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. Go deeper into the movies with Cinema 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 dialogue.
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.
Slim and elegant
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.
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 cinema 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 favourite music
Pair the HT-X8500 with your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly stream all your favourite albums and playlists
|TV Wireless connection
|2.1ch (built-in Subwoofer)
|Virtual Surround Technology
|S-Force PRO, Vertical Surround Engine (Dolby Speaker Virtual/DTS Virtual:X)
|Night Mode,Voice Mode
|Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Game, News, Sports, Standard
|Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
|Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96 / 24, DTS: X, MPEG2-AAC
|Dolby Vision Compatible
|HLG (hybrid log gamma)
|2.2 / 2.3
|2.2 / 2.3
|Number of Input/Output
|Input / Output: 1 / 1 (ARC / eARC)
|Input and Output Terminals
|USB type A (Firmware update only)
|Size & Weight
|MAIN UNIT WEIGHT – BODY ONLY
|3.1 kg / 6 lb 13 2 / 5 oz
|MAIN UNIT SIZE – BODY ONLY (W X H X D)
|890 mm x 64 mm x 96 mm (35 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in) *Not including projection portion