LG SL5Y vs Bose TV Speaker review

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LG SL5Y vs Bose TV Speaker comparison chart

LG SL5Y vs Bose TV Speaker review

LG SL5Y
vs
Bose TV Speaker

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.

Audio features

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.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. The units in this comparison do not support Spotify.

Connectivity

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.

Features

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.

Multichannel surround

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.

Advantages LG SL5Y over Bose TV Speaker

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Bose TV Speaker

Model

SL5Y
TV Speaker

Brand

LG
Bose

Reviews

311
591

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
has not

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

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
1/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Virtual:X
has not

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
58.4 x 5 x 10.1/23.4 x 2.2 x 4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
3.1/7.7

Other

Release year

2019
2020
LG SL5Y
Bose TV Speaker
LG SL5Y
Bose TV Speaker

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5LG SL5Y
  • 5Bose TV Speaker

The LG SL5Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL5Y price

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