Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar : Laggy unless.

Nice and compact, works a treat. No issues with connectivity or sound quality. A huge step up from the tv speakers. Woofer works well for tv and film.

I bought this to enhance my new 4k tv, i particularly liked the fact that the soundbar and subwoofer were so small. The set up was easy and build quality was good except for the supplied optical cable which was plasticky and stiff and wouldn’t sit in the cable management of the tv stand properly. The soundbar quality was really good to be honest i was quite impressed not a lot of sound separation but it is a compact unit so there has to be compromise, vocals very clear and i didn’t notice any time lag. However the subwoofer although small sounds absolutely rubbish, no volume and hardly any bass. The subwoofer wasn’t any match for my old 8 inch cheap active sub which only cost £50 from ‘richer sounds’ very disappointed, if i had listened to this in a shop i would not have bought it i was almost tempted to return the item. Well i have now had it a couple of months and with tweeking of settings and changing location of sub it’s better but not great, i also found using the optical lead i had to keep reaching for the remote so now wired in analogue i can control the volume with the tv remote with no loss of quality in the sound.

It improves the sound from my samsung tv no end, but the bass isn’t brilliant. Once you connect the iphone that’s a different matter, massive bass response and excellent all round sound.

Brilliant product for the price, really happy with this sound system. Have it connected up in my lounge sounds great watching the football and playing shooter games on the ps4.

  • Ease of set up and use
  • Really like this as you can have the subwoofer anywhere because
  • When it is switched on sound quality is reasonably good.

Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design and Bluetooth, Black

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  • Interior matching : easily blends into your living room with its interior matching design
  • Simply connect the main unit to TV via optical, and place the ultra-slim subwoofer next to your TV cabinet or lay it flat under the sofa
  • Recreate that cinema feeling with Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround sound technology and enjoy bass that you can feel through your body thanks to the dedicated sofa mode
  • The sound bar acts as a wireless speaker : instantly link it to your smartphone via Bluetooth and NFC to playback your favourite music from your device
  • Discover cinematic sound quality, with a compact, neutral design S-Force PRO Front Surround and optimal bass from a wireless subwoofer deliver living room-filling sound

I liked the fact it was a small soundbar with a slim sub. Nice and tidy to go with my 55″ bravia 2016 modelhowever. . I was highly disappointed when i found two massive flaws with the system1) you cannot use a sony tv remote to control the soundbar???. I have a bravia kd55xd8005 4k tv and the remote worked fine with an lg soundbar but the mt300 is not compatibleabsolutely ridiculous. 2) the bluetooth option will not work with my sony tv either so i have to resort to an optical cable. So two huge features that i needed and yes i should have done more with my homework but hey sony and sony i stupidly assumed they would be compatible apart from that it has a great sound. Please research compatibility if you are matching with a sony tv or you will be disappointed like me.

Easy to set up and the sound is good for your basic requirements at a reasonable decibel level . Its a neat set of speakers and look quite tidy.

Was looking for speaker to fit axactly under tv and this fitted the bill, with no space to spare. That aside i was looking for sony as i like the quality of sony products, the sub unfortunately did not fit under my sofa, but is slim enough to still look good while not encroaching on the room. Sound is very good when watching good quality content. Good and full bass when listening to music. Loud enough for the whole of my house.

Good bit of kit nice and compact but not much bass but still sounds nice.

This is a fantastic product simple to se t up (10 mins ) looks good sounds great 😄.

My main criticism of this unit is that you have to switch it on separately. This means, when you switch on your tv you have no sound until the unit has been switched on and warmed up. When it is switched on sound quality is reasonably good.

I was given the sony ht-mt300 as a birthday present, and i love it. It is small at only 50cm wide and the sound for the size blows it away. I heard the bose system against this one and there really is no comparison. I have the subwoofer put under my sofa, and has put on sofa mode. To the people saying there is no base, try sofa mode. I have wanted a sound bar for some time, and have hummed and hayed for years as to what to go for. This one came about, and at a decent price point, a nice size and great sound. I haven’t really watched much tv using the bar, but have watched numerous films, and listened to a serious amount of music through it.

I have already previously owned a sony soundbar which has served me well with great quality of sound. But this new soundbar takes it to the next level. Easy to install you plug it in and then attach the wire to the tv though you can run it through blutooth. Once up and running it produces a wonderful sound with strong and deep base and clear sound. The different settings on the control means it is easy to change to suit you best and what you are watching including a handy setting to make dialog clearer. I have the base to the side but it resonates as though it could be anywhere in the room producing a solid surround sound style experience. For best effect if you can play with your television settings to get the optimal experience and set the soundbar as your main form of sound. Goes brilliantly with my 55″ sony television and will serve me well for many years ahead.

