Top Best 15 LG Sound Bar Options: Sound Bar Speakers in November 2021

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LG - 2.1 Channel Soundbar with DTS Virtual:X - Black
Description

Add more sound where you need it. Give movie night a boost with sound that envelopes you. This sound bar plus subwoofer with 2.1 channels delivers great audio quality in a minimalist design. An ideal sound bar to match TVs 40” and up.

6 Features
  • Carbon Woofer for a High Fidelity Sound: LG Sound Bar SN4A was engineered to produce clear sound with no distortion. Especially, carbon diaphragm in speaker woofer unit assures excellent sound clarity.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Music, movies and even the news all have different audio profiles. LG Sound Bar SN4A featuring Adaptive Sound Control identifies what's being played and automatically adjusts the sound mode to create the ideal audio experience.
  • Wireless Subwoofer: Feel the beat with the powerful LG Sound Bar SN4A wireless subwoofer - convenient and easy to install, it pumps out 200 watts.
  • Versatile Bluetooth Connectivity: LG Sound Bar SN4A has various inputs and convenient options such as Optical and Bluetooth®.
  • TV Sound Sync: LG Sound Bar SN4A be simply connected to your LG TV via Bluetooth® and optical. Enjoy more plentiful TV sound with a simple connection.
  • DTS Virtual:X: Hear every detail. Transform any movie, TV show or playlist into an immersive, multidimensional audio experience. DTS Virtual:X envelops the listener with Virtual Height and Virtual Surround channels, plus enhanced bass and crystal-clear dialogue.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Shawnie, 10 out of 10
    Husband Happy

    My husband Love the sound bar, sometimes I think the base box is something from outside. Great sound quality

    Oct 27, 2021 09:16
  • Review by agut123, 8 out of 10
    Quality Sound Bar

    Great sound, not as loud as you’d expect but still great quality sound

    Nov 01, 2021 08:31
  • Review by Cordcutter2020, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value

    For the price this sound bar is a great value. It has ample bass response and the treble has considerable range. Enough so that movie dialog can be clear. This may not be audiophile equipment but it will bring a room to life where movies are concerned for an acceptable ptice. Certainly preferable to any factory TV I've heard. ARC support through hdmi allows your TV remote to control the sound bar volume.

    Nov 12, 2021 19:15
  • 9.4score
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    LG - 3.1-Channel 420W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and DTS Virtual:X - Black
    Description

    Optimize your home entertainment setup with this LG wireless soundbar. The integrated Bluetooth technology allows seamless pairing with your TV and subwoofer, while the high-resolution audio enhances your nightly movie-watching and music-listening experience. This LG wireless soundbar has HDMI, optical and USB ports for direct connection to external devices.

    13 Features
  • Compatible with wireless rear speaker: Upgrade to a truly cinematic surround audio experience with the SPK8-S optional kit (sold separately).
  • 420W total power (80W (45W+35W) x two front and 40W center; 220W subwoofer): Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games, and music.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96kHz): Sounds closer to the real thing. Higher sampling rates and bit depth provide sound quality that surpasses CDs. Enjoy stunning 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution - closer to the original sound.
  • Wireless subwoofer: Enjoy deep, powerful bass.
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.
  • DTS Virtual:X technology: Offers theater-like sound effects.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Adaptive sound control: The soundbar automatically adjusts the sound level to create an ideal audio experience.
  • Inputs: Features one optical, one HDMI 1.4, and one USB inputs.
  • Outputs: Boasts one HDMI 1.4 ARC output.
  • Remote control: Enables simple operation from distance. Also compatible with a TV remote.
  • Smartphone Remote app: Allows controlling and streaming to the soundbar system with an Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Optical cable included: You can get cinematic sound in your home within minutes.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Soundbar, 8 out of 10
    Problems with subwoofer

    The subwoofer was going in and out but my bf just figured it was an interference issue because it was next to the wifi box and too close to the sound bar. We put it in the floor and it hasn’t messed up since. But it’s not aesthetically pleasing to me. I rather it sit on top of my entertainment center with no issues.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:44
  • Review by JLA0341, 10 out of 10
    Premium sound at a moderate price.

    This is a great soundbar to pair with any LG television. I have mine paired with my 75 Nano 90, and the sound is amazing. You're not going to throw a concert with this but it would definitely fill a large room with very clear sound. I have mine paired with the LG SPK8-S surround sound speakers, which creates amazing 5.1 immersive experience. I would say this is definitely worth the money. Although you can get much better Sound Bars at much higher prices, I think this will do just about everything you need. Oh, I didn't mention the base. The wireless subwoofer gives off very clear and precise Bass which totally enhances the audio experience. Overall the system it's constructed well with quality materials. Not much plastic at all. And includes mounts with mounting template which makes it very easy to wall mount. Connection options include HDMI ARC, Optical, and Bluetooth. You could also use LG Smart sync. I definitely recommend this unit to someone who wants a nice big Soundbar with great sound add at a moderate price.

    Feb 13, 2021 02:25
  • Review by Louis, 10 out of 10
    Easy setup, great features, perfect price!

    Sound this good used to mean a whole day of tinkering setup frustrations. Now, with HDMI-CEC and ARC technologies, you can be up and running in minutes!

    This soundbar turns on and off along with my game console, television, and streaming box. With AI Sound Pro, my content always sounds it’s best.

    The default 3.1 configuration sounds so good, I may have to pickup the optional rear surround kit to make this a 5.1 system!

    Helpful tips to help you maximize your setup out of the box:

    Enable HDMI CEC on all connected devices (sometimes called Simplink or by other trade names, or more generically as HDMI control, this technology controls sleep/wake and auto-negotiates input, passes remote commands such as volume and mute, and is the secret sauce that lets it all work seamlessly!)

    Make sure your devices can output bitstream audio for highest quality, or at least PCM

    Connect the HDMI Out on this soundbar to the HDMI ARC port on your television (this allows for the best sound quality with this system, and allows all HDMI devices connected to your TV to use your TV as an audio selector switch)

    And that’s basically it! Plug in the sound bar to power, then the sub, and you’re ready to rock!!!

    Dec 23, 2020 06:22
  • Review by rick, 6 out of 10
    LG - 3.1-Channel 420W Soundbar Wireless Subwoofer

    ITEM JUST AS DESCRIBED.PERFECT TRANSACTION. Works Great.

    Could have a lot better sound for the price.

    Jan 22, 2021 20:00
  • Review by Corey, 10 out of 10
    Very happy with it

    Some major points. Sounds great. Bass isn't annoying. Does come with mounts. You just need anchors and screws to center it under the TV. It comes with small screws to attach the bar to the mount tho. Don't lose those. Its comes with a perfect paper template to make your holes. Make sure the paper is perfectly flat to the wall before drilling. Drill right through the paper. Also it DOES Bluetooth music. It does not have Alexa or Google. Or voice control. But for $250 this thing is awesome. Set up is very easy. Plug in the hdmi to your ARC hdmi outlet on your TV. And plug in power cord. The subwoofer is just a power cord. It has a pairing button but should just automatically connect. Enjoy

    Feb 06, 2021 10:52
  • Review by lindacarol6, 10 out of 10
    Great sound! Super easy to set up and use!

    I am not an audiophile-in fact I had convinced myself that sound quality did not matter if you were watching TV. I was wrong! This soundbar and subwoofer were packaged well. Never having wireless anything before (other than my tablet and computer) I was a little surprised and worried about the 'extras' in the box. I had not reason to be concerned. The installation and setup were well explained in the instructions and were very easy. I am totally blown away by the ease of use, the intuitiveness of use and the sound quality. We have an LG TV and the integration with it was seamless. The sound bar is unobtrusive, but the sound is clear, crisp. The wireless subwoofer really packs a punch. The remote is easy to use. We watch everything with the sound system on now - from game shows to the news to moveis and sports. It really makes a difference and we are truly enjoying out viewing-listening experience! “I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review”

    Oct 15, 2020 22:05
  • Review by WWH50, 10 out of 10
    LG Speaker

    Sounds great!

    Easy set up.

    Love that it has the numbers to tell what setting sound is on because our Bose in the other room doesn’t do that.

    Also had a Great price and we saved $30 buying it in a Bundle with the TV!

    Mar 11, 2021 10:12
  • Review by LGSoundbar, 10 out of 10
    Nice LG Soundbar at agreat price!

    Nice LG Soundbar. Great deal on an open-box item.

    Dialogue in Movies is very clear, and bass from the woofer brings the big screen to life.

    I now need to source the additional wireless rear speakers to make the set-up complete.

    Feb 12, 2021 17:30
  • 8.8score
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    LG
    LG - 2.1 Channel 300W Soundbar System with 6" Subwoofer - Black
    Description

    Only at Best BuyAdd booming audio to your home theater with this LG Electronics 2.1-channel 300W speaker kit. The lightweight carbon diaphragm reduces distortion for clean, crisp audio, while Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts settings for optimal quality. This LG Electronics 2.1-channel 300W speaker kit comes with a wireless subwoofer for intense bass.

    10 Features
  • Compatible with other LG music components: Works with other LG products like the SPK8-S (sold separately) to complete your audio experience.
  • 300W total system power (50W x 2; 200W subwoofer): Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • 6" subwoofer: Efficiently transmits bass energy to the room for powerful, tight dynamic bass response.
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Sleek appearance: Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.
  • Inputs: Include Toslink and USB type A.
  • Remote control: Enables simple operation from a distance.
  • Supports a variety of file formats: Including WMA, MP3 and LPCM, so you can enjoy your favorite media.
  • Wall-mountable: With the included bracket.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by nautec, 8 out of 10
    Decent Soundbar for the pricepoint

    The LG SL4Y 2.1 Soundbar with wireless subwoofer is an interesting soundbar. It has some good features and some questionable features.

    From a sound perspective, the soundbar has four modes: Bass Boost, Cinema, ASC (Automatic Sound Control), and Standard. After trying all the sound modes for various video sources such as Netflix, Plex, Playstation Vue, Xbox One Gaming, and Bluetooth music through Pandora and Spotify, I now have it on Cinema mode exclusively. The other modes either have the spoken voice too low or is very dull in my opinion. In Cinema mode, everything sounds great. The Soundbar has a small display that tells you the volume which is great feature that other soundbars tend to overlook. The soundbar has no problem being cranked up to a loud volume and still maintain a vibrant clarity and stability. The subwoofer while fills in the ambiance and does a good job, at times feels like it could have been more. If you were expecting a home theatre quality of low frequencies, you may be disappointed but for the average home movie viewer, this will make movies much more enjoyable over your standard TV speakers. The soundbar works well in small to medium rooms but does require some cranking up of volume to fill out a large living room.

    I am not using a LG TV so I cannot speak to how it pairs with an LG TV nor do I have the optional surround rear speakers. Setup had a few annoying things that frustrated me out of the box. Having various Toslink cables lying around, I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out why none of them would connect to the soundbar. Apparently, LG has recessed the optical input port a bit which makes Toslink cables with larger grip points to not fit in the Optical Input port. If this is your scenario, you will be stuck using the very thin supplied optical cable by LG. So you will have to be sure that if you need another optical cable, you have to choose a low profile Toslink cable. The included wall mounts have this amazing feature which places the soundbar about half an inch away from the wall allowing me to run all the TV wires behind the soundbar. Since I do not have fancy options of running wires in-wall, the gap between the soundbar and wall allows me to just drop the wires straight down and not have to interfere with the mounting of the soundbar. The subwoofer linked up with the soundbar instantly and I was setup, mounted to the wall, and ready to watch a movie in less than 30 minutes.

    From a connectivity standpoint, you are very limited on connection options. This soundbar only has optical input, USB, and Bluetooth. There is no HDMI passthrough. In order to get the sound properly going to the soundbar, you may have to play around with your TV sound settings and the media device sound settings. I have noticed that Amazon FireTV Cube will only work if you choose a specific sound output, therefore before you go crazy trying to figure out if the soundbar sound is cutting out or not, make sure you play around with your media sound source options.

    Overall, if you are looking for an improvement over your TV speakers, this will do a wonderful job at the price point. If you were to pay more, you would gain Dolby Atmos, 3.1, 5.1 surround capabilities but that does have a significant price jump for those features.

    Sep 01, 2019 10:39
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Love it!!!!

    Absolutely love this sound bar. Once I connected it to my TV, now it makes the TV sound like a theater or club. Lol

    Jul 10, 2020 22:00
  • Review by Mydrone1, 10 out of 10
    Suround sound

    Excellent overall item, is just right for what I need it, makes movies sound great, will look forward to enjoy for many years to coke

    Mar 12, 2021 17:37
  • Review by Macmac, 10 out of 10
    Best Value for your money!

    Got this sound bar with wireless subwoofer on sale for 149. It it’s still on sale & if you are considering it, do it! You can’t beat the price on this system as the cinema Dolby sound quality is great! Bass is booming, highs are good enough in my dining room. Paired up with my LG 55 inch tv perfectly. My fire stick remote controls the volume and power with ease.

