LG SL5Y vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

LG SL5Y vs Polk Audio Command Bar comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio Command Bar
6.6
4
10

LG SL5Y vs Polk Audio Command Bar review

LG SL5Y
vs
Polk Audio Command Bar

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SL5Y vs Polk Audio Command Bar that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.6 for Command Bar. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, microphone, action, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y versus 160 (overall) W for the Command Bar. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Polk Audio Command Bar 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the Command Bar.

Connectivity

Both models do not have WI-FI support. 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 7/10. Compared soundbars have no app control. A built-in microphone is present only on the Command Bar. Multi-room is only available for the Polk Audio Command Bar.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 6, and Polk Audio Command Bar 5 out of 10.

Advantages Polk Audio Command Bar over LG SL5Y

  • Spotify support
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Polk Audio Command Bar

Model

SL5Y
Command Bar

Brand

LG
Polk Audio

Reviews

311
1414

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, function
volume down, volume up, microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
160 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround

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
110 x 5 x 10.1/43.3 x 2.1 x 4.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
1.8/4.9

Other

Release year

2019
2018
LG SL5Y
Polk Audio Command Bar
LG SL5Y
Polk Audio Command Bar

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.6
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 6.6Polk Audio Command Bar

The Polk Audio Command Bar is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Polk Audio Command Bar price

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