The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN5Y vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SN5Y has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6,6 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 SN5Y has 2.1 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SN5Y versus 120 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. Both models received our 6 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. 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 SN5Y 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, the SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN5Y. 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. For multichannel surround LG SN5Y got a rating of 5, and Yamaha ATS-1070 6 out of 10.