WHAT WE LIKE
- Glass top
- Crystal clear sound
- You can stream music to it by tapping your NFC phone
WHAT WE DO NOT LIKE
- No 3D surround sound technology
When we buy gadgets for ourselves, one aspect that we tend to look at (besides the price) would be the name behind the item, as the name would usually be indicative of the quality of the electronic device itself. However, with plenty of electronic manufacturers in the market today, it would be hard to look for that sound system that would complete our home theater setup. Would you go for an audio system that you have no idea about but is inexpensive? Or, would you prefer a system that has a well-known brand name but is rather costly? No need to worry about that dilemma with the Sony HT-XT1 Sound Bar.
Three words will immediately describe this beauty the moment you lay your eyes on it—smooth, simple, yet stylish. Encased with a sleek, black exterior, this models is a beauty to behold with its sheer simplicity. It is also smaller than most sound bars in the market today; it only measures 28.4 inches in length, 2.9 inches in height and 12.2 inches in depth, making it suitable for televisions measuring 32” and over. The top surface is done with a tempered glass finish, making it durable and stable enough for your television. Unfortunately, one minor downside when it comes to placement is that it cannot be mounted on a wall.
Don’t let the simple design fool you. The specifications of the XT1 are far from just being ordinary. Built-in SBC and AAC codec support ensures an improved connectivity when connecting your devices wirelessly. For those who prefer to have simple analog devices for their music, a standard 1/8” stereo auxiliary input has also been added for your convenience. Although there is a remote control that is included, you can also control the system through a free downloadable SongPal App, which can be used to navigate as well as to control music files and functionality of the sound system.
Coming from a name that exudes excellence, this soundbar is no exception. Unlike others competitors that sport an extrenal subwoofer, this gem already has dual built-in woofers for those powerful, punchy bass sound for an exciting movie and music experience. This audio system is equipped with a 170 watt S-Master amplifier with an S-Force digital signal processing. These features offer you an enhanced audio rendering with an exceptional surround sound experience.