LG SN5Y vs Denon DHT-S517 review

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LG SN5Y vs Denon DHT-S517 review

Denon DHT-S517

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - LG SN5Y vs Denon DHT-S517 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, SN5Y has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 5.4 for DHT-S517. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function 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 SN5Y has 2.1 versus 3.1.2 for the Denon DHT-S517. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the SN5Y 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 SN5Y got our rating of 6 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.


Both models do not have WI-FI support. 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. For connectivity, the SN5Y received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SN5Y. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the DHT-S517 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround LG SN5Y got a rating of 5, and Denon DHT-S517 7 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN5Y over Denon DHT-S517

  • Microphone

Advantages Denon DHT-S517 over LG SN5Y

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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