Toshiba SBX4250 comparison

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Toshiba SBX4250

Toshiba SBX4250
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Sony HT-CT260

Sony HT-CT260
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Vizio S4251w-B4

Vizio S4251w-B4
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Samsung HW-C450

Samsung HW-C450
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Price $199 to $299 at 2 stores $346 to $399 at 2 stores $214 to $332 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date September 01, 2012 October 14, 2012 June 25, 2013 January 03, 2013 March 30, 2010
The Bottom Line Toshiba's SBX4250 is a sound bar with a good set of features at a decent price, but its sound quality and design are merely adequate. The Sony HT-CT260 is our go-to budget sound bar pick, with excellent sound quality, built-in Bluetooth, an adaptable design, and no major missteps. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations. Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks. The Samsung HW-C450 is an exceedingly thin sound bar home theater system that sounds surprisingly good with movies, but lacks HDMI connectivity.

Basic specs

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System Components 1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
2 x Wireless speakers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Subwoofer
Color Black
Black
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Max (RMS) Output Power 300 Watt
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Product Type 2.1-channel Sound bar system
Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Info unavailable 5.1-channel
2.1-channel
Speaker system
Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Speaker System Details Sound bar
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 280 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wireless - Bluetooth 2.0
Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless
Wired
Wireless
Speaker Type Active
Active
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
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DTS decoder
Nominal Output Power (Total) Info unavailable 300 Watt
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Product Description Toshiba SBX4250 - Sound bar system
Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
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Audio Amplifier Info unavailable Integrated
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