Sony HT-X9000F vs KEF HTF7003 review

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

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-X9000F vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X9000F has 2.1 and HTF7003 has 3.0. Soundbars have the same power - 100 W. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-X9000F for audio features and specs, but the KEF HTF7003 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-X9000F. The HT-X9000F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-X9000F. We rated the connectivity of the HT-X9000F at 7 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot 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.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
9
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
Add soundbar to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
KEF HTF7003

Model

HT-X9000F
HTF7003

Brand

Sony
KEF

Reviews

160
11

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

100
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
3/0

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
78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

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

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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

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