Sony HT-X8500 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Sony HT-X8500 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X8500 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-X8500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-X8500 has 1/1 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, the HT-X8500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Sony HT-X8500 got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X8500
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HT-X8500
HT-X9000F

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

171
234

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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
has not

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
2.5/5

Other

Release year

2020
2018
Sony HT-X8500
Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-X8500
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F