LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X8500 review

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LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison chart

LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X8500 review

LG SL5Y
vs
Sony HT-X8500

The LG SL5Y vs Sony HT-X8500 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6 for HT-X8500. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. Only the Sony HT-X8500 has a built-in subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sony HT-X8500 6 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

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, the SL5Y received a rating of 7/10 versus 8/10, respectively.

Features

Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HT-X8500 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HT-X8500. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 6, and Sony HT-X8500 10 out of 10.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Sony HT-X8500

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Sony HT-X8500 over LG SL5Y

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X8500

Model

SL5Y
HT-X8500

Brand

LG
Sony

Reviews

311
138

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
power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
DTS HD, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

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
89 x 6.4 x 9.9/35.1 x 2.6 x 3.8

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
3.1/6.1

Other

Release year

2019
2020
LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X8500
LG SL5Y
Sony HT-X8500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 6Sony HT-X8500

The Sony HT-X8500 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-X8500 price

LG SL5Y competitors

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