Klipsch R-10B vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Klipsch R-10B
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Klipsch R-10B vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Klipsch R-10B was rated 5.2, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up for the R-10B and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that R-10B has 5.1 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 250 (overall) versus 110 according to devices. 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. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Klipsch R-10B for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Both the R-10B and the HT-CT800 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-CT800. We rated the connectivity of the R-10B 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 R-10B 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.

Advantages Klipsch R-10B over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Klipsch R-10B

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support

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Product

Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-CT800

Model

R-10B
HT-CT800

Brand

Klipsch
Sony

Reviews

404
315

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
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

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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

101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
2.8/6.1
Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-CT800
Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

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