Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SL9YG review

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Rating 5 5
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 7.6 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 100 W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 8 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the MusicCast BAR 400 received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. The MusicCast BAR 400 supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 7 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over LG SL9YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SL9YG over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • Google Play Music compatible
  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SL9YG

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SL9YG

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

101
25

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, input, mute
power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

100
500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

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)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant

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

94.2 x 8.3 x 11/38.6 x 3.3 x 4.3
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
6.3/13.9
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SL9YG
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.6Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 price