LG SN10YG vs JBL BAR 500 review

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LG SN10YG vs JBL BAR 500 comparison chart

LG SN10YG vs JBL BAR 500 review

LG SN10YG
vs
JBL BAR 500

In this article, we will talk about LG SN10YG vs JBL BAR 500 comparison. The LG SN10YG was rated 7.2, while the JBL BAR 500 has a rating 8.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone for the SN10YG and power, volume down, volume up for the BAR 500.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN10YG has 5.1.2 and BAR 500 has 5.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 570 (overall) versus 620 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SN10YG for audio features and specs, but the JBL BAR 500 received 7 out of 10.

Streaming services

The BAR 500 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SN10YG versus 1/1 HDMIs in the JBL BAR 500. As in the SN10YG, so in the BAR 500 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN10YG at 9 out of 10, while the BAR 500 was rated 10/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The SN10YG can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN10YG was rated 10/10, while the BAR 500 received a mark of 7/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN10YG over JBL BAR 500

  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages JBL BAR 500 over LG SN10YG

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
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Common

Product

LG SN10YG
JBL BAR 500

Model

SN10YG
BAR 500

Brand

LG
JBL

Reviews

7
0

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, play/pause, microphone
power, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
5.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

570 (overall)
620 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/1

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
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142.2 x 5 x 12.7/56.8 x 2.5 x 5.8
101.7x5.6x10.3/40x2.2x4

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2022
LG SN10YG
JBL BAR 500
LG SN10YG
JBL BAR 500

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.6
  • 7.2LG SN10YG
  • 8.6JBL BAR 500