The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SL5Y vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the SL5Y versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the ATS-1070.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL5Y has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10.
App control is available for the ATS-1070. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.
The Yamaha ATS-1070 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha ATS-1070 price