LG SN5Y vs LG SN4Y review

Votes 7 7
Rating 5 5

LG SN5Y vs LG SN4Y comparison chart

LG SN5Y vs LG SN4Y review

LG SN5Y
vs
LG SN4Y

In this article, we will talk about LG SN5Y vs LG SN4Y comparison. The LG SN5Y was rated 6, while the LG SN4Y has a rating 5.4. Soundbars have the same set of buttons - power, volume down, volume up, function.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. By the number of channels, the devices do not differ. Soundbars have the same power - 400 (overall) W. 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. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

Streaming services

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

Connectivity

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 SN4Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SN5Y at 8 out of 10, while the SN4Y was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the 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 support is not implemented in either the SN5Y or SN4Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SN5Y was rated 5/10, while the SN4Y received a mark of 6/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG SN5Y over LG SN4Y

  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG SN5Y
LG SN4Y

Model

SN5Y
SN4Y

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

168
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
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

400 (overall)
400 (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
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
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

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4
89 x 5 x 7.6/35.1 x 2.3 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.2/5.2
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN5Y
LG SN4Y
LG SN5Y
LG SN4Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 5.4
  • 6LG SN5Y
  • 5.4LG SN4Y