Yamaha YSP-2700 vs Sony HT-ST5000 review

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Rating 4 4
Yamaha YSP-2700
vs
Sony HT-ST5000

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.

Audio features

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.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YSP-2700 got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-ST5000 7 out of 10.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha YSP-2700
7.6
Sony HT-ST5000
7.8
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7
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Common

Product

Yamaha YSP-2700
Sony HT-ST5000

Model

YSP-2700
HT-ST5000

Brand

Yamaha
Sony

Reviews

25
135

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, mute, connect
power, volume down, volume up, input Bluetooth, music service

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1
7.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

107 (overall)
140

Separate speaker (in package)

2
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)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

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

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

3/1
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

1/0
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

94.2 x 5 x 15.2/37.1 x 2 x 6
117.8 x 7.8 x 14.4/46.4 x 3.1 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.7
8.1/18
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sony HT-ST5000
Yamaha YSP-2700
Sony HT-ST5000

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6Yamaha YSP-2700
  • 7.8Sony HT-ST5000

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