Sony HT-S400 Soundbar - Review

Sony HT-S400 Soundbar 2.1 Review
6.86 Mixed Usages
7.4 SOUND QUALITY
7.4 BASS ACCURACY :
7.1 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
5.4 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 2.1 Channel
Placement Type Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Wireless
Subwoofer Feature Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker N/A
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output N/A
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output None
Full HDMI Input None
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) No Dedicated Center Channel Speaker. So, it can not produce sound quite as clear as 3.0, 3.2 , 5.1 or 7.2 channels Soundbar. But It has decent center performance to produce accurate audio and dialogue.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (79 ms) and Optical (99 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (N/A).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: None
Bass Adjustment ( Thup & Punch of sound) N/A
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) N/A
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital N/A
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS N/A
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : N/A
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : N/A

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type :
Midrange Size & Types: 2 x 2 x 3.9
Woofer Size & Type : 7.63 x 15.25 x 15.75
Subwoofer Driver 6.3

Build Material

Enclosure Bass-Reflex
Finish The bar's mostly made of plastic its feels a bit cheap.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 35.5
Soundbar Height 2.5
Soundbar Depth 3.7
Subwoofer Width 7.5
Subwoofer Depth 15.6

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 7.4
BASS ACCURACY : 7.4
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 5.4
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.1
BUILD QUALITY : 7
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