• Nick Sharp

The Best Sony Subwoofer For 2022

Sony is an award-winning multinational Japanese company whose popularity has stood the test of time. Achieving success across every technology domain, it is well-known for producing high-quality electronics. From home appliances to cameras and audio, Sony has developed an outstanding reputation for quality and innovation.


This article will review and compare five of the top Sony wireless subwoofers on the market to help you decide which one to invest in.


Table of Contents


  1. Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer For HT-A9/HT-A7000/HT-A5000

  2. SA-SW5 Sony wireless subwoofer features

  3. SA-SW5 Sony wireless subwoofer sound quality

  4. Sony S200F 2.1ch Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer and Bluetooth Home Theater Audio (HT200F)

  5. Sony S200F 2.1ch Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer features

  6. Sony S200F 2.1ch Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer sound quality

  7. Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer (HT-Z9F)

  8. Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos features

  9. Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos sound quality

  10. Sony Mini Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Black (HTMT300/B)

  11. Sony Mini Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer features

  12. Sony Mini Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer sound quality

  13. Sony SRS-XB43 Wireless Portable Speaker

  14. Sony SRS-XB43 Wireless Portable Speaker features

  15. Sony SRS-XB43 Wireless Portable Speaker sound quality

  16. Our Verdict On The Best Sony Wireless Soundbar


The best Sony wireless subwoofer for 2022


Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer For HT-A9/HT-A7000/HT-A5000




Features


The powerful bass of the SA-SW5 Sony wireless subwoofer connects easily with your HT-A9/HT-A7000/HT-A5000 soundbar to give an authentic home cinema experience. A simple setup that delivers 300W of rich bass to all your favourite entertainment.


With the elimination of wires, it’s connection via Bluetooth, allows the subwoofer to be placed in any desirable location - well away from inquisitive kids or to get the most out of the sound quality in your room.


Its compact minimalist design, including round edged look, will easily compliment most décor, yet still have the capacity to fill a room with sound.


You can effortlessly power up your Sony wireless subwoofer and get the party started!


Sound Quality


This wireless subwoofer adds powerful bass to your home theatre or soundbar to enhance your entertainment experience.


The magnetic circuit maximizes the force of attraction that powers the voice coil, resulting in a deep, powerful bass. In addition, the unique notch edge increases vertical amplitude balance, resulting in excellent sound clarity.


With a depth of 300W and 19L of total power, the audio that reaches your ears is exciting and pure.





Sony S200F 2.1ch Soundbar with Built-In Subwoofer and Bluetooth Home Theater Audio (HT200F)

Features


You can now enhance your most loved movies and tv shows with this 2.1ch Sony wireless subwoofer. Its quality audio with deeper bass will give you an exhilarating experience, especially at this price point.


The compact design will ensure that it is not blocking the view of your television and fits comfortably along a narrow unit.


In addition, the wireless subwoofer can be easily connected to any television or home theatre, via Bluetooth, making the experience user friendly and accessible.


Sound Quality


The sound quality of the S200F, when at maximum volume, is comparable with other products. However, on a lower volume setting, the sound can appear ‘muddy’ and lack clarity. In addition, despite having an in-built subwoofer, it lacks bass. The S200F has difficulty recreating the deep hum and punch of bass and gives a narrow soundstage perception. As a result, it is better suited for dialogue content. For the theatre-level audio experience, we would not recommend it.





Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos and Wireless Subwoofer (HT-Z9F)



Features


For the thrill and exhilaration, the 79F 3.1ch wireless subwoofer places you right in the middle of the action! Its eARC technology allows the soundbar to give you an easy full-resolution connection. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy multiple audio formats without needing an alternate media source.


The easy-to-connect soundbar features a compact design to fit any space without disrupting audio or video. You can pair this wireless subwoofer with Alexa to give you an at-home concert or allow the voice of Alexa to project through the house.


Additionally, it comes with an in-built WiFi setting that allows you to connect to music online to continue that concert anytime!


Sound Quality


The vertical surround system allows the audio to spread throughout the room, so no matter where you are seated, you can enjoy the theatre experience. Its voice enhancement feature boosts the audio frequencies to dim the background noise, giving you greater audio clarity.


The wireless subwoofer will convert any studio-quality audio into a high-resolution experience.

This wireless subwoofer comes with multiple sound modes. From cinema mode to gaming mode, Sony have got it covered!




Sony Mini Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer Black (HTMT300/B)


Features


The HT-MT300 is the ideal soundbar for anyone wishing to significantly improve their music or movie experiences. The soundbar system has a wireless subwoofer that packs a powerful punch in its compact design.


As the soundbar connects via Bluetooth it can be placed under the couch for a blast in action movies or placed next to the sofa for a thrilling gaming experience.


Accessible control buttons, on top of the sound bar, allow you to change settings with ease. If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your couch… you can use the remote control!


Sound Quality


The Sony HT-MT300 soundbar punches above its weight, especially when it comes to fighting scenes and at low volume. Even at its maximum output, the system can remain relatively distortion-free. Music sounds pretty good coming from this wireless subwoofer, although some users have commented they would have liked a larger and more enveloping sound stage.


As the soundbar has adjustable bass settings you can tailor the speaker's balance to your preferences through the remote. This gives you full control over the quality and output of the soundbar, depending on the experience you are after.


