Sonos Beam vs Sony HT-ST5000

Beam vs HT-ST5000 comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Beam
6
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
8
10
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Sonos Beam

Nov 22, 2019

Beam is the home theater speaker system in the Sonos universe. Positioned as a compact soundbar, the model not only sounds good, but also bears the proud title of “smart” thanks to the int...

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Sony HT-ST5000

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

Sonos Beam
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

Beam
HT-ST5000

Brand

Sonos
Sony

Reviews

3280
173

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Sonos Beam
Sony HT-ST5000
Sonos Beam
Sony HT-ST5000

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  • 6
  • 8.6
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000