Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-Z9F review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Sony HT-Z9F

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

Soundbar 700
HT-Z9F

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

344
155

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
2/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
3.1/6.6
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-Z9F
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F

The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price