SONY PHILIPPINES, Inc. announced the availability of its latest Dolby Atmos supported soundbars, the HT-Z9F and HT-X9000F. The premium HT-Z9F with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X was developed through Sony’s unique virtual technology, which makes it possible for this 3.1 channel soundbar to reproduce “vertical” sound without the need for ceiling speakers that create the illusion of height using digital signal processing alone. This means audiences will get a sense of helicopters whizzing above them and feel the thrill of a car chase action around the living room. The HT-Z9F retails for P42,299. The HT-X9000F soundbar, on the other hand, is Sony’s most affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar at P31,199. The 2.1-channel bar matches the design of Sony BRAVIA True 4K TVs, with edges chamfered off at an angle to fit against the legs of a Sony TV stand. Sony said both soundbars support 4K HDR and Dolby Vision so that the original picture quality is passed through the bar directly to the TV without any loss of quality, resulting in great color clarity and brightness.