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Sony HT-NT5

Sony HT-NT5
alaScore 93

132 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Sony HT-NT5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony HT-NT5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HT-NT5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony HT-NT5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback. The design and price get critical reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size

price, design

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Steve May (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HT-NT5

 

The Sony HT-NT5 is a high-end soundbar/subwoofer combo. Unashamedly over-engineered, it features super-tweeters designed to service hi-res audio, and a level of finish that elevates it far above the rank and file of commodity TV sound systems.

The Sony HT-NT5 is sweet and musical, but for a movie night in you might hanker for something more exciting.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony HT-NT5 review

 

Not a bad effort, but this Sony soundbar doesn't give your TV the boost it should...

Clear, open sound ; Will go decently loud ; Times well with good drive and organisation

Sub is soft and poorly integrated ; Midrange lacks detail and expression ; Struggles to convey dynamics ; Busy scenes can sound congested

Another stylish soundbar from Sony, but its lack of detail, dynamics and low-end punch leave us wanting more

Sep, 2016

Expert review by (techradar.com)

Sony HT-NT5 Soundbar review

 

All lightning and no thunder

Sony has refined the HT-NT5 for extreme musicality but, as a trade off, it doesn't have the oomph for cinema-quality sound reproduction.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HT-NT5 review

 

Audio equipment, and the sound bar in particular, is a little bit like local government. Everyone sees the "little people" -- the street sweepers, the meter readers and so on --and everyone knows the "mayor", but from the outside looking in it's hard...

The Sony HT-NT5 gets nearly everything right: design, features and sound for music and home theater.

Sound quality, while excellent, is not twice as good as a $400 sound bar. Setting up rear speakers is expensive and a little frustrating.

The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony HT-NT5 review

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The Sony HT-NT5 sound bar is supposed to allow you to experience the very highest quality of digital sound. It features Hi-Res Audio technology, so it's capable of playing digital files with much more detail than your average MP3. But how does it...

Sep, 2016

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony HT-NT5

 

The well-connected Sony HT-NT5 soundbar is a powerful two-piece speaker system equipped with Google Cast and 4K HDMI passthrough.

Lots of wired and wireless connection options. Powerful sound. Good performance for both movies and music. Crisp highs and powerful bass.

Slightly weak in the low-mids for music. Only uses Miracast for video streaming. Power cables are permanently attached.

Conclusions The Sony HT-NT5 is a full-featured soundbar with plenty of power for both movies and music. It's loaded with connectivity options including Google Cast and three HDMI inputs, and it can get satisfyingly loud with its wireless subwoofer...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony HT-NT5 review

 

Audio equipment, and the sound bar in particular, is a little bit like local government. Everyone sees the "little people" -- the street sweepers, the meter readers and so on --and everyone knows the "mayor", but from the outside looking in it's hard...

The Sony HT-NT5 gets nearly everything right: design, features and sound for music and home theater.

Sound quality, while excellent, is not twice as good as a $400 sound bar. Setting up rear speakers is expensive and a little frustrating.

The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Sony's HT-NT5 sound bar nails it for the money

 

Audio equipment, and the sound bar in particular, is a little bit like local government. Everyone sees the "little people" -- the street sweepers, the meter readers and so on --and everyone knows the "mayor", but from the outside looking in it's hard...

The Sony HT-NT5 gets nearly everything: right, design, features and sound for music and home theater

Sound quality, while excellent, is not twice as good as a $400 sound bar. Setting up rear speakers is expensive and a little frustrating

The Sony HT-NT5 offers distinctive good looks, a superlative feature set and generous performance, making it our favorite sound bar for the price.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

Sony HT-NT5 Soundbar Review

 

The HT-NT5 can't be beat when it comes to features alone — it rivals many stand-alone audio-video receivers. From 4K to high-resolution audio, it embraces the latest video and audio formats and makes it simple to use them. It sounds pretty good, too,...

Feature abundant ; Wide sound field ; Loud

Pricey ; Lacks midrange

Sony's HT-NT5 has all the features you want in a soundbar — and more — if you're willing to pay a premium.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

A great addition to a minimalist TV

 

I bought this to augment an elderly LG TV. I use it with a cable TV receiver and a Blu-ray player. I also use it with Bluetooth to stream music from my laptop and mobile phone, and Ethernet (or wifi) to play music and videos stored on my NAS (it seems...

Jan, 2018