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.
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 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%.
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
Price Distribution of All Soundbars
No. Of Soundbars
Average Price £395
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 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.
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.
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:
which has the subwoofer channel built in
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
it's a well built unit
Excellent Build Quality
great Build Quality
the built in speakers project dialogues clearly
The LG LAB540 SoundPlate is designed for those people dissatisfied with the speakers built into their TV
a pair of heavy duty rear speakers
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
Purchased two of these - one had a broken piece
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.
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
Big power (420W)
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).
Value for Money
2 Years Old
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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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:
Is 5.1.2 channels
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.
Lots of Positive Reviews
Value for Money
15 Months Old
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.