Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Votes 4 4
Rating 3.7 3.7
Bose Soundbar 500
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

The Bose Soundbar 500 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
8
4
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

Soundbar 500
HT-X9000F

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

184
172

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7
2.5/5
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price