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Should You Buy an LG Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 09 October 2020
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should you buy an LG Soundbar?

LG is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and tumble dryers.

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 2 user and expert reviews and 2 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular soundbars. Their soundbars start at $69 for the SJ2 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,550 for the SN11 which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is $366.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular 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.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
2 reviews
#2
88%
88%
0 reviews
#3
Bose
87%
87%
0 reviews
#4
Harman Kardon
76%
76%
0 reviews
#5
Denon
75%
75%
0 reviews
#6
Canton
74%
74%
0 reviews
#7
South Korea
72%
72%
0 reviews
#8
Bluesound
71%
71%
0 reviews
#9
VIZIO
United States
69%
69%
0 reviews
#10
Sonos
69%
69%
0 reviews
#11
Razer
69%
69%
0 reviews
#12
Japan
68%
68%
0 reviews
#13
Supersonic
United States
67%
67%
0 reviews
#14
Polk Audio
66%
66%
0 reviews
#15
Trust
65%
65%
0 reviews
#16
JBL
64%
64%
0 reviews
#17
Q Acoustics
64%
64%
0 reviews
#18
QFX
63%
63%
0 reviews
#19
Logik
United Kingdom
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
Klipsch
62%
62%
0 reviews
#21
Anker
61%
61%
0 reviews
#22
TCL
60%
60%
0 reviews
#23
Monitor Audio
58%
58%
0 reviews
#24
Lenovo
China
58%
58%
0 reviews
#25
Naim
58%
58%
0 reviews
#26
AVerMedia
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
Goodmans
55%
55%
0 reviews
#28
Wharfedale
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Creative
54%
54%
0 reviews
#30
DELL
United States
54%
54%
0 reviews
#31
Audioengine
53%
53%
0 reviews
#32
Dali
53%
53%
0 reviews
#33
Bang & Olufsen
53%
53%
0 reviews
#34
Creative Labs
53%
53%
0 reviews

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.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All soundbar Brands
LG Soundbars

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 a number of great features including 4k passthrough, Dolby Atmos and Multiroom which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a LG soundbar is 98%.

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
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$366
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,499
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.

5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Over 100% of expert reviews for LG soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 100% 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.

Average Review Score LG
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
Average
100%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for LG soundbars. This means that LG has more awards for its soundbars than any other brand. 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.

LG has more awards for its soundbars than any other brand.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards LG
Which? logo
2
Total
2

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.

LG 4k Passthrough

LG soundbars that have a 4k passthrough include the LG SL9YG ($522), the LG SL7Y ($240) and the LG SL8YG ($375).

LG Dolby Atmos

LG soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the LG SL9YG ($522), the LG SK8 ($279) and the LG SL8YG ($375).

LG Multiroom

LG soundbars that support Multiroom include the LG SL9YG ($522), the LG SL8YG ($375) and the LG SL10YG ($599).

LG Smart Soundbar

LG soundbars that are smart soundbar include the LG SL8YG ($375), the LG SL10YG ($599) and the LG SN9YG ($699).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG Soundbar?

LG SK5Y

$194.99
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LG SK5Y
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LG SK5Y
360W
2.4kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $194.99 is the LG SK5Y, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

An award winning and fully featured 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good price.

92
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LG SK5Y has marvellous expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%.

Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the SK5Y in the US is $194.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End LG Soundbar?

LG SN9YG

$699.00
Echo and Optics
LG SN9YG
Buy Now
LG SN9YG
520W
DOLBY
ATMOS
6kg
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end LG soundbar then the LG SN9YG takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at $699.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby vision
Dolby Atmos
Is 5.1 channels
Subwoofer included

A cheap and fully featured 5.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the SN9YG in the US is $699.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LG Soundbar?

LG SK1

$89.99
eBay
LG SK1
Buy Now
LG SK1
40W
2kg
WEIGHT

At only $89.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the LG SK1 makes a great budget choice.

An award winning and affordable 2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a very good spec.

93
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LG SK1 has marvellous expert reviews with an average expert rating of 100%.

Which? Best Buy

The cheapest price that we could find for the SK1 in the US is $89.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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$96.99
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$98.88
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an LG Soundbar?
Is LG the Best Soundbar Brand?
What Do the LG Soundbar Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LG Soundbars Received?
Features to Look Out For On LG Soundbars
LG 4k Passthrough
LG Dolby Atmos
LG Multiroom
LG Smart Soundbar
What is the Best Mid-Range LG Soundbar?
What is the Best High End LG Soundbar?
What is the Best Budget Choice LG Soundbar?

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