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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, Immersive Soundbar Experience

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    Pros mentioned:
    For movies, Set up, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Remote control, Use with dts

    I've been excited to get my hands on the HT-ST5000 soundbar ever since it was announced at CES this year, and I'm glad to say that it was well worth the wait. If you're a cinephile looking for the easiest way to bring theater-quality sound into your home, this may be the answer. SETUP AND CONFIGURATION (5 Stars): The soundbar ships in a heavy, awkwardly-shaped box with no handles anywhere, so I would recommend having someone help you out. Once unpacked, the system is incredibly easy to set up. A 4K-capable HDMI cable is included. Plug the HDMI cable into the ports labeled HDMI ARC on the soundbar and your TV (if supported), and then connect your other devices to the HDMI IN ports on the soundbar. The subwoofer is wireless and automatically connects to the soundbar once its plugged into a power outlet. You can optionally connect a magnetic mesh cover to hide the front-facing drivers. Follow the on-screen setup procedures, and you'll be up and running in mere minutes. DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY (4.5 Stars): At first glance, there is no doubt that this is a premium product. The soundbar and subwoofer are heavy and substantial, but should easily blend in with any home theater setup. The top-mounted, upfiring speakers are placed behind sturdy metal grilles. There is a crisp display on the front which shows the volume level and current input selected. There are even keyholes on the back if you want to wall-mount the soundbar. Connectivity is very generous, with three HDCP 2.2-capable HDMI inputs on the rear and a USB port on the right side of the soundbar. You can connect to your home network wirelessly or via the ethernet port on the back. My only gripe is the design of the remote. It looks way too similar to my Sony Blu-ray player remote and feels very cheap in comparison to the rest of the system. FEATURES AND OPTIONS (4 Stars): Sony has made it very easy to customize and adjust the settings of this soundbar. By pressing the Home button on the remote, you can access the Setup screen and adjust the settings for ceiling height, seating distance from the soundbar, advanced HDMI settings, and much more. Spotify and Chromecast are built-in as easy ways to stream content to the soundbar. There are several preset options for sports, music, etc., but I find that "ClearAudio+" suits most content. Unfortunately, there is one glaring omission in supported formats: this soundbar does not support any type of DTS signal. Luckily, my Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray player seems to detect that the soundbar does not support DTS and sends an LPCM signal instead. But I have read reports of DTS tracks simply not playing on this soundbar with other Blu-ray players. Rumor is that Sony may be preparing a firmware update to enable DTS later this year. But regardless, this is a huge oversight by Sony that will hopefully be corrected. SOUND QUALITY (5 Stars): Simply put, I've never heard anything sound so amazing in my home. Granted, I've always owned soundbars and not dedicated surround systems. But this soundbar delivers rich, enveloping sound. I watched the UHD Blu-ray of Magnificent Seven and actually turned my head several times due to the sensation of bullets flying around the room. The UHD Blu-ray of Mad Max: Fury Road also impressed, with the soundbar clearly separating dialogue, music, and explosions and placing sounds all around my living room. I can't say that I really noticed any sounds coming from directly overhead, but this might require some more fine-tuning of the distance settings. Dialogue is clear, loud, and crisp. There is no distortion at higher volumes. The subwoofer is absolutely thunderous -- anything above volume level 5 is overkill to me. I am absolutely amazed at how Sony put such capabilities into a sleek, compact soundbar. OVERALL: I'm not an audiophile, but the overall package of the HT-ST5000 is amazing to me. Hats off to Sony for delivering such an immersive experience in a product that can be used and installed by practically anyone. I sincerely hope that Sony adds support for DTS formats, as I know that this will anger many potential buyers. That issue aside, you'd be hard-pressed to find another soundbar with such capabilities. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Set up
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi

    This is the most expensive sound system I have ever owned so I had high expectations going in. It did not disappoint. It was much larger and heavier than I expected. The design of both the soundbar and subwoofer are impressive. Craftsmanship is very high end. Here are some other thoughts: Likes: Set-up was simple with on screen instructions walking you through the basics. The face plate for the soundbar attaches magnetically. It felt fancy and looks great. Music sounds amazing! The wireless subwoofer connected automatically and worked seamlessly. Nice bass. The soundbar has a display that tells you the input/source you are using and volume levels. Dislikes: The included HDMI cable was short. It will not be long enough for some set-ups and was barely long enough for mine. Access to two of the HDMI ports is difficult with larger hands. Built in Chromecast had some hiccups getting started. Overall, this is a fantastic audio system that is worth the price if it is in your budget range. I look forward to testing out the Dolby Atmos tech as more content becomes available!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Soundbar on the Market!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    So here's the thing, the build quality is A1! Everything from the actual soundbar itself to the subwoofer feels and looks like a premium product you would pay top dollar for. But we aren't here for looks are we? How does it sound? I'd rate the actual sound a 9/10. I have experiences intermittent popping but that goes away for long stretching when changing the frequency within the settings. I've seen other people complain but this issue can be addressed once again in the settings. I bought this soundbar with my A9G OLED and I am in home theatre heaven. Sure it costed $1500 (plus tax) but you only live once and it is a perfect complimentary piece to my $3700 (plus tax) 4k Sony.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounbar

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    Posted .

    It could easily be a 5 star review but 4 star because sony does not want to include 2 little hooks to hang the sound bar, this is my second sony sound bar and they still do not include that 10 ç accessory.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Purchase, set up, tested and exchanged

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Set up, Sound quality

    I purchased the Sony HT-ST5000 with hopes for a very clear clean sound system and a nice base response. Once I installed it, updated the firmware, connected audioquest cinnamon cables properly and configured the sound setup for our living room, I was not overwhelmed. I found the subwoofer to rumble instead of having more of a punch to the base. The voice was a bit metallic / tinny. Everybody's room is different. I have a great room with 15 foot ceilings with carpet. I connected it to my LG c7p OLED as well as the DirecTV c61k 4K box. Sony makes an excellent product however, bar was a bit short and bulky to accommodate the cosmetics in front of the LG TV - not looking to make the Soundbar the focal point of the home theater. After 2 days of tweaking, my wife and I could not bring ourselves to keep the Soundbar. I previously had a ysp-4000 and a Definitive Technology SuperCube - I was used to a bit more punch in the base and more clear voice with a bit of base to the voice. We did not want to move to the ysp 5600 as we decided to replace the Yamaha YSP with a more minimalistic approach to our home theater. While attending the 2018 CES again this year and saw the LG sk10y and talk to the LG reps quite extensively. I listened to it and was actually waiting on that soundbar. Come to my surprise when I returned the Sony the LG was there and I immediately purchased it. In comparison the bass response is more of a punch and deeper Voice through the soundbar. Running the Dolby Atmos videos through my LG tv the Soundbar was noticeably better. Nothing wrong with the Sony Sound Bar, this is my subjective point of view. Side note: a week later, we now own the LG Spk8 rear speakers and the system sounds even better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sony Soundbar

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Remote control

    As I write, I am jamming to the Boss playing from my phone and projecting through my Sony - 7.1.2-Channel Hi-Res Soundbar by way of bluetooth connection. I had read lots of reviews about this soundbar and most were not that positive. So I was a little reluctant to purchase this Sony soundbar, especially given how expensive the price. However, I had a surround sound system in my previous home and had mixed Sony components with non-Sony components. The configuration of the components and multiple remotes was torturous and never really worked well together. My one year old Sony HD Smart TV has the Bravia synchronization feature and I was hoping that by using a Sony soundbar that I could avoid such component interoperability issues. Then Bestbuy had a short sale on the Sony Soundbar in August so I jumped on the opportunity. I had the soundbar professionally installed and connected to my Sony TV and sure enough the Sony Bravia interoperability feature actually worked as advertised. All the Sony components, TV, Soundbar, Blue Ray Player actually synchronized and the one TV remote controls almost all features of the soundbar. The installer did not have to make any configuration settings. Just plugged in the HDMI cable from the soundbar into the HDMI 2 (ARC) input and the soundbar worked perfectly. Having had a true surround sound system previously, one gets spoiled with decompressed audio. And, the sound in the Sony - 7.1.2-Channel Hi-Res Soundbar is about as close to a surround system that you are going to get without incurring all the additional expense of purchasing, installing, and maintaining a surround AV system. I cannot tell any real difference. And, the sound is booming from this soundbar. I highly recommend taking the plunge and going all in with all Sony components. Sony seems to have finally heard the frustration of consumers with the interoperability issues of home AV components and made the install and usability of a home AV system easy. Thank you Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome soundbar, better than Samsung's hw-k950

