In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 6.8, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 110 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-Z9F for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-Z9F was rated 7/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price