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Sonos Beam

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Sonos Beam

£298.48
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar isquiet, compact and very well-built. It's a multi award winning and best selling 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 18 further awards from other expert sites and a good spec. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
2.8kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
139 Reviews + 19 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
67
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sony HTX8500

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Sony HTX8500

£235.00
£309.00
Our Verdict:
A new and best selling 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
200W
3.1kg
WEIGHT
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
67
Value for Money
Good
92
Age
8 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sonos Beam

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Sonos Beam

£298.48
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar isquiet, compact and very well-built. It's a multi award winning and best selling 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 18 further awards from other expert sites and a good spec. It has a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
2.8kg
WEIGHT
94
Reviews
139 Reviews + 19 Awards
77
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
67
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
18 Months Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Sony HTX8500

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Sony HTX8500

£235.00
£309.00
Our Verdict:
A new and best selling 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
200W
3.1kg
WEIGHT
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
67
Value for Money
Good
92
Age
8 Months Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
6 Reasons For
3 Times As Many Audio Output Channels
The Sonos Beam is 5.1 channels channels, which is 3 times as many audio output channels as the Sony HTX8500 (2.1 channels).

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Sonos Beam has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Sony HTX8500 scored 75.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this soundbar.
More Popular
The Sonos Beam is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
19 More Awards
The Sonos Beam has received 19 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Sony HTX8500 has received no awards.
Better Brand
Sonos soundbars have an average rating of 80.9%, whereas Sony only has an average rating of 79.6%.
3 Reasons For
Subwoofer Included
The Sony HTX8500 has a subwoofer included, but the Sonos Beam 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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£63 Cheaper
The Sony HTX8500 costs £235.00, whereas the Sonos Beam is £298.48.
10 Months Newer
The Sony HTX8500 was released eight months ago, but the Sonos Beam was released 18 months ago

Awards

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
19 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
Best
5 stars
42 reviews
4 stars
30 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
Best
5 stars
14 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sonos has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Sonos is 80.9% based on 410+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 79.6% based on 0 reviews.
Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
Sonos

81

81

Based on 410+ reviews
Sony

80

80

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
18 months old 8 months old Best

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
No data 1 year

Audio Output

'Audio Output' denotes the number of individual channels for the soundbar to use. Specific sounds and parts of the screen are assigned to individual channels, allowing the soundbar to simulate surround sound and create a deeper audio depth.

More channels mean that the sound will be more spread across the channels, leading to a richer surround sound 'effect'.

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.

Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
No
Best
Yes

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Sonos Beam Sony HTX8500
Audio Output
5.1
 5.1
BEST
2.1
 2.1
Power Unknown - Click to provide data 200W
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth