Sony HT-ST5000 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Sony HT-ST5000
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sony HT-ST5000 vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 140 W for the HT-ST5000 versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-ST5000 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-ST5000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-ST5000 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HT-ST5000 received a rating of 9/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 7, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
7
5
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HT-ST5000
ATS-1070

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

139
0

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

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)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
3.1/7.5
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha ATS-1070
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

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