    Feb 16, 2021 20:08
  • Review by v4Win, 10 out of 10
    LG Nailed It On Cinematic sound experience

    Pros:

    I have BOSE Sound Bar at home which i got couple of years of back. Before buying BOSE i tried many brands sound bars like LG, Samsung etc. But I was not happy with those because for me Dialogue Clarity is more important when i am watching movies, usually many sound bars just keep their focus on songs and sounds part but not on Dialogues except BOSE, but again not all BOSE products good on dialogue part. You maybe wondering why i am talking about BOSE here, Yes I have to do that, Because now the time has come to beat it. I am very happy with the current LG Sound Bar with Subwoofer. The Cinematic mode is simply superb, Some how i like this mode for songs, Sounds and Dialogues. What a change in LG in just few years. Dialogue clarity while matching movie is top natch. This is BEST for People who wants to use it for watching movies on TV.If you want to use only for audio music then this is not superior for sure compare to other big ones, But again, if you want best superior audio quality just for audio songs purpose you have to spend minimum north of 8 or 9 hundred dollars. Considering the price, I would surely recommend this product for everyone who wants best Cinematic Sound experience.

    CONS:

    Non Cinematic modes like BASS etc... are not that great. Just Good. But again you need think price point as well when you are comparing with other ones.

    Let me focus on What is Inside the box and Installation Setup.

    1) Sound Bar

    2) SubWoofer

    3) All required Cables Including Optical Cable.

    4) Remote and Batteries needed for the remote.

    5) Wall mount brackets and screws with simple mounting instructions guide.

    6) Simple user friendly manual - Very easy to read and understand.

    7) You can do Installation in less than 10-15 Mins. Very easy setup.

    8) Very Easy Auto pairing.

    9 ) Super fast bluetooth connection. No interruptions. I used bluetooth to play songs from my phone.

    My Final verdict : Just Go for it. You will like it. I will be happy if my review helps you to pick your choice :).

    Aug 27, 2019 15:16
  • Review by JAM5, 10 out of 10
    Awesomesauce

    Works GREAT with my LG tv, I really like that it is Bluetooth, which allows me the opportunity to leave my older system connected with the optical audio wire. I added surround sound and it is awesome! So much fun watching, golf, basketball, movies, etc!

    Jul 10, 2021 15:01
  • Review by DavidJr, 8 out of 10
    Better than most 40" TV speakers

    This sound bar is super easy to set up and sounds pretty decent. Which is a good thing since the included “Simple Manual” is super simple. Reasonable deduction led me to figuring out what the plastic things with stickers were, the elevated feet. If you want to know more about the device, like how to disable the auto power off and that there is an app for additional settings, Music Flow Bluetooth, go to the LG support page.

    This soundbar is limited with inputs of optical, Bluetooth and USB so any other input methods must go through your TV. The optical cable is included and is the best option for connection. If you have a recent LG TV it can use LG TV Sync over optical or Bluetooth. It was instantly recognized on my 2016 TV and controls the volume of the TV, but every time I change the speaker function to something else, it changes the TV settings to internal and then asks to turn it back when returned. Bluetooth is the same way, completely turned off the moment the function is changed, so you have to reconnect any device that was using it. The USB port allows you to plug in a thumb drive and play music directly and I was surprised at just how quick it loads MP3 files. I don’t think my PC even loads them that fast.

    The LCD display on the front only displays 5 characters, but provides enough info even if it requires it to scroll by, like the filename of an MP3. It’s bright enough to see in a well lit room and dims where it is barely noticeable in a dark room after 15 seconds.

    Though not listed on the Best Buy page, the dimensions are about the width of a 40” TV at 35.1" x 2.3" x 3.4", this is without the extended feet, wall brackets or power cord. The power cord isn’t recessed in any way, so it makes it about 3.75” deep and the extended feet help raise it above a thin TV plate, giving it about 0.75” clearance making it about 3” tall. The wall brackets are just a bit longer to allow for room to run the cables but you need your own screws to install in a wall. The subwoofer is 6.8" x 15.4" x 10.3" and only needs power, so can be hidden behind a couch or table. It has an interesting black carbon fiber laminate on the box and cloth front. Sometimes when first turning on, there is a delay of about 30 seconds for the subwoofer to kick on. Kind of a thing with anything wireless though.

    Sold separately, you can add the SPK8-S two channel wireless rear speakers for added surround. However, I do not have those to test out and curious as there is a setting to turn off the surround sound which allows for original sound. So by default it is filling sound to the rear speakers, but disabling it will provide the true cinema sound if available.

    Overall, not a bad speaker system, as it is better than most built in TV sound systems. However, I feel there's still room for improvements.

    Aug 27, 2019 20:42
  • Review by MYBAR, 10 out of 10
    LG Soundbar

    GREAT SOUNDBAR, AND WOOFER! Sounds AWWESOME!My friend is getting one ALSO now, after hearing mine. Lol! It's GREAT!

    May 03, 2021 04:46
  • 8.8score
    LG - 3.1.2-Channel 440W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos with Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Take your home theater system to the next level with this LG SN8YG 3.2.1 channel Hi-Res Audio soundbar. Dolby Atmos and DTS-X sound technologies provide a richer, more realistic listening experience, and the built-in Google Assistant provides hands-free control over your audio system. This LG SN8YG 3.2.1 channel HiRes- Audio soundbar features integrated Chromecast for effortless streaming.

    8 Features
  • Google Assistant built-in: Control your sound bar, entertainment center and connected home using nothing but your voice.
  • Dolby Atmos: Pairs with up-firing height channels so you hear every note, every sound and every word in stunning clarity.
  • 4K & HDR pass-through: Ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI* connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu-ray player or streaming device.
  • 440W total system power: Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): Provides sound quality that surpasses CDs. Enjoy stunning 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • 24-bit upsampling: Automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio.
  • Wireless surround sound: Delivers audio from behind for greater depth and immersive surround sound.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Provides range and reliability to wirelessly connect your LG sound bar to your tablet, phone or other device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Icaras, 8 out of 10
    Solid Dolby Atmos Sound Bar that is Simple To Use

    The SN8YG is a 3.1.2 sound bar that supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and also uses Meridian Audio to help fine-tune LG’s sound bars with advanced signal processing. The SPK8-S speaker kit expands the SN8YG to a true 5.1.2 system. Setting up the additional speakers was seamless and instant. No issues here.

    It sports the same exact design and dimensions from last year, which is a sleek, brushed dark gray metal aluminum finish that perfectly matches LG's 2019-2020 OLED TVs. The SN8YG measures 41.7” long, 2.2” tall and 4.7” deep. The metal grill finely wraps around the sides in smoothly rounded edges, while discreet, touch buttons line horizontally on the top. The remote is also quite simple to use with large buttons.

    eARC support is new for the SN8YG, and allows it to receive lossless content straight from a Dolby Atmos supported TV, as well as any other connected devices to that TV. I’m happy to say it works perfectly.

    The SN8YG is also Google Voice and Chromecast compatible. I'm not a Google user myself but the 'LG Wi-Fi Speaker' app for iOS or Android is where the SN8YG can be remotely controlled and where firmware updates are downloaded. This requires a Wi-Fi connection, although the app seems quite lackluster and poor in quality, considering it's 1.5 star review for iOS.

    Sound quality is amazing and detailed with a very convincing sound field. In Blade Runner 2049, the rooftop rain scene where K and Joi are having a moment, occasional drops of water falling on metal from above the frame are produced only in the up firing drivers and gives a sense of added height into the scene. As for the low end, the subwoofer is impressive and punchy. ‘The Outpost’ precisely jolts you with every single round being fired from atop the Hum-Vee mounted machine guns. Mortor rounds and RPG explosions sound rich and powerful yet the low end doesn’t mask or muddy the mix.

    I’ve always had problems with the center channel in past LG sound bars, but it's definitely much improved here, although the problem is still slightly apparent in older content, while newer movies and TV shows are very clear. The most balanced sound field comes from Dolby Atmos content. Castlevania on Netflix is audio nirvana. The dialogue is crisp and untampered with, while bone crunches, whip snaps, magic summons, and crumbling rock are discreetly sent to the proper channels.

    The SN8YG is a solid Dolby Atmos sound bar that is very simple to use. I highly recommend it for home theater sound. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.

    Oct 21, 2020 15:34
  • Review by Cletus, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound, small package.

    I purchased this unit because of space restrictions. I spent months researching which brand and model was best, as I'm quite an audiophile coming from a 9.1.2 THX Onkyo home theater.

    I wanted a top tier model but could not fit it in my new apartment. I decided to give this a try since it had respectable reviews and fit within my size restrictions. When I first turned it on and tested with Dolby Atmos content I was blown away that this sound could come from such a small sound bar. Atmos works excellently and it's very hard to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. Fills the room no problem and has deep, rumbling bass. I paired this with the rear surround speakers and while it's no THX system, it's more than satisfying for the price and size. I had no issues with setup, and it works flawlessly with my LG TV.

    Dec 18, 2020 13:59
  • Review by Specmoc, 8 out of 10
    Spot on

    This soundbar is spot on !! The sound is super clear and clean. Could be louder but loud enough. The height speakers (atmos) really do make a difference in the sounds coming from above and the left and right surrounds also do a good job of broadening the sound stage!

    Jul 09, 2021 18:25
  • Review by Bronenosets, 8 out of 10
    Nice general purpose sound bar

    The sound is good. Crisp, nice bass, does not distort at high volumes. There isn't much in the area of surround sound, so if you're a gamer, looking for Atmos effects, forget it. For normal people however, this is a very nice overall unit, for both movies and music. Price is high, so get it if it's on sale.

    May 07, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Ultraman, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    I was amazed by the sound of this bar. I had an old 6.1 Bose and replaced it with the LG. I was amazed by how powerful the sound that was coming from the sound bar. I bought an LG CX with and had Dolby Atmos and Vision content playing and it was amazing.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:04
  • Review by mattlee23, 8 out of 10
    worth the buy

    this lg soundbar sounds great with my new oled lg 4k tv. love the sound quality when i'm watching movies like star wars, avengers and other action movies

    Jul 20, 2021 20:49
  • Review by Patrick, 10 out of 10
    Would recommend!

    The sound bar is an awesome addition to our TV. Love listening to music as well. The only con I have is the Bluetooth disconnects everytime we turn the TV off. It's easy to reconnect but an inconvenience when you just want to sit and relax right away.

    Would recommend this to a friend.

    Mar 25, 2021 21:52
  • Review by Yaucano, 10 out of 10
    Love my soundbar from lg

    Quality sound and extremely easy too use. Love how it makes the entire room shake

    Aug 10, 2021 21:52
  • 8.8score
    LG - 5.1.2-Channel 570W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos with Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Increase the potency of your home audio setup with this LG Hi-Res audio sound bar. Dolby Atmos provides 3-D sound that makes it feel like you're in the middle of your favorite film or TV show. Google Assistant is integrated into this LG Hi-Res audio sound bar for hands-free control.

    8 Features
  • Google Assistant built-in: Control your sound bar, entertainment center and connected home using nothing but your voice.
  • Dolby Atmos: Pairs with up-firing height channels so you hear every note, every sound and every word in stunning clarity.
  • 4K & HDR pass-through: Ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI* connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu-ray player or streaming device.
  • 570W total system power: Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 192kHz): Provides sound quality that surpasses CDs. Enjoy stunning 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • 24-bit upsampling: Automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio.
  • Wireless surround sound: Delivers audio from behind for greater depth and immersive surround sound.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Provides range and reliability to wirelessly connect your LG sound bar to your tablet, phone or other device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GregW, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic for all the summer home-releases coming!

    So I upgraded from the LG SK8Y 2.1 and virtually everything about the new 5.1.2 bar is much improved. The size, the sound quality, and particularly the AI Sound Setup are all key differences that are pretty much impossible not to notice. The SK8Y was a great little sound bar for our apartment because we couldn’t really flex with it anyway, but as soon as we moved into our new house, it straight up was simply not enough.

    Our living room is a bit small and awkward which meant that a wired 5.1 system just wasn’t practical. After spending a couple days looking around at different specs and reviews for soundbars, this became the clear choice and I don’t regret a single cent of this purchase.

    One thing to note though: we’re a pretty hardcore LG household all the way around so we definitely had added benefits of ThinQ working in tandem with everything and the sound bar working hand in hand with the LG NanoCell television so I can’t speak to how much of a difference it would make if you didn’t have the whole ThinQ household.

    Note: the first image is with the old SK8Y on top of it for scale.

    Apr 04, 2021 20:17
  • Review by Djfresh72, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful and sounds Great

    Purchased a new LG TV and it is awesome, but it sounded like a TV! I added this to the package, direct controlled through the TV, and this system brought the TV into the theater zone! I am simply ecstatic with my new LG And LG sound system! Perfect for me! The design is absolutely beautiful and looks perfect under my 65 inch TV. I love how the speakers fire up and out. Setup was a breeze. Just follow the directions and download a couple applications. The only thing thats a little tricky is if you go to switch between optical, wifi or a bluetooth device, things can be a little confusing depending on your tv audio settings. The sound is great and has AI calibration to adjust the sound perfectly to your room. The Dolby Atmos/LG Soundbar app you have to install seems very outdated and deftly needs a refresher... But that’s not too big of a deal. Just use the remote Setting it up to the Google assisted was very very easy and walked me through every step of the way. I never had a Google assisted but I am now learning all about it and using it constantly for weather and random tidbits of information. I would recommend using an optical wire or HDMI ARc because sometimes the audio can get out of sync and it is tough to adjust the delay through the application on your phone or TV

    Oct 09, 2020 14:50
  • Review by Benjamin, 10 out of 10
    Big Bar Big Sound

    What better to go with my new LG tv than a new LG soundbar. The LG SN10YG soundbar I recently picked up is pretty amazing. Firstly, the color scheme of the soundbar and woofer go hand in hand with my LG Nano Series 9 65 inch 4K set. It sits nicely right in front of the TV.

