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Should You Buy a Sony Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 19 June 2020
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should you buy a Sony Soundbar?

Sony is well known for its digital cameras, camcorders, TVs 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 2,900 user and expert reviews and 230+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular soundbars and start at $119 for the HT-S200F which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,400 for the HT-ST5000 which is a 7.1.2 soundbar. The average price of a new Sony soundbar is $428.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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. 18 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the 18th best soundbar brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
267 reviews
#2
South Korea
92%
92%
3 reviews
#3
Bose
89%
89%
94 reviews
#4
Sonos
88%
88%
434 reviews
#5
83%
83%
21 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
80%
80%
30 reviews
#7
Bluesound
77%
77%
60 reviews
#8
Razer
76%
76%
313 reviews
#9
Klipsch
76%
76%
7 reviews
#10
Anker
75%
75%
7 reviews
#11
Denon
75%
75%
91 reviews
#12
Trust
74%
74%
2 reviews
#13
Harman Kardon
74%
74%
8 reviews
#14
JBL
73%
73%
53 reviews
#15
Canton
72%
72%
53 reviews
#16
Audioengine
69%
69%
10 reviews
#17
Wharfedale
69%
69%
1 review
#18
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#19
VIZIO
United States
67%
67%
0 reviews
#20
Supersonic
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#21
AVerMedia
66%
66%
14 reviews
#22
Lenovo
China
62%
62%
0 reviews
#23
Monitor Audio
62%
62%
2 reviews
#24
QFX
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
DELL
United States
58%
58%
2 reviews
#26
Naim
56%
56%
0 reviews
#27
Promethean
54%
54%
0 reviews
#28
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
TCL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Dali
52%
52%
1 review
#31
Bang & Olufsen
52%
52%
1 review

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

There's a smaller selection of Sony soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with only 7 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 Multiroom, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$344
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $2,899
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$428
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,549
Price Distribution of Sony Soundbars

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Sony soundbars. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Razer Denon JBL
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
lite-magazin.de logo
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
audiovision.de logo
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
Other Expert Sites
17
2
37
2
2
Total
49
19
43
13
7

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 Multiroom.

Sony Multiroom

Sony soundbars that support Multiroom include the Sony HT-ST5000 ($1,400).

Sony Dolby Truehd

Sony soundbars that feature dolby truehd include the Sony HT-ST5000 ($1,400).

What is the Best High End Sony Soundbar?

Sony HTG700

$1,296.00
Walmart
Sony HTG700
Buy Now
Sony HTG700
400W
DOLBY
ATMOS
3.2kg
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end Sony soundbar then the Sony HTG700 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 62, but is a bit more expensive at $1,296.

Features We Love:
Dolby Atmos
Is 3.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (400W)
Supports Bluetooth

A good spec but only ok value for money 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with the latest technology. It has a subwoofer included, a handheld remote control and a power of 400W and is wall mountable.

75
Features
Good Features
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
54
Value for Money
Average
62
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the HTG700 in the US is $1,296.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Ultimate Sony Soundbar?

Sony HT-ST5000

$1,400.00
eBay
Sony HT-ST5000
Buy Now
Sony HT-ST5000
800W
DOLBY
ATMOS
8.2kg
WEIGHT

For those with an unlimited budget then the Sony HT-ST5000 is the best Sony soundbar out there. At $1,400 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 61.

Features We Love:
Dolby truehd
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 7.1.2 channels
Subwoofer included

A good spec but only moderate value for money Bluetooth subwoofer included soundbar. It has a handheld remote control and a power of 800W, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

75
Features
Good Features
62
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
54
Value for Money
Average
61
Kagoo Score
Good
SONY HTST5000 SOUNDBAR & SUBWOOFER REVIEW | Henry Reviews
SONY HTST5000 SOUNDBAR & SUBWOOFER REVIEW | Henry Reviews
SONY HTST5000 SOUNDBAR & SUBWOOFER REVIEW | Henry Reviews
SONY HTST5000 SOUNDBAR & SUBWOOFER REVIEW | Henry Reviews

The cheapest price that we could find for the HT-ST5000 in the US is $1,400.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$2,195.00
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sony Soundbar?
Is Sony the Best Soundbar Brand?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Soundbars Received?
Features to Look Out For On Sony Soundbars
Sony Multiroom
Sony Dolby Truehd
What is the Best High End Sony Soundbar?
What is the Ultimate Sony Soundbar?

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