In this article, we will talk about Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. Both soundbars received a score of 5.6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. 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 6 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-CT800. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the Beam provides a device control application. The Sonos Beam equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 2/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price