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Should You Buy an LG Soundbar?

Matthew
Updated 30 March 2021
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should you buy an LG Soundbar?

LG is one of the most popular soundbar brands as well as being well known for its TVs, PC monitors and optical disc drives.

If you are thinking about buying an LG soundbar then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of soundbar brands is compiled by analysing over 11,000 user and expert reviews and 370+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 500+ soundbars.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning soundbars. Their soundbars start at £66 for the SK1D which is a 2.0 soundbar and go up to £1,325 for the SK6F which is a 2.1 soundbar. The average price of a new LG soundbar is £395.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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. 2 best soundbar brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 2nd best soundbar brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
337 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
3,069 reviews
#3
Netherlands
88%
88%
134 reviews
#4
85%
85%
466 reviews
#5
Japan
84%
84%
24 reviews
#6
TCL
82%
82%
6 reviews
#7
Canton
80%
80%
102 reviews
#8
Denon
79%
79%
215 reviews
#9
Sonos
79%
79%
2,220 reviews
#10
JBL
79%
79%
61 reviews
#11
Polk Audio
78%
78%
979 reviews
#12
Japan
77%
77%
0 reviews
#13
Bose
76%
76%
1,101 reviews
#14
Orbitsound
74%
74%
36 reviews
#15
Bluesound
72%
72%
95 reviews
#16
Edifier
72%
72%
5 reviews
#17
Monitor Audio
72%
72%
2 reviews
#18
Wharfedale
71%
71%
3 reviews
#19
Klipsch
70%
70%
24 reviews
#20
Trust
70%
70%
4 reviews
#21
AVerMedia
69%
69%
14 reviews
#22
Dali
68%
68%
21 reviews
#23
DELL
United States
68%
68%
101 reviews
#24
Harman Kardon
68%
68%
22 reviews
#25
Razer
68%
68%
317 reviews
#26
Bang & Olufsen
65%
65%
25 reviews
#27
Audioengine
65%
65%
10 reviews
#28
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#29
Logik
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#30
Goodmans
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Grundig
Germany
61%
61%
0 reviews
#32
Sharp
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#33
Trevi
61%
61%
0 reviews
#34
Vision
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
Hisense
China
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Roku
59%
59%
0 reviews
#37
ConXeasy
57%
57%
0 reviews
#38
Thomson
France
57%
57%
0 reviews
#39
Promethean
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Avtex
United Kingdom
56%
56%
1 review
#41
Creative
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Lenovo
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Xenta
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
Xoro
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Naim
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
M&K
54%
54%
0 reviews
#47
Hama
54%
54%
0 reviews
#48
Reflexion
Germany
52%
52%
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 UK. 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%.

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

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
£337
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,399
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price
£395
£0 £50 £100 £150 £200 £250 £300 £350 £400 £450 £1,399
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
51
4 stars
79
3 stars
19
2 stars
2
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,689
4 stars
661
3 stars
211
2 stars
119
1 star
149
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 83% of user reviews for LG soundbars are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 86% 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 Yamaha Razer Canton
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
8 reviews
72%
17 reviews
83%
6 reviews
92%
6 reviews
CNET.com logo
77%
10 reviews
75%
13 reviews
78%
9 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
3 reviews
79%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
81%
8 reviews
whathifi.com logo
93%
3 reviews
60%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
88%
4 reviews
81%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
100%
1 review
88%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
87%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
PC Mag logo
78%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
lite-magazin.de logo
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
96%
9 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
84%
4 reviews
82%
7 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
87%
3 reviews
73%
6 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
97%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
80%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
93%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
70%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
83%
4 reviews
pc-magazin.de logo
78%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
81%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
85%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
tek.no logo
82%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
79%
146 reviews
74%
42 reviews
77%
29 reviews
61%
56 reviews
50%
6 reviews
Average
83%
211 reviews
77%
152 reviews
80%
69 reviews
72%
62 reviews
82%
56 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Soundbars Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 32 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 32 awards for its soundbars.

Compare all award winning soundbars

Number of Awards Sonos LG Yamaha Razer Canton
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
3
6
avforums.com logo
1
7
3
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
7
areadvd.de logo
2
1
6
lite-magazin.de logo
2
6
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
2
1
Techradar logo
1
3
2
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
4
i-fidelity.net logo
5
whathifi.com logo
2
1
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
1
soundandvision.com logo
3
1
CNET.com logo
4
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
1
audiovision.de logo
3
techgearlab.com logo
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
Other Expert Sites
21
8
5
37
1
Total
51
32
23
42
41

How Reliable Are LG Soundbars?

We checked over 11,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG soundbars. over 50 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
LG's LAP540 4.1 Ch 320W SoundPlate ($599.99 retail) is solidly built
gadgetreview.com
meaning there's no outboard subwoofer as the low-end drivers are built in to the speaker
avforums.com
it's a well built unit
Bestbuy.com
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
great Build Quality
amazon.co.uk
the built in speakers project dialogues clearly
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
Our speaker in our TV was broken so we were excited to get this sound bar
Walmart.com
Purchased two of these - one had a broken piece
Bestbuy.com
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 SN9YG (£599), the LG SL8YG (£449) and the LG GX (£629).

LG Dolby Atmos

LG soundbars that support Dolby Atmos include the LG SN9YG (£599), the LG SL8YG (£449) and the LG GX (£629).

LG Multiroom

LG soundbars that support Multiroom include the LG SN9YG (£599), the LG SL8YG (£449) and the LG SN11RG (£799).

LG Smart Soundbar

LG soundbars that are smart soundbar include the LG SN9YG (£599), the LG SL8YG (£449) and the LG SN11RG (£799).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG Soundbar?

LG SL6Y

£269.00
Electricshop
LG SL6Y
Buy Now
LG SL6Y
420W
WIFI
3.5kg
WEIGHT

A great mid range choice, priced at £269 is the LG SL6Y, which has a Kagoo Score of 89.

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

A powerful 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).

97
Reviews
14 Reviews
94
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG SL6Y has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 14 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the SL6Y in the UK is £269.00 and in total we found 14 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End LG Soundbar?

LG SN9YG

£599.00
Electrical Experience
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 89, but is a bit more expensive at £599.

Features We Love:
Multiroom
Dolby Atmos
Is 5.1.2 channels
Subwoofer included
Big power (520W)

The highest rated soundbar under £1,000. 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 quiet, good-looking and very easy to setup.

92
Reviews
261 Reviews
97
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
64
Value for Money
Good
89
Age
15 Months Old
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG SN9YG has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this soundbar to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the SN9YG in the UK is £599.00 and in total we found 17 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LG Soundbar?

LG SL4Y

£171.19
Amazon UK
LG SL4Y
Buy Now
LG SL4Y
300W
2.3kg
WEIGHT

At only £171.19 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the LG SL4Y makes a great budget choice.

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

A highly rated and fully featured 2.1 channels Bluetooth soundbar, with a reasonable price. It has a subwoofer included, a handheld remote control and a power of 300W and is wall mountable.

84
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
77
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
2 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG SL4Y has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SL4Y in the UK is £171.19 and in total we found 3 prices 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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