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Sony HT-ZF9

Sony HT-ZF9
alaScore 95

89 reviews

Feb, 2021

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. Many are critical about the price and design.

usability, design, price

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 95/100 = 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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