The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-Z9F vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.
The Sony HT-Z9F has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.
Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HT-Z9F has Bluetooth support. Only the HT-Z9F supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.
Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F.