RANK #8

Sony ST5000

"The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be more expensive than most competitors but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility."
As posted by cnet.com

Pros

  • 7.1.2 channels in a compact, well-built design
  • Lots of inputs, including eARC support
  • Magnificent sound quality
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent clarity with High-Res Audio
  • Dolby Digital, DTS:X support

Cons

  • Compresses and distorts noticeably at max volume
  • Remote could be better designed

Product Details

Date First Available:
April 30, 2017

Overall Rating

85.0%
The overall rating was calculated based on 5308 customer and expert reviews from 18 review sites and 2 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Soundbars:
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    Design
  • 91.0%
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  • 95.8%
    Build Quality
  • 92.5%
    Features
  • 95.2%
    Connectivity

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Expert Reviews

The Sony HT-ST5000 is decent for mixed usage. It does alright with music, although it tends to compress at higher volumes and lacks a bit of detail. It’s a reasonable choice for watching the news or your favorite TV programs thanks to its dedicated center channel. It’s also satisfactory for movies since it can deliver lots of thump and rumble, but its surround performance isn’t the best.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • 7.1.2 channels in a compact, well-built design.
  • Lots of inputs, including eARC support.
  • Great amount of deep, rumbling bass.

Cons

  • Compresses and distorts noticeably at max volume.
  • Disappointing surround performance.
  • Few sound enhancement features.

This Sony delivers an accomplished Atmos sound that sends the competition hiding

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Excellent integration
  • Weighty bass
  • Fine detail
  • Chromecast compatible

Cons

  • Remote could be better designed

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be more expensive than most competitors but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.

Read more on cnet.com

Sony's debut Dolby Atmos soundbar is unashamedly upmarket, but it manages to justify the lofty price tag.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Beautiful build quality
  • Excellent audio clarity and spatial presentation
  • Generous compliment of HDMI inputs
  • Hi-Res Audio file compatibility

Cons

  • Doesn't convince with overhead Atmos effects
  • Frighteningly expensive for a soundbar-sub combo

Sony HT-ST5000: Big, bold sound mated with a plethora of connectivity options, but it's only half a surround system

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Magnificent sound quality
  • Loads of connections
  • Convincing Atmos effect

Cons

  • Not full surround
  • Rather expensive

Sony enters the Dolby Atmos arena with impressive results

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Dynamic, exciting performer
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent clarity with High-Res Audio
  • Powerful bass

Cons

  • Dolby Atmos doesn’t surround
  • Short on streaming services
  • Very expensive

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of your TV's audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 isn't subtle. It's a big, bold and a rather beautiful addition. Its physical size gives it serious looks which are backed up by serious performance, in a serious package. It all comes at serious price, of course.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Atmos and DTS:X support
  • Spotify and Chomecast
  • 3x HDMI inputs
  • Sound quality
  • 4K HDR and Dolby Vision pass-through
  • Flexibility in setup

Cons

  • It's expensive
  • There are no rear speakers separates
  • Display doesn't confirm the playback format

For Sony, the HT-ST5000 soundbar is as premium as it gets. This flagship model is almost 47 inches long, and has five front facing drivers, with another two facing its upside. You also get an attractive front facing grille that you can use to cover the tweeters, as well as an equally good looking subwoofer. Compare the specs on this speaker to our Sony RDP-S500IP iPad speaker dock review. This soundbar comes with Dolby Atmos support to provide a 360-degree sound experience and a wide range of connectivity options that make it easy to stream and share music from your favourite apps or devices. Most critics will agree that this is indeed the best soundbar from Sony, but for the few that object, perhaps this Sony HT-ST5000 review might help in changing their perspective.

Read more on gadgetreview.com

Pros

  • Great connectivity and diverse input options
  • Great build quality
  • Dolby Digital, DTS:X support

Cons

This Sony delivers an accomplished Atmos sound that sends the competition hiding

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Excellent integration
  • Weighty bass
  • Fine detail
  • Chromecast compatible

Cons

  • Remote could be better designed

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