Smart Guidance in Buying Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar

I’m not a huge tech or audiophile, but i was pleased to have the option to critique this item, and i have to say that overall, we are loving it. I usually dread location up something specialized but this was so simple. It took about five-ten minutes, most if which was just acquiring the input on the back of our television. It was then just a issue of turning it on. It doesn’t override the sound from your television so you have to flip the volume on your set all the way down or you get an disagreeable echo outcome. The sound made, particularly the bass, it so significantly clearer and richer i’ll under no circumstances want to use the speaker on my tv set once more. Nonetheless i have yet to truly notice the surround sound result. It may be that i have to have to situation myself much more centrally in the area or it’s possible i just want to check out the proper film, but so significantly i’m just not experience it. I also believe it’s a disgrace that there is no visual readout on monitor, so you have no clear sign of exactly where the quantity is set.

Simple to established up great sound high-quality. From taking this out of the box, eradicating the protecting wrapping, plugging both equally the bar and the sub woofer in to the electrical power sockets and then connecting the optical cable took considerably less than 5 minutes and the product was working flawlessly and with my tv set. This unit also offers bluetooth connectivity, as my phone is a minimal aged and lacks nfc i linked it the aged fashioned way by means of browsing and once more this was extremely rapid to do and effortless to complete. It will maintain eight products in its memory that have connected to it via bluetooth in the earlier just after this point it will forget the gadget that hasn’t been utilised the longest and allow the other to join. To hook up even a lot easier to the machine you can set bluetooth to searchable and contact an nfc enabled device to the sound bar and you are related. This is marketed as being an easy to established up product and it is refreshing when this is precisely the situation. Other connection solutions include a 3. 5mm jack like you would have for headphones so you can however hook up this way for more mature units and more mature mp3 gamers. The sound top quality, as you would expect from sony, is fantastic and seriously delivers voices clear and in the surround method would make films wonderful to check out. I have not had any difficulties with this and it enhances the high-quality of sound drastically from my samsung 40′ led full hd tvthe units sits properly beneath my tv set and is exactly the exact size as my 40′ tv set its not broader and not a large amount smaller so matches up properly.

Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

  • 2.1 channel sound bar along with 100 W of cinematic sound gives movies realism they deserve
  • Easy bluetooth connectivity with NFC one-touch
  • Experience cinema quality surround sound with virtual surround sound processing
  • S-Master digital amplifier for pure sound quality and clear audio plus provides good sounding music in one step
  • Flexible setup with a compact wireless subwoofer

Good quality for us at minimum for a incredibly fantastic cost.

A fist class little bit of products.

Connected to an lg tv set which has terrible speakers and for some reason it attempts to regulate the quantity even when you change off that featureyou won’t be able to improve the volume using the tv set distant, you have to use the sound bar’s distant (comes with batteries). There is an optical cable, but until your television set is 10cm away from the soundbar its almost nothing more than a piece of stringyou will need two electricity sockets (a person for the bar a further for the subwoofer). The slender distant is fairly low cost, i don’t see it lasting a daily life time. The principal issue is the sound, its clear and crisp, a whole lot greater than the television audio, so for me it functions good, and now i can listen to the film speech audiopersonally i believe its just improved to shell out the funds on a superior television than obtaining to invest in a individual unit.

Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC) : Easy to set up and use and sounds fantastic. This is my first experience of owning a sound bar but, while my powers of comparison to other makes are somewhat non-existent, i can tell you one thing with absolute clarity. I love this bit of kiti was a little overwhelmed when it arrived as it comes in a box just north of “massive”. This is mostly to safely package the sub woofer which is of comforting weight and size for the money (13 ins high and a foot deep). The bar itself (2ft 11ins long) is easily liftable but heavy enough to give it a quality feel. Stuck under a 32” tv, it will stick out a little but not so that it looks at all silly. The bar and woofer each require their own plug sockets. The woofer is wireless however so plugging it in is about all you need to do with it.The bar connects to the tv via an optical cable (included) and that is it, you are ready to go.


One thought on “Smart Guidance in Buying Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar

  1. djay

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    This was purchased to replace a philips sound bar which rather annoyingly used to put itself in standby mode unless the volume was constantly jacked up. So before resorting to taking an axe to it, after careful consideration i opted for this as i hoped it would compliment my sony tv. After a few days of use it seems ok, which is a disappointing conclusion as i’d hoped for more. The bluetooth is handy, as is the wireless subwoofer – though this positive point is somewhat negated by the need to plug it into the mains, so it isn’t completely wire-free. But the chief disappointment is the sound quality. If you like a bit of bass and depth then this product is not going to be satisfactory.
  2. darleydame

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Hard to find right brackets so made our own. Think all the reviews have said it all. The only thing i would add is that it does have teardrop fixings if you want to mount on a wall. There is no information on brackets to use and as i have a sony tv i looked for sony brackets with no success and all the universal ones dont seem to cover this type of fixing without modifications. In the end we used a couple of short lengths of ‘bat strap’ fixed to our cantilever wall bracket and then found bolts that would fit the fixing points and attached these to the straps using nuts. The bar slots into these and they are barely visible between the top of the tv and the sound bar. , although you could just as well fix it underneath but we didnt habe enough clearance.
    • Dawnn Evans
      Got rid of old surround sound, does good in our small room.
  3. Stevetrumpet VINE VOICE

