The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-Z9F that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-Z9F. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 700 has 3.0 versus 3.1 for the Sony HT-Z9F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HT-Z9F - wireless. The Bose Soundbar 700 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-Z9F 7 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/0 of the Sony HT-Z9F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Soundbar 700 received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available for the Soundbar 700. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.
Only the HT-Z9F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-Z9F. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 700 got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-Z9F 7 out of 10.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price