Sony HT-S400: 2.1ch soundbar announced with an OLED display and surround sound for €270
Sony has unveiled the HT-S400, a mid-range soundbar that retails for €270 and £260 in the UK. According to the company, the HT-S400 supports Dolby Digital and S-Force PRO Front Surround, its in-house virtual surround sound technology. There is no Dolby Atmos support though, for reference.
Additionally, it is unclear how Sony has configured the HT-S400's drivers, nor what frequency range the soundbar offers. Still, the soundbar outputs at up to 330 W and comes with a wireless subwoofer that has a 160 mm speaker diameter. Incidentally, you can control the HT-S400 through a Sony Bravia TV, and even the soundbar's settings in some cases.
Moreover, the HT-S400 has a built-in Bluetooth modem for connecting wirelessly to a compatible TV. However, Sony has only included SBC codec support here, a lower resolution option than aptX or LDAC. Ultimately, connecting the soundbar via HDMI will deliver the best sound quality available.
Also, Sony has integrated a small OLED display for changing settings directly on the soundbar. Alternatively, the soundbar can use the display to show your current input selection. Sony hopes to begin shipping the HT-S400 and its accompanying subwoofer in April.