KEF HTF7003 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
KEF HTF7003
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The KEF HTF7003 vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The KEF HTF7003 was rated 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 HTF7003 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 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 HTF7003 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 HTF7003 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 HTF7003 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 KEF HTF7003

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
KEF HTF7003
5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
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Common

Product

KEF HTF7003
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

HTF7003
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

KEF
Definitive Technology

Reviews

15
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

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired
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

78.5 x 8.1 x 6.1/30.9 x 3.1 x 2.4
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.1/4.6
15.4/34
KEF HTF7003
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
KEF HTF7003
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 5
  • 6
  • 5KEF HTF7003
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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