The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN5Y vs Dayton Audio BS36 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 4.5 for BS36.
The LG SN5Y has the active amplification type, the Dayton Audio BS36 - passive. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN5Y has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Dayton Audio BS36. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The LG SN5Y got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the Dayton Audio BS36 5 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SN5Y has Bluetooth support. Only the SN5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 4/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN5Y. 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.