Sony HTCT290 : Definitely recommend.

Clear sound bass wish i brought the slim line one.

White goes with my wall shelf. Only downfall is my volume from both my sky remote and tv remote do not function other than the soundbar remote unless i have a sony tv too but i have lg.

Bought this soundbar because i was having difficulty in hearing the tv dialogue (i’m getting on a bit). Soundbar has been excellent, easy to install and operate and sound quality now vastly improved.

I would say the best sound bar for this price (£170), especially when you connect with your sony tv (just one hdmi arc cable, one remote controller). Quality of sound with s-force is good enough for me + sub (quite powerful). I feel s-force surround at front of me with really good quality sound and sub is behind sofa which gently supplements soundbar. Sound quality is good enough for me, you feel like a bit of cinema with many virtual speakers surrounds you.

  • Nice to look at, sounds great and cheap. What more do you want.
  • Sound quality that packs a punch for the price
  • No lip sync issues

Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

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  • Immersive sound: Recreate that cinema feeling with Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround sound technology
  • Simple connectivity: one simple HDMI connection to TV and easy wireless link to your smartphone with Bluetooth
  • Slim design: designed for style and substance offering a slim elegant profile to blend any living environment
  • Interface : Input and Output Terminals – Opt. In, USB – 1 (USB-A), Bluetooth® : Yes(A2DP (SINK), AVRCP)
  • Main Unit Size – Body Only (W x H x D) (cm) :5.2 x 90.0 x 8.6,Subwoofer Size (W x H x D) (cm):34.2 x 17.0 x 36.2

Great quality item and sou d however it keeps going out of sync and have to keep turning the sound bar on and off.

Ordered this from amazon warehouse so a bit dubious, especially about some of negative comments regarding lip sync. Up and running within 10 minutes (i did read manual carefully prior to set up). My tv is a sony bravia but 6 years old and i was also worried that the sound bar would block out tv remote signal. The sound bar is very compact in height and absolutely no problems with tv controls. Also it synced with my tv and the sky remote automatically – a breeze. The only negative is that the sub woofer is fairly sizeable, but it is tucked away discretely and again connected wirelessly with no problems. Also play music from my ipod/iphone which all connected easily through bluetooth.

The only problem didn’t come with a connecting cable. Instructions weren’t clear on how to set up pass through.

Geat sound ,i thought a sound bar at first was a pub that was open all day,sadly no,this one is much better and does not give you a hang over .

. And brilliant sound, am very happy with it.

Replaced a samsung sound bar of lower quality. Great sound, and the bluetooth connected sub-wooofer can be positioned anywhere. As usual the sub-wooofer only adds a bass rumble but it comes into its own with action movies. Sound options are quite limited but the system puts out such a great sound why do you need to adjust it?.Very happy with my purchase.

But the optical cable slot is in a stupid place. I bought bought this cable (ibra muzil gold 1. 5m – digital optical cable | toslink / audio cable | fibre optic cable) i could not fit it in the slot beacuse the slot is in a stupid place. Does anyone know a good optical cable that will fit?.

Doesn’t look too bulky and out of place. The bass is excellent, for all those complaining – it totally relies on the quality of the sound source. Some programmes are very bass weak, but films, music and gaming really show off the strengths.

This is a very stylish and highly functional sound bar, before i get into the features and the sound quality ill run through the set up. All that is required is to unbox the items place them how you want them to be set up, for me it was the sound bar free standing under the tv and the sub woofer to the right of the tv cabinet. There are points on the back of the sound bar to allow it to be fixed to the wall if your tv is wall mounted. After this you wither need to connect a hdmi cable (not supplied) to your tv hdmi arc (audio return channel) or via the optical audio output from you tv (optical cable is supplied). After this plug both the sub and bar in and the device will start up when activated on the remote. This took me 5 minutes to do the above. The sub and the sound bar do not require any wires between them and communicate through a wireless connection, my wireless router sits right next to the tv and i have had no interference from this connection between the bar and sub for my home network. My tv is a 40″ samsung and the sound bar fits perfectly underneath this and is the same length as the tv this was a added bonus for me as it sits nicely because of this. When powered on the front middle of the bar lights up and illuminates in a soft white light giving the text for what option is currently selectedthe sound quality is exactly what i expect from a sony device, it is excellent. I have used the music function with a usb device connected to the rear of the device and the music sounds superb.

