Hear sound from all directions with simulated 7.1.2 surround sound
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.
Everything upscaled close to 7.1.2ch
Now you can enjoy everything you watch in maximum 7.1.2ch audio. Our advanced digital signal processing converts even stereo audio to cinematic surround with just the click of a button on the remote.
Sound modes to match your entertainment
Five different sound modes enhance your entertainment experience. Immerse yourself deeper into the movies with Theater Mode, and enhance your game play thanks to Game mode created by PlayStation developers. Sports mode fine tunes ambient crowd noise so you can feel the pitch-side action, while Music mode lets you hear the detail in every song. News mode is designed for clear dialog.
Experience deep bass sound
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.
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.
Enjoy all your movies in 4K HDR quality
With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps passthrough and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home theater formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma.
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.
One-cable HDMI eARC
With HDMI eARC you can enjoy the latest high bitrate surround sound formats, like Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, from your compatible TV.
Wireless connectivity to your TV
With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth® Transmitter you can send audio to your soundbar wirelessly .
Stream all your favorite music
Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream all your favorite albums and playlists .
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.
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.