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LG SL9YG vs Sonos Beam review

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LG SL9YG
vs
Sonos Beam

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG SL9YG vs Sonos Beam comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, SL9YG has a total rating of 7.4 out of 10 versus 5.6 for Beam. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone 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 SL9YG has 4.1.2 versus 3.0 for the Sonos Beam. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. The LG SL9YG got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Sonos Beam 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the SL9YG supports Google Play Music. Spotify support is available on the SL9YG.

Connectivity

These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The LG SL9YG has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sonos Beam. Only the SL9YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the SL9YG received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the SL9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SL9YG. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround LG SL9YG got a rating of 7, and Sonos Beam 2 out of 10.

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Common

Product

LG SL9YG
Sonos Beam

Model

SL9YG
Beam

Brand

LG
Sonos

Reviews

254
1066

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

4.1.2
3.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

500 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Tuneln, Deezer Chromecast
Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

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

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

121 x 5.5 x 14.4/48 x 2.2 x 5.7
65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/13.9
2.8/6.2
LG SL9YG
Sonos Beam
LG SL9YG
Sonos Beam

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 7.4
  • 5.6
  • 7.4LG SL9YG
  • 5.6Sonos Beam

The LG SL9YG is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SL9YG price