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Sony HT-CT550W 3D Sound Bar System


• 2.1 Channels, 400 watts of power
• 3 HDMI inputs
• Wireless subwoofer
• Simulated 3D surround sound
• Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio HD enhanced audio
• HDMI standby passthrough
• Wall mountable
• Bravia Sync capable


RATING: 3.8 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Sony HT-CT550W 3D Sound Bar System. Experience cinema-like surround sound in your own home with Sony’s HT-CT550W Sound bar system. Equipped with 400 watts of power to rock the house, you can enjoy watching movies, sporting events or playing video games with simulated surround sound. This system was made to work with TVs that are 40 inches or larger. With 3 HDMI inputs, you can connect your blu-ray disc player, gaming console, cable box or any other HDMI capable device. To fully experience all that this system has to offer, it is recommended that you purchase high-speed HDMI cables to make your connections. Set-up and installation is easy and takes very little time. The subwoofer is wireless therefore can be placed anywhere in the room for optimal output. Before set-up, it is also recommended to read the manual carefully to understand how to set up your system so that it delivers the most impact. In other words, don’t go with the default settings, read the manual thoroughly on how it can be improved and adjust the settings accordingly, you won’t be sorry, it will deliver incredible, powerful sound with little to no distortion.

The part# for the remote control that comes with this sound bar system is RM-AAU113.

This system comes with an FM tuner that comes in very clear You can preset up to 20 stations and give your stations individual names. Equipped with HDMI pass-through, you can enjoy 3D blu-ray disc movies, games and other 3D content using compatible devices and TVs. Sony’s default settings for audio output have been noted as less than adequate. In order to truly experience all that this unit has to offer, one must manually adjust everything and read the manual carefully. For many people, this is time consuming and annoying. It has also been noted that a longer cord should be provided to connect the receiver to the soundbar.

For the low price of this sound system, it delivers a powerful punch and is worth the money.

• Powerful, simulated surround sound
• Inexpensive
• Easy set up and installation
• Sleek, contemporary design

• Should come with better default settings for audio output
• Sony could provide longer cord to connect the receiver with the soundbar

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Sony HT-CT660 2.1ch 330w soundbar with wireless subwoofer


• 2.1 channels, 330 watts
• 3 HDMI inputs
• Wireless subwoofer
• HD sound with Dolby TrueHD & dts-HD Master Audio
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Compact design
• S-Force PRO Front Surround 3D
• IR Repeater pass-thru


RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Sony HT-CT660 soundbar with wireless subwoofer. The design of the soundbar is very sleek, attractive, and compact and will fit in nicely with any decor whether it is mounted on the wall or placed under the TV. The set-up is easy and intuitive. The soundbar is made to fit under a 40 inch or larger TV screen although it can be used with any size screen. Unfortunately, no wall mounting hardware is included, however, the instruction manual does instruct you on what you will need to mount it on the wall. The beauty of this system is that the subwoofer is wireless therefore taking away the clutter of wires when placed in any location. Together, the soundbar and subwoofer deliver deep, rich sound with clarity and definition, with strong, powerful bass from the subwoofer. While it works well at higher volume levels, some users have noticed that at lower volumes the soundbar does not perform as well.

The remote control part # for this sound system is RM-ANP105.

With 3 HDMI inputs, you can connect 3 HDMI devices such as your cable box, blue ray and gaming console. The bluetooth connectivity feature is a very welcome addition. The one touch bluetooth technology, featuring near field communication or NFI, allows you to simply touch your smartphone or tablet to the soundbar and it will start streaming your music. If your devices are not NFI enabled, you can still stream your music with your phone, tablet or computer using the bluetooth technology. With Dolby TrueHD and dts- HD Master Audio modes that reproduce high definition, you will experience cinema-like quality and be immersed in your favorite movies, sporting events or shows. This inexpensive soundbar and wireless subwoofer are certainly worth the investment.

• Rich, powerful sound quality
• 3 HDMI inputs
• Bluetooth connectivity with one touch ease
• Wireless subwoofer

• Mediocre performance at lower volumes
• Difficult to read menu

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