    When the soundbar first arrived, I opened it immediately and was looking forward to using it. The setup was so easy that I was plugged in and using it within 10 minutes of opening the box. The soundbar and woofer connected seamlessly right as I turned it on. Connecting the soundbar itself to my home wifi was also a breeze and took less than a couple of minutes.

    The SN10YG has this AI Room Calibration feature that can be found in the LG Wifi Speaker app. This adjusts the speaker output to better fit your room. After running this, I was able to hear a noticeable difference in the sound. The sound is really great and I just know it will make a huge difference to our movie nights. So far we’ve used it to watch various types of media via streaming services, HTPC, etc and all have been fantastic. With the inherently different audio qualities from sources such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, the SN10YG soundbar does a great job of adjusting itself as we adjust the volume on the TV. It has its own separate remote but we haven’t found the need to use beyond testing it’s upper and lower limits when we first set it up.

    On the technical side, the SN10YG has many ports available to use. It has an optical, eARC HDMI out, 2 HDMI in, and an USB-A port around back that gives you plenty of options for setting up your ultimate home theater. Bluetooth on this soundbar is a great feature, as is integration with Google Assistant. It is also a rather large soundbar but the quality it delivers is worth every inch. The remote is small and has large buttons on it, making it easy to use though the aesthetics of it could be improved.

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review

    Oct 14, 2020 23:51
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Impressive Excellence

    The LG SN10YG soundbar is impressive and excellent. Impressive in the way it blends visually into the mantel below my 65 inch 4K televison and excellent in the way that it delivers a dynamic clean response. I love the theater experience of a dark room and high quality content, and this soundbar has made me appreciate what I was missing. Hearing the embedded ambiance of stadiums and spaces, not overdone or in your face, but just right.

    Restraint is definitely harder than maximizing all of the effects, and LG has done a beautiful job with the tuning, likely with credit to Meridian. I am often up late into the night and very early mornings, so being able to clearly hear the sound at lower volume levels has been a huge win as well. The subwoofer blends in seamlessly, and the voices for the morning news are clear and crisp.

    To really get a sense of the acoustic performance of the LG SN10YG soundbar, I played a few tracks I know well. "Michigan" by the Milk Carton Kids, "Summertime (acoustic recordings) " by Miles Davis, "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilburys, and the entire "Live from Mars Unplugged" from Ben Harper. Each of these tracks are like old friends for me, I know the wrinkles on their face and the small details that I look for and enjoy in each one of them. I could not suppress the smile on my face from this listening experience. Eyes closed, I could sense the position of the musicians on the stage for the live recordings and the crisp detail in each instruments on all of them. As you would expect, the lossless recording of End of the Line was incredible and the guitars absolutely sang out. It has been impressive enough for me to find a new home for my previous reference listening device from the family room.

    All is not perfect, but the observed issues are minor and most of them should be fixable with software updates. The ability to pair a Bluetooth headset directly to the soundbar was strangely difficult and frustrating, worked around by pairing to the TV and working as expected. The stickers on the equipment in the box cheapen an otherwise beautiful finish. The remote is also a divergence from the sophisticated design and finish, with a large button design I find childish. While the sound quality quickly makes this concern fade, I am reminded each time I pick it up. In summary, absolutely a must-buy if you have a 65 inch or above and care about sound. This is a massive soundbar, but worth every penny and every inch.

    For the sake of full transparency, I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. No one has influenced my review nor asked me to change it in any way.

    Sep 23, 2020 22:20
  • Review by Millie478, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound for any household!

    This is great replacement for my 3.1 soundbar I have had for years. The unboxing experience is great, and everything is laid out in its own compartments within the box. Seeing the LG SN10YG for the first time had me thinking why is this soundbar so huge. It comes with a wall mounting templet and kit that accompanies the soundbar. The soundbar has 3 HDMI ports, USB and an optical audio connection. Two of the HDMI ports are 2.0 spec that support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos passthrough. While the HDMI E-ARC/ARC connection is 2.1 spec. The soundbar app set up was fast and easy. Download the Google Home app and follow instructions on how to activate Google assistant. I recommend downloading the LG Wi-Fi-speaker app it has helpful tools like the sound settings all at the palm of your hands. I choose to go with the AI Room Calibration setting because it automatically adjusts the sound coming out of the speaker to fill my living room. First movie I watched with the soundbar was Trolls World Tour since it has Dolby Atmos sound. I am beyond impressed at the sound quality this large soundbar produces. It is loud and you can hear the distinct sounds individually. I decided to get the rear speakers to complete the LG 7.1.2 experience. My kids decided to play their Xbox on it and while watching them I noticed that the sound while playing video games is incredibly unique. You can hear the foots steps from behind and the sound of objects passing from above you. This is my first LG soundbar. I am impressed and glad at the quality LG is offering. I would recommend the LG SN10YG to my friends and family once they hear how great it is for themselves. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion!

    Oct 15, 2020 22:11
  • Review by Jefchelemi, 6 out of 10
    Good when it works

    We bought this last year for my husband's basement man cave. Everything worked great until it didn't. He went to watch TV the other day and the sub woofer won't even connect to the sound bar. The led light doesn't even come on anymore so the sub woofer is basically dead.

    Had to contact LG customer support which is a joke and a pain all by itself. Anyways, after multiple transfers we finally got to talk to "Theresa" who is having us send it to them for them to troubleshoot, fix and send it back to us. We shall see how this goes.

    All in all it's a good system just wish it wasn't like most everything you buy nowadays that's just junk after using it a short time.

    Jun 29, 2021 11:25
  • Review by JWilly21, 10 out of 10
    Lg is where it’s at

    Needed a new soundbar. Had a JBL 3.1 before but the connection on Bluetooth in my room was very poor and needed a newer one with a better receiver. Got this LG, and have never been happier, doesn’t have that JBL Boom to it but it still rumbles the house! Never lost a connection or have any connection issues, absolutely love this soundbar!

    Feb 17, 2021 06:45
  • Review by leska1128, 10 out of 10
    An awesome addition to my Entertainment Room!

    I was looking to replace my LG SK9Y with a newer model that would provide a significant upgrade in sound for my entertainment room. Enter the LG SN10YG. Out of the box I could really tell that the build quality was a step up from my previous sound bar. It was heavier and much larger than I expected. The squared edges gave it a more modern look that isn’t intrusive . Setting up the hardware was a breeze, since I was replacing a similar sound bar and was able to use all of the same cables. Along with the eARC HDMI port, the SN10YG also has 2 HDMI ports that provide greater flexibility when setting up your AV equipment. Using Google Home to set-up the Wifi was very intuitive and also allowed me to setup Google Assistant. I also downloaded the LG Wifi Speaker app that provides all of the controls for the sound bar. This app also allowed me to setup a pair of LG SPK8 rear speakers that that allowed gave me 7.1.2 ch surround sound. The SN10YG has 5 distinct sound effects. I typically use the Standard setting for TV and and the Movie setting for everything else. This model also has AI Room Calibration feature that is found within the LG Wifi Speaker app. Using this feature adjusts the speaker output to better fit your living space. After running this a few times, I was able to hear a difference in the sound. The sound coming from the SN10YG is outstanding. The clarity is great and the surround sound effect is immersive. I strongly recommend this product. Bring your friends over and have them experience a movie playing a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, they will be blown away.

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion!

    Sep 29, 2020 14:24
  • 8.8score
    LG - 3.1.2-Channel 440W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos with Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Take your home theater system to the next level with this LG SN8YG 3.2.1 channel Hi-Res Audio soundbar. Dolby Atmos and DTS-X sound technologies provide a richer, more realistic listening experience, and the built-in Google Assistant provides hands-free control over your audio system. This LG SN8YG 3.2.1 channel HiRes- Audio soundbar features integrated Chromecast for effortless streaming.

    8 Features
  • Google Assistant built-in: Control your sound bar, entertainment center and connected home using nothing but your voice.
  • Dolby Atmos: Pairs with up-firing height channels so you hear every note, every sound and every word in stunning clarity.
  • 4K & HDR pass-through: Ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI* connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu-ray player or streaming device.
  • 440W total system power: Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): Provides sound quality that surpasses CDs. Enjoy stunning 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • 24-bit upsampling: Automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio.
  • Wireless surround sound: Delivers audio from behind for greater depth and immersive surround sound.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Provides range and reliability to wirelessly connect your LG sound bar to your tablet, phone or other device.
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  • Review by Icaras, 8 out of 10
    Solid Dolby Atmos Sound Bar that is Simple To Use

    The SN8YG is a 3.1.2 sound bar that supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and also uses Meridian Audio to help fine-tune LG’s sound bars with advanced signal processing. The SPK8-S speaker kit expands the SN8YG to a true 5.1.2 system. Setting up the additional speakers was seamless and instant. No issues here.

    It sports the same exact design and dimensions from last year, which is a sleek, brushed dark gray metal aluminum finish that perfectly matches LG's 2019-2020 OLED TVs. The SN8YG measures 41.7” long, 2.2” tall and 4.7” deep. The metal grill finely wraps around the sides in smoothly rounded edges, while discreet, touch buttons line horizontally on the top. The remote is also quite simple to use with large buttons.

    eARC support is new for the SN8YG, and allows it to receive lossless content straight from a Dolby Atmos supported TV, as well as any other connected devices to that TV. I’m happy to say it works perfectly.

    The SN8YG is also Google Voice and Chromecast compatible. I'm not a Google user myself but the 'LG Wi-Fi Speaker' app for iOS or Android is where the SN8YG can be remotely controlled and where firmware updates are downloaded. This requires a Wi-Fi connection, although the app seems quite lackluster and poor in quality, considering it's 1.5 star review for iOS.

    Sound quality is amazing and detailed with a very convincing sound field. In Blade Runner 2049, the rooftop rain scene where K and Joi are having a moment, occasional drops of water falling on metal from above the frame are produced only in the up firing drivers and gives a sense of added height into the scene. As for the low end, the subwoofer is impressive and punchy. ‘The Outpost’ precisely jolts you with every single round being fired from atop the Hum-Vee mounted machine guns. Mortor rounds and RPG explosions sound rich and powerful yet the low end doesn’t mask or muddy the mix.

    I’ve always had problems with the center channel in past LG sound bars, but it's definitely much improved here, although the problem is still slightly apparent in older content, while newer movies and TV shows are very clear. The most balanced sound field comes from Dolby Atmos content. Castlevania on Netflix is audio nirvana. The dialogue is crisp and untampered with, while bone crunches, whip snaps, magic summons, and crumbling rock are discreetly sent to the proper channels.

    The SN8YG is a solid Dolby Atmos sound bar that is very simple to use. I highly recommend it for home theater sound. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review.

    Oct 21, 2020 15:34
  • Review by Cletus, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound, small package.

    I purchased this unit because of space restrictions. I spent months researching which brand and model was best, as I'm quite an audiophile coming from a 9.1.2 THX Onkyo home theater.

    I wanted a top tier model but could not fit it in my new apartment. I decided to give this a try since it had respectable reviews and fit within my size restrictions. When I first turned it on and tested with Dolby Atmos content I was blown away that this sound could come from such a small sound bar. Atmos works excellently and it's very hard to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. Fills the room no problem and has deep, rumbling bass. I paired this with the rear surround speakers and while it's no THX system, it's more than satisfying for the price and size. I had no issues with setup, and it works flawlessly with my LG TV.

    Dec 18, 2020 13:59
  • Review by Specmoc, 8 out of 10
    Spot on

    This soundbar is spot on !! The sound is super clear and clean. Could be louder but loud enough. The height speakers (atmos) really do make a difference in the sounds coming from above and the left and right surrounds also do a good job of broadening the sound stage!

    Jul 09, 2021 18:25
  • Review by Bronenosets, 8 out of 10
    Nice general purpose sound bar

    The sound is good. Crisp, nice bass, does not distort at high volumes. There isn't much in the area of surround sound, so if you're a gamer, looking for Atmos effects, forget it. For normal people however, this is a very nice overall unit, for both movies and music. Price is high, so get it if it's on sale.

    May 07, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Ultraman, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    I was amazed by the sound of this bar. I had an old 6.1 Bose and replaced it with the LG. I was amazed by how powerful the sound that was coming from the sound bar. I bought an LG CX with and had Dolby Atmos and Vision content playing and it was amazing.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:04
  • Review by mattlee23, 8 out of 10
    worth the buy

    this lg soundbar sounds great with my new oled lg 4k tv. love the sound quality when i'm watching movies like star wars, avengers and other action movies

    Jul 20, 2021 20:49
  • Review by Patrick, 10 out of 10
    Would recommend!

    The sound bar is an awesome addition to our TV. Love listening to music as well. The only con I have is the Bluetooth disconnects everytime we turn the TV off. It's easy to reconnect but an inconvenience when you just want to sit and relax right away.

    Would recommend this to a friend.

