Sony HT-XT3 2 – Wow! This will blow you away!

Support for high definition audio formats and outstanding tunes playback then this is the gadget for you. If you want a seem base with hundreds of connectivity selections, support for hd audio formats and superb audio playback then this is the gadget for you. This replaces an ageing (and sometimes unreliable) sony 5. I was concerned i’d overlook the real encompass result but in fact the exceptional overall performance of this device in all other places tends to make up for it. Just after a couple of teething problems both googlecast and spotify join perform definitely effectively.

Wonderful sound quality and effortless to established up. Wonderful functions and every little thing is effective very well. Staying partially deaf, i typically battle to listen to dialogue on the tv and this fantastic box of tricks helps make it considerably clearer. It isn’t going to disappoint and is a fantastic expenditure.

Wonderful sound, flawed computer software. . I bought a single of these to use with a 2015 42′ sony 4k tv. The sound high quality from the device is great and it makes crisp but loaded sound even at low quantity. This suggests the quantity does not need to be loud to look at tv and it can be made use of as a direct alternative for the tvs audio at all periods of the day. The inbuilt subwoofers have their own quantity control so you can switch them down late at night (or use the inbuilt night mode) if you do not want to annoy the neighbours. As the device works by using bravia sync it integrates seamlessly with the sony tv. The only downside to the soundbase is that the inbuilt spotify connect software is a waste of time, it just would not do the job. You can commence to perform a music then it just stops soon after a random period of time of time. I have analyzed applying the two a wired gigabit ethernet connection and also a netgear ac1900 wi-fi ac hub, both working with an android pill, a wired personal computer, a wireless notebook and an ipod touch as the spotify supply (i did a large amount of screening). All equipment use spotify correctly when not linked to the soundbase.

  • Awesome music center & TV sound
  • Great sound, flawed software.
  • 2 months later still very pleased.
  • Quality Sound with lots of features
  • Big, heavy, bulkybut worth it
  • Sometimes it’s worth paying out more for quality

Ok, so it can be secure to say that i am not a seem or songs pro in any way shape or variety so this assessment is for the lay folks. I could fake to know about bass and subwoofers and all that type of stuff but sad to say i would arrive across as more of a fool than i really am, so i would not faux. So i will continue to keep this review easy. This home theatre technique is magnificent. It is essentially remarkably uncomplicated to set up. You can connect gadgets through hdmi, bluetooth, wi-fi, usb, or through your home community, which indicates that you can pretty substantially activate the unit from any place in your home. The audio clarity is seriously superior and does not distort, or at minimum it will not do it at a audio amount that my ears could withstand testing. This process is also massive, shockingly significant (750mm x 83mm x 358mm), still for the punch it provides i guess it really should be. If you might be searching for a fantastic household theatre method then you can not go erroneous with this.

I am not technological so this evaluation may well not be to everyone’s benefit nevertheless, the folks like me should benefit from itas a spouse and children we are gobsmacked by this speaker. We struggle to see whose cell phone we can connect to it so we can enjoy our very own songs. My son listens to major household audio and he is stunned by the knowledge and promises it is virtually like heading to a are living gig. (i am a little bit concerned about likely absent for the weekend in circumstance he has a occasion) my husband listens to major rock and he is bowled above by the quality of the sound and claims you listen to each and every one detail of the songs. I pay attention to indie and pop and appreciate vocals. You can change the setting to intensify the voice and it is remarkable.This speaker has taken our audio to absolutely new ranges and it is totally fantastic.

Features of Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

  • Music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio
  • The best of online music with built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services
  • Music anywhere anytime with wireless multi-room playback powered by SongPal Link
  • Share your smartphone music in high quality with new wireless LDAC Bluetooth technology
  • The perfect companion for your home cinema setup- supporting a TV up to 65″

A state-of -the -art electronic amplifier and speaker program, this unit correctly fulfills its aim of staying a complete option for home listening: as well as staying a soundbar for your tv, it will play new music from just about any resource you can consider – it has three hdmi inputs for your dvd, cd and video games players, (or whatever) an analog input, a usb input, and an ethernet enter to join it to your residence technique. , as nicely as bluetooth reception and transmission so that you can lay new music wirelessly from your phone or pill: as effectively as all that, it will come with constructed in streaming from spotify and google forged. All that is performed back again through the device and as several wireless bluetooth speakers as your residence wants (not equipped) and controlled, as effectively as by the conventional remote, by an application which permits you, between other issues, to immediate the sound by means of many speakers as you shift about the dwelling. The audio, working with a technological innovation identified as dsee hx which i’m not going to fake i have an understanding of, ‘fills in’ the element dropped on mp3 files, and a further know-how, ldac, increases the bluetooth sign in the exact same waythe result is an astonishing sound, entirely distinctive from something i have read before. I previously individual a incredibly excellent amplifier and floor standing speakers, but this a little something else, tricky, driving, crystal clear and complete of depth, no matter whether through the unit or numerous wi-fi speakers. It actually takes a little bit of getting applied to following the conventional ‘warm bath’ audio i am applied to on my current set up, and i have put in the past 7 days looking via my cds and listening to aged people and krautrock documents in a absolutely various way. Thoroughly advisable then. It’s a very good chunk of transform, positive, but it’s going to glimpse fantastic in your residing place and is so considerably forward of the curve technologically that it is not going to will need updating for a lot of many years. Now, ahead of i indicator off, i have an amplifier, floor standing speakers, some computer system speakers.

