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 10,000 user and expert reviews and 390+ 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 $70 for the SH4 which is a 2.1 soundbar and go up to $1,000 for the SN11 which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is $337.
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 79%.
The average review score for a LG soundbar is 79%.
However LG soundbars tend to be more expensive than most other soundbar brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst LG have a number of interesting features including 4k passthrough, Dolby Atmos and Multiroom, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $336
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $337
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 86% of expert reviews and 81% of user reviews for LG soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% 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 34 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 10,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG soundbars. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
76% 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:
LG's LAP540 4.1 Ch 320W SoundPlate ($599.99 retail) is solidly built
meaning there's no outboard subwoofer as the low-end drivers are built in to the speaker
which has the subwoofer channel built in
Excellent build quality
the build quality is excellent
Excellent Build Quality
built in wifi
The LG LAB540 SoundPlate is designed for those people dissatisfied with the speakers built into their TV
a pair of heavy duty rear speakers
The mount doesn't seem that sturdy at first
sleek with a surprisingly minimal base (but sturdy - my cats have tested it rigorously
Our speaker in our TV was broken so we were excited to get this sound bar
Poor Build Quality
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 82, but is a bit more expensive at $515.
Features We Love:
Is 5.1.2 channels
Big power (520W)
Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar has a brilliant sound quality, it's quiet and good-looking. It's a very highly rated and fully featured 5.1.2 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a fair price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Value for Money
Owners report that LG SN9YG has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 84%, based on 369 reviews.
LG SN9YG Review (2020) 5.1.2 Wireless Soundbar Dolby Atmos / Vision & Google Assistant
Unboxing LG SN9Y Soundbar
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 $515.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.