Sony HT-Z9F vs Sonos Beam

Sony HT-Z9F
Sony HT-Z9F review

May 02, 2019

Sony always brings new home speakers to CES. This was no exception. The company introduced several solutions, the most interesting - HT-Z9F. This is a soundbar support Dolby Atmos surrounds sound in ...

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Sonos Beam
Sonos Beam review

May 06, 2019

In many ways, Sоnоs is Apple in audiо. Its acоustics and sоftware are easy and cоnvenient tо use due tо the attentiоn paid during their creatiоn. The cоmpany has develоped its оwn wirele...

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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
Sonos Beam

Model

HT-Z9F
Beam

Brand

Sony
Sonos

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

53
440

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
volume down, volume up, microphone button, play/pause

Audio features

Amplification type

active
active

Built-in channels

3.1
3.0

Supported channel quantity

3.1
5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1
1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

6.4 x 100 x 10/2.5 x 39.4 x 3.4
6.8 x 65 x 10/2.7 x 25.6 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2.8/6.2

Soundbars HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.1
  • 10.7
  • 9.1Sony HT-Z9F
  • 10.7Sonos Beam

The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price