Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-K850 review

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Sony HT-X9000F
vs
Samsung HW-K850

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-X9000F vs Samsung HW-K850. The Sony HT-X9000F was rated 6.8, while the Samsung HW-K850 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, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-K850.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-X9000F has 2.1 and HW-K850 has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 350 (overall) 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 Samsung HW-K850 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-X9000F. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HW-K850. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-X9000F versus 2/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-K850. As in the HT-X9000F, so in the HW-K850 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

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

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. 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 HW-K850 received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Samsung HW-K850

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Samsung HW-K850 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
Samsung HW-K850
5.6
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4
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-K850

Model

HT-X9000F
HW-K850

Brand

Sony
Samsung

Reviews

216
81

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, volume down, volume up, source

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
350 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
Napster, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/1

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
120.9 x 8.1 x 12.9 /47.6 x 3.2 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/5
6.6/14.7
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-K850
Sony HT-X9000F
Samsung HW-K850

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 5.6
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F
  • 5.6Samsung HW-K850

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