Dayton Audio BS36 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Dayton Audio BS36
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Dayton Audio BS36 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Dayton Audio BS36 was rated 4.5, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has passive amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that BS36 has 3.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Dayton Audio BS36 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 units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison do not have Bluetooth support. Neither the BS36 nor Mythos SSA-50 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the BS36 at 4 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.

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 BS36 or Mythos SSA-50. 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 Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
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Common

Product

Dayton Audio BS36
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

BS36
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Dayton Audio
Definitive Technology

Reviews

53
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired
wired

Soundbar buttons

has not
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.0

Amplification type

passive
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
has not

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
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

0/0
0/0

USB

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

3/0
5/0

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

93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.9/13.4
15.4/34
Dayton Audio BS36
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Dayton Audio BS36
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price