Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-G700 review

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Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-G700 comparison chart

Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-G700 review

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Sony HT-G700

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-G700 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for HT-G700. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 3.1. The output power is identical and equal to 400 (overall) W. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-Z9F.

Connectivity

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 1/1 of the Sony HT-G700. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. 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.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Sony HT-Z9F got a rating of 8, and Sony HT-G700 10 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Sony HT-G700

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-G700

Model

HT-Z9F
HT-G700

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

311
221

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.5/7.1

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-G700
Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-G700

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6.2
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price