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Soundbar Sony HT-X8500 with built-in Subwoofer – good choice!

Surround yourself by using Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound
By using Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine, the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar reproduces vertical sound to provide really exceptional sound. Appropriate with both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, this Sony soundbar offers amazingly covering sound from a sleek and stylish unit. Whatever your room’s dimension or shape, this Sony soundbar makes 3d cinema sound a breeze.Sony HT-X8500 soundbar

Upscale to 7.1.2 for wrap around audio
If you would like to experience fully immersed by your preferred movie, check out the outstanding 7.1.2 feature. At the touch of a button, Sony’s innovative signal processing converts any audio signal directly into a pseudo 7.1.2 channel signal – completely surrounding you.

Built-in subwoofer
Featuring built-in, double subwoofer units, the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar delivers a full-bodied sound that very easily beats most TVs for bass power.

Sound modes personalized to your viewing
No fewer than 5, tailored sound modes optimize the audio to whatever you’re watching. Cinema mode maximises the enjoyment and spills from action movies. Created by PlayStation, Game studio mode gets the most from video gaming. Sports mode makes you truly feel like you are ‘there’ and part of the crowd while news mode is developed for the clearest dialogue. For the most in-depth sound, change to Music mode.Sony HT-X8500 soundbar

Wi-fi TV connection
Pair this soundbar with a suitable Sony Bravia TV and get pleasure from wireless connectivity between the two. Using a permanent Bluetooth connection, the wireless connection cuts down on cable chaos.   Photo: Sony

HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG compatible HDMI interface
Fitted with 1 HDMI input and 1 output, the HT-X8500 is perfect for connecting a UHD Blu-ray player or games console. On top of that, the HDMI sockets are compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) formats, which means that the most recent UHD formats are all covered.

Stream your audio with wi-fi Bluetooth
A lot more than just a supercharge for your TV sound, the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar also makes a practical Bluetooth speaker for your music. Combine with your smartphone, tablet or pc and you will be ready to stream all your stored music and most liked streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music – with no the need for any cables.Sony HT-X8500 soundbar

Set your TV’s speakers on mute and enjoy sound to match the picture, together with the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar.

Sony HT-X8500 soundbar specs:

MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D) 
890 mm x 64 mm x 96 mm (35 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in) *Not including projection portion
MAIN UNIT WEIGHT – BODY ONLY 
3.1 kg / 6 lb 13 2 / 5 oz
AMPLIFIER TYPE
Digital Amplifier, S-Master
AMPLIFIER CHANNELS
3
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS
USB type A (Firmware update only)
BLUETOOTH
RX (reciever)
BLUETOOTH VERSION
5.0
HDCP2.2
2.2 / 2.3
NUMBER OF INPUT/OUTPUT
Input / Output: 1 / 1 (ARC / eARC)
EARC
Yes
4K/60P/YUV4:4:4
Yes
HDR
Yes
DOLBY VISION™ COMPATIBLE
Yes
HLG (HYBRID LOG GAMMA)
Yes
HDCP2.2
2.2 / 2.3
BRAVIA SYNC
Yes
HDMI CEC
Yes
HDMI INPUT
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby True HD, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
HDMI EARC
Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital plus,Dolby TrueHD,Dolby Atmos,Dolby Dual mono,DTS,DTS HD High Resolution Audio,DTS HD Master Audio,DTS ES,DTS 96 / 24,DTS: X,MPEG2-AAC
OPTICAL INPUT
Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital plus,Dolby Digital plus / Atmos,Dolby Dual mono,DTS,LPCM 2ch,MPEG2-AAC
BLUETOOTH(RECEIVER)
AAC,SBC
SOUND MODE
Auto Sound,Cinema,Music,Game,News,Sports,Standard
SOUND EFFECT
Night Mode,Voice Mode
VIRTUAL SURROUND TECHNOLOGY
S-Force PRO,Vertical Surround Engine (Dolby Speaker Virtual/DTS Virtual:X)
SPEAKER STRUCTURE
2.1ch (built-in Subwoofer)
TV WIRELESS CONNECTION
Yes
POWER CONSUMPTION
32W
WALL-MOUNTABLE
Yes
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries for remote commander
  • HDMI Cable
  • AC Adaptor
  • AC Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Instruction Manual

Sony HT-X8500 soundbar price £289

 

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