LG SL5Y vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

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Rating 5 5

LG SL5Y vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison chart

Overall
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
7.6
4
10

LG SL5Y vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 review

LG SL5Y
vs
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The LG SL5Y vs Bose Smart Soundbar 300 comparison shows that these models have some important differences and common features. The LG SL5Y was rated 5, while the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 has a rating 7.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and microphone, action for the Smart Soundbar 300.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and Smart Soundbar 300 has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SL5Y via wireless, but Smart Soundbar 300 has wired and wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 300 received 5 out of 10. The Smart Soundbar 300 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Smart Soundbar 300. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose Smart Soundbar 300. As in the SL5Y, so in the Smart Soundbar 300 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the SL5Y at 7 out of 10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 was rated 8/10. The manufacturer of the Smart Soundbar 300 provides a device control application. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 equipped with a microphone. The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 may become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or Smart Soundbar 300. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SL5Y was rated 6/10, while the Smart Soundbar 300 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Bose Smart Soundbar 300

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Bose Smart Soundbar 300 over LG SL5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • App control
  • Microphone
  • Multi-room support
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Model

SL5Y
Smart Soundbar 300

Brand

LG
Bose

Reviews

311
79

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
microphone, action

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

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
wired, wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
66 x 5 x 10.1/26.5 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
3.6/8

Other

Release year

2019
2020
LG SL5Y
Bose Smart Soundbar 300
LG SL5Y
Bose Smart Soundbar 300

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 7.6
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 7.6Bose Smart Soundbar 300

The Bose Smart Soundbar 300 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Smart Soundbar 300 price

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