    Mar 25, 2021 21:52
  • Review by Yaucano, 10 out of 10
    Love my soundbar from lg

    Quality sound and extremely easy too use. Love how it makes the entire room shake

    Aug 10, 2021 21:52
  • 8.8score
    LG - 2.0-Channel Soundbar with 40-Watt Digital Amplifier - Black
    Description

    Sound bars don't get much more convenient than the SK1. Its compact design brings big sound in an ideally proportioned form factor, while the reliable Bluetooth connectivity wirelessly links to compatible devices, including select LG televisions via Sound Sync. To reduce coffee table clutter, the sound bar can be controlled with the TV remote from a variety of brands.

    7 Features
  • 40W total output power (20W x 2): Provides dynamic sound.
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Sleek appearance: Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.
  • Inputs: Includes mini jack, optical digital audio and USB.
  • Remote: Enables simple operation from a distance.
  • Supports a variety of file formats: Including AAC, LPCM and AAC +, so you can enjoy your favorite media.
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  • Review by SoundbarBehindTV, 8 out of 10
    LG 2.0 Soundbar

    It is the right size sound bar to add to a 43" flat screen television. I would have liked it better if it was slightly shorter in height so it would fit directly beneath the television instead behind. I was a little surprised that it didn't fit directly beneath since both the Soundbar and television are LG products.

    Feb 13, 2021 16:55
  • Review by Adriana, 10 out of 10
    LG speaker

    Great LG speaker, easy to connect and I enjoy that I can connect it through my phone Bluetooth to listen to music.

    Jan 04, 2020 16:44
  • Review by Deandre, 10 out of 10
    Sounds Great

    I love it. It makes my movie sound so much better. Explosions sound amazing lol. And playing my music through it sounds good too. Definitely pleased with my purchase.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:42
  • Review by Ness, 2 out of 10
    Sound bar

    Doesn’t have much sound. I’m dissatisfied and I will probably take it back

    Sep 25, 2021 09:40
  • Review by Jefe99, 8 out of 10
    Perfect for an office

    Good sound bar for the price. Everyone knows flat screen speakers are terrible which almost forces you to buy a sound bar. I paired this one with a 32” tv in the office and it works perfectly. There is no sub so it’s not going to blow the doors off but definite improvement from the tv speakers. Great for office or anywhere where premium sound is not needed.

    Mar 16, 2019 10:31
  • Review by Ryladante, 10 out of 10
    Theater sound for little money!

    Bought this today for my mother for her 32 inch tv in her bedroom. The sound is immensely powerful. A lot of bass and faux surround sound. She is using it without her tv it is so good. My only complaint is when you use the volume on it there is no indication of how loud it is. Would be nice to have numbers or a gauge of some kind.

    Other than that, it is a must buy for any one whose tv is just not quite loud enough and needs that extra punch for very little money.

    Highly recommend!

    Dec 26, 2019 13:43
  • Review by Outside, 8 out of 10
    Sound system

    Good quality for the cheap price! Not that good for loud volume outside though!

    Nov 13, 2020 15:58
  • Review by Nate, 10 out of 10
    Great Value for a Room

    Great value. It has great sound for its price. It’s perfect for a room if your trying to improve your tv’s sounds quality. Would 100% recommend.

    Apr 27, 2021 14:40
  • 8.6score
    LG 5.1.2 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer, Dolby Atmos & DTS:X - Black
    Description

    Sound effects are in full effect with 5.1.2. channels. High resolution audio and Dolby Atmos enrich you in detailed sound that comes from all the right angles. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    8 Features
  • 5.1.2 channel 520W: Never Miss A Beat As You Listen, Stream, And Binge With 5.1.2 channels, 570W audio keeps you immersed in your favorite entertainment. The subwoofer combines with the bar's front height channels for room-filling sound.
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X with Upfiring Height Channels: Sound All Around You Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos pairs with up-firing height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you, even overhead.
  • Meridian Advanced Sound Technologies: Better sound together LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio, to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear-level sound.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 192kHz): Sound As It Should Be High resolution audio reproduces sound so you hear everything as you're supposed to. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — as close to the original sound as you can get.
  • Multi-Platform Support: Take Command of Your Entertainment Choose your go-to voice assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa, and and control your favorite features like Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and more through your LG Sound Bar.
  • Bluetooth 5.1: Advanced Bluetooth® is Built In Listen when and where you want. With Bluetooth 5.0, it's quick and easy to wirelessly pair to your LG Sound Bar. It's the latest version of Bluetooth, offering faster speeds and greater range.
  • 4K and HDR10 Passthrough: Connect to Amazing Picture & Sound Fewer cables with no loss of sound quality. Maintain high resolution audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your sound bar using an HDMI cable.
  • HDMI eARC: Get More From Your Entertainment Connect your TV and sound bar with just one cable. Eliminate messy cables and quickly enhance the sound of your entertainment with Dolby Audio.
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  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the LG C1 55” Only for LG ecosystem.

    First and foremost, I don’t understand why this product got the rating it did. Honestly, this is a phenomenal sound bar and this product isn’t even LG 2021 flagship and yet they NAILED IT. This soundbar is the perfect pairing to the 2021 LG OLED lineup especially the 55” LG C1. My setup is currently in a small/medium sized room, which to my ears is a perfect match.

    A little back story: My previous soundbar was the Samsung HW-N850 which was tuned by Harmon Kardon. Now I had that soundbar since 2018 and the bass and subwoofer shook my whole room and gave me that immersive ness chill. However, when I bought my LG C1 55”. There was a huge input lag/ jutter/ clipping issue it was nauseating. And what’s worse was watch 4K ultra DVDs there was no communication with the soundbar and TV it was horrendous. So I decided to upgrade- though the Samsung bar was spectacular which was my standard.

    The product: LGSP9YA is the steak to the LG C1’s red wine…… the sound is this juicy/crisp/ delicious to the ears and the TV is an astonishing ruby red marvel to the eyes to behold thus a perfect pairing.

    Features: Dolby Atmos/ DTS-X/Meridian Audio Technology/ Airplay 2/ Bluetooth 5.0/ HDMI 2.1 in and HDMI 2.1 out w/ e-ARC support/ total 520Watts of power/ 5.1.2 system/ Hi-Res Audio compatibility/ Spotify connect/ Alexa & Hey Google Support

    Audio Quality: (Broken down in parts Music/ Movie/ Dialogue) First and Foremost: it’s a MUST to do the AI room calibration in the LG soundbar app to properly analyze your room to maximize the sound signature.

    1) Music: streamed via Airplay 2 using Apple Music and Bluetooth.

    -Airplay 2 using Apple Music streams a lossless CD Quality of 16bit/ 44.1k at the moment. Pending update for Hi Res support of 24bit/ 48k is in the works via Apple. This is where I was EXTREMELY IMPRESSED with the sound quality of the soundbar. Using Airplay 2 connected via Wifi- you’re able to stream at a higher

    Quality, compared to a lossy Bluetooth stream. I tested vocals/ instrumentals the sounstage was open and to my ears it sounded sweetly crisp. Female vocals like Whitney Houston/ Celine Dion and male vocals like Andrea bocelli/ Luther Vandross was elegant/ powerful and graceful and never got sibilant to me.

    Guitar riffs from Santana/ Slash/ Price/ Jimi Hendrix sounded lively and upbeat it was like being in a concert. Now the feature that aided in this is the AI Sound Pro that tweaks the soundbar perfect to what you’re listening too. I wasn’t expecting less because Meridian is partnered with LG.

    Meridian Audio is HiFi company that’s partnered with car companies Jaguar/ Land Rover and Kia.

    The audio company can spar with Bowers & Wilkins, Burmester/ Mark Levingston/ Krell/ McIntosh/ Focal/Revel just to name a few.

    - Bluetooth 5.0: It can pair to 2 devices which is quick and easy but it’ll be a lossy signal a codec will be AAC no APT-X or APT-XHD sorry android users. It sounds good but not better than streaming Wifi.

    - Odd Factor: USB drive with FLAC or Hi-Res Files that can play 24bit/192 which this bar apparently can handle which I haven’t Tested. But judging from a mere 16bit/44.1k CD Quality wifi stream can do I can only image how it’ll sound at its fullest potential.

    Movies: Ok I’m no sound engineer so In better terms

    I would redirect to you RTINGS & Digital Trends review

    Of the product they explain the

    Mechanics of Dolby Atmos/ DTS-X and the surround features it does and overall sound signature. But for my ears with the AI room calibration is was immersive for 520W, watching shows on Disney+, Netflix that supports Dolby Atmos was spectacular to the ears. Playing 4K ultra DVDs in Dolby Atmos was INCREDIBLE and I HAD NO SYNC ISSUES or input lag….

    Dialogue: the center channel is perfect. Bar features clear sound pro that focuses in on spoken word and in the LG soundbar app it was a night mode where it placed more emphasis on dialogue.

    Now, it’s a MUST to purchase a high speed HDMI 2.1 cable I recommend Audioquest Carbon 48. YES CABLES MATTER. don’t cheap out.

    Features: This soundbar is truly loaded with some much and it’s guaranteed future proofing for about 8-10 years. The dimensions is the product of perfect for the 55 inch LG C1 OLED while having a TV STAND not wall mounted.

    Overall, I would re-purchase this again and whole heartedly recommend it.

    FYI, I was considering the Sonos Arc/ Sub combo before this since it has gotten high praise. BUT THE MAJOR factor is the seamless integration it has with the LG C1. Since it’s part of the LG ecosystem it just fitted so right with the TV. And you can maximize its fullest potentials well.

    HOWEVER, everyone’s needs/ ears and priorities are different. I know there are other sound bars that can blow this out of the water. But the LG SP9YA deserves it praise! There’s so much potential that you just need to give it chance!

    Jul 13, 2021 08:06
  • Review by AngelM, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound from the SP9YA

    The LG SP9YA 5.1.2 soundbar looks modern and sounds fantastic, I have an LG TV and they function well together, I can control both with one remote. I think if you have an HDMI arc TV it will work well too. The 520 watts sound superb, I turned only the soundbar and it sounds amazing even at max volume and the sound does not get distorted, once the subwoofer is turned on, then the sound is complete. I can hear different sounds from all over the room; this is how good the speaker is. The soundbar has different sound modes and each have a different setting for best sound, speaking of sound, the soundbar can be calibrated to make the room sound even better. I usually just have the AI Sound Pro so it knows how to adapt for the scene. The one thing I like the most is the connectivity, can use my assistant and play music from Spotify without the TV being on or my phone. I will get the rear speakers at a later date but for now it sounds great.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Bababooey, 10 out of 10
    This thing is sick.

    Paired with a 65 inch LG OLED. I use the AI sound and it is epic for games movies and sports. I always use Blade Runner as a test flick. Blows me and my neighbors away. Night mode is cool to avoid eviction. Max settings, you can blow anyone out of the space. ARC works great. I got an open box with a small ding in front for 700. I’d pay the full g. It’s that good. The thing is enormous so not sure about wall mount.

    Nov 06, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Loving our new sound bar

    Bought this to replace an aging 7.1 surround receiver and speakers. Although this is not a true surround system, the way it is designed it does an excellent job simulating surround. Sound quality is excellent. Installed with an LG TV and install and setup was quick and easy. Just a side note the sound bar is rather long so check your available space before purchasing.

    Apr 14, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Kenny, 8 out of 10
    Good Soundbar!

    The LG SP9YA has an impressive build quality, really slim and wide made of plastic, feels solid and durable with a metal grille around the sides to protect the speakers. The sub on the other hand is also made of plastic, but it’s covered with fabric which could easily get dirty or damaged. I will advise to think on your sub placement if you have kids or pets.

    The LG SP9YA offers a neutral, balanced and clean sound, it’s suitable for listening to lots of different audio contents. Despite being a 5.1.2 system, it doesn't offer a very immersive surround experience without the help of the SPK8-S surround speakers, which you can buy separately and would upgrade the system to a 7.1.2.

    Note: The surround speakers is not what you might think as completely wireless! (Speaker and power cord cable) this set is wireless from the soundbar but it uses cables to connect each speaker to a transmitter/power amplifier.

    My experience with the system after integrating the surround speaker has been really good, so I will be keeping the system thanks to its looks, balanced performance and out all current 2021 sound bars from other brands LG offers more options like audio formats, file formats, and connectivity. Is it perfect? No, So I’ll provide examples of my personal use and how it performed so you have a better idea.

    1. The LG sound bar phone app is really convenient, helpful, and easy to use when configuring settings for the bar. Once installed I ran the AI room correction, and the difference in sound to what I previously had set was really not much of a difference or maybe nothing at all.

    2. EQ Presets - A Good advice! Do not rely only on one EQ preset like the AI Sound Pro or Standard.

    TV

    I found the AI Sound Pro and Standard EQ to be good for watching news, and documental.

    Music

    When watching music videos or just listening to music of youtube or simply streaming from your phone make sure to set you EQ to music, you will find that the bar performs better and also your sub will also sound a bit deep and stronger. For those heavy bass lovers, this subwoofer it’s not for you. I played with the sub settings and while it did some changes it did not perform as strong as I have experienced with other systems at the same volume, in order to achieve a strong performance from the sub I had to raise the volume on the bar to almost its limits to get that heavy punch I wanted. I guess that’s how LG/Meridian has tuned the sub just to be balanced.

