Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Yamaha YAS-209
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

Yamaha YAS-209 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YAS-209 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, 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 Yamaha YAS-209 has 2.0 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the YAS-209 versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Yamaha YAS-209 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-ST5000 9 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 Yamaha YAS-209 has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 3/1 of the Sony HT-ST5000. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the YAS-209 received a rating of 7/10 versus 9/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YAS-209. 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. The YAS-209 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-209 got a rating of 5, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over Sony HT-ST5000

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Microphone

Advantages Sony HT-ST5000 over Yamaha YAS-209

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

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YAS-209
6.6
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
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7
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

YAS-209
HT-ST5000

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

512
139

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
140

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz, Chromecast, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
3/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
8.1/18
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YAS-209
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.8
  • 6.6Yamaha YAS-209
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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