An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SL5Y vs Yamaha SR-C20A comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 5. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, power, source, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y versus 100 (overall) W for the SR-C20A. Only the Yamaha SR-C20A has a built-in subwoofer. The LG SL5Y got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Yamaha SR-C20A 6 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL5Y has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 0/1 of the Yamaha SR-C20A. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 7/10.
App control is available for the SR-C20A. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
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 Yamaha SR-C20A 5 out of 10.