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Bose Solo 5vsSony HTX8500

Bose Solo 5

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

Bose Solo 5

£163.43
£179.99
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good price and a good spec. It has a handheld remote control and is wall mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar is very quiet and compact, and a good size.
1W
6.4kg
WEIGHT
85
Reviews
31 Reviews + 1 Award
77
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
62
Age
5 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony HTX8500

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score

Sony HTX8500

£296.53
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
200W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
ARC X
1
3.1kg
WEIGHT
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
64
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
1 Year Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Bose Solo 5

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

Bose Solo 5

£163.43
£179.99
Our Verdict:
A very popular and award winning 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good price and a good spec. It has a handheld remote control and is wall mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar is very quiet and compact, and a good size.
1W
6.4kg
WEIGHT
85
Reviews
31 Reviews + 1 Award
77
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
73
Value for Money
Good
62
Age
5 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony HTX8500

73

Kagoo Score

73

Kagoo Score

Sony HTX8500

£296.53
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
200W
DOLBY
ATMOS
HDMI
ARC X
1
3.1kg
WEIGHT
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
64
Value for Money
Good
84
Age
1 Year Old
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
3 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
The Bose Solo 5 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, but the Sony HTX8500 scored 73.
£133 Cheaper
The Bose Solo 5 costs £163.43, whereas the Sony HTX8500 is £296.53.
One More Award
The Bose Solo 5 has received 1 award, however the Sony HTX8500 has received no awards.
6 Reasons For
199W Bigger Power
The Sony HTX8500 has a power of 200W, but the Bose Solo 5 is only a 1W soundbar (199W smaller).

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

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Audio Return Channel (ARC)
The Sony HTX8500 features Audio Return Channel (ARC), whereas the Bose Solo 5 does not feature this benefit.

An 'Audio Return Channel' (ARC) uses an HDMI connection to send audio to the soundbar without the need for separate audio cables.

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Subwoofer Included
The Sony HTX8500 has a subwoofer included, whereas the Bose Solo 5 does not.

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

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More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Four Years Newer
The Sony HTX8500 is four years newer than the Bose Solo 5
Better Brand
Sony soundbars have an average rating of 77.8%, but Bose only has an average rating of 76.7%.

Awards

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
1 Award
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
2 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Bose. The average brand rating for Sony is 77.8% based on 0 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Bose is 76.7% based on 70+ reviews.
Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Bose

77

77

Based on 70+ reviews
Sony

78

78

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
67 months old 22 months old Best

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
No data 1 year

Power

'Power' denotes how powerful the soundbar is, measures in watts.

Generally speaking, the higher the power level of the soundbar, the louder the maximum volume, and the better the sound quality will be.

Subwoofer Included

Whether the soundbar includes a subwoofer, which is a loudspeaker for low frequencies (bass sounds).

A subwoofer boosts the bass quality of the soundbar, allowing it to have far more powerful bass than would otherwise be possible.

Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
No
Best
Yes

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Audio Channels
2.0
 2.0
2.1
 2.1
Power 1W 200W
BEST
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 
 
 
Other Features Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH) 70mm 64mm
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
A2DP Avrcp
 A2DP
 Avrcp
AirPlay Unknown - Click to provide data
AirPlay
 AirPlay
Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Apple Docking Compatibility
Not Supported
 Not Supported
Not Supported
 Not Supported
 
 
 
Audio Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Audio Return Channel (ARC) Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Decoder
Dolby Digital Dts
Dolby Atmos Dolby Truehd
 Dolby Digital
 Dts
 Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Truehd
Dolby Digital Dts
Dolby Atmos Dolby Truehd
 Dolby Digital
 Dts
 Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Truehd
Game Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Game mode
 Game mode
Equalizer Unknown - Click to provide data
Equalizer
 Equalizer
 
 
 
Soundbar Speaker Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Tweeter Diameter Unknown - Click to provide data 111mm
Woofer Driver Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Power Unknown - Click to provide data 128W
 
 
 
Subwoofer Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Subwoofer
N / A
 N / A
Wireless
 Wireless
Bass Reflex Unknown - Click to provide data
Bass reflex
 Bass reflex
Wireless Subwoofer
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
BEST
Wireless subwoofer
 Wireless subwoofer
Subwoofer Impedance Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Power (Subwoofer) Unknown - Click to provide data 64W
Subwoofer Type
Integrated
 Integrated
Integrated
 Integrated
Subwoofer Included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
Subwoofer included
 Subwoofer included
BEST
 
 
 
Technical Details Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
3D Sound
3D sound
 3D sound
3D sound
 3D sound
Remote Control
Remote control
 Remote control
Remote control
 Remote control
Connector(s) Optical X 1 - Co-Axial X 1
BEST
1 X HDMI Input, 1 X HDMI Output (EARC), 1 X Optical, 1 X USB (Updates Only)
Wireless Connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
Wireless connection
 Wireless connection
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
AUX In
AUX in
 AUX in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Digital Audio Optical In 1 1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Connection
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Wired & Wireless
 Wired & Wireless
Digital Audio Coaxial In 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
5.0
 5.0
5.0
 5.0
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Output Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI In Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB Port
USB port
 USB port
USB port
 USB port
USB Connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
 
 
 
Power Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Power Consumption (Standby) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Power Consumption (Typical) 1.5W
BEST
32W
AC Input Frequency Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
AC Input Voltage
100
 100
100
 100
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Width 525mm 890mm
Height 70mm 64mm
Depth 89mm 96mm
Weight 6.4kg 3.1kg
 
 
 
Packaging Content Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Handheld Remote Control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
Ac Coaxial
Optical
 Ac
 Coaxial
 Optical
Ac Coaxial
Optical
 Ac
 Coaxial
 Optical
Packaging Content Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar - Remote Control - Power Cable - Optical Cable - Co-Axial Cable Sony HT-X8500 2.1 All-in-One Sound Bar With Dolby Atmos - Remote Control - Batteries - Optical Cable - Power Adapter - Quick Start Guide
 
 
 
Features Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
FM Radio
FM radio
 FM radio
FM radio
 FM radio
Audio Format
Ota Aac
Lpcm Sbc
 Ota
 Aac
 Lpcm
 Sbc
Ota Aac
Lpcm Sbc
 Ota
 Aac
 Lpcm
 Sbc
Night Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Night mode
 Night mode
TV Stands Unknown - Click to provide data
TV stands
 TV stands
Wall Mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Wall mountable
 Wall mountable
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Bravia Sync
 Bravia Sync
Bravia Sync
 Bravia Sync
Recommended Usage Unknown - Click to provide data TV
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
Built-in Display Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-in display
 Built-in display
LED Indicators Unknown - Click to provide data
LED indicators
 LED indicators
Surround Sound Unknown - Click to provide data
Surround Sound
 Surround Sound
 
 
 
Special Features Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
Multiroom
Multiroom
 Multiroom
Multiroom
 Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos
 Dolby Atmos
BEST
 
 
 
Features Bose Solo 5 Sony HTX8500
4k Passthrough Unknown - Click to provide data
4k passthrough
 4k passthrough
Smart Soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar
Smart soundbar
 Smart soundbar

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