Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0 review

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Sony HT-ST5000
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VIZIO SB4451-C0

l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – Sony HT-ST5000 vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 7.8, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service for the HT-ST5000 and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO SB4451-C0 received 8 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the SB4451-C0. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-ST5000 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the HT-ST5000, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-ST5000 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-ST5000. The HT-ST5000 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. DTS Virtual:X technology not supported by any of the soundbars in this review. The HT-ST5000 was rated 7/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over VIZIO SB4451-C0

  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages VIZIO SB4451-C0 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
VIZIO SB4451-C0
6.4
7
5
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Model

HT-ST5000
SB4451-C0

Brand

Sony
VIZIO

Reviews

139
118

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
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
2

Separate speaker connections

wireless
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
VIZIO SmartCast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

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
1/0

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

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7
111.7 x 7.6 x 7.6/44 x 3 x 3

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
4.5/10.8
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB4451-C0
Sony HT-ST5000
VIZIO SB4451-C0

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.4
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 6.4VIZIO SB4451-C0

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