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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
they appreciate good build quality
Excellent Build Quality
it has the ability built in
The big problem with them though is durability
I had quite a bit of trouble connecting a heavy duty cable
A great mid range choice, priced at $225 is the Sony HT, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.
Features We Love:
Handheld remote control
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.
597 Reviews + 16 Awards
Value for Money
Owners report that Sony HT has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.
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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.