JBL Bar 5.1 vs Sony HT-ST5000

JBL Bar 5.1
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

In this Side-by-Side comparison we will talk about JBL Bar 5.1 and Sony HT-ST5000. Bar 5.1 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 vs 7.6 out of 10 for HT-ST5000.

Advantages JBL Bar 5.1 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Separate speakers in package
  • AirPlay compatible
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over JBL Bar 5.1

  • 7.1.2 vs 5.1 built-in channels
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Spotify compatible
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both have App control
Votes 8 8
Rating 4.1 4.1

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
JBL Bar 5.1
7
Sony HT-ST5000
7.6
5
7
JBL Bar 5.1

JBL Bar 5.1 review

Nov 22, 2019

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Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-ST5000 review

Jan 24, 2020

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-...

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Common

Product

JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

Bar 5.1
HT-ST5000

Brand

JBL
Sony

Reviews

1928
163

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

510 (overall)
140

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
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

114.8 x 5.8 x 9.3/45 x 2.3 x 3.7
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6
8.1/18
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-ST5000
JBL Bar 5.1
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7JBL Bar 5.1
  • 7.6Sony HT-ST5000

The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison - check Sony HT-ST5000 price.