The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Smart Soundbar 300 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone, action 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 Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Smart Soundbar 300.
Only the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Sony HT-X8500. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10. App control is available for the Smart Soundbar 300. A built-in microphone is present only on the Smart Soundbar 300. Multi-room is only available for the Bose Smart Soundbar 300.
Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround Bose Smart Soundbar 300 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.