If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-ST5000 vs Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 8.6, while the Bose TV Speaker has a rating 5.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 and TV Speaker has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-ST5000 via wireless, but TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-ST5000 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-ST5000. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-ST5000 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose TV Speaker. As in the HT-ST5000, so in the TV Speaker there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the TV Speaker was rated 7/10. The manufacturer of the HT-ST5000 provides a device control application. The Sony HT-ST5000 equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-ST5000 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-ST5000. The HT-ST5000 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-ST5000 was rated 8/10, while the TV Speaker received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.