Bose Soundbar 700 vs LG SL5Y review

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Bose Soundbar 700
vs
LG SL5Y

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Bose Soundbar 700 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Soundbar 700 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 4.5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: microphone and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Bose Soundbar 700 has 3.0 versus 2.1 for the LG SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The Soundbar 700 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the SL5Y - wireless. The Bose Soundbar 700 got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL5Y 8 for its audio features and specs. Both models do not support Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the Soundbar 700.

Connectivity

Only the Bose Soundbar 700 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Bose Soundbar 700 has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL5Y. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 6/10. App control is available for the Soundbar 700. A built-in microphone is present only on the Soundbar 700. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. The SL5Y supports DTS Virtual:X. For multichannel surround Bose Soundbar 700 got a rating of 2, and LG SL5Y 4 out of 10.

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Common

Product

Bose Soundbar 700
LG SL5Y

Model

Soundbar 700
SL5Y

Brand

Bose
LG

Reviews

344
128

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

microphone
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

0
1

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Pandora,Tuneln, Deezer, iHeart, SiriusXM
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, 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

97.8 x 5.6 x 10.6 /38.5 x 2.2 x 4.2
89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

4.5/10.5
2.3/5.2
Bose Soundbar 700
LG SL5Y
Bose Soundbar 700
LG SL5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 4.5
  • 6.6Bose Soundbar 700
  • 4.5LG SL5Y

The Bose Soundbar 700 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Bose Soundbar 700 price