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 3,200 user and expert reviews and 250+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 470+ soundbars.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at $75 for the HT which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,349 for the HT-ST5000 which is a 7.1.2 soundbar. The average price of a new Sony soundbar is $269.
Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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. 3 best soundbar brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 3rd best soundbar brand out there.
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.
All soundbar Brands
There's a smaller selection of Sony soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 10 Sony soundbars currently on the market in the US. Sony soundbars also tend to be cheaper than most other soundbar brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.
Sony have worse reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a Sony soundbar being 68%. Whilst Sony have a number of interesting features including 4k passthrough and Multiroom, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $314
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $269
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 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 85% of user reviews for Sony soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Soundbars Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 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.
We checked over 3,200 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony soundbars. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
93% 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:
they appreciate good build quality
Excellent Build Quality
The big problem with them though is durability
Mediocre Build Quality
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 and Multiroom.
A great mid range choice, priced at $125 is the Sony HT, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.
Features We Love:
Big power (320W)
Handheld remote control
Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Owners report that this soundbar has a brilliant sound quality and it's very quiet, and well-built. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good price. It has a subwoofer included, a handheld remote control and a power of 320W and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
369 Reviews + 23 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Sony HT has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 369 reviews.
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The cheapest price that we could find for the HT in the US is $125.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.