Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN5Y review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
10
8

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN5Y review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 8.2, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, mute for the MusicCast BAR 400 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 MusicCast BAR 400 has 5.1 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 (overall) versus 400 (overall) according to devices. 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 Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10. The MusicCast BAR 400 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the MusicCast BAR 400. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the MusicCast BAR 400, 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 soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the MusicCast BAR 400 or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The MusicCast BAR 400 was rated 6/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over LG SN5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SN5Y over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN5Y

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SN5Y

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

112
141

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, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
DTS Digital Surround, 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
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN5Y
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6LG SN5Y

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

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