Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN8YG review

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Rating 5 5

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN8YG comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
8.2
6.8
10
8

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 vs LG SN8YG review

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
vs
LG SN8YG

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.

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 3.1.2 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.

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, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 over LG SN8YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • Multi-room support

Advantages LG SN8YG over Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

  • App control
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN8YG

Model

MusicCast BAR 400
SN8YG

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

112
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, function, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
440 (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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X, DTS Digital Surround
DTS HD, 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 10.1/41.7 x 2.2 x 4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
4/9.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN8YG
Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
LG SN8YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.2
  • 6.8
  • 8.2Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400
  • 6.8LG SN8YG

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

Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 competitors

LG SN8YG competitors