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 8 for SL9YG.
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.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.
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. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.
Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. For multichannel surround Bose Solo 5 got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.