Bose Solo 5 vs LG SL9YG review

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Rating 5 5
Bose Solo 5
vs
LG SL9YG

It makes sense comparing Bose Solo 5 vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Solo 5 has a total rating of 4 out of 10 versus 7.4 for SL9YG.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Solo 5 has 2.0 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Bose Solo 5 got our rating of 5 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.

Connectivity

Only the LG SL9YG can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Solo 5 received a rating of 3/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the SL9YG. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support.

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Common

Product

Bose Solo 5
LG SL9YG

Model

Solo 5
SL9YG

Brand

Bose
LG

Reviews

4179
21

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

has not
power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
4.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

has not
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

0/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
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 Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

21.6 x 2.8 x 3.4/54.9 x7 x 8.6
121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

1.7/3.7
6.3/13.9
Bose Solo 5
LG SL9YG
Bose Solo 5
LG SL9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4
  • 7.4
  • 4Bose Solo 5
  • 7.4LG SL9YG

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price