Sony HTX8500 (Black)

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Sony HTX8500 (Black)

2.1ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar with built-in Subwoofer
£289
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”The Sony HT-X8500 soundbar may be the best value you can buy.” ’TechRadar’ – Best In Class – Product of the Year 2019 – 5 Stars.

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.
Smart Features
App Control
Yes
Connectivity
Audio Inputs
No Analogue
Bluetooth
Yes
Optical Inputs
1
USB
Yes - Firmware updates only
Audio
DTS:X
Yes
Features
Dolby Atmos
Yes
Soundbar
Yes
Soundbar or Soundbase
Soundbar
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
32
Power Consumption - Standby
1
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
890 x 64 x 96
Weight
Weight (KG)
3.1
Accessories
Included Cables
Optical cable
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was great for 1.5 years, then got worsen Sound wise, it has a wonderful sound and very good bass. Performance wise: I connected everything through it so I could have 1 source of sound (everything goes through an HDMI splitter because I wanted all of my devices to work through it), for the first 1.5 years, it worked flawlessly, then it started giving me crackling sounds and turn off the sound all together with all the lights flashing. The only way to fix this was to either disconnect all the cables from it or pull the power plug from it and turn it back on.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor performance. Makes the TV slower to work and the quality of sound is not much better to compensate for this.
Date published: 2021-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice soundbar I bought this mainly for Dolby atmos and Iam extremely impressed. I know it’s a 2019 model but it perfect .
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Wasn't sure we needed a sound bar. Glad we did it makes such a difference.
Date published: 2021-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound Easy to set up, looks good, great sound. good value for money
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional sound without a sub. Firstly I should point out how I am scoring my Sony HT-X8500. I also own a Polk 5.1 Sound sound system and can confirm the benefits of multi-speakers and sub-woofers when it comes to a home cinema set up. But... we don't all have the space for multi-speakers and a sub-woofer (or partners who will put up with a second surround sound system) - so what to do? A soundbar looked like the way to go. So to go along with my new KE55XH90 TV I bought this soundbar. I found two distinct review types for the soundbar - some saying it's amazing and some disappointed. Given I liked the looks, Bravia sync and trusting the higher rated reviews I went for it, Now I think I can understand the polar opposite reviews. If you believe Sony's hype that this is some pseudo Dolby Atmos 7.1 system then you will be disappointed, as a Start Trek Engineering officer once famously said... 'Ye cannae change the laws of physics', and it was always a stretch that a single speaker could make you believe there is sound from all directions. But... if you accept that that was always a stretch and accept that you are just going to get full well balanced sound that is far superior to what your TV can produce then you may be very pleasantly surprised. The lack of a separate sub is possibly the biggest plus point, in most homes the bass will be all you need - no it won't rattle your teeth like sub can, but it can certainly do most special effects justice and fills in nicely for playing music - tho maybe not hi-fi. So far I've found pretty much everything I play works well (film, voice, sports, music) and I haven't really found need to muck about with settings - just leaving on 'movies'. Indeed that does take us to one of the 2 slight negatives - if you are going to use the remote to adjust settings regularly you had better keep the manual handy as settings are merely reflected by light sequences, as there is no display. I suspect this will become less of an issue as you get used to what settings you use, and the light combos that go with each. The second negative I had was the power cord... for a sound bar that can be wall mounted the AC cord has a sizeable DC converter that you need to find a home for - luckily I managed to tape it behind my TV, but I needed to add spacers, which was a bit of a faff, and almost cost a star, but I like the sound and the understated looks - so I'll give them the benefit..
Date published: 2021-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compact design I bought this as a replacement for my old but larger Sony soundbar and the quality is as good if not better . Really happy!
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product Very impressed with Sony sound bar. Good value for money great sound.
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Quality product. Looks good. Sound good. Great value
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features & Sound … A good budget range intro. Into sound bar territory!!
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound quality Bought together with 42” tv rouse in conservatory Although excellent sound disappointing to find that 2 Sony products bought together on curry’s recommendation are not compatible via Bluetooth. Works fine from phone and tablet etc.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound bar Disappointed.by the dialogue feature..................
