Sony HT-XT1 TV Sound System Review

The Sony HT-XT1 Sound System is a sleek and elegant soundbase that sits neatly under your flat screen TV providing 170 watts of 2.1 channel sound.

This Sony sound base has a unique elevated chassis design that enables the dual built-in down-firing subwoofers to interact with your environment to give a rich and solid bass response.

The design is both modern and elegant gracing any room with it's unobtrusive but solid presence.  Sitting neatly under your television you'll enjoy enhanced sound that will revolutionise your entertainment experience. Already this product has a 4.4 star rating and you might like to check out some customer opinions from customers who are enjoying it.


Easy to set up, simply connect your TV and enjoy !

Sony HT-XT1 Soundbase Overview

SONY HT-XT1 Sound Base

The Sony HT-XT1 soundbase is less than 3 inches high and is intended for use for televisions sized 32" to 55" up to 66 pounds weight.  With a smooth minimal design it has a tempered glass top surface that is durable, stable and attractive.

Not only can you enjoy TV sound but you can also play your music through via the built-in bluetooth connectivity.

With 170 watt amplification, independent bass, treble and subwoofer adjustments can be made to enhance the sound across all inputs, while seven sound field settings let you enjoy movies, listen to music, and watch sports enjoying immersive sound.




Sony HT-XT1

TV Size 

32" - 55"

Max TV weight

66 lbs  (30 Kg)


170 Watts - 2 x 35W and 1 x 100W sub-woofer

Optical Audio


HDMI Inputs





YES - also NFC pairing

RCA analogue audio 


Max TV Base Size

28.4" W  by  12.2” D   (72 x 31 cm) 

Remote Control


Remote APP

YES - SongPal for iOS and Android


YES - Front

Who is the Sony HT-XT1 TV Sound base for ?

Anyone who does not have room for a surround sound system - or just does not want the clutter of a separate speaker system will find Sony's TV sound system absolutely ideal.  No need either for a separate subwoofer - everything is in one neat good looking box.

Even if you were considering a sound bar originally, you may find this better as you will not need to be concerned about a unit in front of the tv blocking remote signals.  It can also raise the TV a little which may help your sightline if you TV unit is on the low side.

And, if you're finding dialogue a little difficult to make out sometimes, then the improved vocal clarity that this all in one sound system provides will sort that out nicely for you too.

What's in the Sony HT-XT1 Box?

Inside the box is

  • Sony HT-XT1 Soundbase unit
  • Power Cord
  • Digital Optical Cable
  • Remote Control with batteries (2 x AAA)
  • Quick Start guide
  •  Operating Instructions Manual
Sony HT-XT1 Subwoofers underneath

Dimensions of the Sony HT-XT1 TV Soundbase

The HT-XT1 is designed to complement your TV and your living space without being obtrusive.

The top surface is finished in tempered glass to provide a beautiful, durable and stable surface for your TV supported on 4 silver coloured pyramid shaped feet, finished with an attactive perforated metal front grill.

Weighing 17.1 lbs / (8 kg) and measuring

  • 2.87" (7.2 cm) H
  • 28.37" (72.0 cm) W
  • 12.25" (31.0 cm) D

It will support a flatscreen TV weighing up to 66 lbs (30Kg)  with a TV base of up to 28.4" (72cm) Wide by 12.2” (31 cm) Depth

Sony HT-XT1 Glass Top

Sony HT-XT1 Connections

The Sony HT-XT1 is very well endowed with connections.

 As well as the usual optical audio there are 3 HDMI inputs for connecting HD devices like a cable box, Blu-ray® player or gaming console,  with 4K pass-through.

A single HDMI out to TV connection with ARC ensures you get the best possible HD audio signal too.  If your TV does not have an HDMI with ARC, then its just a matter of using an audio cable as well.

The in-built audio processor supports most HD formats including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio

With the in-built Bluetooth connectivity you can stream music  to the soundable with compatible music devices, smartphones and tablets.

And simplified Bluetooth pairing with Near Field Connectivity (NFC) is also available -  simply align compatible devices by touching their logos

Built-in SBC and AAC codec support improves audio signal quality when streaming music wirelessly.

Just in case you don't have a bluetooth enabled device, there is also a 3.5 mm mini jack as well.

Sony HT-XT1 Inputs
Sony HT-XT1 Rear

Sony HT-XT1 Rear of Unit

Sony HT-TX1 Review - Conclusion

All in all this is a great Soundbase that will enhance your TV viewing experience and is loaded with up to the minute features.

The Sony HT-XT1 price is currently discounted at Amazon ​so don't miss the opportunity to upgrade your flat screen TV at a truly affordable price.

Suitable for small to medium size rooms, you'll wonder why you didn't get this soundbase long ago!

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