Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SN5Y review

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Yamaha YAS-109 vs LG SN5Y review

Yamaha YAS-109
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 YAS-109 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-109 was rated 6.8, while the LG SN5Y has a rating 6. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, input, microphone for the YAS-109 and power, volume down, volume up, function for the SN5Y.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YAS-109 has 2.0 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 120 versus 400 (overall) according to devices. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-109. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-109 via wired and wireless, 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 YAS-109 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-109. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-109, so in the SN5Y there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 8/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are 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 YAS-109 or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-109 was rated 6/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-109 over LG SN5Y

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages LG SN5Y over Yamaha YAS-109

  • Separate subwoofer in package
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-109
LG SN5Y

Model

YAS-109
SN5Y

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

671
141

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, input, microphone
power, volume down, volume up, function

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
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 (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

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

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

89 x 5.3 x 13.1/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

3.4/7.5
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-109
LG SN5Y
Yamaha YAS-109
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.8Yamaha YAS-109
  • 6LG SN5Y

The Yamaha YAS-109 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-109 price

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