SONY HT-CT260 HOME THEATER
The fact that the HT-CT260 costs just $449, the lowest price for any sound bar tested this time around, already puts it in great stead for winning our Best Value Award. The fact that the Sony product sounds as good as its competitors seals the deal. The HT-CT260 is a simple, straightforward sound bar. While it lacks extras such as built-in Blu-ray player, internet features or detachable speakers. Yet it still delivers when it comes to audio. Warm mids, accompanied by strong bass enable a beefy tone. The HT-CT260 also thoroughly impresses with the way it delivered the impact and rumble of special effects when watching movies. Unfortunately, subdued trebles and a somewhat constricted soundstage meant that it was unable to compete with the eventual winner, the HTL9100.