Sony HT-Z9F vs Bose Soundbar 500

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
Bose Soundbar 500

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-Z9F vs Bose Soundbar 500 comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. HT-Z9F has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 vs 7 out of 10 for Soundbar 500.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over Bose Soundbar 500

  • 3.1 vs 3.0 built-in channels
  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Bose Soundbar 500 over Sony HT-Z9F

  • AirPlay 2 compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • App control
  • Microphone

Common strengths

  • Spotify compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both compatible with Dolby Atmos
Votes 10 10
Rating 3.3 3.3

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-Z9F
6.8
Bose Soundbar 500
7
7
8
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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Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500 review

Jan 31, 2020

Advanced television technology allows you to create brighter and thinner panels. But as TVs become thinner, manufacturers have to cut hardware somewhere, and unfortunately, this often happens in the s...

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Bose Soundbar 500

Model

HT-Z9F
Soundbar 500

Brand

Sony
Bose

Reviews

220
259

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
80 x 4.3 x 10.1/31.5 x 1.7 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
3.1/7
Sony HT-Z9F
Bose Soundbar 500
Sony HT-Z9F
Bose Soundbar 500

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.8Sony HT-Z9F
  • 7Bose Soundbar 500

The Bose Soundbar 500 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Bose Soundbar 500 price.