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality

    Since there are other reviews on here telling you what this thing can do, I'll do a comparison on this Sony soundbar against the Samsung HW-K950 Atmos soundbar, which is similarly priced. This Sony soundbar has 3 hdmi capable of hdcp 2.2, and 1 ARC Hdmi. The Samsung only has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 ARC Hdmi. Bluetooth is for either receiving (from phones/tablets) or transmitting (headphones, in case you want to listen to the tv at night). This unit works just like a receiver (similar to my strdn1080 atmos receiver), and displays its menu system onto your tv, which makes setup ultra easy. The unit itself connects to your wifi for worry free updates, and will notify you of any updates available. The samsung k950 requires you to BUY a micro USB to USB A type cable and use a flashdrive to update its software (I could never get the update to run btw, so the updating procedure on the samsung is really really bad/frustrating.) What I've connected to my soundbars: pc to soundbar, tv to soundbar, and a sony 4k player through soundbar. On the sony, the PC recognizes the soundbar and allows me to select ATMOS under the speaker selection. On the Samsung, my only choice was STEREO (disapointing). The TV sounds great to the soundbar, whereas the samsung one felt too much like a stereo system simulating a surround sound. when I hooked up the 4k BD player, it was also much easier to setup/use. Sound automatically gets output to atmos, while the samsung failed at detecting the atmos signal, even when the sound output was selected as a non decoded bitstream. The only advantage the samsung soundbar has, is that it physically has rear speakers. But they're kinda useless, if it doesn't work with your sound system/setup. To me, I had to have Atmos coming out of my pc, and 4k player. Only the Sony was able to do that. The Samsung failed in all of those areas. At the time of this review, both soundbars were priced at $1500. Kudos to Sony for their work. They have something that works well. Pictures show pc speaker config, and what you'll see on your screen, when you go into the soundbar menu

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    HUGE soundbar, with Huge sound

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Set up, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi, Remote control, Use with dts

    This soundbar is HUGE! Clocking in at 61 pounds for the whole package, it’ll be a chore getting it delivered. The biggest con so far is it’s size. It sits about 3 inches tall, 47 inches wide, and nearly 6 inches deep. It was quite difficult finding a way to fit this under my LG OLED without blocking some of the screen. I had to fashion a makeshift stand out of lumber to lift the TV to avoid this problem. The extra 6 inches of depth meant I had to push the TV back as well, which was a real bummer for those sitting on the angles as my TV stand’s tower shelves kinda block the view now too. The sound quality is pretty good for a soundbar. It manages to blow away the 3 other bars I have in the house. At 800 watts, and with all those speakers, it should (and does) produce a BIG sound. My ceilings are far too tall to really allow the ATMOS part to work efficiently. The manual recommends less than 14 feet of ceiling height…. I’m sitting at around 20 foot. It’s a terrible room for TV watching. Nevertheless, this bar does a pretty good job of raising the voices and filling the general area with sound. It’s a nice change from the older LG soundbar I had. The bar supports Dolby Digital out of the box, but completely lacks DTS support. The bar also has a tendency to insert it’s overlay video into places you wish it wouldn’t (like on startup). It seems to lack a pass-through option where you can just let the HDMI go through unmolested. This could create a problem for some videophiles who are looking for a pure 4k signal. Chromecast is built-in and works about as well as can be expected. It dropped out a couple times in tests, but overall sounded good. It’s fills a large living room with really nice audio for music. The placement of HDMI ports on the back is rather questionable. Some of the ports stick straight out, and mean having to push certain objects behind the bar, namely your TV, back which could be problematic for those with a small area with which to hold both set and bar. The remote control is pretty cheesy and not one you really want out laying around. Perhaps a nice Harmony or other universal is the answer. The subwoofer is wireless and offers a secure link option which can help reduce interference. The setup is quite simple and goes very quickly, providing you don’t have any space constraints. I would highly recommend this system for those in a small to medium sized room. This would really knock your socks off in an apartment where you simply can’t do any rewiring, and having large speakers out is a limiting factor. There’s some cons with not having DTS and the like, but there’s some rumors that is coming in a firmware update. Hopefully this is true. I’d rate this as a buy for those who want big sound and have limited budget and space with which to build-out their theater sound system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Bought this sound bar to augment the television speakers in our basement. With only the built in television speakers it was often hard to hear dialog at any time, let alone with the dehumidifier or furnace would kick on. We no longer have that problem. This sound bar has plenty of volume to be heard over the other equipment. It also has a feature that amplifies volumes in the normal dialog range to make talking clearer but not blowing you away if the movie transitions to other loud noises. This is our first surround sound system and it has been pretty awesome. I've caught my wife jumping from noises coming from our movies. Have also used it to play video games, which has been eye opening as I've heard sounds from the game that I've never noticed before coming from the television speakers. Also have streamed music to the sound bar via blue tooth and has sounded wonderful. Set up was easy. Basically plugged in the sound bar and the subwoofer and connected to the television's ARC HDMI slot. Sound bar has 3 HDMI slots available, so you can plug in your cable box, dvd player, and video game system straight to the sound bar. If you have 3 or less devices you only have 1 cable running between the tv and the bar. Very clutter free.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Andy,

