Sony HT-ST5000 Review and Specs

Sony HT-ST5000 Sony HT-ST5000 is the latest soundbar from this Japanese company, which supports not only high resolution audio, but also the latest Dolby Atmos surround sound standard. Follow this in-depth Sony HT-ST5000 review for all the interesting Sony HT-ST5000 review specs.

Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Features

7.1.2-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology, support for high-resolution audio and one-touch streaming. Another interesting feature of the HT-ST5000 is its support for High resolution audio, as well as the availability of technology to enhance sound quality. There is an S-Master HX amplifier that takes special measures to reduce distortion, the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) HX for upscaling low-resolution or compressed recordings, and Clear Audio to improve the sound quality of any content. This technology works when listening to music, watching movies or playing computer games. It delivers 140W of power.

Design and build

The HT-ST5000 has the elegant appearance and high quality workmanship that we usually expect from Sony technology. The column is made in a simple rectangular case with an attractive finish with rough metal. The removable protective grill is made of black fabric and behind it are seven speakers - two at the edges of the front panel and five in the middle. The emitters at the edges and one in the center have a coaxial design and consist of a bass player and a tweeter located coaxially with it, the remaining four are broadband.

Sony HT-ST5000

Connectivity

In the connector block on the rear panel there are slots for lateral or direct connection. The side-directed connectors are an HDMI input and output with support for ARC audio return channel, optical and analog (3.5 mm mini-jack) inputs. Two more HDMI inputs are directed back, as well as an Ethernet jack.

Setup

The connection process of the HT-ST5000 itself is quite simple. Up to three devices can be connected to the soundbar via HDMI, however, thanks to ARC technology, you can also listen to all sources connected to the HDMI inputs of the TV. The Dolby Atmos encoded signal source must be connected directly to the soundbar for full playback.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It perfectly copes with music playback thanks to a wide front stereo picture, clear channel separation and precisely integrated bass
  • We have a wide range of inputs, a good remote control and easy setup

Cons

  • Surround sound is biased towards the front
  • The quality of the altitude effects depends on the characteristics of the ceiling

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Common features

Product

Sony HT-ST5000

Model

HT-ST5000

Brand

Sony

Reviews

104

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2

Amplification type

active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

0

Subwoofer output

0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
Sony HT-ST5000
Sony HT-ST5000

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