In this article, we will talk about LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-CT800 comparison. The LG SL5Y was rated 4.5, while the Sony HT-CT800 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-CT800.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 110 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Sony HT-CT800 received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Google Play Music service is only in the HT-CT800. The HT-CT800 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-CT800. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 3/0 HDMIs in the Sony HT-CT800. As in the SL5Y, so in the HT-CT800 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SL5Y at 6 out of 10, while the HT-CT800 was rated 8/10.
None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-CT800 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or HT-CT800. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SL5Y has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X. The SL5Y was rated 4/10, while the HT-CT800 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The Sony HT-CT800 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-CT800 price