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: I have both this sound bar and htct150. Both are well built, the htct550 is more powerful and its subwoofer is smaller than that of htct150, but htct150 sound quality is better. For the money, htct150 is a better value.
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.
Summary: ht-ct550w is black only no white 2.1 not 3.1.bar have 4speakers total and 2 hole. real loud 18 level only,max 50.low sound hear like in the box can not here surround, bass just ok .a lot weak than logitech x540subwoo. is $305 at buyer.com. build and look is very nice. lot of adjust feel like does not do anything. dollby digital surround games work really well.
Summary: I have had the Sony HTCT550W for a little over a month now. I have used it with a Playstation 3 as well as my Home Theater PC (HTPC) all connected through HDMI. A couple of things, you must make sure that your devices that are plugged into the Sony HTCT550W are configured correctly so that they can take advantage of all the decoding that this guy does.
Takes a fair amount of tweaking, but good sound afterward
5 July 2012
Summary: I had read about this taking some adjustments for it to sound good, but assumed they would be very minor. It took me only a few minutes to hook everything up but a good hour to read through the manual to see how to control everything and to make some tweaks. I noticed that I still have to make some changes depending on what I'm watching. TVs come out of the box on "Vivid" but this came out with flat settings.
Summary: The sound from this little setup really surprised me. The bass and lack of distortion at volume are great. Setup was easy. No complaints at all. And as usual, Amazon shipping was FAST !! Ordered on a Sunday, had the soundbar on Wednesday !! I would recommend this to a friend.
Summary: (This review based on the price I paid in Dec. 2011) I have had this for about 4 months now, I used to be big critic on sound, I would not get speakers unless they are excellent sounding. If I were to go by sound alone, I would have never considered this soundbar. But with the advent of flat screen TVs, aesthetics came into my decision on the right set of speakers.
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.