Both new 5.1 channel Soundbar home theatre systems released by Japanese electronics giant Sony recently – the Sony HT-S700RF and HT-S500RF – visited sale India from August 10. Priced respectively at Rs 37,990 and Rs 29,990, these home theatres have a mind-blowing 1,000-watt audio tracks output. This makes them with the capacity of delivering incredible music output.

The house theatres, strong enough to surround your full home with music, also include tweeters to enable you to enjoy every minute note and sound of the softest drum. Both devices have a premium design, featuring metal grills on all front and rear speakers.

Business Standard reviewed the HT-S700RF version. Listed below are our observations how the set fares on various key parameters:

The Sony HT-S700RF home theatre system gives a whopping music output, because of its high volume boxes built with tweeters. JAPAN electronics giant claims to create ‘stunning surround sound’. Well, real 5.1 speakers, in conjunction with two front and rear tweeters, make certain that the sound produced is massive. For connectivity, they include Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI, optical-in ports, analogue audio tracks input, and a USB port. The Bluetooth version is fairly impressive, too. The two 2.1v that lots of others provide disconnects as soon as you escape range. Overall, the machine is a clean set-up that may improve your room’s feel.

What’s more? The premium set also includes a 20cm subwoofer, and it includes ‘tall boy’ speakers. No wonder the music and audio tracks output are simply just transcendental. We attempted some heavy bass music – mainly songs with a prominent bass guitar. The sound made by the soundbar and the tweeters was nothing significantly less than a studio environment. The bass was extremely powerful, from the two tall boy speakers.

The remote includes a sleek design with enough keys that to use songs. The remote, for colossal-like theatre, is fairly powerful. But for a celebration speaker, the accompanying remote controller isn’t sufficient. It works only once pointed toward the speaker’s top side, where in fact the IR blaster is mounted. The keys don’t have a background light, that makes it difficult to use them at night.

Sony 5.1 home theatre review

Next, we linked the speakers with the Sony Bravia 55-inch A8F OLED TV. Once connected, we switched it mode on and played some music-centric movies, to check on the intensity of the speakers. And the effect had not been disappointing at all. The sound was perfect to the ear. There is no forced shriek. Gangster movies with plenty of gunshot and rifle sounds, such as for example Goodfellas and The Departed didn’t hurt the ear, and soft musical themes in Godfather had not been difficult to listen to. The sound was clear therefore comfortable a standard volume could magically adapt to the surroundings and sound quality.

Music concerts, guitar riffs, bass guitar sound and drum beats, everything fell on the ear smoothly while surrounding the area with clear music. The heavy bass definitely gave an advantage to the complete experience.

Arriving at the size, the house theatre is massive rather than portable. Once it settles at a location, ensure that is where you want to buy to be; you may have to put a whole lot of effort to transport the system in one position to another.

The HT-S700RF lets you feel the surroundings as you pay attention to music, or watching movies, Television shows and matches. It ticks all of the right boxes for the music fanatic. Any other marvel that along is a bonus.

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