The Bose TV Speaker vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, TV Speaker has a total rating of 5 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 TV Speaker has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X8500. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The Bose TV Speaker 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. The Bose TV Speaker 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, the TV Speaker received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. 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 TV Speaker got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.