The Denon HEOS BAR vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 7. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.
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. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
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.
Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.