    Cinema

    If you are not playing any movies in Atmos content, then select the Cinema EQ, all sound is enhanced, and surprising I found the subwoofer also to perform really well. Due to my living room configuration being open to the kitchen I have the subwoofer right next to the sofa facing the corner of the wall in order to achieve and dispense the sound better with the sub and bass levels set to +3

    Game/Sports

    Every sound feels present and clean when you select the correct EQ for each content.

    3. Connectivity

    Here’s where I have not been able to find any solution, I have an Xbox series X connected to the bar which supports 4k pass-through, when I test 4k performance the Xbox displays everything is supported with its green checkmarks (HDR10, Dolby Vision) yet I have tried numerous 4k movies and I can only see displaying in HDR10 format, I have looked on my tv settings and everything is set to allow Dolby Vision but I never get the option to select it.

    4. Compatibility with AI Services

    I have not tried any so far.

    Jul 20, 2021 11:38
  • Review by Vics, 2 out of 10
    Scuffs Dust & Fingerprints

    Aware the reviews should reference the performance. I arrived to purchase a new SP9YA, rear channel speakers and HDMI cable. When I began to unpack it I was very displeased. The soundbar was unwrapped full of dust particles, a smudge of fingerprints and the cord was just laying there freely. The subwoofer was unwrapped as well, the cloth covering was dusty and soiled other sides had some scuffs, sticker was disturbed and the bottom of the sub had an identify ink mark. The soundbar as well had an identify white mark on it. The manuel was uncovered and very visibly used. View pictures attached. I try to take extra precautions in cleaniness and contamination and this is what I encounter. My wife just flew in for a couple of days and this ruined our movie night. Best Buy - $1100 tomorrow

    Sep 27, 2021 04:01
  • Review by Will, 6 out of 10
    Sounds Great, Requires Trial and Error, Measure

    Great sound. Pricey. Have it on the BASS setting, maxed settings, and it has me wanting more. Large sound bar may need to me measured before placement if doing so on tabletop. Lucky enough for me, my viewing angle allowed for proper clearance. Consufing, and mean CONFUSING, system to operate. As large as the bar is, you'd expect something more. BUY on a sale.

    Jun 15, 2021 16:45
  • Review by JustPosting, 8 out of 10
    Very good overall sound but so-so surround

    LG SP9YA is great for mixed usage. It's very neutral, balanced sound profile suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio. You can customize almost everything, including bass and treble adjustments to go along with other EQ presets and settings. It supports every audio format over HDMI ARC and HDMI ports, including Atmos and DTS-X. It has a great soundstage and five distinct channels where you can hear clear channel separation on the soundbar. Since there are five channels you need to worry about it down-mixing 5.1 content to stereo. However, it's not very immersive. I'm aware it would help to add the rear surround speakers but the soundbar alone does not produce a believable surround experience.

    Nov 02, 2021 11:04
  • 8.6score
    LG - 70W Wireless Rear Channel Speakers (Pair) - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your movie experiences with this 2.0-channel LG sound bar speaker kit. It produces 140W of power to blare your favorite song or movie, and it's wireless-enabled to eliminate the need for cables for a clean, uncluttered look.

    4 Features
  • 70W nominal power handling: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connects to your Wi-Fi for simple song streaming.
  • Wall-mountable design: For flexible placement options.
  • SPK8-S Compatibility: Compatible with the following 2020 LG sound bar models: SN10YG, SN9YG, SN8YG, SN7Y, SN6Y, SN5Y, GX. Also compatible with the following 2019 sound bar models: SK10Y, SK9Y, SK8Y, SK6Y and SK5Y.
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  • Review by twentyeightgreen, 10 out of 10
    Essential add-on for the LG SP8YA Soundbar

    I purchased these along with the LG SP8YA Soundbar. This actually resulted in an automatic discount to the rear speakers by purchasing them together. They paired instantly after powering them on with no issues. So far, I've had no issues with them losing their connection. The wireless receiver included with the speakers is about a foot from my soundbar.

    Note that unlike other rear speakers currently on the market with soundbars, these require a connection to traditional speaker wire. I had existing speaker wire in my ceiling and this was actually why I chose this specific model. The wires plug into the receiver and the receiver wirelessly connects to the soundbar. Other rear speakers I've seen require a connection to power instead of speaker wires. My room setup would not allow me to connect rear speakers via a power outlet.

    Overall, they sound good for rear speakers and put out more power than my previous ones. I did have to purchase some aftermarket mounts from Amazon for around $15 as these do not come with mounts (but they do have scew holes on the bottom and back of the speakers to support mounts).

    Jun 04, 2021 09:27
  • Review by JLA0341, 10 out of 10
    Truly immersive sound at an exceptional price

    I really love these speakers. They came nicely packaged with sturdy foam separating each component. The speakers themselves are really nice looking and belt from quality materials. The receiver unit is lightweight with a Sleek design. The entire setup is plug-and-play. The instructions that come with the unit are horrible so let me help you out. Unplug your compatible soundbar. You will know it's compatible if your Soundbar has a Y in it's model number. Then connect the speakers to the receiver. Then plug in the receiver. Once the receiver Powers up you'll see a red light. Then plug in your Soundbar and power it on. The Soundbar will automatically connect to the receiver. The little light on the receiver will turn green. At that point it's all set up. You can use the remote that comes with the soundbar to control the volume on your surround speakers.

    I set this up to go with my 75 Nano 90 in my bedroom. I set the surround sound speakers mounted at the end of each side of my headboard which is approximately 2 1/2 ft above my resting point. What I got out of these speakers was a whole lot more than I expected. East Shadow functions exactly as designed. The sound was crisp and clear, and really brought together my home theater. Suddenly I heard sounds of music that I hadn't previously heard, and definitely not in the way I hear it now. These LG surround sound speakers offer a true immersive audio experience at an extremely reasonable price.

    Do take note that although these are promoted as Wireless speakers, LG means Wireless from the source. The speakers still need to be connected to the receiver. The system comes with speaker wire which is very thin and not very intrusive. The wires can also be run through the wall out the bottom for a wireless look. Also, the speakers do not come with wall mounts.

    Feb 13, 2021 02:11
  • Review by ProCon, 8 out of 10
    Great Add on

    Good add on to the soundbar(3.1.2 440watts Dobly Atoms SL8YG) i got a couple of months ago. I got my on sale and would ONLY recommend if its on sale. Not really worth the full price in my opinion. These rear speakers definitely adds to the immersion.

    Jun 07, 2020 13:03
  • Review by Fajah310, 10 out of 10
    Surround sound

    They're a nice addition to go with the soundbar. They add to the experience. Since they're bluetooth, the peakers cut in and out at times.

    Sep 27, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Greatproduct, 8 out of 10
    Disappointing-several cords.

    I don’t care for the cords from the unit. In this day and age, I found it rather disappointing.

    Cannot recommend. I wish I had known it had wires. If you don’t mind the multiple cords, go for it.

    Jan 01, 2021 22:06
  • Review by Ethompp, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker

    Must buy if you have an LG sound bar. If you sub is fading in and out make sure you change the channels on your router for your 2g and 5g singnal

    Apr 10, 2021 16:54
  • Review by TravisO, 8 out of 10
    Great addition to your LG soundbar.

    I bought these to pair with my recently purchased LG SKY9 soundbar. I was considering returning it before I bought these as I didn't feel it was a worthy upgrade to my 2.1 Klipsch soundbar. These have brought the SKY9 to a new level. The surround effect is just not there without them. In fact, they should come standard with LG's top soundbars. Atmos soundtracks really come to life with them and 5.1 content sounds great as well.

    They're very easy to setup. Once you plug them in, they pair automatically and you're done. They're not truly wireless as they do require wires to be run to the speakers themselves, which might be a an issue for some.

    Overall these are a worth while upgrade for your LG soundbar as they give you true surround and add a new dimension to your movies. My only gripe is the price of admission and the fact that these should be included as standard on LG's top tier soundbar products.

    Oct 13, 2019 14:36
  • Review by Los216, 6 out of 10
    Finally

    It took 3 different pairs till I finally got a set that didn't interfere with the sub connection on my sl9yg

    Dec 15, 2019 14:12
  • 8.6score
    10
    LG
    LG 3.1.2 Channel Soundbar with Dolby Atmos - Black
    Description

    Sound effects are in full effect with audio coming at you from every angle with 5.1.2. channels, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Built-in Bluetooth® 5.1 offers faster speeds and greater range. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    10 Features
  • 3.1.2ch | 440W: Bring the Theater Home Full-on surround sound and dimensional audio brings the cinema front and center. The subwoofer immerses you in dimensional sound with 3.1.2 channels and 440W of premium sound quality.
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X with Upfiring Height Channels: Sound All Around You Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos pairs with up-firing height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you, even overhead.
  • Meridian Advanced Sound Technologies: Better sound together LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio, to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear-level sound.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): A More Lifelike Listening Experience High-Res Audio sounds closer to the real thing. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • Multi-Platform Support: Take Command of Your Entertainment Choose your go-to voice assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa, and and control your favorite features like Chromecast, AirPlay 2 and more through your LG Sound Bar.
  • Bluetooth 5.1: Advanced Bluetooth® is Built In Listen when and where you want. With Bluetooth 5.0, it's quick and easy to wirelessly pair to your LG Sound Bar. It's the latest version of Bluetooth, offering faster speeds and greater range.
  • 4K and HDR10 Passthrough: Connect to Amazing Picture & Sound Fewer cables with no loss of sound quality. Maintain high resolution audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your sound bar using an HDMI cable.
  • HDMI Earc: Get More From Your Entertainment Connect your TV and sound bar with just one cable. Eliminate messy cables and quickly enhance the sound of your entertainment with Dolby Audio.
  • TV Sound Mode Share (2021): Sounds Like A Perfect Match Pair with new LG TVs to enjoy the full potential of your TV's sound engine by outputting the AI Sound Pro technology through the sound bar speakers for audio enhancements.
  • Wireless Surround Ready: Expand Your Sound Easily connect surround sound speakers via Wi-Fi for audio that comes from all sides – putting you in the action.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BDishman, 10 out of 10
    Breeze D

    Sounds great connect to Sony 75” X85J

    Easy install and here all the surrounding sounds without the rear speakers. Do not have all the wires like the 5.1 channels. This will take it place.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:02
  • Review by Searching, 6 out of 10
    Seems like Pre-release software. Not all features

    No firmware update available. Some features are not working such as volume control using cec, power control via cec, etc. System is too new and I would recommend waiting until the new firmware is posted and all the problems fixed. Sound seems okay, but for a 3.1.2 system it really send to be lacking compared to the Vizio m51-h6 I recently had. That system has been recalled it seems like. I will give this system a week to start working correctly or it will likely be returned. For $800 I expected seamless and effortless connection to my LG CX TV

    May 02, 2021 19:31
  • Review by twentyeightgreen, 10 out of 10
    Making the leap from receiver to soundbar

    After 13 years with my beloved Pioneer Kuro 5010 plasma TV, I finally moved into the 4K world with the recent purchase of an LG GX 77" TV (which I've been very happy with so far). Because my old receiver would not support 4K or any of the new sound standards, I decided to upgrade my receiver as well. After purchasing a fairly high-end unit (NAD), I was still finding small issues with things not working the way they should. I then came to a realization that I wanted to drastically simplify my setup. I don't want my home audio to be my second hobby. After doing quite a bit of research, I decided to give soundbars a shot.

    I landed on this soundbar due to it's favorable reviews (being the same brand as my TV actually had very little to do with it) and strangely enough, width (the stand it sits on is a touch under 48", limiting my choices). I also added the optional rear speakers which BB thankfully discounted when purchased together. This was another limiting factor to my decision as I wanted to make use of my existing ceiling speaker wire. Most of the more expensive units need the rear speakers plugged in and I just don't have a good space to put speakers behind our couch to do that. This is usually because those rear speakers also have up-firing Atmos speakers.

    Setup was simple and I had zero issues with the wireless subwoofer & wireless receiver for the rear speakers pairing to the bar. With my existing floor speakers and large center speaker still in place, I powered on the soundbar and started playing music. I was truly and quite literally shocked at the sound quality! For a second, I actually thought I still had my old speakers on and had accidentally played to them instead. I had no idea something so small could deliver such a great and powerful sound. The sub is also very impressive (echoing the reviews I read). The soundbar itself also looks very sleek and modern.

    I wanted something that I could airplay my music to without turning on the TV and it works great (something that the $$ receiver couldn't do). Movies also sound as good or better than the receiver I had purchased. I've also accomplished my goal of a simple and sleek setup. No more receiver, floor speakers, giant center channel speaker, blu-ray player, and Harmony universal remote. Now we exclusively use the remote that comes with the new Apple 4K TV (where we watch a majority of our content). We keep the TV remote around in the rare cases we want to watch live sports with the HD antenna.

    To summarize, I am 100% satisfied with this soundbar (and the optional rear speakers which I recommend you pick up). I believe the next model up simply adds 2 side speakers to the bar which adds to the length (too long for our stand) and an extra $200. Otherwise, they are identical. You'll have to decide if those two extra speakers are worth $100 each.

