Sonos Playbar vs Sony HT-NT5

Full Comparison

General

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Automatic calibration (w/ measurement mic.)
nono
nono
Number of speakers
3.0
2.1
Type of home cinema package
Soundbar
Soundbar
Number of speaker drivers
9
6
Soundbase
nono
nono

Connectors

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Analogue 3.5mm input
0
1
Analogue 5.1/6.1/7.1 inputs
nono
nono
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0
0
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
0
0
Component input (YPbPr/YCbCr)
0
0
Component output (YPbPr/YCbCr)
0
0
Composite input
0
0
Composite output
0
0
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
0
0
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF)
0
0
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1
1
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
0
0
DVI out
0
0
HDMI
nono
yesyes
Pre-output (subwoofer)
nono
nono
S-video input
0
0
S-video output
0
0
SCART out
nono
nono
Separate DVD / Blu-ray player
nono
nono
Speaker connectors (type)
None
None
USB
nono
yesyes

Decoders

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Supported audio files
AAC+, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV (PCM), WMA
AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Matroska (MKA), MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV (PCM), WMA
Supported image files
BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG
Supported video files
MPEG4
MPEG4, 3GP/3GPP

Dimensions

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Colour of product
Black, Grey, Silver, White
Black
Weight
11.90 lb
24.91 lb
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Width)
35.43 in
42.52 in
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Height)
3.35 in
2.28 in
Dimensions front/speaker unit (Depth)
5.51 in
5.00 in
Weight (front / speaker unit)
11.90 lb
7.05 lb
Tweeters size
1.00 in
0.55 in

Features

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Features
Simulated surround, Support for multiroom, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for internet radio
Simulated surround, Support for multiroom, DLNA certified, Designed for wall mounting, Mobile app for controlling features, Supports NFC
Wireless rear speakers
yesyes
yesyes
Wireless speakers included
nono
nono
Remote control app for mobile / tablet
yesyes
yesyes

Communication

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Bluetooth
nono
yesyes
Ethernet connection
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
yesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
yesyes
yesyes

Compatibility

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
3D support (3D-Ready)
nono
yesyes
DLNA certified
nono
yesyes
Docking Station for mobile/Tablet
nono
nono
Radio receiver
nono
nono
Streaming standards
AirPlay
Google Cast, Miracast, Spotify Connect

Storage

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Built-in hard drive
nono
nono
Memory card reader
nono
nono
Optical drive
nono
nono

Audio features

Sonos PlaybarSonos PlaybarSony HT-NT5Sony HT-NT5
Center speaker
nono
nono
Front speaker / speaker unit
yesyes
yesyes
Bass element
nono
yesyes
Broadband element
nono
nono
Midrange
yesyes
nono
Signal separation
2-way
3-way
Tweeter elements
yesyes
yesyes
Suitable for subwoofer
nono
yesyes
Surround speakers
nono
nono

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