If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the LG SL5Y vs Yamaha SR-B20A comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The LG SL5Y was rated 5, while the Yamaha SR-B20A has a rating 5.4. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 400 (overall) versus 120 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the SL5Y via wireless, but SR-B20A has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha SR-B20A received 6 out of 10.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.
Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 0/1 HDMIs in the Yamaha SR-B20A. As in the SL5Y, so in the SR-B20A there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.
The manufacturer of the SR-B20A provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SL5Y or SR-B20A. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 6/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.