Large, major, bulkybut worthy of it. The audio quality is each and every little bit as great as the hoopla would have you think. With my limited technical knowing, it can be all to do with working with a lot more frequencies to make the audio. It claims to have a put together ‘woofer and tweeter’ which makes me picture a cloning experiment long gone horribly improper, but in reality it truly is an exercise in seem engineering absent unbelievably proper. The clarity of the audio is pretty startling, significantly with spoken term which appears like they are there in the home with you. I am partially deaf and typically when watching a dvd with no subtitles out there, i pass up chunks of dialogue which i just are unable to pick up. Helping deaf folks may perhaps or may not have been meant as portion of the style, but this speaker would make dialogue clearer and i miss much less when it is performed by way of this speaker. I also delight in the idiosyncracy of enjoying 20’s jazz on this ultra-fashionable speaker, boosting every single digitally preserved crackle to such a crisp perfection that it could be the original vinyl on a gramophone, alternatively than a cd remaster. It truly is with no question a amazing detail which will massively improve the satisfaction of listening to unquestionably almost everything. The only downside i can imagine of is it can be sheer sizing and weight.

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  1. It’s very large and built like a tank. It’s very large and built like a tank,neither are bad things. Sound for tv is like other reviewers have said,clear dialogue and many sound tweaks are available,specific subwoofer volume buttons being much appreciated. Movies really come alive and though in no way is this surround sound it’s very immersive,clear and the best sound base/bar i’ve heard. The price and size are justified by the quality on offer,but also by the effort to throw every option into the product. Be that more connection options than any other similar product or more sound options,tweaks and enhancements, audio nirvana has been accomplished here. Music i have left until now. Four stars because casting is a little buggy. All items on the same router,in the same room,yet occasional audio cut outs,ipad casting failing completely (this may be ios not sony to blame) music stopping after one song ends,sometimes four songs or so will play back to back,then silence. No explanation can be found,this happens casting deezer or my music through the songpal app.
    • Christmas present off my lovely wife. It’s replacing a jamo/elac 5. 1 system, which was great for home cinema, but awful for music and overkill for normal tv viewing. The sony is a great all-rounder for most sound duties. It looks great under our 50″ lg tv, making the whole living room look less cluttered. Pros:great music capability. Not as good as my dedicated hi -fi set up, but great in it’s own right. Sound is crystal clear but with a narrow sound field.
  2. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Great sound, just needs a few tweaks with the software. I wasn’t sure what to expect when i purchased this unit. I was originally looking at a sound bar when a couple of colleagues recommended a sound base instead. One who is an audiophile and part time sound engineer suggested a sound base as it can capture more air behind the speaker than the narrow sound bars and produce deeper crisper base when required. The other has this unit as part of a multi room setup. I wanted something which would provide a superior sound compared to tv speakers and this unit delivers in spades. I have a bravia tv and by comparison there is no comprison. Imho it seems as though tv manufactured now put substandard speakers in their tvs in order to promote the sale external sound systems. With multiple hdmi connections in the ht-xt3, the dnla and bluetooth, this unit reduces the sprawl of cables stretching up behind the tv. Like others i have had less than desirable issues with the reliability of streaming spotify.
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    Amazing sound quality and easy to set up. Great features and everything works well. Being partially deaf, i normally struggle to hear dialogue on the tv and this wonderful box of tricks makes it much clearer. It doesn’t disappoint and is a good investment.
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    Easy to set up ,great sound quality,still finding my way around the box and what it can do.
  5. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Good for tv average for music. This speaker is well reviewed for the quality sound that comes with all the bells and whistles you could ask for. I purchased the unit for tv and music and was swayed by the fact that it was high res audio so all the better for music. Works well for the tv and is a major improvement on the tv speakers however when it came to playing music i found it was ok but nothing special, i have a kit sound bluetooth speaker which i paid around £100 for and would say that the sony sound base was only marginally better side by side in comparison, so much for the latest tech marketing hype of high res audio what ever that maybe. All in all listening to tv is very good however with music i find it acceptable but nothing special and defiantly lacking base from the built in twin subs, an external sub is not an option which is probably the only thing that this unit is sadly missing. I suppose to be fair it’s primary use is for tv which does work well but don’t expect surround sound. If you like to listen to music the volume is limited but does stay clear and without distortion. I returned the speaker after the front mesh fell off, it was damaged by the courier when delivering which i did not know about at the time. I decided instead to buy the canton dm75 sound base which did cost more money however there is a definite big improvement in both tv and playing music.