Great sound and easy to set up.

Works great, sounds great, great performance for the price and the wireless sub is great as can be moved. The only downside is there is only optical in and one hdmi. No analogue in, i got around this buy purchasing an analog to digital adapter.

Its just great, lovely sound easy to use no syncing issues.

I could think a couple complaints but all in all for the price range this is an awesome product and you won’t get much better.

Great design, low footprint, easy to setup, good value for your money. Only wish i’d bought it sooner.

Its nice to have good quality. Look forward to more hours listening to my music.

Easy to set up, excellent sound, the sub woofer really supplements the overall sound, providing a subtle base when listening or watching something with a deep base sound, otherwise its just the bar you can detect. Make sure you pair the sub woofer speaker whilst its reasonably close to the bar, once paired, you can stand it where you like, there’s a good 8ft, distance from bar to sub woofer in my set up. Usual sony quality, which transforms the sound completely.

Sony ht-ct291 300 w soundbar with bluetooth, hdmi and wireless subwoofer – crème whitein the box. The sound bar, subwoofer, remote, batteries for the remote, hdmi cable and instructions. The sound bar fits on a shelf under the tv easily. It has a mains plug and several inputs. An optical cable is supplied for a toishlink socket but i used an hdmi cable as this works better for me (there was a short hdmi cable supplied). The subwoofer can be placed almost anywhere as all you need is a mains connection, the signal is routed to it via bluetooth. The speakers will also link to other bluetooth devices for music playback. Pairing is simple and my phone found the device instantly.

Would recommend to any one if want a great sound and product.

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Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer - Black
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 62 reviews
Price
£179.00

One thought on “Sony HTCT290 : Definitely recommend.