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience using our ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. We're also happy to hear you're enjoying the Voice mode function and how easy our ST5000 to setup. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content.

      Thank you so much for the 5 Star review and for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    i love this soundbar. was on sale. open box. associate at south tampa best buy actually let me test it before buying. he convinced me not to worry about the other brand that comes with rear speakers. he told me rear speakers won't transmit much sound. i had an old home theater system with rear speakers (wired) and sound would come through once in a while through out an entire movie. that being said, as long as a movie or tv show has dolby atmos sound, you will really appreciate the sound quality. its hard to explain, but it feels like sound is coming from every direction. and i'm talking rich, quality sound that even naked ears can hear the difference. youtube music videos even sound better in this thing. if you like bass you will appreciate the subwoofer.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi lenida1000,

      Thank you so much for this lovely feedback! We're really glad to hear you're happy and satisfied with great sound quality of our ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content.

      Thank you so much for choosing our ST5000 and for commending Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding, Feature Rich, Easy Setup

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, For movies, Set up

    Sony SONY HT-ST5000 7.1.2 DOLBY ATMOS SOUNDBAR WITH WI-FI/BLUETOOTH Summary: You’re going to be surprised. I was. You should know that I’m a bit skeptical of anything that isn’t a full blown, multi-box, dedicated theater system. We’ll get into my reference systems and why I’m changing my mind about Soundbars in a minute. Before we get into details, you should know that this SONY HT-ST5000 Soundbar is the real deal and sets a high . . . well . . . bar . . . for competing Soundbars. It has a wonderful, natural and honest sound, is capable of thunderous bass when called for, and creates a dense layered sound field. And, it accomplished this with minimal footprint in your room. Wives and their decorators will love it (well, they’ll be more willing to make this compromise). This is an easy Soundbar to recommend. It’s a permanent upgrade to my master suite TV/sound setup. Let’s get right to the sound quality. For my reference system, I have a theater room (projector/screen), with an array of big, wired speakers all around with oodles of power, all from various credible, well known companies. The front towers cost more than this SONY. I even have another music oriented sound system in my living room with even higher cred speakers. In my home, the SONY’s got some serious competition. For this setup, I’m using this SONY HT-ST5000 Soundbar to replace an older Sony sound system in my bedroom. Talk about overkill. This Sony HT-ST5000 could easily sit in either of my two other rooms and fool many listeners. It’s really good. Soundbars can . . . I said can . . . represent a compromise. Sometimes voices become shrill or maybe muffled, bass notes thumping out one note, and the sound quickly tiring at higher levels. The SONY has NONE of those issues; SONY makes no dumb choices in this Soundbar. Everything sounds natural. Higher volumes aren’t tiring. The bass is realistic. Voices are clear. (And a VOICE CONTROL moves dialog out in front of sound effects —two level settings — if hearing problems are an issue for you). (Main speaker volume and subwoofer volume are separate for maximum control.) I’m not sure how SONY did it. The complex array of speakers and heavy, sophisticated bass driver certainly help. There is a palpable dynamic range to the speaker and a broad window of sound, extending beyond and above the speakers. This Soundbar puts a smile on your face. I started out with my current audition movie, “Edge of Tomorrow”, the Tom Cruise Sci-Fi flick, with some of the lowest bass notes to ever begin a movie, along with dense dialog fighting against background noises of war, and a rich surround sound field. The Sony nails it almost perfectly. The