Sony HT-X8500 Soundbar Review

6.44 Mixed Usages
6.8 SOUND QUALITY
6.8 BASS ACCURACY :
7.5 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
4.1 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7 BUILD QUALITY :
Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 2.1 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type
Subwoofer Feature Without Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker N/A
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 1 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) No Dedicated Center Channel Speaker. So, it can not produce sound quite as clear as 3.0, 3.2 , 5.1 or 7.2 channels Soundbar. But It has decent center performance to produce accurate audio and dialogue.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is over 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (-23 ms) and Optical (5 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-126 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) N/A
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS Yes
DTS: X Yes
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) Yes
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) Yes
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) Yes

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : Yes
DTS:X : Yes
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
DTS : Yes
Dolby TrueHD : Yes
DTS-HD MA : Yes
5.1 PCM Yes

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : None
Midrange Size & Types: None
Woofer Size & Type : None
Subwoofer Driver None

Build Material

Enclosure Integrated
Finish The Bar is very good build quality, with robust matte plastic, and it has a metal grille to protect its speakers.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 34.9" (88.7 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.5" (6.3 cm)
Soundbar Depth 3.9" (9.8 cm)
Subwoofer Width N/A
Subwoofer Depth N/A

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 6.8
BASS ACCURACY : 6.8
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 4.1
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.5
BUILD QUALITY : 7
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