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 480+ soundbars by objectively and impartially analysing over 3,300 user and expert reviews and 270+ 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 $850 for the SK10Y which is a 5.1.2 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is $279.
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 71%.
The average review score for a LG soundbar is 71%.
LG soundbars tend to be cheaper than most other soundbar brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst LG have a number of interesting features including 4k passthrough, Multiroom and smart soundbar, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $305
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price $279
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 78% of user reviews for LG soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 84% 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 18 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 3,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG soundbars. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG soundbar owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
83% 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:
which has the subwoofer channel built in
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
Blu-ray player built in
built in wifi
Excellent Build Quality
The LG LAB540 SoundPlate is designed for those people dissatisfied with the speakers built into their TV
Poor Build Quality
sleek with a surprisingly minimal base (but sturdy - my cats have tested it rigorously
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, Multiroom and smart soundbar.
A great mid range choice, priced at $297.42 is the LG SL6Y, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.
Features We Love:
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Big power (420W)
Is 3.1 channels
An amazingly highly rated and fully featured 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable 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 SL6Y has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.
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The cheapest price that we could find for the SL6Y in the US is $297.42 but in total we found only 1 price for it.
If you're looking for a high end LG soundbar then the LG SL8YG takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $424.99.
Features We Love:
Big power (440W)
Is 3.1 channels
Multiple reviews mentioned that this soundbar isquiet. It's a positively reviewed and fully featured 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a fair price and the latest technology. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
Value for Money
Multiple reviews mentioned that LG SL8YG has marvellous user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%.
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The cheapest price that we could find for the SL8YG in the US is $424.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.