Sony HT-X8500 vs Bose TV Speaker

HT-X8500 vs TV Speaker comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X8500
6
Bose TV Speaker
5
4
4

Sony HT-X8500 vs Bose TV Speaker review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
Bose TV Speaker

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs Bose TV Speaker that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for TV Speaker.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Bose TV Speaker

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Bose TV Speaker over Sony HT-X8500

  • 3.0 vs 2.1 built-in channels

Common strengths

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
Votes 2 2
Rating 4 4
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Common

Product

Sony HT-X8500
Bose TV Speaker

Model

HT-X8500
TV Speaker

Brand

Sony
Bose

Reviews

138
591

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Sony HT-X8500
Bose TV Speaker
Sony HT-X8500
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

The Sony HT-X8500 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Sony HT-X8500 price.

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