Top positive review
Good looking, great sound.
Reviewed in Canada on February 26, 2021
I can’t be sure why there’s any negative reviews here.
For us, this is a Godsend. We have a higher end Sony Bravia 42” LED flatscreen TVs purchased in 2010. From day one we used this TV permanently connected to an ex excellent audio system, bypassing it’s internal speakers. We have now purchased a 65” Sony Bravia to replace that set and moved the old one to the bedroom. There, we began to use for the first time with it’s internal speakers, and we’re very disappointed with their sound quality. (But we are used to the very best sound). That TV has rear firing speakers and this was no doubt a concern to our neighbour on the other side of our townhomes shared wall.
This Sony sound bar has made a huge difference to the sound quality. It’s front firing, aside from a single rear port for bass reinforcement. This port can be padded down with a foam plug (not included) if desired to reduce its effect on neighbours. It beats the TV’s internal speakers hands down x10. But .... It’s ideally suited to bedroom use. It is NOT a replacement for a dedicated audio system of good quality. It will play loud if desired, but critically to us it plays super clear at low volumes.
I suspect that many negative reviews here are from people with unreasonable expectations. It’s NOT a boo box, and frankly a device of this size will never produce earth shaking bass. Physics dictate that. Importantly is does not EXAGGERATE bass.
As for connectivity using Bluetooth, and sound quality using music devices, I cannot say. We bought it sold for television use. I wouldn’t expect this to provide HiFi quality music reproduction.
It’s pricier than many of the Asian designed and built ones, but well worth it. It’s a real bargain compared to many of the higher priced brand name ones that are 2 and 3 times the cost.