The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Yamaha YAS-207 vs LG SL5Y that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, YAS-207 has a total rating of 5,4 out of 10 versus 5 for SL5Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: input, mute, volume down, volume up, power and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. Soundbars have the same number of channels on 2.1. The output power is different and equal to 200 W for the YAS-207 versus 400 (overall) W for the SL5Y. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Soundbars do not have AirPlay support. Spotify support is available on the YAS-207.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Yamaha YAS-207 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, the YAS-207 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available for the YAS-207. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. 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. For multichannel surround Yamaha YAS-207 got a rating of 4, and LG SL5Y 6 out of 10.