Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN6Y review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN6Y comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
6.2
10
8

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN6Y review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
LG SN6Y

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the MusicCast BAR 400.

Connectivity

Only the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 can 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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available for the SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 6, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over LG SN6Y

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

Advantages LG SN6Y over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN6Y

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SN6Y

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

121
87

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
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
420 (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

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN6Y
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.2LG SN6Y

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 competitors

LG SN6Y competitors