Sony HT-ST5000 vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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Sony HT-ST5000
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Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-ST5000 vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, 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 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 140 W for the HT-ST5000 versus 100 W for the HT-X9000F. 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 Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

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 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. 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 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the HT-ST5000. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Sony HT-X9000F

  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Multi-room support

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
Sony HT-X9000F
6.8
7
4
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

HT-ST5000
HT-X9000F

Brand

Sony
Sony

Reviews

139
216

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, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
2.5/5
Sony HT-ST5000
Sony HT-X9000F
Sony HT-ST5000
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

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