Sony HT-Z9F vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Sony HT-Z9F vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 6.8, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-Z9F for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HT-Z9F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-Z9F. We rated the connectivity of the HT-Z9F at 8 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10. None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Sony HT-Z9F

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-Z9F
6.8
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
5
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

HT-Z9F
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Sony
Definitive Technology

Reviews

175
31

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
5/0

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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
15.4/34
Sony HT-Z9F
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Sony HT-Z9F
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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