Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG SN5Y review

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Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG SN5Y review

Yamaha SR-B20A
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 Yamaha SR-B20A vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha SR-B20A was rated 5.4, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, volume down, volume up, power, source for the SR-B20A and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 (overall) versus 400 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha SR-B20A. An external subwoofer connects to the SR-B20A via wired, but SN5Y has wireless connection type. Audio features and specs of considered models we rated 6 out of 10 in our ranking.

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. There are 0/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha SR-B20A versus 1/1 HDMIs in the LG SN5Y. As in the SR-B20A, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the SR-B20A at 7 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 8/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The LG SN5Y 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 SR-B20A or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The SR-B20A was rated 6/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha SR-B20A over LG SN5Y

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages LG SN5Y over Yamaha SR-B20A

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

Yamaha SR-B20A
LG SN5Y

Model

SR-B20A
SN5Y

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

34
168

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

volume down, volume up, power, source
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120 (overall)
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

has not
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired
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

0/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

2/0
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

1
0

Features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

94 x 12.7 x 17.7/37.5 x 5.3 x 7.3
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2020
2020
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG SN5Y
Yamaha SR-B20A
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.4
  • 6
  • 5.4Yamaha SR-B20A
  • 6LG SN5Y

Yamaha SR-B20A competitors

LG SN5Y competitors