Sony HT-X8500 vs Samsung S800B review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs Samsung S800B comparison chart

Sony HT-X8500 vs Samsung S800B review

Sony HT-X8500
Samsung S800B

In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-X8500 vs Samsung S800B comparison. The Sony HT-X8500 was rated 6, while the Samsung S800B has a rating 8.6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X8500 has 2.1 and S800B has 3.1.2. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Sony HT-X8500. Rate 6 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X8500 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung S800B received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

The S800B can play audio from Spotify.


Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the S800B. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X8500 versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Samsung S800B. As in the HT-X8500, so in the S800B there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-X8500 at 8 out of 10, while the S800B was rated 7/10.


The manufacturer of the S800B provides a device control application. The Samsung S800B equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. The same score of 10/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Samsung S800B

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Samsung S800B over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Sony HT-X8500
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