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Sony HT-IS100

Sony HT-IS100
alaScore 81

79 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Sony HT-IS100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-IS100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HT-IS100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony HT-IS100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HT-IS100 - 5.1 ch - Home Cinema Upgrade kit - BlackSony HT-IS100 - 5.1 ch - Home Cinema Upgrade kit - Black

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony HTIS100


An 'invisible' home theatre system

Tiny, great treble reproduction, plenty of inputs

Poor bass and mid-range

As a surround system the HTIS100 works well — positional audio sounds great. Treble is an equally strong point, but the system is let down by bloated, muddy sounding mid-range and bass from the subwoofer.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony HT-IS100 review


Sony has produced a home cinema speaker system that gives genuine surround sound to the speaker-phobic

‘Proper’ surround sound from unfeasibly small satellites ; tremendously simple to setup and use ; taut, chunky bass

Subwoofer requires careful positioning ; won’t decode HD audio ; mid-range lacks a bit of body

This is genuine surround sound for the speaker-phobic – give it a try, you might just be surprised

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (

Sony HT-IS100 review


Sony's golf ball-sized surround speakers have returned in this new package. Is it a hole in one or a shout of 'Fore'?

Stylish, ultra-compact and capable of delivering the goods with all manner of sources, this is a fine piece of home cinema kit

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (

Sony HT-IS100 review


Meet the mini drivers

Tiny satellite speakers ; Excellent connectivity ; Good general performance

Doesn't decode lossless audio formats

If you are looking for an audiophile grade speaker system then this is not it, but if you're in the market for a simple and solid surround sound system that's small then this could be for you

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

My First Home Theater Sound System


wrote a long review but apparently Sony won't let me post it.


passive bass, HDMI cable not included

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

Sound Quality You Won't Believe


This is such a great system. The speakers are small so they do not take up much space, but still deliver amazing sound. The integration with S-AIR technology, makes this a must have!

Small Size, Big Sound, Easy to Configure

Ports not easily accessible

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Very nice product


Purchased this product to use with a Xbox 360. Product arrived in record time. Ordered on Tuesday arrived on Wednesday before noon. Setup was easy, calibration of the speakers was pretty simple and the sound is great and that is not just my opinion,...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Very Happy with Output for Size.


The speakers are TINY but deliver good sound; they also come with wall mounts. The Sub is good as well--nice bass.

Size of speakers (golfball), Setup and plugging everything in, wireless speaker option for back 2, great output for size

Display face is on top (facing ceiling)

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Surprisingly Big Sound


I was pleasantly surprised by these speakers. I was looking for a speaker system that was low profile but had good sound, and these have GREAT sound. The subwoofer is powerful and the Bravia Sync feature is perfect. No longer do I need 4 remotes to...

tiny speakers, easy setup, lots of features

input access is somewhat difficult

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

great system for the space conscious


I researched and purchased multiple systmes. This by far is the best system for the money! Though the speakers are small the sound is huge! The only draw back is the sub-woofer's display is on the top, making it impossible to read when using the...



Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

HDMI Output w/ 1080p Upscaling - Reads the data on a standard DVD at 480p and upscales the video resolution up to 1080p resolution for your compatible HDTV. This allows for you to enjoy superb video performance while delivering digital video and audio over one simple cable. HDMI Connectivity - One simple cable for both audio and video. Night Mode - Special feature to clearly hear dialogues, for example, there are dialogues in movies that are hard to hear or understand like whisper. With Night mode, you can hear even whispered words. S-AIR Ready - Easy add-on features for multi-room listening and/or wireless surround for rear speakers. Booster - Optimizes audio coming from any Digital Media Port devices. Digital Media Port - Connect and playback your iPod , Walkman MP3 Player, PC and Bluetooth-enabled devices. 1000 Watts - Enough power to get the most from the included speakers and subwoofer. BRAVIA Sync - Connect Sony products with HDMI and use one button from one remote to switch the right input and begin playing. Digital Cinema Auto Calibration - This BRAVIA System optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds with Digital Cinema Auto Calibration.