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 7.1.2ch2 audio. Our advanced digital signal processing converts even stereo audio to cinematic surround with just the click of a button on the remote.
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.
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 pass through and HDCP 2.2/HDCP 2.3, the HT-X8500 is made for the latest home cinema formats.
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.
Wireless connectivity to your TV
With a Sony BRAVIA TV supporting Bluetooth® Transmitter you can send audio to your sound bar wirelessly.
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.
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.