Excerpt: In 2007, Sony's DAV-IS10 took home cinema by storm. Its astonishingly small speakers and accomplished performance won many deserved plaudits. With Blu-ray's rise, DVD-playing systems like the 'IS10 are now less appealing, which is why you can now buy this player-less system, the HT-IS100. Here the five golfball-sized satellites are accompanied by a subwoofer with built-in amplification. Set-up is a doddle.
Pros: ‘Proper’ surround sound from unfeasibly small satellites, tremendously simple to setup and use, taut, chunky bass
Cons: Subwoofer requires careful positioning, won’t decode HD audio, mid-range lacks a bit of body