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Sony HT-ST7

Sony HT-ST7
alaScore 91

382 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 382 reviews of Sony HT-ST7. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony HT-ST7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HT-ST7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Sony HT-ST7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HTST7 HD Sound Bar with Wireless SubwooferSony HTST7 HD Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony HT-ST7 Sound Bar

 

Sony HT-ST7 Sound Bar

I think that sound bars fall into two main categories. The first is simply getting better sound than your TV. Flat panels have pretty awful sound, so adding on a $250 sound bar can make a sizable improvement. The second is trying to provide high...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony HT-ST7 review

 

Sound bars have a reputation for being a cheap and convenient home audio option that may not wow you with their sound, but hit that critical level of "good enough."

The Sony HT-ST7 is the most stylish sound bar we've seen, with a brushed metal cabinet and solid build quality. It sports three HDMI inputs, plus Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, allowing the sound bar to receive full surround-sound signals. And...

The HT-ST7's sound has its merits, but overall it doesn't live up to its lofty price tag. AirPlay is a surprising omission at this price, especially given its superior sound quality. And there's no doubt that separate speakers are a better investment...

The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Cliff Heyne (audioholics.com)

Sony HT-ST7 7.1 Soundbar Review

 

We ran the Sony HT-ST7 Soundbar through a full barrage of measurements and listening test, even taking it apart to look at the guts. Our review revealed some big product strengths and some weaknesses.

Built-in Bluetooth and NFC ; Wireless Subwoofer ; HDMI pass-through with HD audio decoding ; IR pass-through ; Wide soundstage in Movie mode

Treble can sound too bright ; Lackluster subwoofer build quality and performance ; Dialing in sound to personal preference can be difficult

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony HT-ST7 Soundbar Reviewed

 

The Sony HT-ST7 from Sony joins the already crowded sound bar market. How does it fare? It's worth a listen, according to Adrienne Maxwell.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony HT-ST7 review

 

If square speaker drivers existed then Sony would have certainly used them for the HT-ST7, a soundbar that's got more hard edges than Jason Statham and more angles than a protractor factory. Even the remote control is a perfect oblong with triangular...

Hi-res Blu-ray audio decoding; good connectivity; easy to use; powerful, controlled sound; impressive movie playback

Not cheap; music performance lacks polish; substantial size; remote control isn't backlit

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST7 review

 

Sound bars have a reputation for being a cheap and convenient home audio option that may not wow you with their sound, but hit that critical level of "good enough."

The Sony HT-ST7 is the most stylish sound bar we've seen, with a brushed metal cabinet and solid build quality. It sports three HDMI inputs, plus Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, allowing the sound bar to receive full surround-sound signals. And...

The HT-ST7's sound has its merits, but overall it doesn't live up to its lofty price tag. AirPlay is a surprising omission at this price, especially given its superior sound quality. And there's no doubt that separate speakers are a better investment...

The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com.au)

Sony HT-ST7

 

The Sony HT-ST7 is a visually stunning sound bar with a fine feature set, but it doesn't sound as good as you'd expect at its sky-high price.

Stylish, solid build quality ; Plenty of inputs ; Built-in Bluetooth and NFC

Mediocre sound quality ; No AirPlay

Via CNET.com

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: El_Tecnico (cnet.com)

Great Sound Bar!!!

 

I had compare the Bose Sound Bar over the Sony HT-ST7 while at Best Buy, I was going to purchase the Bose Sound Bar but notice it only had 1 input Optical, I needed to connect multiple device, HD Cable Box, PS3, PS4, and XBOX. So I decided to go with...

Great Sound, Lots of Inputs, Very Loud, Bluetooth

Remote Lacks of Back Light

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

it is a great sounbar

 

Yes

I didn't buy this item from newegg or it's participating vendors. However, I would lioke to state that this soundbar has very crisp and clear sound. Sound imaging is perfect for the size of this product. A great buy and better than most. You'll pay a...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: 67tyu (bestbuy.com)

Good but not great

 

Should have better sound quality for the price, but still a good product.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS 96/24,DTS-HD
Audio output channels:7.1
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD
RMS rated power:450

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):80

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Other Features

Soundbar dimensions (WxDxH):42.5 x 4.29 x 4.33
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):9.49 x 16.2 x 15.4

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Number of HDMI outputs:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):80

Receiver

Receiver included: No

Soundbar speaker

Number of tweeter drivers:2
Number of woofer drivers:5
Soundbar speaker RMS power:350
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10
Tweeter diameter:0.394
Tweeter Size:0.394
Woofer Diameter:2.56
Woofer Size:2.56

Subwoofer

Bass reflex:
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer location:Separate
Subwoofer RMS power:100
Subwoofer type:Active
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

24p: Yes
24p support:Y
Apple docking compatibility: No
Cable Length:59.1
Color:
Color of product:Black
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):BRAVIA Sync
Docking connector type:Not supported
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of amplifier channels:7.1
Remote Control Type:
Wall mountable: No
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:278.7
Subwoofer weight:395.1