Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony HT-ST5000

Sony HT-ST5000
alaScore 97

158 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Sony HT-ST5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Sony HT-ST5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 158 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 97 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 97 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (60)

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Steve May (trustedreviews.com)

Sony HT-ST5000

 

Don't bother with the HT-ST5000 is you're nursing a budget 40-inch telly. This is a full-width (1.18m) flagship soundbar that's unashamedly ostentatious. Headline attractions include Dolby Atmos compatibility, High-Res Audio support, Bluetooth and...

File under ‘Flippin’ impressive’.

Jun, 2017

Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by : Steve May (techradar.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar review

 

An unashamedly upmarket soundbar that justifies its price tag

Beautiful build quality ; Excellent audio clarity and spatial presentation ; Generous compliment of HDMI inputs ; Hi-Res Audio file compatibility

Doesn’t convince with overhead Atmos effects ; Frighteningly expensive for a soundbar-sub combo

With audiophile drivers and refined digital amplification, this high-end Dolby Atmos soundbar is as at home with High-Res Audio as it is with a film.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

The Sony HT-ST5000 takes the Dolby Atmos soundbar to new heights...

Excellent integration ; Weighty bass ; Fine detail ; Chromecast compatible

Remote could be better designed

This Sony delivers an accomplished Atmos sound that sends the competition hiding

May, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

 

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of your TV's audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 isn't subtle. It's a big, bold and a rather beautiful

Atmos and DTS:X support ; Spotify and Chomecast ; 3x HDMI inputs ; Sound quality ; 4K HDR and Dolby Vision pass-through ; Flexibility in setup

It's expensive ; There are no rear speakers separates ; Display doesn't confirm the playback format

While many seek out a soundbar for its subtle boosting of TV audio, the Sony HT-ST5000 steps well beyond subtle. Its physical size gives it serious looks which are backed up by serious sound performance, but all that comes at a serious price.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST5000 review: A powerful Atmos soundbar

 

Big, bold sound mated with a plethora of connectivity options, but it's only half a surround system

Magnificent sound quality ; Loads of connections ; Convincing Atmos effect

Not full surround ; Rather expensive

And that’s the one big criticism I have of the Sony HT-ST5000. While it sounds magnificent and is rammed with connectivity options, the fact that it doesn’t include rear speakers in the box is a bit of a kick in the teeth, especially when it costs £1,500.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

Eighteen months ago, Yamaha introduced the first Dolby Atmos sound bar to the world. That remarkable contraption zapped sound effects from around and above you, with no room full of speakers required! Despite its undeniable innovation, the YSP-5600 did...

The Sony HT-ST5000 is an elegant Dolby Atmos sound bar which sounds great and includes Wi-Fi music and 4K HDR compatibility. The sound-bar-and-subwoofer combination pack more punch than many competitors are capable of. Sony's inclusion of Chromecast...

There's no DTS:X playback on the Sony sound bar. The competitive Samsung HW-K950 is $300 cheaper, and it offers dedicated surrounds and sounds more immersive as a result.

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Tommy Lindegaard (flatpanelshd.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 (Atmos) review

 

ST5000 is Sony's first soundbar with Atmos. It has since been updated to DTS:X. Here's our review

Best-in-class Atmos ; Neutral / balanced sound ; Versatile – also for music

No rear speakers (not even optional) ; Only 3 HDMI inputs ; Dated remote control

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos Soundbar Review

 

The Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos, 4K, HDR and Hi-Res Audio support, making it an interesting alternative to an AV receiver. However...

Great sound with TV, movies and music ; Dolby Atmos support ; Excellent hi-res audio performance ; Multiroom sound capabilities ; Powerful subwoofer ; Attractive design and well-made ; Good set of connections ; Effective remote control

Immersive audio very front heavy ; Overhead effects depend on ceiling ; No DTS support ; Quite expensive

There are a number of Dolby Atmos capable soundbars now available, so the Sony HT-ST5000 has entered a fairly competitive market, but it certainly gets your attention with an attractive design and a high level of build quality that also extends to the...

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

 

Eighteen months ago, Yamaha introduced the first Dolby Atmos sound bar to the world. That remarkable contraption zapped sound effects from around and above you, with no room full of speakers required! Despite its undeniable innovation, the YSP-5600 did...

The Sony HT-ST5000 is an elegant Dolby Atmos sound bar which sounds great and includes Wi-Fi music and 4K HDR compatibility. The sound-bar-and-subwoofer combination pack more punch than many competitors are capable of. Sony's inclusion of Chromecast...

There's no DTS:X playback on the Sony sound bar. The competitive Samsung HW-K950 is $300 cheaper, and it offers dedicated surrounds and sounds more immersive as a result.

The Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos sound bar may be expensive, but it offers excellent sound quality and decent flexibility.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Jake Thauvette (rtings.com)

Sony HT-ST5000 Review

 

The Sony HT-ST5000 is a decent 7.1.2 soundbar setup. It's very well-built and supports virtually all audio format options, including Dolby Atmos. Unlike most mul...

Lots of inputs, including eARC support. 7.1.2 channels in a compact, well-built design. Great amount of deep, rumbling bass.

Compresses and distorts noticeably at max volume. Disappointing surround performance. Few sound enhancement features.

The Sony HT-ST5000 is decent for mixed usage. It does alright with music, although it tends to compress at higher volumes and lacks a bit of detail. It’s a reasonable choice for watching the news or your favorite TV programs thanks to its dedicated...

Mar, 2020

Price comparison for Sony HT-ST5000

  Store     Price

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Home Theatre Systems