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Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-ST5000
alaScore 99

86 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Sony HT-ST5000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-ST5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

Eighteen months ago, Yamaha introduced the first Dolby Atmos sound bar to the world. That remarkable contraption zapped sound effects from around and above you, with no room full of speakers required! Despite its undeniable innovation, the YSP-5600 did...

The Sony HT-ST5000 is an elegant Dolby Atmos sound bar which sounds great and includes Wi-Fi music and 4K HDR compatibility. The sound-bar-and-subwoofer combination pack more punch than many competitors are capable of. Sony's inclusion of Chromecast...

There's no DTS:X playback on the Sony sound bar. The competitive Samsung HW-K950 is $300 cheaper, and it offers dedicated surrounds and sounds more immersive as a result.

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Kumin (soundandvision.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Soundbar System

 

Sony's high-end soundbar-subwoofer twosome delivers natural, tightly imaged, Atmos/DTS:X-abetted sound along with striking, understated good looks.

Generally neutral sound reproduction; Dolby Atmos and DTS:X spatial enhancement; Ample level for serious listening to both music and movies

No physical surround-speaker option; Subwoofer-to-soundbar integration is tricky

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (tomsguide.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Soundbar Review: Superb Sound for a Premium Price

 

If you're looking to improve the quality of your home theater sound, but you want to keep it simple, Sony's HT-ST5000 delivers great sound and most of the features you'd find in a system made up of separate pieces. The one drawback is you can't connect...

Dolby Atmos support ; 3 HDMI inputs ; Precise, booming bass

Pricey ; No automated room correction

The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar delivers detailed audio, booming bass and encompassing Atmos surround sound, but the quality comes at a steep price.

Nov, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Steve May (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HT-ST5000

 

Don't bother with the HT-ST5000 is you're nursing a budget 40-inch telly. This is a full-width (1.18m) flagship soundbar that's unashamedly ostentatious. Headline attractions include Dolby Atmos compatibility, High-Res Audio support, Bluetooth and...

File under ‘Flippin’ impressive’.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

The Sony HT-ST5000 takes the Dolby Atmos soundbar to new heights...

Excellent integration ; Weighty bass ; Fine detail ; Chromecast compatible

Remote could be better designed

This Sony delivers an accomplished Atmos sound that sends the competition hiding

May, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

 

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of your TV's audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 isn't subtle. It's a big, bold and a rather beautiful

Atmos and DTS:X support ; Spotify and Chomecast ; 3x HDMI inputs ; Sound quality ; 4K HDR and Dolby Vision pass-through ; Flexibility in setup

It's expensive ; There are no rear speakers separates ; Display doesn't confirm the playback format

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of TV audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 steps well beyond subtle. Its physical size gives it serious looks which are backed up by serious sound performance, but all that comes at a serious price.

Nov, 2017

Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar review

 

An unashamedly upmarket soundbar that justifies its price tag

Beautiful build quality ; Excellent audio clarity and spatial presentation ; Generous compliment of HDMI inputs ; Hi-Res Audio file compatibility

Doesn’t convince with overhead Atmos effects ; Frighteningly expensive for a soundbar-sub combo

With audiophile drivers and refined digital amplification, this high-end Dolby Atmos soundbar is as at home with High-Res Audio as it is with a film.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST5000 review: A powerful Atmos soundbar

 

Big, bold sound mated with a plethora of connectivity options, but it's only half a surround system

Magnificent sound quality ; Loads of connections ; Convincing Atmos effect

Not full surround ; Rather expensive

So, while it sounds wonderful and delivers Atmos convincingly (within its limitations), if you’re going to spend this much on a soundbar I’d counsel you to consider the Samsung HW-K950 instead. It delivers a far more immersive movie-watching...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

Eighteen months ago, Yamaha introduced the first Dolby Atmos sound bar to the world. That remarkable contraption zapped sound effects from around and above you, with no room full of speakers required! Despite its undeniable innovation, the YSP-5600 did...

The Sony HT-ST5000 is an elegant Dolby Atmos sound bar which sounds great and includes Wi-Fi music and 4K HDR compatibility. The sound-bar-and-subwoofer combination pack more punch than many competitors are capable of. Sony's inclusion of Chromecast...

There's no DTS:X playback on the Sony sound bar. The competitive Samsung HW-K950 is $300 cheaper, and it offers dedicated surrounds and sounds more immersive as a result.

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

 

The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos, 4K, HDR and Hi-Res Audio support, making it an interesting alternative to an AV receiver. However...

Great sound with TV, movies and music ; Dolby Atmos support ; Excellent hi-res audio performance ; Multiroom sound capabilities ; Powerful subwoofer ; Attractive design and well-made ; Good set of connections ; Effective remote control

Immersive audio very front heavy ; Overhead effects depend on ceiling ; No DTS support ; Quite expensive

There are a number of Dolby Atmos capable soundbars now available, so the Sony HT-ST5000 has entered a fairly competitive market, but it certainly gets your attention with an attractive design and a high level of build quality that also extends to the...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Atmos,Dolby Digital,Dolby Dual Mono
Audio output channels:7.1.2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
HDMI in:3
HDMI out:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):7

Soundbar speaker

Soundbar speaker RMS power:90

Subwoofer

Subwoofer included:Y
Subwoofer RMS power:30
Wireless subwoofer:Y

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.71
Height:3.15
Soundbar weight:18.1
Subwoofer depth:15.9
Subwoofer height:16.8
Subwoofer weight:31.1
Subwoofer width:9.76
Width:46.5