The Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs.
The Sonos Beam has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.
Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the Beam. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.