Deal | Sony HT-X8500 soundbar with Dolby Atmos and 4K passthrough now on sale with a huge 40% discount
Dolby Atmos-capable soundbars are one of the more popular choices among budget-conscious home theater enthusiasts who would like to avoid the time-consuming installation of a full-fledged surround sound system. Needless to say, the Japanese tech giant Sony also has a few quite enticing soundbars in its lineup, one of which has now received its steepest discount yet on Amazon.
The large online retailer currently offers the Sony HT-X8500 soundbar with support for Dolby Atmos and 4K HDR passthrough for just US$238 including free shipping. This constitutes a considerable US$162 or 40 percent discount in relation to the official list price of US$400, and according to the price tracker at Camelcamelcamel, this is the lowest price yet for this particular soundbar. Please note that the Sony HT-X8500 comes without a dedicated subwoofer, so prospective buyers who are looking for a bass-heavy sound profile should probably look elsewhere. Please refer to Rtings' comprehensive review for detailed information about the audio quality of this system.
Regular users will likely enjoy the soundbar's support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio tracks, which is not particularly common for 2.1 systems in this rather affordable price range. In terms of connectivity, the Sony HT-X8500 further sports two HDMI ports and can also easily connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth, but unfortunately, this speaker system does not feature Apple AirPlay, Wi-Fi or integrated Chromecast functionality. Nevertheless, for a significantly discounted sale price of under US$250, this entry-level soundbar offers a lot of bang for the buck and constitutes a noticeable upgrade over the integrated speakers of most modern televisions.
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