Sony HT-CT260 comparison

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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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Sharp HT-SB60

Sharp HT-SB60
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Price $298 to $299 at 4 stores $396 to $399 at 5 stores $298 to $309 at 5 stores $249 at 1 store $332 to $497 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 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 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 14, 2012 June 25, 2013 January 03, 2013 December 10, 2013 October 12, 2012
The Bottom Line 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 Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup. The Sharp HT-SB60 is one of the best-performing sound bars we've tested, although its extra-long size and lack of Bluetooth will give some buyers pause.

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
2 x Wireless speakers
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
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Color Black
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Product Type Sound Bar
2.1-channel
Info unavailable 5.1-channel
2.1-channel
2.1-channel
Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
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Speaker System Details Subwoofer
- 170 Watt
- 130 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 x Active subwoofer - 160 Watt
1 - 150 Watt
Connectivity Technology Wireless - Bluetooth
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wireless
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Wired
Speaker Type Active
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Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Dolby Digital
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Product Description Sound Bar
Sony HT-CT260
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Nominal Output Power (Total) 300 Watt
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Audio Amplifier Integrated
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