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Posted 15 December 2022

Sony HT-X8500 Bluetooth Single Dolby Atmos Soundbar - £229 @ Amazon

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Cinematic atmosphere, powerful built-in bass
Experience cinematic, three-dimensional surround sound with this 2.1 channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound bar featuring built-in subwoofers for deep bass sound and a slim, elegant design that fits perfectly in front of your TV.
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    I have this, and it sounds very good. Bass is very good for an all in one. The bass can overpower dialogue as there is no dedicated dialogue with no centre channel with a 2.1 setup. I would recommend using the low to medium setting, and there is no display on the soundbar, but you soon get used to how the lights on the top configure.

    It's very good for loud movies with explosions but not so much if you are into watching notmal TV. It does suppoer eARC, so it supports lossless dolby atmos.

    You can get a very slight sense of surround sound from the sides if you sit straight on in its sweet spot.

    I am surprised how well it had held its price as I paid around this circa 18 months - 2 years ago. (edited)
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    I agree with all of this. When the action or bass kicks in, you cannot hear dialogue well because the two end speakers are dealing with all the sounds inc music and the bass drivers in the centre are rumbling. Its good for movies during the day but you have to turn off vertical sound effects and turn on night mode and vocal enhancer to hear dialogue at night without annoying neighbours.
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    Hmm not sure its the best value. Just bought a Samsung q700b for 429 and getting 200 cash back. Plus can be had cheaper with various companies discounts for egift cards.
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    Sounds like you got a good deal. 🤪 Have you received it yet?
    I'm really liking it. I know I said before it wasn't that much better than the Polk but I set up the Polk in my office and the difference is night and day.
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    Can you plug any sub into these?
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    Nope.
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    Been watching this to go with my
    SONY - BRAVIA KD55XH9296B, but it’s been sitting around £290 from its original price of £350 so picking it up tomorrow from Argos which has it for the same price.
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    Its a good soundbar. Has ir repeat, nightmode and virtual atmos. The bass is decent without requiring a dedicated subwoofer. Without going all out for surround, this sounds better than my other sony 2.1 system to me.
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    Picked up one of these in Costco a couple of years ago and happy with it.
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    Not an expert on sound . But from my understanding Atmos really shines when you have additional speaker channels (upward firing etc) .
    I have a sound bar which is 2.1.2 and the Atmos content really makes a difference
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    Yes, I also have a 7.1.2 set up with the LG SN9YGA with the SPK8 rear speakers, and it sounds phenominal. That has upfiring speakers and really does sound incredible.

    I would say, though, that cost me £500ish instead of £1k and has a dedicated large wireless subwoofer and the 2 rear speakers for surround sound. You can't really compare the 2. There is a great deal on the Samsung Q930 at the moment for those looking for the full surround experience. (edited)
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    Tried 2 all in ones and atmos is negligible, you need rears to get any real effects. Still decent but don't buy any expecting atmos
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    True but ive found this does give a wider soundstage with atmos on. I can hear sounds coming from 80 degrees on my sides sometimes.

    But yeh dont get this if you want full atmos.
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    Managed to pick one up for £140 new last year, on market place, the people did not know what they had! Bargin!!!
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