In this article, we will talk about Sony HT-ST5000 vs Polk Audio MagniFi One comparison. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 7.8, while the Polk Audio MagniFi One has a rating 4.7. 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, bass up/down, mute, Bluetooth for the MagniFi One.
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 MagniFi One has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 140 versus 240 (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 Polk Audio MagniFi One received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HT-ST5000 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-ST5000. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-ST5000. We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the MagniFi One was rated 5/10.
The manufacturer of the HT-ST5000 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-ST5000 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-ST5000. The HT-ST5000 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-ST5000 was rated 7/10, while the MagniFi One received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price