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Should You Buy a Sony Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 26 August 2021
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should you buy a Sony Soundbar?

Sony is well known for its camcorders, TVs, digital cameras and headphones.

If you are thinking about buying a Sony soundbar then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of soundbar brands is compiled by analysing over 10,000 user and expert reviews and 390+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at $99 for the HT-S200F which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,878 for the HT-S350 which is a 2.1 soundbar. The average price of a new Sony soundbar is $550.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars.

Is Sony the Best Soundbar Brand?

So are Sony soundbars any good? We give every soundbar a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all soundbars we are able to impartially rank all the soundbar brands.

Sony is ranked the No. 7 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 7th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
2,279 reviews
#2
Sonos
89%
89%
1,319 reviews
#3
89%
89%
435 reviews
#4
South Korea
88%
88%
348 reviews
#5
Bose
86%
86%
1,117 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
84%
84%
979 reviews
#7
Japan
83%
83%
594 reviews
#8
JBL
79%
79%
61 reviews
#9
Netherlands
78%
78%
80 reviews
#10
Klipsch
78%
78%
9 reviews
#11
TCL
76%
76%
6 reviews
#12
Razer
76%
76%
316 reviews
#13
Denon
75%
75%
131 reviews
#14
DELL
United States
75%
75%
101 reviews
#15
Anker
74%
74%
19 reviews
#16
Bluesound
73%
73%
68 reviews
#17
Audioengine
70%
70%
11 reviews
#18
Trust
70%
70%
4 reviews
#19
Dali
68%
68%
21 reviews
#20
VIZIO
United States
67%
67%
0 reviews
#21
Bang & Olufsen
66%
66%
25 reviews
#22
Q Acoustics
66%
66%
33 reviews
#23
Supersonic
United States
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
Harman Kardon
63%
63%
50 reviews
#25
Monitor Audio
62%
62%
2 reviews
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
QFX
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Lenovo
China
57%
57%
0 reviews
#29
Naim
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Majority
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Toshiba
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Thomson
France
54%
54%
0 reviews
#35
Trevi
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Hisense
China
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Creative
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sony soundbars compare to the other soundbar brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All soundbar Brands
Sony Soundbars

Sony have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Sony soundbar being 73%.

The average review score for a Sony soundbar is 73%.

There's a smaller selection of Sony soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 8 Sony soundbars currently on the market in the US. Sony soundbars also tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Sony have a number of interesting features including 4k passthrough, smart soundbar and Dolby Atmos, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$336
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$550
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of Sony Soundbars

What Do the Sony Soundbar Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sony soundbar to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other soundbar brands.

Sony logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
27
4 stars
51
3 stars
14
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Sony logo

User Reviews

5 stars
312
4 stars
79
3 stars
25
2 stars
16
1 star
19
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its soundbars than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 85% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Sony soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Soundbar brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony soundbars by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other soundbar brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Sony
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
72%
17 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
74%
11 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
74%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
88%
4 reviews
81%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
79%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
85%
4 reviews
73%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
60%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
85%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
95%
2 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
70%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
84%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
1 review
100%
1 review
pc-magazin.de logo
78%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
76%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
80%
148 reviews
77%
42 reviews
77%
28 reviews
61%
56 reviews
73%
22 reviews
66%
28 reviews
Average
83%
217 reviews
77%
149 reviews
80%
69 reviews
72%
62 reviews
75%
59 reviews
72%
52 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 16 industry awards for Sony soundbars. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sony to other popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sony has won 16 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Denon Sony
avforums.com logo
1
7
3
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
3
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
3
3
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
3
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
1
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
1
altomdata.dk logo
3
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
1
areadvd.de logo
2
1
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
1
lite-magazin.de logo
2
1
in.pcmag.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
3
whathifi.com logo
2
1
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
18
8
5
37
4
5
Total
53
34
23
42
16
16

How Reliable Are Sony Soundbars?

We checked over 10,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony soundbars. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

91% of reviewers think Sony soundbars are reliable.

So, most people think that Sony soundbars are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony soundbars that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

they appreciate good build quality
exhibit.tech
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
it has the ability built in
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

The big problem with them though is durability
reliancedigital.in
I had quite a bit of trouble connecting a heavy duty cable
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Sony Soundbars

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Sony soundbars that set them apart from the competition. These include 4k passthrough, smart soundbar and Dolby Atmos.

Sony 4k Passthrough

Sony soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the Sony HTG700 ($300) and the Sony HT ($225).

Sony Smart Soundbar

Sony soundbars that are smart soundbar include the Sony HTS200F ($129), the Sony HTG700 ($300) and the Sony HTST5000 ($999).

Sony Dolby Atmos

Sony soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the Sony HTG700 ($300), the Sony HT ($225) and the Sony HTST5000 ($999).

Sony Virtual Surround Technology

Sony soundbars that feature virtual surround technology include the Sony HT ($225).

What is the Best Mid-Range Sony Soundbar?

Sony HT

$225.00
eBay
Sony HT
Buy Now
Sony HT
200W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
ARC X
1
3.1kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $225 is the Sony HT, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
Dolby Atmos
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable

A fully featured and multi award winning 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable price and the latest technology. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar has an excellent sound quality and it's very quiet, and easy to setup.

93
Reviews
597 Reviews + 16 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Sony HT has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
Expert Reviews Best Buy
Techradar Best in Class
PC Mag Editor's Choice
homecinemachoice.com Recommended
avforums.com Recommended
EISA.eu EISA Best Product
soundandvision.com Top Pick
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
technogog.com Recommended
Howstuffworks.com Best Buy
benchmark.pl Super Product
agdlab.pl Recommended
leak.pt Excellent Product Award
areadvd.de Outstanding
Lydogbilde.no Best Buy 5 Star
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The cheapest price that we could find for the HT in the US is $225.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Soundbar?

Sony HT-S350

$1,878.00
Focus Camera
Sony HT-S350
Buy Now
Sony HT-S350
320W
2.4kg
WEIGHT

At only $1,878 and with a Kagoo Score of 72 the Sony HT-S350 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Big power (320W)
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable

A good spec but only ok value for money 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

78
Features
Good Features
59
Value for Money
Average
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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The cheapest price that we could find for the HT-S350 in the US is $1,878.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sony Soundbar?
Is Sony the Best Soundbar Brand?
What Do the Sony Soundbar Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Soundbars Received?
How Reliable Are Sony Soundbars?
Features to Look Out For On Sony Soundbars
Sony 4k Passthrough
Sony Smart Soundbar
Sony Dolby Atmos
Sony Virtual Surround Technology
What is the Best Mid-Range Sony Soundbar?
What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Soundbar?

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