Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SN5Y review

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Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SN5Y review

Sony HT-Z9F
vs
LG SN5Y

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the Sony HT-Z9F vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Sony HT-Z9F was rated 7.2, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up for the HT-Z9F and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that HT-Z9F has 3.1 and SN5Y has 2.1. Soundbars have the same power - 400 (overall) W. 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 7 out of 10 received the Sony HT-Z9F for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The HT-Z9F can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the HT-Z9F. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Sony HT-Z9F versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the HT-Z9F, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the SN5Y provides a device control application. The LG SN5Y equipped with a microphone. The Sony HT-Z9F may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the HT-Z9F. The HT-Z9F can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The HT-Z9F was rated 8/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Sony HT-Z9F over LG SN5Y

  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages LG SN5Y over Sony HT-Z9F

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Sony HT-Z9F
LG SN5Y

Model

HT-Z9F
SN5Y

Brand

Sony
LG

Reviews

349
168

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

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 (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

100 x 6.4 x 10/39.4 x 2.5 x 3.4
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sony HT-Z9F
LG SN5Y
Sony HT-Z9F
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 6
  • 7.2Sony HT-Z9F
  • 6LG SN5Y

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