Rated 5 out of 5 by giddyup Twice as lucky the second time.
After purchasing the HTST7 for our main living room I was looking for a less expensive alternative for our basement TV room. Given I had such a positive experience with the 7.1 surround version of the Sony soundbar I figured I would look at the less expensive alternative.
I did my typical research on top selling soundbars and subsequently went to the local electronic store to listen to the quality.
We have a 60" sony smart Tv so I was thinking I needed something large despite the relatively small space in the basement. After much deliberation I settled on the HT-CT770. I loved the look and simplicity of the wall mount application.
Being a former employee of a top manufacturer of speakers I have relatively high end tatse when it comes to being impressed.
After plugging in the soundbar and getting it setup (all of 10 minutes) I was simply amazed by the quality of sound!
I immediately played some old favorite moves, sound tracks and was immediately impressed.
After 2 hours of sitting on the floor being totally immersed in my experience, I decided I would write my first ever review and thank Sony for this wonderful product.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AudioVideoLover Great Soundbar!
An admitted audiophile, I needed a soundbar for the family room- mainly for the kids to watch TV and add more to the anemic internal speakers. After auditioning many systems, some costing 3 times as much, I was very surprised with this system. Highs are crystal clear, bass is ample for my room, and the multiple HDMI inputs made setup and auto on/off/volume control a breeze. Operation is transparent to the user, thanks to the HDMI control- we can still use the TV remote to adjust volume which now controls the sound bar. The only time we use the remote is to switch inputs or enable 'Night" mode when the kids watch in the early mornings.
When the kids aren't watching TV, I love streaming music from my phone or MacBook to the bar- sound fills the room and, again, is crystal clear. You can even use the previous and next transport controls on the remote to move through your library.
Great job, Sony.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hergy Liked well enough to buy a 2nd unit
I have previously reviewed this item and I will briefly review my likes. I like this device or I would not have purchased a 2nd one. The first unit replaced a 5.1 surround system. This new one was purchased to replace a very poor soundbar from another manf. This new unit provides the same room- filling sound as the 1st unit. The larger sub woofer as compared to the CT330, is why I picked another CT770. Sony, typically on all of its devices, provides, a good array of inputs. I have made good use of the Bluetooth input. The sound provided by the CT770 appeals to my ear. Is it Audiophile quality? Probably not since sound appreciation is so subjective. The bottom line for me is that it sounds good to my ear and enhances the TV viewing experience. You can pay more and you can pay less for soundbars, but after listening to a number of brands, this unit provided good sound and features for the money.
January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExtremeElementz Worthy Upgrade to ANY HDTV larger than 45"
After an exhausting amount of sound bar homework, I stumbled upon the HT-CT770 and I can say I am very happy with my purchase. Sound quality is far superior to the stock HDTV speakers. Not only does this have more connection options (HDMI - IN) than most. I like the Bluetooth "on" feature that lets me turn on the speaker and control music from my iPhone flawlessly. And the app that you can download is a nice add-on feature to further customize the sound to your liking when listening to music. Nothing fancy, it's not tuning to an audiophiles standards but good enough to crank up the base/treble a bit while using your iPhone if you're not by the remote. I would recommend picking this up if your looking for a high quality mid-tier sound bar, this Sony rocks the house!
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevieD Fabulous product
Although there are limitations to what a sound bar can do, compared to all the other brands in the $300-$1,000 range, this is a winner. Great sound, not boomy, and truly enhances the overall viewing experience. A must have for anyone with a large screen TV who doesn't want a traditional multi-speaker surround sound set up.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Denfinger Great Sound System
I have this system sitting on my mantel underneath my Sony 4k TV with the wireless subwoofer across the room hidden behind a chair. It is drect connected to the TV out with a fiber cable and all of my accessories (HD Cable, Blu Ray, Xbox, and Playstation connect to the TV with a HDMI switch. The sound is awsome and replaces a Yamaha Receiver with a full Bose wired speaker sysyem. I was looking for great sound, simplystic wiring and high tech appeal. Success achieved and highly recommended.
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BillSer Very Happy with Purchase
Great sound - much better than my TV speakers. Everything is better - movies, sports, etc. Rich, deep bass and plenty of volume to fill up my 18x20 room. Installation was straight-forward and usability with my Sony TV and remote is simple - one button turns on TV, sound bar and DVR. TV automatically finds sound-bar and uses it instead of internal speakers. Subwoofer automatically plays.
November 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MadisonSoundBarGirl Great sound for reasonable price
I purchased this sound bar system to replace a true surround sound amp/receiver and 5 speakers + sub-woofer. Of course the sound from the sound bar is not as high quality as what I replaced, but I was looking for something simpler and with a small "footprint", but still produced better sound than just the TV. This model has worked out perfectly for me!
December 28, 2014