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.
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.
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.
A button for every sound—choose the one that’s right for what you’re watching or listening to.
The HT-X8500 has a powerful built-in dual subwoofer in the centre—so you can enjoy deep bass sound with minimal equipment cluttering up your living space.
Measuring just 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.
With the latest 4K HDR 18Gbps passthrough and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home cinema formats.
Connect a games console, UHD Blu-ray™ player or your set-top box, as well as your TV with HDMI and optical digital inputs.
With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth® Transmitter, you can send audio to your soundbar wirelessly
With HDMI eARC, you can enjoy the latest high bitrate surround sound formats, like Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, from your compatible TV.
Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream all your favourite albums and playlists.