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JBL Bar 2.1 vs. Sony HT-X8500

JBL Bar 2.1

JBL Bar 2.1

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3.8

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Sony HT-X8500

Sony HT-X8500

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2.9

£277.99

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Subwoofer
Yes
No
Dimensions sub (WxHxD)
Depth sub
225 mm
Height sub
370 mm
Width sub
225 mm
Bass elements, size (sub)
6.5 inches
Capacity sub (RMS)
200 W
Type of enclosure (sub)
Bass reflex (Ported)
Weight (subwoofer)
5.2 kg
Wireless
Yes
Center speaker
No
No
Frequency range (max)
20000 Hz
Frequency range (min)
40 Hz
Front speaker / speaker unit
Yes
No
Power per channel (RMS)
Surround speakers
No
No
Weight (front / speaker unit)
1.9 kg
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth codec
SBC, AAC
Bluetooth profile
A2DP, AVRCP
A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
Ethernet connection
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
No
No
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
Radio receiver
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Google Cast/Chromecast, AirPlay 2
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
1 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0 ​
0 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
0 ​
Front/side connections
USB
USB
HDMI
Yes
Yes
HDCP-version
1.4
2.3
HDMI version
1.4
2.0b
Number of HDMI inputs
1 ​
1 ​
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
Supported standards
eARC
Other connectors
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
No
USB
Yes
Yes
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1
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
Supported audio files
MP3, WAV (PCM)
AAC
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG
Supported video files
MPEG2
Available colours
Black, Silver, Grey
Black
Dimensions front/speaker unit (WxHxD)
Depth front/speaker unit
68 mm
96 mm
Height front/speaker unit
58 mm
64 mm
Width front/speaker unit
965 mm
890 mm
Built-in internet services
Features
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround
Designed for wall mounting, Simulated surround, Speakers suitable for Dolby Atmos
Voice assistant compatible
Wireless rear speakers
Automatic calibration with measurement microphone
No
No
Number of speakers
2.1
2.1
Type of home cinema package
Number of speaker drivers
7 ​
4 ​
Soundbase (suitable for TV placement)
No
No
Video formats supported
2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Optical drive
No
No