LG SL5Y vs Denon HEOS BAR review

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Rating 5 5
LG SL5Y
vs
Denon HEOS BAR

The LG SL5Y vs Denon HEOS BAR comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 4.5 out of 10 versus 7 for HEOS BAR. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, sound off, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 3.0 for the Denon HEOS BAR. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Denon HEOS BAR 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HEOS BAR.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL5Y has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 of the Denon HEOS BAR. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SL5Y received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the HEOS BAR. A built-in microphone is present only on the HEOS BAR. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

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. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 4 points out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over LG SL5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support

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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Denon HEOS BAR

Model

SL5Y
HEOS BAR

Brand

LG
Denon

Reviews

192
20

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
volume down, volume up, sound off

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
4/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

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
109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
4.8/10.5
LG SL5Y
Denon HEOS BAR
LG SL5Y
Denon HEOS BAR

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 7
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR

The Denon HEOS BAR is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Denon HEOS BAR price