Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 vs KEF HTF7003 review

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Rating 5 5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
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KEF HTF7003

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 vs KEF HTF7003 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6, while the KEF HTF7003 has a rating 5.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has passive amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0 and HTF7003 has 3.0. 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 Mythos SSA-50 nor HTF7003 has the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is not possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the Mythos SSA-50 at 6 out of 10, while the HTF7003 was rated 4/10.

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 Mythos SSA-50 or HTF7003. 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.

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Common

Product

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
KEF HTF7003

Model

Mythos SSA-50
HTF7003

Brand

Definitive Technology
KEF

Reviews

30
11

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

5.0
3.0

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)

5/0
3/0

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

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

Weight, kg/pounds

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

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

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