The VIZIO SB36512-F6 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SB36512-F6 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SB36512-F6.
Only the VIZIO SB36512-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The VIZIO SB36512-F6 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Sony HT-X8500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available for the SB36512-F6. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB36512-F6.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround VIZIO SB36512-F6 got a rating of 7, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.
The VIZIO SB36512-F6 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB36512-F6 price