Sonos Beam vs LG SN6Y review

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Sonos Beam vs LG SN6Y comparison chart

Sonos Beam vs LG SN6Y review

Sonos Beam
vs
LG SN6Y

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so Sonos Beam vs LG SN6Y comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.2 for SN6Y. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, function, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sonos Beam has 3.0 versus 3.1 for the LG SN6Y. 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 SN6Y 7 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 Sonos Beam has 1/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/1 of the LG SN6Y. Only the SN6Y supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, 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

None of soundbars equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The soundbars do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and LG SN6Y 5 out of 10.

Advantages Sonos Beam over LG SN6Y

  • WI-FI enabled

Advantages LG SN6Y over Sonos Beam

  • Separate subwoofer in package
  • Audio return channel (HDMI ARC) support
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Common

Product

Sonos Beam
LG SN6Y

Model

Beam
SN6Y

Brand

Sonos
LG

Reviews

3034
69

General

Placement type

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

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

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

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
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

Pandora, Tuneln, Chromecast
has not

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/0
1/1

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
Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

65 x 6.8x 10/25.6 x 2.7 x 3.9
104 x 5 x 7.6/41.7 x 2.2 x 3.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
3.1/7.6

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
LG SN6Y
Sonos Beam
LG SN6Y

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 6.2
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 6.2LG SN6Y

The LG SN6Y is better soundbar in this comparison. Check LG SN6Y price

Sonos Beam competitors

LG SN6Y competitors