Sony HT-XT100 2 – excellent sound base

Easy to install, and makes up for the poor sound of the panasonic tv.

Bought a new smart tv so thought i had better go the whole. Bought a new smart tv so thought i had better go the whole hog and buy a soundbar, this came at a great price, looks good and does the job.

Has a very useful night mode that cuts out most of the base. I had an issue with the height as my tv legs (wide either side) were lower than height of base. Central stands won’t have the same issue. Much better than my previous 5. 1 no wires or huge sub to accommodate.

Good sound quality, very easy setup. Although i have a fairly hefty 5. 1 surround system on my main tv downstairs, my bedroom tv was still just using its built-in speakers, so this sony sound base speaker was exactly what i needed to give my bedroom tv a much-needed boost in sound quality. In terms of set up, it’s virtually plug and play. I have it running though hdmi, but you can use an optical connection if your tv doesn’t allow for hdmi output. It’s very simple, and either way you’ll be up and running in minutes. In addition to running tv sound through this, you can play music through usb and bluetooth. Having a variety of bluetooth devices at home, i don’t really have any need to the usb input, but the bluetooth function is fantastic. You just need to pair the device to your phone/tablet and it’s all sorted. I’m probably using this function more than the tv, and it’s fantastic no longer having to dock my phone to listen to music upstairs.

  • Simple setup, took minutes, excellent audio quality.
  • Stylish and effective sound base
  • Good sound quality, very easy setup
  • Struggle with out of sync audio? – fixed by connecting base straight to games console (PS4 via optical)
  • So Much Better Than TV Sound
  • A great addition to my HD Panasonic television

Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

  • Cinema quality surround sound with virtual surround sound processing
  • Wireless music streaming over Bluetooth
  • Bass you can feel with an integrated subwoofer
  • Designed to fit with slim profile design to blend into any living environment
  • One-cable connection thanks to HDMI connectivity

Greatly improves the sound from our panasonic 49in tv.

Good value, it does require occaisional reboot to sync the sound and tv.

Simple setup, took minutes, excellent audio quality. . I’ve replaced a medium priced soundbar with the sony sound base speaker with excellent results. Loud, punchy and plenty of bass due to the intergrated subwoofer. Works equally well with music and tv. Installation took around six minutes. Would have been less time but i had to move the tv. I’ve connected one of our own hdmi cables into the hdmi arc slot on the television. No hdmi cable included but there is an optical digital cable in the box. Seven pre-programmed sound fields to adjust to your preference; clearaudio, standard, movie, sports, game, music and portable audio.

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  1. This works great with the sony tv i purchased. Also very happy to be able to play music via bluetooth from my phone.
  2. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Great improvement in sound quality. I have problems with hearing now a lot clearer sound. No longer do i have to say to my wife. What did he say ?very happy with my christmas present from the family. . Its like been in the cinema for sound.
  3. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Excellent piece of kit, goodd price and quickly delivered.
    • Very pleased, bought in the lightning deals for £75, very easy to set up, straight out of the box, plugged in and one lead into tv. . Up and running within seconds, bluetooth facilty is ideal for playing music from ipods etc. . Very pleased with product considering the price. Sound isn’t as dynamic as when had separate bass and speakers around the room but so happy to not have trailing leads to a separate bass box and separate speakers as had with previous set up.
  4. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Struggle with out of sync audio?. – fixed by connecting base straight to games console (ps4 via optical). I bought the soundbase and was absolutely chuffed with it until i started watching a blu ray and the lip sync was totally off. I’d tried every setting – optical to soundbase, hdmi to soundbase, altered the tv post processing etc but i could not make the audio sync with my panasonic g30 plasma. I’d resigned myself to the fact it was going to have to go back but then decided to plug the optical directly into my ps4 console and then into the soundbar bypassing the tv completed and ta-dah – sound is perfectly in sync. It’s not perfect – i’m now restricted to sound for games, blu rays and netflix streaming and have lost the ability to pipe the audio from the regular tv – but as i barely watch live tv anyway i can live without that. Hope this helps someone going through a similar issue.
  5. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Pretty disappointed with it, sound is ok, bass level only really useful when on high volume and with movies.
    • I read quite a few reviews before buying this, with most saying that audio was out of sync but after continuous 10hour playback via optical cable it is perfect with decent bass. I havent used hdmi arc because my 42″ sony bravia uses that with my ps4 which has skygo so the remote control is more beneficial there. The remote for the xt100 is very stream line and dedicated to the speakerbase so worth sticking to that control. When using the speakerbase, i do mute the tv speaker because there is a slight hint of echo when its on. Simply pressing tv mute everytime isnt a chore, and i think maybe the hdmi arc takes care of that but again im using optical cable. My sony 42″ led tv sits perfectly on top of the base with the screen extending outwards, so i would guess the base is the size of a 32″ screen. My iphone 6 hasnt yet connected to the bluetooth which is a problem. The iphone says connected and the blue indicator on the soundbase confirms the connection yet still nothing so will need to play around with it. All in all i think its a decent piece of kit and for the lightning deal price certainly worth it.
  6. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    This item was exactly what i was hoping for -. This item was exactly what i was hoping for – i wasn’t expecting delivery ’til tuesday but it arrived on monday (luckily, i was “in” to take delivery of it). Simplicity itself to setup & plug in, and i noticed the sound-quality-difference immediately.
  7. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Stylish and effective sound base. Very well made and works great. Looks very good under the telly ( a 42″ sony) and produces very good sound, much better than the tv by itself as the modern sets are so thin as to have very little depth to the sound imo. Be aware it is not as loud as a dedicated system so if you want a lounge blaster get a more powerful unit, but this is fine for a bedroom or a small room. I had some sound sync issues via the hdmi arc link, and rather than get to the bottom of them i instead used the supplied optical cable which works perfectly.
  8. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Would recommend this soundbase. Would recommend this soundbase, a good improvement over my samsung tv speakers. Very easy to set up using the supplied optical cable.
  9. This review is from : Sony HT-XT100 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker with Built-in Subwoofer (80 W, Clear Audio Plus, S-Force Pro, Bluetooth and NFC)

    I bought this as a present for my son and family he said it makes the sound quality to his t v better i thought it was a bit bulky for a sound bar but appears to be what it was needed for x.

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