I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YSP-2700 vs LG SK1 and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YSP-2700 was rated 7.6, while the LG SK1 has a rating 4.5.
Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A noticeable difference is the number of channels that YSP-2700 has 7.1 and SK1 has 2.0. These rivals can be compared in terms of power, 107 (overall) versus 40 according to devices. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YSP-2700 for audio features and specs, but the LG SK1 received 5 out of 10. The YSP-2700 can play audio from Spotify.
Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the YSP-2700. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) is implemented only in the YSP-2700. Connecting devices via USB is possible in both models. We rated the connectivity of the YSP-2700 at 8 out of 10, while the SK1 was rated 6/10. The manufacturer of the YSP-2700 provides a device control application. The Yamaha YSP-2700 equipped with a microphone. The Yamaha YSP-2700 may become part of a multiroom system.
Dolby Atmos audio decoder support is not implemented in either the YSP-2700 or SK1. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YSP-2700 was rated 6/10, while the SK1 received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.