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent sound bar for a small space

    Posted .

    This unit would be great to use on a home desktop computer or in very small space. Not really adequate to replace or to use for a home theater system. I did however like that it was very easy to setup and offers the ability to wall mount or to set on a flat surface. Quick and easy connection with supplied optical cable. Has preset EQ settings. Bluetooth connectivity for streaming from a mobile device is a great feature as well. Overall has decent sound for its price point, but could be better. The sound bar lacks low end bass from the built in subwoofer. The high range isnt as clear as I hoped it would be. It does offer good midrange coverage.The Tv we currently have it connected to offers higher quality sound and offers higher volume levels, which makes the sound bar a little underwhelming.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all in one soundbar solution!

    Posted .

    The first thing I noticed when I turned the Sony HT-S200F soundbar on was how much clearer the sound was compared to my 55" TV speakers. Since I have the TV our bedroom mounted to a fully articulating wall mount I devised a custom-built mount for the soundbar to go under the TV. The Sony soundbar is a good way to get full-range sound for your TV without an additional subwoofer. I was actually pleasantly surprised when I connected my phone to it via BlueTooth and played several different genres of music through it. It sounds very clean with a nice range including a decent amount of bass. The subwoofer put out more bass than I expected in this mode. After listening to different music and playing around with the EQ settings built into the controller I found I liked standard mode best with the bass boost turned on with most music. I did notice a wider range with it off with some songs, however. After listening to several songs I decided to play a movie next Batman vs Superman. I tried all of the different EQ settings again and found I really liked both cinema mode and standard mode for watching the movie. I also kept playing around with the bass button and found it sounded the best when all three lights lit up on top of the soundbar by pushing the bass button a couple of times. At first, I kept pushing it once and the left light and center light would be on or push again and just and the left light would turn off. To get the best sound push the bass button until you see all three lights come on. The two outside lights will turn off after a few seconds I noticed but it sounds so good now I doubt I will change it again. While the Sony HT-S200F added a lot of dynamics and had a much better sound I found myself wishing it got a little louder even though my wife said it was too loud. One thing I did notice though was I could turn it all the way up and it never distorted or sounded bad at all. This soundbar is a great solution for someone that does not want the hassle of having a separate subwoofer which would mean another wire to deal with which is not good especially when your TV is wall mounted. That makes this Sony soundbar a great solution for a bedroom wall-mounted TV. I had started to install a 5.1 surround system in our bedroom but never finished due to the complexity of it. Now that I have this soundbar installed I think I will be leaving it and using it for a while. I am quite pleased with the improvement in sound for watching TV in our bedroom and love being able to play music or podcast from my phone with it. If you are looking for a simple solution to add some good sound to your TV I would not hesitate to get the Sony HT-S200F. It has great sound quality and gives you a theatre-like sound for movies without all of the wires. I would say it is definitely worth the money and is a high-quality soundbar.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Sound Bar at affordable price

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was looking for an Sound Bar to compliment my new Sony Bravia 65 inch TV and this Sony sound bar is exactly what I was looking for considering I placed my TV in an relatively small room.... Excellent sound quality, easy Bluetooth connection to my iPhone and iPad devices for music through iTunes connectivity. Great sound for great price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Cello5901, we're glad you like the sound quality and the Bluetooth feature of our product. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing Sony. ~Earl Sony_US

  • Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for a bedroom or simple improvement

    Posted .

    This sound bar is perfect for a bedroom or if you want to simply just improve the sound of your standard tv speakers. I installed it in my bedroom which was really simple with an optic cable Which is included but is a super cheap cable. The cable is flimsy and I used a more high end optic cable to make sure I was getting the best sound. After setup I made my xfinity remote pair right up with the xfinity on screw directions and the sound bar had no trouble communicating with the xfinity xFi remote. I like that their is an option to automatically change its own sound settings but to be honest I could only tell a small difference between them. Since I want more cinema sound I left mine on cinema but I have found myself switching back to that auto setting just to see the different sounds it could make. The bar looks cool and even has Sony’s leather style they have been recently using. Looks great under the tv. I will have to say though that that Sony leather part did turn some slight white which I did wipe off. I am not sure if it was because it was shipped in the cold and now got warm? Yet this still shouldn’t happen to a sound bar and is part of the reason for the three stars. I enjoy high end sound systems and I would not put this sound bar in that category. I would say this is Sony version of a budget friendly sound bar that has more of a quality look compared to it competitors in this price range for a compact sound bar. If Someone wants awesome sound you will need to look for a more expensive sound bar other wise this will get the job done and improve your TVs sound. I wanted to note this sound bar does not fall asleep compared to some other competitors. I have used sound bars that will turn off after a few minutes if I paused my tv. So far this sound bar stayed on and ready even after a little while of the TV being paused.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect compact sound bar in budget!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    It's small but powerful. Easy set up with TV. Deep bass with built-in subwoofer. Everything you need for your home in a small box. The coolest feature is the HDMI ARC2 and Bluetooth technology which ensure a seamless connection with your TV without all the wires and it means you can control this with your regular TV remote. So no need for the universal remote setup! Bluetooth to your phone/tab allows for music streaming/playing and the sound-bar has the smart feature to switch to Bluetooth when connected and back to HDMI (ARC) for TV sound without manual intervention.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Aby27, we're glad you like our product. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing SONY. ~Earl Sony_US

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior Sound

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    In the hot rod and custom car world we have a saying... change one thing you end up changing 10... It started with having to upgrade to a flat screen TV... which had terrible sound so we had to look for sound bars... but not just any because with the new TV came a new TV console....which limited our space as to where we wanted the sound bar... on top of the fact that it need to be connected viz HDMI because of issues with UVerse....Long story short, this physically and technically met our needs and guided our purchase...Installation was incredibly easy and the sound is top notch!! Big benefit is that being connected via HDMI we can control the volume with the TV remote, AKA one less remote to have to keep track of. Set up and installation was a breeze!

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi MissBelvedere1957, we're glad you like our product. You will never regret this purchase! Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing SONY. ~Earl Sony_US

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Size, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little sound bar!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Great sound from a small unit. Easy to connect. Plenty of high quality sound for 12 X 12 room size.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Jude, Awesome! We are glad that you like the ease of setup and sound quality of your new soundbar. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing Sony. Erin Sony_US

  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Soundbar

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Awesome sound, best sound bar for the price. Sony makes a great product and this one didn't disappoint.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Dbigdaddy, we're glad you like the sound quality our product. Our virtual surround sound technology puts you right at the heart of the movies you love by emulating theater-style surround sound. A built-in subwoofer delivers resounding bass, while two front-facing speakers deliver strong, clear top and mid-range tones, and you can hear voice detail clearly too. All in a design that easily fits into your home and complements your style. Thank you for choosing SONY. ~Earl Sony_US

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