Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

Votes 8 8
Rating 3.9 3.9

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 500
7.4
Sony HT-X9000F
7
8
2

Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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 7.4 out of 10 versus 7 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. 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. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 9 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Bose Soundbar 500

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

Soundbar 500
HT-X9000F

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

407
234

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

300 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

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

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

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

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

Other

Release year

2018
2018
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7.4Bose Soundbar 500
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F