LG SN11RG vs Denon DHT-S517 review

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LG SN11RG vs Denon DHT-S517 review

LG SN11RG
vs
Denon DHT-S517

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN11RG vs Denon DHT-S517 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SN11RG has a total rating of 7.5 out of 10 versus 5.4 for DHT-S517. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG SN11RG has 7.1.4 versus 3.1.2 for the Denon DHT-S517. The output power is different and equal to 770 (overall) W for the SN11RG versus 40 (overall) W for the DHT-S517. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SN11RG got our rating of 9 out of 10, and the Denon DHT-S517 5 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the LG SN11RG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SN11RG has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the Denon DHT-S517. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the SN11RG received a rating of 9/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN11RG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN11RG. For multichannel surround LG SN11RG got a rating of 10, and Denon DHT-S517 7 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN11RG over Denon DHT-S517

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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Common

Product

LG SN11RG
Denon DHT-S517

Model

SN11RG
DHT-S517

Brand

LG
Denon

Reviews

19
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, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

7.1.4
3.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

770 (overall)
40 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

2
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

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
has not

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)
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
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
DTS

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
78x4.4x7/35.4x2.1x3.2

Weight, kg/pounds

6.8/15.9
2.5/5.5

Other

Release year

2020
2021
LG SN11RG
Denon DHT-S517
LG SN11RG
Denon DHT-S517

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 5.4
  • 7.5LG SN11RG
  • 5.4Denon DHT-S517