Product Comparison: Sony HT-ST5000 vs Samsung HW-K950


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Samsung
Model
HT-ST5000
HW-K950
About the Product
Feel the sound come alive all around you with our flagship sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound with 7.1.2 channels. Maintain quality from source to screen with the latest 4K HDR support, plus HDCP 2.2. Enjoy the rich detail of Hi-Res Audio and a whole-home solution with Google Home compatibility and multi-room listening.
Dolby Atmos takes you there with realistic audio that flows around you. Untethered to channels, sounds exist as individual entities, positioned in three-dimensional space at precise points-even from above. So you're always at the center of it all.
Key Specs
Power Output
800 Watt
500 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar (2017 model)
  • The Subwoofer has a lot of power and makes the ground tremble as if it were a earth quake.
  • I found that the sub-woofer was so powerful that anything above a setting of 5 or 6 hurt.
  • An expensive soundbar however you wont regret purchasing it. You will fee the power of 800 watts for sure.
  • Powerful clear sound that fills the room. No need for rear speakers with the Atmos sound.
  • The sub on this system is also extremely powerful.
Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Technology (2016 Model)
  • The bass is deep and the high frequencies are very clear.
  • The frequency range is excellent giving you an unbelievable listening pleasure.
  • From the moment I powered the unit on I have been amazed. Full rich sound with powerful bass
  • It is a good sound system with plenty of power.
  • For the power rating, the volume is not very loud at full loudness.
  • It just doesn't have enough power and full sound for a big room.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
13.2 in.
5.2 in.
Width
46.9 in.
47.6 in.
Depth
47.1 in.
32.2 in.
Weight
61.9 lbs.
14.77 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar (2017 model)
  • Sound quality from this bar is excellent, clean and crisp. Fills a room quite well for its size.
  • The overall size of the sound bar is comparable to others in its class, and it is effortless to install.
  • The wireless 800 watt sound woofer included makes positioning in a room easy and the weight alone tells you this isn't a passive system.
  • I think that the size of the speakers contribute to a lot of the problems.
  • Due to its weight we are still trying to figure out the best way to mount it on the wall.
Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Technology (2016 Model)
  • I would recommend this product for an appropriate sized room.
  • Excellent quality and fits in our room so it's the perfect size as we were I decided about what size to get.
  • It's big but it packs sound.
  • There just isn't enough weight there to make movies believable.
Features
Type
Tabletop
Tabletop
Installation Type
Stand-alone
Stand-alone
Number of Channels
7.1.2
5.1.4
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Atmos, DTS Circle Surround, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruVolume, DTS Surround Sound, DTS TruSurround
Dolby Digital, DTS Studio Sound, DTS TruSurround, DTS Circle Surround
Extras
Quality materials, optimal design, Music servises (Google Cast, Spotify Connect)
Crystal clear sound from all around, 15 built-in speakers including, Connect wirelessly, seamlessly.
What customers say about "Features"
Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar (2017 model)
  • Easy to installed and it looks great in my system.
  • I have it installed in a room with hardwood floors and the sound carries very well over the room.
  • The multi channel bar provides great surround sound with good highs and deep base from the wireless Sub.
  • It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. I use it with a Sony 4K UHD TV, Cable, Ultra Blu-Ray, Apple TV 4K, and Roku 4K. It works great.
  • Good quality speakers. The up firing/surround effects are not good. You can certainly do better on price for equivalent quality, but this sounder has really good output.
Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Technology (2016 Model)
  • Installation was very easy and love the rear wireless speakers.
  • So easy to install, pair automatically. Best soundbar I heard.
  • This is the perfect solution for someone like us who rent their home and can't install a permanent surround sound system in the walls.
  • I am enjoying this sound system. It enhances my viewing experience.
  • One of the best sound bars I have heard. If you are playing dolby atmos material it is top notch.
  • Soft rear speaker sound - This is a HUGE fail! If you are planning on having the speakers further than 2 feet away from the listeners head, then forget about hearing much.
Setting
App-Controlled
No
Yes
Equalizer Settings
Surround sound control, Bass/Tremble control, 5 sound modes (DSP)
6 sound modes (DSP)
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth, NFC
Wi-Fi, Blueetoth
Interfaces
HDMI, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, RCA (Coaxial), USB 2.0, optical SPDIF
USB 2.0, Digital optical audio, HDMI, LAN
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony HT-ST5000 7.1.2ch 800W Dolby Atmos Sound Bar (2017 model)
  • Streaming with bluetooth is simple and the quality is as expected from wireless.
  • You can also play music through it from your cell phone or other device via Bluetooth and the quality is absolutely stunning.
  • During set-up the TV, set-top cable box, sound bar and Wi Fi all worked beautifully after following directions and setting on-screen options.
  • Playing from USB produced was consistent and quite nice.
  • The only wires will be for power, and the HDMI cables running between whatever components you are using with it to the soundbar and a single one running to the television. It supports HDMI-ARC, so there is no need to run a sound cable from the television back to the soundbar.
  • I have Bluetooth headphones connected to the soundbar, every once and then, it says the headphones are connected, but no sound is coming. You need to remove the headphones from the device list, reboot the bar and re-pair the headphones.
Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Technology (2016 Model)
  • Playing songs with Bluetooth or cds, outstanding!
  • Would like a wider sweet spot. Bluetooth and Wifi from iPhone/ipad works great.
  • Everything works great Bluetooth is hard to set up wish there was a plug in to add a tuner or music.
  • This product is good but needs some possible firmware updates for Bluetooth connection with satellite speakers.
  • My guess is the bluetooth antenna in the main unit is too small.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
FCC
FCC
Other Information
MSRP
1299.99 $


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