Samsung HW-R450 vs LG SL5Y review

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Samsung HW-R450 vs LG SL5Y comparison chart

Samsung HW-R450 vs LG SL5Y review

Samsung HW-R450
vs
LG SL5Y

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-R450 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-R450 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, power, source and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 200 (overall) W for the HW-R450 versus 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Samsung HW-R450 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 7 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. Only the SL5Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-R450 received a rating of 5/10 versus 7/10, 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

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-R450 got a rating of 4, and LG SL5Y 6 out of 10.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Samsung HW-R450

  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-R450
LG SL5Y

Model

HW-R450
SL5Y

Brand

Samsung
LG

Reviews

1577
311

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

200 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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

0/0
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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5 x 5/35.7 x 2.1 x 2.7
89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

1.3/3.3
2.3/5.2

Other

Release year

2019
2019
Samsung HW-R450
LG SL5Y
Samsung HW-R450
LG SL5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 5
  • 4Samsung HW-R450
  • 5LG SL5Y

The LG SL5Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL5Y price

Samsung HW-R450 competitors

LG SL5Y competitors