The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Playbar vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 4.5. The competitors' control buttons are different: play/pause, volume up, volume down and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Playbar has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the LG SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Playbar got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Playbar.
Only the Sonos Playbar can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the SL5Y has Bluetooth support. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Playbar received a rating of 3/10 versus 6/10, respectively.
App control is available for the Playbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X.
The Sonos Playbar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sonos Playbar price