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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
alaScore 93

1218 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1218 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony HT-CT260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony HT-CT260


If sound bars are the everyman's home audio system, the Sony HT-CT260 feels like the everyman's sound bar.

The Sony HT-CT260 delivers excellent sound quality for a budget sound bar/subwoofer system. It has a distinctive, angular design, plus a built-in remote control signal repeater in case the sound bar blocks your TV's remote sensor. There's also...

Some similarly priced sound bars sound even better. And the hexagonal design may not be for everyone.

The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps.

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Sony HT-CT260 Home Theater Soundbar


The Sony HT-CT260 soundbar adds Bluetooth to an already highly capable and modestly-priced two-piece audio system.

Excellent value. Built-in Bluetooth. Powerful bass. Warm-sounding midrange response

Treble response isn't the clearest. Stereo and surround imaging isn't quite expansive enough

Sometimes a simple extra feature can take a product to the next level—in this case, it's Bluetooth. The Sony HT-CT260 soundbar is already a solid choice for enhancing your HDTV's audio with a wireless subwoofer and warm midrange response, but built-in...

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"Great except sub is completely unacceptable."


I work for a non-profit that just got two of these. Besides the sub popping it's a really well-designed, beautiful looking system. But seriously, I can't imagine anyone hearing their subwoofer pop on every low note and thinking that they bought...

Setup was really easy - plugged everything in and it was working in minutes. The sub turned on and connected automatically. Also tried bluetooth with my iPhone: setup was easy - was playing wireless music from my phone in a matter of seconds.

The sub driver and its port are made of paper. The sub pops on medium volume! Maybe if you're in a 10' x 10' room and doing some easy listening this would be acceptable, but under average conditions the sub is completely disappointing.


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"Amazing sound. I set it up in minutes."


I use it every day and love it.

Love the bass response and theater surround.

No hi def audio format support or NFC. Maybe I should have waited for the HT-CT660.

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"Unless you are a demanding audiophile, you want this."


Needed something simple that provided better sound than the TV and this fit the bill perfectly, especially for the price. Looking at the CNET reviews for other soundbars, I would expect this one to rate very highly. If you're looking for something...

Easy to set up and use. Features that actually work as described in the manual! IR Repeater works great if bar blocks the TV remote receiver. Sounds 100x better than TV speakers (no expert here beyond that). Bluetooth connected to phone in a snap.

Very minor issue: Power cords are short (subwoofer is wireless but still has a power cord). Included optical cord is short (beware if your TV output jack is on the left of the TV).

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Very Happy with this Sound Bar


Easy to set up - just connect to your television via included optical cable. The sub-woofer automatically connects wirelessly. Very good sound. Obviously much better than the speakers on the tv. It doesn\'t get overly loud, but is fine for a medium or...

Easy To Set Up","Great Sound Quality

Odd Looking

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Very pleased with product


Used with HD TV. Has great sound, and good flexibility in frequency band adjustments. Nothing bad to say about this system.

Attractive Design","Easy to Mount","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

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10 out of 10! Excellent Sound!


I have a Sony Bravia 60" LED and Sony Bluray player. I got this sound bar so everything I have would be Sony. Installs in 3 mins or less. Easy single plug hookup. Can also control my TV from sound bar remote. I couldn't ask for a better quality...

Clean, Crisp, Incredible Sound


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Finally, sound to match the picture quality of my new LED. I just picked up a new LED T.V. and the picture was great, but the sound was lousy!!!! So i started looking at soundbars and chose the HT-CT260, It was easy to set up (15 min) the sound is...

Great Sound

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Great Soundbar for the Money


Easy setup (about 5 minutes). Tweeters are a bit tinny at higher volumes. Bass and suboofer work well. Easy controls, but a bit tedious using the AMP Menu buttom to flick through all the options. Overall, very happy with this item. Have had it for a...

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Signal Connection:Wired

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Sound Projector:Sound Projector + Subwoofer
Speaker Type:Speaker System