Summary: Needed something better than the sound from my flat screen speakers and this did the trick . Granted its not the same as a good surround sound system but it does the job well. Very easy to setup and use and for us having the fm tuner built in was a plus. I am happy with it.
Summary: Wouldnt say the sound is awesome with all caps, but it works for what it is. The receiver works well and the media link to your other media devices is perfect for all your sony stuff (and works with my sharp tv also). Again, sound is good but not great. It is clear but sounds almost shallow rather than round and robust. Still worth it in the end though...
Summary: I love sound bars. This is my second one from Sony. My first was the smaller version with only the subwoffer and the sound bar. This one has an outboard amp and although I really love the sound...it sometimes does not come on. It seems that there is some setting btw the pc of equipment, the amp and the t.v. that affects the powering up on occasion (it has happened 3 times and all 3 were when I swapped out eq or made changes to the way all components are set up.
Summary: The soundbar and subwoofer definitely enhance the Sony 55" TV! It is a real joy to listen to The Voice or X Factor as well as movies. The sound really fills the room and gives it dimension. Very satisfied and easy enough to connect.
As good as, if not better than Bose, but 1/4 the price!!!
14 March 2012
Summary: I listened to several sound bars and true surround systems and read numerous reviews before deciding on this Sony system. It is the best bang for the buck without a doubt. It is not a true surround system, so if you really want true surround you'd better go with a 5.1 or 7.1 system. As far as sound bar goes, I would put up this Sony system against anything out there right now.
Summary: Good sound but, you have to be sitting directly in front of the sound bar to get any surround sound effect. Better than listening to the speakers in the TV. Wireless sub woofer is a plus. Device inputs are marked for easy hook up.
Summary: I grabbed this sound bar while it was on sale over the holidays. Set up for the most part was painless, though with the stubby tv stand provided for the Bravia KDL-40BX420, I'll be needing to buy separate brackets to mount the sound bar on top of the screen. Read the manual during set up. Skipping the instructions might tempt some people, but I urge you to take your time. Some things to know: Don't expect amazing sound right out of the box.
Summary: I built a built-in cabinet in my living room so we could have a television in our main room. The room is 25'x25' with 20' ceilings so it is on the larger size and with our tiled flooring, it can be a very tricky room when it comes to sound. Also, since it is impossible to run any wires around the room without some serious scaffolding and dry wall work, a sound bar makes the most sense.
Summary: It has the familiar Sony-style menu structure. It does have fairly weak bass for the size of the subwoofer, however I did read this elsewhere and that wasn't going to be a problem for me since I have a separate 7.1 surround system I use for movies. I got this for a Bravia HX729. The HX729 has very poor built-in speakers, so I bought this sound bar for normal TV watching, then use my old sound system when I want to watch Blu-Ray.
Summary: This system is excellent. If you are expecting 5.1 sound, then forget about it - this is not for you. However, if you a looking to strike a balance between (1) convencinece, (2) sound qualitty and (3) price, then this is it. Shop no further. This system has sound quality on par with the much more expensive Yamaha sound bar systems. Set up takes about 10 minutes - it will take you longer to get it out fo the box than to actually set it up.