I compared Sony HT-X9000F vs Sony HT-Z9F. HT-X9000F is 2.1-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos / DTS: X support and Vertical Surround Engine. There are five modes for enhanced sound when playing games, listening to music, and watching movies, news, and sports. It features easy connection using HDMI / HDMI ARC. Sony’s latest Vertical Surround Engine surround technology lets you enjoy Dolby Atmos sound with just one compact device. Regardless of the features of the room, the two front speakers reproduce vertical sound, creating a virtual surround sound that seems to be heard from everywhere.
First to mention in the Sony HT-Z9F vs HT-X9000F rivalry is that apart from the support for standard audio formats, the Sony Z9F includes various Dolby formats, up to Dolby Atmos, DTS to DTS: X formats. Its power is 400W and it features 3.1 built-in channels. There are various connection options, including Bluetooth and HDMI ARC. But even if you don’t have Atmos or DTS: X content, the soundbar will also have the ability to “add up” mixing normal surround sound into 7.1.2. Again, the effect was not as good as if it were with Atmos native content, but processing with improved mixing did a reasonable job of improving the sound, making the track we were listening feel more open in the process.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price