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Sony HT-RT3 vs. Sonos Beam + 9

Sony HT-RT3

Sony HT-RT3

£229.99

£240.04 Incl. delivery
Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

3.5

£369.00

Free delivery
Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

£760.00

£765.00 Incl. delivery
Bose Soundbar 700

Bose Soundbar 700

£648.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q70T

Samsung HW-Q70T

£365.00

Free delivery
Samsung HW-Q950T

Samsung HW-Q950T

£999.00

Free delivery
JBL Bar 9.1

JBL Bar 9.1

£799.00

Free delivery
Sony HT-X8500

Sony HT-X8500

£284.14

Free delivery
Sony HT-G700

Sony HT-G700

£299.00

Free delivery
Bose Soundbar 500

Bose Soundbar 500

£399.00

Free delivery
Bose Lifestyle 650

Bose Lifestyle 650

£3,499.97

Free delivery
Subwoofer
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
315 mm
303 mm
403 mm
305 mm
295 mm
Height sub
392 mm
353 mm
403 mm
440 mm
325 mm
Width sub
190 mm
205 mm
210 mm
305 mm
295 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
6.3 inches
8 inches
10 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
300 W
100 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
7.8 kg
6.2 kg
9.8 kg
11.1 kg
7.5 kg
13.6 kg
Wireless
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Center speaker
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Capacity center (RMS)
Weight (center)
4.76 kg
1.2 kg
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
20 Hz
50 Hz
24 Hz
34 Hz
24 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power per channel (RMS)
35 W
400 W
Surround speakers
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Capacity surround (RMS)
35 W
120 W
Weight (surround)
0.75 kg
2.1 kg
0.72 kg
Weight (front / speaker unit)
2.1 kg
2.8 kg
6.25 kg
7.1 kg
3.64 kg
3.18 kg
0.35 kg
Bluetooth
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
SBC, AAC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP
Bluetooth version
4.2
4.2
4.2
4.2
5.0
5.0
5.0
Ethernet connection
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Type (radio)
AM
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Spotify Connect, Deezer
Spotify Connect
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Spotify Connect
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn, AirPlay 2, Amazon Music
Deezer, Amazon Music
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
1 ​
2 ​
Front/side connections
USB
USB
USB
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
2.2
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.2
HDMI version
1.4
2.0b
Number of HDMI inputs
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
0 ​
4 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
eARC
Other connectors
Speaker connectors
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS 2.0, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, WAV (PCM), AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3
AAC
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
WAV (PCM), AAC
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
Xvid, MPEG4, 3GP/3GPP, AVI
MPEG2
Available colours
Black
Black, White
Black, White, Silver
Black, White, Silver, Grey
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black, White
Black, White, Silver
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
70 mm
100 mm
115.7 mm
138 mm
120 mm
101 mm
467 mm
Height front/speaker unit
52 mm
6.85 mm
87 mm
69.5 mm
62 mm
44 mm
1466 mm
Width front/speaker unit
900 mm
651 mm
1141.7 mm
1232 mm
884 mm
800 mm
467 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Supports NFC, Mobile app for controlling features
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Supports NFC, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos, Support for multiroom
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Support for internet radio, Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Mobile app for controlling features, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
DLNA, Designed for wall mounting, Supports NFC, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Supports NFC
Type of voice assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Wireless rear speakers
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless speakers included
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Number of speakers
5.1
5.1
5.0
7.0
3.1
5.1
5.1
2.1
3.1
5.0
5.1
Number of speaker drivers
5 ​
11 ​
7 ​
20 ​
9 ​
4 ​
1 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Weight main unit / amplifier
Dimensions main unit / amplifier (WxHxD)
Depth main unit / amplifier
Height main unit / amplifier
Width main unit / amplifier
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
1080p (Full HD), 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No