LG GX vs Sonos Arc review

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LG GX vs Sonos Arc comparison chart

LG GX vs Sonos Arc review

LG GX
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: LG GX vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The LG GX was rated 6.5, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, power, volume down, volume up, function for the GX and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. The built-in subwoofer is not implemented in any of these models. An external subwoofer can be connected to any of the units in this comparison. Rate 7 out of 10 received the LG GX for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. The Arc can play audio from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Arc. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the LG GX versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the GX, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). We rated the connectivity of the GX at 8 out of 10, while the Arc was rated 7/10. Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The Sonos Arc equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Manufacturers equipped both units with Dolby Atmos audio decoder. The GX can work with surround sound due to DTS:X support. The GX was rated 10/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages LG GX over Sonos Arc

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sonos Arc over LG GX

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG GX
Sonos Arc

Model

GX
Arc

Brand

LG
Sonos

Reviews

3
368

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, function
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG GX
Sonos Arc
LG GX
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 7Sonos Arc