This Best Buy deal saves 20% on Sony's elite Dolby Atmos soundbar – it's a Prime Day beater

Save $300 on the Sony HT-ST5000 at Best Buy – it's one of the best one-box soundbars for virtual surround

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TV and audio are featuring heavily in the best Prime Day deals this year, and even more so among today's Best Buy deals. Right now, that includes 20% off one of the best soundbars – the Sony HT-ST5000, which offers impressive Dolby Atmos surround from a single bar, with no rear speakers to position.

The Sony HT-ST5000 uses an array of speaker drivers and Sony's audio processing to bounce sound around the room and mimic the effect of a 7.1.2 surround system, all from under your TV. It's won a ton of awards in its time, so getting it at this price is fantastic. But note that this deal is only available until the end of October 14.

Buy Sony HT-ST5000 for $1,499 now just $1,199 at Best Buy

At 46 inches long, it's a big old bar – designed for TVs 55 inches and up. But then, it's got a lot of processing and speaker power contained in that box. 

Some drivers face directly towards you, to provide elements such as speech really clearly, while others are angled towards the sides, for spreading sound around the room. It also has upfiring drivers, that reflect sound off the ceiling, giving you the height effect of Dolby Atmos.

That's all paired with a separate wireless subwoofer, giving you the deep bass rumble that a great action movie soundtrack deserves.

Now, the virtual surround isn't as convincing as a real Dolby Atmos surround system – it can't really replicate speakers being truly behind you. But it comes remarkably close, and still provides a huge, huge improvement over stereo sound – you really do hear the height difference in sounds, and width and 3D feeling of movies is as cinematic as sound originating from one direction can get.

It connects to your TV over HDMI-ARC, but has three HDMI inputs, which can pass 4K HDR video through to your TV, so you're effectively adding two extra inputs to your TV with this soundbar.

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar | Save 20% | Now $1,199 at Best Buy

Sony HT-ST5000 Dolby Atmos soundbar | Save 20% | Now $1,199 at Best Buy
This soundbar and subwoofer combo delivers something stunningly close to surround just from the bar, using genius sound processing and speaker trickery – and that includes height for Dolby Atmos soundtracks. It sounds truly excellent, and is the perfect home theater upgrade if you've got a big TV and don't want to full your room with surround speakers.

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales

  • Apple – see the latest Apple offers here
  • Best Buy – massive savings across every department
  • – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
  • – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
  • Home Depot – save on Fall furniture, smart home devices and more
  • HP – save up to 30% on select products
  • Lowes – save up to $500 on select appliances
  • Lenovo – Semi-Annual Sale brings deep discounts to gaming laptops, student laptops and more
  • Microsoft – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
  • Newegg – get your computer parts for less this October
  • Nordstrom – new markdowns, up to 40% off!
  • Target – Target Deal Days Sales Event takes on Amazon Prime Day
  • Walmart – Big Save Event from October 11 through October 15
Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.