The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - KEF HTF7003 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HTF7003 has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 4.5 for SL5Y.
The KEF HTF7003 has the passive amplification type, the LG SL5Y - active. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the KEF HTF7003 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the LG SL5Y. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the HTF7003 versus 90 W for the SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The KEF HTF7003 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Only the SL5Y has Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the HTF7003 received a rating of 4/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X.
The KEF HTF7003 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check KEF HTF7003 price