Klipsch R-10B vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Klipsch R-10B
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Klipsch R-10B vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Klipsch R-10B was rated 5.2, 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 R-10B has 5.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Klipsch R-10B for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the R-10B. The R-10B can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the R-10B. Neither the R-10B 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 R-10B 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 R-10B 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 Klipsch R-10B over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Bluetooth enabled

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over Klipsch R-10B

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
9
inapplicable
4
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2
inapplicable
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-10B
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

R-10B
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Klipsch
Definitive Technology

Reviews

404
33

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

250 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

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

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

101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
15.4/34
Klipsch R-10B
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Klipsch R-10B
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 6
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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