Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sony HT-ST5000

Samsung HW-Q90R vs Sony HT-ST5000

Samsung HW-Q90R review

The unit can boast the presence of 7.1.2 channels and 512W (overall) output power. HW-Q90R in the specification has a "rival" DTS:X. Both Atmos and DTS:X do the same thing - 3D sound thanks to “high quality surround sound” due to reflection from the ceiling. In a cinema, this is achieved with 64 or more speakers, and in your home this effect will be accomplished with complex processing and with just 17 emitters. SmartThings allows you to connect the soundbar to your home wireless network and control the sound through the smart home system. Raise the bar for home appliance integration to a new level. Samsung HW-Q90R

Sony HT-ST5000 review

7.1.2-channel soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology, support for high-resolution audio and one-touch streaming, delivers 140W of power. However, since the HT-ST5000 does not have side / rear speakers, we will be interested to check whether the soundbar can form a real three-dimensional surrounding picture. Another interesting feature of the HT-ST5000 is its support for High resolution audio. 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. Sony HT-ST5000

Samsung HW-Q90R pros & cons

Pros

  • Separate rear speakers, speakers up
  • Thanks to tuning from the Harman Kardon HW-Q90R even sounds good with music

Cons

  • The optimal placement of the rear speakers requires selection
  • Limited audio streaming capabilities

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

Votes 6 6
Rating 4.5 4.5

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q90R
7.2
Sony HT-ST5000
7.6
8
7
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

HW-Q90R
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

7.1.4
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

512 (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)

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
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-ST5000
Samsung HW-Q90R
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2Samsung HW-Q90R
  • 7.6Sony HT-ST5000

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