LG GX vs Sonos Beam review

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LG GX vs Sonos Beam comparison chart

LG GX vs Sonos Beam review

LG GX
vs
Sonos Beam

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG GX vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, GX has a total rating of 6.5 out of 10 versus 6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG GX has 3.1 versus 3.0 for the Sonos Beam. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG GX got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Sonos Beam can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG GX has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sonos Beam. Only the GX supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the GX received a rating of 8/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Beam. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the GX has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the GX. For multichannel surround LG GX got a rating of 10, and Sonos Beam 4 out of 10.

Advantages LG GX over Sonos Beam

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Sonos Beam over LG GX

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG GX
Sonos Beam

Model

GX
Beam

Brand

LG
Sonos

Reviews

3
3280

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, microphone, play/pause

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
3.0

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, 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
1/0

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
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
2.8/6.2

Other

Release year

2020
2018
LG GX
Sonos Beam
LG GX
Sonos Beam

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.5LG GX
  • 6Sonos Beam