Sony HT A5000See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony HT S100FSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sony HT A5000
|Sony HT S100F
|number of channels of sound output
|has bluetooth aptx
|has an hdmi output
|hdmi arc / earc
|compatible with google assistant
|compatible with alexa
|has spotify connect
|has dolby atmos
|has chromecast built-in
|supports dolby digital plus
|supports dolby digital
|has a dedicated smartphone app
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Sony HT A5000 is compatible with Google Assistant, allowing you to use voice commands to control the device from other Google Assistant-compatible devices.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
There is a dedicated smartphone app that is designed to be used with the Sony HT A5000.