Sony HT-ST5000 vs LG SN11RG comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 7.5 for SN11RG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
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 7.1.4 for the LG SN11RG. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000 versus 770 (overall) W for the SN11RG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.
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 2/1 of the LG SN11RG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.
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 Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 8, and LG SN11RG 10 out of 10.