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Sony HT-ST3

Sony HT-ST3
alaScore 90

197 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Sony HT-ST3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, reliability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony HT-ST3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HT-ST3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony HT-ST3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback, but the price and design get critical opinions.

usability, size

design, price

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HTST3 4.1 Channel S-Force Pro Front Surround Sound Premium SoundbarSony HTST3 4.1 Channel S-Force Pro Front Surround Sound Premium Soundbar

Jan, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Sony HT-ST3


We test the world's slimmest Bluetooth-equipped soundbar

Big, powerful but well-controlled sound ; Super-slim speaker bar ; Impressive features

Need to accommodate chunky control box ; Relatively pricey

Sound modes include Standard, Movie, Music and Virtual Football, a new setting designed to replicate the acoustics of a stadium – perfect for watching England flunk out of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround aims to fill...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (

Sony HT-ST3


A classic example of style over substance. Given tweaks to the sound it could be far better, but that's not to be for now

A slim profile means your field of vision will not be obstructed

Harsh treble ; Limited dynamics ; Hard sound when pushed

The Sony HT-ST3 is a mixed bag, with some very good ideas let down by frustrating implementation. It looks nice, and we like the connectivity, but its audio performance needs work.

Consumer review (

Sony HT-ST3 4.1


Easy to install & operate. The small Sound Bar sits neatly below the TV and the subwoofer lays flat and is unobtrusive.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HT-ST3 4.1


Looks good

Everything else. It isn't wireless ( despite the pictures in the adverts), doesn't seem to always work with the tv, meaning that half the time both the tv speaker and the soundbar come on, was impossible to configure and cost almost as much as the tv,...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HT-ST3 4.1


Simple set up.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (

Sony HT-ST3 4.1


Easy to set up Blue tooth easy to use Small and sleak Good quality sound

Not quite the surround sound I was expecting but still good for a soundbar

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:4.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):40


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes

Other Features

Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 5.31 x 14.2

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


Subwoofer included: Yes

Technical Details

24p: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver
Deep colour support: Yes
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:35.4 x 1.65 x 1.18
Main unit dimensions (WxDxH):35.4 x 1.65 x 1.18
Output Power:250
Weight with stand:31.7

Weight & Dimensions

Subwoofer weight:0.293 / 18.3