It makes sense comparing Sonos Beam vs LG SL9YG because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 8 for SL9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 4.1.2 for the LG SL9YG. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The Sonos Beam got our rating of 6 out of 10, and the LG SL9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SL9YG. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Multi-room is only available for the LG SL9YG.
Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and LG SL9YG 8 out of 10.