Bose Soundbar 500 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 500 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 500 has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Bose Soundbar 500 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 500 has 1/0 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 Soundbar 500 received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 500. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-ST5000.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 500 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price