Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute 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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got our rating of 8 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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 1/1 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10. App control is available for the HT-ST5000. A built-in microphone is present only on the MusicCast BAR 400. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
Only the HT-ST5000 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-ST5000. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 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