Samsung HW-Q80R vs Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-ST5000 vs Samsung HW-Q80R

Sony HT-ST5000 review

7.1.2-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology delivers 140W of power. The subwoofer is equipped with a built-in amplifier and two emitters - a conventional speaker located on the front panel and a passive radiator pointing down. This explains the presence of a metal base, which forms a cavity for the radiator. This combination allows you to get deep and energetic bass. Wireless connection to the soundbar is automatic. When placing a subwoofer in a room, keep in mind that it must be connected to an electrical outlet. Sony HT-ST5000

Samsung HW-Q80R review

The 5.1.2-channel device provides its user with 372W (overall) of power. The HW-Q80R can play Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats. Despite the fact that the soundbar Samsung HW-Q80R is designed specifically for movies, it plays music very well. In fact, the panel can play FLAC, WAV, AAC, and ALAC files. Another great feature of the Samsung HW-Q80R is the use of its own high-frequency twitter. This allows the sound to spread over a wider range. Therefore, the consumer does not need to sit in a certain place in order to achieve maximum effect. With its huge power output and 5.1.2 high-quality sound, this is a decent soundbar. Samsung HW-Q80R

Sony HT-ST5000 pros & 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

Samsung HW-Q80R pros & cons

Pros

  • The front sound stage sounds perfect
  • Providing actual speakers for all of its 5.1.2 sound channels, the HW-Q80R soundbar provides an amazingly powerful, detailed, and spectacular soundstage while listening to music and watching movies

Cons

  • No rear speakers

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Sony HT-ST5000
7.6
8
7
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

HW-Q80R
HT-ST5000

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

762
104

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
8.1/18
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Samsung HW-Q80R
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 7.6Sony HT-ST5000

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