only complaint is the accurate localization of surround information. The sound is biased towards the front. This is really a design that improves as you sit close to the middle of a room, or even nearer the Soundbar. (Arrangements of TV/sound on the front wall, as expected, but with seating against a back wall is a bad idea for surround, anyway.) The sound mix and feeling of immersion is there, but accurately finding front to back or top to bottom detailed sound effects varies in difficulty somewhat. There should be more rear detail, which is apparent with speakers behind me in my other setups. I can easily forgive this; everything else is so well done, you are drawn into the mix and enjoy the movie. And you don’t have to have all those extra speakers . . . wired. The SONY speakers aimed at the ceiling accomplish an effect I always try for, providing more height, depth and size to the sound. Works nicely, even if localization is hit and miss. Another movie, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has an Dolby Atmos: TrueHD 7.1 surround soundtrack, and the sound energy aimed at the ceiling contributes a nice amount of added fill. I also tried music from the Bluetooth connection from my phone. Lot’s of high quality sound, and I could quickly choose and compare a variety of SONY’s sound effects, or turn them off. You can send Bluetooth to the SONY and/or it can send Bluetooth to WIRELESS headphones. FEATURES: This HT-ST5000 sound bar has got it all, using the most advanced technology whenever practical. Bluetooth, for example, sounds great. My USB memory stick of music was readily accepted and sounded great. There is an LED screen visible under the grill keeping you advised of status and connections. An onscreen display is inserted into the TV signal for several seconds with volume, input, and channel info. There is a synch adjustment to ensure voices match the video. You can send Bluetooth to the SONY and/or it can send Bluetooth to BT headphones. There is a lot going on here, and my overview is not comprehensive. SETUP: Wicked easy. But, this is a heavy Soundbar and an even heavier subwoofer. The main unit fits under almost the entire width of my 58” TV, but wall mounting will require some planning. I was concerned about access to connections, but they’re thoughtfully placed. (A mirror helps.) The USB port is at the end plate, making a connection really convenient. A few HDMI wires and my Blu-Ray, Satellite, and TV were all quickly connected and playing. There were a total of three HDCP 2.2-compatible inputs that support 4K and HDR passthrough. My Sony BDP6500 has built-in streaming so I’d still have room for a game box. My Harmony Universal remote already had the codes and mimicked the important SONY remote controls. There are a few calibration settings (distance and tone for levels) but it’s not elaborate. There are built-in music apps for some services. FINAL COMMENTS: It’s a bit pricey, but so isn’t my typical recommendation, the full blown multi-channel, multi-box sound system. And this sounds better than many systems, with NO wires stretched around the room. The Subwoofer is wireless (power cord only) and the single wire to the TV (plus power cord) is not going freak out the decorator in the family. (The speaker cover grill is missing in many advertising pictures, but it’s in the box!) There are no significant sacrifices to the sound. No, in fact . . it’s shockingly good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    great bar but atmos is meh

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    bought this because we returned the lg 7.1.4 atmos soundbar. Which was great until connection issues with satellite speakers. This Sony packs a punch. Gets loud and the sub will thump a house. My only problem with it is that to truly create atmos surround sound you need satellite speakers. Unfortunately this bar doesn't allow any to pair with it. Overall it's a great soundbar. Catch it on sale. Or get one with satellite speaker capability.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi ChrisJames,

      We're really glad to hear our you're happy with the great sound quality of our ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content.

      We will have your feedback noted about the additional speakers.

