Sonos Playbar vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
Sonos Playbar
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Sonos Playbar vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sonos Playbar was rated 4.5, 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 Playbar 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 7 out of 10 received the Sonos Playbar for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The Playbar can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Playbar. Soundbars from this comparison do not have Bluetooth support. Neither the Playbar 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 Playbar at 3 out of 10, while the Mythos SSA-50 was rated 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Playbar provides a device control application. 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 Playbar 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.

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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

Playbar
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

Sonos
Definitive Technology

Reviews

1323
26

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

play/pause, volume up, volume down
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)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, SoundCloud
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2
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)

0/0
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

90 x 14 x 8.5/35.4 x 5.5 x 3.3
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
15.4/34
Sonos Playbar
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
Sonos Playbar
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5Sonos Playbar
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

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