KEF HTF7003 vs Sony HT-S350 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Sony HT-S350

I had a chance to test and compare two models: KEF HTF7003 vs Sony HT-S350 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - passive versus active respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HTF7003 has 3.0 and HT-S350 has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 100 versus 85 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 6 out of 10 received the KEF HTF7003 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-S350 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HT-S350. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-S350. Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HTF7003 at 4 out of 10, while the HT-S350 was rated 5/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HTF7003 or HT-S350. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review.

Advantages Sony HT-S350 over KEF HTF7003

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Sony HT-S350
5
inapplicable
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
4
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-S350

Model

HTF7003
HT-S350

Brand

KEF
Sony

Reviews

15
1299

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, TV

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

passive
active

Output power, W

100
85

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
1/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
90 x 6.4 x 8.8/35.5 x 2.6 x 3.5

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
2.4/5.4
KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-S350
KEF HTF7003
Sony HT-S350

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 5Sony HT-S350

The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price