KEF HTF7003 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The KEF HTF7003 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F.

Audio features

The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Sony HT-X9000F - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is identical and equal to 100 W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 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 support is available on the HT-X9000F.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the HT-X9000F has Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X9000F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 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

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.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over KEF HTF7003

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
7
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HTF7003
HT-X9000F

Brand

KEF
Sony

Reviews

15
216

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
2.5/5
KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-X9000F
KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.8
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

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