Denon HEOS BAR vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Denon HEOS BAR vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, input, Bluetooth, 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 Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. 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 7/10. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over Sony HT-X9000F

  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
10
4
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HEOS BAR
HT-X9000F

Brand

Denon
Sony

Reviews

20
216

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
2.5/5
Denon HEOS BAR
Sony HT-X9000F
Denon HEOS BAR
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price