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