    As far as negatives, I originally couldn't figure out how to rename the device in my AirPlay list as the steps listed in the online manual do longer seem applicable (this is probably due to changes on Apple's side). I resolved this my installing the Apple HomeKit app on my phone. After adding the bar, I was able to rename it through that app. Speaking of apps, the updated app for this soundbar is also great. Very simple interface and a vast improvement over the previous version. I've played with the various sound modes and I think they really do improve your experience depending on what you are listening to (although the default Sound AI mode also works great if you'd rather not change settings all the time). I hope that LG eventually releases an iOS widget for the app so that I can quickly switch b/w the various sound modes. For now, I've just created a Shortcut to the app as a widget instead.

    For those in a similar mindset of wanting to simplify your home theater setup, I highly recommend giving this soundbar a try. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a room full of old AV equipment I need to sell :-)

    Jun 04, 2021 08:58
  • Review by itodd, 10 out of 10
    great sound.. works very well.

    -- I haven't had a sound bar before and I paired this with the LG C1 via HDMI ARC. Everything connected extremely easily, I was wondering how the subwoofer was going to connect and upon reading instructions it had already done it on it's own. (simple Bluetooth... and it works well).

    -- It is surprisingly loud (and clear, to my ears..)..haha... I haven't gone above 28... and generally need to keep it under 20 especially when noise levels reduce outside (I live on a busy road but it quiets down at night..).

    -- I've been pleased that it 'just works'... and the only thing that's a bit confusing is how to turn the display off completely. I googled it and it seems like there must be a way, but I'm a big fan of not seeing anything on the display unless I adjust it, and... this displays something all the time.. (very, very minor and it's not super super bright, so ...this is really knit-picking(?) : )

    -- I read reviews about the "5.1.2" big brother/sister SP9YA but this came with a very good deal as a bundle and ..I'm happy with this. It's tempting to go for 5.1.2, but... going up from TV-only sound to a rockin' soundbar, I'm very happy with this.

    -- I *will* be getting the wireless speakers (from LG) and they look like a pretty good deal overall.

    ...I'd recommend this. Especially as a bundle deal with a TV.

    ...I rated quality excellent because it does what it's supposed to... it's pretty much all plastic but... it is what it is.

    Aug 03, 2021 14:22
  • Review by AC986, 10 out of 10
    Distracting Status Display. Decent Soundbar

    I probably wouldn't have purchased this soundbar had I known the Status Display cannot be turned off. This is really distracting when I am enjoying a movie in a dark room. The soundbar is connected to a C1 OLED TV and is constantly displaying "E-ARC". Even my much cheaper Vizio soundbar automatically turns its indicator off after a few seconds. LG please release a future firmware to completely turn off Status Display!

    Sound quality is quite decent for the price. Dialog can be easily heard and overall sound is clear. I don't like to mess with sound modes as they tend to sound artificial and lose some details in some way. I just leave the sound mode in the default "Standard". We also cannot change sound mode when Dolby Atmos is active. Bass is strong (and boomy) so I have to dial the sub down by -3 to -6 depending on what I am listening.

    Bluetooth pairing is very simple in my case. Within seconds my phone is paired with the soundbar and I can start streaming music to it. Music quality is quite good and I hear a lot of details.

    Wifi setup is also very easy. I downloaded LG Soundbar App and it has no problem discovering the soundbar. The app can completely replace the remote if you prefer controlling everything via the app. The app can also handle "AI Room Calibration" which I haven't tried.

    Overall this is a decent soundbar at this price point.

    Aug 08, 2021 17:17
  • Review by Hoan, 10 out of 10
    A perfect budget sound bar for LG C1 OLED and PS5.

    I was comparing the SP8YA and SP9YA to see if it's worth it to pay the extra $200 for the SP9YA. But according to Rtings, SP9YA gives poor surround sound performance but has around same ratings as the SP8YA so it's not worth it in my opinion. For that price point, you should consider the Samsung HW-Q850A instead.

    I planned to buy this and pair it with 2 LG Rear Channel Speakers.

    This is an Open Box - Satisfactory condition item btw. Upon receiving the item, the outside box was heavily damaged. The sound bar and the sub-woofer were thoroughly wrapped with cushions. They show no scratch or cosmetic damages at all. Included a remote and 2 power cables. No manuals or optical cable (not needed anyways). Setup was easy. The remote layout is simple. Bass performance is amazing, at least sounds way better than the Sony HT-S350 that I previously had. You can check the review on rtings.com for more info.

    It's highly recommended to install LG Sound Bar app on your smartphone so that you can adjust the settings.

    I don't know why but somehow I cannot change the sound mode on the remote. I must use the LG C1 remote to go to sound settings on TV in order to change the mode.

    Other than that, everything has been amazing. Overall, the quality is good. I saved a bunch of money thanks to the open box.

    Nov 08, 2021 19:46
  • Review by Lucas, 8 out of 10
    Best bang for the buck (on sale)!

    For the money it blows the competition away. I was fortunate to pick this up open box and it’s the greatest sound bar for a decent sized room. Takes a while to perfect (for ideal calibration) since the AI does a pretty good job but that’s with any sound system. Highly recommend if you want to have clear deep tones and highs as well as an abundance of options for preferences! Tons of sound modes that truly make it amazing. Would be a 5 star rating if the blasted ARC/HDMI front LED lights would turn off (see photo) unfortunately there’s way to do so, it would be perfect if it was possible.

    Nov 06, 2021 07:00
  • Review by Alej, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound WithClear Speech

    Relatively simple to set up. Make sure you read the pages that detail what each item on the remote controls. Most buttons have multiple choice sub-settings. Also be aware that the sound bar requires two (2) HMDI cables. For the best results make sure one of the cables is high speed rated and connected to the HDMI/ARC port on your TV.

    The subwoofer was easy to set up…just push the button on the back of it and it will automatically connect via Bluetooth to the sound bar…just check the button on the back of the subwoofer is glowing solid green.

    The best part of the sound bar/subwoofer is the clarity of speech settings. Too many TV shows have dialogue buried behind a too-loud music bed, making understanding speech difficult. I am in my mid 70’s and I found the sound bar to provide clear speech at a much lower volume settings, proving that it works as specified.

    Finally, a great sales price makes the purchase a no-brainer, even though it is more expensive than most sound bars.

    Oct 16, 2021 10:10
  • 8.6score
    11
    LG
    LG 5.1 Channel High-Res Audio Soundbar with DTS Virtual:X - Black
    Description

    LG partnered with Meridian Audio to bring you powerful sound that you will feel. DTS Virtual:X delivers multi-dimensional audio that puts you at the heart of the action.

    8 Features
  • 5.1ch | 440W: Stay In. Turn it Up Entertain your ears with 440W of Meridian audio delivering multi-dimensional immersive sound to snuggle up to.
  • DTS Virtual X: Immerse Yourself in the Movies You Love Hear every detail. Transform any movie, TV show or playlist into an immersive, multidimensional audio experience. DTS Virtual:X envelops the listener with Virtual Height and Virtual Surround channels, plus enhanced bass and crystal clear dialogue.
  • Meridian Advanced Sound Technologies: Better sound together LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Res Audio, to deliver a wide soundstage with quality ear-level sound.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): A More Lifelike Listening Experience High-Res Audio sounds closer to the real thing. Enjoy stunning audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • Wireless Surround Ready: Expand Your Sound Easily connect surround sound speakers via Wi-Fi for audio that comes from all sides – putting you in the action.
  • 24 Bit Upsampling: Elevate What Your Hear Your sound bar automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio. Your favorite songs have never sounded better.
  • TV Sound Mode Share (2021): Sounds Like A Perfect Match Pair with new LG TVs to enjoy the full potential of your TV's sound engine by outputting the AI Sound Pro technology through the sound bar speakers for audio enhancements.
  • Design (Sound Bar 2021): The Difference is in the Details A sound bar aesthetic that complements both your TV and home decor. Stylish wood-tone side panels, elevated controls, and premium fabric make this a speaker that looks as good as it sounds.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 720pto4K, 8 out of 10
    Many sound. Much volumes

    2 weeks in, seems fine. Not sure if the sub is putting out as much volume as it's supposed to??? Also, if your TV audio output isn't set to PCM, several settings on this don't work correctly, so keep that in mind.

    I've sat and toggled the output on the TV between the onboard speakers and this system and it's literally a whole different solarsystem of sounds quality, so make sure you pick this (or similar) up with your new 4K.

    Jul 29, 2021 11:44
  • Review by Vizio65, 10 out of 10
    Sound bar greatly increases audio quality.

    Most TVs do not have that great a sound system, mostly because internal space dictates. Adding this sound bar greatly increased the audio quality, especially the base. You can add wireless rear speakers if you desire. The other major improvement was the voice clarity. There is a dedicated center speaker which makes voices stand out more. I am very pleased with this purchase.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:58
  • Review by MovieBuffy, 10 out of 10
    Great sound bar for the money

    outstanding sound bar. was awesomely easy to setup and use

    The wife had to tell me so many times to lower the volume!!!!

    Just having the time of my life, just for info Top Gun movie is really great on these speakers!!!!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:00
  • Review by Wander, 6 out of 10
    Good but not I was looking for

    So this sound bar was good, I returned it because I was expecting more out of a 5.1 sound bar. Honestly I think anyone looking for decent sound would be happy with this but it just wasn’t as full sounding as I would have hoped, so I upgraded to the LG Sp9ya

    Jun 05, 2021 11:43
  • Review by Adii, 8 out of 10
    Sounds good

    It sounds good, but it’s kinda small for my living room, so I would be upgrading it Pretty soon and move this to smaller room.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:03
  • Review by Daboy, 6 out of 10
    Need help

    Overall sound is great i bought the sp8ks seperate but i noticed that my soundbar center speaker is very loud but my front speakers have no sound my soundbar side speakers are loud but my two fronts have no audio? Does it not come with 3 speakers up front? One center & two on the side & by side i dont mean the side of the soundbar i mean the front of soundbar left and right

    Oct 11, 2021 18:49
  • Review by SpecOps, 10 out of 10
    Excellent sound

    Really nice sound. Supplements the weaker TV speakers. Works very well with the LG SPK*-S rear speakers.

    Oct 27, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Amm12, 10 out of 10
    Excellent LG soundbar

    Am excellent LG soundbar that has really brought my OLED tv to life.

    Nov 09, 2021 07:27
  • 8.6score
    12
    LG
    LG - 7.1.4-Channel 770W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos with Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Emulate a movie theater experience at home with this LG 7.1.4-channel high-resolution sound bar. The Dolby Atmos and DTS:X features produce powerful sound, while the Meridian advanced sound technology elevates the sound, creating a wide soundstage. This LG 7.1.4-channel high-resolution sound bar boasts Google assistant for voice control and high-resolution technology for quality and accurate sound.

    17 Features
  • The Google Assistant built-in: This LG smart sound bar offers the ultimate in voice control with the Google Assistant* built-in. Just say "Ok Google" and give a command to control your sound bar, entertainment and connected home.
  • Two additional speakers: The 2.0ch rear speakers deliver audio from behind you for true physical depth of immersive, surround sound.
  • Dolby Atmos support: Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos sound technology creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around you, even overhead.**
  • 4K HDR pass-through enabled: 4K pass-through ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu Ray player or streaming device. High-speed HDMI cable required.
  • 770W total system power: Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • 220W wireless subwoofer: Efficiently transmits bass energy to the room for powerful, tight dynamic bass response.
  • Meridian Technology: LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Resolution Audio, to combine advanced signal processing and refined hardware design, creating a sound field with greater height, width and depth.
  • DTS:X support: DTS:X is an immersive audio decoder that places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a more lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience. Feel like you're in the middle of a car chase or hear a storm thundering above you.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Minimalist design: Designed to perfectly fit to your LG OLED TV.
  • Adaptive sound control: The sound bar automatically adjusts the sound level to create an ideal audio experience as you switch from action to drama to sports or when a show takes a commercial break.
  • Works with Chromecast: Cast your favorite music wirelessly from your phone's streaming apps, such as Pandora or Google Play Music. You can even group Chromecast-enabled speakers for a whole-home audio experience.
  • 24-bit upsampling: Sound bar automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format for a rich, immersive audio experience.
  • HDMI eARC: Offers higher bitrate, Hi-Res content and uncompressed Dolby Atmos audio with just one cable.
  • Remote control: Enables simple operation from a distance.
  • Wall-mountable: With the included bracket.
  • High Resolution Audio: Leading audio processing technology provides sound quality that surpasses CDs, and allows you to enjoy a stunning 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution - as close to original sound as you can get.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by lamar310, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and easy to install

    This soundbar has lived up to the hype and even exceeded my expectations. I have a home theater system in my TV room but I wanted just a soundbar for my living room to watch movies, sports, and play video games. This is a 5 star system that sounds great and was super easy to install. Here are the pros:

    - Easy to install. It took me longer to get this thing out the box then it did to get it hooked up. You run one wire to the TV and then plug it in and you will immediately get sound. The rear speakers and subwoofer are wireless so you can place them where you prefer to create your sound bubble.

    - Great sound and loud. I bought this as an upgrade from a 300 watt soundbar and this model has double the power and gets twice as loud. You get clean and clear highs combined, good mids, and with clear vocals. The bass is room filing and good especially for movies and gaming. The bass is average for music though but I'll discuss that later.

    - Rear speakers shine. Usually the rear speakers on sound bars are either weak or get drowned out by the front speakers and subwoofer but not with this system. The rear speakers are loud and enhance the sound bubble and also deliver directional sound. When watching a movie or gaming it's awesome to hear and feel sounds moving behind you, over you, and next to you.

