Sony HT-G700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Sony HT-G700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-G700
6.2
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
4
10

Sony HT-G700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Sony HT-G700
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-G700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-G700 has 3.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-G700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.

Connectivity

Only the Sony HT-ST5000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-G700 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-G700 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the HT-ST5000. A built-in microphone is present only on the HT-ST5000. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Sony HT-G700 got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-ST5000 8 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Sony HT-G700

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Sony HT-G700
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

HT-G700
HT-ST5000

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

306
184

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

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

1/1
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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 6.4 x 10.8/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.9
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.5/7.1
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2020
2017
Sony HT-G700
Sony HT-ST5000
Sony HT-G700
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 8.6
  • 6.2Sony HT-G700
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000