Samsung HW-Q900T vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HW-Q900T has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 7.1.2. The output power is different and equal to 406 (overall) W for the HW-Q900T versus 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q900T got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q900T has 2/1 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 HW-Q900T received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
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 Samsung HW-Q900T got a rating of 9, and Sony HT-ST5000 8 out of 10.