The Sony HT-ST5000 vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 8.6, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service for the HT-ST5000 and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.
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 Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-ST5000 via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10. 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 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. As in the HT-ST5000, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10.
Both devices have integrated voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration can 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. The HT-ST5000 was rated 8/10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.