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Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-ST5000
alaScore 98

45 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Sony HT-ST5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the price, and views are divided on the size.

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: 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

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

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...

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

Consumer review by: Hoshi (johnlewis.com)

A sound bar that delivers excellent performance

 

Sony have excelled themselves with this punchy sound bar. It's as good as the technical reviews have said. It's so simple to install, just a matter of plugging in a couple of HDMI leads and the auto set up makes it all so easy and the performance is...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Dolby atmos lover (johnlewis.com)

Good Dolby atmos sound

 

Had this item for a fortnight and for the most part a positive purchase. Would like the option of mini speakers to give a more surround sound Behind you. The sound quality is still very good though with plenty of bass. Good product but very expensive....

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Lucas696 (johnlewis.com)

Worth it !

 

Brought a Sony A1 Tv with this sound bar sounds fantastic and have it set up for tv movies and pc with customisation sound presets that can be saved. It was that impressive when i tested with dolby atmos files and 4k blu rays compared to the tv...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: Atmos lover (richersounds.com)

Fantastic atmos sound

 

Only played this expensive item a few times. So far results mixed. Played the remake of the magnificent seven,and was blown away by the noise it was incredible in atmos. But I put on a couple of non atmos old movies and the sound was good But nothing...

Dec, 2017

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

Colour of product:Black
Wall mountable:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:145
Height :80
Soundbar weight:8.2
Subwoofer depth:40.3
Subwoofer height:42.6
Subwoofer weight:14.1
Subwoofer width:24.8
Width:1180