46" Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
Great audio system. Very simple setup and fits nicely in our home.
November 30, 2013
Impressive, highly recommend
Reading the great reviews just had to see it for myself. Wow, the sound is great, so much better than the surround sound we were using. Easy set up (have a long HDMI cord for hook up-does not come with one). Bluetooth was easy to set up as well. We have a medium size room in which we watch tv, the sound is perfect. I think if the room was larger, taller ceiling, it would not sound as well. We have enjoyed movies and sports so far and the sound is superb. Not sure how they get "46-Inch Sound Bar", but I'm assuming if you put the sound bar and subwoofer together it's 46". The sound bar alone is 40.5" We have completed our new 3D Bravia Sony Smart TV and Blue Ray with this sound system. Did not try to use the sync function due to some comments that it doesn't work. The box it comes in is huge, probably 4' tall and heavy. The box has a picture of what is inside, our UPS man didn't want to leave it on the front porch, good thing we were home.
July 30, 2013
Bought this to replace an old Philips soundbar that was in the bedroom. This thing rocks! I have a 7.1 system in the family room. I am not interested in a 5.1 system in the bedroom, even if it had wireless rear speakers.
I was looking for a soundbar with excellent sound and features and this has it. The bass it produces is superb! Love the Bluetooth.
It won't give you totally immersed 5.1 surround, but it will make you happy. I have not one bad thing to say about it. It definitely ROCKS the bedroom, and house. I had it turned up to check out the sound and my Mother In Law thought the bass was thunder.
I highly recommend this product!
July 25, 2013
Very good but a few issues
Bought this on a whim knowing the HT-CT260 received rave reviews. This is bigger and perfect for a 46" TV. Sounds excellent after tweaking the EQ to improve treble response, more depth at loud levels and with classical music. Video games sound amazing on this (try Call of Duty!) 9 sound fields to choose but only six on the remote (can select the rest with an up/down button - what's up with that???). I do wish each sound field came with its own EQ preset so I could tweak each one individually - they are not perfect. The EQ is great, however, especially the vocal level adjust. IR pass through is useless if your TV remote sensor is not in the middle of the TV. I did not notice any real difference between optical and HDMI though audiophile sites say to use HDMI - to each their own and that's what makes this bar great. The only major problem I have is that, when the power save feature is enabled, after the bar powers down, it will not power back up again without unplugging it for close to an hour. Happened multiple times and customer support said to bring it in for service. Customer support also could not quote their own warranty, saying I would probably have to pay for labor - when I had it for only 3 weeks. This bar has one year parts and labor. When I disabled power save it has worked fine since. If you want better sound separation, get a surround system or just a 2.1 system with the best speakers you can buy. I don't think this sound "fills the room" and sound bars in general will not give you "surround sound" but it will make a small room feel like a movie theater. Try placing the subwoofer in different parts of the room to get the best separation and balance - I do not recommend putting the sub completely in a corner. Mine is against the side of my couch about two feet from the back corner of the room and a few inches from the back wall. If you hate wires and like simplicity, get this. I find Sony generally makes great products though reliability tends to be variable. Only time will tell if the bar develops more problems or if it lasts a lifetime.
July 6, 2013