The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs Dayton Audio BS36 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 4.5 for BS36.
The Sony HT-X8500 has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X8500 has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HT-X8500 has Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X8500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HT-X8500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. 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.