Sony HT-NT5 400 W Sound Bar : Excellent sound. Well worth the purchase

Never having owned a soundbar before i have been impressed with this and don’t think i could go back to having normal tv speakers. It really adds depth and an immersive viewing experience especially in movies. The soundbar has modes built in depending on what you watch, this includes: standard, clear (voices), sport, games and movies. I actually use standard and movies most often. Watched a few films and game of thrones in movie mode and the subwoofer made a difference. In standard mode it’s easier to hear speech through music and background noise. If you do have a spare hdmi port, you can access a whole host of other features including spotify and chromecast streaming so can be used as a sound system as well, which is where i think the extra cost might be coming from. Otherwise using the optical input performs just as well. Unfortunately i don’t have 4k media to test this feature but it’s supposed to be able to handle this level of quality.

Please note my experience from this product is from never having a soundbar. I have nothing to compare this to. Both myself and the delivery man were whistling over the box size. It doesn’t come covered up so both of us were well aware exactly what was inside. This felt a little bit of a security risk but thankfully i live in a safe town. Getting it up the stairs to my home took a little effort but one person can manage it ok. It took a few hours to set up. Mainly because the instructions are a bit confusing with which plug to plug the hdmi cables in. I’m sure those who are used to hdmi cables will find that part easy. I come from the scart cable era. I used to be able to put anything electronic together if it involved a tv. However this took quite a bit of swearing, googling, pacing, throwing the booklet and gesturing at the soundbar begging for it to tell me what it wanted.

Firstly, mine arrived in a non-functioning state. It won’t switch on and has an error message. So it’s currently at a sony repair centre. I’ll post back if/when it’s sorted. My only other comments at this stage are that, for £600, it looks rather cheap and plasticky compared to the quality workmanship of the sonos soundbar at a similar price point. It’s also not clear from the product page, but you need an hdmi arc port on your tele or an optical port – so if you’ve not got these it won’t work. Check compatibility before you buy. Contacted sony who directed me to a website to search for a repair centre. No courrier to pick it up and sort it out. I have to go through the hassle of sorting it out myself. Not very impressive customer care considering the price of this itemedit sept 16. Speaker now been repaired and have been using for the past few weeks. Apparently a wire had been trapped in manufacture, and this was tripping the circuits and stopping it from working. Set-up is really easy, just follow the simple on-screen wizard, connect to the internet, connect your inputs and tv, and off you go. The sound is really really impressive.

Vastly improved, impressively detailed sound. When i was originally sent this sound bar kit, i was shocked at the sheer dimensions of the box – it’s massive. Mind you, that wasn’t quite the response of the courier, who had probably took several years off his life hauling it to me front door. Having unloaded the various components from the packaging, however, i was impressed by the quality of the kit – other reviewers have rather disparaged what has been described as ‘cheap-looking’ or ‘plastic-y’ components, but that most certainly is not my impression. Having connected up the various parts (and indeed, other reviewers have helped me in this regard, helping me avoid the pitfalls that they initially fell into), i encountered no problems in set up. I road tested it using the blu ray of the movie ‘barry lyndon’, which has a marvellous classical soundtrack, and found the sound sonorous, plangent and detailed. Whacking the volume up saw the various speakers cope with the harmonic range brilliantly well, with no distortion or speaker buzz. No issue setting up blue tooth connectivity, either, and again the 5. 1 mixes of material by the beatles and the beach boys delivered much listening joy. Regular tv shows – particularly nature shows and documentaries – sounded much improved, as did a spot of the 2016 euro football championships.

  • One of the best soundbars 2016
  • The Floor Was Vibrating. And So Was I.
  • Vastly improved, impressively detailed sound

Sony HT-NT5 400 W Sound Bar with High-Resolution Audio, Wireless Surround and 4K Pass-Through – Black

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Good sound when it’s in sync and the sub woofer. Good sound when it’s in sync and the sub woofer remains connected. Spoke to sony no help so thinking of sending it back. Having had this for just over 2 months, the issue with the sub woofer is getting worse. Spoke to the supplier and sony, neither were particularly helpful. Both wanted me to return for repair. Not an acceptable option in my opinion for a nearly new item. Thankfully amazon are brilliant in these cases, and have arranged for collection and refund. I will be out of pocket, but for £29 i am willing to go with john lewis who price matched at £429.

Well worth the purchase price.

Well worth the purchase price.

Good sound when it’s in sync and the sub woofer. Good sound when it’s in sync and the sub woofer remains connected. Spoke to sony no help so thinking of sending it back. Having had this for just over 2 months, the issue with the sub woofer is getting worse. Spoke to the supplier and sony, neither were particularly helpful. Both wanted me to return for repair. Not an acceptable option in my opinion for a nearly new item. Thankfully amazon are brilliant in these cases, and have arranged for collection and refund. I will be out of pocket, but for £29 i am willing to go with john lewis who price matched at £429.

This soundbar works wwonderfully with my ultra tv and the ultra hd films look amazing well worth buying.

This is definitely not the best sound bar i have ever heard, and as someone else pointed out it looks and feels a bit cheap. My tv does have an hdmi arc port but this did not enable the sound out, i had to connect the optical cable as well to enable sound. Perhaps this is a disparity between my lg tv and the sony sound, but one would have thought they should have been compatible. Once connected though the sound is disappointing. My lg sound bar has real depth without ramping up the base to room shattering depths, the sony sounded clean but without that added depth. For the prices of this kit i would not recommend it. It is also wide only just sitting on my tv stand.

