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.
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, multi-dimensional 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.
Choose the perfect setting
A button for every sound – choose the one that’s right for what you’re watching or listening to.
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 favourite 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 programmes, as voice detail is brought out over the top of background music and effects.
Enjoy sport as if you were at the stadium. Ambient crowd noise is fine-tuned so you can feel the pitch-side excitement without losing what the commentators have to say.
Experience deep bass sound
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.
Model Number: HTX8500.CEK