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