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Sony HT-ZF9

Sony HT-ZF9
alaScore 96

89 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Sony HT-ZF9. 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. Some have doubts about the price and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-ZF9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony HT-ZF9


Sony HT-ZF9 review: an excellent soundbar for an Atmos-lite experience, but it can sometimes but more than a little confusing.

Compelling virtual Dolby Atmos performance ; Excellent upmixing of 5.1 and stereo content ; Surprisingly musical

Can be confusing to use ; A tad ugly sans grille

The Sony HT-ZF9 confounds expectations, delivering an expansive soundfield from an easy-to-accommodate design. It can be confusing to use, but rewards with a compelling Atmos-lite performance. The Vertical S upmixer does an entertaining job with 5.1...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony HT-ZF9 review


It's onwards and upwards for Sony's latest Atmos soundbar.

Easy-to-use controls ; Impressive upmixing ; Well-balanced and spacious sound ; Surprisingly insightful

Can get muddled during complex scenes ; Dynamics could be more subtle

Sony’s latest Atmos soundbar is heading in the right direction

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Withers (

Sony HT-ZF9 soundbar review: Puts the vertical in surround


The Sony HT-ZF9 is a compact and very well-made 3.1-channel soundbar that not only supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but creates 7.1.2 surround sound,

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support ; Effective virtual sound processing ; Sounds great with music

Limited sense of immersion ; Potentially confusing interface

Sep, 2018

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