The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6,6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X8500 has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X8500 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-X8500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available for the ATS-1070. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X8500 got a rating of 10, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.