CES 2019 News: Sony announces HT-X8500 and HT-S350 soundbars

Cinematic surround sound

by Steve Withers Jan 8, 2019 at 2:13 AM

  • Sony has announced its new HT-X8500 and HT-S350 soundbars at CES 2019.
    The HT-X8500 soundbar offers the experience of cinematic surround sound from the comfort of your home with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. This 2.1-channel single soundbar delivers object-based audio which puts you in the middle of the action.

    Thanks to Sony’s unique Digital Signal Processing technologies such as Vertical Surround Engine, up to 7.1.2ch surround sound can be experienced from the X8500 without the need for extra speakers. The built-in dual subwoofer delivers deep bass sound and with Cinema Mode on, one of the seven optimised sound modes, you can experience every film at its best.

    The X8500 has eARC support for high quality audio codecs to pass through from your TV to your soundbar. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is also available, which allows you to connect your soundbar wirelessly to your TV, to achieve a clean look in your home. You can also listen to music from your smartphone via Bluetooth.

    The HT-S3650 soundbar boasts 320W of high-power sound that delivers impressive surround and deep, powerful bass thanks to its wireless subwoofer. Sony’s unique and improved S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, together with 5.1-channel decode support delivers a wider, more enveloping and accurate surround sound experience than ever before. Connect your soundbar to your TV via HDMI ARC for easy remote operation. This soundbar also has the Bluetooth connectivity function like the X8500.

    Integrate your new cinema tech into the home seamlessly, thanks to the sleek design of this new range. The X8500 and S350 have a stylish bar design with perforated metal. The X8500, with a built-in dual subwoofer, has iconic subwoofer ducts on the side of the bar, while the S350 has a matching subwoofer with a large duct.

    The HT-X8500 will be available from the end of March 2019 with an SRP of £350.

    The HT-S350 will be available from the beginning of May 2019 with an SRP of £250.

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