      Thank you so much for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's so good, no point in upgrading in 2020

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Seriously this thing is just a superb sound system and i've had it for going on 3 years. There is nothing else out there worth buying. I've played games with ATMOS sound and they were amazing. Same for TV and Movies and even using the DTS:X is so awesome. It turns your bedroom (in my case) into a cinema sound system. The FULL RANGE of audio that just tingles your ears. Plus there's all the other features to it. Bottom line: The best TV audio purchase i've made in 20 years.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi zeromils,

      Awesome! We are truly happy our ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility meets your needs and expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience and for commending Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    SURPRISE SURPRISE!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    I purchased this soundbar after being seriously agrivated with the bose 700 soundbar. Had some syncing issues with the rear 700 surrounds i purchased and the 300s. Great soundbar but it was missing something without surround. I took a chance on Sony seeing how i already had a Sony Bravia oled, ps4pro and sony 4k player. I was surprised to find that this soundbar is almost like a reciever with a sound the bose was missing. I sort of new to audio terminology but i assume that atmos had a lot to do with this. I dont need surround sound speakers really but some would have been nice to add. Only downside but this is a must buy in my book!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi KILLAWATT,

      Great! We are truly happy you are enjoying your ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content.

      Thank you for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good bass but needs more speakers

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    This unit has a lot of future proofing features but you cannot add speakers and that was one of the inherent weaknesses in this set.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Freak’n awesome!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Bundled this unit with Sony XBR77A9G and save! Great products and the experience of sight and sound is freak’n amazing!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! So much more than I expected

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, For movies, Price

    This soundbar sounds so much better than I ever could have expected. I knew that at this price point the sound quality had to be good, even excellent...but wow after setup was I amazed at how clear and immersive it would sound. After going through the somewhat annoying setup process - I would have preferred one of those microphone tuning processes instead of manually measuring ceiling height, etc - I havent changed the settings at all. And while this system cannot completely and accurately reproduce a full 7.1.2 system (no actual rear speakers), the soundstage it presents to the user is really really good. The Martian & Game of Thrones 4k UHD Blu-ray w/Atmos sounds amazing. I hear sounds that I did not know even existed during previous viewings. The bass is powerful and shakes the picture frames hanging from my wall. Also convenient is that the sound bar remote has control for master volume as well as the subwoofer which was a bonus I was not aware of prior to purchase. I recently played some music of questionable bitrate/quality (Apple Music iOS app) via bluetooth and cranked it up to be pleasantly surprised with the great sound. For reference, I have this paired with a Sony 65XBR850C & UBP-X700 PROS - crystal clear sound - strong, accurate bass - pretty convincing downward sound via the Atmos upward firing speakers - wireless sub CONS - setup feels like it is stuck in the 90s rather than the future - Some trouble producing convincing rear sound though mostly not noticeable - this is a reach, but i wish it would sync with my Sonos system i have throughout the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This Sony soundbar is quite impressive! I have this in my family room that has 30 ft' ceiling and the sound permeates the room beautifully. The sound bar is also hooked up to my Sony 65" Bravia A8H TV, and is undeniably a great pair!

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Sweet2020!

      Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with our HTST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility! We're happy to know you're satisfied with its excellent sound quality and it perfectly matches your 65A8H. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content.

      Thank you so much for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Its a very fantastic sound bar. Even though its a 7.1.2, the top sound is not very noticeable. Other than that, it has a booming subwoofer that will definitely shake the room.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Interllectual,

      Thank you so much for this great awesome feedback! We're happy you like the over performance of your ST5000 Soundbar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. This soundbar was designed to deliver an immersive, cinematic audio experience at home with three-dimensional surround sound. And, the 7.1.2 speaker channels completely envelop you in sound, even from above. 800W of power and 2 levels of vocal enhancement will ensure you don’t miss a moment of your content. You can adjust the gain in the setup menu. In the home menu go to setup>Speaker Settings>Level and you can set the level for your front speakers, Height speakers, and subwoofer. You may also want to set the distance to ensure the best quality.

      Thank you so much for choosing Sony!

      - Romeo Sony_US

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Boomin' Speaker

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This is a boomin' speaker. You will be amazed by clear sound. Music is like being at a live concert and movies, well, you will think you are in a theater, literally.

    Features

    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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