LG SL5Y vs Yamaha YAS-107 review

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Rating 5 5
LG SL5Y
vs
Yamaha YAS-107

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG SL5Y vs Yamaha YAS-107 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG SL5Y was rated 4.5, while the Yamaha YAS-107 has a rating 6.2. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the SL5Y and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-107.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that SL5Y has 2.1 and YAS-107 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 90 versus 60 according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-107. An external subwoofer connects to the SL5Y via wireless, but YAS-107 has wired connection type. Rate 8 out of 10 received the LG SL5Y for audio features and specs, but the Yamaha YAS-107 received 7 out of 10. Google Play Music service is only in the YAS-107. The YAS-107 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Both models do not have a wireless Wi-Fi interface. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG SL5Y versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Yamaha YAS-107. As in the SL5Y, so in the YAS-107 there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 6/10.

Features

The manufacturer of the YAS-107 provides a device control application. Soundbars in this review are not 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 SL5Y or YAS-107. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. DTS Virtual:X technology included in each soundbar in this review. The same score of 4/10 was put to the soundbars for multichannel surround support.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-107 over LG SL5Y

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • App control

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Common

Product

LG SL5Y
Yamaha YAS-107

Model

SL5Y
YAS-107

Brand

LG
Yamaha

Reviews

192
805

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.1
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

90
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

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
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

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

89 x 5.5 x 8.6/35. x 2.2 x 3.4
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.3/5.2
3.1/7.5
LG SL5Y
Yamaha YAS-107
LG SL5Y
Yamaha YAS-107

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 4.5
  • 6.2
  • 4.5LG SL5Y
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-107

The Yamaha YAS-107 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-107 price