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A Review By Comparison of the Sony Ht S100F Vs. Sony Ht A5000

Last updated on Apr 17, 2023   5 minute read
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Sony HT A5000

Sony HT A5000

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Reasons why you might like the Sony HT A5000

Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 1210 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc
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Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F

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Reasons why you might like the Sony HT S100F

Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.

  • Width of 900 mm
  • Hdmi Arc / Earc

A summary of the review by feature comparison

Category Features Sony HT A5000 Sony HT S100F
DESIGN width 1,210mm 900mm
height 67mm 64mm
weight 6,100g 2,400g
volume 11,349.8cm³ 5,068.8cm³
thickness 140mm 88mm
AUDIO number of channels of sound output 5.1only 2only
has bluetooth aptx
CONNECTIVITY has an hdmi output
hdmi ports 1only 1only
has bluetooth
bluetooth version v5 v4.2
supports wi-fi
EXTRAS hdmi arc / earc
compatible with google assistant
compatible with alexa
has spotify connect
has dolby atmos
has dts:x
has chromecast built-in
has airplay
supports dolby digital plus
supports dolby digital
has a dedicated smartphone app
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A breakdown of the review per specifications

Design

Width

Sony HT A5000 1,210mm
Sony HT S100F 900mm

Sony HT S100F has a width of 900mm. The width indicates the horizontal dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are sometimes designed to match the width of television sets or slightly close.

The Sony HT A5000, at 1,210mm is smaller in width than the Sony HT S100F with a difference mm

Height

Sony HT A5000 67mm
Sony HT S100F 64mm

Sony HT S100F has a height of 64mm. Height represents the vertical dimension of a soundbar, soundbars are mostly designed as thin as it can be to aesthetically fit in a space.

The Sony HT A5000, at 67mm is longer in height than the Sony HT S100F by 3mm

Weight

Sony HT A5000 6,100g
Sony HT S100F 2,400g

The Sony HT S100F weighs 2,400g. We recommend a lower weight best because lighter soundbars are easier to shift around the space. Lighter home appliances are advantageous, as it makes their movement easier, and for many other kinds of products.

The Sony HT A5000, at 6,100g is heavier than the Sony HT S100F with a difference g. Most of the time a genuine quality system is a little bit heavier than average quality products though If you will need to change the position of the soundbar after some time, then you should opt to purchase a less heavy soundbar.

Volume

Sony HT A5000 11,349.8cm³
Sony HT S100F 5,068.8cm³

The quantity of three-dimensional space occupied by the soundbar or, in simpler terms, the space the product fills. Sony HT S100F occupies 5,068.8cm³, it is a good thing to know the space that a soundbar occupies to ensure that it will fit with ease into the available space next to your other gadgets.

Sony HT A5000's volume is 11,349.8cm³ meaning it occupies lesser space than the Sony HT S100F by cm³

Thickness

Sony HT A5000 140mm
Sony HT S100F 88mm

The thickness of Sony HT S100F is 88mm, to know the thickness of a device you divide its space occupied by the soundbar's surface area(length by width)

Sony HT A5000 has a thickness of 140mm, hence thicker than the Sony HT S100F with a difference of 52mm

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Audio

Number Of Channels Of Sound Output

Sony HT A5000 5.1only
Sony HT S100F 2only

For surround sound channels, you'll come across figures in such formats as X.X two-digit, or X.X.X three-digit the first number denotes the sum of main speakers, the second number shows the number of subwoofers, and the third number if available denotes the sum of “height” speakers.

NOTE: "Height" speakers are commonly placed on the ceiling of the room containing the soundbar, but they may as well be upward-facing speakers within the soundbar.

Sony HT S100F having a sound output value of 2 indicates that it has 2 main speakers

And the Sony HT A5000 having 5.1 implies that it has 5 main speakers and 1 subwoofer

Has Bluetooth Aptx

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

The Sony HT S100F supports BLUETOOTH APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly using Bluetooth.

Sony HT A5000 support BLUETOOTH APTX as well. It is developed by Qualcomm and uses 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.

Connectivity

Has An Hdmi Output

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

The Sony HT S100F has an HDMI output port, devices with an HDMI or mini HDMI port can channel high-definition audio.

Sony HT A5000 too has a High-Definition Multimedia Interface port by which it outputs "feed" audio into inputs of other digital devices, which can receive and process these signals.

Hdmi Ports

Sony HT A5000 1only
Sony HT S100F 1only

Sony HT S100F has 1 HDMI ports, more HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

The Sony HT A5000 has 1 HDMI ports, meaning both devices have an equal number of ports

Has Bluetooth

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F supports Bluetooth, a wireless technology which allows you to easily transfer data between different devices.

Both the Sony HT A5000 and the Sony HT S100F have Bluetooth, which means both soundbars to facilitate data transfers with compatible devices placed in close range using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.

Bluetooth Version

Sony HT A5000 v5
Sony HT S100F v4.2

Sony HT S100F has a Bluetooth version of 4.2

Sony HT A5000 has a Bluetooth version of 5, meaning it got a higher version than the Sony HT S100F . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Supports Wi-Fi

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers, and mobile devices .i.e smartphones and wearables to connect and interact with other devices on the internet, the Sony HT A5000 can connect to Wi-Fi.

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Extras

Hdmi Arc / Earc

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Before you needed to connect an optical cable from your TV to the optical input of an audio device on top of the already connected HDMI cable If you don't want to use your TV's speakers and would rather have everything play through a soundbar, now with ARC you can easily connect all these at a go from a compatible HDMI socket on your TV to an HDMI ARC socket on your soundbar.

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) carries audio over HDMI. ARC is only capable of carrying compressed 5.1 audio, but eARC has higher bandwidth and can carry uncompressed 7.1 audio, as well as formats such as DTS:X and full bitrate Dolby Atmos. It is available on the Sony HT S100F

Sony HT A5000 has the HDMI ARC/EARC

Compatible With Google Assistant

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT A5000 is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.

Compatible With Alexa

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT A5000 is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Alexa-compatible devices.

Has Spotify Connect

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Spotify Connect allows you to control the music playing on the soundbar from the Spotify app on another device when the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Sony HT A5000 has Spotify connect

Has Dolby Atmos

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Sony HT A5000 has Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.

Has Dts:x

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that allows filmmakers to place and move individual sounds around your listening space, giving you a theater-like audio experience.

More like Dolby Atmos as it aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that "places you at the center of the action", it differs from Dolby Atmos by the required speaker configuration. Sony HT A5000 has DTS:X

Has Chromecast Built-In

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Chromecast built-in is a technology that allows you to stream entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet, or laptop, straight to the Chromecast-enabled device.

Has Airplay

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screens, videos, and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles, or present your slideshows easily on your device.

Supports Dolby Digital Plus

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

If a device supports Dolby Digital Plus it can deliver up to fourteen (14) different audio channels (sides) with improved bitrates, for much better sound quality. Sony HT A5000 supports Dolby digital plus

Supports Dolby Digital

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

Sony HT S100F supports Dolby Digital meaning that it can deliver up to six (6) different audio channels (sides) for much better sound quality.

Sony HT A5000 too supports Dolby digital.

Has A Dedicated Smartphone App

Sony HT A5000
Sony HT S100F

There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sony HT A5000.

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