Sony HT-RT4 600W 5 – Nice product for a closed room. The speakers come to life volume set to just 20% of max vol

 easy, took around 15 minutes to get everything unpacked and set up and another few minutes to get acquainted with the remote and controls. However if you wanted you could probably spend a few hours tuning the system to your exact needs. Thankfully however, the default sound settings (music, movies, gaming) seem to do the job.  fine tuning the different settings can be cumbersome as you only have the small window (2 inches) on the front of the sub-woofer. However the manual itself is quite detailed and after a short read you understand how to use the system.  bluetoothsetting up the bluetooth was easy as a flick of a button to the bluetooth setting. The phone had no bother connecting. However i will say that the range compared to other bluetooth devices i’ve used isn’t the best and it seems to drop out at about 2 meters. When within that range the music’s sharp, and sounds great.

Absolutely fantastic piece of kit the sound quality is excellent easy to set up.

The overall quality of this system exceeded my expectations. Having not seen it in person before buying, i wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but the units are very well manufactured as you would expect from sony, and the hard wire mesh is a nice touch. Very clean, simple, and elegant. The sound quality is fantastic, so can’t fault them on that, although there appears to be a lot of reliance on the sub-woofer which you are able to adjust the sound level of this and turn it off if it’s not to your liking. The system is perfectly adequate for your average british living room, and you will probably not want to crank it up further than 3/5 of the way for fear of aggravating your neighbours, although at full crank it is enough to vibrate the walls. However, i do have a few reservations regarding some design choices by the designers of this set, which i will explain below:first of all, i found the proprietary cable connectors to be very cheap quality, and completely unnecessary. I understand that sony has done it this way to make the set-up effortless for people who may be of low intelligence, but i personally find it patronising. I would have preferred to have just had the usual bare wire set-up. The touch-panel on top of the sub-woofer is awkwardly placed, and easily brushed over. Anyone with pets can probably understand the frustration when they breeze past the unit.

Great addition to my sony tv easy to set up looks great and sounds good 5 stars recommended.

Pretty good, but not quite bassy enough.

Very easy to set up and connect. Sound is fantastic, user friendly, i would definitely recommend this system.

  • Mostly for the brand name
  • Recommend
  • Nice product for a closed room. The speakers come to life volume set to just 20% of max vol

Delivery was not as prime expected but arrived n looked brilliant and sounds superb.

Excellent product with reasonabl price.

This mid range setup was a gift from my wife this christmas. We were previously using the built in speakers of our flatscreen tv. The speakers are not wireless. The sound is reasonably full but at low to mid volume the bass is not very deep. As you crank up the volume the bass fills the space well and the sound is enjoyable. It’s good as a plug and go system and took about 30 minutes for me to set up. It gives a good enough cinema sound for the money and given the recent drop in price it’s very good value. More bass would get it the extra star, but that’s personal taste.

Good sound bar surround system. Setup takes about 20 minutes, it’s mostly unpacking that takes the time up. Everything slots together and the speaker connections are colour coded. I recommend getting a decent optical cable as it comes with a little piddly one. The sub is touch sensitive so you can change input channel or volume. Sound from the speakers is very clear and crisp and the bass from the subwoofer is ok, not a thumping boom which for me is perfect. Comes with remote control too.

Super, ordered friday, advised delivery of wednesday, arrived next dayeasy set up and now watching (and listening) to star wars :-).

Features of Sony HT-RT4 600W 5.1 CH Soundbar System with Tall Rear Speakers – Black

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  • Real surround sound: Experience 600W of 5.1ch real surround sound from a compact set-up for the ultimate movie night. Power Consumption : 85 W
  • Easy set-up: Remove the clutter of the traditional Home Cinema system with this 4 compact components solution
  • Simple connectivity: one easy HDMI connection to TV and instant wireless link to your smartphone with Bluetooth and NFC.
  • S-Master digital amplifier for refined, clear sound quality. USB audio playback. Bluetooth- AAC, SBC. Sound Mode-ClearAudio+, GAME, Movie, Music, SPORTS, Standard. 2.1W(Bluetooth) / 2.1W(all terminals and networks connected)
  • HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) lets you connect to your TV with a single cable, for easier control and fewer cables.

From the manufacturer

Big power. Real cinema.

Bring home authentic room-filling sound. Tall-boy rear speakers immerse you deeper in the movies you love with real surround sound, while a 600W total power output delivers dynamic cinema sound.

600W total power output

Feel the action burst into life around you with a 600W power output, for movies, music and games with more impact.

5.1ch real surround sound

Five speakers and a subwoofer work together to deliver big, full-frequency sound.

