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Should You Buy an LG Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 16 December 2020
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should you buy an LG Soundbar?

LG is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and optical disc drives.

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 5,800 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 $50 for the SK1 which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to $1,497 for the SN11 which is a 7.1.4 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is $411.

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.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
973 reviews
#2
South Korea
93%
93%
438 reviews
#3
Sonos
90%
90%
1,227 reviews
#4
Bose
86%
86%
77 reviews
#5
85%
85%
393 reviews
#6
Polk Audio
83%
83%
35 reviews
#7
JBL
81%
81%
53 reviews
#8
Bluesound
77%
77%
60 reviews
#9
Denon
76%
76%
184 reviews
#10
Razer
76%
76%
313 reviews
#11
Canton
75%
75%
59 reviews
#12
Anker
75%
75%
7 reviews
#13
Harman Kardon
74%
74%
8 reviews
#14
Klipsch
72%
72%
8 reviews
#15
Audioengine
72%
72%
10 reviews
#16
Trust
70%
70%
3 reviews
#17
Netherlands
70%
70%
39 reviews
#18
Monitor Audio
69%
69%
2 reviews
#19
AVerMedia
68%
68%
14 reviews
#20
VIZIO
United States
68%
68%
0 reviews
#21
Japan
67%
67%
0 reviews
#22
Q Acoustics
67%
67%
32 reviews
#23
Supersonic
United States
66%
66%
0 reviews
#24
QFX
63%
63%
0 reviews
#25
DELL
United States
62%
62%
2 reviews
#26
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#27
Lenovo
China
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Naim
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Creative
55%
55%
0 reviews
#30
Dali
55%
55%
1 review
#31
Creative Labs
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Goodmans
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
TCL
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Bang & Olufsen
53%
53%
1 review
#35
Hama
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 better reviews than the typical soundbar brand, with the average rating of a LG soundbar being 81%.

The average review score for a LG soundbar is 81%.

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
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
$411
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,399
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 logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
36
4 stars
61
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
543
4 stars
138
3 stars
50
2 stars
23
1 star
37
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 91% and 87% 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.

Average Review Score Sonos LG Razer Yamaha Denon
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
83%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
11 reviews
76%
14 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
4 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
72%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
82%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
77%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
65%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
60%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
100%
2 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
1 review
70%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
40%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
68%
2 reviews
76%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
90%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
74%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
142 reviews
77%
27 reviews
61%
56 reviews
78%
17 reviews
70%
15 reviews
Average
84%
211 reviews
77%
110 reviews
72%
62 reviews
78%
51 reviews
72%
39 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 22 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.

LG has won 22 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Razer Yamaha Denon
Lydogbilde.no logo
6
2
3
3
avforums.com logo
2
5
3
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
areadvd.de logo
1
1
1
99mac.se logo
2
1
besteproduct.nl logo
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
EISA.eu logo
1
1
gamerspotion.de logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
16
2
37
3
5
Total
49
22
43
19
13

How Reliable Are LG Soundbars?

We checked over 5,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG soundbars. over 30 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:

RELIABLE

which has the subwoofer channel built in
goodhousekeeping.co.uk
well made product that boasts a decent set of features including support for the Music Flow multi-room system
avforums.com
LG's LAP540 4.1 Ch 320W SoundPlate ($599.99 retail) is solidly built
gadgetreview.com
I switch it over to BASS while listening to music to help get a more robust range of highs
Walmart.com
Good Build Quality
johnlewis.com
great Build Quality
amazon.co.uk
the build quality is outstanding
Bestbuy.com
built in wifi
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

The LG LAB540 SoundPlate is designed for those people dissatisfied with the speakers built into their TV
avforums.com
a pair of heavy duty rear speakers
Techradar
sleek with a surprisingly minimal base (but sturdy - my cats have tested it rigorously
Amazon
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

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 SL7Y ($240), the LG SJ5R ($250) and the LG SL9YG ($550).

LG Dolby Atmos

LG soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the LG SL9YG ($550), the LG GX ($990) and the LG SK10Y ($850).

LG Multiroom

LG soundbars that support Multiroom include the LG SL9YG ($550), the LG SK10Y ($850) and the LG SN9YG ($796).

LG Smart Soundbar

LG soundbars that are smart soundbar include the LG SN9YG ($796), the LG SL10YG ($618) and the LG SN11RG ($925).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG Soundbar?

LG SL6Y

$275.00
eBay
LG SL6Y
Buy Now
LG SL6Y
420W
WIFI
3.5kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at $275 is the LG SL6Y, which has a Kagoo Score of 80.

Features We Love:
Is 3.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (420W)
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control

A fully featured and extremely highly rated 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a good price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Multiple reviews mentioned that it's very quiet and easy to setup, and noisy.

95
Reviews
595 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG SL6Y has brilliant user reviews with 91% 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 $275.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End LG Soundbar?

LG GX

$990.00
eBay
LG GX
Buy Now
LG GX
420W
DOLBY
ATMOS
6.3kg
WEIGHT

If you're looking for a high end LG soundbar then the LG GX takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 80, but is a bit more expensive at $990.

Features We Love:
Dolby Atmos
Is 3.1 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (420W)
Supports Bluetooth

An award winning and fully featured 3.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Our review analysis indicates that it's very quiet, good-looking and well designed.

92
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LG GX has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 67% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.

Expert Reviews Recommended
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LG GX Soundbar | Unboxing & ???????????

The cheapest price that we could find for the GX in the US is $990.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LG Soundbar?

LG SN4

$234.33
eBay
LG SN4
Buy Now
LG SN4
300W
HDMI
X 1
2.1kg
WEIGHT

At only $234.33 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the LG SN4 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Subwoofer included
Big power (300W)
Supports Bluetooth
Handheld remote control
Wall mountable

A fully featured and good value for money 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC).

80
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Review Soundbar LG SN4
Review Soundbar LG SN4
Unboxing/teste soundbar Lg SN4
Unboxing/teste soundbar Lg SN4

The cheapest price that we could find for the SN4 in the US is $234.33 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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?
How Reliable Are LG Soundbars?
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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