Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

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Rating 4.5 4.5

Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
VIZIO SB46514-F6
7.6
10
10

Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 review

Sony HT-ST5000
vs
VIZIO SB46514-F6

The Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-ST5000 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-ST5000 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the VIZIO SB46514-F6. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-ST5000 received a rating of 9/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. For multichannel surround Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 8, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over VIZIO SB46514-F6

  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Model

HT-ST5000
SB46514-F6

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

173
187

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1.4

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/1

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
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7
116.8 x 8.4 x 6.4/46 x 2.5 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
3.2/7.2

Other

Release year

2017
2018
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB46514-F6
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB46514-F6

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8.6
  • 7.6
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000
  • 7.6VIZIO SB46514-F6

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