The LG SL5Y vs VIZIO SB46514-F6 comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.6 for SB46514-F6. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 5.1.4 for the VIZIO SB46514-F6. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the VIZIO SB46514-F6 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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. App control is available for the SB46514-F6. A built-in microphone is present only on the SB46514-F6. Multi-room is only available for the VIZIO SB46514-F6.
Only the SB46514-F6 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 6, and VIZIO SB46514-F6 7 out of 10.