KEF HTF7003 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000.
The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the Sony HT-ST5000 - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.
Only the Sony HT-ST5000 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the HT-ST5000 has Bluetooth support. Only the HT-ST5000 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 9/10, respectively.
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.
Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price