Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HT-Z9F has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up 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 Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 800 (overall) W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-Z9F got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 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 HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available for the HT-ST5000. A built-in microphone is present only on the HT-ST5000. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
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, each of the opponents received 8 points out of 10.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price