LG SL5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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Rating 5 5
LG SL5Y
vs
Dayton Audio BS36

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SL5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 4.5.

Audio features

The LG SL5Y has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SL5Y has Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SL5Y received a rating of 6/10 versus 4/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

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.

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
4.5
Dayton Audio BS36
4.5
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

SL5Y
BS36

Brand

LG
Dayton Audio

Reviews

134
49

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
3/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4
93.1 x 10.1 x 10.1/37 x 4.2 x 4.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
5.9/13.4
LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36
LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 4.5
  • 4.5
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

The LG SL5Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL5Y price