LG GX vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

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Rating 5 5

LG GX vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 comparison chart

Overall
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
7.4
6
9

LG GX vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 review

LG GX
vs
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

An affordable soundbar is always a good option to consider, so LG GX vs Denon Home Sound Bar 550 comparison definitely makes sense. Based on our rating, GX has a total rating of 6.5 out of 10 versus 7.4 for Home Sound Bar 550. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, function and power, source, demo, volume down, volume up, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the LG GX has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the Denon Home Sound Bar 550. The output power is different and equal to 420 (overall) W for the GX versus 53 (overall) W for the Home Sound Bar 550. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The GX has a wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the Home Sound Bar 550 - wired. The LG GX got our rating of 7 out of 10, and the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 4 for its audio features and specs.

Streaming services

Spotify support is available on the Home Sound Bar 550.

Connectivity

Only the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Each soundbar has 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, each of the soundbars received a rating of 8/10.

Features

App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the Home Sound Bar 550. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. For multichannel surround LG GX got a rating of 10, and Denon Home Sound Bar 550 6 out of 10.

Advantages LG GX over Denon Home Sound Bar 550

  • Separate subwoofer in package

Advantages Denon Home Sound Bar 550 over LG GX

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • Spotify support
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
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Common

Product

LG GX
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

Model

GX
Home Sound Bar 550

Brand

LG
Denon

Reviews

3
0

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, function
power, source, demo, volume down, volume up

Audio features

Built-in channels

3.1
2.1

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

420 (overall)
53 (overall)

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
has not

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
wired

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, SoundCloud

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/1

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
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
1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS HD, DTS Digital Surround

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

142 x 12.7 x 2.5/56.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
65.7x7.3x11.9/25.9x2.9x4.7

Weight, kg/pounds

4/9
3.5/7.8

Other

Release year

2020
2020
LG GX
Denon Home Sound Bar 550
LG GX
Denon Home Sound Bar 550

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