Sony HT-ST5000 vs Bose Solo 5 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony HT-ST5000
vs
Bose Solo 5

The Sony HT-ST5000 vs Bose Solo 5 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 7.8, while the Bose Solo 5 has a rating 4.

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 Solo 5 has 2.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the Bose Solo 5 received 5 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The HT-ST5000 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-ST5000. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the HT-ST5000. We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the Solo 5 was rated 3/10.

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.

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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
Bose Solo 5

Model

HT-ST5000
Solo 5

Brand

Sony
Bose

Reviews

85
2244

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

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
21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
1.7/3.7
Sony HT-ST5000
Bose Solo 5
Sony HT-ST5000
Bose Solo 5

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 4
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 4Bose Solo 5

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