Sony HT-X9000F vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Sony HT-X9000F
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-X9000F vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the HT-X9000F and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 110 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10. Both the HT-X9000F and the HT-CT800 have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X9000F versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HT-X9000F, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-X9000F was rated 7/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Sony HT-CT800

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sony HT-CT800 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
Sony HT-CT800
5.6
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-CT800

Model

HT-X9000F
HT-CT800

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

216
315

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/0

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

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
2.8/6.1
Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-CT800
Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.6
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price