Sony HT-XT1 2 : In a battle between this and the Samsung HW-H600 and the Panasonic sc-hte180, this blows them out the water.

For the funds nothing can touch it. Researched pretty a number of other folks, bose, sonos, denon and this arrived out on best. I listened to the bose and was fewer than amazed. As opposed to their sound bar (granted a wide far more income) it sounded flat, this with a little bit of tweaking is outstanding. Particularly for the huge low cost i managed to get. Came from holland, purchased on the 21st and it arrived on christmas eveit replaced a 10+ yr previous sony dav five. one and i am delightedlooks great and now have family associates hoping to get 1 for them selves. Only challenge is the remote is a little bit naf.

1 sound bar with independent sub-woofer from sony in the sort of a ‘sound base’ – a rectangular black box which your tv sits on. Built in to the sound base is a sub-woofer and dual speakers in a one device. Sony argue that the sound base features a neater resolution to enhancing tv sound in comparison to a sound bar with no have to have for a sub-woofer. This is absolutely the scenario if you have area less than your tv and don’t intellect the added top placing it on the sound base success in. Nonetheless, i was shocked at the overall measurement (and specifically the duration) of the sound base at 72cm prolonged, 31cm deep and, getting considerably less influence, just about 7cm superior. It appears to be alright with a 42′ tv but might glance a tiny odd with a scaled-down set. I guess if you might be buying a compact 2. one program you will need to selected where a sub-woofer is finest-placed for you – in a unit less than the tv or as a separate box.

I acquired the ht-xt1 as i necessary to switch my previous surround sound technique that i’d experienced for a handful of years. I’d witnessed the bose sound base in currys and was heading to invest in that, but right after a bit of research i made the decision to give this sony a check out, predominantly for the reason that it was bigger than the bose so my 46” tv doesn’t appear out of area with it. It seems astounding, and appears to be really wonderful. At very first i was not positive about glass prime as i was apprehensive it would decide on up fingerprints and dust, but basically when the tv’s sitting on it, it appears to be pretty modern and classy. Thanks to its dim complete it blends into the av tools, so it’s astonishing how swiftly you forget about it is there. The sound quality is totally breathtaking. Bearing in brain i made use of to have speakers all all over the home, this sound base provides a lot more than enough volume and clarity. So far i have not skipped possessing the genuine encompass sound encounter with speakers positioned behind me (like my old system), the ht-xt1 does a decent enough occupation from just just one box.Here are the specifications for the Sony HT-XT1 2:

  • Experience the action of your favourite movies in room filling audio with the help of 2.1 channel and 170 W total audio output
  • All-in-one sound box design provides an emmersive cinematic sound experience
  • Experience virtual 3D cinematic sound with S-force Pro front surround technology
  • Stream music instantly with bluetooth and NFC
  • Effortlessly connect the sound base with TV, blu-ray player or playstation via three HDMI inputs and one output for an easy setup

The sony ht-xt1 is a good resolution if you want to increase the sound top quality of your average flat monitor tv. I just acquired a new sansumg tv, where the evaluations rated the sound excellent superior than typical – but the sound quality was no the place as excellent as the aged philips tv i experienced. The sony ht-xt1 arrived to the rescue. Given that as opposed to the regular soundbar, this is a ‘sound base’ – the tv sits on best of the unit – so does not just take up any real added room. Also since the tv is sitting on best of the soundbase, you dont get issues as with the soundbar blocking the remote sensor at the base of the tv. Due to the fact all the connection to the soundbar is at the back again of the unit, none of the connecting wires and electrical power wire are noticeable. Though it sony ht-xt1 can be connected by way of bluetooth or optical – i chose to join the sony employing hdmi. And since the unit as an extra 3 hdmi enter ports i didnt genuinely loose any of the hdmi ports on the tv – in fact i attained two more ports. The hdmi enter ports also move through 3d and 4k data which is beneficial – most of the other sound base solution on the marketplace only offer you solitary aditional hdmi port, and the ones with various hdmi inputs dont normally guidance 3d or 4k.

This unit has enhanced the top quality of sound from my tv no problem, and the night method comes in helpful when the young ones have absent to bed. Great contact to be in a position to handle it by means of the songpal application. Could not be a lot easier to set up, used the supplied optical cable and task performed. Greatest to mute your tv although as they are not very in sync.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great as long as you have realistic expectations.
  • Extremely good product
  • Good partner for Sony Bravia KDL32W7 TV
  • This really is worth a listen
  • Small but mighty
  • Great sound system from a top manufacturer.

In a battle involving this and the samsung hw-h600 and the panasonic sc-hte180, this blows them out the water. . My soundbase final decision came down to 3 contenders, and so i acquired this, the samsung hw h600 and the panasonic sc-hte180 soundbases at the exact time, to make a immediate comparison in between the a few, and permit me say that the sony ht-xt1 received that struggle hands down. I was anticipating much more from the samsung base as trustedreviews had given it nine/10 though only scoring the sony 8/ten. I was, having said that, blown away by the efficiency of the xt1, and it was in a various league in contrast to the h600. The panasonic was nearer to the sony when watching tv, but the sony took it apart when it came to tunes streaming. The sony ht xt1 handles music with aplomb connected via bluetooth or aux input. Sound is certainly quite a subjective detail to evaluate, but to my ears the sound from the xt1 is significantly crisper and cleaner than the samsung or the panasonic, both equally when listening to songs, or (extra importantly for a soundbase) watching tv. Dialogue by means of hdmi arc return from a sky+ high definition box connected to a samsung 2011 liquid crystal display tv was considerably much more audible on the xt1 and i can finally look at the going for walks lifeless without having subtitles.

