LG SL5Y vs LG SN6Y review

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LG SL5Y vs LG SN6Y comparison chart

LG SL5Y vs LG SN6Y review

LG SL5Y
vs
LG SN6Y

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SL5Y vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SL5Y has a total rating of 5 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The set of control buttons for competitors is the same and is: power, volume down, volume up, function.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SL5Y has 2.1 versus 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y versus 420 (overall) W for the SN6Y. 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.

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. 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 SN6Y. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN6Y. 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 LG SL5Y got a rating of 6, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN6Y over LG SL5Y

  • App control
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
LG SN6Y

Model

SL5Y
SN6Y

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

311
69

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
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
420 (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

1/1
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

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
DTS Digital Surround

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
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2019
2020
LG SL5Y
LG SN6Y
LG SL5Y
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 6.2
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 6.2LG SN6Y

The LG SN6Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN6Y price

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LG SN6Y competitors