Sony HT-ST5000 vs Akixno SR210 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony HT-ST5000
vs
Akixno SR210

It makes sense comparing Sony HT-ST5000 vs Akixno SR210 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-ST5000 has a total rating of 7.8 out of 10 versus 4 for SR210. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service and power, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-ST5000 has 7.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Akixno SR210. The output power is different and equal to 140 W for the HT-ST5000 versus 20 W for the SR210. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Sony HT-ST5000 got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Akixno SR210 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-ST5000.

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 HT-ST5000 received a rating of 9/10 versus 4/10, 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.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Akixno SR210

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

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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
Akixno SR210

Model

HT-ST5000
SR210

Brand

Sony
Akixno

Reviews

139
100

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, volume down, volume up, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140
20

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
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

117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7
58.4 x 5.8 x 5.8/23.6 x 2.4 x 2.4

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
0.9/2.1
Sony HT-ST5000
Akixno SR210
Sony HT-ST5000
Akixno SR210

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  • 7.8
  • 4
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 4Akixno SR210

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