The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, MusicCast BAR 400 has a total rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, mute and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. The output power is different and equal to 200 (overall) W for the MusicCast BAR 400 versus 440 (overall) W for the SN8YG. 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.
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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.
App control is available for the SN8YG. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400.
Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 got a rating of 6, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.