Was a little lets say unsure of the value of a sound bar. But with the new 4k hd sony 43kx80 tv, its a must. Without it, the sound from the actual tv is ok’ish but from the sound bar ones gets a the clear range for tv shows, cd movies etc.

Wish we had known about such things earlier.

Using it in the bedroom linked optical to a sony bravia, easy to install, easy remote control and the sound in the bedroom is perfect for me. De bass speaker also easy to connect and could find a nice spot for it which also improved the bass “feeling”. Good price & quality relation so happy with the purchase.

Really like this as you can have the subwoofer anywhere because it’s wireless. Can’t have it under our sofa but it fits between two chairs and you get great bass and rumbles – love it.

Very impressed with the clarity and quality for such a small soundbar.

The settings are pretty finicky and there isn’t a way to tell which one you’re on other than to listen for the difference so for some things it can be difficult. However the sound is great and it can go extremely loud.Bluetooth is great when i want it to connect to my phone for music.

Easy to set up and within minutes had my tv, laptop and pc connected to it, tv by cable and pc/laptop via bluetooth. It is easy to switch from tv to bluetooth devices and select the relevant sound type (e. Music or voice) though the number of choices is limited. However this is not a high cost soundbar so the range of choices is to be expected. Unable to comment fully on sound quality as i have impaired hearing but have found that a sound bar with digital output has improved my ability to hear, particularly at low volumes, without deafening the rest of my household. The soundbar has a ‘night’ mode which is particularly good at producing clear sound output at low volumes. More than happy with this purchase and can say that i can listen and enjoy music again.

On first impressions, this is a well made product. The quality of the components & materials feels luxurious. All wires needed are provided with the unit. The actual sound bar is a good size, & doesn’t take much space. -set-up: very easy & straighforward. -sound: for the size, excellent. It’s not surround but it has made a huge improvement with the seemingly popular problem of sound with a lot of hd/smart tv’s. It’s not that loud but if you live in urban apartment, it’s more than enough. Sound effects:-clear audio>sony recommended sound field , automatically optimises according to context & function. -movie>surround effects-music>optimised for musicnight>compresses sound (& the bass too it seems).

Bought this as i liked the compact size. Had a lag issue when connected to my sony bravia tv. After speaking with sony they offered no help. Update: so i connected it via aux.

Disappointed with performance.

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Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design and Bluetooth, Black
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  1. Easy to set up and within minutes had my tv, laptop and pc connected to it, tv by cable and pc/laptop via bluetooth. It is easy to switch from tv to bluetooth devices and select the relevant sound type (e. Music or voice) though the number of choices is limited. However this is not a high cost soundbar so the range of choices is to be expected. Unable to comment fully on sound quality as i have impaired hearing but have found that a sound bar with digital output has improved my ability to hear, particularly at low volumes, without deafening the rest of my household. The soundbar has a “night” mode which is particularly good at producing clear sound output at low volumes. More than happy with this purchase and can say that i can listen and enjoy music again.
  2. This review is from : Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design and Bluetooth, Black

    Easy to set up and within minutes had my tv, laptop and pc connected to it, tv by cable and pc/laptop via bluetooth. It is easy to switch from tv to bluetooth devices and select the relevant sound type (e. Music or voice) though the number of choices is limited. However this is not a high cost soundbar so the range of choices is to be expected. Unable to comment fully on sound quality as i have impaired hearing but have found that a sound bar with digital output has improved my ability to hear, particularly at low volumes, without deafening the rest of my household. The soundbar has a “night” mode which is particularly good at producing clear sound output at low volumes. More than happy with this purchase and can say that i can listen and enjoy music again.
  3. This review is from : Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design and Bluetooth, Black

    Unless i’m doing something silly and missed a setting (all i can really do is increase volume or change to / from under the sofa mode), i’m really disappointed with the woofer. I get that not all programmes will have the requisite sound – but i thought some benefit would be found regardlessalso the interoperability with a sony tv is a big let down, there is none.
  4. This review is from : Sony HT-MT300 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design and Bluetooth, Black

    Unless i’m doing something silly and missed a setting (all i can really do is increase volume or change to / from under the sofa mode), i’m really disappointed with the woofer. I get that not all programmes will have the requisite sound – but i thought some benefit would be found regardlessalso the interoperability with a sony tv is a big let down, there is none.

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