l would like to share my experience after comparing and testing two soundbars – LG SL5Y vs VIZIO SB4451-C0. The LG SL5Y was rated 4.5, while the VIZIO SB4451-C0 has a rating 6.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up for the SB4451-C0.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and SB4451-C0 has 5.1. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 8 out of 10 in our ranking. Google Play Music service is only in the SB4451-C0. The SB4451-C0 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the SB4451-C0. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 1/0 HDMIs in the VIZIO SB4451-C0. As in the SL5Y, so in the SB4451-C0 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SL5Y at 6 out of 10, while the SB4451-C0 was rated 8/10.
The manufacturer of the SB4451-C0 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or SB4451-C0. 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. The SL5Y was rated 4/10, while the SB4451-C0 received a mark of 2/10 for multichannel surround.
The VIZIO SB4451-C0 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check VIZIO SB4451-C0 price