If you are wondering how LG soundbars compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 500+ soundbars by objectively and impartially analysing over 5,900 user and expert reviews and 220+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.
LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at $49 for the SJ4 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,277 for the SN5Y which is a 2.1 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is $370.
LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning soundbars.
Is LG the Best Soundbar Brand?
So are LG soundbars any good? We give every soundbar a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all soundbars we are able to impartially rank all the soundbar brands.
LG is ranked the No. 1 best soundbar brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best soundbar brand out there.
Let's look at how LG soundbars compare to the other soundbar brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All soundbar Brands
There's a wide selection of LG soundbars available compared to other soundbar brands, with 20 LG soundbars currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a LG soundbar being 83%.
The average review score for a LG soundbar is 83%.
However LG soundbars tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $336
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $370
Price Distribution of LG Soundbars
What Do the LG Soundbar Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every LG soundbar to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other soundbar brands.
LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its soundbars than most other brands.
Over 88% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for LG soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 88% respectively across all Soundbar brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to LG soundbars by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other soundbar brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have LG Soundbars Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 21 industry awards for LG soundbars. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular soundbar brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 5,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG soundbars. over 40 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
80% of reviewers think LG soundbars are reliable.
So, most people think that LG soundbars are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG soundbars that mention reliability:
meaning there's no outboard subwoofer as the low-end drivers are built in to the speaker
LG's LAP540 4.1 Ch 320W SoundPlate ($599.99 retail) is solidly built
which has the subwoofer channel built in
weaker volume than the built in speakers on the TV itself
the built in speakers project dialogues clearly
Excellent Build Quality
The LG LAB540 SoundPlate is designed for those people dissatisfied with the speakers built into their TV
a pair of heavy duty rear speakers
sleek with a surprisingly minimal base (but sturdy - my cats have tested it rigorously
Poor Build Quality
I am concerned that It's broken
Features to Look Out For On LG Soundbars
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of LG soundbars that set them apart from the competition. These include 4k passthrough, Dolby Atmos and Multiroom.
If you're looking for a high end LG soundbar then the LG SN9YG takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $525.99.
Features We Love:
Is 5.1.2 channels
Big power (520W)
An excellently reviewed and fully featured 5.1.2 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar is quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.
Value for Money
Customers report that LG SN9YG has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.
LG SN9YG Review (2020) 5.1.2 Wireless Soundbar Dolby Atmos / Vision & Google Assistant
LG SN9YG UNBOXING SOUND BAR (ESPAÑOL) Parte 1
LG SN9YG REVIEW SOUND BAR (ESPAÑOL) Parte 2
Unboxing of LG SN9YG Soundbar and rear speaker kit #theinsiders
Review: LG SN9YG 5.1.2 ch 520W High Res Audio Sound Bar
LG SN9YG sound bar Dolby atmos 7.1.2 setup
The cheapest price that we could find for the SN9YG in the US is $525.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.