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