    - Nice style and blends in and no connection issues. The soundbar is very long but it looks nice and blends in with my TV stand. No wires running across the floor or all over my living room. I've had issues with Bluetooth wireless soundbars where either the subwoofer or rear speakers cut out or lose connection. I've had 0 connection issues so far.

    No technology is perfect so to be fair and balanced here are the cons:

    - This is not a cheap system especially during a pandemic. It's worth every penny once you get it home and use it though.

    - The bass for music is average. When it comes to movies and gaming the bass is good but it can't hit that low end bass with music. I've noticed that front firing or side firing subwoofers can't hit those low end sub sounds in music. Subwoofers that fire down sound much better with music but that's not an option here. It's not a deal breaker though.

    - Out of the box sound is just ok. You will need to adjust the settings and sound profile to make the system sound great. The out of the box settings are bad and you must turn ON surround sound, adjust the sound profile to MOVIES, and turn up the individual speaker volumes. It took about 5-10 minutes to get the sound profile just right to how I prefer it.

    Bottom line...this is a great system and it's got all the newest features so it won't be outdated anytime soon. Google Assistant works as advertised and adds to the user experience. Dolby Atmos and Hi Res Audio really shine and I've experienced 0 distortion even on high volumes. I'm very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend to family or friends.

    Aug 08, 2020 09:55
  • Review by Hehjzhsjsjxkkxjcjxhjddj, 10 out of 10
    Tv

    Soooooooo goodddd I love it sloop much it’s really nice

    Nov 08, 2021 22:23
  • Review by Melanie3013, 10 out of 10
    LG SN11 RG 7.1.4---770 Watts!?!? WHAT????

    So LG has definitely put out a power house!! From the unboxing and the absolute quality of the speakers. The sound is amazing. They are house shakers! No kidding, on the Bluetooth setting and with my favorite streaming device cranking, my house has a little shake to it. No matter the level the sound is clear as a bell. So watching the first NFL football game of the year the sound of a game are just next to none. Even with a limited crowd the surround sound was amazing. The setup of all 4 speakers were as easy as it can be. Except for getting the audio to sync, more on that in a second. The sound bar I the main brain. Once that is hooked up then everything falls into place. Setup the sound bar then plug in the subwoofer. It auto syncs to the sound bar, same with the rear speakers. So easy to set up!!!! So back to Audio sync with the TV. I had to call Samsung which is my TV brand to instruct me on how to sync audio. Very easy to do, I just didn't realize with sound bars that had to happen. Once I found that it was easy! The only thing the I had an issue with is the wall mounts. Not really a big deal but the angle of the bracket wasn't exactly 90 to the wall. So I had to bend a little to make speakers square to the wall. Over all this system is amazing. The price is pretty high but well worth it! They are House shakers!!!!!

    Sep 17, 2020 12:16
  • Review by VinB, 10 out of 10
    After 4 soundbars...this is the one!!!!

    This Dolby atmos soundbar also reads DTS. I found the sound was clearer and had better midrange than the JBL 9.1. The Netflix movie 6 Underground was the first movie I watched. Although the JBL had a larger 10" subwoofer, I felt that the LG had a much more precise lower stage which really surprised me. The Dolby Atmos aspect surrounded me with sound that was accurate and it enveloped us with an amazing sound bubble. The sound can be controlled by the app, but unfortunately, it adjusts the volume and not the tone. But maybe LG may upgrade that in the future. Music playback was great. You can choose just the soundbar, or switch to surround. Once you get use to surround sound, it will be difficult to watch anything without it. *Not all Netflix or Prime videos etc... are equal. By the way, the dimensions of my family room are 25'X17' & 9' ceilings. This is a keeper.

    Nov 20, 2020 23:54
  • Review by croutons, 6 out of 10
    Awesome sound, terrible surround implementation

    TL;DR: Awesome sounding bar. Atmos is very rich. WiFi interference not an issue (my dual-band WiFi 6 router is sitting within three feet of the bar, TV and subwoofer). With the exception of the glaring issue detailed below, this soundbar is a giant upgrade from my former setup - a discrete receiver + 5.1 speakers.

    However, a warning for those considering the bar who have an Apple TV 4K or Nintendo Switch... you aren’t getting proper surround.

    If you like to listen to your audio in "standard" mode, meaning the surround channels are reproduced per the creator's wish and not up-mixed via some surround mode, there is a glaring issue with this bar. If the bar is fed a Dolby Digital, DTS, Atmos or DTS:X bitstream (regardless of channel count), the sound will come from the speakers as expected. Rear audio is sent to the rear speakers. You should be golden and very pleased with this bar.

    However, if you send the bar 5.1 LPCM, it sends the left/right rear channels to the side-firing speakers AT THE FRONT OF YOUR ROOM. You lose true surround for virtualized surround. The only way around this is to turn on different surround "modes" or up-mixers, which generally sound awful and you aren’t getting what the director intended.

    This behavior is not a fluke - check out LG's own user manual. Page 27, standard mode, 5.1 Ch "Others" Input. "Others" essentially means LPCM.

    I confirmed today that the rear channels on non-Atmos 5.1 content from the Apple TV 4K (output via 5.1 channel LPCM instead of a Dolby bitstream, due to ATV's "Auto" setting) use the bar's front side-firing speakers instead of the wireless rears. The solution is to change your ATV's audio format/output settings from Auto (LPCM) to Dolby 5.1 (bitstream). This slightly reduces audio quality, down-mixes 7.1 content and turns off Atmos, but it makes the rears work as expected.

    When I want to watch 7.1 or Atmos content, I now have to change the ATV audio setting back to Auto for that viewing, which restores full LPCM 7.1 or Atmos to the soundbar. It's quite frustrating, but allows proper surround for the vast majority of content we watch, with the option of flipping on Atmos or 7.1 when there is a need. There is far more non-Atmos than Atmos content out there.

    Spending $1,500 on what is arguably meant to replace a full AVR, only to then reduce the sound quality from one of your sources, is incredibly frustrating. I’m considering returning it, although I do love the sound.

    As a side-note the 5.1 LPCM issue will also plague those using a Nintendo Switch or a PC/console that doesn't encode its audio to a bitstream. I'm a big Mario Kart player and was super disappointed to learn I can no longer hear my opponents coming up from behind my sofa.

    Jun 21, 2020 18:52
  • Review by Glitchy, 10 out of 10
    Excellence

    The sound is superb with it set up with my 77” LG C1 it seriously sounds and feels like the movie theater! I love it, I don’t know how you can’t love this sound. Exceeded my expectations.

    Jun 13, 2021 17:02
  • Review by Robbel, 8 out of 10
    Sounds great!

    “I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review”

    I was shocked how well they packaged the parts in the box! I could've have stomped all over the box and I bet it wouldn't have damaged anything. The manual was ok, definitely get a more in depth one on LG's website. I like the look of this sound bar, nice and sleep with a little display screen that has adjustable brightness. I will say it is large so you need to have a long wall or long tv stand. It comes with brackets to hang on the wall. The remote control is small, although I don't use it much since my prime stick remote can control it. The sound bar comes with a lot of sound features but to be honest, I prefer to manage my own like bass, how loud the front and rear speakers are, treble, etc… If you aren’t that savvy and don’t care, the pre-programmed features work well enough. I really like the fact that the rear speakers are wireless but they do have a power cord so still kind of wired. The biggest thing I don’t like is I can’t find rear speaker stands that I want to use. With the payout I have I don’t want to hang them from my wall and I don’t have a long furniture piece behind my couch that they can sit on. The rear speakers are 11.5 lbs each so a good weight and most stands don’t work. The ones that will work only allow the speakers to just sit there, they don’t lock them in so I worry my kids might knock them over accidentally if they bump into them. Guess I am going to have to take that risk. The system comes with an app that you can download. You can use it to make modifications to the features which I like. We use this system in our main room where we watch most of our TV shows, movies and listen to music when cooking. There are several pre-programmed features depending upon if you are watching sports, a movie, tv shows, listening to music, or playing video games that help enrich the sound. I was surprised how well a sound bar could work. The audio on this system is amazing and can clearly hear words when spoken!

    Sep 30, 2020 16:40
  • Review by Hayleyc925, 10 out of 10
    Exceptional Sound Quality!

    I had the opportunity to set-up and experience the LG SN11RG Soundbar with Meridian Technology. Setup of the LG SN11RG was pretty straightforward, and although most components are wireless, a power supply cord is still necessary. This may minimize your ability to position the speaker optimally. The unit is lengthy at almost 60-inches, and so it did not fit in our console cutout. However, because this soundbar houses speakers on the sides and on top of the unit, I would not have opted to put it inside anyway (afraid of sound distortion). Set-up with Google assistant made it virtually effortless for me to link this system with my Spotify and Sirius XM radio. I was somewhat disappointed that the unit came with only an optic cable, rather than an HDMI cable. Because the Dolby Atmos is only accessible through the ARC pass, an HDMI is really necessary to maximize sound experience. Despite this (I purchased my own HDMI), the LG SN11RG did not at all disappoint in regard to sound quality. As an avid technology buff, I was excited to see the Dolby Atmos come to life when this soundbar was coupled with our 86-inch LG television. The sound output with Meridian technology is crisp and clean, moreso than any previously owned soundbar. The sound enhances total television experience while bringing the picture to life with sound detail. I absolutely love watching football, as this soundbar makes me feel as though I am in the audience! Gaming with this soundbar has also been a terrific experience, as the sound simply fills the room. The most subtle sound details can be heard on the surround sound speakers-- a totally new experience for me. I do wish their was a manual knob for bass adjustment, but the system seems to be fairly adequate with self-adjusting bass and the highs/mids/low ranges. Overall, the quality, performance and audio output from the LG SN11RG Soundbar has far surpassed my every expectation. Exceptional sound quality, exceptional television!

    Sep 17, 2020 20:17
  • 8.4score
    13
    LG
    LG - 3.1-Channel 420W Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Dolby Atmos - Black
    Description

    Enhance the sound from your OLED Gallery TV with this black LG 3.1-channel soundbar. Bluetooth 4.0 allows wireless integration with your television, while the two HDMI input ports support 4K & Dolby Vision pass-through for a rich audio experience. This LG 3.1-channel soundbar features AI Sound pro for an effortless sound level control.

    7 Features
  • Dolby Atmos: Pairs with up-firing height channels so you hear every note, every sound and every word in stunning clarity.
  • 4K & HDR pass-through: Ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI* connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu-ray player or streaming device.
  • 420W total system power: Provides quality sound for your favorite movies, shows, games and music.
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit / 96kHz): Provides sound quality that surpasses CDs. Enjoy stunning 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution — closer to the original sound.
  • 24-bit upsampling: Automatically converts lower-resolution audio to a 24-bit format — the standard for high-resolution audio.
  • Wireless surround sound: Delivers audio from behind for greater depth and immersive surround sound.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Provides range and reliability to wirelessly connect your LG sound bar to your tablet, phone or other device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rotciv17, 10 out of 10
    GX SOUNDBAR

    I received my LG GX 3.1 ch soundbar and it arrived and in a big and flawless packaging. The box itself shows that it is a top notch product. The soundbar and subwoofer came nicely packaged and protected. As I opened it up I got to see how sleek the design is. The pictures do not do it justice. This is a one of kind product. Mounting was one of the easiest setups with very easy to follow instructions. It fits flush against the wall like a picture frame. It really is a thing of beauty. LG really hit tit out the park with this one. Connecting the soundbar was as easy as 1,2,3. I used the hdmi arc port and the soundbar just automatically connected. After that I plugged the subwoofer in and in a matter of seconds it connected wirelessly to the soundbar. No need to press any buttons. Its literally plug and play. Ready to go in seconds. I switched to bluetooth connectivity and It was also up and running without any issues. I decided to play a movie with great sound effects to test the limits of the GX soundbar. I chose Transformers. The sound was so immersive it felt like I was in the movie. You are able to hear every distinct sound coming from the movie. The subwoofer really puts this soundbar over the top. It sounds so clear with great bass. The combination of this soundbar and subwoofer really fills the room like a movie theater. Next I tested the soundbar by playing the new avengers video game on ps4. You literally feel every move the character is doing on screen coming from the soundbar and subwoofer. From a wall breaking or hulk doing his signature smash. You can hear every distinct sound on anything you play. While playing Spotify it literally sounds like you are having a concert in your house. In conclusion this is by far the best soundbar on the market. From a flawless sleek design to crisp and clear sound. I was blown away by the sound the GX can push from such a minimalistic design. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Pair this up with the GX oled tv and you will have the best dynamic duo on the market. If you want the best sound and picture quality on the market this is the way go. I Really do not have any complaints, I am beyond happy with this product.

    I received this product at a discounted price in exchan

    Oct 23, 2020 16:54
  • Review by Robbyrob0097, 10 out of 10
    Lg Oleg sound bar

    I have read the reviews good and bad , my experience with this sound have been nothing but good from playing movies or listening to music I have no complaints.I think that it is very important to move the subwoofer away from sound bar I have mines behind the couch.

