Conclusion: If you're looking for a sound bar that's good at just about everything, the Sony HT-CT260 is the best all-around option. Experts say sound quality is great -- especially for its price -- and that its wireless subwoofer delivers deep, impactful bass.
Pros: Excellent value, Built-in Bluetooth support, Deep, effective bass
Cons: Treble could be clearer, Average connectivity
Excerpt: A sound bar and subwoofer system is always a good buy for owners of an HDTV looking to add to their home entertainment system. For around $300, the Sony HT-CT260 performs very well with good sound quality, a wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth connectivity.
Pros: Good value, Built-in TV remote repeater, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Very good sound quality
Cons: Unique design may not be liked by all, One-line display makes menus difficult to navigate
Summary: The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps.
Pros: The Sony HT-CT260 delivers excellent sound quality for a budget sound bar/subwoofer system. It has a distinctive, angular design, plus a built-in remote control signal repeater in case the sound bar blocks your TV's remote sensor. There's also integrated Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming fro...
Cons: Some similarly priced sound bars sound even better. And the hexagonal design may not be for everyone.