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LG SK5
89
Reviews
10 Reviews + 1 Award
89
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
1 Year Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a Best Buy award from Which? and an affordable price. It has a subwoofer included and a handheld remote control, is wall mountable and features Audio Return Channel (ARC). Purchasers report that this soundbar iswell-built.
Features We Love:
Big power (360W)
Subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable
Handheld remote control
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2.4kg
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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the LG SK5 number 6 across all soundbars.

85

85
Kagoo Score
89
Reviews
90
Features
76
Value for Money
83
Age

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 78%. This soundbar has received a "Best Buy" award from Which?.
At over a year old this soundbar is slightly out of date, and newer soundbars with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Big power
Has a subwoofer included
Supports Bluetooth
Wall mountable

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each soundbar by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the soundbar is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec soundbars come to market, the older soundbars will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

89
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.9 stars (10 reviews)

20%

of Customers Would Recommend
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This soundbar has received a Best Buy Award from Which?.
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What Are People Saying About the LG SK5?

Robustness
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Connectivity
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Two People Thought the LG SK5Y Was Robust

Two people thought that the LG SK5Y was well-built.

  • DONAL64 scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    DONAL64 - Johnlewis.com 22 Jan 2019
  • Macar scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    Macar - Johnlewis.com 21 Dec 2018
  • One Owner Thought it Was Good in Terms of Connectivity
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    How Good Are LG Soundbars?

    90
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Big power
    Has a subwoofer included
    Supports Bluetooth
    Wall mountable
    Has a handheld remote control
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Is 2.1 channels
    Big Power
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    The power of soundbars range from 1W to 800W, and the average power is 190W. The LG SK5's power of 360W is bigger than average when compared to most other soundbars. It is in the biggest 12% of all soundbars when ordered by this feature.

    What does "power" mean? Less Edit
    Is 2.1 Channels

    The LG SK5 has a smaller number of audio output channels than most soundbars. This LG soundbar is 2.1 channels, which is the most frequently supported audio output supported by soundbars.

    A soundbar with 2 channel support.

    What does "audio output" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Subwoofer Included
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    The LG SK5 has a subwoofer included, as do 67% of soundbars.

    What is a subwoofer included? Less Edit
    Supports Bluetooth
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    The LG SK5 supports Bluetooth, as do 93% of soundbars.

    What is Bluetooth? Less Edit
    Wall Mountable
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    The LG SK5 is wall mountable. 60% of soundbars also are wall mountable.

    What does "wall mountable" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Handheld Remote Control
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    The LG SK5 has a handheld remote control. 67% of soundbars also have a handheld remote control.

    What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit
    Features Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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    The LG SK5 features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which is unusual. 53% of soundbars do not feature Audio Return Channel (ARC).

    What is Audio Return Channel (ARC)? Less Edit
    76
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A soundbar with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the LG SK5, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This soundbar is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    LG SK5
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 2 years old. At £124.00 it is in the cheapest 35% of soundbars.

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    Value for Money of Similar Soundbars

    The chart below compares the value for money of the LG SK5 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Age

    LG SK5 Release Date

    March 2018

    Newer Soundbars Worth Considering

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    More popular

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    When Are Most New LG Soundbars Released?

    We looked at the release dates for new LG soundbars over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend.

    In March 2018, five new LG soundbars were released making it the biggest month that year for new LG soundbar releases. Four new LG soundbars were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year as well for new LG soundbar releases. In 2016 most new LG soundbars were released in March as well, with four new LG soundbars released that month.

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    How Fast Do LG Soundbar Prices Drop After Release?

    LG soundbars tend to depreciate faster than most soundbars.

    Most soundbars drop in price by 15% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, LG soundbars drop in price by 29%.

