Klipsch R-10B vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Klipsch R-10B
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Klipsch R-10B vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, R-10B has a total rating of 5.2 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Klipsch R-10B has 5.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 250 (overall) W for the R-10B versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Klipsch R-10B got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs. Only the R-10B 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. Only the HT-ST5000 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the R-10B received a rating of 4/10 versus 9/10, 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

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. For multichannel surround Klipsch R-10B got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.

Advantages Klipsch R-10B over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Klipsch R-10B

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • App control
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-10B
5.2
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
4
7
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

R-10B
HT-ST5000

Brand

Klipsch
Sony

Reviews

404
139

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

250 (overall)
140

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

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

101.5 x 10.5 x 7.1/40 x 4.1 x 2.8
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.2/7.1
8.1/18
Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-ST5000
Klipsch R-10B
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.2
  • 7.8
  • 5.2Klipsch R-10B
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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