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 Bose TV Speaker comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. Both soundbars received a score of 5 in our ranking.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and TV Speaker has 3.0. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer connects to the SL5Y via wireless, but TV Speaker has wired connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Bose TV Speaker received 5 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 1/0 HDMIs in the Bose TV Speaker. As in the SL5Y, so in the TV Speaker 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.
None of these soundbars can be controlled using the app. 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 TV Speaker. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SL5Y was rated 6/10, while the TV Speaker received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.