Cinematic atmosphere, powerful built-in bass
Experience cinematic, three-dimensional surround sound with this 2.1 channel Dolby Atmos ® and DTS:X ® soundbar featuring built-in subwoofers for deep bass sound and a slim, elegant design that fits perfectly in front of your TV.
Vertical Surround Engine, our latest surround technology, lets you enjoy the thrill of Dolby Atmos ® and DTS:X ® from a single slim unit. No matter what type of room you're in, advanced DSP technology allows just two front speakers to reproduce full, cinematic sound from all around you, including from above.
Hear sound from all directions with simulated 7.1.2 surround sound
Experience sound from above Thanks to Sony's virtual-surround technology, the soundbar can position sound in vertical space-so you can experience 3D audio without the need for in-ceiling or up-firing speakers. As well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine lends a more realistic, multidimensional sound to other formats too.
Experience sound from above
Surround made simple Using front speakers only, Sony's unique digital-sound-field-processing technology virtually reproduces the surround sound field, with audio coming at you from both sides. There's no need to add rear speakers, meaning you can enjoy rich, cinematic surround sound without cluttering your living space.
Surround made simple
A button for every sound - choose the one that's right for what you're watching or listening to.
Choose the perfect setting
Feel and hear the action all around you as sound travels behind you and draws you into the movie experience.
Hear all the vividness and richness of your favorite music in fine detail.
With audio cues coming from all around you, Game mode helps enhance your spatial awareness, sharpen your responses, and improve your gaming performance.
Hear all the important information in news reports and TV programs, as voice detail is brought out over the top of background music and effects.
Enjoy sports as if you were at the stadium. Ambient crowd noise is fine-tuned so you can feel the field-side excitement without losing what the commentators have to say.
The HT-X8500 has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the center - so you can enjoy deep bass sound with minimal equipment cluttering up your living space.
Experience deep bass sound
Easily added to your AV system Connect a games console, UHD Blu-ray ™ player or your set-top box, as well as your TV with HDMI and optical digital inputs.
Easily added to your AV system
Enjoy all your movies in 4K HDR quality With 4K HDR 18 Gbps passthrough and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home theater formats.
Enjoy all your movies in 4K HDR quality
Slim and elegant Measuring just 35.04" x 2.52" x 3.78" [890 x 64 x 96 mm], the HT-X8500 is slim, compact and unobtrusive, and complements your BRAVIA TV. Distinctive design elements include a punched metal speaker grille and sub-woofer ducts on both sides.
Slim and elegant
With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth ® Transmitter you can send audio to your soundbar wirelessly 3
Wireless connectivity to your TV
With HDMI eARC 2 you can enjoy the latest high bitrate surround sound formats, like Dolby Atmos ® and DTS:X ® , from your compatible TV.
One-cable HDMI eARC
Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth ® technology to wirelessly stream all your favorite albums and playlists 3 .
Stream all your favorite music
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