Sony Micro Music System with Bluetooth

Last updated date: November 5, 2020

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9.1

Sony Micro Music System with Bluetooth

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We looked at the top In-Home Sound Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best In-Home Sound System you should buy.

Update as November 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best In-Home Sound System for a detailed review of all the top in-home sound systems.

Overall Take

The Sony Micro Music System with Bluetooth is designed for the average consumer, with labeling that makes it easy to set each speaker up. You'll get compatibility with all your existing devices, including DVD and CD players. The micro design gives it a retro look that will enhance your home's decor.


In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Sony Micro Music System with Bluetooth placed 8th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Listen to your music wirelessly3 using Bluetooth with one-touch NFC and accessorize the room with a full featured, compact AM/FM/CD1 music system. This convenient system packs 50 watts RMS power using Sony's exclusive S-Master amplifier to drive the dual 2-way bass reflex speakers.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.2
8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
1,669 user reviews

What experts liked

Ten out of ten for this system. The performance and quality exceeded my expectations for the price of the unit.
- ABT
It’s a shame then that display of tracks or file names, artist names, and album names are limited to properly encoded ID3 tags on MP3s played from a CD or USB device.
- Lifewire
November 5, 2019 | Full review
It’s great micro design mixes well in homes.
- Top 10 Review Of
Sony has done an excellent job of keeping the rear panel clean and well labeled so installation is a breeze. You can be up and running with the CMT-SBT100 home stereo system in a matter of minutes from unboxing.
- Outer Audio
January 11, 2019 | Full review
Not only do these speakers look great, but they also sound great too, with awesome 50-watt speakers with 2-way bass reflex.
- Much Needed
Oldschool style and The metal gives the CMTSBT100 a retro look.
- Tech Zimo
April 26, 2019 | Full review
The best thing about the CMT-SBT100 is the price. At just under $200, the CMT-SBT100 is not only affordable but competitively priced in relation to other premium brands.
- Audiostance
March 1, 2019 | Full review
The classic design is the first thing you’ll notice, as it’s simple, yet beautiful. Apart from that, you’ll definitely love the powerful, dynamic audio capabilities of this remarkable mini stereo system.
- ATechReview
September 9, 2017 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Sony is the worst piece of crap. Constantly having issues.
- ABT
However, if you’re looking for a classy bookshelf stereo with excellent sound quality and a variety of features, like CD, AM/FM, USB, NFC, and Bluetooth support, the CMTSBT100 makes for a great buy.
- Lifewire
November 5, 2019 | Full review
There is a downside to this, however. This isn’t the fastest stereo system in the world. In fact, it often takes a minute or two for it to read your CD or USB drive, which can be slightly aggravating.
- Much Needed
The only bad thing, however, is that the setup of this system costs extra. Plainly put, you’ll get a full package for a fair price, but the “expert setup” costs nearly as much as the system itself.
- ATechReview
September 9, 2017 | Full review

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Molly Thornberg   
Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On In-Home Sound Systems

Whether you’re sitting down for movie night or spending an afternoon gaming, a good surround sound system makes all the difference. But unless you’re an audiophile, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with all the talk about wattage and subwoofers and bass response.

“The sound systems of today are not the sound systems your parents had,” says technology and parenting blogger Molly Thornberg. “From watching a movie with theatre-quality surround sound to creating a unique atmosphere in your home by playing music in every room, choosing an in-home sound system requires considering many things.”

As you start shopping, you’ll probably notice right away that some speaker systems are larger than others. It can be all too easy to assume that this larger size provides more powerful audio than smaller speakers can offer, but that isn’t always the case. Today’s speaker manufacturers can pack a lot of punch into a small form factor, giving you great sound without taking up too much space. The smaller size can also come in handy if you need to pack up your home to move, or you just like to rearrange your furniture on a fairly regular basis.

Measuring a surround sound system’s sound can be complicated. Look for a surround system that mentions Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital Plus, both of which can be counted on for top-quality performance. You’re looking for a system that not only provides impressive, true-to-life sound, but also can hold its quality even at the highest volumes.

The sound output can also be quantified by a speaker’s wattage. Look not only at a speaker’s advertised maximum wattage, but also continuous wattage. It’s also important to make sure you don’t hook a lower-wattage up to one that pushes a much higher level of power, as it can be easy to damage the lower-powered speaker without realizing you’re doing it.

The In-Home Sound System Buying Guide

  • Before you start shopping, determine where you’ll be placing the speakers. If you’re dealing with a small, closed-off living room or family room, you may find a larger system will overwhelm the area. However, a system designed for smaller rooms won’t be sufficient for a large home theater or a room with high ceilings in an open-concept home.
  • True surround sound requires multiple speakers, placed around the room so that it surrounds its occupants. Consider what comes in the set you purchase. You should at least get a subwoofer, a center channel and smaller satellite speakers that you can place strategically around where you’ll be sitting.

“Something else to consider when buying an in-home sound system is the system’s capabilities for expanding its speakers or zones in the future,” Thornberg advises.

  • If you plan to move in the future, the size of your speakers will also come into play. Some large speakers are heavier and therefore difficult to move around.
  • Good sound is about more than the size and number of speakers. Some speakers are simply better than others at delivering rich bass lows and sharp, realistic highs. You can usually count on known technology like Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby True HD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • It’s also important to consider the power of your speakers. Some speakers will begin to distort audio as you reach higher volumes, so if this is an issue, it may help to test out the sound before you purchase.
  • You’ll want a speaker that can hold up not only after years of use, but also one that includes a physical casing that’s durable. If you’re moving and someone drops a speaker, will the build hold up? Always use care while moving your speakers around, preferably packing them in a box with padding if you need to move them from one home to another.
  • Speakers come in a variety of sizes and designs. Many are solid black to easily blend with any décor, but bulky speakers can become a problem. If you’re sliding some of your speakers into a cabinet or behind a piece of furniture, measure to make sure there will be enough space before you buy.
  • Some consumers prefer to mount their speakers. If that’s the case, make sure a mount is included with the system you buy. You’ll also need to check to ensure you have the tools and hardware necessary to install your wall-mount speakers once you have them.
  • Although getting your speakers going is merely a matter of setting them up and plugging them in, there will be a little setup involved if you want everything to work together. Some systems come with an installation manual, while others use labels to tell you where to put each item, and in what order. You probably won’t need to pay extra for professional installation, although it is sometimes offered as an add-on option.
  • A remote can come in handy for controlling volume and setting up your system. Check to see that your surround system offers a remote that will work the way you want it.