Denon HEOS BAR vs LG SL9YG review

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Rating 5 5
Denon HEOS BAR
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Denon HEOS BAR vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HEOS BAR has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, sound off and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Denon HEOS BAR has 3.0 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Denon HEOS BAR got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon HEOS BAR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Denon HEOS BAR.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Denon HEOS BAR got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.

Advantages Denon HEOS BAR over LG SL9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SL9YG over Denon HEOS BAR

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Denon HEOS BAR
LG SL9YG

Model

HEOS BAR
SL9YG

Brand

Denon
LG

Reviews

20
25

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, sound off
power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, iHeart
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

4/1
1/1

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
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

109.8 x 7.1 x 14.7/43.3 x 2.8 x 5.8
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4.8/10.5
6.3/13.9
Denon HEOS BAR
LG SL9YG
Denon HEOS BAR
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 7Denon HEOS BAR
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price