Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-ST5000

HW-Q950T vs HT-ST5000 comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q950T
8.4
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
10
10

Samsung HW-Q950T vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Samsung HW-Q950T
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

In this Side-by-Side comparison we will talk about Samsung HW-Q950T and Sony HT-ST5000. HW-Q950T has a total rating of 8.4 out of 10 vs 8.6 out of 10 for HT-ST5000.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q950T over Sony HT-ST5000

  • 9.1.4 vs 7.1.2 built-in channels
  • Separate speakers in package
  • Amazon Music compatible

Common strengths

  • Both soundbars have separate subwoofers in package
  • Spotify compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Both have App control
  • Both have microphones
  • Multi-room support
  • Both compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Both compatible with DTS:X
Votes 3 3
Rating 5 5
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

Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

HW-Q950T
HT-ST5000

Brand

Samsung
Sony

Reviews

28
173

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

multi function, volume down, volume up, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

9.1.4
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

546 (overall)
800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.7 x 5.4
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.7
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-ST5000
Samsung HW-Q950T
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.4Samsung HW-Q950T
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000