The Bose Solo 5 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HT-X8500 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Solo 5. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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 Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.
The Sony HT-X8500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X8500 price