Denon HEOS BAR vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Denon HEOS BAR vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Denon HEOS BAR was rated 7, 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 HEOS BAR has 3.0 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HEOS BAR. We rated the connectivity of the HEOS BAR at 7 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the HEOS BAR provides a device control application. The Denon HEOS BAR equipped with a microphone. The Denon HEOS BAR may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the HEOS BAR 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 Denon HEOS BAR over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Denon HEOS BAR
7
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
8
inapplicable
10
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

HEOS BAR
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Denon
Definitive Technology

Reviews

20
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
15.4/34
Denon HEOS BAR
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Denon HEOS BAR
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 6
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price