LG SL5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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LG SL5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 comparison chart

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Dayton Audio BS36
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LG SL5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 review

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, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.5 for BS36.

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 7 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. 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 7/10 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.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Dayton Audio BS36

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36

Model

SL5Y
BS36

Brand

LG
Dayton Audio

Reviews

311
55

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

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

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

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
has not

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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

Other

Release year

2019
2013
LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36
LG SL5Y
Dayton Audio BS36

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 4.5Dayton Audio BS36

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

LG SL5Y competitors

Dayton Audio BS36 competitors