LG SL5Y vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 review

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Rating 5 5
LG SL5Y
vs
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The LG SL5Y vs Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The LG SL5Y was rated 4.5, while the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 has a rating 6.

Audio features

Soundbars have different amplification type - active versus passive respectively to devices. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and Mythos SSA-50 has 5.0. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 received 6 out of 10.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Both devices do not have Google Play Music on board. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Bluetooth support integrated in the SL5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the SL5Y. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or Mythos SSA-50. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SL5Y has a modern feature such as DTS Virtual:X.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support

Advantages Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 over LG SL5Y

  • Built-in subwoofer

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
4.5
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
6
0
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
4
inapplicable
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Model

SL5Y
Mythos SSA-50

Brand

LG
Definitive Technology

Reviews

192
33

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
5.0

Amplification type

active
passive

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
0/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
5/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

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

89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4
13.6 x 117.5 x 10.7/5.4 x 46.2 x 4.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
15.4/34
LG SL5Y
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50
LG SL5Y
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 6Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 price