I got a super hot deal in Switzerland and I booked this soundbar (ST5000) on BF from 599 CHF (the equivalent of 550 EUR). I think it is a very interesting price and I have a few days more until I make the payment but I am not sure because there are a few questions in my mind.
1. To be honest, I was expecting to get a good deal for ZF9 (Z9F) around 350 - 400 EUR. After a short while, I could invest in the rear speakers. It is nice having an opportunity to buy the top model of Sony soundbars with a close price for sure but I need to sacrifice the rear speakers.
2. It doesn't support rear speakers and nobody not expecting anymore that Sony will release an update to support rear speakers.
3. ST5000 is released in 2017 and it is older than 2 years already. Considering Dolby Atmos available models of Sony, it is the oldest one. So, maybe the new model should be arriving soon.
4. I am not sure I need a soundbar with that price tag. I have a 2yo son sleeping in the next room and I can't use it with high volume. I can count myself a tech geek and I can't resist to not buy especially if there a hot deal on the table.
Considering these questions and the price and my situation, what would you recommend? If you were in my shoes, would you buy it?
A question about the soundbar: I am playing PS4 Pro with Razer Kraken 7.1 Gaming Headset in late hours. I connect it to PS4 via USB port and have another cable connected to optical digital audio at the same time to have 7.1 feature.
So, If I connect my headset to the soundbar via USB port, do you think that I can still use the microphone of the headset in the game? I guess it is impossible but as there is an HDMI arc connection, it would be awesome if there is a chance to do it.
Thank you for your feedback and answer the question about microphone.