LG SN8YG vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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LG SN8YG vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison chart

LG SN8YG vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

LG SN8YG
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

LG SN8YG vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SN8YG has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone 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 LG SN8YG has 3.1.2 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG versus 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN8YG got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 LG SN8YG has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN8YG received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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 LG SN8YG got a rating of 10, and Sony HT-ST5000 8 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over LG SN8YG

  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

LG SN8YG
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

SN8YG
HT-ST5000

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

25
173

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, function, play/pause, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1.2
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

440 (overall)
800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

1/1
3/1

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

104 x 5 x 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9.7
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2020
2017
LG SN8YG
Sony HT-ST5000
LG SN8YG
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 8.6
  • 6.8LG SN8YG
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000

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