Sonos Playbar vs Sony HT-Z9F

Sonos Playbar vs Sony HT-Z9F

Sonos Playbar review

The first explicit advantage of Sonos in the Sonos Playbar vs Sony Z9F comparison is the fact that the Sonos Playbar features an unusually clear and precise sound, characteristic of acoustics with an aluminum case. It conveys both music and dialogs equally well. Given the available speakers, the bass can be called very impressive. With relatively small speakers, the Sonos Playbar is capable of delivering medium bass with amazing power. However, the low and ultra-low frequencies do not succeed - they are simply reset. This means that only the Playbar will not be able to convey the whole dynamics of an action-packed explosive film. Compared to traditional configurations, a system without low frequencies also lacks some heat. Its output power is 200W. There are 3.0 built-in channels.

Sonos Playbar

Sony Z9F review

First to mention in the Sony Z9F vs Sonos Playbar 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. The soundbar has built-in Chromecast features and online music streaming; There are various connection options, including Bluetooth and HDMI ARC.

Sony Z9F

Sonos Playbar pros & cons

Pros

  • The remote for the cable box easily adjusts the volume for Sonos
  • You could connect a 5.1 system wirelessly
  • The system even steps you through how to set up the tv remote to control power

Cons

  • Too complicated manual

Sony Z9F pros & cons

Pros

  • Setup is fairly straightforward but did require a few visits to the manual
  • Listening to live recordings feels like you are at the show
  • The level of immersion in these speakers is completely magical

Cons

  • If you have a smart TV and use its smart features, you still need to maintain two remotes
  • It could use a little more wattage

Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar review

Nov 19, 2019

The low-profile design of the panel corresponds to the Sonos corporate identity; it is successfully designed in such a way that it can look relatively flat both when mounted on a wall and when instal...

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Sony HT-Z9F

Sony HT-Z9F review

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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Common

Product

Sonos Playbar
Sony HT-Z9F

Model

Playbar
HT-Z9F

Brand

Sonos
Sony

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

1219
69

General

Placement type

table-top
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.0
3.1

Supported channel quantity

5.1
3.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

2

HDMI input/output

2/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

SoundCloud, Pandora, Tuneln
Chromecast

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

3.3 x 35.4 x 5.5/8.5 x 90 x 14
6.4 x 100 x 10/2.5 x 39.4 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
3.1/6.6
Sonos Playbar
Sony HT-Z9F
Sonos Playbar
Sony HT-Z9F

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 10
  • 9.1
  • 10Sonos Playbar
  • 9.1Sony HT-Z9F

The Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price