One of the best soundbars 2016. One of the best soundbars 2016high resolution audio, multi-room, ldac bluetooth, and all. Great feature is subwoofer level buttons on remote. Lightweight so much, it is wall mounted above my tv, away from my toddlers handsthe great feature is it’s expandibility, together with other hi-res speakers. From the settings, hdmi communications for example, you could predict that the technology built-in is future proof. The feeling you get when you listen to one of your favorite movies, or song, for the first time you light it up, is similar to the bose acoustimass speaker system of the 90’s. So discrete , yet rich full spectrum sound, in a 40 m2 living roomwill never regret this purchase.

This is definitely not the best sound bar i have ever heard, and as someone else pointed out it looks and feels a bit cheap. My tv does have an hdmi arc port but this did not enable the sound out, i had to connect the optical cable as well to enable sound. Perhaps this is a disparity between my lg tv and the sony sound, but one would have thought they should have been compatible. Once connected though the sound is disappointing. My lg sound bar has real depth without ramping up the base to room shattering depths, the sony sounded clean but without that added depth. For the prices of this kit i would not recommend it. It is also wide only just sitting on my tv stand.

Never having owned a soundbar before i have been impressed with this and don’t think i could go back to having normal tv speakers. It really adds depth and an immersive viewing experience especially in movies. The soundbar has modes built in depending on what you watch, this includes: standard, clear (voices), sport, games and movies. I actually use standard and movies most often. Watched a few films and game of thrones in movie mode and the subwoofer made a difference. In standard mode it’s easier to hear speech through music and background noise. If you do have a spare hdmi port, you can access a whole host of other features including spotify and chromecast streaming so can be used as a sound system as well, which is where i think the extra cost might be coming from. Otherwise using the optical input performs just as well. Unfortunately i don’t have 4k media to test this feature but it’s supposed to be able to handle this level of quality.

One of the best soundbars 2016. One of the best soundbars 2016high resolution audio, multi-room, ldac bluetooth, and all. Great feature is subwoofer level buttons on remote. Lightweight so much, it is wall mounted above my tv, away from my toddlers handsthe great feature is it’s expandibility, together with other hi-res speakers. From the settings, hdmi communications for example, you could predict that the technology built-in is future proof. The feeling you get when you listen to one of your favorite movies, or song, for the first time you light it up, is similar to the bose acoustimass speaker system of the 90’s. So discrete , yet rich full spectrum sound, in a 40 m2 living roomwill never regret this purchase.

Please note my experience from this product is from never having a soundbar. I have nothing to compare this to. Both myself and the delivery man were whistling over the box size. It doesn’t come covered up so both of us were well aware exactly what was inside. This felt a little bit of a security risk but thankfully i live in a safe town. Getting it up the stairs to my home took a little effort but one person can manage it ok. It took a few hours to set up. Mainly because the instructions are a bit confusing with which plug to plug the hdmi cables in. I’m sure those who are used to hdmi cables will find that part easy. I come from the scart cable era. I used to be able to put anything electronic together if it involved a tv. However this took quite a bit of swearing, googling, pacing, throwing the booklet and gesturing at the soundbar begging for it to tell me what it wanted.

This soundbar works wwonderfully with my ultra tv and the ultra hd films look amazing well worth buying.

Vastly improved, impressively detailed sound. When i was originally sent this sound bar kit, i was shocked at the sheer dimensions of the box – it’s massive. Mind you, that wasn’t quite the response of the courier, who had probably took several years off his life hauling it to me front door. Having unloaded the various components from the packaging, however, i was impressed by the quality of the kit – other reviewers have rather disparaged what has been described as ‘cheap-looking’ or ‘plastic-y’ components, but that most certainly is not my impression. Having connected up the various parts (and indeed, other reviewers have helped me in this regard, helping me avoid the pitfalls that they initially fell into), i encountered no problems in set up. I road tested it using the blu ray of the movie ‘barry lyndon’, which has a marvellous classical soundtrack, and found the sound sonorous, plangent and detailed. Whacking the volume up saw the various speakers cope with the harmonic range brilliantly well, with no distortion or speaker buzz. No issue setting up blue tooth connectivity, either, and again the 5. 1 mixes of material by the beatles and the beach boys delivered much listening joy. Regular tv shows – particularly nature shows and documentaries – sounded much improved, as did a spot of the 2016 euro football championships.

Firstly, mine arrived in a non-functioning state. It won’t switch on and has an error message. So it’s currently at a sony repair centre. I’ll post back if/when it’s sorted. My only other comments at this stage are that, for £600, it looks rather cheap and plasticky compared to the quality workmanship of the sonos soundbar at a similar price point. It’s also not clear from the product page, but you need an hdmi arc port on your tele or an optical port – so if you’ve not got these it won’t work. Check compatibility before you buy. Contacted sony who directed me to a website to search for a repair centre. No courrier to pick it up and sort it out. I have to go through the hassle of sorting it out myself. Not very impressive customer care considering the price of this itemedit sept 16. Speaker now been repaired and have been using for the past few weeks. Apparently a wire had been trapped in manufacture, and this was tripping the circuits and stopping it from working. Set-up is really easy, just follow the simple on-screen wizard, connect to the internet, connect your inputs and tv, and off you go. The sound is really really impressive.