Yamaha YAS-209 vs LG SN5Y review

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Yamaha YAS-209 vs LG SN5Y comparison chart

Yamaha YAS-209 vs LG SN5Y review

Yamaha YAS-209
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-209 vs LG SN5Y comparison is here to offer you two decent solutions. The Yamaha YAS-209 was rated 6.4, 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-209 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-209 has 2.0 and SN5Y has 2.1. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 200 versus 400 (overall) according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. 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-209 can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YAS-209. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs are in each of soundbars. As in the YAS-209, 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 YAS-209 at 7 out of 10, while the SN5Y was rated 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-209 or SN5Y. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-209 was rated 6/10, while the SN5Y received a mark of 5/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-209 over LG SN5Y

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-209
LG SN5Y

Model

YAS-209
SN5Y

Brand

Yamaha
LG

Reviews

693
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

200
400 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

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)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
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

93 x 6.2 x 10.9/36.6 x 2.5 x 4.2
88.9 x 5 x 7.6/35 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.7/6
2.2/5.2

Other

Release year

2019
2020
Yamaha YAS-209
LG SN5Y
Yamaha YAS-209
LG SN5Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.4Yamaha YAS-209
  • 6LG SN5Y

The Yamaha YAS-209 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Yamaha YAS-209 price

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