The Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone 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 Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 500.
Only the Bose Soundbar 500 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 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 Soundbar 500. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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 Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 500 price