Sony HT-ST5000 Review: Superb Dolby Atmos Soundbar for Premium Price

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

Sony HT-ST5000

8.5 out of 10
Sony HT-ST5000 Review Superb Dolby Atmos Soundbar for Premium Price
8 out of 10
8.2 out of 10
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User Experience
8.5 out of 10


Excellent Audio Clarity

HDMI Inputs

Hi-Res Audio File Compatibility

Excellent Integration

Chromecast compatible


Overhead Atmos Effects Depends on Room


No Automated Room Correction

Sony delivers an accomplished Atmos Sound that sends the competition hiding

Launched in 2017, Sony HT-ST5000 is an 1180mm wide soundbar alongside a wireless sub which gives excellent audio quality. It is Sony’s first soundbar to launch with Dolby Atmos support.

Sony HT-ST5000 is a 7.1.2 channel soundbar with features like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, High-Res Audio support, built-in Chromecast, Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi. The price of the soundbar is also expensive. It comes at a price of around $1,500, £1,500, AU$2,436.

Sony HT-ST5000 Design

Sony HT-ST5000 Design & Features:

Sony HT-ST5000 HDMI Ports
Sony HT-ST5000 Remote

You just need to configure it in setting and have to select enhanced over standard settings. After configuring, you can enjoy 4K 60fps videos from sources like Amazon Fire 4K, UHD player, Xbox One X, etc. The soundbar offers AV receiver versatility.

There is a USB port on the left side of the soundbar. So, you can enjoy local file playback via pen drive. Optical digital audio input and stereo minijack, a 3.5mm jack are also available on Sony HT-ST5000. An Ethernet LAN port enables wired networking, but there are also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the latter with NFC pairing and Sony’s proprietary LDAC headroom extension.

There are buttons for power, inputs, and volume slightly hidden on the back of the unit. The remote is a better choice for controlling the unit. It has a sound field, subwoofer volume, and home for bringing up the on-screen menu buttons which are very useful.


Sony Ht-ST5000 is easy to operate. The soundbar delivers an epic 3D sound experience. The HT-ST5000 is one of the best-performing soundbars you’ll find. It can give up to 800W output. The overall experience with Sony HT-ST5000 is superb. There are different sound mode options like Dolby Surround, Music Mode, Game Studio Mode which give brilliant sound effects.

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos

You can stream music to the soundbar via wi-fi, through the ethernet port or Bluetooth 4.1 connection. For those wanting to use their phone to help stream music, Spotify Connect is also built into the HT-ST5000, as is Google Chromecast for Tidal or Google Play Music users.

Should You Buy Sony HT-ST5000???

Yes!!! It is a beast!! You can enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you!!! 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.

Sony HT-ST5000

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