    Apr 13, 2021 13:06
  • Review by Brookb, 6 out of 10
    Looks very nice, but average sound quality

    First things first since this is not well-documented anywhere: this GX OLED model-matching soundbar matches the width dimension of the 65 inch GX OLED only. This was perfect for me since I have that TV on the wall as well, and aestehtically it does match the GX beautifully on the wall (see pictures). That is the main selling point of this soundbar, and should be the only reason you're considering purchasing it. If you don't have a LG GX OLED, don't purchase this, there's better soundbars out there! As for the negatives, the sound quality is not the greatest in the world. Specifically, ALL low frequency sounds are offloaded to the subwoofer, which means no natural bass or low frequency sound comes directly from the soundbar speakers. Part of this is just raw physics given how slim the soundbar is in order to sit flush against the wall, which makes it impossible to engineer speakers that produce satisfactory low frequencies. The downside of this, is that if you turn the volume of the subwoofer down to avoid disrupting rumble, you're also turning down low frequency in things like speech/voice as well, since the sound output is so intrinsically linked as a single engineered system. Another negative is how difficult LG makes it to find the correct smartphone app to control this unit (the one you want is LG Music Flow Bluetooth); however, once you do, the app has all the settings you'd need, including independent volume controll of the subwoofer and optional rear LG speakers (which I purchased and paired with these, and they work great). Finally, LG does not do a great job documenting which of the Sound Effects work best for certain situations. Through trial and error, I've found the "Movie" setting provides the most consistent sound quality for my 5.1 setup with the optional rear speakers (I don't particularly like how the AI effect consistently makes the rear channel quieter than it should be with non-Atmos content). Overall, these speakers look fantastic when paired with a GX OLED, but are very mediocre in every other way, which makes it hard to justify the very high price tag for average consumers.

    Sep 28, 2020 00:51
  • Review by Francis, 8 out of 10
    Good sound but not Great

    This sound Bar is good and it serves the purpose for me. I use it in my Bedroom to watch movies and Dolby Atmos and music, however it is not like my full 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos that I have in my home. But I would recommend to anyone

    Jul 12, 2021 16:05
  • Review by froddled, 6 out of 10
    Good looks, OK sound, Expensive price tag

    I bought the LG G1 OLED TV so I purchased this soundbar to pair with it. It matches the look perfectly as it is much flatter than other sound bars. The power cord has a big brick that make it hard to mount and hide the cords (I just had to stick mine behind the drywall. Sound is just OK. On many of the presets, deep and/or loud voices start to vibrate or muffle when the volume is up around 20 or so. Very expensive for the sound quality if you can't get it on sale. Easy to use though, and it really does look great with the G1 wall-mounted above it. Recommendation is for looks, not for sound quality.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Inlove, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    Love the sound that I get with this system. Plus it looks great.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Overkill, 6 out of 10
    Perfect match but poor sound

    It's okay and works fine and complements a 65in LG TV perfectly. However it's just not that powerful and the subwoofer is almost useless. Definitely not worth the expensive price. My cheaper Soundbar sounds better on my other TV. I even purchased the surround speakers extra which makes the system passable. Matching Aesthetics is the only reason to buy this soundbar.

    May 07, 2021 16:41
  • Review by busharpl, 10 out of 10
    You won't believe the sound

    Love this sound bar. It is exactly the length of a 65 inch TV. It almost looks like one unit with a tv. When I played a acapella CD of Christmas songs, it blew me away. So glad we bought this.

    Dec 04, 2020 18:29
  • 8.4score
    14
    LG
    LG 3.1.2 Channel Eclair Soundbar with Dolby Atmos® - Black
    Description

    The compact sound bar delivers immersive sound in a space-saving design. Bolstered by Dolby Atmos, 3.1.2. channels produce big bass sound with little vibration.

    9 Features
  • 3.1.2 channel | 320W Total Output Power: Small in Size, Big on Bass. Sound goes wide, bringing entertainment alive. 3.1.2 channels and 320W deliver immersive audio for small spaces.
  • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos pairs with up-firing height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you, even overhead. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Design: Dressed to Impress with A Sound to Reckon With Designed for smaller spaces, this streamlined sound bar is easy to install anywhere in the home and complements modern surroundings.
  • Wireless Surround Ready: Expand Your Sound Easily connect surround sound speakers via Wi-Fi for audio that comes from all sides – putting you in the action.
  • 4K and HDR10 Passthrough: Connect to Amazing Picture & Sound Fewer cables with no loss of sound quality. Maintain high resolution audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your sound bar using an HDMI cable.
  • Sound-field Expander: Expand Your Sound & Your Experience Get the same premium sound experience in a compact design. Sound Field Expander stretches and widens the sound beyond the speakers immediate area.
  • HDMI eARC: Get More From Your Entertainment Connect your TV and sound bar with just one cable. Eliminate messy cables and quickly enhance the sound of your entertainment with Dolby Audio.
  • TV Sound Mode Share: Sounds Like A Perfect Match Pair with new LG TVs to enjoy the full potential of your TV's sound engine by outputting the AI Sound Pro technology through the sound bar speakers for audio enhancements.
  • Bluetooth: Connect Effortlessly with Bluetooth® Stream from wherever you are in your room. Bluetooth provides a range of sound while making it easy to wirelessly connect to your LG Sound Bar.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kaneofnfernal, 10 out of 10
    Elegant, compact, and sounds great!

    I love this soundbar! I paired it with my LG C1 OLED 65-inch and it looks and sound great! The center speakers, overhead speakers, and subwoofer levels can be set with the LG Soundbar app that you download to your mobile device. I just wish you could adjust the levels with the included remote. However, it's not a huge deal. This thing gets pretty loud for such a tiny package. I love the low-vibration subwoofer because you can hear the rumble without it causing a lot of sounds to come from the tv stand like crackling and whatnot. I put it inside of my tv stand but most people will probably put it to the side or behind it. Dolby Atmos content sounds awesome. I watched 3 movies on Netflix and was impressed with the sound quality. I think it's the coolest soundbar system out right now. Highly satisfied!

    Aug 18, 2021 12:12
  • Review by Eddie, 4 out of 10
    At this price point I do not recommend

    I have to preface that this was meant to replace a bedroom sound bar that is going out. My wife hates that I play audio loud when we sleep and the biggest hurdle is voice dialogue coming through clearly with the rest of the sound not overpowering. This speaker was to replace my Polk 2.1 voice assist mini sound bar that has since broke. This was similar in size, and seemed to have all the audio tech I was looking for. I bought this prior to any reviews as it was so new, and not being able to hear it in store for the same reason. I found it on sale, and pulled the trigger hoping it would work. I hooked everything up, which was a breeze, and tested the sound. The sound bar was not good for dialogue. It sounded great for action movies and did replicate 70-80% of what larger 5.1 systems could do, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. I ultimately returned it.

    Pros-

    1. Set up was easy as long as you only have one device you’re hooking it up to (see cons)

    2. Good sound for such a small system

    3. Minimalistic look

    4. Subwoofer was very powerful

    5. Replicates larger 5.1 systems adequately.

    Cons

    1. Only one HDMI in! Where I was using this that was ok because I was only plugging in a fire stick. Nothing else. However, if you Have a cable box AND a streaming device, well only one can hook up and deliver the highest available audio quality through the speaker. I imagine most people will have at a minimum of 2-5 devices plugging in. (Game system, streaming device, cable box, Bali ray disc players, etc.) There is an optical input, but the whole point of the high end Dolby Atmos is through HDMI.

    2. No custom audio settings. You can adjust the bass only. There are some preset audio configurations, like stadium, music, movies etc. but what about personalizing the audio? No manual settings for audio.

    3. Dialogue sounds awful. I have had other sound systems that are less than this price that deliver better dialogue and I think this goes hand in hand with limited audio settings

    4. No UI. All settings are done from the remote. The sound bar doesn’t have a digital screen to tell you what input you’re on or what setting you’re adjusting. It has little dots on the front and that is all. I get the minimalist approach to this, but for this price, I expect either a good supported app, or some basic UI.

    The overall theme here is “at this price point,” save your money and buy something else.

    Sep 18, 2021 01:14
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker set! Use sounds sync wireless!

    Great audio. Small speaker doesn’t take up much room and easily fits on my mantle. Looks and sounds great paired with my Oled on the fireplace!!

    Oct 06, 2021 10:05
  • Review by kirbo20, 2 out of 10
    Good design poor performance

    Very narrow sound stage. Sound is very similar to a smartphone and a bowl for amplification. Go with the LG SP8YA for fuller and richer sound with a much wider sound stage.

    Sep 06, 2021 17:03
  • 6.6score
    15
    LG
    LG 3.1.2 Channel Eclair Soundbar with Dolby Atmos® - White
    Description

    Designed to fit in. Sound that stands out. The compact sound bar delivers immersive sound in a space-saving design. Bolstered by Dolby Atmos, 3.1.2. channels produce big bass sound with little reverb. Available in two colors and made to fit every decor.

    7 Features
  • 3.1.2 channel | 320W Total Output Power: Small in Size, Big on Bass. Sound goes wide, bringing entertainment alive. 3.1.2 channels and 320W deliver immersive audio for small spaces.
  • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos® envelops you in sound. Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos pairs with up-firing height channels to deliver powerful, moving audio that flows all around you, even overhead. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Compact Home Décor Fabric Design: Dressed to impressed with a sound to reckon with. Premium sound and interior design go hand-in-hand with tasteful wood grain treatments and fabric wraps to match your home decor.
  • Dolby Vision, 4K and HDR10: Maintain high res audio and Dolby Vision picture quality when you connect an external source, like a streaming device or 4K Blu-ray player, to your sound bar using an HDMI cable. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Sound-field Expander: Expand Your Sound & Your Experience. Get the same premium sound experience in a compact design. Sound Field Expander stretches and widens the sound beyond the speakers immediate area.
  • HDMI eARC: Get More From Your Entertainment. Connect your TV and sound bar with just one cable. Enjoy a higher bitrate, Hi-Res content and uncompressed Dolby Atmos® with HDMI eARC. (Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.)
  • Bluetooth: Connect Effortlessly with Bluetooth® Stream from wherever you are in your room. Bluetooth provides range and reliability while making it easy to wirelessly connect to your LG Sound Bar.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kaneofnfernal, 10 out of 10
    Elegant, compact, and sounds great!

    I love this soundbar! I paired it with my LG C1 OLED 65-inch and it looks and sound great! The center speakers, overhead speakers, and subwoofer levels can be set with the LG Soundbar app that you download to your mobile device. I just wish you could adjust the levels with the included remote. However, it's not a huge deal. This thing gets pretty loud for such a tiny package. I love the low-vibration subwoofer because you can hear the rumble without it causing a lot of sounds to come from the tv stand like crackling and whatnot. I put it inside of my tv stand but most people will probably put it to the side or behind it. Dolby Atmos content sounds awesome. I watched 3 movies on Netflix and was impressed with the sound quality. I think it's the coolest soundbar system out right now. Highly satisfied!

    Aug 18, 2021 12:12
  • Review by Eddie, 4 out of 10
    At this price point I do not recommend

    I have to preface that this was meant to replace a bedroom sound bar that is going out. My wife hates that I play audio loud when we sleep and the biggest hurdle is voice dialogue coming through clearly with the rest of the sound not overpowering. This speaker was to replace my Polk 2.1 voice assist mini sound bar that has since broke. This was similar in size, and seemed to have all the audio tech I was looking for. I bought this prior to any reviews as it was so new, and not being able to hear it in store for the same reason. I found it on sale, and pulled the trigger hoping it would work. I hooked everything up, which was a breeze, and tested the sound. The sound bar was not good for dialogue. It sounded great for action movies and did replicate 70-80% of what larger 5.1 systems could do, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. I ultimately returned it.

    Pros-

    1. Set up was easy as long as you only have one device you’re hooking it up to (see cons)

    2. Good sound for such a small system

    3. Minimalistic look

    4. Subwoofer was very powerful

    5. Replicates larger 5.1 systems adequately.

    Cons

    1. Only one HDMI in! Where I was using this that was ok because I was only plugging in a fire stick. Nothing else. However, if you Have a cable box AND a streaming device, well only one can hook up and deliver the highest available audio quality through the speaker. I imagine most people will have at a minimum of 2-5 devices plugging in. (Game system, streaming device, cable box, Bali ray disc players, etc.) There is an optical input, but the whole point of the high end Dolby Atmos is through HDMI.

    2. No custom audio settings. You can adjust the bass only. There are some preset audio configurations, like stadium, music, movies etc. but what about personalizing the audio? No manual settings for audio.

    3. Dialogue sounds awful. I have had other sound systems that are less than this price that deliver better dialogue and I think this goes hand in hand with limited audio settings

    4. No UI. All settings are done from the remote. The sound bar doesn’t have a digital screen to tell you what input you’re on or what setting you’re adjusting. It has little dots on the front and that is all. I get the minimalist approach to this, but for this price, I expect either a good supported app, or some basic UI.

    The overall theme here is “at this price point,” save your money and buy something else.

    Sep 18, 2021 01:14
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker set! Use sounds sync wireless!

    Great audio. Small speaker doesn’t take up much room and easily fits on my mantle. Looks and sounds great paired with my Oled on the fireplace!!

    Oct 06, 2021 10:05
  • Review by kirbo20, 2 out of 10
    Good design poor performance

    Very narrow sound stage. Sound is very similar to a smartphone and a bowl for amplification. Go with the LG SP8YA for fuller and richer sound with a much wider sound stage.

    Sep 06, 2021 17:03
  • 6.6score