LG SN5Y vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

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LG SN5Y vs VIZIO M512a-H6 comparison chart

LG SN5Y vs VIZIO M512a-H6 review

VIZIO M512a-H6

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SN5Y vs VIZIO M512a-H6 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SN5Y was rated 6, while the VIZIO M512a-H6 has a rating 5.6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up for the M512a-H6.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN5Y has 2.1 and M512a-H6 has 5.1.2. 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 6 out of 10 received the LG SN5Y for audio features and specs, but the VIZIO M512a-H6 received 8 out of 10.

Streaming services

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


Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the SN5Y, so in the M512a-H6 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 8/10. The manufacturer of the SN5Y provides a device control application. The LG SN5Y equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the M512a-H6. The M512a-H6 can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The SN5Y was rated 5/10, while the M512a-H6 received a mark of 8/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN5Y over VIZIO M512a-H6

  • App control
  • Microphone

Advantages VIZIO M512a-H6 over LG SN5Y

  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X
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