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4.0 based on 5 customer reviews

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Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

5 Customer Reviews

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Awesome - pretty darn good!

HT-X8500 07 June 2019 by ALLP (United Kingdom)

Easy connectivity and set up with Sony TV. Subtle, unobtrusive and sleek design - complements TV. Sounds great on auto setting but for the more refined the sound options are well placed. Bluetooth connectivity to multiple devices is a breeze & is most convenient.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Great all rounder but a little disappointed

HT-X8500 30 May 2019 by Kingeman7 (United Kingdom)

My initial thoughts of this were great when it first arrived, easy to set up. I liked how it came with an hdmi output plus optical cable, however for convenience I feel a normal 3.5mm jack should have been added as well. I value music a lot as I have a pair of MDR-1RNC Noise Cancelling Headphones, which I use mostly everyday. First thing I did was hook up my music from my phone using the bluetooth on the soundbar. I started to play songs with lows that worked well for the built in subwoofer and sounded great. However this kinda was short lived when I moved onto normal midrange to high tracks where the lows didn’t tie into the track at all, at times, which was a let down. I have been using this for a week now and and I tried all the settings from using it on cinema, sports, news and game. The subwoofer works well with the surround sound and veertical sound especially when watching movies. I would say the surround sound system is not the best I’ve had but it does well to fill the room. However, though you do really hear the lows needed to provide that added suspense. One of the options I do really like is the “night” option as It does what it says, basically takes that normal base and smoothens the sound a bit. This worked well with the news and sports options.Moving onto the game option which I was torn to half about because on one half the subwoofers do a really good job in providing that in game feeling if you are playing a first person shooter for example. But, on the other side when you are playing a game like Halo with the added tracks it has while in gameplay, you do really here the discrepancy if your into the sound stuff like me. Lastly to add, the finish of the bar is high quality, it’s something that isn’t going to break suddenly if you drop it, not that I have. My overall opinion is that, for the normal consumer who has a normal home cinema or just want’s to add a soundbar to their TV, this is the sound bar for them. This is more tailored to everything but music but don’t let this deter you as overall it does a good job just not for the ones who know more about sound and stuff. All I’m saying is that don’t expect it to be at the level of Bose if you already have their products, this sound bar is a more of an all-rounder.

Sound Quality

Average

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

This reviewer received the product free of charge

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Solid, Powerful, Consistent

HT-X8500 27 May 2019 by Southy72 (United Kingdom)

Exceptionally easy to set-up, probably no longer than 10 minutes if that. Quite heavy, and fairly chunky, so maybe some room for improvement on the design side of things, however when it comes to sound, this delivers, both in ambience and power. Bass is very evident, and power is right there from the start. Would dearly love to have a bigger room from which to test this, I can imagine the cinema sound is superb. Price-wise I think this would appeal if it were maybe £50-£75 cheaper, but this is Sony, so high-spec goods come at a premium. Recommended.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

This reviewer received the product free of charge

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Phenomenal sound, once you have figured it out

HT-X8500 27 May 2019 by SouthamptonG (United Kingdom)

The soundbar arrived and I couldn’t wait to get it installed as we love a movie and with the Dolby Atmos and Vertical Surround features, we were excited to take it to another level. The instructions were really easy to follow and I chose to feed it through our SkyQ box. Once I figured out that I had to turn the sound bar on first, we were away and watched BlacKkKlansman to try it out. The sound (especially in the vertical surround mode) is phenomenal and the built-in bass is really effective. It really is a huge step up from the built-in speakers in my non-Sony television. The only issues I have are that I have to stand up to see what mode it is in as the lights are at the back of the top of the unit (I would have incorporated a small flip-up lcd screen so you can see clearly what mode you are using) and sometimes, when pausing, rewinding and forwarding on Sky, there is a delay in the sound catching up. Sound-wise, I can’t fault it (it’s great for listening to music from my phone too) but for someone who doesn’t have much tech knowledge, it may be difficult to set up and figure out. Now we are used to it’s features, it is a great product and would recommend it.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Fair

This reviewer received the product free of charge

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Awesome without the the need for a subwoofer

HT-X8500 24 May 2019 by CC200806 (United Kingdom)

Firstly this is a little bigger than other sound bars, but if like me you don't have room for a separate sub woofer then this soundbar is ideal as it has it built in. It is still small enough to position in front of your TV or hang on a wall with looking to bulky. The design is pleasing to the eye and i like the fact the LED's turn themselves of after a short while. Connectivity was easy and it seamlessly integrated with my TV and PS4. Sound quality is superb with plenty of differing options to give you the right sound for the right situation. The reproduction of surround sound is good from a 2.1 speaker and the bass is adequate enough to fill a good size room without the need of a sub woofer. Connectivity with Bluetooth is easy so playback of music from smart devices works well. The only slight downside to this Soundbar is navigating the different settings. There is quite a few of them and without the instruction book it would be hard to remember how to access and change them all. However with that said once i found my desired setting I pretty much do not need to access or change them again

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Good

This reviewer received the product free of charge

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