Sony HT-G700 vs Denon DHT-S217 review

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Sony HT-G700 vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison chart

Sony HT-G700 vs Denon DHT-S217 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Denon DHT-S217

Sony HT-G700 vs Denon DHT-S217 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 4.8 for DHT-S217. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-G700 has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the Denon DHT-S217. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 40 (overall) W for the DHT-S217. Only the Denon DHT-S217 has a built-in subwoofer. The HT-G700 has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the DHT-S217 - wired. The Sony HT-G700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon DHT-S217 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-G700 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the DHT-S217. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-G700. For multichannel surround Sony HT-G700 got a rating of 10, and Denon DHT-S217 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-G700 over Denon DHT-S217

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Denon DHT-S217 over Sony HT-G700

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • App control
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Denon DHT-S217

Model

HT-G700
DHT-S217

Brand

Sony
Denon

Reviews

306
0

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
89x1.2x6.7/35x4.7x2.6

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
3.6/7.9

Other

Release year

2020
2022
Sony HT-G700
Denon DHT-S217
Sony HT-G700
Denon DHT-S217

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 4.8
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 4.8Denon DHT-S217

Sony HT-G700 competitors

Denon DHT-S217 competitors