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    This is a good sounding sound bar to give a fuller sound for. This is a good sounding sound bar to give a fuller sound for your viewing experience, together with a sub-woofer box. I did find that placed on a tv unit in front of a sony bravia tv the tv sensor for the remote is obscured. The unit connects to the tv using an optical connection and the syncing of sound is quite good, although there does seem to be a slight delay if you watch lips closely. Has bluetooth so can be used a speaker for your music on your phone very easily. Good and would probably be better if wall mounted so the sensor is not obscured.
  4. Johnsonator

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    This would have 5 stars, but my product has come wihna wired subwoofer. I was under the impression i was relieving a wireless sub, maybe it means wireless bluetooth playback i’m not sure, luckily it doesn’t create much of an issue, but amazon need to be careful with their wording of products if this is the case.
    • Christopher Meadows VINE VOICE
      Looks good, sounds good, and is incredibly easy to set up. 1 soundbar, with a wireless subwoofer. On first receiving it, i have to admit to some consternation – the packaging was rather large. It took some effort to take everything out of the box. On the other hand, having done so, the components were rather straightforward. There’s the soundbar itself, a long black monolith, roughly the length of a 40 inch television. There’s the subwoofer, which is fairly hefty and extremely minimalistic, simply a black cube – and then there’s the ancillary bits – an optical cable, for connecting the soundbar to whatever device you have to hand, and a thin remote control for volume and mode settings. Setup was, honestly, really easy. I was expecting a lot more faff with configuration and so on.
      • Paolo Sammut VINE VOICE
        Really easy to set up and use and gives great sound. This is a great soundbar which has proved to be very simple to set up and use. Out of the box, everything is clear and installing was very straightforward – the documentation was more than adequate in this regards. Sound reproduction is excellent and everything is very clear. The unit is in no way invasive since the bass box can be positioned anywhere and communicates wirelessly (it does plug into the mains) and we have found that the speaker bar works practically as well behind the tv rather than infront. This has been especially beneficial to the older members of our household (who are more technologically challenged). The whole things makes television much easier to listen to and perfectly straightforward to use. In all, this is a highly recommended product which is proving very popular in our household.
  5. Tea Tango VINE VOICE
    Connected to an lg tv which has terrible speakers and for some reason it tries to adjust the volume even when you switch off that featureyou can’t change the volume using the tv remote, you have to use the sound bar’s remote (comes with batteries). There is an optical cable, but unless your tv is 10cm away from the soundbar its nothing more than a piece of stringyou need two power sockets (one for the bar another for the subwoofer). The thin remote is pretty cheap, i don’t see it lasting a life time. The main thing is the sound, its clear and crisp, a lot better than the tv audio, so for me it works great, and now i can hear the movie speech audiopersonally i think its just better to spend the money on a better tv than having to buy a separate device.
  6. R. C. McGinlay VINE VOICE

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    I’ve always been slightly baffled by the introduction of sound bars. I view them as a way for tv manufacturers to squeeze more money out of the public. You buy a nice big flat screen tv and then, when you get it home, you realise that the speakers are cheap and nasty. So why not pay even more money so that you can listen to your favourite tv show / action movie without the speaker rattling and giving off a terribly distorted sound?. Step forward the sound bar, which in truth, only allows the listener to obtain better stereo sound quality. With the sony ht-ct180, we’re promised simulated surround sound. What’s the point, when you can have actual dts surround sound for the same price, by picking up a home theatre system?i suspect those buying sound bars aren’t actually that knowledgeable about the technology. Sure, you get a better sound than you get out of your tinny tv speakers, but you’re not going to be able to enjoy digital surround sound unless you pick up a home theatre system.
    • LOTHAR VINE VOICE
      I’m not a huge tech or audiophile, but i was pleased to have the opportunity to review this item, and i have to say that overall, we are loving it. I usually dread setting up anything technical but this was so easy. It took about 5-10 minutes, most if which was just finding the input on the back of our tv. It was then just a matter of turning it on. It doesn’t override the sound from your television so you have to turn the volume on your set all the way down or you get an unpleasant echo effect. The sound produced, particularly the bass, it so much clearer and richer i’ll never want to use the speaker on my tv again. However i have yet to really notice the surround sound effect. It may be that i need to position myself more centrally in the room or maybe i just need to watch the right film, but so far i’m just not feeling it. I also think it’s a shame that there is no visual readout on screen, so you have no clear indication of where the volume is set.
  7. I. Bilton VINE VOICE

    This review is from : Sony HT-CT180 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (100 W, Clear Audio Plus, Virtual Surround Sound, Bluetooth and NFC)

    Easy to set up great sound quality. From taking this out of the box, removing the protective wrapping, plugging both the bar and the sub woofer in to the power sockets and then connecting the optical cable took less than five minutes and the device was working perfectly and with my tv. This device also offers bluetooth connectivity, as my phone is a little old and lacks nfc i connected it the old fashioned way through searching and again this was very quick to do and easy to accomplish. It will hold 8 devices in its memory that have connected to it via bluetooth in the past after this point it will forget the device that hasn’t been used the longest and allow the other to connect. To connect even easier to the device you can set bluetooth to searchable and touch an nfc enabled device to the sound bar and you are connected. This is advertised as being an easy to set up device and it is refreshing when this is exactly the case. Other connection options include a 3. 5mm jack like you would have for headphones so you can still connect this way for older devices and older mp3 players. The sound quality, as you would expect from sony, is superb and really brings voices clear and in the surround mode makes films fantastic to watch. I haven’t had any issues with this and it improves the quality of sound dramatically from my samsung 40″ led full hd tvthe devices sits nicely below my tv and is exactly the same length as my 40″ tv its not wider and not a lot smaller so matches up perfectly.

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