If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sonos Beam vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 6 in our ranking. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause for the Beam and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that Beam has 3.0 and SN5Y has 2.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Beam. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sonos Beam versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SN5Y. We rated the connectivity of the Beam at 6 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10.
Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the Beam or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The Beam was rated 4/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.
The Sonos Beam is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Beam price