Finally, you can use the remote to access additional EQ adjustments for movies and music — a valuable tool if you know what you're doing!





Sony SRS-XB43 Wireless Portable Speaker


Features


The newly built X-Balanced Speaker Unit delivers the XB43's extra bass power to give a sharper, richer sound - as well as two new woofers for stronger vocals. All in all, enhancing your favourite music with a deep, powerful sound.


The speaker is water and dust safe. You can enjoy your music during pool parties or days spent at the beach… worry-free! The speaker comes with LED lights that change according to the beat of the music to get the party started. Its party connect feature allows you to link up to 100 Bluetooth speakers to enjoy a concert-level experience!


This wireless subwoofer comes with a 24-hour battery life, so you don't have to worry about party disruptions. It can be re-charged easily with USB ports/connections, giving you the added benefit of smartphone charging.


The speaker is designed with easy-access buttons to control settings. So, whether it is changing the volume or the bass/audio balance, you can have the option of controlling how great your listening experience will be.


It features a built-in mic for recordings and can be connected to multiple apps to keep the party going! Place it horizontally or vertically and connect it with any audio device; this Sony product is bound to give you the same thrilling experience every time.


Sound Quality


The speaker provides 3-D audio which allows the sound to travel to every corner, creating the ideal festival experience. The balanced speaker units ensure high, and mighty, sound quality.


In addition, the dedicated tweeters with each woofer ensure high range frequencies, enhancing the listening experience.



Our Verdict


Sony has many great offerings in the audio space, all of which are each other's competitors!


When comparing the multiple models of the Sony wireless subwoofers, our priorities were sound quality, available features, and how these stacked-up against each price point.


We have concluded that the Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer is the best choice for us!

While the product is at the higher end of our budget, it provides excellent value. Its powerful bass and audio enhancement gave us a cinematic experience that we truly deserved.


The sleek, compact design of this wireless subwoofer meant it could be placed anywhere – which gave us multiple options to get the sound just right in the room. It’s easy connectivity and portability is a key feature for any home theatre, family room, or even bedroom.


With a bass this powerful, and a sound so clear, it would be a shame not to invest in such a high-quality product.


Sony SA-SW5 Wireless Subwoofer is our top recommendation.





Pair this subwoofer with a Sony soundbar for the perfect home cinema set-up. Here we look at the best Sony soundbar for 2022.


Here's a look at some of the common questions you might have when looking at a Sony subwoofer.


How Do I Connect My Sony Wireless Subwoofer?


To connect to a soundbar:

  • Press the HOME button

  • Select [Setup] and then [Advanced Settings] on menu

  • Select [Speaker Settings] - [Wireless Speaker Settings] - [Start manual linking]

  • Press LINK button, the power indicator will flash green twice repeatedly

  • Choose [Start] and then the manual connection will begin


Why Is My Sony Subwoofer Not Working?


A Sony subwoofer not working is likely because it has a problem with the AC power cord, ventilation holes are blocked, it's incorrectly connected or is being obstructed from the other devices.


Check the power connection or try a reset to fix the problem.


How Do I Pair My Sony Subwoofer?


A Sony subwoofer should pair with its soundbar automatically.


Make sure it is turned on correctly and near to the soundbar. A red light will appear on the front of the subwoofer. This red light will then turn green when the devices are paired correctly.


Why Won't My Subwoofer Connect To My Soundbar Sony?


A Sony subwoofer not connecting to a soundbar could because of a few issues.


These can include the following; it's not turned on correctly, has a problem with the AC cord, not a compatible model, is out of connection range or its being obstructed.


Can I Add A Subwoofer To My Sony Soundbar?


Most of the time you can only connect a subwoofer to a compatible soundbar model.


A lot of Sony soundbars come already with a subwoofer which can be connected or are designed to connect with certain Sony subwoofers models natively.


Why Is My Sony Subwoofer Not Turning On?


A Sony subwoofer may not be turning on because it has an issue with the AC power cord.


Check the cord is connected in the subwoofer and wall power outlet properly. Then press the power button. Also check the holes for ventilation on the subwoofer are not blocked.


How Many Watts Is A Sony Subwoofer?


A Sony subwoofer usually has between 100-300 watts of power. The wattage determines how powerful the subwoofer is and how well it reproduces the sound it is receiving from the speakers.


Higher wattage subwoofers offer more power and a more penetrating bass.


Is Sony Subwoofer Good?


Sony offers some of the best subwoofers on the market. The Sony SA-SW5 300W Wireless Subwoofer offers an incredible range of bass to a speaker setup, which can be paired with a range of soundbars.


With a depth of 300W and 19L of total power, the audio is very crisp.


How Do I Setup My Sony Subwoofer?


Make sure that all the power cords are connected to the subwoofer and the wall power outlet. Position the subwoofer in a good central location in the room and then turn it on. It will connect automatically to the compatible soundbar model.


How Do I Reset My Sony Soundbar Subwoofer?


To reset a Sony soundbar subwoofer you need to do the following:

  • Press the MENU button on the remote control

  • Select RESET by pressing the upper or lower button

  • Select ALL RESET

  • Select START

  • The system settings will then return to factory default

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