Sony HT-ST5000 vs LG SN9YG review

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Sony HT-ST5000 vs LG SN9YG review

Sony HT-ST5000
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-ST5000 vs LG SN9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 8.6 out of 10 versus 7 for SN9YG. 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.

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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. The output power is different and equal to 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000 versus 520 (overall) W for the SN9YG. 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 SN9YG 8 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 Sony HT-ST5000 has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN9YG. 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 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 Sony HT-ST5000 got a rating of 8, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over LG SN9YG

  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
LG SN9YG

Model

HT-ST5000
SN9YG

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

184
18

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, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)
520 (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

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

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
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

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
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2017
2020
Sony HT-ST5000
LG SN9YG
Sony HT-ST5000
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 8.6
  • 7
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000
  • 7LG SN9YG