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.
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.
The Bose Soundbar 500 has support AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison has AirPlay. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
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.
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.