The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Sonos Beam vs LG SN8YG that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, Beam has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 6.8 for SN8YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, function, 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 3.1.2 for the LG SN8YG. 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 SN8YG 7 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.
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 SN8YG. Only the SN8YG supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). For connectivity, the Beam received a rating of 6/10 versus 8/10, respectively.
App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present in each model. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the SN8YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN8YG. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and LG SN8YG 10 out of 10.