LG SN6Y vs LG SN5Y review

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Rating 5 5

LG SN6Y vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

LG SN6Y vs LG SN5Y review

LG SN6Y
vs
LG SN5Y

If you have already decided that you want to buy a new soundbar, but still don’t know what exactly you want, the LG SN6Y vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The LG SN6Y was rated 6.2, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. 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. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SN6Y has 3.1 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 420 (overall) versus 400 (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 7 out of 10 received the LG SN6Y for audio features and specs, but the LG SN5Y received 6 out of 10.

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 SN6Y, so in the SN5Y 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.

Features

Both devices have integrated voice control via Google Assistant. 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

Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the SN6Y or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The same score of 5/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

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Common

Product

LG SN6Y
LG SN5Y

Model

SN6Y
SN5Y

Brand

LG
LG

Reviews

87
168

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

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
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

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
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 Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG SN6Y
LG SN5Y
LG SN6Y
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.2LG SN6Y
  • 6LG SN5Y

LG SN6Y competitors

LG SN5Y competitors