The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN10YG vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SN10YG has a total rating of 7.2 out of 10 versus 5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN10YG has 5.1.2 versus 2.1 for the LG SL5Y. The output power is different and equal to 570 (overall) W for the SN10YG versus 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN10YG got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 7 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the LG SN10YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN10YG has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the SN10YG received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN10YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN10YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN10YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN10YG. For multichannel surround LG SN10YG got a rating of 10, and LG SL5Y 6 out of 10.