  1. This setup absolutely hit the mark for me. It was easy to set up with bravia sync and the sound quality is as loud as we’d want it to be.
  2. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    This setup absolutely hit the mark for me. It was easy to set up with bravia sync and the sound quality is as loud as we’d want it to be.
  3. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Had bought it for £150 and am using it for more than 08 months with a splendid performance.
  4. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Had bought it for £150 and am using it for more than 08 months with a splendid performance.
  5. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    This is an excellent sound bar and sub woofer for the price. I didn’t want to go cheap but not too expensive just somewhere mid range and the review for this one caught my eye. I was really impressed with the sound quality especially listening to music at high volume where the sub really comes into its own.
    • This is an excellent sound bar and sub woofer for the price. I didn’t want to go cheap but not too expensive just somewhere mid range and the review for this one caught my eye. I was really impressed with the sound quality especially listening to music at high volume where the sub really comes into its own.
  6. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    You’re getting a good sound bar. See it as upgrading from a tinny old fiat panda to a volkswagen golf. Not class leading but very adequate and far better than the tv speakers. It’s only £189 so don’t expect to be blown across the room. It elevates the volume and adds some rounded edges. Unfortunately if you have a sony tv like i have it has a basic design flaw in that the sound bar sits perfectly in front at the bottom of the tv. Unfortunately as a consequence it blocks the ir controller so you can’t use the tv remote control. So i’ve had to prop the tv up on a plank of wood to raise it by 2cm so i can use the remote. What a shame as i can see all the cables hanging down the back of the tv and i hate cables.
  7. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    You’re getting a good sound bar. See it as upgrading from a tinny old fiat panda to a volkswagen golf. Not class leading but very adequate and far better than the tv speakers. It’s only £189 so don’t expect to be blown across the room. It elevates the volume and adds some rounded edges. Unfortunately if you have a sony tv like i have it has a basic design flaw in that the sound bar sits perfectly in front at the bottom of the tv. Unfortunately as a consequence it blocks the ir controller so you can’t use the tv remote control. So i’ve had to prop the tv up on a plank of wood to raise it by 2cm so i can use the remote. What a shame as i can see all the cables hanging down the back of the tv and i hate cables.
    • Purchased with only a little research, but very pleased with the speaker so far. Great size, fits perfectly where i wanted it and very easy to setup up. Just two wires, clutter free and wow does it pack a punch sound wise. I’ve been wanting a sound bar for a long time, how it looked was important but also the cost. I did not want to spend a fortune but also wanted some sound quality over the low end models. I’ve used the optical cable included to connect to the tv and bluetooth for my phone. I can’t tell what sound level it’s on but i find myself turning it down at times. The added sub woofer fits perfectly behind the tv and out of sight – just the power cable for this, perfect for wireless heaven. All in all, very pleased with it, sound is great and can’t wait to watch a movie that needs that cinema quality experience.
  8. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Purchased with only a little research, but very pleased with the speaker so far. Great size, fits perfectly where i wanted it and very easy to setup up. Just two wires, clutter free and wow does it pack a punch sound wise. I’ve been wanting a sound bar for a long time, how it looked was important but also the cost. I did not want to spend a fortune but also wanted some sound quality over the low end models. I’ve used the optical cable included to connect to the tv and bluetooth for my phone. I can’t tell what sound level it’s on but i find myself turning it down at times. The added sub woofer fits perfectly behind the tv and out of sight – just the power cable for this, perfect for wireless heaven. All in all, very pleased with it, sound is great and can’t wait to watch a movie that needs that cinema quality experience.
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    Instructions unfortunately didn’t have english version nut it’s easy to download the pdf from sony.
    • Instructions unfortunately didn’t have english version nut it’s easy to download the pdf from sony.
      • I got this item so i could mainly listen to must from my phone or computer in the living room. Obviously its also made to use connected to the tv, so i have done this too. As a tv sound bar:i have the bar connected to the tv via optical cable and have not tried the rest. So any results i receive may differ if another form of connectivity is used. The sound produced from films is amazing. Does well at producing base and does not seem to struggle with anything i have thrown at it so far. The sub has its own volume if you want more or less, so it will not take over the experience. Voices are clear and explosions are full and surround the room. The soundtrack to a move is as clear as any talking throughout. As a bluetooth music player:after listening to a movie or two i was not surprised how it sounded when i listened to music through it.
  10. I got this item so i could mainly listen to must from my phone or computer in the living room. Obviously its also made to use connected to the tv, so i have done this too. As a tv sound bar:i have the bar connected to the tv via optical cable and have not tried the rest. So any results i receive may differ if another form of connectivity is used. The sound produced from films is amazing. Does well at producing base and does not seem to struggle with anything i have thrown at it so far. The sub has its own volume if you want more or less, so it will not take over the experience. Voices are clear and explosions are full and surround the room. The soundtrack to a move is as clear as any talking throughout. As a bluetooth music player:after listening to a movie or two i was not surprised how it sounded when i listened to music through it.
  11. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Sony soundbar with subwoofer ticks all the boxes at an affordable price. Sony have obviously thought about this one because there are two fixingholes at the rear to wall mount if desired instead of clumsy brackets. Other manufacturers shoud follow sony’s example. Might be too long for somebut looks great under the tv with superior sound.
  12. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    Sony soundbar with subwoofer ticks all the boxes at an affordable price. Sony have obviously thought about this one because there are two fixingholes at the rear to wall mount if desired instead of clumsy brackets. Other manufacturers shoud follow sony’s example. Might be too long for somebut looks great under the tv with superior sound.
  13. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    After searching around i opted to purchase the sony ht-c290. I noted that pictures had the subwoofer at the front near the tv but after some basic experimentation i have decided to locate my sub behind the sofa. My god, crank this baby up and you’ll be able to feel the vibrations down the street. It’s a powerful piece of kit without having to splash out on a 5. The bluetooth sub is a nice touch and allows you to try different locations around the room before choosing the right one for you.
    • After searching around i opted to purchase the sony ht-c290. I noted that pictures had the subwoofer at the front near the tv but after some basic experimentation i have decided to locate my sub behind the sofa. My god, crank this baby up and you’ll be able to feel the vibrations down the street. It’s a powerful piece of kit without having to splash out on a 5. The bluetooth sub is a nice touch and allows you to try different locations around the room before choosing the right one for you.
  14. This review is from : Sony HTCT290.CEK 300 W Soundbar with Bluetooth, HDMI and Wireless Subwoofer – Black

    I ordered this thinking it was a nice piece of kit. The sound is clear and magnified and very well balanced. The sound is magnified so well. It’s an brilliant piece of technology.
    • I ordered this thinking it was a nice piece of kit. The sound is clear and magnified and very well balanced. The sound is magnified so well. It’s an brilliant piece of technology.

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