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Sony Ht Sf150 Vs. Sonos Arc Review

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   4 minute read
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Reasons why you might like the Sonos Arc

Overall Score 5.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1140 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Sony HT SF150

Sony HT SF150

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Reasons why you might like the Sony HT SF150

Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 900 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sony Ht Sf150 Vs. Sonos Arc Review In Summary

Category Features Sonos Arc Sony HT SF150
DESIGN width 1,140mm 900mm
height 87mm 64mm
weight 6,250g 2,400g
volume 11,525.06cm³ 5,068.8cm³
thickness 116mm 88mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5only 2only
has bluetooth aptx
lowest frequency 47.6Hz
highest frequency 19,900Hz
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 1only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v4.2
supports wi-fi
hdmi version v2
rj45 ports 1only
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has dolby atmos
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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Sony Ht Sf150 Vs. Sonos Arc Review In Detail

Design

Width

Sonos Arc 1,140mm
Sony HT SF150 900mm

Sony HT SF150 has a width of 900mm. A soundbar's width represents the horizontal measurement of a soundbar, soundbars are often designed to fit the width of television sets or slightly close.

The Sonos Arc, at 1,140mm is smaller in width than the Sony HT SF150 by mm

Height

Sonos Arc 87mm
Sony HT SF150 64mm

The Sony HT SF150 has a height of 64mm. The height represents the vertical dimension of a soundbar, they are commonly designed as thin as possible to aesthetically complement a space.

The Sonos Arc, at 87mm rises higher than the Sony HT SF150 by 23mm

Weight

Sonos Arc 6,250g
Sony HT SF150 2,400g

The Sony HT SF150 weighs 2,400g. We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry around the space. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes their movement easier, even say for many other types of products.

Sonos Arc, at 6,250g weigh more than the Sony HT SF150 by g. Often a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you want to adjust the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should try to purchase a lighter soundbar.

Volume

Sonos Arc 11,525.06cm³
Sony HT SF150 5,068.8cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space taken up by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the soundbar fills. Sony HT SF150 takes up 5,068.8cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that the soundbar takes up to confirm that it would easily fit in the available space .

Sonos Arc's volume is 11,525.06cm³ meaning it requires lesser space than the Sony HT SF150 by cm³

Thickness

Sonos Arc 116mm
Sony HT SF150 88mm

The thickness of Sony HT SF150 is 88mm, to know the thickness of the soundbar you divide its volume by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

Sonos Arc has a thickness of 116mm, meaning that it is thicker than the Sony HT SF150 by 28mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sonos Arc 5only
Sony HT SF150 2only

For surround sound channels, you’re going to run across numbers in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number represents the total of main speakers, the second number denotes the total of subwoofers, and the third number if available defines the total of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the space that has the soundbar, but they may also just be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar itself.

The Sony HT SF150 having a sound output value of 2 implies that it has 2 main speakers

And the Sonos Arc having 5 implies that it has 5 main speakers

Has Bluetooth Aptx

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Sony HT SF150 supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used to transmit audio wirelessly with Bluetooth.

Lowest Frequency

Sonos Arc 47.6Hz
Sony HT SF150

Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sonos Arc's lowest frequency is at 47.6Hz.

Highest Frequency

Sonos Arc 19,900Hz
Sony HT SF150

High-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Sonos Arc's highest frequency is at 19,900Hz.

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

The Sony HT SF150 has an HDMI output port, soundbars with an HDMI or mini HDMI port transfer high-definition audio.

Sonos Arc too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port by which it sends "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, that can process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Sony HT SF150 1only

Sony HT SF150 has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you may simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The Sonos Arc has 1 HDMI ports, meaning both devices have an equal number of ports

Has Bluetooth

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Sony HT SF150 supports Bluetooth, a wireless technology that enables you to seamlessly transfer data between different devices.

Bluetooth Version

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150 v4.2

Sony HT SF150 has a Bluetooth version of 4.2

Supports Wi-Fi

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Sonos Arc can connect to Wi-Fi.

Hdmi Version

Sonos Arc v2
Sony HT SF150

Sonos Arc has an HDMI version of 2, newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

Rj45 Ports

Sonos Arc 1only
Sony HT SF150

RJ-45 ports are used for Local Area Network (LAN) connections. With more ports, you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. Sonos Arc has only 1 ports

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Sony HT SF150

Sonos Arc has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Sonos Arc is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Compatible With Alexa

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Sonos Arc is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Dolby Atmos

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sonos Arc has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Airplay

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Sonos Arc supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

Sony HT SF150 supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

Sonos Arc too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Sonos Arc
Sony HT SF150

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sonos Arc.