If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-ST5000 vs Samsung HW-Q70R comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 7.8, while the Samsung HW-Q70R has a rating 6.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service for the HT-ST5000 and power, volume down, volume up, source for the HW-Q70R.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 and HW-Q70R has 3.1.2. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 140 versus 330 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the Samsung HW-Q70R received 7 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-ST5000 versus 1/1 HDMIs in the Samsung HW-Q70R. As in the HT-ST5000, so in the HW-Q70R there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the HW-Q70R was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Samsung HW-Q70R equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-ST5000 may become part of a multiroom system.
Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. Units from this comparison can process surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The same score of 7/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price