The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs Sony HT-A7000 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 8 for HT-A7000.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-X8500 has 2.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-A7000. Competitors have a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-A7000 9 for its audio features and specs.
Spotify support is available on the HT-A7000.
Only the Sony HT-A7000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X8500 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the Sony HT-A7000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-X8500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, 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.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 10 points out of 10.