Sony HTX8500 (Black) 2.1ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar with built-in Subwoofer

Sony HTX8500 (Black)

2.1ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar with built-in Subwoofer

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£299
Enjoy an immersive sound from a stylish soundbar, with the Sony HT-X8500.

Surround yourself with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound

Using Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine, the Sony HT-X8500 reproduces ‘vertical’ audio to give truly uplifting sound. Compatible with both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, this Sony soundbar gives incredibly enveloping sound from a compact unit. Whatever your room’s size or shape, this Sony soundbar makes three-dimensional cinema sound a breeze.

Upscale to 7.1.2 for ‘wrap around’ sound
If you want to feel totally immersed by your favourite movie, try the impressive 7.1.2 feature. At the touch of a button, Sony’s advanced signal processing converts any audio signal into a pseudo 7.1.2 channel signal – totally surrounding you.

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

Sound modes tailored to your viewing
No fewer than five, tailored sound modes optimise the audio to whatever you’re watching. Cinema mode maximises the thrills and spills from action movies. Developed by PlayStation, Game studio mode gets the most from gaming. Sports mode makes you feel like you’re ‘there’ and part of the crowd while news mode is designed for the clearest dialogue. For the most detailed sound, switch to Music mode.

Wireless TV connection
Pair this soundbar with a compatible Sony Bravia TV and enjoy wireless connectivity between the two. Using a permanent Bluetooth connection, the wireless connection cuts down on cable clutter.

HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG compatible HDMI interface
Fitted with one HDMI input and one output, the HT-X8500 is ideal for connecting a UHD Blu-ray player or games console. Better still, the HDMI sockets are compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) formats, meaning that the latest UHD formats are all covered.

Stream your music with wireless Bluetooth
More than just a boost for your TV sound, the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar also makes a handy Bluetooth speaker for your music. Pair with your smartphone, tablet or computer and you'll be able to stream all your stored music and favourite streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music - without the need for any wires.

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

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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.
Enjoy an immersive sound from a stylish soundbar, with the Sony HT-X8500.

Surround yourself with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound

Using Sony’s Vertical Surround Engine, the Sony HT-X8500 reproduces ‘vertical’ audio to give truly uplifting sound. Compatible with both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, this Sony soundbar gives incredibly enveloping sound from a compact unit. Whatever your room’s size or shape, this Sony soundbar makes three-dimensional cinema sound a breeze.

Upscale to 7.1.2 for ‘wrap around’ sound
If you want to feel totally immersed by your favourite movie, try the impressive 7.1.2 feature. At the touch of a button, Sony’s advanced signal processing converts any audio signal into a pseudo 7.1.2 channel signal – totally surrounding you.

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

Sound modes tailored to your viewing
No fewer than five, tailored sound modes optimise the audio to whatever you’re watching. Cinema mode maximises the thrills and spills from action movies. Developed by PlayStation, Game studio mode gets the most from gaming. Sports mode makes you feel like you’re ‘there’ and part of the crowd while news mode is designed for the clearest dialogue. For the most detailed sound, switch to Music mode.

Wireless TV connection
Pair this soundbar with a compatible Sony Bravia TV and enjoy wireless connectivity between the two. Using a permanent Bluetooth connection, the wireless connection cuts down on cable clutter.

HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG compatible HDMI interface
Fitted with one HDMI input and one output, the HT-X8500 is ideal for connecting a UHD Blu-ray player or games console. Better still, the HDMI sockets are compatible with HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) formats, meaning that the latest UHD formats are all covered.

Stream your music with wireless Bluetooth
More than just a boost for your TV sound, the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar also makes a handy Bluetooth speaker for your music. Pair with your smartphone, tablet or computer and you'll be able to stream all your stored music and favourite streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music - without the need for any wires.

Put your TV’s speakers on mute and enjoy sound to match the picture, with the Sony HT-X8500.
Brand Sony
Colour Black
Subwoofer Built-in
HDMI Configuration Input / Output: 1 / 1 (ARC / eARC)
Optical Inputs 1
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes
Soundbar yes
Soundbar or Sound base soundbar
IR repeater No
Learning TV volume No
Wall Bracket Yes
Weight (KG) 3.1
Remote Control yes
Included Cables Optical cable
Bluetooth Yes
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 890 x 96 x 64
USB Yes - Firmware updates only
Audio Inputs No Analogue
Power Consumption- Normal Use 32
Power Consumption - Standby 1
NFC No
DTS Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Channels 2.1
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive sound Very good sound output and excellent for the price. My one minor criticism probably won’t be an issue for the majority of purchases but due to my advancing years I find that dialogue can be lost whilst enjoying the surround sound at its best.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent first step into Dolby Atmos I have had this soundbar for a week now and on the whole I am very impressed . Unfortunately Earc is very buggy and I am forever having to switch the tv off then on to get any sound from the soundbar when switching to Netflix via the onboard app?! I had bought new high speed Hdmi cables and foolishly thought buying a Sony soundbar with a Sony tv would make the Earc process Seemless ?. How wrong I was !!
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Great Sound I love this Soundbar, very versatile and good quality sound especially for the budget. Does better on higher volume, which is difficult in an apartment, but also is better than TV sound on quiet.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat one piece sound bar built in subwoofer Quickly elevates the TV watching to an amazing immersive experience Pleased with purchase
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, simple set-up. What is not to like? I bought this a couple of weeks ago to improve my lockdown experience... and I did not want extra speakers, so this built-in subwoofer model was the choice. Setup was an absolute doddle, and it proved its worth straight away when I played an Apocalypse Now blu-ray - the opening sequence with the ghost helicopter sound effect was fantastic. Lovely sound for my normal-sized sitting room.
Date published: 2020-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Bought to go with new Sony tv. Very impressed with Sony as usual.
Date published: 2020-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound quality Very good soundbar good features. Would recommend this soundbar
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soundbar HT-8500 Brilliant sound from this Sony HT-8500 it looks smart as well easy to set up good value for money
Date published: 2020-04-21
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Sony HTX8500 (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 62.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.