    A typical new LG soundbar costs on average £273. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £78.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the LG SK5

    QWhat is the audio output of the LG SK5?
    AThe LG SK5 is a 2.1 soundbar.
    QWhat is the power of the LG SK5?
    AThe LG SK5 is a 360 Watts soundbar.
    QDoes the LG SK5 support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the LG SK5 supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the LG SK5 feature Audio Return Channel (ARC)?
    AYes, the LG SK5 features Audio Return Channel (ARC).
    QDoes the LG SK5 have an equalizer?
    AYes, the LG SK5 has an equalizer.
    QDoes the LG SK5 feature bass reflex?
    AYes, the LG SK5 features bass reflex.
    QDoes the LG SK5 have a wireless subwoofer?
    AYes, the LG SK5 has a wireless subwoofer.
    QDoes the LG SK5 have a subwoofer included?
    AYes, the LG SK5 has a subwoofer included.
    QDoes the LG SK5 support FM radio?
    ANo, the LG SK5 does not support FM radio.
    QDoes the LG SK5 have a handheld remote control?
    AYes, the LG SK5 has a handheld remote control.
    QIs the LG SK5 wall mountable?
    AYes, the LG SK5 is wall mountable.
    QDoes the LG SK5 feature Surround Sound?
    AYes, the LG SK5 features Surround Sound.
    QWhat connection does the LG SK5 have?
    AThe LG SK5 is a wired & wireless soundbar.
    QDoes the LG SK5 have a USB port?
    AYes, the LG SK5 is a soundbar with a USB port.
    QDoes the LG SK5 support ethernet LAN?
    ANo, the LG SK5 does not support ethernet LAN.
    QDoes the LG SK5 support Near Field Communication (NFC)?
    ANo, the LG SK5 does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
    QDoes the LG SK5 support Wi-Fi?
    ANo, the LG SK5 does not support Wi-Fi.
    QWhat is the weight of the LG SK5?
    AThe LG SK5 has a weight of 2.4 kilograms.
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    LG SK5 Specification

    Key Features
    Audio Output
    Power
    Bluetooth
    Other Features
    Subwoofer Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Soundbar Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Audio
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio Decoder
    Peak Music Power Output (PMPO)
    Equalizer
    Logistics Data
    Master (Outer) Case Height
    Master (Outer) Case Length
    Master (Outer) Case Width
    Soundbar Speaker
    Tweeter Impedance
    Tweeter Diameter
    Tweeter Driver
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
    RMS Power
    Subwoofer
    Subwoofer
    Bass Reflex
    Wireless Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Impedance
    RMS Power (Subwoofer)
    Subwoofer Type
    Subwoofer Included
    Subwoofer Sensitivity
    Receiver
    Receiver Included
    Radio
    FM Radio
    Technical Details
    Handheld Remote Control
    Audio Format
    Subwoofer Driver Diameter (Imperial)
    Auto Power Off
    3D Sound
    Night Mode
    Wall Mountable
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Apple Docking Compatibility
    Colour
    Remote Control
    USB Playback
    Subwoofer Output Power
    LED Indicators
    Audio D/A Converter (DAC)
    Maximum Screen Size Compatibility
    Sound Effects
    Surround Sound
    USB Connectivity
    Main Unit Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Main Unit Weight
    Wireless Connection
    Speakers
    Ports & Interfaces
    AUX in
    Digital Audio Optical in
    Connection
    Audio (L,R) in
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Output
    HDMI in
    HDMI Port
    USB Port
    HDMI Version
    Networking
    Ethernet LAN
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth Version
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Weight & Dimensions
    Subwoofer Depth
    Package Depth
    Subwoofer Height
    Package Width
    Width
    Subwoofer Width
    Height
    Package Height
    Depth
    Subwoofer Weight
    Package Weight
    Weight
    Packaging Content
    Warranty Card
    Batteries Included
    Mounting Brackets Included
    Cables Included
    Manual
    Certificates
    Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
    Special Features
    Multiroom
    Features
    4k Passthrough
    Smart Soundbar

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    menu sk5rdgbrllk, lg sk5rdgbrllk, menu 480w, menu 200w, lg 71933, lg 480w, lg 1ch

    Barcodes

     00719192617841,  00772454069901,  08806098010097

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