Sony’s HT-G700 soundbar offers an exciting sound experience for moviegoers looking for great sound at a lower cost. Announced as Dolby Atmos compatible, Sony’s soundbar is only so thanks to a logo. But its excellent quality/price ratio saves the day. It is also available at €251.10 instead of €499 on Amazon, thanks to a discount coupon in store.
The Sony HT-G700, a small evolution of the X8500, which stands out with better controlled bass, slightly more precise treble and a dedicated center channel. Despite these differences, the overall rating remains similar. With three 45 x 100mm full-range speakers configured in 3.0, along with a dedicated subwoofer equipped with a 160mm driver, this soundbar transforms into a 3.1 ensemble, transporting the viewer to the heart of the action. The HT-G700 soundbar is now at 251.10 euros instead of 499 euros with the discount coupon in the Amazon store.
Features of the Sony HT-G700 soundbar
Good value for money HDMI input Uncomfortable with music
Instead of 499 euros usually, the Sony HT-G700 is now available on sale at 251.10 euros at Amazon.
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Faithful sound reproduction, but a weak Atmos
The raw sound reproduction of the HT-G700 shares similarities with that of its predecessor, the HT-X8500. The “standard” and “cinema” modes offer a relatively faithful reproduction of timbres, although certain elements in the low mids and highs may lack naturalness and detail. Fortunately, the clarity of the voices is preserved, but we would have liked a more realistic presentation. The highs gain in precision compared to the HT-X8500, but there is still room for improvement, especially for scenes with metallic noises or cymbals that seem slightly scintillating.
Despite everything, the Sony HT-G700 is not physically equipped to reproduce Dolby Atmos: it is based on a configuration of three flat speakers, accompanied by a wireless subwoofer. It is therefore more appropriate to consider that this soundbar is mainly designed to improve the sound experience compared to the often disappointing acoustic performance of televisions.
A very satisfactory spatialization, although still behind
Sony has made the most of signal processing with its S-Force Pro Front Surround technology, generously expanding the soundstage beyond the physical dimensions of the soundbar. Although the localization of the surround effects is less precise than with dedicated rear speakers, the overall effect is still impressive given the acoustic configuration of the HT-G700. Height effects are also reproduced well, creating a satisfying feeling of elevation.
Like its little sister, the HT-G700 therefore offers remarkable spatialization thanks to its 3.1 acoustic configuration, in particular for an immersive cinematic experience. However, its ‘raw’ sound performance may seem less impressive, especially when compared to one of its competitors, Samsung’s HW-Q60T. The latter cannot compete in terms of spatialization.
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