  6. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Quality sound with lots of features. Very pleased with the clarity of sound. I had a little concern over the level of bass but i needn’t have worried. The unit can be set up as a pass through when switched off so there is no need to keep on all the time. Has worked flawlessly and with my networked music collection as well. Have yet to try the bluetooth out facility with my headphones which i thought i would need, however the sub button on the remote allows night time listening without disturbing the neighbours – unless you want toas others have said it is big but had no problems working underneath my sony tv.
  7. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Fantastic sound, with great bass, good for watching films in a small to middle sized room. Lots of connections, and also has hi-def audio which you can play through usb port.
    • Great sound, flawed software. . I bought one of these to use with a 2015 42″ sony 4k tv. The sound quality from the unit is excellent and it produces crisp but rich sound even at low volume. This means the volume doesn’t need to be loud to watch tv and it can be used as a direct replacement for the tvs audio at all times of the day. The inbuilt subwoofers have their own volume control so you can turn them down late at night (or use the inbuilt night mode) if you don’t want to annoy the neighbours. As the unit uses bravia sync it integrates seamlessly with the sony tv. The only downside to the soundbase is that the inbuilt spotify connect application is a waste of time, it just doesn’t work. You can start to play a song then it just stops after a random period of time. I have tested using both a wired gigabit ethernet connection and also a netgear ac1900 wireless ac hub, both using an android tablet, a wired pc, a wireless laptop and an ipod touch as the spotify source (i did a lot of testing). All devices use spotify perfectly when not connected to the soundbase.
      • 2 months later still very pleased. . This replaces my initial review posted shortly after purchase. At my title suggests i have now run this unit for a while finding out what it can do and what it can’t, what i want it to do and what i don’t. Here is a brief summation;i have not experienced any problems with updating, that went smoothly as part of installation. I have had a very few issues with the wifi dropping out, so i have opted to go wired, i think the reason for the wi-fi is more likely to be where i have my router sited, right next to the tv, also a sony which is wireless, but with an option to be wired. Bluetooth functions very well, no problems listening to amazon music from my android phone, including the freebies from my amazon prime membership. The unit talks to my pc music folder with no issues at all, the overall music sound reproduction is terrific, and probably preferable to my hifi separates which had no expense spared on it. Spotify and chrome, don’t need it so i have not used it. I have a 2g humax freesat receiver set on stereo as my recorder of preference, i use this alongside freeview, the sound is more than adequate on standard settings for both of these and although there are 5 pre-sets available, after experimentation i am leaving it alone.
  8. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Support for hd audio formats and excellent music playback then this is the device for you. If you want a sound base with loads of connectivity options, support for hd audio formats and excellent music playback then this is the device for you. This replaces an aging (and sometimes unreliable) sony 5. I was worried i’d miss the true surround effect but in truth the superior performance of this device in all other areas makes up for it. After a few teething troubles both googlecast and spotify connect work really well.
  9. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Awesome music center & tv sound. This is the product i have been waiting for, it is not a 1000w 7. What it is is a tv speaker and music sound system, with amazing clarity, simple use and good looks. Every individual sound and particularly voices can be heard at moderate sound levels. Whether it is eastenders (why would you?. Wife) or adele live at the albert hall (mp3 on network hard drive dlna) the clarity is amazing, but if it’s saving private ryan on blu-ray (d-day landing scene) it is not a full cinematic effect, although you will be able to hear every syllable spoken, as never before. This unit is perfect for about 95% of the tv watching, music listening (network storage mp3 & streaming) and a maximum of 2 blu-ray a week. It is unobtrusive, elegant and simple to use. My old, much loved, harman kardon home cinema was amazing for about 10% of what we used it for, the other 90%, it was a complicated, somewhat underwhelming & limited (for £799) & lots of wired speakers.