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound and Good Looking I took delivery of this a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I took it out the box, I felt I had made the right choice. It is solid, very easy to install and has improved my TV sound many fold. Really delighted.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony HTX8500 Sound bar Bought the sound bar to replace the surround sound system I had, the sound is excellent and it was a breeze to install. Being a sound bar there are not loads of cables to conceal or speakers to find a place for.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, easy to set up and use I have recently bought the Sony htx8500 it took no time to set up and now we can hear great sound with thumping base for our favourite films
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little disappointed Very good, would like to be able to adjust the sound. Bass is a little weak.
Date published: 2021-03-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from hand set only works with in a meter of box Hand set only works with in a meter of the box is this normal
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expensive for what you get Im not sure if it's the sony TV 55in or the sonud bar but when i turn the tv on the sound bar comes on but does not activate on with the tv it uses the tv speakers till i manual turn speakers on with tv.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I am so glad I picked the Sony HTX8500 from the great selection of soundbars, the sound is awesome Gerald
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice soundbar but lacks simple features The sound is alright once you've pressed about a million buttons but the bar is really let down by some minor things. Also some sound setting seem to be useless, maybe its what we're listening to so that is open to investigation. 1. Remote layout - are all the sound mode or special affect buttons placed together.. No they're not 2. On screen display - managed to have this when you change the volume but for anything else you either use which LEDs have lit up (the ones on the left or right) or just a guess because the same LEDs indicate when turning on and off. Its like a game bit a really awful one 3. Connection - want to add to your sound bar no can do. I mean the thing is huge, surely there was room for some extra ports, or just use the existing wireless connections. This was a fair bit of money for us and the little thing really do take away from the excitement of finally getting a sound bar.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality with good base I bought this soundbar for a double sized bedroom 40" TV, and wall hung it accordingly. I always struggled to hear voice through the TV speakers and wanted something that would give clarity, a bit of base and any effects would be a bonus. This soundbar ticked these requirements with abundance. And I don't need to have it up loud either....which I am sure will be of some relief to the neighbour. In a room this size the Atmos effect works remarkably well too. Whilst I paid more than I might have meant for a bedroom amplifier, I am glad that I did and well pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit I purchased this for my conservatory as as was sick of not being able to hear the tele when it rained. I needed a boost and this fits the bill I placed it onto of my TV and it works perfect Looks good and blends in
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price Good all in one solution to the weak TV speakers. Sound is good but bass can sometimes overpower speech. Main criticism is that without a display it's difficult to check and adjust the settings. Otherwise great value for your buck.
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good, nearly as good as my previous one I used to have a wired surround sound with a sub woofer, but my wife didn't like the wires so we went for the all in one. The surround sound is really deceptive, sometimes I hear sounds and wonder where they come from. It sounds like the other room, but its coming from the soundbar straight in front of you.The only problem is the led display on the top, you can't see it, it should be on the front.
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up The sound bar was easy to setup just plug into arc HDMI slot and it worked. The sound was excellent a vast improvement on the TV speaker. The sound worked with all other external devices such as DVD and Apple Tv that were plugged into the TV with out any extra configuaration. Using the ARC HDMI slot also meant the TV remote worked to adjust the volume without the need for the supplied sound bar remote. I understand some sound bars can be controlled with an app on a phone that would have been a nice extra but as so easy to install and use not really necessary
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound Two weeks into use very happy with product sound great
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks good under my Sony tv Great sound coming from box in my apartment ,sport sounds good because I have dolby plus UHD
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cinema sound Bought to replace old sounder with separate subwoofer. This sound bar is very neat and looks great under the tv. The sound is very good especially on cinema mode
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Just bought this today and I'm so happy with it ,, the sounds are fantastic.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony Soundbar HT-X8500. Bought it last week and works very well. Was very easy to set up and connect to TV.
Date published: 2021-01-17
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