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Sony HT-ST5000 Black Friday Deals 2021

Last updated on June 21, 2022 7:13 am

The Sony HT-ST5000 Black Friday Deals 2021 can’t be accused of a lack of connections. You’ll see more inputsSony HT-ST5000 Black Friday Deals and outputs on this soundbar than most soundbars. Three HDMI inputs and one ARC enabled HDMI output are available, all of which allow a full 4K passthrough.

You can also find a USB port to the right of the bar that allows you to playback files from flash storage and portable hard drives. There are optical and coaxial S/PDIF digital inputs as well as an analog 3.5mm input.

There are a wide variety of wireless connectivity options. Bluetooth is the standard, but Sony’s LDAC codec delivers high-quality audio at bitrates up to 990Kbits/sec.

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This is a lot more than what bog-standard Bluetooth and even AptX HD can do. The good news is that it should be available to anyone who has an Android O or Sony Xperia smartphone.

Spotify Connect allows you to stream files. There is also support for Google Cast (although audio only), and Google Home. If you wish, music can also be streamed from your network storage via DLNA, or locally stored files using the accompanying Sony Music Center App.

NFC can also be used to quickly pair your phone with the soundbar. You can even use the bar to transmit audio to your wireless headphones late at night.

Yamaha launched the first Dolby Atmos soundbar 18 months ago. This amazing contraption could emit sound effects from all around you. Despite its ingenious design, the YSP-5600 had its problems. It was too large and was very expensive.

Today’s Atmos bars can fit into many wallets, especially ones that are stuffed with money. The Atmos-capable Sony HT-ST5000, like the Yamaha, is able to fit many wallets, especially those that are stuffed with notes. You can stream 4K content and Wi-Fi music around your home with “Chromecast” and Google Home (99 at Target). If you are able to afford the cost, it is a great package.

Although all soundbars look similar, the Sony’s coaxial tweeters are mounted and elevate the speaker above the rest. It measures 46.5 inches in width, so it looks best with TVs between 46 and 50 inches. It is quite tall at 3.25 inches, with no IR repeater if your remote sensor happens to be blocked by it. It is also very deep at 5.6 inches.

Five 2.6-inch drivers are located at the front of the soundbar. Three of them have a coaxial soft dome speaker suspended above. Two more upward-firing drivers are located at the bar’s top. If you want to protect your tweeters from the elements, it comes with a grille made of metal. However, our sample didn’t fit well. It is possible that it warped in transit.

The large wireless subwoofer is a 7.13-inch subwoofer, which drives a passive radiator. It feels like the ‘bar and is reassuringly heavy.

The menu on the screen is quite simple with a few inputs and a limited settings menu. This includes links to streaming services. It is brightly colored and easy to use.

It works with Spotify and Tidal streams. We love the added detail it gives to the cymbals and drum beats. This may not be an option if you have hi-res music, but it is worth the effort.

You can also choose from a variety of sound modes: Music, Game Studio (both of these disable Dolby Atmos to create a more precise sound stage), Movie, and Standard.

These settings can be switched automatically by pressing the ClearAudio+ button on your remote. However, we find that it’s not as important to change the settings as for other Dolby Atmos soundbars such as the Philips Fidelio Skyquake.

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We are playing Star Trek Beyond. The soundtrack has Dolby Atmos and the soundbar’s drivers provide a sense of movement and space both above and below you. The HT-ST5000 makes audio sound more like it’s coming from the TV, rather than sounding like it’s coming directly above it. This allows for a richer soundstage and the woosh of spaceships.

The “Merc with a Mouth”, a car-carrier who takes on a group of bad guys on a motorway is able to quickly change between large-scale car accidents and mundane, straight-to-camera jokes. It’s not like you’re losing any emotion or scale.

This soundbar can be pushed to the limits without fear. You can crank the volume up and not feel any harshness or strain in the treble.

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The Sony HT-ST5000 Black Friday Deals 2021 occupies less space than its competitors. Although it is a few centimeters shorter in each direction than the Yamaha YSP-5600 (for example), it is still quite substantial at 118cm.

The bar also includes a subwoofer. It is housed in a housing that is about the same size as a bowling pin. The soundbar’s front has seven 65mm drivers. Three of them (the front right, center, and front left) have tweeters in the middle.

Two up-firing drivers are located at the top of this soundbar. They theoretically make it capable of conveying height accurately.

The display can also tell you which input you are using and control the volume. However, for more precise adjustments, you will need to plug it into your TV via HDMI.

 

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