LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X9000F review

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LG SL5Y
vs
Sony HT-X9000F

The LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X9000F 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 6.8 for HT-X9000F. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 90 W for the SL5Y versus 100 W for the HT-X9000F. 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 Sony HT-X9000F 7 for its audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the HT-X9000F.

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 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. 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.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X9000F has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X9000F. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 4, and Sony HT-X9000F 7 out of 10.

Advantages Sony HT-X9000F over LG SL5Y

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X9000F

Model

SL5Y
HT-X9000F

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

192
216

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
power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
100

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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
93 x 5.8 x 8.5/36.6 x 2.3 x 3.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
2.5/5
LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X9000F
LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X9000F

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.8
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 6.8Sony HT-X9000F

The Sony HT-X9000F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X9000F price