VIZIO SB2920-C6 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Rating 5 5
VIZIO SB2920-C6
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

VIZIO SB2920-C6 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SB2920-C6 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.8 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 VIZIO SB2920-C6 has 2.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The SB2920-C6 has a wired connection to separate subwoofer, and the HT-ST5000 - wireless. The VIZIO SB2920-C6 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. 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. Only the HT-ST5000 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SB2920-C6 received a rating of 5/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HT-ST5000. 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.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over VIZIO SB2920-C6

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
VIZIO SB2920-C6
4
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
4
7
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Common

Product

VIZIO SB2920-C6
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

SB2920-C6
HT-ST5000

Brand

VIZIO
Sony

Reviews

5350
139

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

2.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

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

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

2/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

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

73 x 7.6 x 7.6/29 x 3 x 3
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2/4.5
8.1/18
VIZIO SB2920-C6
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB2920-C6
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.8
  • 4VIZIO SB2920-C6
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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