It makes sense comparing Sony HT-G700 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HT-G700 has a total rating of 6.2 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input, Bluetooth and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-G700 has 3.1 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-G700 versus 500 (overall) W for the SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sony HT-G700 got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.
Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. 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 HT-G700 received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available for the SL9YG. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround Sony HT-G700 got a rating of 10, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.