Sony HT-ST5000 vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Sony HT-ST5000
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

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 7.8, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. 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.

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 YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 140 versus 60 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. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

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.

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. The YAS-107 has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The HT-ST5000 was rated 7/10, while the YAS-107 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Yamaha YAS-107

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

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
Yamaha YAS-107
6.2
7
5
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Common

Product

Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

HT-ST5000
YAS-107

Brand

Sony
Yamaha

Reviews

139
805

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
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

140
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
1/0

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
1

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
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.1/18
3.1/7.5
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YAS-107
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.8
  • 6.2
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

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