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Sony HT-CT550W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of Sony HT-CT550W. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony HT-CT550W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HT-CT550W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony HT-CT550W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HT-CT550W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Sony HT-CT550W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony HT-CT550W sound bar review: Lots of inputs, but falls short of cheaper competitors

 

The Sony HT-CT550W is worth considering if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but otherwise it's not worth its premium price.

The ; is packed with more connectivity than your average sound bar, with three HDMI inputs and three digital audio inputs. The sound bar itself feels surprisingly well-made, with a stylish, refined look.

Unlike other budget sound bars, the HT-CT550W requires a separate head unit, which vitiates some of the benefits of a minimalist sound bar system in the first place. And although it's priced at a premium, its sound quality is not as good as that of...

Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony HT-CT550W review

 

When Sony released the HT-CT100 sound bar back in 2008, the company was way ahead of the competition, offering HDMI connectivity and surprisingly good sound quality at a budget price. Four years later, the Sony HT-CT550W ($400 street price) faces a...

The Sony HT-CT550W is packed with more connectivity than your average sound bar, with three HDMI inputs and three digital audio inputs. The sound bar itself feels surprisingly well-made, with a stylish, refined look.

Unlike other budget sound bars, the HT-CT550W requires a separate head unit, which vitiates some of the benefits of a minimalist sound bar system in the first place. And although it's priced at a premium, its sound quality is not as good as that of...

Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price.

May, 2012

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo

 

In an attempt at making the product green, Buffalo has added automatic power management smarts—sort of. Just as with the master control outlets on the new APC Back-UPS ES750, the NAS box knows when the PC running its NAS Navigator software goes to...

New NAS management software supports Web Access

Mediocre performance. Hardware failed during drive reliability test. No USB print server. Can't handle more than one USB drive via a USB hub

The Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo (LS-WTGL/R1) is a functioning NAS box, but it's ill-suited to serving multimedia in the home, and it lacks the features and reliability needed for SMB file serving. This is a device that could use additional software...

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

Sony HT-CT550W sound bar review: Lots of inputs, but falls short of cheaper competitors

 

The Sony HT-CT550W is worth considering if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but otherwise it's not worth its premium price.

The ; is packed with more connectivity than your average sound bar, with three HDMI inputs and three digital audio inputs. The sound bar itself feels surprisingly well-made, with a stylish, refined look.

Unlike other budget sound bars, the HT-CT550W requires a separate head unit, which vitiates some of the benefits of a minimalist sound bar system in the first place. And although it's priced at a premium, its sound quality is not as good as that of...

Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price.

May, 2012

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

Sony HT-CT550W review

 

When Sony released the HT-CT100 sound bar back in 2008, the company was way ahead of the competition, offering HDMI connectivity and surprisingly good sound quality at a budget price. Four years later, the Sony HT-CT550W ($400 street price) faces a...

The Sony HT-CT550W is packed with more connectivity than your average sound bar, with three HDMI inputs and three digital audio inputs. The sound bar itself feels surprisingly well-made, with a stylish, refined look.

Unlike other budget sound bars, the HT-CT550W requires a separate head unit, which vitiates some of the benefits of a minimalist sound bar system in the first place. And although it's priced at a premium, its sound quality is not as good as that of...

Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price.

May, 2012

Expert review by (techworld.com)

Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo review

 

Buffalo's LinkStation Pro Duo NAS device houses two drives for up to 4TB of storage. It can be set to run in RAID 0 or 1 modes and, coupled with its Gigabit Ethernet interface, this means it will be quick to perform network file transfers. It has a...

There is so much space available on the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo, you can dedicate some to back up your computers (Mac users can use it with Time Machine). You can store music and videos on it so that they can be accessed on your phone or through...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"I would not compare this to Bose"

 

The SR1 is completely different to this and sounds better, if you have a look at all the features with the SR1 this Sony HT-CT550W comes know where near based on features let alone sound.

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simple

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

I would not compare this to Bose

 

The SR1 is completely different to this and sounds better, if you have a look at all the features with the SR1 this Sony HT-CT550W comes know where near based on features let alone sound.

price

simple

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!! DANGER!!"

 

If you love tin can treble & NO BASS this is the product for you!! There is NO improvement in sound quality compared to the TV speakers. TOTAL disappointment!! my iPhone has better bass to it Sony REALLY dropped the ball on this product!! Even with the...

SLEEK & easy to set up

ZERO BASS!!

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Well worth it!"

 

This system was a great alternative to my proper 5.1 setup. I did some home remodeling and I couldn't take the wires/speakers everywhere anymore. Setup was quick and painless. The subwoofer has strong bass but not overpowering and the speaker produces...

+Great sound

-Built-in wireless would have been nice on a system at this price level

Jul, 2012

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