LG SL5Y vs LG SN11RG comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 7.5 for SN11RG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, 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 7.1.4 for the LG SN11RG. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y versus 770 (overall) W for the SN11RG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SN11RG 9 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Only the LG SN11RG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL5Y has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 2/1 of the LG SN11RG. 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 9/10, respectively. App control is available for the SN11RG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN11RG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN11RG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN11RG. For multichannel surround LG SL5Y got a rating of 6, and LG SN11RG 10 out of 10.