In this article, we will talk about Denon HEOS BAR vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, sound off for the HEOS BAR 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 HEOS BAR 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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Denon HEOS BAR versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HEOS BAR, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HEOS BAR at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the HEOS BAR provides a device control application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The HEOS BAR was rated 5/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.