Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
Sony HT-ST5000
8.6
8
10

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

Bose Soundbar 700
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 8.6 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: action, microphone 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 Bose Soundbar 700 has 3.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HT-ST5000 - wireless. The Bose Soundbar 700 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the Soundbar 700 received a rating of 6/10 versus 9/10, respectively.

Features

Both models support voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. 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. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 700 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-ST5000 8 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Amazon Music compatible

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Bose Soundbar 700

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

Soundbar 700
HT-ST5000

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

806
173

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

action, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

800 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
3/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
8.1/18

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 8.6
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 8.6Sony HT-ST5000

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