Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, YSP-2700 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.8 for HT-ST5000. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute, connect and power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha YSP-2700 has 7.1 versus 7.1.2 for the Sony HT-ST5000. The output power is different and equal to 107 (overall) W for the YSP-2700 versus 140 W for the HT-ST5000. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 9 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 3/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 9/10.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the YSP-2700. Multi-room is available to every soundbar.
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 Yamaha YSP-2700 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.
The Sony HT-ST5000 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-ST5000 price