Sony HT-G700 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

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Rating 5 5

Sony HT-G700 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Klipsch Cinema 1200
8.4
4
9

Sony HT-G700 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Klipsch Cinema 1200

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-G700 vs Klipsch Cinema 1200 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-G700 was rated 6.2, while the Klipsch Cinema 1200 has a rating 8.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth for the HT-G700 and power, source, volume down, volume up for the Cinema 1200.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-G700 has 3.1 and Cinema 1200 has 5.1.4. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 1200 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 7 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

The Cinema 1200 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Cinema 1200. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-G700 versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Klipsch Cinema 1200. As in the HT-G700, so in the Cinema 1200 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Cinema 1200 provides a device control application. The Klipsch Cinema 1200 equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The HT-G700 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-G700 was rated 10/10, while the Cinema 1200 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Klipsch Cinema 1200

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Klipsch Cinema 1200 over Sony HT-G700

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Klipsch Cinema 1200

Model

HT-G700
Cinema 1200

Brand

Sony
Klipsch

Reviews

306
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth
power, source, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
1200 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
2/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
137x7.5x15.7/54x2.9x6.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
14.5/42

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Sony HT-G700
Klipsch Cinema 1200
Sony HT-G700
Klipsch Cinema 1200

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 8.4
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 8.4Klipsch Cinema 1200