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Sony HT-X8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Sony HT-X8500. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. The mids quality and reliability get critical opinions.

sound, usability, design, price, size

reliability, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony HT-X8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Consumer review (

HTX 8500


Excellent all in one sound system looks the part and positioned perfectly.

Sep, 2020

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It does what we hoped it would do!


Being both hard of hearing, we bought the soundbar as we were told that speech from the TV would be clearer. It definitely is and we can both listen/watch in comfort. We don't use any of the other myriad features but it is easy to use for what we want....

Sep, 2020

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Love the sound, love the bass undertones.


I wanted a high quality soundbar and this is just the ticket. Lovely bass sound, different sound features depending on what you are viewing or listening to

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (

So far - very happy


We bought this as a partner to our Sony Bravia KD43XH8196 which we bought two weeks ago and so far we are very pleased with it, although I'm still learning how to use it properly.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (

Difficult to setup


Difficult to setup but once it was working with my 3 year old 4K UHD curved Samsung TV, after buying a high speed hdmi lead and starting the setup from scratch, it works fine. The sound quality is adequate but disappointed with Dolby Atmos as it is not...

Sep, 2020

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Good Product.


Purchased this product to use with my smart TV and I and I am quite impressed with the sound and features. No issues with lip sync at all and the soundbar works well with the tv's builtin apps. I would be happier if there was a little more bass and if...

Aug, 2020

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great quality


i am happy i bought this item and iam very happy with quality of the item

Aug, 2020

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Great Soundbar but


the main reason to buy this was to compliment my new tv and upgrade from an old sound system. The sound is great and makes tv programmes better, so i would recommend it for that. The down side is that it doesn't come with an onscreen display. this...

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (

Great Sounds


Sounds are brilliant but disappointed with lack of onscreen display.

Aug, 2020

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