Sonos Beam vs LG SN9YG review

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Sonos Beam vs LG SN9YG comparison chart

Sonos Beam vs LG SN9YG review

Sonos Beam
vs
LG SN9YG

It makes sense comparing Sonos Beam vs LG SN9YG 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 7 for SN9YG. The competitors' control buttons are different: volume down, volume up, microphone, play/pause and power, volume down, volume up, function, play/pause, microphone, 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 5.1.2 for the LG SN9YG. 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 SN9YG 8 for its audio features and specs. Spotify support not implemented in both soundbars.

Connectivity

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 SN9YG. Only the SN9YG 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

Only the SN9YG has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the SN9YG. For multichannel surround Sonos Beam got a rating of 4, and LG SN9YG 10 out of 10.

Advantages LG SN9YG over Sonos Beam

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

Product

Sonos Beam
LG SN9YG

Model

Beam
SN9YG

Brand

Sonos
LG

Reviews

3280
18

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, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.0
5.1.2

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

520 (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, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TruHD

DTS:X

DTS (other)

has not
DTS HD, 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
121 x 5 x 12.7/48 x 2.2 x 5.7

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
5.8/13.9

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Sonos Beam
LG SN9YG
Sonos Beam
LG SN9YG

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7
  • 6Sonos Beam
  • 7LG SN9YG