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Sony HT-X8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the mids quality and reliability.

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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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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

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 (richersounds.com)

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 (richersounds.com)

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

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

great quality

 

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

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

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 (richersounds.com)

Great Sounds

 

Sounds are brilliant but disappointed with lack of onscreen display.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Not impressed.

 

I bought this with high expectations. I found the background sounds completely over powered the voices making it virtually impossible to follow storylines.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great sound and easy to setup!

 

I recently bought this Sound Bar as it has had great reviews and was covered by a 6 year warranty. It was delivered promptly and was very easy to install. I have to say I am delighted with the performance; I have poor hearing as it certainly enhances...

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great sound

 

I bought this soundbar a few weeks ago, the sound is very good, loud and crisp especially connected with a 4k blu ray player. But the functionality is not impressive with no display on tv, the flashing lights on the top of the bar are confusing at best...

Jun, 2020

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