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Sony HT-X8500

Sony HT-X8500
alaScore 95

263 reviews

Jun, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of Sony HT-X8500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the bass quality and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the connectivity, and many are less positive about the treble quality and mids quality.

sound, usability, price, design, bass quality

reliability, mids quality, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-X8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Panoryios (

Sony HT-X8500 Review


The Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is a 2.1 setup from 2019. This standalone soundbar has dual subwoofers integrated into the bar to help save space, and it uses Sony's ...

EQ presets plus bass adjustment feature available. Bluetooth compatible. Can play Atmos and DTS content. Dialogue enhancement and night mode feature available.

Always-on surround sound feature. No room correction feature. No discrete center channel. Lacks low-bass.

The Sony HTX8500 is alright for mixed usage. This 2.1 setup has a boxy and slightly dull sound profile, though it can still reproduce vocals and lead instruments pretty accurately. Despite its dual subwoofers integrated into the bar, you don't feel the...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Aiman Maulana (

Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar Review – The Easiest Audio Upgrade You Can Make


The Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is easy to setup, use, and has a surprisingly punchy bass. Is it worth your money? Find out in our in-depth review.

+ Easy to setup and use ; + Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ; + Good connectivity options ; + Less wires / clutter to worry about ; + Space-saving ; + Punchy bass ; + Great cinematic audio reproduction ; + Clean, slick look

- Muffled midrange ; - Surround sound could be better ; - Bass is usually overpowering ; - Lack of a built-in display for easier use ; - Pricey

The Sony HT-X8500 soundbar is a simple, yet effective audio upgrade for any home entertainment setup.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar review


The Sony HT-X8500 soundbar may be the best value you can buy

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible ; Compact all-in-one form factor ; Integrated subwoofer ; Easy to set-up and use ; Brilliant value

No upfiring drivers ; Not High-Res Audio capable ; Stripped back feature set

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony HT-X8500 review


Dolby Atmos and DTS:X from an affordable, compact soundbar

Neat design ; Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ; Weighty, open sound

Thick, muffled midrange ; Lack of crispness and definition ; Occasionally confusing operation

Strong home cinema specs and big scale sound are undermined by foggy audio quality

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (

Sony HT-X8500 sound bar review: Bring Dolby Atmos home


Sony HT-X8500 soundbar review: At the moment, the Sony HT-X8500 is among the best soundbars you can bring home, given that it performs excellently for both audio and cinema playback.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Sameer Mitha (

Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar Review


Read the in depth Review of Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar Audio Video. Know detailed info about Sony HT-X8500 Single 2.1Ch Soundbar configuration, design and performance quality along with pros & cons, Digit rating, verdict based on user...

Sturdy build ; eARC support with HDMI passthrough ; Easy to set up ; Support for Dolby Atmos and DTS-X

Virtual surround is gimmicky ; LED indicators instead of a display could be confusing for some

The Sony HT-X8500 brings with it good performance especially considering the fact that it doesn't have a subwoofer. It has eARC, making it futureproof, one 4K HDR passthrough and simple design. The bundled remote control is functional as well. The...

Sep, 2019

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Power Plus


First bought Sony television, now Sony sound bar to match. What more do you want.

Mar, 2022

Consumer review (

Great Audio now


I bought this because my old sound bar had broken. I am delighted with the sound it produces especially the surround sound it sends out.

Mar, 2022

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I wish I had purchased this item at the same time I bought the Sony Bravia TV it not only looks good but enhances what ever you are watching,the bass rumble you get when watching films at the cinema is replicated without any distortion a great asset to...

Feb, 2022

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Good sound effects


Bought to go with new UltraHD to. Great sound reproduction and facilities for various formats eg music, cinema, news etc. Also looks good.

Jan, 2022

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