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Sony HT-X8500 review

£350.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Built-in subwoofer included
Reviewed

Sony has launched a Dolby Atmos sound bar at an affordable price. The HT-X8500 also offers DTS:X so it should deliver cinematic, three-dimensional surround sound. It's fairly cheap compared to other sound bars with these popular surround-sound technologies, but is it too good to be true? Find out whether the HT-X8500 can do Dolby Atmos just as well as bigger brands in our full review.

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We have tested 122 sound bars and found that there are 18 Don't Buys and 14 Best Buys.
Range of Sound bar scores
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  2. 57%
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  3. 87%
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