NFC and BLUETOOTH connectivity

Make an instant Bluetooth connection to compatible smartphones with NFC One-touch.

Big power. Real cinema.

Bring home authentic room-filling sound. Tall-boy rear speakers immerse you deeper in the movies you love with real surround sound, while a 600W total power output delivers dynamic cinema sound.

DTS format support

Bring movies and music to life in dynamic surround sound with the DTS format.

Dolby Digital

Enjoy dramatic, high-quality surround sound from 5.1 separate audio channels with Dolby Digital.

HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) lets you connect to compatible TVs with a single cable, for easier control and fewer cables.

Optical input

Enjoy high quality sound for movies and more when you connect to the optical input, for TVs not compatible with HDMI ARC.

USB port

Connect to more music via thumb drive. You can control playback on-screen via HDMI, or from your phone with the Sony | Music Center app.

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Would have been 5 star if i could have played cd music through it without having to have the tv on needs another hdmi in but still sounds good.

This product is absolutely fantastic. The sound is brilliantly clear.

Everything works as described. Surround sound quality is good if there is dolby sound for the video your are watching. Base performance is not too bad as some reviews says. Soundbar needs improvement, you cannot easily identify most of the times, the sounds from the left and right channels separately whenever happening. You feel like it is coming from the centre or whole of the soundbar. Closer assessment would prove the channels are working separately, but that is not doing any good while you watch a movie sitting 7 feet behind the tv. Even though wired, they can be easily hidden under the mats or sides of the room. Rear tall speaker stands are not heavy as it seems, it can fall easily by a knock (chair, hands in the air, pets, kids etc).

I found this product very easy to set up. Sound quality is perfect for my living room. Some commented that it lacked bass. Just stick it on movie mode and boom.My only criticism would be that it is a bit over priced.

The setup of this soundbar system was very easy and didn’t present any issues – we had it up and running in very little time. The remote control that comes with it is simple and easy to use although we now use our logitech harmony 650 remote control. Having different sound settings for film and gaming use works very effectively and the xbox sounds especially good through it. I’ve used the optical port because i didn’t have a free hdmi socket – it’s nice to have the option of either optical or hdmi arc. I find it a bit of a shame that all the components have to be cabled together. The sub is the wiring hub and the cable between the soundbar and the sub is only around 3m long which means that you’re somewhat restricted as to where you can place the rather bulky sub and generally it’s going to have to be near the front of the room. On the other sony soundbar that i have had, the sub was connected via bluetooth and could therefore be moved around the room as desired. Overall, though, this system provides very good, room-filling sound. In our house it’s mainly used for gaming and it performs this task admirably and really adds to the gaming experience.

Real surround sound: Experience 600W of 5.1ch real surround sound from a compact set-up for the ultimate movie night.

Perfect bass and very clear. Takes about 30 minutes to set up.

Very difficult to fault at this price. The only issue i can come up with is the sub woofer could do with being louder. If your room was reasonably large then this would be an issue. I bought it due to the combination of the sound bar and the rear speakers which works very well for me.

This is my first experience of a soundbar and speaker system that’s as high-tech as this. From the pictures on the box i thought, ‘it’s wireless, great, no trailing wires, we’ve got a rat’s nest of those here as it is. The speakers are wired, not wireless. Which wasn’t such good news for me, as i am a) disabled and b) clumsy. They can be wall-mounted, but they are also of a size that doesn’t look right mounted on the wall if yours isn’t a particularly modern house. Most of my house has paintings on the walls, with little room for speakers. They have had to take their chance amongst the wires on the floor. The cables do run to the subwoofer, but that still involved a lot of fiddling, tugging and placing. Mine is a fairly cramped space and this isn’t a system for cramped spaces.

Good product, soundbar has lots of power and really great sound for movies and tv shows. Good bass aswell from subwoofer for playing music, however the tall speakers lack any power and are overpowered by the soundbar and the cables are only 10m long.

It’s very well packed, so i almost took the wire as fixing cable and cut it. Set up is not difficult, just wire it up. However, the sound is not good at all if you do not carefully tune the position and download the sony music centre app to tune the volume/distance. That said, the first-day experience is not amazing. However, after two days of setting with the app, the sound becomes excellent. Definitely worthy to use as a home cinema system. Cons: 1) the bass is not as amazing as you would expect; 2) the price is still bit higher than similar products, so cost effective wise, not that outstanding. Conclusion: carefully chose this one if you have high requirements on bass or sound. Quite all right overall as a around 200 pounds product.

Great sound for music via bluetooth or films on tv or via prime etc. Only reason for 4 stars is the fan in subwoofer can be heard slightly when no sound playing.

