The Sony HT-Z9F vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. For multichannel surround Sony HT-Z9F got a rating of 8, and Denon HEOS BAR 5 out of 10.