  10. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Sometimes it’s worth paying out more for quality. First things first, before i write about the product itself, a quick word on packaging. There is just enough packaging to keep the unit safe whilst in transit, but not too much so that you’re surrounded by cardboard and foam once unboxed. It was easy to get into, but a note of caution for when you remove it from the box – it is quite heavy so do it whilst the box is laying flat and be careful where you pull it from as the fascia is detcahable and nearly came off in my hand. Once plugged in, it connects very quickly via bluetooth to my phone and was very easy to connect. Installation is a very quick process. There are only a few controls on the unit, and they are of the sensitive pad type so there aren’t any buttons or nobs sticking out which could easily be broken off. In fact, it is that simple to set up and install i didn’t even have to refer to the instructions, but for a more well rounded review i have looked at them and have found them to be easy to understand – you don’t need a degree in electronic acoustics in order to understand them should you choose to use them. The sound is absolutley crystal clear, and as you would expect from a bass speaker of this price, the bass is as clear as a whistle and does not become boomy or distorted even when played at quite a high volume. It is very easy to control the bass levels seperatley as the subwoofers have their own volume control.
    • Absolutely fantastic – love it. If you want truly great sound without annoying your neighbors, look no further. As another reviewer pointed out, spoken word is absolutely clear. Sound generally manages to be very clear and very quiet at the same time. – there is a general volume control and a bass volume labelled ‘sw’ (for subwoofer)- it has built in wifi, which i wasn’t aware of before i got it. – there are ports for everything. – it does allow screen mirroring for the first time from my phone (moto x 2013 running android 4. 4)- it can be woken up by a chromecast dongle, and will wake up the tv, meaning that as soon as i start casting to my chrome cast, the speaker turns on and the tv turns on.
      • Superb but not cinematic sound. As soon as you open the box, you get the feeling of quality from this sony. It is only a big black box (13kg), but the build quality, design and finish all impress. This is more than can be said for the instructions which appear to have been written on the basis that you already own the product and know how it works. Notwithstanding this lack of clarity, the set up is not excessively difficult and soon you can begin to appreciate the features on offer, but arm yourself with plenty of spare hdmi and a single pin analogue cable as none are supplied. So what connections do you get?. One for the tv, 3 hdmi sockets, an analogue channel and a usb port. There is also the socket for the lan connection and you also have a full easy to establish and effective wifi connectivity option opening up many online apps and music services. So what about the sound which is, after all, what really matters?.Well music lovers will be first in the queue with their tablets, mp3’s etc because digital downloads sound superb.
  11. A state-of -the -art digital amplifier and speaker system, this unit successfully fulfills its aim of being a complete solution for home listening: as well as being a soundbar for your tv, it will play music from almost any source you can imagine – it has 3 hdmi inputs for your dvd, cd and games players, (or whatever) an analog input, a usb input, and an ethernet input to connect it to your home system. , as well as bluetooth reception and transmission so that you can lay music wirelessly from your phone or tablet: as well as all that, it comes with built in streaming from spotify and google cast. All that is played back through the unit and as many wireless bluetooth speakers as your home needs (not supplied) and controlled, as well as by the standard remote, by an app which allows you, among other things, to direct the sound through various speakers as you move about the house. The sound, using a technology called dsee hx which i’m not going to pretend i understand, ‘fills in’ the detail lost on mp3 files, and another technology, ldac, improves the bluetooth signal in the same waythe result is an astonishing sound, completely different from anything i’ve heard before. I already own a very good amplifier and floor standing speakers, but this something else, hard, driving, crystal clear and full of detail, whether through the unit or various wireless speakers. It actually takes a bit of getting used to after the traditional ‘warm bath’ sound i’m used to on my present set up, and i’ve spent the last week hunting through my cds and listening to old folk and krautrock records in a completely different way. Thoroughly recommended then. It’s a good chunk of change, sure, but it’ll look great in your living room and is so far ahead of the curve technologically that it won’t need updating for many years. Now, before i sign off, i have an amplifier, floor standing speakers, some pc speakers.
  12. This review is from : Sony HT-XT3 2.1 Channel TV Base Speaker Compatible for High-Resolution Audio (350 W, S-Master HX, Clear Audio Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Ok, so it’s safe to say that i am not a sound or music expert in any way shape or form so this review is for the lay people. I could pretend to know about bass and subwoofers and all that kind of stuff but unfortunately i would come across as more of a fool than i really am, so i won’t pretend. So i’ll keep this review simple. This home theatre system is awesome. It is actually surprisingly simple to set up. You can connect devices via hdmi, bluetooth, wi-fi, usb, or through your home network, which means that you can pretty much activate the device from any room in your home. The sound clarity is really good and does not distort, or at least it doesn’t do it at a sound level that my ears could withstand testing. This system is also big, surprisingly big (750mm x 83mm x 358mm), yet for the punch it delivers i guess it should be. If you’re looking for a great home theatre system then you can’t go wrong with this.

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