Bose Solo 5 vs Sony HT-CT800 review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5
vs
Sony HT-CT800

In this article, we will talk about Bose Solo 5 vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The Bose Solo 5 was rated 4, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Solo 5 has 2.0 and HT-CT800 has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 5 out of 10 received the Bose Solo 5 for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-CT800. We rated the connectivity of the Solo 5 at 3 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the Solo 5 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Solo 5 or HT-CT800. 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

Bose Solo 5
Sony HT-CT800

Model

Solo 5
HT-CT800

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

4179
270

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

110

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Napster, TIDAL, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

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

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
103 x 5.2 x 12.6/40.5 x 2.1 x 5

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
2.8/6.1
Bose Solo 5
Sony HT-CT800
Bose Solo 5
Sony HT-CT800

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5.6
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 5.6Sony HT-CT800

The Sony HT-CT800 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-CT800 price