Sony HT-X8500 vs Yamaha YAS-209

HT-X8500 vs YAS-209 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-X8500
6
Yamaha YAS-209
6.4
4
8

Sony HT-X8500 vs Yamaha YAS-209 review

Sony HT-X8500
vs
Yamaha YAS-209

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-X8500 vs Yamaha YAS-209 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. HT-X8500 has a total rating of 6 out of 10 vs 6.4 out of 10 for YAS-209.

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over Yamaha YAS-209

  • 2.1 vs 2.0 built-in channels
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Sony HT-X8500

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • 1/1 HDMI in/out
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Yamaha YAS-209

Jan 24, 2020

The Yamaha YAS-209 soundbar was released in 2017. Yamaha YAS-209 is an updated version of the soundbar YAS-207, providing surround sound technology DTS Virtual:X. See Yamaha YAS-209 specs in this com...

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Common

Product

Sony HT-X8500
Yamaha YAS-209

Model

HT-X8500
YAS-209

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

171
769

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
DTS Virtual:X

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
93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.1
2.7/6

Other

Release year

2020
2019
Sony HT-X8500
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-X8500
Yamaha YAS-209

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.4
  • 6Sony HT-X8500
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209

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