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.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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.
Compared soundbars have no app control. 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.
The LG SL5Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL5Y price