Sony HT-X8500 vs LG SN6Y review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs LG SN6Y review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
LG SN6Y

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-X8500 vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.

Audio features

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 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SN6Y 7 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. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN6Y. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X8500 got a rating of 10, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over LG SN6Y

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages LG SN6Y over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X8500
LG SN6Y

Model

HT-X8500
SN6Y

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

171
87

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, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

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)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Sony HT-X8500
LG SN6Y
Sony HT-X8500
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 6.2LG SN6Y

Sony HT-X8500 competitors

LG SN6Y competitors