Very first of all this is a wonderful bit of package with a beautiful abundant sound. Very first of all this is a terrific little bit of kit with a wonderful prosperous sound. I desired it due to the fact i am decluttering and failed to need a encompass sound program all above the lounge. It established it up with an optical cable (involved in box ) in somewhere around five mins, it was really straightforward. My only gripe is that at £250 you really don’t get a great deal for your dollars .

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  1. Been after a sound bar of some sort for ages. Finally had the cash and after reading reviews i plumped for this sound base. I had to have a 2:1 system as the wife hates seeing wires and or separate speakers so the fact this has a built in subwoofer was a big + for me. It arrived very quickly and i have just set it up in about 10 mins and i am not good with it. If buying this definitely get the hdmi cable that is offered with it you will need one. The difference in sound is truly amazing, normal tv has a well rounded sound, music is also good although as stated i have only just set it up. Yes not as good as a full 5:1 system but it is close enough for me. Another advantage is i have poor hearing but we don’t need to have the volume as high for me thus the boss is well pleased. Also there does not seem to be as much discrepancy between streamed programmes and the adverts – very happy.
    • 1 channel tv base speaker with built-in subwoofer and all-in-one sound box design (170 w, s-force pro, bluetooth and nfc)i have a sony kdl-32w705c tv , i also have poor hearing & tinnitus in one ear. I was fed up with the poor sound produced by the tv, which i must say is perfect in every other way, but after connecting this fantastic sound base everything changed. Apart from the richer sound, the biggest improvement for me is that i can now hear the dialogue clearly. I also have a fire tv box & ps4 connected to the tv via an arc cable, which was simple & quick to set up. This piece of kit is sony quality i have come to expect after many years using their products. I unreservedly recommend this sound base, especially to anyone with impaired hearing.
  2. I got this to replace a so-so philips soundbar which obscured my new tv. Simply put it is excellent; clear midrange, punchy bass and powerful enough for anything i’ve tried with it so far, including music by bluetooth. Add in the fact that it is a nicely made and attractive item as well.
  3. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Fantastic sound compared to tvs speakers. Quick delivery and excellent price.
  4. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Excellent clarity of speech. . I was unhappy with the clarity of speech output from my sony bravia television due to the small rearward facing speakers. I wanted something to enhance the sound but not just by making it louder. I don’t game on my tv nor do i watch many films but the sony has vastly improved my overall listening experience not only by enhancing the clarity of speech but also my viewing and listening experience as a whole through it’s additional modes ( sports, movies, music etc: ) as it is a single, neat and unobtrusive box upon which the tv sits it has fitted almost seamlessly into my set up. There are no trailing wires and additional speaker boxes to incur the wrath of my wife. It was also very easy to install and set up. So for my need to enhance the sound output of my tv it fulfils my requirements to perfection. If you want to go for a full blown ” cinematic sound experience” get something else.
    • Great sound quality, at a good price. Don’t judge until the system has had chance to sync with tv fully. The complete sync happens within first a few days of use and once this happens the sound quality is excellent.
      • Nice unit, built for purpose. Typical sony being one of my favourite companies where high quality meets fair prices. This sound base is basically for people who don’t want subwoofers or home cinemas. The sound is lovely with more than enough weight and depth to background music and adds weight to vocals. The remote is good with everything needed and it isn’t one if those cheap credit card types either. It has a range of inputs and bluetooth for quick pairing through nfc which doubles it as a stereo system. If you you power then go elsewhere but don’t underestimate the output of this system. For movies and gaming the sound is fantastic but its not super acoustic for music and more bass heavy tunes are slightly more muddy not having a separate sub. However this is, i think, a perfect ten considering is built for purpose.
  5. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Arrived slightly ahead of time via courier. Sound is very good and looks really smart.
  6. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Makes a fantastic difference to the sound on what is otherwise a. Makes a fantastic difference to the sound on what is otherwise a brilliant reliable telly.
  7. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Not as impressed as i thought i would be after. Not as impressed as i thought i would be after reading the advertising blurb. Sound is from front only despite what sony claim and using with dolby on sky the spoken word id almost inaudible despite using the max. I got rid of my sony theatre sound system with dvd and radio to save space but now wished that i had kept it as watching blu-rays now is nothing special as the sound does not “travel” to other parts of the room but can only be heard from directly in front.
  8. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    I love this – dead easy to set up and made. I love this – dead easy to set up and made a massive difference to the sounds quality.
  9. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Easy to set up – sound is good. . I bought this to replace a wired 5. 1 lg surround dvd player as some of my ‘hidden’ cables had worn and broke. I didn’t want to have to re-wire all the speakers around the room. First impression was this thing is big, heavy and sturdy. I don’t know what my 42″ tv weighs but i could tell the sound bar would be able to cope with it on top. The ht-xt1 is well built and looks gorgeous with its shiny glass top. The remote is also very nice and slides open to reveal some extra buttons. The ‘night mode’ button is an excellent idea, as i am usually the first to go to bed and i hate hearing the bass tones rumbling through the floor. With my old set-up i would kindly ask my wife to turn the bass down or unplug sub-woofer.
  10. This review is from : Sony HT-XT1 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer and All-in-One Sound Box Design (170 W, S-Force PRO, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Excellent system with great bass. Has enhanced the viewing experience hugely. Streaming music from your mobile is easy and the sound quality brilliant. At under £200 it’s a bit of a bargain.

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