Sony HT-ST5000 – A Dolby Atmos Soundbar

With all the latest technology that’s been used in all the new TV’s and DVD players, along with the evolution of Dolby Atmos, sound systems are an enhancement of every home cinema. The latest soundbar system by Sony is more than perfect and it will definitely increase, as well as optimize the movie you watch to the fullest.

The HT-ST5000 is a 7.1.2 сoundbar, with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth technology used for top-level performance and abilities. With its S-Force PRO Front Surround technology, you’ll quickly fall in love with it right from the very start! Lots of other things are notable for pointing out, like the simple and plain design, high-quality materials, latest technology and effort put by engineers. If you put it in a room full of soundbar systems, I am sure that you’ll notice it among all of them because it stands out in the crowd not just visually but in terms of sound quality, too!


Running from stereotypes, Sony has mounted coaxial tweeters to take the design to a whole new level and make it different from the rest pitch/plain black soundbars out there on the market.The bar is 46.5 inches wide, which means it will suit perfectly TVs in the range between 46 and 50 inches and is just 3.25inches tall.The sound bar has five 2.6-inch drivers across the front of the unit, three of which feature a coaxial soft dome tweeter suspended above them. In the top of the bar are two more upward-firing drivers. It comes with a metal grille if you prefer to protect the rather naked tweeters.Meanwhile, the large wireless subwoofer consists of a 7.13-inch woofer that drives a passive radiator, and like the ‘bar, the sub feels reassuringly weighty.

It has a user interface menu of its own, that activates when you connect it to a TV. A list of input options as well as limited settings menu can be scrolled through and changes are easily made, using only the remote control.The company has three HDMI inputs, that tend to offer compatibility with 4K/HDR content. It also includes a 3.5mm analog port, while for music streaming, the system comes with Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Since the long-term partnership between Sony and Google, the company made a smart choice by making the soundbar support and co-operative with lots of other Google “Chromecast” multiroom system. Popular apps include Spotify, Google Music, YouTube, and Pandora. One of the things I love most about the “Chromecast” system is that it can be voice controlled via the Google Home smart speaker, giving it commands that order what you personally want it to do for you.


In terms of performance, I have to agree that the quality is more than phenomenal for a device this big. it can transmit or receive Bluetooth signals, meaning you can send audio to it from a smartphone or have the bar send audio to Bluetooth headphones. It can’t do both simultaneously, but for the client that has trouble hearing, this is a great solution. Lest you think the bar is just about movies, it also plays a huge variety of music file formats including Hi-Resolution Audio up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution. Music can stream across the home’s network or via an attached USB drive (up to 4TB). While watching your favorite movie, or listening to your favorite song, any type of Dialog can be clearly understood and has a 3 level mode (VoiceUP) for tweaking if what you’re watching/listening is difficult to understand.

I love the ” S-Force Front Surround”, which is a new technology that emulates a three-dimensional sound field naturally and realistically, that allows users to enjoy 360° of full surround sound, with only two front speakers. It achieves the sound extension like in the movie theater using only TV speakers. The sound waves that are produced through the presentation are smartly reflected by the surroundings, so you can happen to get scared by a plane flying above you, or hear footsteps behind you which is actually what the “S-Force Front Surround” technology is created for. It would’ve been hard if someone told me years ago, that in near future home-theatre systems would improve to this point – I love it!

It is a good-looking and astonishingly performing device but the price is out of the roof in my opinion. Paying $1,499.99 is crazy unless you have money that you don’t know how to spend. It surely is an innovative soundbar but I won’t find myself buying one in the next 1-2 years, when/if the price happens to drop to at least $1000. I am sure that you’ll love and enjoy it, and if you can afford it I suggest you go right ahead and purchase one by clicking on the following link, that’ll direct you to the product page on Sony’s website.