Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-X9000F

Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-X9000F

Sonos Beam review

Conducting the Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison I has a chance to make a closer look at the top surface. It shows that the soundbar has a slightly concave shape, with rounded outer edges. According to the Sonos designers, this form was created specifically to hide two LED indicators and controls. At the rear of the Sonos Beam is an HDMI port with ARC support, which had not previously been installed on other products of the company. Using this port, you can control some functions of the TV, including the volume using voice commands. There are 3.0 built-in channels. Sonos Beam

Sony HT-X9000F review

Comparing Sony HT-X9000F vs Sonos Beam I found out that the Sony HT-X9000F is a 2.1-channel soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos/DTS: X and Vertical Surround Engine technology that blends perfectly with BRAVIA TVs not only in quality but also in design. With the Sony HT-X9000 Vertical Surround Engine, the latest surround sound technology, you can enjoy the thrill of the latest audio formats in movie theaters such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X in one slim package. No matter what room you are in, the three front speakers reproduce “vertical”, creating a virtual surround sound that seems to come from you. Sony HT-X9000F also supports Wi-Fi, so after updating the firmware, its owner can use the multi-user audio stream, built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant. Sony HT-X9000F

Sonos Beam pros & cons

Pros

  • Sonos ecosystem for music and multi-room audio
  • Alexa integration so this can replace an existing Amazon Echo or similar device

Cons

  • Sound field is not very wide if you don't have a small room with sidewalls to reflect the sound

Sony HT-X9000F pros & cons

Pros

  • The subwoofer automatically connects to the soundbar
  • The sound bar is super easy to use with the TV
  • If you haven’t had the chance to experience the customizable sound setting features then you’re missing out

Cons

  • No real indication that the Vertical S is on

Votes 3 3
Rating 4.7 4.7

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Product

Sonos Beam
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

Beam
HT-X9000F

Brand

Sonos
Sony

Reviews

1645
151

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/0

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
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
2.5/5
Sonos Beam
Sony HT-X9000F
Sonos Beam
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 5.6
  • 7
  • 5.6Sonos Beam
  • 7Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price