Sony HTXT1 Review

1.2 Sony HTXT1 2.1



A simple sound bar that gets the job done

The Sony HTXT1-2-1 is worth considering if you’re in the market for an inexpensive sound bar that knows what it is supposed to do and does it well. This is a compact, slim alternative that features all the quality standards that characterize the manufacturing brand. From heart-pounding bass to room-filling sound, this sound system can satisfy the needs of even the pickiest audiophiles.


Ease of use and installation

Since it’s smaller than some of the other products in the line, this unit is designed for 32-inch to 55-inch TVs. Size does not matter in this case, as the Sony HTXT1-2-1 is easy to set up with practically no effort on the part of the user. All one has to do is utilize the HDMI input of the device so that one connects compatible devices in the living room. Aside from a TV, any owner can use this sound bar with other HD devices that have optical or analog outputs.


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Wireless music streaming

Wireless Bluetooth streaming is close to mandatory nowadays, as the technological advancements of recent years have gradually increased the needs of users all over the world. Fortunately, the HTXT1-2-1 is compatible with a plethora of wireless-capable devices, including Apple and Samsung devices that are likely to exist in any home across the United States and Canada. While the model does not come with an external wireless subwoofer, it does feature a built-in one. Since the system can be paired with Near Field Connectivity, it goes without saying that buyers can finally take advantage of all the perks offered by their compatible music or mobile devices.


1.1 Sony HTXT1 2.1


All the connectivity you might desire

As previously mentioned, nothing beats the HTXT1-2-1 when it comes to connectivity. Thus, one may connect anything from a Blu-ray player to a gaming console and a cable box using the pre-installed HDMI inputs. The neat thing about this model is that it also feature a dedicated HDMI TV connection with ARC, which makes it possible for users to hear just the best sound quality in movies and other types of media content being streamed via the television.


Free mobile app

We’ve become accustomed to using our smartphones all the time. If they’re so convenient, why not utilize them with this sound bar as well? Luckily for you, Sony was quick enough to meet modern users’ expectations by developing the complementary SongPal app system control. The application is free to download both from the App Store and Google Play, but the really neat thing about it is that it can be utilized to control and navigate the content and functionalities of the sound bar.




Few users have reported that owners should lower the subwoofer to 6 or 7 so that they offer the right amount of bass. Any more than that might take a toll on the audio experience.



Our verdict

If your budget doesn’t allow you to spend over two hundred dollars on a sound bar, perhaps you’d benefit from owning and using the HTXT1-2-1. After all, it comes with all the connectivity features one might desire, it supports various Wireless-compatible devices and has an integrated subwoofer for powerful bass.


Buy from for ($179.99)