You’re entitled to your opinion but that goes for any tech, Sony have followers, Samsung, LG, B and O.

I showroom won’t give you a proper experience of it, you don’t know how it was setup, what settings were used.

In a home experience it sounds amazing, the bass is deep and tight, treble is on the crisp side but can be adjusted to suit most people.

Horses for courses, I would have gotten the Stage but I wanted a Sub eventually and I like surround sound.