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Sony HT-ST5

Sony HT-ST5
alaScore 90

77 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Sony HT-ST5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good views. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony HT-ST5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HT-ST5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony HT-ST5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony HT-ST5000 review

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This is Sony's most advanced sound bar yet, with Dolby Atmos built in among a swathe of other advanced features. But a sound bar is nothing if it can't deliver the basics, especially at this price. Our full review reveals whether it's worth the cash.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony's HT-ST5000 sound bar brings classy design, Dolby Atmos

 

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

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 : Ty Pendlebury Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony HT-ST5 review: Great design and features, but doesn't raise the sound bar

 

The Sony ST5 offers fine performance and a decent mix of features, but it isn't the first sound bar we'd recommend for the price.

The Sony ST5 is a stylish sound bar that offers very good movie performance. It includes HDMI connectivity, including ARC and has an IR repeater on the back of the unit in case it blocks your TV's sensor.

It's pricey for a sound bar with this level of performance. It has no onscreen display and no streaming capabilities other than Bluetooth.

The Sony ST5 offers fine performance plus a decent mix of features, but it isn't the first sound bar we'd recommend for the price.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

Sony's take on the compact, low-cost sound bar strikes a balance between simplicity and performance

 

When we published our review of the Sony HT-ST7 sound bar in 2013, our excitement over the contemporary design felt marred by the ambitious price tag, especially given the disappointing sound quality that couldn't match up to the visceral power of the...

The Sony HT-ST5 sound bar will drop in late September for $999.99 with the Australian price point set at the same: AU$999. That converts to about £605, though international pricing isn't available yet.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Sounds great & easy to use!

 

I have tested 3 sounds bars in my home. I first had a less expensive Sony sound bar for $300. It was not very good, sound was tinny, but easy to use. I was unhappy with that one and purchased a Sonos Play Bar for $699. It was easy to set up, but I...

Realistic life like sound, True DTS/5.1 via HDMI, Bluetooth

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Feb, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Premium Sound!

 

I researched quite extensively for currently available sound bars. The Sony HT-ST7 came in at number 1. The HT-ST5 (this model) Comparing the HT-ST7 to much more expensive(about 500-700$ more) Sonos, Definitive Technology and Bowers and Wilkins etc....

Excellent Sound

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (sony.com)

Excellent Soundbar, and affordable

 

I really like how does it sound with my music, I played, classical, rock, and everything sounds wonderful

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (sony.com)

Solid choice

 

I've had a Bose lifestyle system, and wanted to get great sound, without all the clutter and cables. The Soundbar does a great job, though the quality isn't up to what my Bose was, but it's also a lot less clutter.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Traditional Surround

 

I had a traditional surround sound system but my wife hated the wires. We recently purchased a 65'' 4k Sony tv and the sound bar. I was reluctant about the full experience of just the bar. When everything was hooked up and connected I was blown away at...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (sony.com)

Good Value

 

This sound bar offers very good sound quality for the price. The Pros: It has two HDMI input ports which allow connection to both a TV and a Blu-ray player. There is also a BluTooth setting. The subwoofer may be placed anywhere in the room and there...

Jul, 2015

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