The Sony HT-SS360 is a 5.1 home cinema system suitable for anyone looking to add high definition surround sound with the minimum of fuss and for a price that won’t break the bank.
Like the recent crop of Sony products the Sony HT-SS360 is an attractive looking device. The amplifier has a purposeful and sleek look about it, and the speakers match the look perfectly. We especially like the long centre speaker which can sit neatly on the top of the player, or below your television. The ‘Digital Direct Twin Drive’ subwoofer is big, but provides all the important lower frequencies and bass to accompany the smaller speakers. The Sony HTSS360 is capable of a massive 1000w in power which should be enough power for everyone. The system also has the EZW-T100 S-AIR slot on the rear which means you can purchase the separate WAHT-SA1 to enable your rear speakers to work wirelessly. One of the real bonuses with this system is it’s automatic sound setup, with just one push of a button the system will be automatically set up and optimised for you.
Although the player does not have a USB socket or iPod dock, it does have a digital media port so you can connect your PC, Vaio laptop and other devices into it, and the music will be automatically improved with the built in ‘Portable Audio Enhancer’. The radio has full RDS functionality, and the Sony SS360 also comes with the Bravia Sync so you can integrate with your Sony Bravia television using the one remote control. With three HDMI inputs and two optical inputs, your connection options are plentiful.
Combined with the matching Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player and you have a complete high definition home cinema solution for under £450.
What to consider before you buy the Sony HT-SS360
It would have been nice if an iPod dock was included, but it is available as an optional accessory.
Why you should buy the Sony HT-SS360
The SS360 has a good set of features and quality, and is good looking too. At a price around £400 it also represents great value for money. Rating: /5
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You can view the full specification of the Sony HT-SS360 on the Sony website.