Sony HT-Z9F vs Sonos Arc

HT-Z9F vs Arc comparison chart

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Sony HT-Z9F

Nov 22, 2019

The latest Vertical Surround Engine surround sound technology allows you to enjoy realistic audio in the latest formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which are used in movie theaters. And all this ...

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Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Sonos Arc

Model

HT-Z9F
Arc

Brand

Sony
Sonos

Reviews

349
368

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sony HT-Z9F
Sonos Arc
Sony HT-Z9F
Sonos Arc

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 7Sonos Arc