Bose Soundbar 700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Rating 3.1 3.1
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 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: 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. Both models do not support Google Play Music. 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. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. 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 Bose Soundbar 700 got a rating of 2, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.

Advantages Bose Soundbar 700 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Bose Soundbar 700

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Bose Soundbar 700
6.6
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

Soundbar 700
HT-ST5000

Brand

Bose
Sony

Reviews

633
139

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

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

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

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

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
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000
Bose Soundbar 700
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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