I had a chance to test and compare two models: Sony HT-ST5000 vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Sony HT-ST5000 was rated 8.6, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.8. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service for the HT-ST5000 and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.
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 YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 800 (overall) versus 120 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the HT-ST5000 via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 9 out of 10 received the Sony HT-ST5000 for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-ST5000. 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 Yamaha YAS-107. As in the HT-ST5000, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the HT-ST5000 at 9 out of 10, while the YAS-107 was rated 6/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sony HT-ST5000 equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-ST5000 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-ST5000. The HT-ST5000 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-ST5000 was rated 8/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.