Dayton Audio BS36 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Rating 5 5
Dayton Audio BS36
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Dayton Audio BS36 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Dayton Audio BS36 was rated 4.5, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that BS36 has 3.0 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Dayton Audio BS36 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-CT800. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-CT800. We rated the connectivity of the BS36 at 4 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the BS36 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.

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
5
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
Sony HT-CT800

Model

BS36
HT-CT800

Brand

Dayton Audio
Sony

Reviews

53
315

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
2.8/6.1
Dayton Audio BS36
Sony HT-CT800
Dayton Audio BS36
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 5.6
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Sony HT-CT800 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-CT800 price