An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sony HT-ST5000 vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000 versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. 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 LG SN6Y 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.
Only the Sony HT-ST5000 can 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 LG SN6Y. 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.
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.
Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. For multichannel surround Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 8, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.