Easy set-up: Remove the clutter of the traditional Home Cinema system with this 4 compact components solution

Like other reviewers i found the bass a little poor. The rear speakers are excellent as being on stands takes the speakers to the right listening level.

I’m absolutely delighted for anyone who struggles with sound from the rear you need to download the app and adjust the distance it is from you i done it and it took about 5 mins they are absolutely brilliant my chair shakes because of the deep bass and action movies and i use it for ps4 for gaming its just brill.

This is the fourth system i’ve installed during the last year, and this package fell right into the mid-range of the pricing options, so i was keen to see what sony provided at this price point. Installationsetup and installation is a breeze. The rear speakers come with 10m of flat cable, so its suitable for large rooms, and will also fit tidily under the carpet. The speaker wire threads through a hole in the base of each speaker – therefore, providing you were prepared to make a small hole in your carpet, the rear speakers could actually look wireless (the surround speakers are passive, so there’s no power lead). Don’t let the sony marketing pictures deceive you – the surround speakers are not wireless. Also, the bases aren’t particularly wide, and a gentle knock would topple the speaker (careful therefore if you have children). However, sony have also provided wall-mount holes in the back, so all the speakers can be wall-mounted. The sub can be connected to your media device (usually tv, but that doesn’t have to be the case) via hdmi (supported both arc and non-arc tv’s). Alternatively, there’s digital optical and analogue, plus bluetooth for music (see below). Bluetooththe bluetooth setup really is effortless.

Shame it doesn’t come with the hdmi lead.

The product is good and the sound is clear. We enjoy connecting our amazon alexa to them and play music. The bass could have been better2. A wireless connectivity to the two standing speaks would have been fantastic even though they have provided long wires to connect them to the woofer.

So i don’t have the room for the rear speakers, so i have set up the sub-woofer and the tv sound bar. As i am only using the sub/soundbar for sound out of the tv, a simple optical cable is all thats needed, from the tv to the sub-woofer. The sound bar is connected with a cable from the sub-woofer. Switch off the speaker from the tv, and job done. The sub is fantastic for movies, really good bass. It can also be connected using bluetooth from your phone/laptop, so also can be used for music streaming. Thats all i have done so far, but great, easy system.

The functions are very well designed so it integrates well with my tv and bluetooth devices. However the audio performance is quite disappointing, not really better than the non-brand-names. The stereo speakers are sitting right next to the central front, not separated enough to generate noticeable stereo effects. Its stereo effects are worse than my 65-in sony tv, which it actually serves for. This problem is very frustrating. The effect of its subwoofer is very modest, even at its maximum level of 12. The difference between the minimum level, 0, and the maximum, 12, is not obvious with a normal volume that you normally have at home. You feel the difference only when you tune it up to an uncomfortable level.

Simple connectivity: one easy HDMI connection to TV and instant wireless link to your smartphone with Bluetooth and NFC.

S-Master digital amplifier for refined, clear sound quality. USB audio playback. Bluetooth- AAC, SBC. Sound Mode-ClearAudio+, GAME, Movie, Music, SPORTS, Standard.

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Sony HT-RT4 600W 5.1 CH Soundbar System with Tall Rear Speakers - Black
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1.0 of 5 stars, based on 36 reviews

One thought on “Sony HT-RT4 600W 5 – Nice product for a closed room. The speakers come to life volume set to just 20% of max vol

  1. This review is from : Sony HT-RT4 600W 5.1 CH Soundbar System with Tall Rear Speakers – Black

    Arrived with non functioning capacitive touch buttons, worked fine under remote but was incredibly laggy when paired with a bluetooth device. It was like the integrated chip just couldn’t handle it. When it did work (remote+aux) it sounded goodunfortunately i had to return it. In order for this to be a fair review, i think i’d probably value it good value for money if it was fully working – that’s the risk you take. Amazon handled the return fairly swiftly.
    • Arrived with non functioning capacitive touch buttons, worked fine under remote but was incredibly laggy when paired with a bluetooth device. It was like the integrated chip just couldn’t handle it. When it did work (remote+aux) it sounded goodunfortunately i had to return it. In order for this to be a fair review, i think i’d probably value it good value for money if it was fully working – that’s the risk you take. Amazon handled the return fairly swiftly.
      • The sound is excellent – when playing movies or music – but regular tv is unwatchable as you can always hear the subwoofer fan. Returned mine within a week, such a shame.
  2. This review is from : Sony HT-RT4 600W 5.1 CH Soundbar System with Tall Rear Speakers – Black

    The sound is excellent – when playing movies or music – but regular tv is unwatchable as you can always hear the subwoofer fan. Returned mine within a week, such a shame.

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